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Firearms News Volume 73, Issue 17

If you're serious about buying, selling, or trading firearms then Firearms News is for you. Whether you collect, hunt, target shoot, have personal defense needs or other firearms interest you'll find the largest variety and best prices on all the firearms, accessories and services that you could want or need!

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in this issue

16 min.
something… more

Is your concealed carry pistol enough? Maybe your EDC is a .380 auto, a single-stack 9mm or something like a Glock 19 but would like the option of having “a bit more” available if you need it. Something you can carry in addition to, not as a replacement for your daily concealed carry pistol. This is a key point. Basically, what some will refer to as a Personal Defense Weapon (PDW), and I simply call a “bag gun.” The intended purpose for it is to provide a higher hit probability, especially at distances beyond 15 yards than your pistol. You might also desire an increase in terminal performance, barrier penetration and improved exterior ballistics over a handgun. All the while remaining relatively small, so you can carry it discreetly in…

1 min.

SIG SAUER MPX COPPERHEAD PISTOL Action: Short-stroke gas with rotating bolt Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum Barrel: 3.5 inches cold hammer forged Rifling: 1-10 inch twist Overall length: 14 inches collapsed, 18.75 inches extended Trigger: Single-Stage with 7 pound pull Feed: 20-round detachable box magazine Weight: 4.5 pounds w/out mag or optic Finish: Cerakote E190 MSRP: $1,835 Manufacturer: SIG Sauer, (603) 610-3000, SigSauer.com SOURCES SIG Sauer / 603-610-3000 / www.SigSauer.com Black Hills Ammunition 605-348-5150 / www.Black-Hills.com Labradar 316-866-2525 / www.MyLabRadar.com ShootSteel.com / www.Shootsteel.com TulAmmo USARM NORD LLC 804-885-2666 / info@usarmnord.com.…

20 min.
un-fudd your scattergun—

Fifty years ago, if you were in the market for a new shotgun, your choices were a lot simpler. First, there was gauge, then barrel length, then action type — single shot, double barrel, pump, or semi-auto. No matter what combination of those features you chose, your shotgun would be very traditional in appearance. These days your choices in shotguns is vastly expanded. In addition to all of the above, you can choose polymer or wood furniture, the non-shotgun “firearms” that resemble nothing so much as sawed-off pistol grip shotguns, shotguns fed by detachable box magazines, and so on. Most of these shotgun options are the opposite of traditional in appearance and/or function, and you’d never see something of their like in the hands of Elmer Fudd. For this article, I secured…

1 min.

TRISTAR COMPACT 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN Caliber: 12 gauge Action Type: Semi-auto, gas piston operated Barrel Length: 20" Stock: Black synthetic Receiver: Polymer chassis over steel receiver Muzzle Device: Ported extended choke Overall Length: 30" Weight: 8.0 pounds Safety: Manual Magazine Type: Saiga pattern Sights: Flip-up front and rear included, Carrying handle with fixed sights included Trigger: 11.5 lbs. (as tested) Accessories: Two 5-round magazines, angled foregrip, Choke wrench MSRP: $700.00 Manufacturer: TriStar, www.tristararms.com STOEGER M3K FREEDOM SERIES Caliber: 12 gauge Action Type: Semi-auto, inertia driven Barrel Length: 24" Stock: Black synthetic Receiver: Aluminum Muzzle Device: Extended choke Overall Length: 48" Weight: 7.3 pounds Safety: Manual, oversize Magazine Type: 10-round tube Sights: Red fiber optic front Trigger: 6.0 lbs. (as tested) Accessories: C, IC, and M extended choke tubes, Choke wrench MSRP: $699.00 Manufacturer: Stoeger www.stoegerindustries.com…

15 min.
miscellaneous great ness, part 3

Twice in the past few years I’ve written up products — not specifically guns — that I’ve personally been using for some time and found to be awesome, and thought would be of interest to the Firearms News readership. These products have ranged from knives to lights to sunglasses to gun parts. It’s been a while, and it’s time now for another installment in the series — I give you Miscellaneous Greatness Part 3 . The first few items on this list are now part of my EDC. Wilson Combat Beretta Trigger Job I wrote up the Beretta 92 Elite LTT this past year, and when I wrote that I was going to buy it, that wasn’t just hyperbole (like some gunwriters I know). I bought it and have been carrying it daily…

6 min.
trijicon sro

Trijicon has recently released their SRO — Specialized Reflex Optic — which is specifically meant for mounting on pistols in “target and competitive shooting applications”. Ironically, while we love the new optic, I (and many other shooters and gunwriters) think Trijicon is totally wrong on how the consumer market will view and use the SRO, and whether sales of the SRO will affect sales of their segment leader RMR. A lot of people think the SRO has serious utility in defensive applications, and will get stuck on even more ARs than the Trijion RMR, which was also “only” meant for pistol use. In what I think is a genius move, the SRO uses the exact same footprint as the RMR, which is the most popular and respected mini red dot on the…