Top 5 .22 LR Pistols | 2020 Review

The .22 LR bullet is measured at 5.56x15mm and is a rimfire cartridge to accommodate the lower muzzle velocity and power. Most people use the .22 Long Rifle (LR) bullet for target practice, training, and varmint hunting. Most guns chambered for the .22 LR are going to be relatively cheaper than any other caliber and are the cheapest to own of any caliber gun. There are 5 pistols that I think everyone should at least shoot to see if a .22 LR pistol is for them. The Ruger Wrangler, Ruger Mark IV, Walther P22, S&W Victory, and the Heritage Rough Rider are my top 5 favorite pistols in this caliber. Each of the pistols is great for beginner shooters who want to learn the fundamentals of shooting a pistol without the fear of recoil and noise.

1. Ruger Wrangler .22 LR Revolver

The Ruger Wrangler is designed as a plinking and training pistol, but can easily be used as a varmint hunting revolver if you train properly with it. It’s built around a cold hammer-forged barrel for better accuracy and longevity. The front sight is a blade with the integral notch rear sights for quick target acquisition. My favorite feature on this revolver is the transfer bar mechanism and the loading gate interlock. These 2 features ensure you have the utmost level of security from accidental discharges from drops or other mishandling incidents. The Wrangler is finished with Cerakote to increase the durability and reliability in any environment, from rain, snow, sleet, hail, to high humidity. This gun only weighs 1.88 lbs and is fired in a single action for a quick and easy shooting experience. At $199.00 and a significantly reduced recoil, there are not many better deals to get into the market for your first revolver.

 

Specs:

Caliber .22 LR
Action Single
Capacity 6
Barrel Length 4.62″
Length 10.25″
Weight 1.88 lbs
Twist 1:14″ Right Hand
Grooves 6
Sights Blade Front, Integral Rear
Grip Checkered Synthetic
Frame Finish Black Cerakote
Frame Material Aluminum Alloy
MSRP $199.00

Where Can I Buy The Ruger Wrangler?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker

 

Ruger Wrangler .22 LR 6-Shot 4.62" Revolver, Black Cerakote - 2002

 

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2. Smith & Wesson Victory .22 LR

The SW22 Victory is a single-action, blowback semi-automatic .22LR pistol with an enclosed hammer in the slide. It features a match-grade barrel that is easily interchangeable after you run a few thousand rounds through it. Many people like the takedown of this pistol, but I don’t like having to use an Allen wrench because the new Ruger Mark IV allows for a tool-less takedown within seconds. The S&W Victory requires you to remove a hex nut that can be easily lost if your not careful or loosen during firing if you’re not careful in reassembling it. The front fiber optic sight is very bright and offers a clear line of sight and if you don’t like it, it comes with a Picatinny rail for an optic or scope attachment. In the end, this pistol offers no recoil and is perfect for target shooting.

Specs:

Caliber .22 LR
Action Single
Capacity 10+1
Barrel Length 5.5″
Length 9.2″
Weight 2.25 lbs
Twist 1:14″ Right Hand
Grooves 6
Sights Green Fiber Optic
Grip polymer
Frame Finish Satin
Frame Material Stainless Steel
MSRP $416.00

Where Can I Buy The Smith & Wesson Victory .22 LR?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker

S&W SW22 Victory SS .22LR Pistol

 

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3. Ruger Mark IV Target .22 LR

The Ruger Mark IV is one of the most simplistic pistols I’ve ever seen with the new and much improved one-button takedown. As Hickok45 explains below, this pistol is incredibly easy to shoot and takedown versus the original model. The barrel is cold hammer-forged for improved accuracy and increases longevity by not warping the metal as fast. The Mark IV is built with an ergonomic bolt stop that is constructed to ensure the sight-to-barrel alignment is always perfect. This feature gives the Mark IV better accuracy than most other traditional slide pistols. You can easily mount an optic or aftermarket night sight on the top because the Mark IV is drilled and tapped for both the Weaver and Picatinny Rail systems. It’s built with an ambidextrous manual safety lever for both right and left-handed shooters.

Specs:

Caliber .22 LR
Width 1.20″
Height 5.50″
Action Single
Capacity 10+1
Barrel Length 5.50″
Length 9.75″
Weight 2.67 lbs
Twist 1:16″ Right Hand
Grooves 6
Sights Blade Front, Integral Rear
Grip Checkered Synthetic
Frame Finish Black Cerakote
Frame Material Aluminum Alloy
MSRP $699.00

Where Can I Buy The Ruger Mark IV Target Pistol?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker

Ruger Mark IV Target .22 LR 5.5" Stainless Steel Pistol - 40103

 

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4. Walther P22

The Walther P22 is the most compact .22 LR pistol on the market and offers an affordability that is rare for the number of features it has. Starting with the ambidextrous mag release and slide safety to accommodate left-handed shooters. The P22 comes with interchangeable backstraps to fit almost any hand size and has better ergonomics in the grip than most other pistols. Although it’s built with a really heavy 11 lb trigger pull in double-action, it drops to around 5lbs in single-action for a smooth and easy pull. As with any rimfire weapon, the range is limited because of the lightweight of the bullet and the way the striker hits the cartridge. This pistol can be used to hunt varmints, such as squirrels, groundhogs, rabbits, snakes, and coyotes.

Specs:

Caliber .22 LR
Action Single
Capacity 10
Barrel Length 3.42″
Length 6.5″
Weight 1 lb
Twist 1:14″ Right Hand
Grooves 6
Sights Front Blade
Height 4.5″
Width 1.1″
Grip textured
Frame Finish Nickle
Frame Material Polymer
MSRP $359.00

Where Can I Buy The Walther P22?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Guns.com
  3. Gearfire
  4. Gallery of Guns

 

Walther P22 .22LR Nickel 5120325

 

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5. Heritage Rough Rider

Heritage is one of the coolest gun companies because they’re one of the only companies left that are still truly inspired by our nation’s history. The Heritage Rough Rider was inspired by the original Rough Rider, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Long Colt that he carried. This Rough Rider is chambered in a .22 LR and is made for plinking, varmint hunting, or target practice. I love the American flag grip and the old school feel to the gun, but you can tell it’s not as nice as the all stainless steel big bore .45 or .357 Magnum revolvers. However, for $180 brand new, this is an exceptional revolver for the price and will get you comfortable shooting a revolver if you ever decide to upgrade to the big-bore models.

Specs:

Caliber .22 LR
Action Single
Capacity 6
Barrel Length 6.5″
Length 11.78″
Weight 2.09 lbs
Grooves 6
Sights fixed
Grip American Flag
Frame Finish Black
Frame Material Stainless Steel
MSRP $180.00

Where Can I Buy The Heritage Rough Rider?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker

 

Heritage Rough Rider 22lr 6.5" Revolver, American Flag

 

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Remington Thunderbolt .22 LR Ammo

The Remington Thunderbolt is the most economical ammo that you’ll ever find, especially if you buy the 500 round box. You can get 500 rounds of Remington ammo for $33.00 if you buy from Palmetto State Armory. I think this is the perfect bullet for any of these pistols because you know what you’re getting when you buy anything from Remington. Generally speaking, they always produce great guns and ammo. I highly recommend this bullet, but only for target practice, training, and plinking. No matter what pistol you buy, you’ll have to train with it if you want to become any good at it. This allows you to spend a fraction of what other ammo costs so you can train for hours without hurting your wallet.

MSRP: $33.00/500 rounds

 

Remington .22 Long Rifle 40gr RN High Velocity (500rd Bulk Pack) - TB22B

 

 

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Hornady 22 Hornet SP Match Ammo

The Hornady 22 Hornet SP Match ammo weighs 45 grain, has a muzzle energy of 710 ft. lbs of force, and travels 2,665 ft per second out of a long rifle. This ammo is the perfect ammo for hunting any game less than 50 lbs, such as fox, squirrel, rabbits raccoons, gophers, coyotes, and groundhogs. Just remember that the close those animals get to 50 lbs, the greater chance you’ll have to get a headshot to kill them. Hornady is one of my favorite ammo companies to support because they’re always trying to improve their product line. The 22 Hornet is built for a flatter shooting experience with a reduction in drag. I’d never take a shot with a .22 pistol past 50 yards (150 yards for long rifle) because the bullet drop is too much to adjust for in a rimfire casing.

 

MSRP: $35.00/50 rounds

 

Hornady 22 Hornet 45gr SP Match Custom Ammunition, 50 Round Box

 

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Conclusion

Each of these pistols is made by great companies that take great pride in their firearms. Shooting a pistol chambered in .22 LR is a lot of fun and meant for a specific purpose, other than carrying a self-defense weapon. I would only use these pistols to kill varmints, such as coyotes, fox, gophers, snakes, raccoons, groundhogs, and squirrels. I would never recommend these pistols for anything bigger than a coyote because they just don’t have the power and size to humanely bring down a deer or hog without a perfect shot. These pistols are all accurate up to 50 yards before the bullet drop becomes a problem to adjust for. These pistols are also a great way to get someone into shooting for the first time without scaring them with heavy recoil and loud pistol.

IR. Tools Releases a new Powered Thermal Target

IR.Tools™ just released a new shooting target, but not just any target, a powered thermal target. For those of you who aren’t sure what that looks like, we’re going to go ahead and break it down for you. We’ll get right into what makes IR. Tools’ thermal targets worth the purchase and of course, how they work. 

 

IR. Tools Releases a new Powered Thermal Target

If you’re familiar with IR.Tools, you are probably wearing one of their friend or foe infrared (IR) patches. A company whose mission, Protecting Those Who Protect Us, has stepped up its game even more. Not only did this company, which was founded in 2006, go from a single product, a ¾” infrared patch intended for every military uniform in the country, but they have made big advancements in the industry of IR patches. Of course, it’s not just who they are standing behind that gets our attention, it’s what they stand for, Honoring God, Blessing People, and Producing Premium Products for military, special forces, law enforcement, hunters, and recreational sportsmen.

IR.Tools is not only known for passive infrared patches, markers, and shooting targets for night vision and thermal image operations all over the world, but now Tom Boyer, owner and lead engineer of IR. Tools has introduced powered targets to go alongside his passive shooting targets inventory. 

Boyer’s new powered thermal targets are heated using a proprietary Fabroc™ technology, which is an exclusive rubber-like material he says is nearly indestructible. Unlike many targets, you might have seen in the field that catches fire or are jimmy-rigged to produce a thermal image, the ones at IR. Tools are safer to use and require a 12 or 24-volt battery to power up this lightweight, heat-efficient target, giving off a consistent thermal image. The bullet penetration causes a slit rather than a hole, and you can end your training without any flaring or disruption. And if that’s not enough for you, the target remains intact for over 500 rounds before you’ll need to think about purchasing a new one; efficient for training and the wallet.

If you’re interested in purchasing these powered thermal targets, you can do so at https://invprotools.com/irtools-thermal/.

Unique Powered Thermal Shooting Targets

What makes IR. Tools powered thermal shooting targets so unique in how durable they are. IR. Tools took their targets through the gauntlet to make sure they’re safe, durable, and provide realistic training. IR. Tools is on a mission to provide the best infrared tools to everyone from the military and law enforcement to recreational sportsmen, and that’s what they’ve done here.

Not only are powered thermal targets necessary if you want optimal training, but they’re very easy to set up and use. Because they are built to be durable, they have the longevity that makes them cost-effective. Instead of worrying about your powered target catching fire, you can worry about what really matters, getting quality training that leads to quality shots when they matter most.

What are thermal targets?

So, what are thermal targets? We’re glad you asked. You know how you can use a thermal scope in Call of Duty? Well, let’s put this in real life. Paper targets are difficult to see through a thermal scope because they typically emit a temperature similar to their surroundings. Thermal imaging works off of heat energy.  If something is producing heat, say a living animal or person, then you can see them through black and white settings. Thermal targets offer a different temperature contrast to the target’s background to help it stand out in a thermal environment. 

What is the difference between passive and powered thermal targets?

Passive Thermal Targets

Unlike a powered shooting target, passive targets don’t use power. That means no power cords or batteries. However, typically they must be used outside, where the contrast can be seen. IR. Tools use a High Contrast passive thermal film on their targets. All you have to do is peel and stick or staple it to a backer for target practice and you will be able to use it in a variety of environments. 

Powered thermal targets

Powered thermal targets use a power source to heat the target. The heat allows the target to contrast against a cooler background. 

IR. Tools

Because IR. Tools believe that the men and women who risk their lives every day deserve to come home to their loved ones, they’ll continue innovating products that Protecting Those Who Protect Us. From friend or foe (IFF) infrared patches, such as US Flags, Call Signs, Morale logos, and allied nations to Thermal Zeroing Targets for safer, more accurate zeroing of advanced weapons, IR Tools has what you need. With core values Honoring God, Blessing People, and Producing Premium Products, all IR products are made to protect the ones you love from life-altering injuries.

Top Selling Bolt Action Rifles Actually in Stock | Sportsman’s Guide

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It’s no secret that ever since Covid-19 hit, there’s been a shortage of weaponry on the shelves. It seems like no matter where you go, either the firearm you want is listed as out of stock or on backorder. Well, we found several rifles that are available for purchase, right now, at Sportsman’s Guide. So, here’s a list of the top-rated bolt-action rifles being sold on Sportsman’s Guide, that are actually available.

About Sportsman’s Guide

First off, let’s say, when you go digging around on Sportsman’s Guide’s page, they only show you the products that are in stock, which we like. (You can view their out of stock items, for future reference, if you’d like). Since it seems like everyone else is just a tease of what you could have, but can’t get, it’s a bit refreshing. Otherwise, you’re sent down a tunnel trying to find the exact same thing with some other company only to find out they’re undergoing the exact same shortage. Let’s just forgo all the hassle, and show me what I can have. I’m not looking for a good tease, I’m looking for a good rifle I can actually get my hands on, without paying an arm and a leg

What’s kinda cool about Sportsman’s Guide is that they dabble in a little bit of everything. You like hunting, fishing, camping? No- something’s wrong with you. But no, seriously, they have it all, including apparel, tools, equipment, and even products for your home.

They even sell top-products, such as Carhartt®, Under Amour®, and Mossy Oak®. Oh, and let’s not forget, they’re even into Military Surplus? Looking for something from the WWI-era, they have it; they also have the more modern-day stuff our guys and gals are using in the field every day.

And we can’t go without mentioning this, they offer a “lowest price guarantee.” If you find an advertised price for the exact item elsewhere, you just have to let them know within 10 days of your purchase, and they’ll honor the lower price.

Sportsman’s Guide Members

If you’re looking to save a few dollars, Sportsman’s Guide also offers a membership option, kind of like your local grocers. You can still purchase any number of their products, but a membership gets you a 10% discount on most items and 5% off on most firearms and ammo. Oh, there’s also something called Bullseye Deals, only available to members. It’ll cost you $49.99/year, which is cheaper than a Costco membership. And if you find yourself frequenting the ammo shelf, you’re likely to make your money back on that membership in savings.

If that’s not enough for you, they have something called a 4-Pay Plan. If you spend at least $150, you can split it into 4 payments, interest-free. You’ll also get free shipping for anything over $49. If you’re on the fence, maybe not sure if you’ll at least break-even on your membership, then you can do a 30-day free trial.

 

Top-Rated Bolt Actions Rifles

 XP, .300 Win. Mag., Nikon BDC Scope

According to the Sportsman’s Guide, the Savage 111 Trophy Hunter XP package deal is an excellent option for the new shooter, or anyone really, who’s looking for something ready to go right out of the box. You don’t have to worry about purchasing a rifle, scope, or rings because the combination is put together for you. Now, this isn’t to say you can’t make alterations later, because most people tend to replace stock scopes, but it can make a good starter option.

Specs

  • Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum
  • Action: Bolt
  • Round capacity: 4+1
  • Barrel length: 24″
  • Barrel style: Carbon steel
  • Barrel twist: 1:10″
  • Stock: Fixed synthetic
  • Trigger: AccuTriggeTM
  • Safety: 3-position
  • Sights: Nikon 3-9x40mm BDC reticle scope
  • Overall length: 44.5″
  • Overall weight: 8.25 lbs.

Price: $503.49 (member) $529.99 (non-member)

Bergara B14 Timber, 6.5mm Creedmoor

We actually did a review on the Bergara B14 Timber a while back, which you can read by clicking on that colored text you just read over. With an MSRP of $850, as a member of Sportsman’s Guide, you can get it for $807.49, or four payments of $201.87. You could also check out Armslist, but you’ll pay more than even non-members of Sportsman’s Guide.

Featuring a 2-lug bolt with a 90º opening angle, the dimensions are intended to allow various optics and includes a free-floating barrel. You’ll find a blued finish, Bergara PERFORMANCE ActionConed Bolt Nose and Breech, Slide Plate Extractor, and a Floorplate Magazine when you open the box.

Specs

  • Caliber: 6.5mm Creedmoor
  • Action: Bolt
  • Round capacity: 5+1
  • Barrel length: 22″
  • Barrel style: Free-floating 4140 CrMo steel
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″
  • Stock: Oil-finished walnut
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Adjustable
  • Overall length: 41.25″
  • Overall weight: 7.45 lbs.

Price: $807.49 (member) $849.99 (non-member)

Ruger American Rifle, 6.5mm Creedmoor, Vortex Crossfire II Scope

If you’re looking for another packaged deal, this is an option for you, too. The Ruger American Rifle, 6.5mm Creedmoor, has a 22″ heavy-tapered barrel that’s cold hammer-forged, a 3-lug bolt with a 70º throw using a full-diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams, and a Power Bedding® system that we’re told delivers the free-float barrel accuracy.

Specs

Rifle

  • Caliber: 6.5mm Creedmoor
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Capacity: 4+1
  • Barrel length: 22″
  • Barrel style: Hammer-forged, heavy-contour, 5/8×24″ threaded
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″ RH twist, 5 grooves
  • Stock: Moss Green synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 3-5 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 42″
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs.

Scope

  • Magnification: 4-12x
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 44mm
  • Reticle: Dead-hold BDC
  • Eye Relief: 3.9″ – 4.4″
  • Field of View @ 100 yds.: 24.7’ at 4X, 8.4’ at 12X
  • Tube Size: 1″ diameter
  • Adjustment Gradation: 1/4 MOA
  • Max. Elevation Adjustment: 50 MOA
  • Max. Windage Adjustment: 50 MOA
  • Parallax Setting: 100 yards
  • Dimensions: 13.1″l., 17 oz.

Price: $569.99 (member) $599.99 (non-member)

Mossberg Patriot, .22-250 Remington

This rifle doesn’t come with any rails or a sight, but that leaves room for you to customize this rifle to your own liking, without paying for a product you don’t actually want. Of course, if you’re looking for something that comes with all the toys attached, there’s the Mossberg Patriot Combo option, which comes with a beautiful checkered walnut finish.

Specs

  • Caliber: .22-250 Remington
  • Action: Bolt
  • Capacity: 5+1
  • Barrel length: 22″
  • Barrel style: Button-rifled, 1:14″ twist, fluted, recessed target crown
  • Stock: Black synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Lightning Bolt Action Trigger, adjustable 2-7 lbs.
  • Sights: Weaver-style bases
  • Overall length: 42.75″
  • Overall weight: 7.5 lbs.

Price: $322.04 (member) $338.99 (non-member)

Ruger American Rifle Ranch, .450 Bushmaster

If you’re looking for something lightweight, this is one of the top-rated options available at the moment. Unlike the standard, 41″ Ruger American Rifle, the Ranch is only 36″, which aids in giving the rifle its 5.5 lb weight. And of course, it’s made in the USA!

Specs

  • Caliber: .450 Bushmaster
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Capacity: 3+1
  • Barrel length: 16.12″
  • Barrel style: Hammer-forged barrel, 11/16-24″ threaded
  • Barrel twist: 1:16″ RH twist, 6 grooves,
  • Stock: FDE synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 3-5 lbs.
  • Safety: Tang
  • Muzzle device: Ruger Muzzle Brake
  • Overall length: 36″
  • Overall weight: 5.5 lbs.

Price: $446.49 (member) $469.99 (non-member)

Best Deal on Bolt Action Rifles

If you’re looking for their best-deal options, again, all in stock (as of the publication of this article), here are their 3 top-rated/best deal bolt action rifles.

Ruger American Rifle Ranch, 5.56 NATO

The Ruger American Rifle makes it on the list in various fashions, this time as the Ranch in a 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington. Again, just like the .450 Bushmaster, a few inches are shaved off, leaving it a lightweight 6.1 lbs. And in case you were wondering, this rifle fits any standard AR-15 style magazines, so the sky’s the limit.

Specs

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Barrel length: 16.12″
  • Barrel style: Hammer-forged, 6 grooves, 1/2×28 threaded
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″ RH twist
  • Stock: FDE synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 3-5 lbs.
  • Safety: Tang
  • Overall length: 36″
  • Overall weight: 6.1 lbs.

Price: $465.49 (member) $489.99 (non-member)

Ruger American Rifle, 6.5 Creedmoor, Vortex Crossfire II Scope

Yep, it made the list again…so we’ll just list the key features. You can also purchase this rifle without the scope, with a 3+1 option for $446.49 (member) or $469.99 (non-member).

Rifle

  • Marksman Adjustable trigger, adjustable from 3-5 lbs.
  • Ergonomic, lightweight stock
  • 3-lug 70° bolt utilizing a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams
  • Power Bedding
  • Hammer-forged barrel
  • Easy-to-locate tang safety
  • Rotary magazine
  • Factory-installed one-piece scope rail
  • Sling swivel studs
  • Soft rubber recoil pad

Scope

  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Single-piece tube
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum construction
  • Waterproof design with o-ring seal
  • Shockproof
  • Fast Focus Eyepiece
  • Low-glare matte finish
  • Capped reset turrets

Price: $569.99 (member) $599.99 (non-member)

Ruger American Rifle Predator, 6.5 Grendel

Ruger seems to be doing well amongst the customers over at Sportsman’s Guide, particularly the American Rifle. As for the Predator, the only real negative comment left was that the stock doesn’t slide in too easily, but I guess that means it won’t slide out too easily either… Advice from other buyers, use the magazines specific to the 6.5 Grendel. While it’ll fit standard AR mags, those specific to the Grendel work better.

Specs

  • Caliber: 6.5mm Grendel
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Barrel length: 22″
  • Barrel style: Hammer-forged, heavy-contour, 5/8×24″ threaded
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″ RH twist, 5 grooves
  • Stock: Moss Green synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 3-5 lbs.
  • Safety: Tang
  • Overall length: 42″
  • Overall weight: 6.6 lbs.

Price: $465.49 (member) $489.99 (non-member)

Top-Selling Bolt Action Rifles

Maybe you’re looking for a best-seller. Here’s a list of the top 3 selling bolt action rifles currently available on Sportsman’s Guide.

Ruger Precision Rifle Gen 3, 6.5mm Creedmoor

Now that we’ve moved onto the top-sellers on Sportman’s Guide, you might notice the significant price increase, especially when you get to the third one listed. And while this might break the bank for some, they’re at least nice to look at; window shopping, anyone? This actually presents an excellent opportunity for you to take advantage of the Buyer’s Club 4-Pay, bringing down your payments to four installments of $308.75.

Specs

  • Caliber: 6.5mm Creedmoor
  • Action: Bolt
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Barrel length: 24″
  • Barrel style: Cold-hammer-forged 4140 chrome-moly with 5R rifling; medium contour
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″
  • Stock: Ruger Precision MSR folding adjustable
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 2.25-5 lbs.
  • Length of pull: 12-15.5″
  • Overall length: 43.25-46.75″
  • Overall weight: 10.7 lbs.

Price: $1,234.99 (member) $1,299.99 (non-member) 

Ruger American Rifle Ranch, 5.56 NATO

Another one that made the list, again… so we’ll just list the key features

  • Marksman Adjustable trigger, 3-5 lbs.
  • Ergonomic, lightweight stock with modern forend contouring and grip serrations
  • 3-lug 70° bolt utilizing a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams
  • Power Bedding
  • Hammer-forged barrel
  • 1/2×28 threading
  • Easy-to-locate tang safety
  • Sling swivel studs
  • Soft rubber recoil pad
  • Made in the USA
  • Includes one 10-rd. magazine

Price: $465.49 (member) $489.99 (non-member)

Barrett Model 95, .50 BMG

We’re going to go ahead and say it, this rifle isn’t cheap by any means. But, it still landed on Sportsman’s Guide as a top-seller for bolt action rifles. And while I can’t personally afford this, even with the Buyer’s Club 4-Pay installments of $1,537, it’s nice to imagine laying behind. Or,  maybe that next round of stimulus checks will work toward paying this baby off?

Specs

  • Caliber: .50 BMG
  • Action: Bolt
  • Capacity: 5+1
  • Barrel length: 29″
  • Barrel twist: 1 x 15″
  • Upper receiver: Steel with parkerized finish
  • Lower receiver: Steel with parkerized finish
  • Sights (front / rear): Flip-up iron back-up sights
  • Flash hider: High-efficiency 3-port fanned muzzle brake
  • Overall length: 45″
  • Overall weight: 23.50 lbs.

Price: $6,149.34 (members) $6,472.99 (non-members)

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Palmetto State has been developing weapons for over a decade now and they are continually getting better and selling more guns as a result. Today’s blog will focus specifically on the AR-15 and the AR-10 from PSA. Both rifles are built in the same AR frame and barrel type, so they’ll look very similar to each other. The biggest differences between the 2 guns are the purpose of the rifle, chamber size, overall length, and overall weight. For example, if you’d like to hunt with an AR-style rifle, the AR-10 is going to be much better for you than the AR-15, whereas, the 15 is better for personal defense. The AR-10 fires a .308 bullet (7.62mm) and can reach targets up to 800 meters with the right set-up and environmental conditions. An AR-15 is never going to be able to shoot at that distance, especially without some advanced technology in rifling and ballistics.

PSA M4 M-LOK Rifle

The PSA M-4 M-LOK rifle is built around the  16″ Chromed -Moly Vanadium steel barrel chambered for the 5.56mm NATO bullet. The hand-guard is a 15″ free-floating M-LOK forend with a low-profile gas block and an A2 flash hider for low-light firing. The upper receiver is hard-coat anodized to improve longevity and prevent excessive wear and tear from normal use. PSA built this rifle to be as simplistic as possible with features like the forward assist to help with malfunctions and reloads and a dust cover to prevent dirt, carbon, grass, and precipitation. The bolt-carrier group is built to operate in full-auto (depending on state & federal laws) and made with a Carpenter 158 steel bolt. To ensure the bolt carrier group is durable for the long-haul and consistently reliable, PSA chrome-lined it and then coated it in phosphate for better protection.

Specs:

  • Barrel Length: 16”
  • Barrel Material: 4150V Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
  • Barrel Finish: Nitride
  • Barrel Profile: M4
  • Chamber: 5.56 NATO
  • Twist Rate: 1 in 7”
  • Extension: M4
  • Gas System: Carbine-Length
  • Gas Block Type: Low Profile .750” Diameter
  • Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • Receiver Style: M4 Flat top with feed ramps
  • Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
  • Forward Assist: Yes
  • Dust Cover: Yes
  • Handguard Style: PSA 15″ Lightweight M-Lok Free Float Rail
  • Bolt Steel: Carpenter 158, Mag Phosphate coated
  • Bolt Carrier Steel: 8620, Chrome Lined
  • Staked Gas Key: Yes
  • Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
  • Fire Control Group: PSA AR-15 Mil-Spec Fire Control Group
  • Buffer Tube: 7075 T6 Aluminum Mil-Spec Tube
  • Adjustment: 6-position collapsible
  • Stock: PSA Classic Carbine Stock
  • Magazine: (1) 30-Round Magazine (where available by law)
  • Weight: 7 Lbs
  • Length: 32″

Where Can I Buy The PSA M4 M-LOK Rifle?

  1. Palmetto State Armory

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PSA Premium W/ Leupold Mark AR Mod 1 Scope

The PSA Premium rifle is the same overall size of the PSA M4, except it”s not built wit hall the Magpul M-LOK accessories. It’s still built with the 16″ chrome vanadium steel barrel but has a forged aluminum upper receiver. The reason I chose this rifle was for the Leupold Mark AR Mod 1 Scope. This scope features an Argon/Krypton gas blend that virtually eliminates thermal shock. The Mark AR is 100% waterproof because the gases purge any moisture out and keep water from seeping in. It’s very compact and weighs less than 10 oz to ensure you’re not sacrificing any mobility for longer range shooting. The small green reticle is amazing and you’re able to adjust the brightness with the tactile adjustment knob. Overall, this scope is about $370 and comes factory built with this AR.

Specs:

  • Barrel Length 16″
  • Chamber 5.56 Nato
  • Barrel HPT and MPI
  • twist 1 in 7″
  • gas block diameter.750″
  • feed ramps M4
  • Upper Receiver Forged
  • Lower Receiver Forged
  • Full Auto Profile Bolt Carrier Group w/ PSA Logo
  • Carpenter 158, HPT/MPI Bolt
  • Charging Handle
  • Six Position MILSPEC Diameter Buffer Tube
  • Leupold Mark AR MOD 1 1.5-4×20 P5 115387
  • MSRP:

 

Where Can I Buy The PSA Premium W/ Leupold Mark AR Mod 1 Scope?

  1. Palmetto State Armory

PSA 16" M4 Premium Leupold Mark AR Rifle

 

 

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PSA .223 Wylde Freedom Rifle

The PSA .223 Wylde is a very unique rifle because it’s not quite as powerful or useful as an AR-10 or 15, but it has great application in varmint hunting and pest control. You can kill a deer with a .223 Wylde, but that animal will most likely suffer a little bit if you don’t hit it perfectly. However, a .223 works incredibly well for gophers, groundhogs, snakes, rabbits, fox, coyote, and even a turkey if you’re close and confident in your ability to get a neck shot. This rifle is built with an A2 flash hider for shooting in low light without giving up your position as easily. The Magpul MOE Carbine Stock has 6- positions to adjust for length of pull and its rigid and sturdy, unlike most other standard stocks. You can easily add any attachment to this rifle without the addition of extra tools. I highly recommend this rifle for anyone considering varmint hunting or in need of a top of the line pest control rifle.

Specs:

Barrel Length: 18″
Barrel Material: 416R Stainless Steel
Barrel Profile: A2
Chamber: .223 Wylde
Twist Rate: 1 in 7”
Extension: M4
Gas System: Rifle-Length
Gas Block Type: .750″ Low Pro
Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Style: M4 flat top with feed ramps
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Forward Assist: Yes
Dust Cover: Yes
Handguard Type: PSA 15″ M-Lok
Handguard Style: Free Float Rail
Handguard Length: 15″
Bolt Steel: Carpenter 158, Mag Phosphate coated
Bolt Carrier Steel: 8620, Chrome lined
Staked Gas Key: Yes
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Fire Control Group: Single-Stage, Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT)
Buffer Tube: 7075 T6 Aluminum
Stock Adjustment: 6-position
Stock: Magpul Carbine Stock, Black
Magazine: 30 Round Magpul PMAG

Where Can I Buy The PSA .223 Wylde Freedom Rifle?

  1. Palmetto State Armory

PSA 18" Rifle Length .223 Wylde 1/7 Stainless Steel M-Lok MOE EPT Freedom Rifle - 516447014

 

 

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PSA PX-10 CTR Rifle

The PSA PX-10 CTR rifle is the lightest AR-10 produced on the market and features the controversial KeyMod system. The KeyMod attachment system is such an incredible option to replace the M-LOK and standard Picatinny Rail systems. However, there are plenty of mixed reviews on the durability and functionality of the KeyMod system. For example, many shooters have complained that attachments can easily fall off or break off if dropped with the KeyMod, while the M-LOK never gets that kind of criticism. I really like the KeyMod because it’s the easiest attachment system to use in any forend rail on the market. This rifle is only $599 at Palmetto State and is more than a pound lighter than the P-10 rifle.  The upper and lower receivers are made from similar aluminum to what airplanes are made from. This type of aluminum is designed to be flexible, rigid, stainless, and most importantly, lightweight. This rifle is perfect for either hunting anything up to an elk or down to hog while also being a great lightweight tactical rifle.

Specs:

Barrel Length: 18”
Barrel Material: 416R Stainless Steel
Barrel Profile: A2
Chamber: .308 WIN
Twist Rate: 1 in 10”
Extension: PSA X-10
Gas System: Mid-Length
Gas Block Type: Low profile.750”
Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Style: PSA X-10
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Forward Assist: Yes
Dust Cover: Yes, PSA X-10
Handguard Type: Free Float
Handguard Style: PSA  X-10 Lightweight M-Lok Free Float
Handguard Length: 16.5”
Bolt Steel: 9310, Nitride Treated
Bolt Carrier Steel: 8620, Nitride Treated
Staked Gas Key: Yes
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Fire Control Group: Single-Stage, Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT)
Buffer Tube: 7075 T6 Aluminum
Adjustment: 6-position telescoping stock
Stock: Magpul Moe CTR Stock, Black
Grip: Magpul Grip, Black

Magazine: 20 Round PMAG
Length: 36 in

Where Can I Buy The PSA PX-10 CTR Rifle?

  1. Palmetto State Armory

PSA PX-10 18" Mid-Length .308 WIN Stainless Steel 16.5" M-Lok Lightweight MOE CTR EPT Rifle - 5165448727

 

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Federal Gold Medal Sierra Matchking Ammo (80 Round Bag)

I wanted to include the Federal Gold Medal Sierra Matchking because this is not only the most exclusive and expensive ammo on the market, it’s the best ammo for accuracy and reliability. This bullet is a boat-tailed hollow point for superior ballistics and is built with a match-grade jacket for perfect uniformity. Federal also uses their patented propellant powder in each bullet and uses only bench rest quality Gold Medel primers.

 

 

Federal .308 168gr Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing Ammunition, 80 Rounds with Ammo Bag - GM308BAG1

 

 

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Federal .308 Fusion Ammo

This is one of my go-to bullets for deer hunting because it has the best weight retention upon impact and the largest expansion in this class. The Federal Fusion is built with a brass casing but uses a copper jacket that is electro-chemically installed to the core. This ensures that the jacket is completely uniform in every bullet, which improves the accuracy and weight retention to increase penetration. I would recommend this bullet for any game smaller than a Mule Deer because I prefer a shock-tip for elk or moose. At 165 grain, this bullet is incredibly accurate at 100 yards and only drops 4″ at 200 versus 6-8″ for the competition. If you’re interested in hunting deer, I’ve personally shot 5 deer this last season with the Fusion and never once did it not kill the deer quickly and humanely.

 

Federal 308 165gr Fusion Ammuntion 20rds - F308FS2

 

 

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PSA Carbine Pistols| Definitive Guide For 2020

 

Palmetto State Armory (PSA) not only makes AK-47 and AR-15 rifles, but they also manufacture their own rifle caliber pistols. As you watch the videos and read their specs, you’ll be left astonished with how incredible these pistols are. Many people might be wondering how a pistol can have a 10-12″ barrel and be more than 20″ long and still be called a pistol. Before we get into the ATF and how they are involved in you owning a carbine, we want to focus on the top 3 carbines from PSA. I chose to review carbines in 5.56mm, 6.5 Grendel, and .300 ACC Blackout. These rifles are all more than capable of shooting targets at ranges up to 300 yards with precision and are close to 7-9″ shorter than an M4 (AR-15).

National Firearms Act

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) enacted the National Firearms Act in 1938 to regulate the amount, size, and calibers allowed for each gun. To keep this law short, the federal government wanted to ensure they could tax any carbine or shotgun with a barrel less than 18″ at a higher rate then they would tax pistols. As the ATF states on their website,” its underlying purpose was to curtail, if not prohibit, transactions in NFA firearms. Congress found these firearms to pose a significant crime problem because of their frequent use in crime, particularly the gangland crimes of that era such as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.” The National Firearms Act allows Congress to tax the buyer $200 for owning a carbine with less than an 18″ barrel. By heavily taxing and regulating the type of carbines that are legal, the government believes it will help avoid such mass shootings from guns that are easily concealed and have a high fire rate.

PSA 10.5″ Carbine-Length M-Lok MOE Shockwave Pistol

The PSA 10.5″ Carbine-Length Pistol is chambered in 5.56mm NATO and is built around a shorter gas-system, M4 barrel extension, and has an A2 flash hider for shooting in low light. The barrel extension and the heavier 5.56mm bullet gives this carbine incredible range for a carbine and improves the accuracy over extended ranges. Just like every other PSA gun, this one features Magpul M-LOK accessories. The Magpul grip is designed to give the shooter the best possible grip in any environmental condition (rain, snow, sleet, humidity, and heat) you will come across. The free-floating rail allows you to customize the carbine with scopes, lights, lasers, and extended grips, without having the accessories absorb the shock of the operation. This model is also built with the KAK Industries Shockwave stock and buffer tube for enhanced stabilization with firing rapidly.

Specs:

  • Barrel Length: 10.5″
  • Gas System: Carbine-length
  • Barrel Profile: A2
  • Barrel Steel: 4150V Chrome Moly Steel
  • Barrel Finish: Phosphate
  • Chrome Lining: None
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28
  • Chamber: 5.56 NATO
  • Twist Rate: 1 in 7″
  • Barrel Extension: M4
  • Diameter at Gas Block:.750″
  • Gas Block Type: Low-profile
  • Muzzle Device: A2 Style Flash Hider
  • Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6
  • Receiver Type: M4
  • Handguard Type: PSA 9″ M-Lok Free Float
  • Bolt Carrier Group Included: Yes
  • Bolt Steel: Carpenter 158
  • Bolt Carrier Profile: Full-auto
  • Charging Handle included: Yes
  • Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
  • Fire Control Group: Single-Stage, Mil-spec style
  • Grip: Magpul Grip, Gray
  • Buffer Tube: KAK Industries Shockwave Pistol Buffer Tube
  • Adjustment: Fixed
  • Pistol Brace: KAK Industries Shockwave Blade, Gray
  • Magazine: 30 Round Aluminum

 

Where Should I Buy The 10.5″ Carbine-Length Pistol?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker

PSA 10.5" Carbine-Length 5.56 NATO 1/7 Phosphate M-Lok MOE Shockwave Pistol, Gray - 516447251

 

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PSA 10.5″ Pistol Length 300AAC 12″ SBA3 Pistol

The  PSA SBA3 Pistol chambered in .300 AAC Blackout is one of the most accurate carbines on the market today, including from the major manufacturers. The carbine has a 1:8″ twist rate, which allows it to fire heavier loads without sacrificing power and range. The 5.56mm bullet has a higher effective range, but the .300 Blackout has more power and is better for hunting applications. The barrel is heavier in this carbine versus the 5.56mm carbine because the round has more power and needs a heavier barrel to withstand the force. The Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT) is touted as a new and improved trigger, but it’s still very heavy for a carbine and I only notice that it’s made of a better quality metal than traditional mil-spec (Nickle). Regardless, this carbine is an incredible opportunity to own a unique carbine that is capable of carrying with you as a backup gun in your bag just in case or as a primary hunting carbine for a smaller game (it will kill up to a deer).

Specs:

Gas System: Pistol Length
Barrel Profile: Heavy
Barrel Steel: 4150V Chrome Moly Steel
Barrel Finish: Phosphate
Chrome Lining: None
Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24
Chamber: 300AAC Blackout
Twist Rate: 1 in 8″
Barrel Extension: M4
Diameter at Gas Block:.750″
Gas Block Type: Low-profile
Muzzle Device: Fluted Flash Can
Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Type: A3
Handguard Type: PSA 12″ Slant End Lightweight  M-Lok
Bolt Carrier Group Included: Yes
Bolt Steel: Carpenter 158
Bolt Carrier Profile: Full-auto
Charging Handle Included: Yes
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized Black
Fire Control Group: Single-Stage, Enhanced Polished Trigger
Grip: Magpul MOE Grip, Black
Buffer Tube: 7075 T6 Aluminum
Adjustment: Fixed
Pistol Brace: SB Tactical SBA3 Adjustable Pistol Brace, Black
Magazine: 30 Round Aluminum

 

Where Should I Buy The 10.5″ Carbine-Length M-LOK EPT Pistol?

  1. Palmetto State Armory

 

 

PSA 10.5" Pistol Length 300AAC 1:8 Phosphate 12" Slant M-LOK MOE EPT SBA3 Pistol - 5165448816

 

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PSA 10.5″ Pistol Case

I included this carrying case because it’s the most affordable logical carrying case for your 10.5 PSA pistol. You can get this case along with your pistol for only $15.00, which includes the foam to ensure you don’t stretch any of the metal. This carrying case is not FTA approved though, so you won’t be able to carry it on a plane, but you can safely carry it anywhere else that is legal to have a firearm.

PSA 10.5" Pistol Case w/ foam

 

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PSA 12″ Carbine-Length 6.5 Grendel M-LOK MOE EPT Pistol

The PSA 12″ barrel that is chambered in 6.5 Grendel is my favorite of all the PSA carbines because it offers the best in recoil control, accuracy, and power. This carbine is the most versatile carbine PSA offers because it can be used as a hunting rifle to replace a traditional bolt-action rifle or be used in competition shooting. The 6.5 Grendel is made with a shorter, but wider casing to accommodate more gun powder for the increase in power. This carbine is longer than the other models to ensure that you can get a better range versus the 5.56 and .300 Blackout. It has a free-floating front rail system to accommodate scopes, optics, lights, lasers, and other attachments without absorbing the shock. Many people ask why should I buy this carbine over a standard long rifle? My answer would be based on your specific situation and how you want to use it. For example, this is an incredible gun for hunting in dense forests of Virginia where we don’t normally take shots longer than 300 yards.

 

 

Specs:

Barrel Length: 12″
Gas System: Carbine-length
Barrel Profile: A2
Barrel Steel: 416R
Barrel Finish: Stainless Steel
Chrome Lining: None
Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24″
Chamber: 6.5 Grendel
Twist Rate: 1 in 8″
Barrel Extension: M4
Diameter at Gas Block:.750″
Gas Block Type: Low-profile, Adjustable
Muzzle Device: A2 Style Flash Hider
Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6
Receiver Type: M4
Handguard Type: 10.5″ Lightweight M-Lok Rail
Bolt Steel: Carpenter 158
Bolt Carrier Profile: Full-Auto
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Fire Control Group: Single-Stage, Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT)
Grip: Magpul Grip, Black
Buffer Tube: PSA 5 Position Buffer Tube
Adjustment: 5 Position
Pistol Brace: SB Tactical SBA3 Adjustable Brace, Black

 

Where Should I Buy The 12″ Carbine-Length M-LOK EPT Pistol?

  1. Palmetto State Armory

 

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PSA M4 VS. PSA 12″ Carbine-Length Pistols

I wanted to give our readers a chance to compare the standard M4/AR-15 model to the 6.5 Grendel Carbine because it will help you in your decision on which you’d rather buy. For starters, the M4 is obviously going to have a better range and less recoil because the barrel is 4″ longer and almost 5″ longer in overall length. The PSA M4 is going to be almost $200 cheaper than the carbine, as well. The advantages of the carbine, however, outweigh the benefits of the M4, because it’s less than %50 of the weight of the M4 and has a slightly better trigger than the M4 model. If I had to choose which gun I’d want in a 3-Gun Competition or to use hunting in forests, I’d choose the lighter, more powerful, and mobile carbine.

 

PSA M4 PSA 12″ Carbine-Length Pistol
Barrel Length 16″ 12″
Overall Length 32″ 27.5″
Caliber 5.56mm 6.5 Grendal
Twist Rate 1″7″ 1:8″
Receiver Finish Hardcoat Anodized Hardcoat Anodized
Barrel Finish Nitrate Stainless Steel
Trigger Mechanism PSA AR-15 Mil-Spec Fire Control Group Single-Stage, Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT)
Weight 7 lbs 3.31 lbs
Muzzle Thread 5/8-24″ 5/8-24″
Handguard Style PSA 15″ Lightweight M-Lok Free Float Rail Lightweight M-Lok Rail
MSRP $670.00 $829.00

 

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Fiocchi Subsonic .300 Blackout 220 Gr HPBT Ammo

Fiocchi often gets a bad reputation from know-it-all gun owners who mistake affordable ammo for quality ammo. However, I wanted to highlight the SubSonic .300 Blackout Hollow-Point Boattail bullet (HPBT) for its incredible accuracy and range. A 220 Grain bullet is relatively heavy for a pistol caliber gun, but this bullet allows you to use this gun at ranges further than any other pistol caliber gun I’ve ever seen. The MatchKing Hollow-Point ensures the bullet expands immediately upon impact, creating a wide entry wound that will stop any prey you are hunting or any intruder willing to test your security. The Boattail design is tapered in the brass casing to provide self-loaders an easier opportunity to reload their rounds. Thi design also increases the accuracy and range of the bullet by improving the aerodynamic of the bullet.

Fiocchi Subsonic .300 AAC Blackout 220gr Sierra Matchking HPBT Ammunition, 25 Round Box

 

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Hornady 5.56mm Superformance Match Ammo

If you’ve never shot the Superformance bullet from Hornady, you’re missing out on a chance to see the newest technology in the ammo industry. Hornady uses what they call “progressive propellants” to improve the overall ballistics of your bullet without adding anything extra to your gun. For example, the propellants used in the Superformance is at least 100-200 feet per second (fps) faster than any other brand of ammo. This ammo will ensure you always get perfectly made primes and never have a misfeed from an issue with the bullet. It only weighs 75 Grain and is specifically designed for target shooting or hunting animals with thicker skin, such as Elk, Wild Boars, Moose, Coyotes, and Wolves.

 

5.56 Rifle Ammo

 

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Hornady 6.5 Grendal 123 GR SST Ammo

Hornady has made a name for themselves for pushing the envelope on what technology can be included in a bullet. I love the idea that a company is always trying to improve their product to stay ahead of the competition. The 6.5 Grendel was specifically designed to be better than 5.56mm in accuracy over range by incorporating a shorter casing with a wider diameter. This wider diameter in the casing allows for more powder to be placed in the round, thus improving the terminal velocity and range. The Hornady 123 Grain Super Shock Tip (SST) is built with a polymer tip to penetrate deep into the soft tissue of your prey. This polymer will expand rapidly while the cannelure keeps the jacket and core together while in flight. Hornady separates itself from the competition with its interlock ring, which locks the core and jacket together during expansion to maintain weight and increase damage.

Hornady 6.5 Grendel 123 gr SST 20 Rounds Ammunition

 

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Palmetto State Armory| PSAK-47 Edition 2020

Palmetto State Armory has been a staple in selling firearms to Americans over a decade now. As they continue to grow they are developing some of the most affordable and durable Ak-47 rifles on the market today. Since acquiring the capability of producing their own guns, Palmetto State is ready to upend the market with AK-47’s half the price of the more established companies. We’re going to keep our focus on the PSAK-47 GF3 Forged “MOEkov” FDE, the PSAK-47 GF3 AK-M4 MOE, PSAK-47 Liberty, and the PSA Gen2 KS-47 MOE EPT rifles. Each of these AK-47 rifles is under $800. They are built here in America, are Veteran-Owned, all their rifles are given a lifetime warranty, and offer discounts on all products for veterans and police officers.

PSAK-47 GF3 “MOEkov” FDE Rifle

As our gun laws change and restrict the importation of specific firearms, such as the AK-47, it’s great to see an American company pick up the slack. The front trunnion, bolt, and carrier group are all hammer-forged. This gives the AK-47 increased longevity by ensuring the metal is uniform and without any defects. The barrel is nitride finished to offer a smooth and durable barrel that improves accuracy and longevity. Palmetto State tested this rifle with over 10,000 rounds to see if it could compete with the famous longevity and durability of the Russian and Bulgarian models. As you’ll see in the video below the GF3 is going to be a durable, reliable, and affordable AK-47 to add to your collection. The GF3 MOEkov is built to be easily customized with the muzzle brake, and all the great Magpul features, such as the handguard, stock, grip, and mags. I highly recommend this rifle for anyone in the market of an AK-47 because it’s American made, just as durable as any other AK you’ll find, and is more accurate than most European models.

Specs:

  • Gas Nitride 4150 steel treated barrel
  • Stamped steel receiver
  • Hammer Forged Front Trunnion
  • Hammer Forged Bolt
  • Hammer Forged Carrier
  • Side Scope Mount
  • 7.62×39 Caliber
  • 1 in 9.5″ Twist
  • Std. 800-yard rear sight leaf
  • Magpul AK-47 Upper/Lower Handguard, FDE
  • Magpul AK-47 Polymer Grip, FDE
  • Magpul Zhukov Stock, FDE
  • Magpul 30 round magazine (1); Where allowed by law
  • MSRP: $800

 

Why Should I Buy The PSAK-47 GF3 Forged MOEkov?

This rifle is a steal when you consider that the entire rifle from stock, to forend, is built with Magpul accessories. These features would cost around $200 to order independently and you’ll still have to attach them all. With the PSAK-47 GF3, all the Magpul is attached and counted in the initial price of the gun. These features will allow you to easily attach a scope or optic, laser, light, and even a Bayonet with the traditional attachment point under the barrel. For about $800, you’ll be able to own an American AK-47 and get the lifetime warranty that comes with all PSA guns and accessories. Another thing to consider is the discount if you’re a veteran or police officer, which will take the price down closer to $750.

 

Where Can I Buy the PSAK-47 GF3 Forged MOEkov?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker

PSAK-47 GF3 Forged "MOEkov" Rifle, FDE (No Cleaning Rod) - 5165450208

 

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PSA Gen2 KS-47 MOE EPT Rifle

The PSA Gen 2 KS-47 EPT rifle is a combination of an AK and AR build with AR modular configuration, barreled upper receiver, AR-style spring and buffer tube, and the control group is all housed in the lower receiver, much like an AR. As most AK-style rifles have the barrel pressed into the trunnion, this model allows you to change out the barrel in the same way you would an AR-15. The KS-47 also accepts drum magazines for an extended capacity with the addition of steel reinforcements in the magazine well. Another cool feature is the over-insertion tabs that prevent the bolt from catching on the magazine. This can happen with an AK because the power and force of operation with a 7.62 bullet can drag and destroy you mag within a few uses. The KS-47 also features an extended firing pin to accommodate AK-47 mags and to ensure reliable striking of the primer for longer bullets.

Specs:

Barrel Length: 16″
Barrel Profile: Mid-weight
Barrel Steel: 4150
Barrel Finish: Nitride
Chrome Lining: No
Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24
Chamber: 7.62x39mm
Twist Rate: 1 in 10″
Barrel Extension: KS47 Gen2 Single-Large Feed Ramp
Gas System Length: Carbine
Diameter at Gas Block:.750″
Gas Block Type: Low Profile
Muzzle Device: A2-Style
Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6
Receiver Type: KS-47
Handguard Type: PSA 13.5″ Lightweight M-Lok Free Float Rail
Bolt Steel: 9310
Bolt Carrier Profile: Semi-Auto
Fire Control Group: PSA Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT)
Grip: Magpul MOE Grip, Black
Stock: Magpul MOE Stock, Black
Buffer Tube Length: Carbine
Buffer Tube Diameter: Mil-spec

 

Why Should I Buy The PSA Gen2 KS-47 MOE EPT Rifle?

The versatility with this rifle is almost unmatched in any style gun, but especially for the AK-47. You’ll have to check which laws your specific state has about AK-47’s and magazine capacity, but this rifle will handle over a dozen different magazine types, including the Romanian, Chinese, and Korean Drum Magazine. I love the extended magazine release below the trigger guard because it allows you to reload rapidly and fix any malfunctions or misdeeds with ease. The versatility of this rifle makes the $949 price tag worth it because it shoots like the AR-15, but with the power of a 7.62 bullet.

Where Can I Buy The PSA Gen2 KS-47 MOE EPT Rifle?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
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PSA Gen2 KS-47 16" Carbine-Length 7.62x39 Nitride 13.5" Lightweight M-Lok MOE EPT Rifle

 

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PSAK-47 GB2 Liberty MOEkov Rifle

The GB2 Liberty is the most compact of the PSA AK-47 models and is built around the new and improved barrel block and bolt for longevity. The barrel is 4150-grade hardened steel and finished in nitride for improved accuracy and wear-resistant. The receiver is made from 1mm steel and houses the double hook trigger that breaks at about 3.5 lbs. The rail mount on this rifle is located on the side, which is a little abnormal than what we’re used to with AR-15’s and standard American rifles. The GB2 Liberty does incredibly well against the normal wear and tear of operation. The best part about this rifle is the fact that you can get this AK for less than $600 in some places and accessorize your rifle for well below the average price of $1,000.

Specs:

  • Melonite 4150 steel treated barrel
  • Stamped steel receiver
  • Billet Steel Barrel Block (Front Trunion)
  • Billet Bolt
  • Forged Carrier
  • 7.62×39 Caliber
  • 1 in 9.5″ Twist
  • Std. 800 yard rear sight leaf
  • Magpul MOE Grip
  • Magpul AKM Forearm
  • Magpul Zhukov folding stock
  • Magpul 30 round magazine (1)
  • Cleaning Rod
  • Barrel Length: 16″
  • MSRP: $550

Why Should I Buy The PSAK-47 GB2 Liberty?

The GB2 Liberty is a great starter AK for anyone interested in owning a sporting rifle for target practice and home-defense. As mentioned above, you can find this rifle for less than $600 and trick it out for a few hundred more. The Liberty model is smaller and more compact than the other models, but is just as durable and reliable as any other American-made AK-47. With a Chrome Moly steel barrel and mid-length gas system, you won’t have to worry about having gas pushed up in your face as you shoot. Similar to all the other PSA models, this is built with all the Magpul features you can ask for a clean look and practical use.

Where Can I Buy The PSAK-47 GB2 Liberty?

  1. Palmetto State Armory

 

PSAK-47 GB2 Liberty "MOEkov" Rifle, Black & PSA MOE AR-15, Black with Matching Serial Numbers

 

 

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Federal 7.62X51MM 149GR FMJ

Federal is one of the most trusted ammunition companies in the world, along with Remington and Winchester. I chose this bullet because it’s perfect for heavy usage at the range with its non-corrosive boxer primer, the reloadable brass casing, and the clean and consistent burning powder in each bullet. At 149 gr, this bullet will allow you to shoot accurately up to 500 meters with a force of 1879 ft per second. Federal is a little more expensive, but it burns clean, never misfeeds, and can be reloaded for sustainable usage. As everyone who fires Federal ammo will tell you, you can’t go wrong with the quality they offer.

 

Federal 7.62x51mm Ammo

 

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MAGTECH 7.62 NATO (.308) 147 GR FMJ

Magtech is a company with an outstanding reputation in supplying shooters with reliable and affordable ammo to practice and hone their skills. I chose this bullet because it’s relatively cheap, ($12) for 20 Full-Metal-Jacketed (FMJ) ammo. This ammo is 147 gr, which is a little heavy but feeds consistently and reliably in the PSA AK-47. Not only will you save about $10/box by buying the Magtech ammo, but you’ll also be able to practice with your rifle without worrying about how much money you’re spending on ammo. Each bullet is cased in brass for added durability and affordability. No matter how you look at it, Magtech is great for target practice and training at the range.

 

Magtech 7.62 NATO (.308) 147 gr FMJ Ammunition, 20 Rounds - MEN762A

 

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American Eagle 7.62X39mm FMJ Soviet Ammo

Most PSA AK-47 rifles are chambered for the 7.62X 39mm Soviet bullet, which is shorter, lighter, and less powerful than the 7.62 NATO bullet. The American Eagle bullet is 124 grain and is built around an FMJ cartridge. I chose this bullet because this is what will work best with all the rifles above and give you the best accuracy and reliability. The average range for the American Eagle is 100 yards before the bullet will start to drop. At 200 yards, this bullet will drop an average of 6.5″ and almost 2 feet at 300 yards. As you can tell, this rifle is not meant for long-range shooting and should be kept around 200 yards for the best chance at hitting your target.

American Eagle 7.62x39mm Soviet 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition, 20rds

 

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Congress Approves Amendment Authorizing CBD use for Military Members

Monday, Congress approved an amendment that will authorize Military members to use hemp products and its derivatives, which includes CBD. Last month, we wrote an article about CBD in the Military and its legalities.  It’s still off-limits if you’re in the service, but now it’s making its way through the House of Representatives, meaning it may be legal for use in the near future.

 

 

CBD Products

 

It was only a few months ago, February 26, where Matthew Donovan released a memo about the legality of CBD. He urged all military members to stop using CBD products until federal regulation catches up. And now it looks like those regulations are coming along. This statement was made in part because the DoD can’t be sure of the authenticity of all CBD products.

According to Marijuana Moment, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) stated that the “Secretary of Defense may not prohibit, on the basis of a product containing hemp or any ingredient derived from hemp, the possession, use, or consumption of such product by a member of the Armed Forces” and “such possession, use, or consumption is in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local law.”

 

 

Hemp Products

 

That basically means, SecDef can’t prohibit the use, possession, or consumption of a product containing hemp or it’s derivatives if it’s in compliance with the Federal, State, and Local Laws. Meaning you can’t hit up the local drug dealer because you don’t know what’s in, or how much is in the product you’re about to consume. That source is not regulated or known to be in compliance with the law.

Please keep in mind, this has only been passed by the lower half of the house. The upper house, or Senate, still needs to approve this amendment. As of now, military members are NOT authorized to use hemp products or their derivatives, including CBD.

 

 

Cannabis Products

Reality Based Training vs. Theory Based Training | Put it in your Toolbox

Any of us who have participated in multiple tactical training scenarios, regardless of the schoolhouse, has probably received conflicted training.  One schoolhouse may advocate the “c” clamp when holding a rifle while others push using a forward grip.  Some instructors stand in front of their students and advocate a particular tactic that they believe will revolutionize the way we conduct warfare and spend every second trying to make you a believer. In contrast, others just focus on having you master the basics.

 

 

In the end, all tactical training is based on either reality-based training, theory-based, or a combination of the two. So what’s the difference between the two?

Reality-Based Training

Leading up to Iraq and Afghanistan, most of the training provided to the military was theory-based training.  This is because we hadn’t participated in a real war in quite a long time.  With the onset of the war on terrorism came the realization that most of the theory-based training we had been providing our soldiers was flawed.  This lead to more reality-based training.  Examples of this include the use of IVs on combat casualties.  The idea here was to push fluids to help replace lost blood in the event of major hemorrhaging.

 

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However, during Iraq and Afghanistan, medics saw that in reality, massive fluid replacement often caused blood clots to break, and they soon advocated using a MARCH (massive hemorrhage, airway, respiratory, circulation, hypothermia, head trauma) method when treating casualties.  This included the much-contested use of a tourniquet and addressing massive bleeders before airway. The use of IVs has now become more of a hospital task rather than a task of a combat medic unless it’s dealing with dehydration.  While some medics are still using IVs in the field, it doesn’t take the same precedence as it did in the past.   This initial idea to use IVs came from studies of previous conflicts combined with modern medicine breakthroughs and a good injection of theory as to what would happen.  Reality set in when medics were treating a large number of casualties and saw that the use of IVs wasn’t as beneficial as once thought.

 

Another example of reality-based training is close-quarters battle or CQB.  This is possibly the most contested and varied training available.  The training I received when I entered service 15 years ago is drastically different than it is today.  The training was primarily based on theory, and people made up solutions to what they thought would happen in a CQB setting.  As Iraq and Afghanistan kicked off the training drastically changed and still changes often as our enemies and we refine our TTPs. Theory is being replaced with reality.

Theory-Based Training

Theory-based training is still very prevalent in most schoolhouses.  One of the biggest users of theory-based training is civilian instructors.  The reason is that they are providing a product that they want you to buy.

 

 

Here their product is a specific tactic or warfighting technique.  Their goal is essentially to brand their tactic as something different and unique that will cause other students to come and learn their new innovative technique.  The issue is that the tactic they are putting out is often based on theory and could be flawed.  Now that’s not an absolute statement about civilian schoolhouses, it just tends to happen a lot.

Theory-based training is also found in the military quite often.  This happens when an NCO or officer has been trained on something based on theory.  They then train their troops who pass down the information to their troops and so forth.  This trend isn’t broken until reality-based training is interjected into the process.

How do we approach reality-based training vs. theory-based training?

When you go to a  schoolhouse, it’s important to enter it with an open mind and some skepticism.  If you are drinking the Kool-Aid right off the bat, you are setting yourself up for failure.  With any training, you should be there to find what works best for you.  While you might shoot best when holding a forward grip handle halfway down your rifle, someone else might do well with a “c” clamp grip.  Here neither technique is necessarily better or worse overall as it comes down to which one works best for the user.

In the same manner, we approach all training as another tool to put in the toolbox. What works in one situation may not work in the next; it’s best to have several techniques to choose from. The downside to training being varied from schoolhouse to schoolhouse or training center to the next is, everyone has something different. Someone else might not know about something that works for you. And when you’re thrown into a situation with someone you’ve never trained with, things could get a little messy. Whereas, if the training were universal, at least everyone would have the same tools and could work together.

It’s like having a foreign car. It requires specific tools. The car still runs great and shares the road like everyone else, but not every tool can work to keep in running like it should. You have to take it to a specialized mechanic, you’re required specific parts, and not everyone has the knowledge or the tools needed to work on the car.

Top 5 10mm Auto Pistols| Definitive Guide Before You Buy

 

 

 

 

The 10mm cartridge was first designed by for the F.B.I. in 1983 as a standard-issue service pistol with greater stopping power and better ballistics than the 9mm and .45 ACP. The problem with the original 10mm chambered pistols was the recoil was too strong and the pistols were too big for agents with smaller hands. As the F.B.I. started to do away with the 10mm as their service pistol, they had trouble finding a caliber that could have better accuracy than .45 ACP and better recoil control and stopping power than the 9mm. As we fast forward to 2020, there are numerous companies that produce phenomenal pistols chambered in 10mm. Our goal today is to show you the best 10mm pistols on the market today, such as the Glock 20, Glock 29, Ruger Super Redhawk, Sig Sauer P220, and the Colt Delta Elite.

What Is The Purpose of a 10mm Pistol?

Many people question the purpose of having a 10mm pistol when the ballistics of the .45 ACP and 9mm are much better than they used to be. A 10mm chambered pistol is not going to be the best option for a concealed carry weapon (CCW). Most 10mm pistols are heavier, longer, and wider than any of the top CCW’s you’ll find on the market today. The best use for this pistol is to use in a hunting application or as a hiking pistol, especially in the mountains. A 10mm has more energy than the .357 Magnum and often comes in a smaller frame than the bigger Magnum revolvers. If you’re hunting in areas with Mountain Lion, Bear, Wolves, Moose, or Elk, you have to understand that a 9mm pistol is only going to piss those animals off. I’ve seen a bear shake off 9mm bullets like they were bbs and unless you hit them in a vital organ, you’re going to be punished with your life if that bear charges you. A 10mm bullet can be fired from further distances and provides the stopping power to ensure you humanely kill your prey.

Glock 20 Gen 4

The Glock 20 is similar to the Glock 29 with firing the 10mm bullet and the always-impressive ergonomics of the Glock pistols. However, the Glock 20 is relatively huge with an 8.07″ overall length and 4.61″ barrel. The Glock 20 is built with the Glock Hi-Tech polymer to significantly reduce the felt-recoil and increase the durability of the gun. It’s built with a reversible mag catch to accommodate left-handed shooters. Similar to all Gen-4 models, the Glock 20 comes with the Modular Backstrap System (small, medium, large) to cut down on the overall size of this powerful pistol. To me, the Glock 20 separates itself with its exceptional accuracy due to its relatively long line of sight and larger frame. The longer line of sight makes it easier for the shooter to aim down the sights and fire accurately, especially at longer ranges (50-60 yards). The Glock 20 is heavier because it allows the felt-recoil to be absorbed by the polymer frame, instead of your hands.

Specs:

Weight  1.72 lbs
Weight w/unloaded mag 1.92 lbs
Weight w/loaded mag 2.49 lbs
Height 5.51″
Barrel Length 4.6″
Overall Length 8.07″
Slide Length 7.6″
Caliber 10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity 10/15
Trigger Pull Weight 28 N/ 6.29 lbs of force
Overall Width 1.34″
Slide Width 1.12″
Trigger Distance 2.85″
Line of Sight (Polymer) 6.77″
Line of Sight (steel) 6.73″
Line of Sight (GNC) 6.69″
Safety Safe Action
MSRP  $580.00


Where Can I Buy The Glock 20?

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Glock 20 10mm Gen 4 Pistol ‒ PG2050203

 

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Sig Sauer P220

The P220 Legion is built with a relatively long barrel (5″) and is almost 9″ in overall length, in order to provide a comfortable shooting pistol. The slide and frame are finished in the Cerakote® Elite grey finish to provide unequaled hardness, abrasion-resistance, and lubricity (friction-reducing inside the barrel). The grip is made with the custom G-10 grips for maximum retention and greater ability to shed water, dirt, sweat. I’ve always loved the idea of a manual safety lever, which can be easily flipped on and off without changing your grip or removing your hand from the pistol. It’s also built with the highly visible SIG SAUER Electro-Optics X-RAY day/night sights for quick and easy target identification. The P220 comes with 8 rounds and if you buy from Sig, you’ll receive 3 8-round mags with your purchase (saves you about $30). The best features are in the grip and trigger assembly because Sig provides the shooter with the best ergonomics of any of the 10mm pistols. I’m not a fan of the _Sait trigger, but the X-Five undercut in the trigger guard and the beavertail on the backstrap allow me to reach up as high into the grip as I want. This gives me incredible control for such a big and heavy pistol.

Specs:

Weight 2.75 lbs
Height 5.5″
Barrel Length 5″
Overall Length 8.8″
Sight Radius 7″
Caliber 10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity 8
Overall Width 1.3″
Slide Width 1.4″
Safety Manual
MSRP  $1,600

Where Can I Buy The Sig Sauer P220?

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Sig Sauer P220 10mm Kryptek Pistol

 

 

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Glock 29 Gen 4

The Glock 29 is very similar to the Glock 20, but the 29 is more than an inch shorter in length and height than the 20. The smaller gun allows you to conceal carry a 10mm pistol, which you just don’t see very often. The Glock 29 is also a half-pound lighter when fully loaded, which doesn’t sound like a big deal, but if you’re carrying it all day, you’d notice for sure. All Glock 10mm pistols are built with a heavier 6.29 lbs of the trigger pull, most likely due to the size and power of the 10mm bullet. As you can see in the video below, the Glock 29 does come with more felt-recoil than the Glock 20. Personally, I’d rather carry the Glock 29 if I were using it mainly to hike in the Rockies or forests across the country. However, I’d rather have the Glock 20 if I were living in Alaska and wanted to ensure I had the smoothest shot possible. A lot of people don’t realize that the Apex Predators in Alaska are bigger than they are in the “lower 48”.

Specs:

Weight 1.52 lbs
Weight w/unloaded mag 1.68 lbs
Weight w/loaded mag 2.04 lbs
Height 4.53″
Barrel Length 3.78″
Overall Length 6.97″
Slide Length 6.77″
Caliber 10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity 10/15
Trigger Pull Weight 28 N/ 6.29 lbs of force
Overall Width 1.38″
Slide Width 1.12″
Trigger Distance 2.85″
Line of Sight (Polymer) 5.91″
Line of Sight (steel) 5.87″
Line of Sight (GNC) 5.83″
Safety Safe Action
MSRP  $585.00

WHERE CAN I BUY THE GLOCK 29?

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Glock 29 Gen 4 10mm Pistol, Black PG2950201

 

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Colt Delta Elite

There are not many companies in the world that can bring a sense of nostalgia like Colt 1911 can do. The Colt Delta Elite 1911 is made for hunters or Alaskans that are likely to encounter a bear, wolves, elk, moose, or Mountain Lion. At 2.3 lbs it’s heavier than the Glock 29 by a full pound and is going to be very difficult to conceal an 8.5″ gun. I recommend shooting the 155-grain bullets from this pistol because it seems to feed better than the 185-grain bullets. The safety features include a manual safety lever and a grip safety for an added security feature. If you’re a lefty, I recommend against this pistol because it’s much more awkward for us to use the safety and I hate having to cross my hands to secure my pistol. The Colt Delta Elite is still an absolutely beautiful and effective 10mm that you’ll be incredibly happy with.

Specs:

Weight  2.3 lbs
Height 5.5″
Barrel Length 5″
Overall Length 8.5″
Caliber 10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity 8+1
Trigger Pull Weight 2
Overall Width 1.25″
Safety Firing Pin Block
MSRP  $1,299.00

 

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Colt Delta Elite Rail 10mm Pistol - O2020RG

 

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Ruger Super Redhawk

The Ruger Super Redhawk Is not only beautiful, but it’s also incredibly capable of carrying for hunting or competition shooting purposes. The Super Redhawk provides a rare combination of size, power, dependability, and accuracy. Most of these features are made possible by the triple-locking cylinder (front, bottom, and rear), which ensures the cylinder is always in perfect alignment with the barrel. The barrel is cold hammer-forged to ensure the barrel is free of debris and doesn’t corrode or warp the barrel over time. The safety is built into the hammer with a transfer bar that increases the weight it takes to pull the trigger. This feature prevents accidental discharges from drops or banging the gun on trees and rocks during a hunt or hike.

Specs:

Weight  3.31 lbs
Height 5.8″
Barrel Length 7.5″
Overall Length 13″
Caliber 10mm Auto
Magazine Capacity 6 rounds
Trigger Pull Weight about 7 lbs of force
Safety Firing pin block
MSRP $850.00

Where Can I Buy The Ruger Super Redhawk?

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Ruger Super Redhawk 10mm 6.5" Revolver - 5524

 

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Conclusion

10mm pistols aren’t very common, but they can offer us a way to carry a pistol with .357 Magnum stopping power, without carrying the big bulkiness of a .357 Magnum. My top recommendation would be the Glock 20 because it’s long enough to stabilize the felt-recoil, gives you a longer line of sight for better accuracy, and it comes with the Glock name. However, the Sig P220 feels better in your hand, has better sights, and comes with a thumb safety for the added confidence in your security. If you’re looking for something with the most nostalgia and beauty, then the Ruger Super Redhawk is the gun for you. The Glock 29 is probably the only 10mm pistol that I would recommend trying to conceal carry because it’s the smallest and shortest on the list. With advantages to each pistol, you’ll have to figure out which one fits your purpose the best and be assured that any of these pistols will make you a happy camper.