Guns & Product Reviews
Lone Wolf stepped into the factory-completed handgun market in 2021 by bringing its in-house components together to launch the Lightweight Tactical Defense (LTD) 19 pistol. Sold and distributed through the company’s Lone Wolf Arms division, these compact-size pistols have a Glock G19 footprint that is compatible with many of the same holsters.
Springfield Armory took the lead in the micro-compact market with its capacious Hellcat back in 2019. Now, the company is showing the way forward with an enhanced version that maximizes the “more-in-less” category.
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Franchi USA Affinity Turkey Elite in 20 gauge, a package designed for the pursuit of wild turkey.
Long revered for its somewhat Euro-centric bolt-gun designs, CZ has revamped its line, now offering American shooters models that compete directly with the most modern examples on the market.
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.