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Firearms News Volume 75, Issue 10

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

14 min
maximum ruger

The compact carry pistol market is on fire and Ruger has tossed some gas onto the flames with the introduction of their new 9mm MAX-9 pistol. Ruger carefully researched the market to find out exactly what features American’s are looking for in a pistol purchased for concealed carry and personal protection. Due to their research their new MAX-9 pistol is a compact and easy to carry polymer frame pistol well-suited for its intended task. Better still, it is red-dot ready out of the box and, despite its small size, accepts a 12-round magazine. Over the last couple of years, the concealed carry market has exploded with more people than ever choosing to carry a handgun for personal protection. Among them are many first-time firearm owners who have made the decision to…

18 min
blackwater’s sentry 12 21st century shotgun

I love shotguns. However, even I am willing to admit that shotgun technology is firmly rooted in the 19th century. And a lot of it has much owed to John Moses Browning. He didn’t invent the tube magazine, but once he did it for shotguns, there was no work done on magazine-fed designs for more than half a century. He didn’t invent the pump action (although the Burgess pumped the pistol grip, not the firearm) but again, once he had, that was that. Now we have the Sentry 12, from Blackwater, and suddenly, things are different. Before we go into what and why it is different, let’s walk around the Sentry 12, kick the tires and see what is what. In general layout, the Sentry 12 looks remarkably like a flat-top AR-15,…

28 min
everything you ever wanted to know about .300 blackout but were afraid to ask part 2

In the first part in this two-article series, I covered the development history of the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge, what it’s good for (and what it’s not), and showed off extensive gel testing of various 300 BLK cartridges of the short-barreled guns the cartridge was designed for and excels from. In this article let’s look at what you want if you’re going to be buying or building a 300 BLK AR, the few peculiarities you should know when it comes to magazines, and cover your ammo options. When AAC introduced the .300 AAC Blackout (or rather kinda sorta introduced the new and improved 300 Whisper as the Blackout), you could only find a few custom-built guns for the cartridge, and one or two offerings from AAC and several of AAC’s sister…

1 min
ar build sources

3rd Gen Tactical Humboldt lower receiver 3rdGenTactical.com Aero Precision AR parts AeroPrecisionUSA.com Ammo Bands Caliber-marked rubber bands for magazines AmmoBands.com Ballistic Advantage Barrels BallisticAdvantage.com Blowndeadline Custom Cerakote BlownDeadLine.net Bravo Company/BCM Mfg AR guns/parts/uppers BravoCompanyUSA.com Brownells AR parts and tools Brownells.com Geissele AR parts and tools Geissele.com Gemtech Sound suppressors Gemtech.com Lancer AR magazines Lancer-Systems.com Magpul AR parts/magazines Magpul.com Real Avid AR tools RealAvid.com SB Tactical Pistol arm braces SB-Tactical.com…

15 min
springfield armory xd-m osp elite

I have mentioned this before, but I used to work in radio broadcasting. On air, in a bunch of markets, and various formats. This was back before the great conglomeratization of radio, where we now have three or four nationwide companies providing the format for every city in each of their tentacular embraces. Back then, Research would find out what the listeners wanted, Programming would figure out what “cuts” to play off of what albums, in what kind of frequency, and Marketing would tell the city how good we were at what we did. We just played the songs we were told to, while complaining about “Not enough Dokken, too much Bon Jovi” and “Do we really have to play the new album by Poison, where’s the Cheap Trick cuts?”…

1 min
primo, secundo, etc.

The adapter plates included with the XD-M Elite are numbered, but you’ll have to look closely to see them. 1, 2, 3 and they are for different red-dot optics. #1 is for the Vortex and Burris red-dots. #2 is for Springfield Micro, Leupold and the Shield sights. #3 is for Trijicon and Holosun. And obviously, if your other-named red-dot optic shares a footprint with one of those, then that’s the plate you use. Swapping is simple. Use the included wrenches, and unscrew the hold-down screws for the cover plate. Then check the fit of the adapter, your optic, and the slide, and once you’re sure, bolt them down in sequence. Oh, and if you have any doubts about which way the plate goes, the groove machined on the front end…