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  • THE SPAS-12, The World's Most ICONIC Shotgun

  • What Does It Sound Like To Get Shot At? Bullet Sounds Near & Far

  • You can own a belt fed, (M249S and Fightlite MCR, featuring kit setup)

    Semi automatic belt feds are an interesting topic within the non-governmental gun world. Often overlooked I find them to be a compelling choice in many ways for the average larper for a large numbers of reasons that we'll delve into in this video. Today we go over the M249S and the Fitelight MCR,...

  • The Robinson Arms XCR-L, the Mormons made their own SCAR

    The XCR-L is a very interesting rifle. This rifle was disqualified from the SCAR program on a technicality due to the fact that they forgot to include a blank firing adapter for their rifle. Had things been different I believe this rifle could have won that competition and been in heavy use by Sp...

  • The US Military's New Smart Optic that Aims For You. The XM-157

    The US Army has selected the XM-157 to work along side many new weapon systems including the X-M5 NGSW. This new optic from Vortex has a feature that ranges and calculates your exact hold to achieve first round impacts. The hold is displayed within the optic. The technology is incredible and we'r...

  • Mk14 Mod 0 EBR, The M-14 when given enough steroids to kill a horse.

    The Mk14 Mod 0 EBR is an M-14 but tricked out and ready to go. It's perhaps the most iconic rifle to have ever been fielded as games like Call of Duty propelled it to stardom. Today we take a close look at this venerable little guy and go over the good, and lots of bad when is comes to this compe...

  • Can body armor stop a 50 CAL? Could You survive if it did?

    I've always wondered if body armor could stop a 50 cal, or how many plates would be required. The more interesting question was could you survive the shot even if the plates stopped it. Today on Garand Thumb science we put this all to the test. Stay tuned.

  • The Fastest Shotgun in the World

    This shotgun has some ridiculous speed due to a fairly innovative operating mechanism. All ammo used was full power buckshot and slugs. Today we take a dive on the Genesis Arms 12, a semi automatic magazine fed shotgun that actually works. We've previously reviewed a version of this gun but due t...

  • The Best, worst machine gun. The RPD

    The RPD in many ways set the standard for Squad based LMG’s the world round. Many cues were taken from the RPD in further designs around the world. I find this to be among my favorite and yet it seems to be a fairly forgotten weapon overall. In today’s video we go over this firearm and talk about...

  • The SIG SPEAR LT in 5.56, The new rifle of the SAS and SOCOM_Gen 3 MCX

    The SIG MCX SPEAR LT in 5.56 is a soon to be released weapon that owes it's origins to both the NGSW program as well as recent SOCOM solicitations. It is the latest generation of SIG's MCX lineup of rifles and takes the weapon in a more professional direction. The SPEAR LT significantly reduces t...

  • The German Army's Service Rifle. The HK G36, a Teutonic masterpiece.

    The German Army's Service Rifle has been the G36 for quite some time. Eventually very soon it will be replaced but for now it is still the symbol of HK engineering. Today we delve into the famous rifle and talk about how it stacks up against other 5.56 intermediate caliber service rifles.

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  • Avoiding detection from your enemies. Mountain Recce (visible, IR, Thermal)

    Basic Mountain Camouflage and how to become a ghost in the mountains centers around your efficient use of camouflage. In today's video we go over basic camouflaging in three different light spectrums; visible, IR, and Thermal. I hope you enjoy the continuation of our becoming deadly in the mounta...

  • Politician claims Assault Rifles create foot wide exit wounds

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    Politicians are always claiming things, but it's not that often that we get to bruta...

  • This gun empties a full magazine in under a second. The Kriss Vector

    The Kriss Vector is a very interesting weapon. It contains a unique recoil mechanism that has the bolt traveling down with the idea being that is eliminates recoil. Today we delve into the Kriss Vector to see how it performs in the hands of me, Charlie and Administrative Results. Hope you enjoy.
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  • The M1D Sniper Rifle, the most lethal version of the M1 Garand

    The M1 / M1D was a Garand made into a Sniper Rifle. And while it filled the role as a DMR more it still did well at it's job. The M1D never saw action in WW2 or Korea and mostly saw limited service during the Vietnam War. I hope you enjoy today's video as we delve into the M1D

  • Modern 45-70 Lever Action Rifles. The Thumper V2

    The 45-70 Modern Lever Action is an odd concept. The Thumper V2 is a concoction from Mad Pig Customs that attempts to bring these ancient but formidable 45-70 guns to the modern era. To they succeed? We hope to delve into that with this video.

    00:00 Modern 45-70 Lever Action
    1:45 Lever Action Ri...

  • Urban Combat Survival CQB and Room Clearing. Urban Survival Part 2

    The Basics of Clearing a Room and CQB is both deceptively simple and grossly complex. This video won't make you an expert or even a beginner. This video serves as a primer for follow on training in room clearing and CQB. I hope you enjoy today's Part 2 of Urban Survival. Room Clearing.

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  • How to stop a Mass Shooter, Mr Dicken the hero who stopped a tragedy

    How to stop a Mass Shooter. Here at Garand Thumb we believe very strongly in the actions of Mr. Dicken and in the carrying of concealed handguns. Mr. Dicken's actions ultimately saved many lives. There is much to learn from what occurred.

    00:00 How to Stop a Mass Shooter, The Dicken drill
    2:37 Y...

  • The US Army's new Belt fed Machine gun. The M250 is replacing the M249

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    The US Army's new belt fed Machine gun the M250 will be replacing the M249 SAW, the world is changing. Today we ...

  • The PTR 91, the USA Made Copy of the HK G3 "No, we have a G3 at home"

    The PTR 91 is an American made copy of the legendary HK G3. Heckler and Koch are known for impressive engineering so the question is how does the PTR 91 compare? In today's video we put the PTR 91 through it's paces to see how it does.

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  • The Obrez, Mosin Nagant Pistol that is the most cursed of all guns

    The Obrez is without a doubt one of the worst weapons I have ever handled. It's a Mosin Nagant made into a pistol and was done as a necessity in a time and place where pistols were scarce but a concealable weapon was needed. The results was the most cursed of all guns to have ever been made. Toda...

  • Testing President Biden's 9mm "blow the lungs out the body" statement

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    President Biden's 9mm "blow your lungs out" statement is an interesting one. I feel compelled to test out such bold statements especially when they don't match up wi...

  • The Legendary 7N6 Poison bullet. How deadly is Russia's Military Ammo?

    How deadly is Russia's Military Ammo? Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan The Legendary 7N6 Poison bullet has been widely discussed for it's wild and predictable and yet unpredictable flight path once it impacts a target. There are lots of accounts of the performance and wild yawing effects ...

  • Should you use Airsoft for realistic training?

    Should you use Airsoft for training? This is a question that has literally been tearing the community apart since Airsoft came about. In today's video we talk about our recent attendance at Milsim West and what I think of Airsoft as a training tool.

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