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Walther PPQ Q5 Match – Why This Polymer Wonder is Still Relevant

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 22:13

It was almost exactly five years ago that I wrote my first gun review for GunsAmerica (gently wipes away a tear…). It was the Walther PPQ M2 5” pistol, which was just new to the market at that time. When the work was finished and the article and video were published, I asked Walther if I could send them a check instead of returning the gun. That pistol has been my go-to match gun ever since, and it has many thousands of rounds through it.

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The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto: The Unsolved Murder of the Muslim World’s First Female Prime Minister

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:43

Benazir Bhutto was both the 11th and 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan. Her professional life was enigmatic, dangerous, chaotic, and inspirational. Accused of corruption and officially ousted from her post twice, she yet remained the first democratically elected female leader of a Muslim-majority nation. Imprisoned, exiled, persecuted, and ultimately murdered, Benazir Bhutto came to represent both the best and the worst of her part of the world.

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New Hornady 224 Valkyrie loadings – Black and Varmint Express

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:06

One of the great stories of 2018 was the introduction of a new caliber by Federal, the 224 Valkyrie. Initially announced in October of 2017, by SHOT Show 2018, the world was abuzz. The 224 Valkyrie promised to turbocharge the small frame AR rifle, with ballistics that blew the doors off past challengers such as 6.5 Grendal and 22 Nosler. It helped that it was released and backed by Federal, a giant in the ammunition industry. But still, many people questioned the new caliber? Would it deliver? And would it catch on enough to remain available?

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The Goldilocks of Bipods: Magpul’s New Bipod is Juuust Right

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:55

Considering the plethora of other gun-related accessories, it seems like there should be some kind of middle ground between cheap and premium when it comes to bipods. That’s why I was so excited to get my hands on Magpul’s new bipod. Introduced last summer, the Magpul Bipod fills a space that’s been empty in this product category for too long. I’ve been using mine for the last four months, and I have to say — I’m impressed.

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AG Composites: The Best Stocks You’ve Never Heard Of

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:08

One little-known company in Alabama is quietly making incredible stocks for the likes of Kimber and Proof Research. You'll want to know about this little American gem.

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BREAKING: Connecticut Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Lawsuit against Remington to Move Forward

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:23

In what could be a major blow to the firearms industry in the United States, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled today that parents of Sandy Hook victims can move forward with a lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearms International, a subsidiary of Remington.

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Smith & Wesson Issues Wide-Reaching M&P15-22 Safety Alert

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:47

Smith & Wesson is issuing a safety warning on all M&P15-22 products made before February 1, 2019. These M&P15-22 rifles and pistols may be unsafe to use.

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It ‘Slipped’: Indiana Man Shoots Genitals in Negligent Discharge

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:12

An Indiana man has been hospitalized and could face criminal charges after he accidentally shot himself in the genitals with a Hi-Point 9mm.

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Watch: Little Rock Officer Fires 15 Rounds into Windshield of Stolen Vehicle

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:49

Officials in Little Rock, Ar., have released video footage of a February incident in which a police officer fired 15 rounds into the windshield of a stolen vehicle while lying on the hood of the car. The driver of the vehicle died at the scene while the officer sustained minor injuries.

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Florida Bills Would Make it a Crime for Minors to Post Gun Pics Social Media

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:10

Florida state Senator Jason Pizzo, and state Representative Shevrin Jones have introduced virtually identical bills in their respective legislative chambers for consideration. The bills would make it a misdemeanor offense for a minor to publish a picture of a firearm on social media.

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Dick’s Pulling Firearms, Hunting Gear from 125 Stores Amid Continued Backlash from Pro-Gunners

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 21:00

“People in the gun business are not terribly happy with us,” said Stack. “They said we were toxic, which is fine with us; we’re not going to change the way we’re going.”

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Aimpoint Lands U.S. Military Contact for Space-Age Automatic Sighting System

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:58

Aimpoint announced this week that the U.S. military has awarded the company a substantial contact for a space-age fire control system designed for the 84mm Carl Gustav anti-tank rifle that automatically adjusts point of aim based on range, type of munition, terrain angle, and environmental conditions.

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Kentucky Becomes 17th Constitutional Carry State with Signature from Governor

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:01

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed a law Monday that will allow residents over the age of 21 to carry concealed firearms without a permit as long as they meet the requirements to own a firearm. Kentucky joins 16 other states that allow for some form of “constitutional carry.”

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Do-It-Yourself AK Rifle: Lee Armory’s Build Class in Phoenix, AZ

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 09:04

The guys at Lee Armory know AKs. They run a manufacturing operation and have all the jigs, fittings and parts for building AK rifles. They also have a cadre of gunsmiths who know and love the Kalashnikov design in all of its variants. Most importantly, Lee Armory wants to to your specifications. I got to […]

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Redefining the Extremes: Preparing Your Pistol for Daily Carry Conditions

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 08:00

Neglect is probably the greatest enemy of the concealed self-defense handgun. In my experience, it’s a rare one that gets fired and lubricated very frequently.

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Beretta Debuts Competition-Ready 92X Performance

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 14:16

Beretta unveiled this week the latest edition to their legendary Model 92 family – the 92X Performance. Billed as an out-of-the-box competition-ready handgun, the 92X features a heavy Vertec steel frame, a Brigadier slide, and a new trigger mechanism.

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Check Out This Amazing Malfunction – And Top-Shelf Hi-Point Service

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 13:51

Sometimes bad news is good news as this customer goes the distance to prove that Hi-Point makes hard-use carbines that can really take a beating.

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Illinois Follows New York’s Lead, Proposes Social Media Check to Purchase a Gun

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 08:18

Like swine flu and skinny jeans, anti-gun legislation often work its way from state to state until the entire country has been infected. Now Illinois has caught the bug as House representatives introduce legislation (HB888) that would require state police to “conduct a search of the purchasers' social media accounts available to the public to determine if there is any information that would disqualify the person from obtaining or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card.”

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Painting the SA Saint Victor: Winter/Snow Camouflage DIY Guide

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 17:25

What if I wanted to camouflage my rifle?  Furthermore, what if I wanted to camouflage it for some winter/alpine/snow activities?  As it turns out, it is really pretty simple and easy to do.

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G9 Bullets: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 16:10

Still prepared to not be impressed, off to the range we went. We set up the first 18 inch thick target, I loaded up a 9mm, and then the sky cracked open. Ladies and gentlemen, I have never seen anything like the G9 performance out of a handgun. If you watch the film, you will see me at a rare loss for words. The terminal ballistics can only be described as devastating.

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