Category Archives: Firearm Reviews

This is the firearm-specific portion of Modern Rifleman’s review section. Intended to help readers sort through review topics with ease, look here for a variety of rifle and handgun reviews.

Arsenal SLR-104FR (AKS-74) Review

Just before last November’s elections, I went on a bit of a buying spree. Okay, it was more than a “bit” of a spree, but with an uncertain future for firearms as a whole and imports in particular, I felt that at the very least, waiting would lead me to pay a premium for some of the firearm-related items I… Read more »

Griffin Armament MK1 Recce AR-15 Review

When I first heard that Griffin Armament was hopping into the AR-15 game, my first thought was, “great… yet another AR.” This day and age, it seems like everyone sells AR-style rifles (I mean, even Savage has one now) and I wasn’t quite sure what Griffin was planning to bring to the table with the MK1 line. To be perfectly… Read more »

Arsenal SLR-104UR (AKS-74U) Review

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Even before the AK-74 hit armories in 1974, Russian forces were looking for something smaller and lighter to issue to mechanized, rear line, and special forces troops. While the AKS-74 with its side folding stock was developed around the same time as the fixed stock version, it wasn’t quite as compact as Soviet officials required for the aforementioned use cases. Ultimately, and… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Spike’s Tactical Brown Recluse Review

When most people think about suppressors, the first thing that comes to mind is a removable device that attaches to the end of a firearm’s barrel and reduces the volume of the gun’s report. It’s true. Most silencers are relatively small units that aren’t necessarily intended to permanently live on a particular gun. However, thanks to the massive growth in… Read more »

Reviewing Silencer Shop’s Custom Brethren Armament BAP9 MP5

The story of today’s most prolific submachine gun began over five decades ago. After Heckler & Koch found its 7.62x51mm G3 to be an excellent performer in the hands of German forces and militaries around the world, the company set out to bring the G3’s roller-delayed blowback system to other calibers and other form factors. This development, which began in 1964, moved… Read more »

Glock 21SF (Police Trade-In) Review

Earlier this year, I found myself tight on funds and in need of a .45 ACP suppressor host for my work with Silencer Shop. Now if you’re a handgun enthusiast, you probably know that threaded .45s come at a premium. In fact, it isn’t unusual for people to drop $1,000 or more on such a firearm. My budget was far… Read more »

PTR-91 A3R Review

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I’ll admit, I’ve been a bit of a Heckler & Koch G3 fanboy since I first discovered the rifle while playing Rainbow Six 3 on my Xbox back in middle school. Something about the classic battle rifle with its full-power 7.62x51mm/.308 rounds and full 18-inch barrel seemed perfect for just about any purpose. As I grew older and began to venture into… Read more »

Classic Arms Review: M1 Carbine

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Frequent readers and those that follow Modern Rifleman on social media have likely come to understand that I am seriously fascinated by firearm technology and new/innovative designs. While this undeniably true, my firearms journey actually started in a much less advanced niche, as most of my earliest acquisitions were rifles used in the Second World War. As the grandson of… Read more »

Walther PPK/S .22 LR Review

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When I purchased my Bersa Thunder 22 back in 2012, I primarily wanted a .22 LR handgun to use as a trainer for full-sized, centerfire pistols. I had little experience shooting anything other than rifles and my handgun skills were essentially non-existent. As a secondary benefit, I also liked how the Bersa resembled the Walther PP and PPK series handguns… Read more »

Century Arms Zastava PAP M92 PV Review

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If there is one admission I need to make it is that I’ve always had a sweet spot for Eastern Bloc rifles and pistols. In fact, if I were forced to rank my favorite firearms, the list would probably be topped by the Dragunov SVD, but in short order we would come to the AKS-74U. I cannot with any certainty… Read more »