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It was born during the Cold War to give the French military an 800-meter precision platform in 7.62 NATO, but it ended up serving through to a more complicated era. When it entered service in 1986, there was still a Soviet Union and there was still, therefore, an ideological struggle …

Diamondback Firearms is introducing the Diamondback Sidekick, a 9-shot, single- and double-action rimfire revolver that has an interchangeable swing-out cylinder. The Sidekick has a 9-round capacity in either .22 LR or .22 Magnum. Both cylinders use the quickly convertible swing-out arm for fast interchangeability, allowing the user to switch between standard …

New from FN America is the FN 303 Tactical Less Lethal Launcher with a modular-chassis system that allows operators and armorers to quickly customize the buttstock, grip or sighting system. The launcher has an FN SCAR buttstock that is adjustable for length of pull, cheek rise and foldability and enhanced ergonomics and …

Beretta USA has announced the new M9A4, the latest model in the M9 series of pistols. As such, the M9A4 boasts new features such as a red-dot ready slide, an enhanced short reset Xtreme Trigger System, along with a higher capacity magazine. Says Beretta: “Built to exceed the standards of even …

Ten years ago, it was rare to encounter a handgun with an optic mounted atop it, but today it is a far more common thing to see. Many semi-automatics now leave the factory with some sort of provision with which to mount a micro red-dot, and Trijicon’s RMR is one of the …

Conventional” is a word that is rarely applied to the work of George Kellgren. The prolific engineer and designer, who was the 2019 winner of American Rifleman’s Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award, has repeatedly exhibited outside-the-box thinking with his creations, from the Grendel P10 handgun to the current Kel-Tec lineup of bullpup rifles and shotguns. It …

When Benelli introduced its 828U over-under at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) some wondered if it wasn’t a gun too far. How wrong they were. The company’s newest variant is the 828U Sport, a version purpose-made for clay shooting. However, don’t lose sight of the …

Of all the array of firearms in the hands of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the 1919-1921 Anglo-Irish War (or “Irish War of Independence”), the Canadian .303 Ross rifle is perhaps the oddest one in the IRA’s inventory. While there certainly were not many Ross rifles in the whole of Ireland, …

Having a comfortable holster that holds your gun securely in place but still allows for a quick and smooth draw when lives are on the line is important. For nearly five decades, DeSantis has been developing, designing, and manufacturing the best gun holsters on the market today. They pride themselves on using …

It’s a common practice for firearm manufacturers to create an item with mass appeal first, and then follow up with line extensions. Such is the case with SIG Sauer’s wildly successful Tread series, which debuted in 2018. And while 5.56 NATO-chambered AR-15-type firearms have the broadest appeal, there’s a segment …