Finally arriving on dealer shelves in quantity is the CZ-USA 805 Bren S1 (CZ 805) rifle. Numerous appearances at trade shows of the CZ 805, adopted by the Czech Army in 2010 after an extensive evaluation, had consumers obsessing over when the CZ-USA subsidiary would finally introduce it.
If you thought nothing more could be written about the AK, this article may force re-evaluation of that opinion. The true hallmark of the AK series of rifles gaining acceptance in the U.S. has been the rise of businesses catering to its clientele. Rifle Dynamics, well respected in the AK realm, is again leading the way.
Multiple companies produce ballistic protection systems today. This was not always the case, with consumers paying the price both literally and figuratively. This business competition has not only spurred R&D but also lowered the cost of armor, making it available to a wider range of clients besides the military.
Many members of the gun culture tend to rely on the latest gear and equipment, often associating this with proficiency in lieu of quality training. This can be attributed to many factors, including the gun media hyping the latest products, the psychology of not wanting to lose a perceived arms race against others, and the
Many feel the utility of what Ronnie Barrett started in 1982 with his .50 BMG rifles has yet to completely evolve. The long-range potential of the .50 BMG mated with a Barrett rifle is what many feel is the ultimate combination of rifle and cartridge. Barrett recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the M82. Do
What comes to mind if someone mentions a handgun specialized for defense, law enforcement, or military applications? Many would first consider a 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. An ergonomic, instinctive-pointing, hard-hitting handgun is a premium when having to react decisively to a threat. These were John Browning’s guiding principles in creating the 1911. The 1911’s
Nearly 20 years’ experience as a gun writer has allowed me the opportunity to handle and evaluate an above-average number of firearms. Many of these weapons have been Century International Arms offerings. Century International Arms is a polarizing entity within the gun industry among consumers. While often appreciated for being the only access point for
Professional competition shooters are some of the most skilled weapon handlers in the world—after all, that’s what they do for a living—and get to expend copious amounts of time and money on improving their skill levels. I have seen reports of certain Tier 1 Special Operations units inviting world-class competition shooters to train with them
DPMS (Defense Procurement Manufacturing Systems) offers one of the broadest catalogs of ARs on the market, with a dizzying array of types, calibers and configurations covering the gamut in terms of mission profile and adaptability for the user. DPMS was founded by Randy Luth in 1985 as a precision machine shop for manufacturing M203, M14
It’s rewarding to witness a product’s evolution, especially when one has experience with early models to better appreciate the modifications made. The Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) MK216 MOD 1 AR rifle is a great case in point. PWS has taken its concept of the AR rifle another step forward with the MK2 MOD 1 .308