Archive for June, 2013

Buy the Glock 19 in OD Green at Defensefirearms.com

I met up with GLOCK’s national sales team about three months ago at an industry expo and, much to my surprise, they announced that they’re bringing back the OD green pistols that were discontinued several years ago. When I first started my business, nobody wanted the OD guns. I ordered a dozen of them and felt like a fool. The day GLOCK announced they’d be discontinued, my shelf cleared out in a hurry. A recent Gunbroker auction had a dealer bid over $19,000 on a 19-gun collection, which is more than I would pay for them personally, but certain consumers seem to be willing to pay the beautiful and unique snowflake premium…

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Buy the Sig Sauer P938 at Defense Firearms LLC

One of the main benefits of living closerthanthis to the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping New Hampshire: the guys in the Pro Shop know me better than Daniela De Jesus Cosio knows Mexican food. Familiarity breeds contempt? Could be. I’ve been asking about the P938 pistol for months. And then it happened. While I was attending SIG’s Civilian Response to Terrorist Threats class one of the guys said they’d just received a shipment of ten P938s. I did the AMEX thing in reverse: I didn’t go home without it . . .

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The IMI/Magnum Research Desert Eagle wasn’t the first large-caliber autopistol to reach production. That honor belongs to the .44 AutoMag, which was then succeeded by the Wildey Auto, as famously wielded by Charles Bronson in Death Wish III. The Desert Eagle (DE) was, however, the first large-caliber auto pistol to catch the public imagination. Even casual firearms enthusiasts can immediately identify it, as can players of first-person shooters like CounterStrike (where “deagling” refers to making one-shot “kills” to the head). The shooters who haven’t fired one yearn to do so, while those who have are rarely without a strongly-held opinion for or against the big autopistol. Perhaps most interestingly, the Desert Eagle serves as a powerful, elegant argument against that old argument that “guns have no purpose but to kill.”  Read More…Image

Buy the Desert Eagle .50 at Defense Firearms LLC

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One of my personal dislikes of the basic AR15 platform is the fact that they do not have folding stocks.  I am not talking about rifles like the Sig 556 or other variants, I’m talking about true AR15s.  The issue, of course, is the need for the buffer system located in the stock.  Without the buffer system engaged, the life of your AR15 wouldn’t last past the next shot probably.

So I did some searching around the web and came across a folding stock adapter for AR15s made by Law Tactical.  According to the company, it’s “The only folding stock adapter compatible with AR platform rifles.”  I was curious enough to go ahead and buy one and see if it was worth the money.

After reading the instructions and studying the adapter for a couple of minutes, the mechanics began to make sense.  The key element to the adapter is the bolt extension that engages with your buffer when the stock is in the unfolded position.  When the stock is folded, the adapter is held in by a fastener.  Likewise, the buffer is held in by the traditional buffer retaining pin.

With this in mind, it is important to note that the rifler CANNOT be fired when the stock is in the folded position.  With the buffer system disengaged, it is not capable of functioning properly and may cause serious damage to your rifle or yourself.

So why would a person want to install a folding adapter on a rifle if it cannot be fired in the folded position?  The simple answer…portability.  I have found that with the stock folded, you save enough length on your rifle that you could possibly transport it in a decent size rucksack or tactical bag (depending on the overall size of your rifle).  Some may argue that if you cannot fire it folded, it is useless, I disagree.  Any amount of length I can shave off my rifle for ease of portability is a positive in my book.

Overall, I highly recommend this product to any AR owner.  It’s fairly easy to install, minus the castle nut which is recessed and a little difficult to tighten (I found using needle nose pliers can solve this, email me if you want to know more).  In the future, I plan to sell these on the website www.defensefirearms.com but would value other people’s opinions before I do.  Please feel free to give me your opinions on an adapter like this, I’m sure others will want to hear them as well.

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“The .380 was a cute fad,” Springfield Armory’s print ads proclaim. “Now, let’s get back to business.” Back to business indeed. Forty-five caliber single-stack striker fired pistols aren’t exactly a new thing. Kahr and Glock have been making them since the naughties. Truth be told neither model has been flying off the shelves. But no one has made a pocket .45 this small. Our small-handed man Dan got to grips with the XD-S at this year’s SHOT Show and loved it. But is the new XD-S really all that and a pocketful of protection . . .

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Read More Here: “The Truth About Guns” Review: Springfield Armory XD-S .45 ACP.

AAC Honey Badger

Posted: June 17, 2013 in Products

I have to admit, I have a bit of a crush on AAC. They’re great people that make some innovative firearms, ammunition and silencers including the .300 AAC Blackout round. And they’ve come up with a fantastic way to tie it all together in a personal defense weapon called the Honey Badger. And thanks to a trip I took a few months ago to AAC’s HQ Kevin told me what it’s all about and I even got to see it before the rest of the world.

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Published originally in “The Truth About Guns”

 

 

Gun Review: CAI Canik55 TP-9

Posted: June 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Gun Review: CAI Canik55 TP-9.

When Mr. Bond grew tired of his German mouse gun, he “upgraded” to the Walther P99. I don’t know how many of you out there upgraded along with him, but if you’re like me you didn’t. My “excuse” for shunning the gun: I’m not a huge fan of the P99′s H&K style magazine release. You know, the kind located on the trigger guard? Its proximity to the trigger is as welcome as hot-sauce in saline solution. Ergonomically? Awk-ward. This made the gun a attractive to me as . . .