TFB Review: The Extar EP9 Is True American Affordability

9mm PCCs have been one of the fastest-growing sub-sections of the firearms industry and with so many offerings out there already, it’s hard to stand out. When I first heard about Extar USA and their virtually all-polymer firearms, I was almost certain that they had to be cheaply made import guns. To my surprise, it was the exact opposite and it’s the first reason why I really like the EP9 for what it is. Extar USA was founded in 1995 and was one of the first manufacturers of molded polymer rifle caliber receiver sets. The Extar EP9 was released just a short while ago, and the much anticipated and desired EP9 Carbine followed shortly afterward. With the recent release of the EP9 Carbine, I thought it was finally time to give you all my review of the EP9 “large format pistol” that I’ve been shooting for the last several months. Today I’ll give you some insight into where the platform excels, what I think it’s good for, and where it might fall short for some shooters with specific shooting tastes.

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BulletSafe American-Made VP3 Body Armor – Affordable Level IIIA

With today’s constantly changing world it helps to have a bit of extra protection when you need it. BulletSafe is an American company that has just released Made-in-the-USA NIJ Certified Level IIIA body armor vests dubbed the VP3 (Vital Protection 3). The VP3 vest is just the latest addition to the BulletSafe family of homegrown personal protection products and the VP3 is an item they consider to be their crowning achievement. The VP3 not only holds a level IIIA certification against projectiles but also carries a stab and slash resistance and boasts a full range of motion and all-day comfort.

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MORE CENTURY AK's! American-Made Limited Edition Announced

Century Arms, has been hard at work with their all-American AK weapons. While the RAS-47 has been praised and bemoaned, its one of the first truly American versions of the ubiqutous Russian platform.

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AKOU Completes 5,000 Round Test on Century RAS-47… Rifle is NOT Fine!

For the prospective civilian AK buyer, there’s nothing quite as helpful as the experience of others. Most reviews (including most of the ones I have done) cover the experiences the reviewer has over tens or hundreds of rounds, as higher round-count reviews are typically too expensive to conduct regularly, for most. Rob Ski of the AK Operator’s Union has, however, undertaken since the beginning of this year a series of 5,000 round reviews, the latest of which – a follow-up on the Century RAS-47 using a brand new rifle ( see previous test here) – he has just completed:

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All American Manufactured Vortex Razor HD AMG

There was plenty of pre-shot show prep for the various optics manufacturers around the world, but the new Razor AMG snuck up on us. Even before the show I was being told they had “something exciting in the works that probably wouldn’t be ready for Shot.”

But here it is!

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AK Operators Union: Rob Ski Century RAS-47 Follow-Up

Back in February, I wrote an article about Rob Ski’s unboxing video on the Century Arms RAS-47 stamped American-made AK rifle, as an example of the excellent unboxing videos Rob has been producing for the AK Operators Union. Of course, Rob intended to do more than just field-strip the Century rifle, and late last week he posted his review of the RAS-47 as it endured the AKOU “Kalashnikov test”:

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