Two of Remington V3 TAC-13’s greatest attributes are its compactness matched with its fearsome close-range power.

NEW-AGE BLUNDERBUSS: Remington V3 TAC-13

Whatever the term used—combat, tactical, self-defense—shotguns can be had in various forms ranging from double-barrel to pump-action, semiautomatic, and even lever-action. Recently, a new genre has arrived labeled non-NFA “pistol-grip firearm.” Make no mistake, these are true smoothbores chambered in potent 20 and 12 gauge. Remington and Mossberg have been leading the way in this

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FN SCAR 20S’s potency as a DMR is based on combining a highly accurate platform with the increased power represented in the 7.62x51 cartridge.

WORTH THE WAIT: FN SCAR 20S Rifle

Rumors have swirled at every SHOT Show for years that the Designated Marksman Rifle version of the SCAR MK 17 was in the works. Now, after all the years of anticipation, the FN SCAR 20S is here for the commercial market. A Limited Edition SCAR 20S package will be offered featuring a hard case full

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CRKT KUK’s profile is readily identifiable as Kukri-type blade. Ryan Johnson collaborated with CRKT in its design. Photo: CRKT

THE CUTTING EDGE: CRKT KUK

An edged weapon has a primitive appeal that is hard to deny. In many ways, proficiency with a knife in your hands can be more viable than relying solely on firearms. Knives can be specialty models tailor-made for CQB hand-to-hand applications or more utilitarian versions that can handle a variety of roles including survival tasks.

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Training drills involving simulated cover such as EVTC range vehicle allowed FN 509 Tactical to be evaluated in dynamic settings with rapid strings of fire.

EVOLUTION AT WORK: FN 509 Tactical

Photos by Ethan Burgreen Recent events illustrate what a dangerous world we inhabit, with terrorist attacks increasing in frequency. If a hostile situation is encountered, a citizen will most likely be defending themselves with a handgun, which is a compromise between portability and performance. Successful handgun designs constantly evolve. This is for a variety of

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6.5 Creedmoor typifies short and efficient cartridge principle.

LONG-RANGE PERFORMANCE: Christensen Arms CA-10 G2

Photos by Ethan Burgreen Any mention of Christensen Arms brings forth an association with their precision bolt-action hunting rifles featuring carbon-fiber-wrapped barrels. This is understandable, as these were the initial product offerings. Various models of Christensen weapons have been brought forward since Dr. Roland Christensen (Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering) saw a way to apply his

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SIG Academy instructor puts P320-M17 through its paces.

U.S. ARMY DUTY HANDGUN FOR CIVILIANS: SIG Sauer P320-M17

Photos by SIG Sauer/Firelance Media The SIG Sauer P320 was officially introduced at the 2014 SHOT Show. The P320 was SIG’s response to the U.S. market that continues to expand and generate firearm sales among both private citizens and law enforcement consumers, with striker-fired handguns leading the way. The P320 has again been prominent in

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Accuracy was impressive with Ruger Precision Rimfire. Certain loads produced sub 3/8-inch groups. Significantly, point of impact was similar enough that loads could be used interchangeably.

BOLT-ACTION UNDERSTUDY: Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle

Sturm, Ruger & Co is a noteworthy force in the U.S. in all firearm categories, whether sporting, competition, tactical, or personal defense. Their most recent addition is the Precision Rimfire. This rifle model indicates a new approach at Sturm, Ruger & Co. The Precision Rimfire is Ruger’s take on creating an affordable, yet highly accurate,

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On the move to get into position to engage next set of targets at SIG Sauer Academy’s Hogan’s Alley range.

ADAPTABILITY FOR ANY MISSION: SIG Sauer MCX Virtus

Photos by Richard King SIG Sauer has evolved into a recognized industry leader in the development and manufacture of rifles, SMGs, handguns, optics, ammunition, suppressors, and more. This leads us to SIG Sauer’s latest rifle offering—the MCX Virtus. The MCX Virtus represents the latest rifle methodology typified by modularity without sacrificing rugged reliability. While sharing

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Advantages offered by an AK pistol with brace are hard to argue against if a situation arises that demands increased firepower and tactical potency.

LAWFUL CARRY: Eberlestock Tactical Packs

A company helping equip our military, law enforcement, and private security contractors (PSC), as well as private citizens, is Eberlestock. Eberlestock traces its founding to 1985. At the time, Glen Eberle was working his way through college and competing in biathlon at the Olympic level. He was a member of the U.S. National Biathlon Team

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Ability to mount Trijicon RMR or other forward-mounted optic shows flexibility offered by Krebs Custom PD-18 modifications.

KREBS CUSTOM PD-18 AK PISTOL Adaptation at Its Finest

Krebs Custom is a well-established leader in the U.S. AK universe. Marc Krebs is an innovator known for pushing AK performance boundaries. Understandably, with the Obama Administration’s Executive Orders curtailing the import of Russian AKs, Krebs has had to be flexible in creating its unique brand of AKs. Previous Krebs production AK rifles were based

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