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Nighthawk Custom Teams up with Korth Revolver

OK. I will be the first to admit I am not quite sure what we are looking at here. Is Nighthawk licensing the manufacture of Korth Revolvers or are they the importer? Time will tell. But here is what I know and what I see in the pictures. I know Korth, GmbH has had major issues getting their handguns to …

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Why I Didn’t Spend Big Money on a G36 Conversion

It has been announced by some US dealers that Heckler & Koch (HK) is bringing some of their MP5 semi-auto based pistols into the US. I guess they are specifically called the SP5K MP5K? Honestly, I am not familiar with all the model and name variations for some of these guns. To me they are MP5’s. Just like how a …

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Rolling Papers—They’re Not Just For Pot

I have to give credit for this blackpower tip to my good friend and noted handgun guru, Charlie Petty. I was looking for a cheap and easy way to make paper cartridges like they used in the Civil War, so I called Charlie about how to nitride paper because he’s also a chemist. Nitrided paper generally burns while untreated paper …

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Hand Loading at the Range – Springfield Trapdoor

I saw something recently that I suspect many shooters don’t get to see. Someone who is actually loading rounds at the range to test for optimum accuracy. Ok. Let me say that again. There was a guy at the range who had setup a single stage press and was assembling live rounds to various specs and then turning around and …

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The One That Got Away

Every so often in the business of gun writing you send back a gun that you wish you had bought instead. When I worked at NRA, the Technical Editor used to lament that there was a time when he could buy all the Steyr AUGs he wanted for $200 each but didn’t. My gun that “got away” is Ruger’s Gold …

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SCCY Pocket Rocket

Recently while working on some steel, a local shooter asked if he could join the fun. He was an older gentleman who quickly produced 3 or 4 pistols. One of which I wasn’t familiar with. A small, double-action-only (DAO) pistol called SCCY (Pronounced sky). It turns out the SCCY pistol was new to this particular owner (and me), and he …

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Mossberg Rifles Are Not Cheap

A few years back I wrote in another publication about a bear hunt where I used a Mossberg rifle topped with a Swarovski scope. In the comments section, I got a wisecrack from an Internet expert about putting a $1,000 scope on a $100 rifle. The perception was that because many Mossberg shotguns are affordable, that their rifles were cheap. …

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Is a Russian SF AK really an AK?

I will admit, the title of this post is somewhat provocative. But I think it’s an important question to ask if you are looking at getting into the AK game. Especially here in the US. Let me explain. The gun community has a bad habit. It will sometimes use two different terms interchangeably that aren’t so: A perfect example of …

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Turkey Tune Up

If it’s not already turkey season in your neck of the woods, it should be soon. As much as it’s a thrill to have a tom thundering his gobble on his way to you, it’s equally devastating to miss one. I mean it’s a shotgun, right? You can shoot doves out of the air at 40 yards, so how the …

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Pro-Tip: Always Wear Eye Protection

I shoot a lot. I really do. And with that, I see snake-eyes rolled more often than most. In just the last 12 months, I have seen a 38 Special slug ricochet and hit someone square in the forehead. I have seen another shooter have a razor-sharp section of copper-jacket slice right through the lower lip. I’ve seen one ruptured …