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Firearms News Volume 74, Issue 23

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4 min.
product showcase

THE RUK-9BT: ROCK RIVER’S LIGHT COMPACT AR PISTOL IN 9MM! The RUK-9BT is a light, compact AR pistol that’s based on RRA’s BT-9 billet lower receiver and sized for maximum portability. It incorporates a flared mag well that accepts GLOCK style magazines, allowing the pistol to work in unison with a 9mm GLOCK, ensuring ammo and magazine cross-compatibility anytime, anywhere. This AR pistol includes a 4.5-inch chrome-lined barrel chambered in 9x19mm, a 4.25-inch RRA lightweight free-float hand-guard and an SB Tactical SBA3 adjustable stabilizing arm brace. Additional features include RRA NSP flip-up front and rear sights, RRA two-stage trigger, an integrated winter trigger guard, Smith Vortex flash suppressor, Low-Pro hand stop, and a Hogue rubber grip. MSRP: $1,380 Website: RockRiverarms.com Phone: (866) 980-7625 BARNAUL .300 AAC BLACKOUT FROM MKS SUPPLY The new Barnaul .300…

17 min.
colt delta elite —10mm rules them all

There are those who think the .45 ACP has “too much recoil.” My pity for them does not rise to the level of that of B.A. Baracus, but I have been known to become a bit derisive. Oh, I draw the line on recoil, but for me it starts up where handgun cartridges use half-inch diameter projectiles or generate more than a ton of kinetic energy. So, the 10mm is a nice, peppy, cartridge by my standards. I was first introduced to it by Dan McDonald, the gunsmith who taught me the trade, who had by some miracle acquired a Bren Ten. With a magazine. (Or two, I don’t remember that part as well.) The only ammo at the time was loaded by Norma, and someone, somewhere, had misplaced a numeral…

1 min.
bear guns? really

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, my idea of a suitable bear cartridge starts at the .338 Winchester and goes up from there. But finding a holster for a .338 (or better yet, a .375 H&H) is going to be…. difficult. The true benefit of a handgun is that you can have it with you any time you are wearing clothes. (You want to be naked in the Alaska outback, you’re on your own, I’m not going there.) Since it has to be on your belt, and it has to be out of the way, that limits what you can use. Yes, a .500 S&W is better than a 10mm, but can you wear it? And do the camp things you need to do when hunting? I…

1 min.
reloading the 10mm

OK, first of all, the 10mm uses large pistol primers. And second, despite running at the same pressure as other high-intensity cartridges, i.e., the mid-30,000 PSI range, the brass essentially lasts forever. This is due in part to ammo makers knowing by the mid-1980s what it took to make tough brass for stout cartridges. And second, with the exception of the Glock lineup, 10mm makers don’t make sloppy chambers. So your brass isn’t over-worked. With top-40SWequivalent loads, and mid-range 10mm loads, I’m not sure anyone has found a service life ceiling for 10mm brass. You lose cases before they wear out. At the top end, you can get tens of loadings out of 10mm brass. A comparable cartridge is the .38 Super. It too is a straight-wall case that runs…

1 min.
want a colt delta elite?

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…

20 min.
big bore battler

First, let’s get this out of the way, since it’s been bugging me for years, and I used the occasion of this article to ask someone at B&T itself — Brügger & Thomet is pronounced Brooger and Tommit. And from now on I’m just going to type B&T as I don’t like having to track down the U with the umlaut (ü) every time. Europe needs to get its vowels in order, they’re getting uppity. This small Swiss company has been making interesting firearms and components since 1991, including the iconic side-folding stock for the HK MP5K PDW. Some of you might not have heard of them. Some of you might have only heard of them recently, after B&T won a sub-compact weapons contract (SCW) with the U.S. Army with their…