Review: Century C39v2-U.S. Manufactured Milled Receiver AK

AK platform firearms are pretty ubiquitous, with variants coming from all over the world.  Despite its popularity in the United States, for a long time there was no major production of a 100% U.S. made model.  Century Arms International changed that dynamic with the Centurion 39.  Recently, a major improvement of the Centurion 39 came out, the C39v2.  For those of you readers that may be leery due to the producer, I get it. If you’ve been burned by a substandard Century product in the past, no need to worry, I can directly empathize with you.  I once had an extremely shoddy Golani and fortunately was able to sell it for pretty much what I paid for it.  I also have a Centurion 39 that I acquired for use as a test platform for various parts that my customers might have wanted during my tenure as a gunsmith.  That being said, I assessed the C39v2 extremely closely for any defects, while trying to put aside my past prejudices in order to be as objective as possible.  I urge you to read on, as I was pleasantly surprised by this rifle.

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Taurus Curve Review

When the Curve first came out, the two general reactions were either, “Wow, what a neat idea, conturing to the curve of a torso or waist”. Or, “Good Initiative, bad judgement”. Whatever camp your opinions fall in, we’ve taken an objective look at the Curve at TFB and will attempt to give as comprehensive review of the handgun as possible for our readers.

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BREAKING: The Remington RP9 is Out in the Wild… And Already Having Problems

Remington’s new handgun has reached the hands of consumers, and the first reviews of the newest striker fired pistol from America’s oldest gunmaker are out… And you all know what I’m going to say next. Just the facts: I watched five reviews of the new handgun on YouTube, and in four of them the handgun exhibited issues. You can watch those reviews below, although I will note the Military Arms Channel’s video goes by far the most in-depth:

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Review: Sig Sauer MPX ASP Red Dot Semi-Auto Pellet Rifle

Typically, firearms companies tend to shy away from air rifles and likewise, air rifle companies don’t take up explosive projectiles. The reasoning varies from completely different markets, legal implications, to the actual significant technical differences between the two propellant modes. Regardless, seeing cross-over is rare.

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Lightning Review: Code 9 Evolutions' Glock Operator's Tool (GOT)

As a writer, I’m blessed with the ability to get my hands on many firearms platforms and put them through their paces. Most writers, exposed to this plethora of platforms ultimately gravitate to some of the obscure ones for their favorite handguns. Many times, I’ve just about joined them having enjoyed the Walther PPQ, Beretta M9, and H&K weapons. But, as a fan of simplicity, I just keep coming back to the Glock. Sure, I wish it was fully mirrored ambidextrous, but its a solid platform that just works.

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PDQ Ambi Bolt Release Review

I’ve always been an extremely big fan of any AR15 extended right side bolt release, whether it was Magpuls BAD lever, or Knight’s Armament’s integrated design. The sheer simplicity and difference in operation these devices make can cut down reloading time by seconds when used correctly. But not only reloading, but also general weapons manipulation and malfunction clearing makes much more of a difference after an extended bolt release is installed.

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Lightning Review: CruXord +2 Glock 43 Magazine Extension

If there is one thing going for the Glock 43, its that the aftermarket has jumped on the sub-compact single-stack 9mm with veracity. Within weeks of launch, a myriad of companies had new options for the handgun aplenty. New slide catches, magazine catches, and sights were available with blistering speed.

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Primary Arms 4x Prismatic 7.62×39 Optic Review

As part of the ongoing Vz58 obsession I’ve suffered from for the last few years, I’ve been hunting for the right kind of optic for these rifles. That led me onto the Primary Arms 4x Prismatic. Primary Arms is a budget manufacturer producing a number of red dots, magnified scopes, and prismatic sights. While the optics are made in China, their design team seems to consistently put together good ideas. I’m talking about things like “lets give the 4-16 optic a dedicated .308 reticle” or “lets make sure the 1x on the variable optics is a true zero magnification.”

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Gun Review: Bergara B-14 Woodsman Rifle

In a world where development has gone semi-auto mad, its refreshing to see a company take a step back and work on refining what has worked for over a hundred years – the traditional hunting bolt-action rifle. Introduced just a few years ago, the Bergara B-14 rifles are exactly that, traditional hunting bolt-action rifles, this time designed to provide premium feel for less.

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Fenix PD35 Tactical 1000 Lumen Flashlight

(Note – this light was supplied for review by Fenix Lighting. I am in no way endorsing the light nor the company and I am not compensated for doing the review. But it is only fair to recognize and thank them for sharing a sample so that TFB readers can learn about the product.)

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Gun Review: JARD J67 9mm Bullpup Rifle – Bullpup Dream Come True?

Few rifle designs make me stop in my tracks. The JARD J67 was one of them.

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Review: Advance Dynamic Systems Glock Multi-Tool

For years, the firearms market was omitted from innovation in the multi-tool market. Leatherman and other companies pushed out huge varieties of consolidated pacakages which could be pressed into service for firearms owners, they were not ideal, lacking many of the tools shooters needed or field work on their weapons.

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Review: Suarez International L-Mount Trijicon RMR Red Dot Base

Gabe Suarez is a polarizing figure. Our readers will certainly have some institutional memory of him interacting in the comments, but polarizing figures do have a tendency to spark real conversation about tough issues and in this case, Gabe Suarez is certainly able to do that. He has been a long proponent of adding red-dot sights to handguns, a trend that is starting to gain solid traction in the tactical shooting community.

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Review: SilencerCo Omega .30 Cal Suppressor

Since picking up my FFL and SOT, I have fallen in love with suppressors and shoot with them as often as I can. Unfortunately, most competition shooting (outside PRS) does not allow the use of suppressors, often labeling them as “unfair” accessories due to their recoil reduction. However, its the same reason (coupled with shooting without hearing protection) that makes them such a critical accessory, to the point that I do not build a weapon system without the provision for a can.

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Absolute Zero detachable scope mount review

Absolute Zero is a new quick detachable scope mounting system, made by Clawmounts Manufacturing based in Illinois. Claw Mounts Manufacturing makes quick detachable mounts for various iconic rifles, such as the Mauser, and Winchester 70. However with this product, the company is looking to expand into the AR market, or really any rifle with a picatinny top rail system. The system is designed to work with traditional bolt action rifles that have been drilled and tapped for scope bases, in addition to a picatinny section that the mount can attach to, and then itself mounted to the top picatinny rail of any firearm with a top rail. TFB recently received an opportunity to review the picatinny mounted Absolute Zero 101 quick detachable scope mount.

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