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Monthly Archives: September 2013
9mm Short-Barrel Choice: We’d Carry 124-Grain Speer Gold Dots
Among the most-popular concealed-carry handguns is the 9mm compact pistol. From the immensely popular mini Glocks to the Sig P290, there are quite a few pistols of this type in service. That’s not hard to understand why: in the same frame size, the 9mm is more powerful than the 380 ACP, and when compared to a similarly sized wheelgun, most 9mms offer more shots than a 38 Special. But many carriers who like the portability of a small 9mm pistol with a lot of shots worry how the 9mm compact’s terminal ballistics compare to the same rounds shot out of a full-size gun.
Recommended for the Range
Gun Tests readers dig into head-to-head rifle tests to see if a big-ticket item is something they may want to buy. But there are always some less-expensive products that we use during firearms testing which deserve mention when they deliver a lot utility for the buck. Here are three accessories used in the July 2013 CZ 527 Special Report and the September 2013 17 HMR story we thought were worth the money.
Affordable Defense Shotguns: Benelli, Stevens, CZ Compete
Unlike the conflicts with bad guys depicted on television and in the movies, a home owner in a self-defense situation will rarely fire more than one or two shots. In most cases, the owner of a firearm specifically designed to stop the threat of an intruder will never fire even one shot in their home because they will never be put in such a position.
Manufactured by Springfield Armory Inc. in the year 1974, the M1A is more like a civilian version of the M14. The name for the rifle is chosen by the company based on their pattern of the m14 rifle. It has a lot of variants and is pretty different from the original M14.
If you get the rifle from a participating dealer, you can get the M1A Accessories at a decent rate and save considerable amount money which can reach as high as six hundred dollars. You can get the accessories from the market and online as well.
The combo tool for the M1A which is manufactured by Springfield Armory is used to disassemble and clean the rifle. It is a multipurpose tool and fits neatly in all the stocks. Another accessory is Thermold 20 magazine which does not jam like other metal magazines. Since they are made of nylon, they resist heat rust and even dirt. These dent resistant and non corrosive magazines will not have a scratch on them even if you throw or abuse them.
There is another magazine Loader manufactured by the Butler Creek which is quick and can be loaded without giving any sort of pain to the thumb. It can be loaded and unloaded easily without putting any stress on your fingers. There is another magazine built by the Springfield Armory which is similar to the ones which come with the original rifle when they are manufactured. You can get an extra magazine to add the power of the fire of the rifle.
Tritium Nights Sight is another M1A Accessory which is manufactured by AmeriGlo Green and has a green tritium dot and even a parkerized finish in them. They are used by military, citizens and even recreational shooters. The versa Pod is another accessory which is like a rail adapter for the M1A in which a sling loop is attached. It helps the gas residual bleed from the vent of the gas.
Dovetail Mount is a Flat Top mount whose base has integral rings which are attached to the dovetail of the gun with the help of the Screw knobs. Without making any changes the base can be installed and it does not need to be removed for any cleaning. It is attached to the cover with the coyer retaining pin.
Before you plan to buy M1A Accessories, make sure you get it from an authorized dealer and he is not fake or illegal. The charges should be bargained properly as there are people who are there to just fool you.