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Wilson Combat Ranger Wilson Combat has introduced their new Ranger AR Rifle Series. The new series features a lightweight billet receiver set, and a heavily tapered barrel, while retaining a light weight and match-grade accuracy. The Ranger is equipped with Wilson Combat’s M-LOK capable rail and Tactical Trigger Unit. A Wilson-SLR click adjustable gas block allows
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SIG SAUER’s Varmint & Predator Elite Performance Ammunition SIG SAUER, Inc. introduced its new line of Varmint & Predator (V&P) Elite Performance Ammunition. The V&P ammunition features copper-jacketed, yellow-tipped projectiles designed to expand on impact, with match-grade accuracy. The ammunition is available in 40gr 223 Rem, 40gr 22-250 Rem and 55gr 243 Win cartridges. The
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Approximately 17 Ukrainians were murdered per minute in the Ukrainian genocide known as the Holodomor. (The Last Road, painting by Nina Marchenko) There was a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14. Expelled former student Nicolas Cruz (who was reportedly a subject of bullying there) used a .223-caliber, one-shot-per-trigger-pull rifle (not an “automatic weapon,” as
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The Soviet PPSh-41 submachine gun played a crucial roll in the defense of Russia during the Great Patriotic War. The Soviet short sword of World War II was the Pistolet Pulyemet Shpagin-1941 (PPSh-41) submachine gun. Manufactured in huge quantities, this simple yet robust “burp gun” became the badge of the Red Army infantryman. Chambered for
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Heckler & Koch’s Maschinepistole 7 was developed as a modern Personal Defense Weapon capable of penetrating modern soft body armor. Heckler & Koch’s Maschinepistole 7 (MP7) is an ultra-light and compact Personal Defense Weapon (PDW). Developed to meet a 1989 NATO requirement to replace existing 9x19mm handguns and submachine guns, the MP7 was a direct
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The Caliber .45 M3A1 Submachine Gun is a classic American design adopted in Dec. 1944 and known as the Grease Gun. Recently I had the opportunity to handle and fire a classic American M3A1 submachine gun while filming the 2018 season of Guns&AmmoTV. We were filming on location in Uvalde, Texas at DriveTanks.com which is
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David Fortier, Field Editor for Firearms News, sits down with Paul Levy of Brownells to discuss the company’s new line of Retro Rifles. Brownells has gone from producing retro accessories/parts, to furniture, and now complete rifles. The new, retro firearms are equipped with classic variations ranging from the years 1955-1982. The Retro Rifles line includes the models BRN601, XBRNE16E1, BRN16A1,
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The Sd.Kfz. 251 provided both mobility and protection while being able to traverse difficult terrain impassable to a conventional wheeled vehicle. In part one of this three part series we did an introductory “walk around” of this classic World War II German halftrack. In part two we climbed inside, examined the crew’s compartment and learned
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In part 2 of our series we go inside the Sd.Kfz. 251 and learn how to drive this classic World War II German halftrack. In part one of this three part series we did an introductory “walk around” of this classic World War II German halftrack. In part two we climb inside, examine the crew’s
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OSG’s Joe Kriz joins Shane Coley of Team Glock to take a look at the brand’s new line of Gen5 models. The line expansion includes the G17 Gen5, G19 Gen5, G26 Gen5, and the G34 MOS Gen5. Coley shares some of the Gen5 line’s features, including the Glock Marksman Barrel, an nDLC finish, removal of
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SIG Sauer’s Pistol Product Manager Phil Strader spoke to Joe Kriz about the new SIG Sauer P365 high-capacity micro-compact pistol. This new micro-pistol is a complete redesign. The P365 has some unique features that make it a perfect everyday carry gun. The P365 features a 10+1 9mm capacity with two doublestack magazines. The P365 also features SIGLITE
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CMMG announced its MkG GUARD has been tested, and safely rated for 450 SMC. The AR15 rifle is chambered in .45 ACP, feeds from factory Glock magazines and features the Radial Delayed Blowback operating system, which works to harness the strong recoil impulse of .45 ACP. Triton first conceived the 450 SMC design in 2001.
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When was the last time you saw anyone shooting an AR-15 using iron sights? Some people think They might be obsolete, but Tarr thinks every AR should have them. Recently, I was reading a piece about elite snake-eating specwar soldiers, and the author mentioned in passing how the EOTech or Aimpoint red dot sights on
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New for 2018, Savage Arms has introduced the brand new MSR 15 rifle in Federal Premium Ammunition’s 224 Valkyrie cartridge. (Photo courtesy of Savage Arms) Savage Arms has introduced the new MSR 15 (modern sporting rifle) rifle, a platform chambered for Federal Premium Ammunition’s new 224 Valkyrie. Together, the combination of new rifle and new
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New for 2018, Federal Premium Ammunition has introduced the .224 Valkyrie cartridge, a round that reportedly brings great ballistics and superb accuracy downrange. (Photo courtesy of Federal Premium Ammunition) Drawing on its 95-year history of making top-end ammunition, Federal Premium Ammunition has introduced the new 224 Valkyrie round, a cartridge that is said to help
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Shooting accurately at long distances on a budget can be a challenge. But with a new class of 2018 long-range scopes, there are several feature-packed options that won’t break the bank. (Philip Massaro photo) Long-range shooting is very popular right now, with more people ringing steel out at 1,000 yards than ever. However, a thorough
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In my spare time, you will invariably find me tinkering on some mechanical device at my friend Tim’s shop in rural Kansas. He is a gifted mechanic and has a bewildering array of tools at his disposal. Most of the time, whether I am fiddling with my supercharged Ford or some old military air compressor,
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As I write, it is exactly one month past the Presidential election. Sales of CCW-type handguns have remained steady (Black Friday NICS checks broke another record), but sales of black rifles are slumping. I suspect this is because just about everybody who wanted to buy an AR-15 has pretty much done so, with the rush
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Relatively recent advances in optical design and construction have significantly improved the variable-power scopes of today compared to those of 15 or 20 years ago. This, in turn, has spurred interest in these highly popular designs. While there is a wide selection of non-magnified red-dot sights and fixed-power scopes to choose from, a good variable
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The world changes, the world continues to change. This is true for all things. The American public’s attitude toward firearms today is drastically different than it was just a short time ago. Back in the 1980s, concealed carry was legal in only a handful of places. Now not only is it the prevailing norm, there
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There has been an explosion of interest in the new generation of 6.5mm cartridges. While American hunters and riflemen in years past shunned the .264″ bore size, there has been an abrupt change in thinking. It seems the performance potential of this 6.5, combined with long, high ballistic coefficient projectiles, can no longer be ignored.
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The German Sd.Kfz. 251 halftrack was adopted in 1939 and served in a variety of roles throughout World War II. In part one of this three part series we take a look at the classic World War II German Sd.Kfz. 251 halftrack. An early armored personal carrier, the Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251 (Special Purpose Vehicle or Special
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If you’ve been thinking about an AR-10, you may find that the Browning BAR MK 3 DBM will do many of the same .308 jobs in a smoother, lighter package. In the early 1990s, I was visiting the Armalite factory in Geneseo, Ill. Then-company president Mark Westrom took me into a back room and said
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Ask a group of gun writers which gun you should buy for your first 1911, and there is a good chance most of them will tell you to buy the Ruger SR1911.  Actually, the same is true of Ruger’s AR-556 when the topic is buying your first AR-15, but that’s a different article.  The Ruger
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Browning has seen a lot of success with its reduced-size .380 ACP 1911s, and the beautiful Black Label Medallion Pro Full Size is one of the latest models. It is a lot of fun to shoot. People in the firearms media—writers, editors, etc.— see the same ads and press releases that the public does. However,
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