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Hunting & Fishing
Firearms News

Firearms News

Volume 74, Issue 4

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!

United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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30 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
firearms news

PUBLISHER Mike Schoby EDITORIAL EDITOR Vincent L. DeNiro FIELD EDITORS: Senior Field Editor David Fortier Gunsmithing Gus Norcross Airguns Tom Gaylord Historic Military Arms Paul Scarlata Hunting Rikk Rambo Machine Guns & Tactics Leroy Thompson Movie Guns Dr. Will Dabbs NFA Patrick Sweeney Pistols James Tarr Columnists Mark Chestnut, David Codrea, Jim Grant, Jeff Knox, Vin Suprynowicz DESIGN SENIOR ART DIRECTOR Bill Smalley ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Ashley N. Honea ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Mark Kee PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Terry Boyer ADVERTISING ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Pat Bentzel (East Region) (717) 695-8095 patrick.bentzel@outdoorsg.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Mark Thiffault (720) 630-9863 mark.thiffault@outdoorsg.com CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Sue Fitch (309) 679-5064 Western Region Hutch Looney & Associates email: hutch@hlooney.com NATIONAL AD SALES Account Director – Detroit Office Kevin Donley (248) 798-4458 National Account Executive – Chicago Office Carl Benson (312) 955-0496 Direct Response Advertising/Non-Endemic Anthony Smyth (914) 693-8700 PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Jim Liberatore CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, PUBLISHING & BRANDED MEDIA Mike Carney EVP, GROUP PUBLISHER & OPERATIONS Derek Sevcik VP, CONSUMER MARKETING Peter Watt VP, MANUFACTURING Deb Daniels SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION Connie Mendoza DIRECTOR, PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGY Kyle Morgan SENIOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR Tim Neher DIGITAL Editorial Director, Fishing Jeff Simpson Digital Editor, Hunting Drew Pellman…

15 min.
10+1 sccy firearms’ new .380 pistols

To be frank, I was caught by surprise when the lowly .380 ACP suddenly exploded in popularity. Since its rise it has eclipsed previously highly regarded service calibers, such as the .357 SIG and 40 S&W, which had been commonly recommended for concealed carry. Today, many prefer the “short” 9mm for personal protection. Why carry a pistol chambered for .380 ACP instead of a harder hitting cartridge? The primary reason is due to their small size, light weight and how easy they are to both carry and shoot. Over the past 10 years, .380 ACP handguns have been continually reduced in size and weight until they became similar to many .32 ACP models. This new crop of .380 ACP pistols drop easily into a pocket, yet possess improved terminal performance…

1 min.
want a sccy cpx-3 or cpx-4 pistol?

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.
collecting battle-damaged firearms

Private Masao Takeda rolled himself into a ball in the corner of his dark cave and felt the earth move to the incessant deafening impact of American naval gunfire. He had served with the 14th Division of the Imperial Japanese Army for thirteen months, one of which had been spent in this wretched hellhole. He had seen his commander Colonel Kunio Nakagawa twice during the brutal weeks of preparation before the Americans had arrived. Nakagawa was a talented strategist fully committed to the Imperial cause. Nakagawa was likely dead by now along with most of the other Japanese defenders of this god-forsaken rock. Takeda had endured the naval gunfire and air strikes for three full days, and he now began to question his sanity. The island comprised a mere six square miles…

1 min.

1 Huon, Jean. Proud Promise, French Autoloading Rifles 1898–1979. Collector Grade Publications, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Pages 65–66. 2 Some manufacturers offered the Para model with a 20.9-inch barrel. 3 Some rifles are fitted with muzzle brakes/flash hiders which increase their lengths. 4 Weights will vary depending upon stock material, barrel length, accessories, etc. 5 Cashner, Bob. The FN FAL Battle Rifle. Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK. 2013. Page 11 & 12. 6 Reportedly the T44s used in the test had been specially prepared at Springfield Arsenal for the cold weather tests while FALs were “out of the box” rifles. 7 A selective fire version, the C1D, was produced in limited numbers the Royal Canadian Navy. 8 Cashner, Bob. The FN FAL Battle Rifle. Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK. 2013. Pages 16 & 17. 9 https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread. php?threadid=3512923 10 In official documents the…

11 min.
greek small arms of world war ii — part iii

On April 17, 1944, the Greek People’s Liberation Army forces (ELAS) attacked a National and Social Liberation movement regiment (EKKA), capturing and executing the popular Colonel Psarros and many of his men. This action drove many liberals and moderates to the right, and cemented the rift between the two segments of the Greek population. The Political Committee of National Liberation/Mountain Government (PEEA) found support among Greek armed forces in Egypt, many of whom were well-disposed towards National Liberation Front (EAM). A mutiny erupted in which the mutineers demanded that a Government of National Unity be established, based on PEEA principles. The mutiny was suppressed by British forces and Greek troops loyal to the exiled government. By the summer of 1944, the Red Army was advancing into Rumania and towards Yugoslavia putting German…