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Firearms News Volume 74, Issue 19

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

11 min
the citadel boss-25 autoloading 12-gauge

The new Citadel Boss-25 is an advanced AR-style autoloading 12-gauge shotgun that brings the 18th century scattergun into the Information Age. Featuring familiar controls, a detachable five-round magazine, and exceptionally cool particulars, the Boss-25 looks as good as it runs. While home defense and tactical applications are obviously in its wheelhouse, the Boss-25 is also a supremely efficient hunting arm. However, toting this gun into the field in pursuit of wild game requires a slight adjustment to the traditional mindset. Cultural Evolution An awful lot of folks are questioning an awful lot of things these days. In an era of revisionist history, toppling statues, and a country that seems to be covered in a thin patina of woke social justice warriors it can be easy to lose track of our roots. While…

1 min
magazine considerations

There is a federal limit on shotgun capacity to three rounds for hunting waterfowl. Myriad state laws espouse similar restrictions. The theory is that hunters shouldn’t be out there blasting away after Bambi or Donald Duck like it was downtown Fallujah. Any responsible hunter would adhere to this anyway, but the government likes making rules. As the magazines for the Citadel Boss-25 pack five rounds, you’ll have to improvise yourself a magazine plug. Fret not, you can make one out of a pencil. I used the wooden handle from a disposable paintbrush. Cut some stubby bit of wood to 3.25 inches, disassemble the magazine, and slip your improvised plug up inside the magazine lift spring. This will keep the magazine from holding more than two rounds without adversely affecting reliability. Interestingly, there…

1 min
federal personal defense force x2 00 buckshot

There is more science imbedded in your typical round of modern high performance defensive ammunition than sent men to the moon. Nowhere is this axiom better exemplified than in Federal Personal Defense Force X2 00 Buckshot. This is scattergun food for the modern era. Whether your mission is defending the homestead, feeding your department-issued 12 bore, or putting venison on the table, this stuff is as good as it gets. Force X2 shells pack nine .33-caliber copper-plated lead balls all suspended within a fine granulated buffer material for consistent shot patterns and high velocities. 00 buckshot is arguably the most devastating load that can be wielded by a civilian handheld firearm. Force X2, however, is even nastier. Each 00 buckshot pellet is creased down the middle like split shot fishing sinkers. Upon…

1 min
the meprolight foresight: einstein’s gunsight

The new Foresight from Meprolight features a rechargeable battery, a seamless data link to your smart phone, and more customizable features than a Swiss Army Knife. Injecting tactical data management into a compact rugged electronic gunsight, the Foresight does things nobody else does. This is the future of combat optics. You zero the Foresight through your phone. The smartphone app does most of the heavy lifting for you. Lock in zero data for a particular weapon and then you can swap the sight to another gun seamlessly. Mount the unit to the same place every time, and you can run this one sight on ten different weapons. Tell the Foresight where it is via the app, and the sight resumes its zero automatically. There are scads of different reticle options, and the…

1 min
want a citadel boss-25?

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…

11 min
msr quiet

Oh, how the world has changed. When I began this journey into the world of working on guns, writing and competing, ARs were chambered only in .223/5.56, blue steel and walnut ruled the markets, and silencers were used by spies, secret agents and some secret groups out of Southeast Asia who didn’t talk, much, about that experience. Today, the list of chamberings you can have an AR, or an AR-like rifle in is as long as your arm, you have to work to find blue steel and walnut, and suppressors are everywhere. No, really. If you haven’t been to your gun club lately, you might not know. But every time I’m at the club, there is at least one other shooter there who is using a suppressor. And you can even…