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  1. 'As Is' Project Firearms

    Most people walk into their firearm dealer's shop and take a quick look around to see what's new and what new firearms they may want to add to their collection. They may want some old WWII firearms like an M1 Garand or they want something even more fun like a Thompson Submachine Gun, or maybe they want that pair of Colt 1911s to strap one onto each side of their shoulder holster. Then there are the new buyers. They want the power of a new Barrett M82A1 or an FN Scar 16S 5.56mm Tactical...
  2. 10 Best Deer Rifle Rifles

    Deer of all variety have long been the number one game animal on this continent. However, just as no two deer are the same, no two deer rifles are, and we look at ten of the best. Marlin 30/336 Marlin has been in the lever-action business for over a century and their Model 30/336 line has been the final evolution of these rifles. Most popular in .30-.30, they are also often seen in .35 Remington, .308 Marlin Express, and other exotic rounds. Their solid top design has long been seen as...
  3. 1894 Winchester Take Down

    Firearms historians such as RL Wilson and Hal Herring have referred to the Model 1894 as the “ultimate lever-action design.” Designed by John Moses Browning (what famous American firearm wasn’t?) It was the first commercial firearm to be designed for use with smokeless powder. One other innovation of the design was the fact that Mr. Browning designed the firearm, like his earlier model 1892, as an optional take down model. The takedown model, as the name implies, separates into two halves....
  4. 1911

    Recommended? - yes Company Website - [URL]http://www.hoguestore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=734[/URL] Manufacturer - Hogue I do not own the 1911 that these grips were put on. I bought the grips for myself when I go shooting with my cousin who owns the gun, so I just swap them out. That being said, these are nice grips. Sure I like the look but that is a matter of opinion and style. They are very comfy in my medium sized hands. The grips absorb the recoil very well, which from the guns I have...
  5. 2 Rounds Over and You Go To Jail

    With the breathtaking speed that the new gun control hysteria is taking the country, what is legal today may not be tomorrow. Case in point, just ask Gregory Dean, resident of the great state of New York. He just found out that two rounds of ammunition could separate him from being a legal gun owner to a criminal. How is this possible? Keep reading... The event Law abiding citizen, 31-year old Gregory Dean of Hopewell Junction, New York was pulled over for improper equipment (his license...
  6. 2000 Unissued Kimbers Found

    The US military has long used rimfire caliber rifles for basic marksmanship training as well as JROTC/ROTC/CAP programs. These rifles are among some of the best steel you can get and are widely sought after by both collectors and target shooters alike. One of the best and most modern of these, the Kimber 82(Government) series, is now available again for a short time. What is the Kimber 82? Produced for the US Army from 1987-1990, more than Kimber of Oregon contracted 20,000 of these...
  7. 308 Bullpup The New Kel Tec RFB

    Want a 7.62x51mm NATO caliber semi-auto rifle but don't want the hefty 44-inch long boat oar that is the FAL series? Well Kel-Tec has listened and given the people what they want- a .308-bullpup rifle that is just 26-inches long. We are not making this up. Why The .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO round was developed to replace the venerable 30.06 caliber in the US military after WWII. The hearty cartridge has almost all of the same power as the 'aught-six, while coming in a half-inch shorter...
  8. 380s For the Defense, please

    The 380 ACP (for Automatic Colt Pistol) round is a classic that was given birth in 1908 by the infamous engineer of all that is holy in firearms, John Moses Browning. Also known as 9mm kurz (German for short), 380-auto and 9x17mm, but we will simple call it 380 here. The 380 was long used around the world by military and security forces as a duty round, especially for senior military officers and police detectives. The Germans loved it in their Walther PPK while the Italians used it in the...
  9. 3D Printed Gun Maker Possibly Seized

    Defense Distributed, otherwise known as DEFCAD, has become famous (infamous?) for their pioneering research and development of printable 3D firearms technology. The Austin, Texas-based company, less than a year old, has been the subject of much debate. On the morning of April 1, 2013, the company's domain page cleared to a full page, 'this domain has been seized' warning with the official seal of the BATF and the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations. Here at Firearms Talk we...
  10. 3D Printed Pistol Gets Shut Down by State Department

    Cody Wilson, maverick firearms geek behind the printable gun craze is back in hot water again. This time its for the design of his new single shot (single use) Liberator pistol. The thing is, he didn't even sell it, he gave it away. This brought the ire not of the ATF, FBI, or some other law enforcement organization-- but instead, the State Department. As crazy as it sounds, this is for real. What is the Liberator Anyway? (photo by Defense Distributed) Defense Distributed, commonly...
  11. 50 Cal BMG for the Common Shooter

    When the .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun round (12.7x99mm NATO) was introduced in 1921, it revolutionized the heavy machine gun/small cannon. It has been used in every war since then but hundreds of countries and is still is wide spread use around the world. The cartridge is large enough to sink ships, shoot down low flying aircraft, and disable unarmored vehicles. Capable of firing accurately out to and including 2600-yards with an 800-grain bullet, it is truly next level. Since 1985, its...
  12. 50 Caliber Bans

    The Fifty-caliber rifle has taken the country by storm in recent years, gaining fast attention for those who have found an interest in extremely long-range marksmanship. These guns, who pose no overt threat to the safety of the republic to itself, are now the subject of another sort of attention. That of anti-gunners who have chosen to pick on this chambering to test that oh so subtle of dangerous beasts: the caliber ban. (From left to right, the 50-.300-308-7.62x39-22LR) Is the .50 a...
  13. 9x18mm Blowback Pistols

    After 1946, the 9-18mm round was designed by B.V. Semin to be the most powerful round that could function safely in a direct blowback pistol (such as the Walther PP type.) Slightly more powerful than a .380 auto and just a hair less powerful than a 9x19mm parabellum, the 9x18mm was designed as a self-defense round. By 1951, it was ready for the field. It became a Warsaw Pact iconic round. Let's look at some of the pistols encountered in the US that fire it. The Makarov To replace the 19th...
  14. A CCW Item That No One Thinks About

    So, you are ready to begin your new dedication to exercising your 2nd Amendment rights by carrying a legally acquired handgun in a permitted CCW area. You attended the 8-40 hour long class that your state requires to carry your weapon and if not, hopefully you attended at least an NRA basic pistol class or come from a sufficient military, security or law-enforcement background to where you have at least basic knowledge of your weapon, its operation, limitations, and retention. You get your...
  15. A First Time Buyers Guide to the AR15

    This is intended to be a guide for the first time buyer of the semi-automatic AR-15. The goal of this article is to allow you to get the most of what you desire for the least amount of money. We will go through the decisions one by one, highlighting the pros and cons, so that by the end of this guide, you have some opinion on what you're after. First things first To Build or Not to Build Many people build their own rifles from kits. This section will cover all recommendations when...
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