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Converting Old Browning Model A-5s

Newer versions of this famous shotgun use roll pins instead of screws to hold certain action parts. Here’s how to convert early Auto-5s.

Glock Mods: An M1911 Man Branches Out

I’ve worked with the 1911 for many years, and sometimes that experience has been helpful with other pistols, such as the Browning Hi-Power, for example. Sometimes the differences between pistols are hard to spot, and other times we find similarities between handguns that at first seem very different. Another example: If you can work on the Savage 1910, you can work on the Astra 400, and you won’t be confused by the H&K P7M8. But the Glock? Ah, the Glock is an altogether different creature. Sometimes my 1911-based reasoning produces positive results with the Glock, and other times it does not. With the Glock so popular with law-enforcement and now proving itself in competition—winning the first top-class award at IPSC—we’re going to see more and more Glocks turned in for improvement. And at the very least, we should be familiar with the similarities and the differences between the Glock and “old Slabsides.”

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Semi-Annual FBI Report Confirms Crime Down As Gun Sales Up

The FBI's semi-annual uniform crime data for the first half of 2013 confirms once again what the firearms community already knew, that violent crime has continued to decline while gun sales have continued to climb.

GunBroker.com Names January 2014's Best Selling Firearms

GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 best-selling firearms for January 2014, topped by Smith & Wesson's M&P semi-automatic pistol.


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Ruger PC9 Carbine 9mm

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This is a well-built product, and we couldn't fault its function. But it didn't shoot as well as the Hi-Point with the ammo we selected, and it needs better sights, in our view. Ruger did not supply rings with this gun, and it needs a red dot or low-magnification scope to help the shooter place his shots more accurately.



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We thought the Ruger wasn't as fast handling as the Hi-Point because it required the shooter to adopt a lower head position on the gun. Also, the traditional pistol grip didn't offer the same control as the 995's grip, in our view.

Even though the Ruger was heavier and had a rubber recoil pad, it seemed to recoil more. But we did notice the Ruger developed more velocity.

We found it harder to shoot the Ruger's front post and rear notch accurately.

One of the Ruger's big advantages is the availability of pre-ban 15-round magazines commonly sold with the company's pistols. That would supplement the capacity of the supplied 10-round double howstacks significantly.

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