Category: Guns & Gear

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Winchester Model 1886 Short Rifle

New from Winchester … The new Model 1886 features a deeply-blued receiver, barrel and lever, along with a matching blued steel end cap and steel crescent buttplate. The stock is Grade 1 walnut with an elegant satin finish. The full-length tubular magazine holds [Read More…]

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FAB Defense KPOS followup review

DoubleTapper has followed up the review did he did back in 2010 of the FAB Defense KPOS Glock Carbine Kit. DoubleTapper says … I personally find the KPOS to be both comfortable to shoot, and extremely useful. Win the new Springfield Armory XD-9 Mod.2 TFB's first [Read More…]

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Fun with guns in Afghanistan

United States, Australians, New Zealanders and Singapore soldiers got together at the Tarin Kot base in Afghanistan to play with each others toys. Army.mil reports … TARIN KOT, Afghanistan — AK-47 rifles, Squad Automatic Weapons, Steyr AUG models, M-4 [Read More…]

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SG553-US at IWA

While at IWA, I had a chance to look at some Swiss Arms rifles. They were all interesting, but the SG553 which takes AR mags definitely caught my eye. Of course, the aluminum receiver stood out also. Older Sig 55X pattern weapons had steel receivers, but they’ve [Read More…]

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Hands-On with the Beretta ARX-160

While touring the Beretta factory in northern Italy, I was able to handle a Beretta ARX-160, their newest 5.56mm carbine, and a weapon that could be considered comparable to the FNH SCAR-L. I was impressed with a number of its features, including a toolless quick-change [Read More…]