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Firearms News Volume 74, Issue 6

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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
Frequency:
Biweekly
£2.89
£25.30
30 Issues

in this issue

16 min
the colt python is back, and badder than ever! mostly.

The Colt Python has a long and tortured history. The story begins back in 1908, when Colt finished the improvements they had been doing almost annually to their medium sized double action revolver, and combined them into one package called the Colt Army Special. A medium-sized DA revolver, (it seemed big at the time) it sold well, and in a couple of decades Colt finally figured out that much of the sales were not going to militaries, but going to law enforcement, so they changed the name to Official Police (OP). This change also had the effect of most of the Official Police production being in .38 Special. They were also made in .22LR, .32-20, .38 S&W and .41 Long Colt. Official Police marked Colts in calibers other than .38 Special…

1 min
gallery of guns .com ®

WANT A COLT PYTHON? Check out Davidson’s Gallery of Guns at GalleryOfGuns.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…

19 min
10mm wins again: dan wesson kodiak at the helm

There are advantages, good things, about being old. The Zombies were recently inducted into the Rock ‘n roll hall of fame. I remember when they were new. I remember when gasoline was less than a dollar a gallon, and Democrats weren’t trying to out-crazy each other. I remember when the Walkman revolutionized personal music, when disco was king, and when the 10mm debuted. When the 10mm cartridge debuted, I had been shooting IPSC for a few years (The USPSA had not yet been formed. I’m a USPSA Plank Owner.) I was learning gunsmithing, and how to lose gracefully at IPSC from Dan McDonald. He was a superb 1911 craftsman, wicked fast shooter, and he managed to score a Bren Ten. And miracle of miracles, it even came with a magazine. The…

4 min
ingenious gun works

When I was working on the first steps of testing the Kodiak, the bossman reminded me of a company with some really clever products; Ingenious Gun Works. IGW has shown me their hammer/sear set a while before, and I’d been having a grand time trying it in a shelf full of 1911s. They also have a sight option, or service, that can make shooting easier. Ok, first the hammer and sear. What IGW did was separate the safety notch from the sear engagement. What looks like the sear isn’t, it is just the drop shelf. And if the hammer drops, the sear engagement is not involved. The sear is the curved cam surface under what looks like the sear in the original design. OK, why a cam surface, why curves? Simple: in…

1 min
gallery of guns.com ®

WANT A DAN WESSON HANDGUN? Check out Davidson’s Gallery of Guns at GalleryOfGuns.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…

8 min
the rifle, 7.62mm, l1a1 vs. the fusil de asalto cetme modelo c

In an upcoming series of articles on the famous Congo mercenary leader Col. “Mad Mike” Hoare, I will mention that his 5 Commando was originally armed with Spanish CETME Modelo C rifles until reequipped with the Belgian FN-FAL. Being the majority of the volunteers in his unit were veterans of armies that used the FAL, he stated that they had a low opinion of the CETME and were quite happy to have them replaced with the Belgian rifle. The FN Fusil Automatique Léger (Light Automatic Rifle — FAL) was designed by FN’s chief engineer Dieudonné Saive. It used a gas operated system similar to Saive’s earlier Fusil SemiAutomatique Modèle 1949 (SAFN) but modified to lighten it and improve reliability. It was fed from a detachable, 20-round box magazine and was one…