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TFBTV is one of the only channels on YouTube that does not charge manufacturers for reviews. The story of The Firearm Blog starts in 2007 when it began as a blog with one rule: "Guns, Not Politics". In January 2015, we launched TFBTV.
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You (Patreon and SubscribeStar Supporters) Told me to Ask Sig This:

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NEW H&K MP5 Out Today!

Morning Everyone!

I was honored to get an email from H&K a few weeks back asking if I'd like one of the first copies of the H&K SP5K-PDW for review. I was told that the press embargo was until today, August 5, at Noon EST (i.e., right now). I made sure I had a video ready to rock by this morning.
I think I do a decent job of explaining in this video why this gun in particular is such a big deal. Basically, every civilian MP5 has been a huge flop over the past 37 years except for the SP5 they introduced in December 2019. Now, there's perhaps an even better version of that gun in the SP5K-PDW. Think of this as the SP5K from 2016 except not super lame.

It's a short barrel model but unlike the SP5K it has a paddle mag release, and a threaded and tri-lugged barrel. Popping a brace or stock on there is easy, and it's made by the  D̶w̶a̶r̶v̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶E̶r̶e̶b̶o̶r̶  same factory that makes the military/LEO contract MP5s with the same stuff.

Basically, this is a sick ass MP5, and imo the best version of it for civilians to date. I am buying my review copy. As a word of advice, I honestly would consider picking up MP5K stocks, braces, and/or VFGs if you are thinking about getting one of these because they will probably dry up after the reviews drop on this thing. RTG Parts (no affiliation with TFB) has the OEM K-grips for $29 and the OEM Choate folders for $133 if you want to get your gear now.

Check the video and let me know what you guys think. Am I freaking out over an overpriced stamped sheet metal relic or am I rightfully pumped about this gun?

- James

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Happy Monday Everyone, jk lol Mondays suck. At least let me attempt to brighten yours with some T...

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Freakin’ Finally: Mailroom #31

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If You Could Ask Sig Sauer ONE Question. . .

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Hey everyone, it’s James. It’s been a very busy few weeks. In June, I was in Oregon with Clint an...

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Sneak Preview + Updates

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Good morning TFBTV supporters - we all hope that everyone is having a great Sunday. This week is ...

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Vid for Patreon/SubStar Supporters: James' Personal Margarita Recipe

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Good evening gang, it's James with some updates for your hiney:Mailroom:Mailroom #30 is live and ...

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TFBTV Giveaway Winners: FLORIDA MAN WINS BIG

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Big Giveaway and a Video Message of Longing Affection with Appropriate Background Music

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News + Supporter Only Sneak Preview: Most Efficient Single Stack 9mm Video

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Did You Know The Firearm Blog has a Podcast? (Plus Most Efficient Guns of 2020)

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SubStar/Patreon Exclusive Video: Miles Meets with a Patron

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Hey all, I have a video coming up in the next week or so that involves about a year's worth of re...

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Hey Everyone! First, we've got a sneak preview for your beautiful supporter asses: Guns vs. Bears 3.

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Mailroom 28 Sneak Preview

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James Hosting "Viral Update" - a Daily COVID-19 Gun News Program on AllOutdoor TV


While this isn't TFBTV news per se, we figured that our supporters would like to know that James is taking a temporary gig for the next few weeks covering daily gun news and firearm policy updates on the "Viral Update", a program on AllOutdoor TV. You can check out the 2-3 minute program every day on AllOutdoor TV here:  

Since the coverage is semi-political, this program won't be running on TFBTV, so you'll have to check AllOutdoor TV for the next few weeks for the daily program.

For your TFBTV Mailroom update, the long-awaited Mailroom 28 is going to be scheduled for Sunday, March 22. 

We will give Patreon and SubscribeStar supporters a sneak preview tomorrow morning. 

Stay safe-
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TFBTV Updates: Flu-galoo Edition

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First, here's a supporter-only sneak peek at Episode 2 of the Thunder Ranch/"How to Win the Fight...

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Secret Patch Gen 1 and Gen 2 are now officially cashed out. Time for round three. Gen 2 was an aw...

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"So What's the Deal with Patreon?"

We get a lot of questions about why we can't post about gun giveaways or discount codes on Patreon from people who are unaware of their policies. TFBTV is still active on Patreon and dependent on Patreon support, so we are cautious to not violate Patreon guidelines or to be openly critical of Patreon. However, this video by Jon Patton of TGC explains why creators in this industry don't get to post certain content here, and why we have been looking to other platforms for viewer support. 

We had the exact same experience that TGC did in this video and we can vouch for the truth of the content in this TGC piece. While TGC decided to up and leave Patreon, TFB decided to comply with guidelines while opening other viewer support options that have less restrictive policies, like subscribestar.com/tfbtv

We figured this post would be the best way of explaining to everyone what "the deal with Patreon" is rather than individually responding to all of the emails.

Whether it's Patreon or not, we are incredibly thankful for your support. TFBTV can offer you completely unbiased, independent content only because of you. We don't have to shill for companies (James just shills for Glock for free...) or "shadow review" products that we receive without disclosing that we were paid for the review or that the product is from a sponsor. You'd be shocked with how common those practices are in this business. 

And yes, your rewards will track if you change platforms. We keep records. Just keep a personal record for your information, and we can go back and verify when you email [email protected] after you hit a reward tier. 

Finally, we are considering adding a $25 tier on Patreon and SubscribeStar because some of you have asked for a higher tier with additional personal rewards. What kind of rewards would you want to see at this tier? Monthly voicechat with James, DMs, Q&A sessions, exclusive videos - what would you want for a $25/mo. tier to be worth it to you? (No requests for skin-on-skin contact, DNA samples, or photographs that could constitute felonies in some southern U.S. states please).

No matter what, thank you. For some of you, Patreon is just easier to do, and that's fine. As a site, it also has the best back-end and technical features for creators. We have a relationship of mutual tolerance with the platform, and while the bulk of our patronage is coming from this site, we are dependent upon it if we want to maintain independent reviews and coverage. 

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Gun and Gear Giveaway Winners for January and February 2020 ANNOUNCED!

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