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Firearms News Volume 74, Issue 11

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

6 min
product showgase

BATTLELINK MINIMALIST PISTOL STABILIZER BY MFT! The Battlelink Minimalist Pistol Stabilizer is a slide-on replacement designed to be held and operated with one hand, counterbalancing muzzle weight and stabilizing the pistol against the shooter’s forearm. Sleek and comfortable along all planes eliminating any snag hazards and abrasive areas resulting in a comfortable interface. Compatible with a standard Milspec carbine receiver extension/buffer tube, the set screw locates into the buffer tube plunger hole. Sling slots and a Quick Detach Sling mounting point positioned in the rear. A Forearm Strap can be added. The upper section provides an enhanced cheek weld. Available in Black and Scorched Dark Earth, MSRP of $44.99. Warning: This product is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. It is the purchaser’s obligation to check for…

1 min
takedown firearms

Takedown firearms have a long history, even if they have never been common. Obviously the classis side-by-side double shotgun is a takedown, but that is a special case. The other takedowns were the Winchester lever actions that had a takedown system built in. Some of the Browning shotguns could be readily taken down, and of course, most pumps, when you remove the barrel, become a lot more compact. The classic, and desired, takedown system was one where the rifle or shotgun was literally taken down in half, right at the front of the receiver. And then it was stored in a case called a “leg o’mutton” case, because of its shape. I saw a few of those when working as a gunsmith, but they were mostly a first half of the…

1 min
mission first tactical

MFT makes all kinds of AR accessories, but the one of interest here is one of their magazines. In the course of piling gear up for the range trip, I peered into the magazine bin and spotted an MFT mag. “Cool, add to the list.” When I got to the range, I realized just which one of the MFT magazines I had grabbed. Some years ago, I did an article where I shot various AR-15 magazines with a shotgun. What I found out was that as long as it was birdshot, and I was 20 yards or more away, the magazines survived. This MFT mag was one of the closer tests, and one lone pellet had dented the polymer tube just enough to bind the follower. So, back then, I simply…

13 min
brothers by a different mother the 1966 colt ar-15 sp1

I made my grand entrance into the world on a chilly Mississippi day in February of 1966. At six and one-half pounds and full of noise and energy, I was a force with which to be reckoned. The planet might never be the same. At roughly the same time across the country in Hartford, Connecticut, another noisy violent creation first drew breath. This rowdy child also weighed about 6.5 pounds and showed up comparably ready to spew chaos. The convoluted trajectories that ultimately brought us together make for a fascinating tale. In the Beginning … The modern black gun phenomenon all began in 1963 with those first few Colt SP1 AR-15 rifles. Prior to that time you could order M1 Carbines and 1911 pistols through the mail. Genuine full auto machine-guns were both…

1 min
want a sig tread m400 rifle?

Davidson’s offers the GuaranteeD® Lifetime Replacement Warranty which backs all the firearms you buy through Galleryof-Guns.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…

1 min
more is better

If you want a set of backup sights (and I do) then folding is the way to go. One thing Springfield did was make their folding sights relatively non-proprietary. As in, the front sight can be swapped out. So, in the interests of adding versatility, you might be interested in a Tritium front sight blade. XS Sights has a Tritium-insert front sight that replaces the existing post. They even include a front sight adjustment tool, in case you don’t have one. (Or can’t find any of the three to four you know you already own.) The vial rides in a blade, and the vial is a vertical line, albeit a short one. It rides in a white panel on the front of the blade. Now, you have to remember that when…