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Review: The PTR-32 Pistol

PTR Industries has combined the West European roller-delayed blowback operating system of the Heckler & Koch family of firearms with the Eastern European chambering of 7.62x39 mm into a single package, The PTR-32 pistol.

At The Range: Valmet M-62/S

Watch this American Rifleman "At The Range" video segment above to learn about the Valmet family of Kalashnikov-based rifles chambered in 7.62x39 mm.

Product Preview: Crimson Trace AK LiNQ

Introduced in 2016 for use with AR-pattern rifles, the Crimson Trace LiNQ light/laser system is now offered for Kalashnikov-style carbines—as well as other guns that utilize AK-type pistol grips, such as the Springfield M1A CQB.

Book Preview: The Kalashnikov Encyclopaedia 2nd Edition

It is fitting that one of the largest reference books ever published covering firearms is about the most produced firearm in the history of the world.

Unexpected Collectibles: Molot VEPR Rifles

What would you do with an unexpected collectible in a factory-fresh, unfired condition? Here's how a Bucket List wish was spoiled by a shift in U.S. International policy.

Editors’ Picks 2017: Crimson Trace AK LiNQ

Crimson Trace introduced the LiNQ for the AR platform to great acclaim last year, and for 2017 the Oregon-based company has expanded the line with a new model that is compatible instead with Kalashnikov-pattern rifles (and, coincidentally, the Springfield M1A CQB).

Three Hundred Words: The World's Most Prolific Rifle

By October of 1941, Operation Barbarossa was in full swing. From Latvia to Crimea, the entire western boundary of the Soviet Union was crumbling beneath the feet of 4 million Axis troops.

Video: Chinese Type 56 Rifle (AK-56)

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV as the experts discuss the most popular of AK-47 variants, the Chinese Type 56 (AK-56) rifle.

Review: Century Arms RAS47 AK Rifle

This stamped receiver semi-auto AK is affordably priced and 100-percent American made.

Clocking the Glock

Thirty years ago, I took my first job in the gunwriting business. As an avid shooter during my U.S. Marine and law enforcement years, I was convinced that I had found paradise.

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