Tag: iwa

Dynamic Arms Research DAR-15

Dynamic Arms Research is a high-end German manufacturer of AR-15 rifles. DAR manufacture their own uppers, lowers, rails and muzzle brakes. They use Lothar Walther barrels and Magpul stocks and magazines.   They are chambered in .223 Rem., .300 Whisper and 6.8mm [Read More…]

Winchester Model 70 Safari Express

For dangerous game hunters, a reliable rifle is a must; having your rifle fail when a triceratops or other African game is charging you is simply not an option. Enter the Winchester Model 70 Safari Express, built on the pre-’64 action with its claw extractor for [Read More…]

Verena, Steyr-Mannlicher Engraver

Engraved firearms are incredibly popular outside the United States, and many manufacturers of high-end rifles are more than happy to grab a share of this market. Several engravers were actually working while at the show, but none looked quite like Verena of Steyr, who [Read More…]

New KRISS Sphinx Pistols at IWA

Perhaps the most impressive booths at IWA came from Switzerland – KRISS Group and RWS went all-out with details such as live music, waitresses serving free alcohol, and Swiss chocolate being handed out like, well, candy. While I didn’t spend much time at [Read More…]

Benelli MR1 rifle critique

Benelli’s MR1 is a development of their ARGO rifle (sold in the United States as the R1), which is itself related to the excellent Benelli M4 shotgun, in use by the US Marine Corps as the M1014. While the M4 makes good use of the ARGO gas system and offers a true [Read More…]