On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff examine the full-size, striker-fired, duty pistol from Walther that sports a 4.5” barrel and features the company’s Performance Duty Texture and slide cut for optics.
His firearms have figured significantly in history for more than a century, but John Moses Browning had a method of inventing that is only now being fully understood—and may come as quite a surprise.
Beginning in 1867, the Swedish military started fielding versions of the single-shot Remington Rolling Block rifle and carbine. In 1887, rifles—originally chambered in 12.7x42 mm R—were converted to the more modern, smallbore 8x58 mm R cartridge. The carbines, however, remained in 12 mm.
The Heckler & Koch SP5 pistol has many of the attributes liked by its select-fire cousin the MP5, along with some improvements. Here are five points on why the SP5 is a capable 9 mm pistol.