Pistol-caliber carbines are not a new invention. Cowboys, lawmen, outlaws, and citizens had them with their revolvers and rifles chambered in .44-40, .38-40, or .32-20. In the early 2000s, we saw the development of the first true pistol-caliber carbine, at least by American standards. Marlin developed the Camp Carbine that fed off of 1911 magazines
Every once in a while, someone brings a really good idea to fruition. Ruger has done exactly that with their GP100 Match Champion 10mm. Finally a medium-frame six-gun chambering six major caliber rounds! This idea isn’t new — it was bouncing around in Bill Jordan’s head 60 years ago. He was the originator of the
One must ask why Israel decided to invest the time and effort to develop the Tavor X95, especially considering they were being handed M16s as if from a Pez dispenser via generous U.S. aid packages. I will address why I believe the reason is because the X95 is a viable alternative to the typical AR
Articles have been written on the .300 AAC Blackout (BLK) that give the history and purpose of the cartridge. I decided to put one together to see how it performed suppressed. I had some parts and a stripped BCM upper and got a barrel from Brownells and a forend from Diamondback. I was able to
True 1911 connoisseurs appreciate an unadulterated version of John Moses Browning’s famous fighting pistol: devoid of any so-called modern improvements, built from carbon steel, and with a fit and finish that only seasoned craftsmen are capable of. Alchemy Custom Weaponry’s (ACW) Prime is one pistol that’s sure to bring a smile to even the most
Everyone old enough to be a regular S.W.A.T. magazine reader remembers the ammunition shortage of 2008 to 2013 that was triggered by Middle East combat and Obama’s anti-gun policies, which resulted in a veritable panic of firearms sales. Reloading components and .22-caliber rimfire rounds were in very short supply. Walmart and other stocking dealers were
Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that read, “The buck stops here!” It was a simple message acknowledging that he alone was responsible for the final outcome of whatever situation he faced. Americans who take responsibility for their own safety through the use of firearms should understand they have adopted that same code.
For the last two decades, I have looked at the 5.56mm carbine through the optic of a patrol rifle. It started in 1995 during my first police carbine school, then continued during a remote class Clint Smith taught at my home range shortly afterward. The North Hollywood bank robbery solidified that optic in 1997, when
What exactly is the ideal single survival gun? You’d think by now geeks like me would have beaten that dead horse into hamburger. However, the answer can at times seem impenetrable. Gene Stoner’s esteemed black rifle is obviously a contender. You can drop a holy fortune tricking out one of those rascals to DevGru standards.
In 1953, the year before I was born, Ruger introduced the Single-Six single-action revolver. Although it was released in an era when double-action revolvers were king among private citizens and peace officers, it performed reliably for thousands of outdoorsmen. The original Single-Six was in continuous production for two decades. Although a sixgun, savvy pistoleros carried