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The First 9mm: Luger P.08 Pistol

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019 11:46 AM

One of the most iconic handguns in the world is the P.08 Luger Pistol. It is the quintessential German sidearm that saw heavy use in both world wars. Of all of the weapons of the era, it remains one of the most sought after, as one of the world’s first successful semi-auto pistols. It also was the first handgun chambered in arguably the most popular handgun caliber in the world: 9mm Parabellum.

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New SIG NRA P365 in Coyote Tan

Monday, April 22nd 2019 01:27 PM

The new NRA P365 will have a special NRA serial number and includes a SIG SAUER & NRA branded P365 challenge coin. Additionally, the gun will be coyote tan and include three magazines — two 10-round mags and the popular 12-round extended mag, also in coyote tan. It’s all bundled in a polymer case.

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The Performance Center Model 686 is the next step in the evolution of a classic wheel gun.

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Rock Island Armory’s Ultra 1911: The PRO Match

Thursday, April 18th 2019 10:26 AM

The Rock Island Armory PRO Match Ultra is a super-sized version of Browning’s eternal classic, the 1911. Competition-oriented, the PRO Match has a 5” Bull Barrel and a rail-free dust cover pushing weight forward for stability. The big steel double-stack frame holds sixteen rounds of versatile .40 Smith & Wesson, a round favored by both competitors and police agencies.

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Leupold VX Freedom 3-9×40 – Review

Wednesday, April 17th 2019 12:00 PM

Leupold, in addition to having the hardest name to pronounce properly in the industry, has another distinction. They are one of the few companies that are successful at making both absolute top military grade as well as economy line scopes. While I like a $5000 dollar piece of glass as much as the next guy, it isn’t always what is in the budget. So today, we are taking a look at a new offering in the VX line, at a much more palatable MSRP of $259.00.

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Remington has been in the business of building legendary rifles for a long time. I’ve been using them for long-range shooting for years but those were heavy barreled guns focused on accuracy, not so much on practicality. Many of the requirements that shaped the scout rifle concept can be easily rolled into that of a practical bolt action rifle suitable for many uses. A rifle with some of these characteristics can be an important part of anyone’s collection, capable of taking game or even defending oneself if necessary. One of Remington’s most practical rifles is the Model Seven Threaded, which features a short, threaded barrel, a hydro-dipped synthetic stock, and a one-piece scope base.

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To get a sense of the market, I chose three scopes to test: the Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24×50, the Sightron STAC 4-20×50, and the Bushnell Nitro 6-24×50. The Vortex and the Bushnell both hit the market within the last year, so I knew I was getting the latest in terms of quality control. All three scopes can be had for under $600, and they all feature similar magnifications, dimensions, and weights. Each tube diameter measures 30mm.

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Delta S 9mm- Heir Apparent to the MP-5SD throne

Thursday, April 11th 2019 11:50 AM

Arguably the least development we have seen on new firearms is in the submachine gun arena. Once the coolest kid on the block, sub guns were a staple of counter-terrorism forces, the world over. Despite many attempts to usurp it, the MP-5 was far and away the weapon of choice. And in the MP-5 family, clearly, the MP-5SD was King. The K model has a following, and the MP5/10 ( 10mm) is the dark horse. But nothing compares to the mystic of the classic MP-5SD. The SD part of that is a German word I can’t pronounce that means “ sound suppressor”, referring to the integrated suppressor featured on that model.

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The Springfield Armory Defender Series offers their proven, reliable guns at a discounted rate for a limited time. The first pistols available in the Defender Series are the XD 4” Full Size and XD 3” Sub-Compact both in 9mm at a jaw-dropping MSRP of $339!!!

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Kimber EVO SP Custom Shop: Range Tested

Monday, April 8th 2019 12:12 PM

It wasn’t long before the new pistol starting having reliability issues. Kimber attempted to correct the issues and went so far as to recommend only specific ammunition loads in the owner’s manual. These included only 124 grain and 147 grain loads with examples being Federal Hydra-Shok, Remington Golden Saber, and Hornady TAP loads. Part of the problem could have been the short 2.7” barrel and reduced operating space in such a short slide. However, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The reputation of the Solo never recovered and Kimber discontinued the little pistol in 2017. At the same time, their Micro mini 1911 series was selling well and many thought Kimber had given up a striker fired pistol.

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