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Firearms News Volume 73, Issue 21

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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United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
30 Issues

in this issue

4 min
sarco product showcase

ORIGINAL WW2 ERA M11A3 PRACTICE RIFLE GRENADE Produced in order to train WW2 Soldiers to fire M9 rifle grenades from M1 Garand/M1 Carbine Rifles, these are original rifle grenades (inert), and a perfect addition to your wartime rifle/carbine ensemble! See Sarco’s web site for more details. $34.95 Sarco Inc., 50 Hilton St., Easton, Pa 18042 / Phone 610-250-3960 www.sarcoinc.com U.S. FIELD/VEHICLE RADIO SETS FROM WW2 & BEYOND Liberated surplus radio sets used in Tanks, Half Tracks, Jeeps, and Headquarter units. Sarco has a very limited number of sets with bases remaining. Released from French/Belgian colonial use in the 1980s, these sets were pulled from vehicles serving in the Congo where they served as a lifeline in many cases where no infrastructure existed, especially during Guerrilla rebellions in ‘backwater’ regions. See our website for details. Sarco…

19 min
what’s new is old again -colt’s 1911 classic

When your brand name has become synonymous with a product — Kleenex, Band-Aid, Q-Tips, Dumpster — you’ve achieved the highest success possible, at least on the advertising side. For over half a century, whether they were new Colt factory guns or military surplus models made by Remington Rand, Ithaca, or Singer, they were ALL “Colt .45s” in the mind of Americans. While currently there are dozens of companies making what we now refer to as “1911s”, the name Colt still has the kind of gravitas in the industry most manufacturers can only dream of having. They currently make 52 different versions of the 1911, everything from the compact Officer’s Model to full-size “Government Models”, and that doesn’t even include the .380 Mustang, which is nothing more than a sized-down 1911. This year…

1 min
want a colt 1911 classic? or any colt 1911?

Check out Davidson’s Gallery of Guns at Gal leryOfGuns.com ! Davidson’s offers the GuaranteeD® Lifetime Replacement Warranty which backs all the firearms you buy through GalleryofGuns.com. It works like this: if anything ever goes wrong with any gun you buy with the Davidson’s GuaranteeD® Lifetime Replacement Warranty, it will be replaced. If no replacement is available, it will be repaired at no charge to you. Simply return it to the retailer where you purchased it, pay for the return shipping and upon receipt Davidson’s will ship the returning retailer a brand-new gun for you provided one is available. If a replacement is not available your firearm will be repaired for free. For complete warranty information please refer to the Guaranteed Warranty link found at the home page of GalleryofGuns.com.…

2 min
the colt conundrum

If you bring up 1911s these days with new or even veteran shooters, the Colt name probably won’t be the first to get mentioned. Colt 1911s used to rule the commercial market, and even with all the competition these days they should have a bigger market share, as they make good guns. Here’s a brief rundown of the why of that, for you youngsters: Colt’s lack of command of the 1911 ship has nothing to do with the quality of their products today but rather business bad decisions by the company. Starting at least in the 1980s the company began to take their commercial sales for granted, focusing more on their military contracts. The commercial sales slowed in part because Colt was late to add the modern touches everybody wanted to…

20 min
parabellum pps-43c pistol

In the fading light I could see a bit of muzzle flash coming off the PPS-43C’s distinctive muzzle brake. Every time I pressed the trigger a small bit of flame was shooting horizontally to 3 and 9 o’clock. I could feel the brake working too, helping to keep the gun on target as it spit empty cases out. With every shot a red tracer zipped from the muzzle to the steel silhouette in front of me, leaving a black dot on its white paint. I was finishing up testing, but was enjoying myself enough I didn’t really want to call it a day. What made this range session particularly enjoyable was the fact the PPS-43C I was shooting was equipped with a SB Tactical/SIG Sauer stabilizing arm brace AND a…

14 min
the soviet pps-43 smg

The most recognized Soviet submachine gun of World War II is probably the PPSh41, easily identified by its drum magazine, and known by Korean War vets as the “Burp Gun.” Estimates are that as many as 6,000,000 PPSh41 SMGs were built. It was an ideal weapon for the Soviet Army of conscripted troops as it was relatively simple to operate, gave the soldier a lot of firepower during the assault, and was compact and easily carried. Photos of Soviet tank riders armed with the PPSh41 are among the most iconic of the war on the Eastern Front. The 7.62x25mm Tokarev round for which the PPSh41 was chambered offered good penetration to punch through the heavy clothing worn by German troops during the bitter Soviet winter campaigns. For an SMG with…