Updating the Modern Rifle: CZ-USA 805 Bren S1 Carbine

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.

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Signature AK with Custom-Shop Flair: Rifle Dynamics RD501 5.45 AK

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.

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Legendary Power: Barrett M107A1 .50 BMG

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

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Hundred-Yard 1911: STI Nitro 10

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

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Beer-Budget Blaster: Century International Arms C15 M4

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

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Driven Performer: Adams Arms C.O.R. Rifle

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

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Reliable, Simple, Versatile: DPMS GII Recon AR

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

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