My first big boy gun came from Century Arms and the company has been near and dear to my heart ever since I pulled that long, greasy, beat-up M91 Moisin Nagant from its cardboard box several decades ago. In addition to surplus, Century Arms is always turning up interesting new guns and this year SHOT Show was no different.
The TP9SF in 9mm Luger is the next evolution of the popular TP9 series pistol. It features fixed 3-dot steel dovetail sights, loaded chamber indicator, striker status indicator, improved single action trigger, reversible magazine catch, match grade machine barrel, Cerakote over phosphate finish, AFC magazine coating and MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail. It comes with two 18-round magazines, two interchangeable backstraps, cleaning rod, brush and a poly holster with paddle attachment and belt attachment.
Another impressive handgun is the C39v2 AK pistol in the C39 line. It is 100% American-made with no imported parts, built on a milled receiver machined from a solid 11 lb. block of 4140 ordnance quality steel. Features include a T-shaped magazine catch, compatibility with AKM furniture, a bolt hold open safety, an enhanced dust cover, standard AK sights, front sight gas block combo, bird cage muzzle style flash hider and QD attachment points on the rear of the receiver. The C39v2 is coated with black nitrite and uses the new RAK-1 enhanced trigger group and has a concentric left hand 14×1 metric thread that is ready for a variety of muzzle attachments.
For long guns, Century showed the new 100% American-made stamped AK, RAS47. It’s available in maple wood furniture and also Zhukov-S and MOE AK furniture sets for OEM use. Features include a T-shaped magazine catch, compatibility with AKM furniture, slant muzzle brake, new side scope rail and retaining plate, bolt hold open safety, an enhanced dust cover and has standard AK sights. The RAS47 is coated with black nitrite and uses the new RAK-1 enhanced trigger group.
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”
In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.