Tag Archives: Rifles

I’ll take a rifle over a handgun ten times out of ten. Then again, who wouldn’t? These articles are all about long arms, but no shotguns please.

Molot, Maker of Vepr Rifles, Named in Russian Sanctions

Yesterday, the Department of the Treasury announced a new round of sanctions against Russian citizens and businesses that have been involved with the Ukraine conflict and for AK fans, the news is not good. Molot-Oruzhie, OOO, or Molot for short, has been added to the list of sanctioned entities resulting in a ban on future imports of the RPK-based Vepr… Read more »

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 »

Savage Arms Hops into the AR Game

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You may remember the now-infamous Springfield Armory Saint announcement last month, or maybe you don’t. Despite Springfield’s highly-polished and suspiciously ambiguous marketing blitz, the company’s first AR-15 failed to register a hit on many peoples’ radars, including my own. Because of that, and also seeing as how almost everyone makes an AR these days, I didn’t feel the rifle was… Read more »

Q Revives the Honey Badger

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When Kevin Brittingham was running things over at Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC), he and his compatriots devised a rifle that has since become something of a legend/myth/whatever in the firearms world. Appropriately dubbed the Honey Badger, the AR-based rifle was compact, chambered in 300 BLK, and optimized for use with a suppressor. Though the company had interested military buyers, the… 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 »

Could the Aftermarket Save Bushmaster’s ACR?

Before I dig into why Bushmaster’s Adaptive Combat Rifle might be experiencing a rebirth, I have to confess that it pains me to headline an article with a question. This is the first time in over two years that I’ve done so and I don’t plan to make a habit of it. With that out of the way, I want… Read more »

The End is Near: CMP Lowers Yearly M1 Garand Limit

If you haven’t signed up for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s newsletters, you may have missed this news. According to Tuesday’s email from the organization, the yearly individual limit for M1 Garand purchases has been reduced to eight rifles per calendar year, effective immediately. That’s down from the longstanding limit of twelve per year. Now, make no mistake, eight Garands is… 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 »

NDAA 2017 Could put CMP 1911s, M1 Carbines, Others on Chopping Block

If you follow firearms news closely, you might have heard that the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (S.2943) passed the Senate last Tuesday by a large 85 to 13 margin. The bill, sponsored by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), includes a section (Sec 331) detailing repurposing of surplus military firearms. Underneath this section, the NDAA directs the Secretary… Read more »

PTR Working on MP5 Clone

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During my discussion with representatives from PTR Industries at NRA Annual Meetings 2016, the company let it slip that they are currently working on an HK94/MP5 clone (not pictured above) for the US market. They also stated that pricing for the new offerings would be in line with their current products. Considering the cost of current MP5-style firearms, this is… Read more »