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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.”

Commentary

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.


Gun of the week list

Savage Model 64 TR SR V No. 45200 22 LR, $325

In the April 2012 issue, Gun Tests magazine tested three semi-automatic rimfire rifles that showed promise of being more than just plinkers. They were the $325 Savage Arms model 64 TR SR V No. 45200 22 LR, CZ-USA’s $465 model 512, and the $595 Remington 597 TVP. Following is an excerpt from that test, used with permission:

Published on March 6, 2014 | READ COMMENTS (0) | READ MORE



CZ USA CZ 83 No. 91302 380 ACP, $522

The CZ 83, now available from CZ USA, located in Kansas City, Kansas (www.cz-usa.com), has been in the catalog in one form or another since 1982. That’s when the Czechoslovakian military received its 380-caliber pistols. The Model 83 appeared the following year for civilian sales. The CZ 83 is also available chambered for 32 ACP. The 380-caliber models come finished in blue steel or satin stainless. The satin-nickel slide on our CZ 83 was stamped Cal. 9 Browning Court. This is yet another name for 380 Auto.

Published on February 27, 2014 | READ COMMENTS (11) | READ MORE



Makarov 9x18

Gun Tests Magazine recently tested a Makarov in a larger caliber, 9x18 (about $150). It was blued, and had plastic stocks and fixed sights. It had a safety that dropped its hammer. It was well preserved, and about thirty years old.

Published on February 20, 2014 | READ COMMENTS (33) | READ MORE



Stevens Model 320 Home Defense No. 19495 Pump-Action 12 Gauge, $270

In the October 2013 issue, Gun Tests magazine tested three new models of self-defense shotguns that carry low to moderate price tags against one of the popular veteran self-defense shotguns, the Benelli Super Nova Tactical No. 29155 pump-action 12 Gauge, $559. The less expensive shotguns were the recently introduced Stevens Model 320 Home Defense No. 19495, $270; the CZ Model 612 Home Defense No. 06520, $290; and the CZ Model 612 HC-P No. 06510, $349.

Published on February 13, 2014 | READ COMMENTS (10) | READ MORE



CZ USA CZ 75 P-07 Duty No. 91178 9mm Luger, $528

In the October 2013 issue, Gun Tests magazine tested three interesting 9mm polymer-frame handguns: the Walther PPX M1 No. 2790025, $450; the Kriss Sphinx SDP Compact, $1295, and the CZ USA CZ 75 P-07 Duty No. 91178, $528.

Published on February 6, 2014 | READ COMMENTS (4) | READ MORE



Remington 597 Stainless HB TVP No. 80852 22 LR, $595

In the April 2012 issue, Gun Tests magazine tested three semi-automatic rimfire rifles that showed promise of being more than just plinkers. They were the $325 Savage Arms model 64 TR SR V Savage, CZ-USA’s $465 model 512, and the $595 Remington 597 TVP. Following is an excerpt from that test, used with permission:

Published on January 29, 2014 | READ COMMENTS (6) | READ MORE



Benelli Super Nova Tactical No. 29155 Pump-Action 12 Gauge, $559

Gun Tests magazine compared four 12-gauge pumpguns in in the October 2013 issue. They were the Benelli Super Nova Tactical No. 29155 pump-action 12 Gauge, the Stevens Model 320 Home Defense No. 19495, the CZ Model 612 Home Defense No. 06520, and the CZ Model 612 HC-P No. 06510, $349.

Published on January 23, 2014 | READ COMMENTS (2) | READ MORE



IWI Tavor TSB16 5.56 NATO, $1999

Gun Tests magazine did a one-gun Special Report on the Tavor TAR-21 Bullpup in the September 2013 issue. This hot new rifle in 5.56 NATO costs a pretty penny — around $2000 rollout in most places — but we see some reasons why it may be worth the money. Following are excerpts from that test, used with permission:

Published on January 15, 2014 | READ COMMENTS (9) | READ MORE