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Ballistic February/March 2020

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BALLISTIC is a magazine devoted to the modern firearms enthusiast.

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2 minuti
on the rise

If you’re into guns and understand that the Second Amendment means what the hell it says—“shall not be infringed”—then at some point in your life, you’ll come to realize that you’re up against a leviathan made up of government officials, lobbyist groups led by the likes of billionaire gun-hater Michael Bloomberg, a leftist propaganda-spewing media, and almost 50 percent of U.S. civilians who ignorantly believe the lies they’re told. But enough doom and gloom. There’s good news for us law-abiding gun owners: Patriots like Anna Paulina Luna are still out there. As you’ll come to find out in our cover feature story, she’s been fighting and coming out on top of life’s many challenges since her early days growing up around gang violence in Los Angeles, right on through her time…

5 minuti

WOULD YOU RATHER… Be able to kill a man at 1,000 yards in high winds or pull the slide off of a Beretta 92F that is a pointed at you? The Lethal Weapon movies are still awesome, and if you don’t get the last reference, I suggest you head to the DVD bargain bin at Walmart and check out Lethal Weapon 4. So what’s your answer? We asked our readers, and 61 percent of respondents said they would prefer the kill at 1,000 yards while 39 percent would opt for the Jet-Li-style Beretta slide trick. Personally, I just want a hot blonde from South Africa who isn’t creeped out by the fact that I live in a broken down mobile home. WORTH THE PRICE Normally I like to showcase a gun or piece…

6 minuti
patriotic powerhouses

These Ballistic “Custom Challenges” are among my favorite things to cover. I’m a sucker for badass custom guns—especially when custom shops around the country are pushed to the limits to turn their guns into absolute masterpieces. We decided to reach out to Magnum Research for this larger-than-life “Custom Challenge.” Magnum Research sent out two massive, bone-stock, .50-caliber Desert Eagles. What better way to see what custom shops can really do but by giving them a whole lot of gun on which to showcase their skills? Everyone knows what a Desert Eagle is, so I won’t bore you with the details. Let’s get right to these incredible works of art that came out of Outlaw Ordnance and Dark Alliance Customs. With the large amount of steel real estate on the 4.5-pound Desert…

10 minuti
anna sticks to her guns

We live in a nation where we’re clinging to freedom instead of celebrating it because, one by one, our rights are being diminished. We need a voice that won’t hesitate to speak up and take action, a voice that will fight to preserve this nation, our freedoms and the truth it was founded upon. We don’t need “another politician,” but a true patriot. Meet Anna Paulina Luna, currently running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. In a world of fake news, false promises and well-trained politicians, she is a breath of fresh air. With Luna, you can’t help but see a young and beautiful woman, but there’s way more than meets the eye. This congressional hopeful is a fiery powerhouse ready to take on…

5 minuti
blackbirds soaring

Last year, I was introduced to Blackbird Armament, a small manufacturer based in Central Florida. For those who aren’t yet familiar with the name, I believe the modifications to the AR platform that this company implements will soon propel it to the forefront of the firearms industry and recast some of the most basic rifle designs gun enthusiasts have accepted for decades. I’m thoroughly impressed with the company’s innovative components as well as the principals and standards under which Blackbird was founded. Blackbird’s key personnel are all military veterans who produce more than 600 guns per month and have the ability to double their current production. Michael Lewis founded Blackbird Armament in 2017 with specific ideologies in mind, primarily focusing on “innovation, quality and precision” in products that are “American-made from…

7 minuti
goliath slayer

SCCY Firearms is best known for its well-built, double-action-only (DAO) semi-auto pistols, giving concealed carriers quality guns at affordable prices. According to Scott McGregor, the company’s national sales manager, “We’re not the biggest guys out there, but people sure pay attention to us!” McGregor had flown to my hometown of Tucson to show me an exciting new gun from SCCY. “Our owner, Joe Roebuck, has been working on this tirelessly for the last couple of years, and we’re finally ready to launch the brand-new SCCY DVG series of pistols,” McGregor said. “We’ll formally introduce the gun at SHOT Show in January 2020.” DVG stands for “David Versus Goliath,” and like all SCCY firearms, the new guns are priced to make consumers notice. But larger competing manufacturers might be shocked by the pricing…