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MG34 & Zundapp Motorcycle Together Again

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:09

Last year I posted about Dave and his beautifully restored Zundapp KS750. Click here to check out the article. Back then I had mentioned to Dave that my friend Scott has a working post sample MG34 and that we should get them together so that we can have a working machine gun on the Zundapp. […]

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Wilson Combat “Gun Guys” Video Series with Bill Wilson and Ken Hackathorn

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:00

Wilson Combat launched a video series on their YouTube channel where Bill Wilson and Ken Hackathorn talk about guns and practical shooting. The series is called Gun Guys. What makes it especially valuable is that they share their experience and tell stories from the days when practical shooting was just becoming a thing and the part […]

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Ruger’s New 3″ SP101 in .327 Fed Magnum

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:00

Ruger SP101Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced another expansion of its popular SP101 line of revolvers. The new gun has a 3″ barrel and is chambered for the .327 Federal Magnum cartridge. In a way, it is a return to the past. When the .327 Federal Magnum cartridge was announced in 2007, Ruger was ready to go […]

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US Army Now Fielding SIG SAUER M17, M18 Pistols

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:08

M17SIG SAUER announced that the United States Army was now issuing the M17 and M18 pistols to combat troops. The first to receive the new pistols is the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The new M17 and M18 pistols are variants of the striker-fired P320 pistol made by […]

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Hungarian MINIMAX 9 Pocket Pistol

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:00

This odd-looking gadget is a Hungarian pocket pistol made in the mid-’80s. It is called Minimax 9 with the digit indicating its caliber – 9mm. It was designed to be chambered in various 9mm calibers including the 9x19mm Luger, 9x17mm (.380 auto) and 9x18mm. It was fed from a 4-round non-detachable magazine. This was a manual repeater, not a […]

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Film: “Tuntematon sotilas” – The Unknown Soldier 2017

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:00

Today is December the 6:th and Finland’s Independence Day, a national public holiday to celebrate Finland’s declaration of independence from the Russian Republic in 1917. Today is also one hundred years since that original declaration and I suspect the festivities are already over going into hang overs in some places. The “Unknown soldier 2017” – […]

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Engraved Russian Firearms by Praktica of Zlatoust

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:11

Zlatust is a Russian town known for over 200-year heritage of hosting master engravers and decorators. In 1991 a company called Praktica was established in this town. A team of local master engravers has joined the newly founded company and since then they produce a number of precious metal plated and engraved items including firearms. If you […]

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PROOF Research SWITCH Multi-Caliber Rifle

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:00

PROOF Research makes a bolt action rifle called Switch which allows to relatively quickly convert it to one of the popular short action calibers by changing the barrel and bolt head. By having one high-end action and multiple barrel options you can have the same high-quality rifle for the majority of possible applications. You can configure it to […]

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The Two Way Range or How Someone is Trying to Kill You

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:30

Mortal combat has been the cause of study for military historians since the Greek teacher Herodotus. But what it is like being on a two-way shooting range? What sorts of thoughts and emotions are experienced by those who participate as Infantrymen or Law Enforcement? Myself and a friend of mine sat down and talked at […]

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Montenegrin TARA TM-4 Assault Rifle

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:20

Several days ago we wrote about the TM-9 pistol of a Montenegrin company called TARA. In this article, we’ll take a brief look at an AR-15 style rifle made by the same company. The rifle is called TARA TM-4. Although being based on the AR-15, it has some differences and improvements. Let’s take a look. One of […]

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The B&T Industries BT62 “Determinator”

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:01

B&T Industries, you know the American company not the Swiss B&T, has a new low-tech product to show off your high-tech shooting gear. “BT62 Determinator“, sounds like the latest movie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger – but it’s a laser cut piece of clear acrylic which measures groups within 1.5” diameter. As we never shoot larger groups, […]

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REDESIGN : B&T TP9 Returns To Its Roots For 2018

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 09:01

It seems that every time we start taking about unique, interesting and useful firearms in the U.S., we are also forced to discuss the irritating, irrational and unnecessary legal pitfalls that surround gun ownership. The two most referenced laws, 18 U.S.C. 922r and the National Firearms Act (NFA), can also be the most complicated to […]

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Heckler & Koch listens to you – Feedback & Survey

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:09

Everyone who ever said Heckler & Koch don’t listen now have their chance. Now’s the time to speak up, or forever be silent. Obviously there’s no guarantee they’ll listen, but at least you have a possibility to give HK some sensible answers to their questions. Questions like the ones below: What features are “mission critical” […]

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Sub-MOA groupings with the Sako TRG M10 in .308 Win and .338LM

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:00

Three holes in a paper at 100 meters. Some times these groupings come together, sometimes they don’t. In a SAKO TRG M10, considering its price and all the premium components involved in this system, you would think that the groupings would always come together We’ve tested the M10 with both the 308 Win and the […]

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Cimarron Introduces the “Laser-Engraved” 1851 Percussion Peacemaker

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 05:00

“There are two kinds of people in this world, my friend: those who like their pistols engraved, and those who don’t.” Fortunately for the former, Cimarron has added another choice to their 1851 Percussion Revolver lineup: The 1851 Navy “Laser Engraved”.  Per Cimarron: Cimarron Firearms Company “Percussion Peacemaker,” the 1851 Navy Laser Engraved By far, […]

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Russian Man’s DIY Modifications of His VEPR Super 308 Rifle

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:08

One of the popular Russian YouTube gun channels has published a video telling about a Russian guy who converted his Vepr Super 308 rifle from its original hunting configuration to a tactical one. What is interesting about this video is that this guy made most of the parts himself or adapted AR-15 parts to fit the […]

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Spike’s Tactical Launch 37mm M79

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:00

Spike’s Tactical’s have unveiled their new 37mm flare launcher. Tapping into the nostalgia factor they have built a clone of the classic Vietnam War-era 40mm grenade launcher. The M79 nicknamed the ‘blooper’ or ‘thumper’ by troops because of the characteristic sound it made when fired.   The M79 was developed in the mid 1950s and […]

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Taurus CT9G2 and CT40G2 pistol-caliber carbines

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 02:00

Side by side with the SMT9 and SMT40 submachine guns, Forjas Taurus took the opportunity to also develop pistol-caliber semi-auto carbines based on the same basic design, designated CT9G2 (Carbine Taurus 9mm Generation 2) and CT40G2 (in .40 S&W), initially targeting the U.S. and international markets, and, at a later stage, the Brazilian LE sector. […]

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Taurus SMT9C and SMT40C submachine guns: the compact ones

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:11

Together with the previously-described SMT9 (9x19mm) and SMT40 (.40 S&W) submachine guns, Forjas Taurus also created more compact versions of both, a really simple affair involving the use of a shorter (165mm instead of 200mm) barrel, with no flash hider, fitted to very same weapon body. The stockless guns, designated SMT9C and SMT40C, had an […]

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Comp-Tac Announced Holsters for New Laser Equipped S&W Shield Pistols

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:00

Comp-Tac HolsterWhen the new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistol rolled out earlier this year, one of the new factory options was an integrated Crimson Trace laser. While still new to the market, there are a lot of people buying these guns and relating positive stories about them. How well the Crimson Trace equipped guns sell […]

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