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

From the 04-01-2012 Issue of Gun Tests

Classification:Long Guns
Category:Rifles
Model Name:597 Stainless HB TVP
Manufacturer:Remington
Model Number:No. 80852 22 LR, $595

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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:

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IWI Tavor TSB16 5.56 NATO, $1999

From the 09-01-2013 Issue of Gun Tests

Classification:Long Guns
Category:Rifles
Model Name:TSB16
Manufacturer:IWI TAvor
Model Number:5.56 NATO, $1999

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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:

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Browning T-Bolt Target/Varmint No. 025176270 17 HMR, $799

From the 09-01-2013 Issue of Gun Tests

Classification:Long Guns
Category:Rifles
Model Name:T-Bolt Target/Varmint
Manufacturer:Browning
Model Number:No. 025176270 17 HMR, $799

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ber 2013 issue. The specific guns were the Browning T-Bolt Target/Varmint No. 025176270 17 HMR and the Ruger 77/17 Rotary Magazine Rifle K77/17VMBBZ No. 7027 17 HMR. The magazine’s shooters liked the Browning T-Bolt Target a lot, giving it an A- grade. Following are excerpts from that test, used with permission:

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