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Walther PPS M2 Product Review

  By Trampas Swanson Typically, when someone sees Walther Arms mentioned in a review, it is shortly followed by the traditional James Bond or 007 references due to a clear lack of understanding of the rich and full history of the company itself. For over 130 years, the firearms industry …

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The CZ52 Pistol

  By Mike Searson One of the most unusual designs to come from arms maker Ceská Zbrojovka (CZ) is the CZ52 pistol. Over 200,000 of these single action pistols were built between 1952 and 1954, and they served the Czech military for over 30 years. After the fall of the …

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Ideal Conceal’s Smartphone Derringer Already Making Waves

  A new firearm company, Ideal Conceal, has been thrust to the front of the gun control debate with the announcement of a smartphone shaped conceal and carry pistol. The cellphone shaped pistol consists of a double-barrelled derringer chambered in .380. When the safety is engaged or the pistol is …

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The Guns Of The Modern Pistolero

  By Seth R. Nadel Pistolero? What is a Pistolero? For our purposes, it is a person who can reasonably be called an expert with all kinds of handguns. Handed any kind of handgun, modern or historic, the Pistolero knows how to operate most of them, and he or she …

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Firearm Break-In Period: Is It Necessary?

  So you’ve got a brand new firearm, and you’re excited to get out and shoot it, but does it need to be properly “broken in” before it operates at maximum efficiency? Well for one when a firearm comes off the assembly line, it is purposefully designed to be “tight” …

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Ruger American Pistol Review

  By Trampas Swanson Throughout the history of the United States firearm industry, few names have consistently had as big an impact on the market as the Ruger Firearms Company. With iconic designs such as the Mini-14, Mark series .22 pistols and 10-22 rifles, Ruger is no stranger to setting …

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Revolvers -and- Semi-Autos

  By Seth R. Nadel Long ago (well, not that long ago, 1970) and far away (in Boston, Mass. actually), I began a career as a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator) for U.S. Customs. I was already a gun owner, competitive shooter, and CCW holder. In those days when the people …

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Generation 4 Glock 19 Review

  By Kip Staton October 2015 set another record, as far as NICS background checks are concerned. Then again, monthly NICS check records are sort of old news at this point. It’s a simple fact that people are buying more guns now than ever before, with no signs of slowing …

Four from GALCO: The Miami Classic, FLETCH, SOB and Gunsite Training Holster

  By Mike Searson Concealed Carry laws have undergone a tremendous change over the past 2 decades. Forty out of all fifty states are now considered “shall-issue.” In other words, if you are a law-abiding citizen and are not prohibited from owning a firearm, you can apply for a concealed …