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Les Baer Custom M1911 10mm Kenai Alaska tribute stainless steel pistol

Les Baer Custom: High-Peformance M1911s

Les Baer began tuning, fixing and modifying guns in 1973. His first shop, so to speak, was the basement of his home in Allentown, Penn. Enthusiasts quickly discovered the quality of his work and word spread. By 1976 demand was outgrowing his workspace, forcing him to expand. In 1980 he launched his full-time gunsmithing career by establishing Bear Custom Guns.

Krieghoff K-80: A Dominant Over-Under Shotgun Line

Today the K-80 is available in eight different versions and continues to dominate. Its performance remains world-class, thanks to a solid design and the company’s willingness to listen to feedback.

The UD M’42 Submachine Gun: A Clandestine Tool For The OSS

Far less familiar than the Thompson or the Reising, the U.S.-made UD M’42 submachine gun was still a factor for the OSS and French resistance fighters operating behind enemy lines during World War II.

Preview: Sarco, Inc. 2nd Amendment Pint Glass

Show your support of our right to keep and bear arms with Sarco, Inc.’s latest addition to its catalog, a USA-made pint glass emblazoned with “2nd Amendment” and the iconic introductory text of that sacred right.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Springfield Armory Garrison

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range with the Springfield Armory Garrison, which is a classically styled M1911 designed to blend modern features with traditional elements of John Browning’s iconic design.

Rifleman Q&A: Riflescope Shims

I was attempting to sight-in a Winchester Model 94 side-eject rifle in .30-30 Win. using a telescopic sight. The shots printed high with the elevation cranked all the way down. Am I right to conclude that placing shims under the front telescopic sight base should correct this problem?

The Armed Citizen® Sept. 16, 2022

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Sauer USA Recalls Batch Of 6.5x55 Swedish Barrels

Sauer USA is recalling a specific batch of 6.5x55 Swedish-chambered barrels used in its Model 100 due to a potential progressive weakening of the barrel material.

Yavapai Amateur Radio Club, Gunsite Academy To Salute NRA's 151st Birthday

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club will hold a special broadcast event on Nov. 17, 2022, in celebration of the NRA's 151st birthday, from Gunsite Academy's Prescott, Ariz., campus.

CMP Opens Round Three Of M1911 Pistol Sales

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is accepting applications from those interested in taking ownership of one of the retired U.S. Military 1911 pistols it is currently offering for sale. Requests must be postmarked on or before Sept. 30.

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