Walther P22 Review

The P22 is one of the most recent offerings from Walther in an attempt to grab a piece of the growing market in cost effective target and survival pistols.   Prior to the current release of the P22, Walther had made a fairly limited number of purpose designed .22 pistols, but they did have special editions of their PP series guns chambered in .22 LR.  These guns have been favored by people who live in places where it can be difficult …

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Romanian AK rifles

Probably the most popular AK variants in the US these days are coming from Romania.   While there are around a half dozen variants, the most popular models are the SAR 1, SAR 2, SAR 3 and WASR-10.   Available calibers are 7.62X39, 5.45X39, and 5.56 NATO.   The 7.62X39 models being by far the most popular as compatible ammunition and magazines are plentiful and cheap. Having traded out a number of my AKs a while back, I decided to restock the ol …

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Kimber 10mm Review

Kimber’s summer 2003 offering for the small but loyal following of 10mm shooters is a limited production model of their stainless target model.  Available as a full size pistol, this 1911 variant sports all of the features found in Kimber’s newer generation target pistols; adjustable sights, good trigger, full guide rod, decent grips and a matte sandblasted stainless steel finish.  It, is however, one of the last pistols in their production to get the standard 1911 style extractor.  Subtle enhancements …

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Tanfoglio Witness Series Pistols

The Italian Tanfoglio pistols are well known among European shooters for solid design, caliber interchangeability, and reasonable prices.  The designs of the pistols are a refinement on the tried and true Czech CZ-75.  Originally developed during the Cold War, the CZ-75 was known as the “best 9mm military sidearm that never was”.  Rejected by the Communist Block and simply copied in the west, the CZ-75 has met with modest success on the market; primarily used by European security firms and …

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.32 ACP Carpati Pistol Review

The Carpati .32, made in Romania, is a small, .32-caliber semi-automatic pistol patterned after the Walther PPK. It is imported by Century International Arms Inc In the early part of the last century, the .32 Automatic (.32 ACP) cartridge was perhaps the most popular centerfire cartridge chambered in autoloading pistols for personal protection. Then, as time went by with the .380 and other options available, it began to fall out of favor as a self-defense pistol. However, just recently, in …

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Best Pistol Grip Reviews

The fit of your hand to the handgun is one of the most important aspects of successful shooting. Grasping a gun that does not fit properly is like picking up a 2 x 4 and trying to play baseball-it just doesn’t work. One of the worst mistakes shooters make is choosing a gun that is too large for their hands and compounding the mistake by choosing grips that are too large as well. Of course, the exact choice of grips …

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Remington 870 Review

I’ve shot many different makes and models of shotguns over the years. Many shotguns fulfill only one purpose, being produced especially to fill the need envisioned by some company engineer or maybe it was suggested by customers. The make and model of gun I want to investigate in this article is a version of the Remington 870. I’ve owned and shot several different models of the pump-action shotgun and have always been satisfied with the results. As far as I …

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.32 vs .22 Magnum – Testing Velocity of Trail Guns

The .22 Magnum has a lot of fight for its size and is among my favorite cartridges. It is no secret I am a big bore man when it comes to self-defense and hunting, but that is simply attention to detail and respect for reality. When it comes to small game and trail use, or the informal target practice we call plinking, I have far more latitude in choice. I have used many calibers, from the lowly .22 Short to …

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CCI Pistol Shotshell

Recently, my son and I entered into an interesting discussion concerning shotshell loads. He thought the CCI Speer shotshell cartridges I keep around the home looked like Contact Cold Pills, but probably work a little faster. With that light-hearted beginning, we began to study the utilitarian shotshell, something most handgunners take for granted. Frankly, I have kept them around the homestead and relied upon them without exploring their effectiveness. A bit of study shows that the concept, if not the …

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Ruger p95 Review

The P95 builds upon the success of the P85, first introduced in 1985 and followed by the improved P89. These pistols are well known as hardworking, hard-use handguns with a tendency to feed, chamber, fire and eject any type of ammunition fed by the individual user. Accuracy on early examples could bear improvement, but subsequent research and consultation with Bar Sto barrels soon had the P89 on a par with other handguns. The P90 .45-caliber handgun, as an example, is …

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