Most pistol-caliber AR-15 pattern carbines have blowback-operated actions with fixed bolts. The folks at Flint River Armory wanted the reliability of a short-stroke gas-piston action paired with a four-lug rotating bolt. They incorporated both of these features into the purpose built CSA45 .45 ACP carbine. Although this rifle has the look and feel of a typical AR, it has been designed from the ground up for the cartridge it fires instead of being just another caliber conversion. Features include milled 6061 T-6 aluminum billet receivers, a left side charging handle and forward shell ejection. This 16" barrel American-made rifle ships with two propriatary 25-round stainless steel magazines, a threaded muzzle and sling attachment. MSRP: $1,595
SHOT Show 2017: Flint River Armory CSA45 Gas-Piston Carbine
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range with a centerfire rifle built on the famed Browning X-Bolt action and loaded with cutting-edge features for hunters and enthusiasts who shoot at longer-than-usual distances.
I have an old box of Winchester-Western Super X .38 Colt hollow-point ammo. On the side of the box is “Lubaloy coated Bullet special dry wax lubricant.” It seems to me that most modern ammunition is not coated. Why is it (or was it) necessary to put some form of wax on ammunition?
A recent celebration at Gunsite Academy recognized American Rifleman Field Editor Wiley Clapp for his many accomplishments in the firearm industry.
Based off the earlier magnum cartridges like the .375 H&H Mag., Winchester developed a shortened magnum load for short-action rifles and introduced it in 2001 as the .270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM).