In this economy, shooters are looking for a reliable, affordable pistol. One such pistol might be the $439 Canik 55 S-120—a full-size 9mm CZ-75 clone with a 4.7-inch barrel, a 17-round capacity, and a dry weight of 2.26 pounds. Long recognized for its quality shotguns at value prices, TriStar Sporting Arms, imports the Turkish-made S-120 line.
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Century International Arms introduced a brand new recoil reducing stock for AK-47 rifles at the 2012 SHOT Show.
We all like new guns. We like to hold them, look at them, and judge them. Since the New Year is upon us, we decided to list some of our favorite guns of 2011. All in all, it was a very good year for firearms. Manufacturers came up with some models that will be around for a long time to come. So here are our favorites, in no particular order.
The Ruger LC9 is a double action only, hammer fired, locked-breech pistol with a smooth trigger pull. The LC9’s nestles itself in the hand very well with it’s excellent ergonomics. The main appeal to this pistol is however, is it’s small frame, which is easily concealable. A number of advanced features, other than size are also apparent. The magazine is able to hold seven rounds, with an additional cartridge in the chamber. The 3-dot sights are adjustable, and the gun features a manual safety, in addition to the double action trigger pull. The Ruger LC9 also features smooth “melted” edges for ease of holstering, carrying, and drawing. Shooters can accomplish control and confident handling of the Ruger LC9 through reduced recoil and aggressive frame checkering, for a positive grip in all conditions. This is an excellent, affordable option for a defensive, concealed carry handgun.
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Diamondback DB9 semi-automatic double action only subcompact 9mm Luger handgun with a 2.8″ barrel, 6 round capacity, black polymer frame, blued slide and fixed sights. Diamondback Firearms released the DB9 mid 2011. This amazing little firearm is a micro-compact 9mm automatic pistol made entirely in the USA. Designed with safety in mind, the DB9 features a “ZERO-Energy” striker firing system (patent pending) with a mechanical firing pin block, a steel magazine catch to secure a sheet metal magazine and real windage-adjustable sights, all in a lightweight pistol. A steel trigger with dual connecting bars allows for a crisp smooth, five-pound DAO trigger pull. The DB9 features a FEA (Finite Element Analysis) designed slide and barrel that is stronger than any comparable firearm, resulting in durability with less felt recoil, and the absence of removable pins or tools makes field stripping very easy. Diamondback coated the slide, barrel, and internal parts to resist corrosion, making this pistol a lifetime investment, and perfect choice for concealed carry.
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KAHR holds six patents protecting the unique design features of their pistols. The CM9 is a striker fired sub-compact with a six round magazine. Because of its asymmetric feed ramp design (that’s one patent right there) the CM9 is only .9 inches wide, yes that’s less than an inch. Despite a short overall length of only 5.42 inches, the barrel is still 3 inches long, providing good accuracy. The trigger has a very smooth, light double action feel. The CNC machined 416 stainless steel slide houses the drift-adjustable, white bar-dot combat sights, which the eye easily picks up for rapid target acquisition. The CM9’s frame is made of polymer for lightness, but it still strong enough that the Kahr polymer framed guns enjoy a great reputation for durability. The CM9 stands out as a beautifully crafted, trustworthy, and tiny 9mm that is easily hidden, yet easy to shoot. KAHR’s excellent reliability record gives peace of mind to owners who need a concealable gun they can trust when people’s lives are on the line.
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Century International Arms Saiga Semi Auto Rifle
I know this isn’t a compact pistol, but it sure is a cool gun. This is an original Russian Saiga rifle converted to more of the original AK look! The Ruskies put the trigger group in the “right” place and Century added a standard AK type buttstock and pistol grip. This gun is fully 922r compliant while retaining the original Russian chrome lined barrel! Luckily, this guy uses easy to find AK-47 magazines thanks to the slightly modified mag well. No proprietary annoyances for you sir! The specs are pretty standard as well. It features a 30 round magazine, a 16.25 inch barrel, which makes the gun 35.5 inches overall. It weighs in at 8.05 pounds and shoulders like a dream. If you want a reliable 7.62×39 battle rifle that will cycle every time, then this will do the job perfectly!
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Okay so you would like a .223/5.56 rifle. You want it in black, and you would like it to be a semi-automatic. No problem, let me just show you this AR-15, wait what? You say you already have more ARs than old jeans? Oh okay, well we have some other guns here that sport the 5.56 round and aren’t part of Eugene’s Stoner’s ingenious design, but are still pretty sweet.
A great way to throw .223 downrange on the cheap, the Saiga follows the tried and true AK design, with minor differences. The designers chambered it in .223, resulting in a very reliable and robust platform. This model includes a ten round detachable magazine and a 16.3-inch barrel. The rifle weighs in at 7.9 pounds. You can throw this rifle in the dirt and mud and it will still cycle like new. Saiga rifles come with a hunting buttstock and forend. Designers intended the Saiga product line of rifles for hunting big and medium-sized game under different climatic conditions. Izhmash, where the world-renowned Kalashnikov AK-47 was developed and manufactured, makes these rifles with the same durability and reliability as their original AK counterparts.
Ah, good ‘ole Kel-Tec, the makers of some of the most revolutionary and strange firearms ever created. They decided the world needed another .223-chambered rifle and that is just what they delivered. The “Bravo” model retains all the features of the original SU-16, such as an integrated bipod, Picatinny rail, and a rotating stock, with magazine storage. However, the “Bravo” has a lighter and shorter barrel, about 8 oz. and 2.3 inches. This updated rifle comes equipped with a chrome-lined bore and chamber. The front and rear sights are hard coat anodized aluminum and are adjustable for elevation and windage, respectively. They are both removable and the front sight uses AR-15 style sight posts. The SU-16B is not a replacement for the original SU-16, but a complement for customers that put a premium on lightweight and compact rifles. Shooters can purchase Bravo type sights as a retrofit for SU-16 owners preferring the AR-15/M16 front sight system.
Century International Arms decided to recreate the HK93 with the it’s clone, the C93. There is nothing like slapping and releasing the bolt on one of the guns, the large bolt release paddle is easy to hit in even in extreme situations. Combat practice is easier with the H&K style diopter sights, and the recoil is negligible. These firearms are both extremely reliable and affordable. Finding an AR-15 in this price range that is as reliable as this weapon is almost impossible. The C93 is a high quality firearm that can put .223 ammunition downrange with extreme accuracy, while not being so hard on your pocketbook. Century International put together a great value for the sports shooter in the C93. This gun is accurate, reliable, and affordable, a perfect gun for the sporting rifle enthusiast!
The legendary Ruger Mini-14 provides precision on the range, at the ranch, on patrol or in the woods. For decades, Ruger Mini-14® rifles have been the choice for applications ranging from the farm and ranch, to the deep woods, to personal defense. Their short barrels and overall short length make them favorites in any application where maneuverability and ease of handling are priorities. With a variety of configurations from the standard Ranch Rifle, the extremely accurate Mini-14 Target Rifle, and the Tactical models with ATI folding stock or compact barrel with flash suppressor – there is a Mini-14 or Mini-30 to meet any demand. Specifically designed for mounting today’s scopes or other optical sighting systems, these rifles include a side ejection to clear the top mounted scope, and a patented recoil buffer, which protects the scope from damage or shifting the point of impact as the semi-automatic action cycles. In 1974, Ruger introduced this incredible platform to gun buyers everywhere. Ruger derived the Mini-14 from the military M14 rifle implying a miniature version of the M14. Ruger used the M14 as a model for the new rifle while incorporating numerous innovations and cost-saving engineering changes. Based on such a legend, the Mini-14 is perfect for any hunting, home defense, or law enforcement situation.
One look at this incredible rifle and you know it means business. Featuring a revolutionary rifle design, H&K constructed the SL8-6 almost entirely of a reinforced carbon-fiber polymer. Operators around the world use the military version of this weapon for military and law enforcement use, and shooters know that is hugely reliable and accurate. Based on the combat-proven G36 rifle used by the German Army, the SL8-6 uses a proven short stroke, piston-actuated gas operating system, which operators know is famous for its simplicity and reliability. The SL8-6 features a short sight rail and vented forearm. This is the most popular version of this rifle on the US Market. Designed and engineered to deliver exceptional shooting performance, the SL8 is also a favorite among European target shooters, due in large part to its modular construction and free-floating bull barrel. A short Picatinny rail mount is standard and allows easy mounting of optics and accessories. Made using the famous HK cold-hammer forging process, the SL8-6 barrel ensures accuracy and long life. The ergonomic and clean lines of the HK SL8-6 are functional and modern, giving the SL8-6 the look and feel of a 21st century firearm.
I am a big fan of shoot ‘em up movies (yes, I loved The Expendables), and guns in movies, be them real or fantasy. Sometimes I get so distracted checking out the guns and trying to name them, that I lose track of the movie. Doh! True Story: My movie buddy and I went to see The Killers and she whispered to me, “Who is that?” and I replied, “OH! That’s an H&K MP5!” She just laughed at me. Here is a short list of great movie guns:
Century International Arms GP WASR-10
The AK-47 has showed up in many of our favorite movies. This one by Century International Arms is a WASR-10 with a 30-round high-capacity magazine and outfitted with the original-style fixed wooden stock. It includes compensator, bayonet lug, and a bayonet.
The AK-47 is easily the most popular rifle in the entire world. One of my favorite quotes about the AK-47 is from the movie, Jackie Brown: “AK-47. The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every m*****f***** in the room, accept no substitutes.” (Spoken by Ordell Robbie, played by Samuel L. Jackson.)
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12 Gauge Century International Arms JW-2000 Coach Side by Side Shotgun
Who hasn’t called their shotgun a boomstick before? (If you haven’t, I suggest you try it.) Ash, in Army of Darkness, declares his “boomstick” a Remington, which in fact, is not a Remington in the film. International Movie Firearms Database thinks it is a 12-gauge Stoeger Coach gun, but cannot confirm that.
This Century International Arms JW-2000 Coach side-by-side shotgun looks very similar to Ash’s shotgun. This 12-gauge scattergun has a 20-inch barrel, a 3-inch chamber and a walnut-stained hardwood stock.
Nate Steere on www.askmen.com wrote, “you know a gun is worth its weight when a guy with a chainsaw for a hand still bothers carrying it around.”
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Cimarron Holy Smoker SA Revolver
This Cimarron “Holy Smoker” single-action revolver is a replica of the Single-Action Army revolver that Ben Wade, played by Russell Crowe, carried in the re-made Western 3:10 to Yuma. In the film, they call the revolver “The Hand of God.”
The Cimarron Holy Smoker features a gold-plated, sterling silver cross inlay in the grip, just like Ben Wade’s in the movie.
“The Hand of God” was said to be cursed, as anyone who touched it, besides Wade, was supposed to die. I highly doubt that the Holy Smoker is cursed, but for a good story, you sure could say it is.
The Holy Smoker is a .45 Colt wheel gun with a case hardened, old-model steel frame and is 4.75” long.
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Springfield Armory Loaded M1A Semi-Automatic Rifle .308 Winchester
Ah, one of my all-time favorite movies: Full Metal Jacket. So many of the memorable scenes and quotes from this movie are about the M1A (M14) rifle:
- “This is my rifle, this is my gun! This is for fightin’, this is for fun!”
- “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”
- “Seven. Point. Six Two. Millimeter. Full. Metal. Jacket.”
The M14 is also the rifle the Army issued to my father while serving. The M14/M1A, based on the design of the M1 Garand, began production in 1957 by Harrington & Richardson, Springfield Armory, Winchester, and TRW. Springfield is the only company still manufacturing the M1A rifle. A collector’s original pre-1968 M14 in excellent condition can rake in $18,000! That is if you can find one.
This new production Springfield M1A, chambered for 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester) has a 22” National Match barrel, a 10-round magazine, a two-stage military, match-tuned trigger, and a classic American walnut stock.
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Finally, I have to give a shout-out to my favorite fantasy movie gun of all time; Cherry Darling’s (Rose McGowan) AR-15 leg in Planet Terror.
What are some of your favorite movie guns, even fantasy ones? Loved the mini gun in Predator? Tell us about it!