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Walther P22 Review Compares Handgun to P99 Pistol

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The Walther P22 handgun is the 3/4 rimfire version of the Walther P99 center-fire pistol. The P22 pistol is smaller, however, and has both an external hammer and a polymer frame. The magazine release is also different, located at the bottom rear of the trigger guard for both left-handed and right-handed shooters.

As a handgun reviewer at the NRA American Rifleman explains in a Walther P22 review, the sights on this handgun are ...

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SIG Sauer P226 Review Finds Accuracy, Reliability

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Pat’s product review at SurvivalBlog offers a SIG Sauer P226 review that would make the handgun maker proud.  The blogger, a proud gun owner and experienced shooter, bought his first SIG pistol back in the 1980s when he was a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer.

Today, most SIG pistol and long guns are Made in the USA. Some marksmen complain that the gun manufacturer has begun to use polymer frames instead of metal. Pat notes ...

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Glock 23 Review Cites Handgun Trigger

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Sean Smith, a senior member from the on-line forum Pistolsmith, has written his own Glock 23 review.  He gives the handgun top marks for reliability, durability, rust resistance and decent enough grades for ergonomics and overall performance.

In terms of accuracy and trigger pull, however, Sean gives the Glock a score of 3.5 on a scale of 5. So what didn’t this experienced shooter like?

The trigger, the marksman explains, felt heavy for a compact pistol and ...

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Benelli Super Vinci Shotgun Recoil

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Benneli shotguns are available in a wide variety of configurations. If you’re a hunter, then you’ve probably heard of the Benelli Super Vinci with its trademarked PSP or practical speed performance. Simply put, PSP let you shoulder the long gun, acquire the target, shoot, and then recover quickly from the recoil so that you can fire again.

So mow much better is the recoil on a Benelli Super Vinci? According to the company’s website, other shotguns ...

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The New Browning A-5 Shotgun

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The new Browning A-5 isn’t your grandfather’s shotgun. Not to be confused with the Browning Sweet Sixteen, this standard auto-loader has been redesigned. The new Browning shotgun features an inertia-operated, kinematic action that’s different from the traditional recoil-operated Auto-5.

Along with this inertia-operated system, the gunmaker added a double seal (DS) choke tube system with threads at the top of the tube and a brass band at the bottom. These features act as a seal, keeping ...

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Colt M4 Carbine Rifle

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The Colt M4 carbine rifle is a complete weapons system that combines target acquisition and serious firepower with lightweight mobility. As the U.S. military’s long gun of choice, the Colt M4 rifle is the only 5.56-mm carbine that meets Uncle Sam’s demanding MILSPEC standards.

Technical specifications for the Colt M4 carbine include caliber, weight, overall length, barrel length, and effective range. The rifling is 1/7 right hand (RH) and the tate of fire is an ...

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AK-47 Rifle Drum Magazine

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High-capacity magazines will be in short supply if Congress follows the New York legislature and curtails our Second Amendment rights. So if you’re in the market for a true high-capacity magazine (and not one that fires more than six rounds), find a drum mag while you still can.

Check out this 75-round drum for the AK-47, a gun you can drop in the mud and still fire. The crank design means that this steel drum mag can ...

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Savage 93.17 HMR Rifle – Barrel and Magazine

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Gun owners report that the Savage 93.17 HMR feels muzzle heavy, but doesn’t have any handling problems. Weighing in at 6 pounds, the Savage 93 has an overall length of 41 inches and a contoured barrel that measures 21 inches. Those are pretty big numbers for a rimfire rifle.

Some shooters report problems with the box magazine on Savage 93.17 HMR rifle. Designed to hold five rounds of ammunition, the box magazine’s single-stack design allows ...

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Daniel Defense M4 Rifle vs. Colt LE6920 M4 Rifle

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Ten years in the making, the Daniel Defense M4 carbine is designed especially for military, law enforcement, and homeland security professionals. Made in the USA, this tactical rifle has MIL-SPEC upper and lower receivers along with components such as a Daniel Defense flash hider and vertical grip.

The Colt LE6920 AR15 M4 carbine is also a powerful law enforcement weapon system. Built with a step-cut barrel, this tactical rifle can be used on either deployment or patrol. During ...

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Rifle Parts for the Nemesis Vanquish .308

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Lightweight and multi-caliber, the Nemesis Arms Vanquish .308 sniper rifle has a distinct muzzle break and barrel. If you’ve watched movies like the Bourne Legacy or TV shows like Hawaii Five-0, then you’ve seen this tactical takedown rifle before.

There are other ways for shooters to identify the Nemesis .308, too. The muzzle break on this well-made firearm isn’t cast and then machined. Instead, it’s 100% machined in-house at Nemesis Arms. According to the ...

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