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A Look at Some Guns for Range Day

S&W Sigma SW9VE

S&W Sigma SW9VE
S&W Sigma SW9VE
The SW9VE is the latest generation of Sigma series pistols. Packing 16 rounds of 9mm ammo, it uses a striker fired trigger system featuring a consistent trigger pull every time. The black polymer frame has an 18-degree grip angle, and 3-dot sights top the stainless steel slide and 4” barrel. Smith & Wesson built the slide from stainless steel, and gave it a matte finish to reduce glare. Known for reliability, innovative safety features and consistent trigger pull, the Sigma is a favorite world wide among military units, law enforcement, and individual owners.

         

Taurus 738 TCP

Taurus 738 TCP
Taurus 738 TCP
A tiny little pocket gun with a big name, and bigger reputation. The TCP is the lightest Taurus ever created! The 10.2-ounce 738 TCP is not only the lightest semi-auto in the Taurus line; it’s lighter than any of the Taurus small frame revolvers too! The 738 TCP offers 6+1 shots of .380 ACP, a durable polymer frame and low profile fixed sights. This little gun is perfect for concealed carry, or a backup duty gun. The curved trigger guard makes pulling it out of a pocket in a hurry easier, and the checkered polymer grips fit naturally in your hands. The matte stainless steel slide reduces glare, while increasing durability. The dual action only trigger is very smooth. You have to feel it to believe it!        

Kahr Arms CW9

Kahr Arms CW9
Kahr Arms CW9
Feel like packing a little more punch than a .380 can deliver? If you feel that way, then the Kahr CW9 might just be the gun for you. I use a Kahr for concealed carry and I absolutely love it. The CW9 is a full-blown 9mm handgun with a 7+1 magazine capacity. It is almost identical to the far more costly P9, and the differences are negligible. The Kahr is a striker fired dual action only handgun specifically designed to hide on your person. There is no internal magazine disconnect feature, so the gun will still cycle without a magazine in place. Shooting a Kahr is somewhat similar to shooting a Glock. The trigger pull is very smooth but a bit long, since it is dual action only. I will say that it takes a little practice to be able to tell when the striker is going to fall, since the trigger is so darn smooth. Overall, the Kahr is carry gun perfection. It’s tiny size balanced with the hard hitting 9mm round is a perfect way to give yourself piece of mind when walking the mean streets.

     

SIG Sauer SP2022

SIG Sauer SP2022
SIG Sauer SP2022
The Sig Sauer SP2022 is the latest version of Sig’s popular polymer framed pistol and features a durable, lightweight, and wear-resistant polymer frame with the added tactical versatility of an integrated accessory rail. Sig machined the slide from a solid block of stainless steel and protected it with Sig’s black Nitron® finish. Available in 9mm, .357 Sig and .40 S&W, the SP2022 easily converts from a Double-Action/Single-Action to a Double-Action Only configuration through a unique integral fire control unit. It also features the Sig Sauer four-point safety system. The Sig Sauer polymer framed pistols has earned an enviable reputation and proven track record of reliable performance in the hands of law enforcement professionals. In December of 2004, the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command at the Rock Island Arsenal awarded Sig Sauer a contract for 5,000 Sig Sauer SP2022 pistols chambered in 9mm. The SP2022 – the only polymer framed pistol engineered to perform, built to protect and good enough to be called a Sig Sauer.

   

Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR)

Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR)
Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR)
The Bushmaster ACR is the World’s Most Adaptive Modular Rifle. The first of its kind, and the only rifle you need to master the infinite number of extreme scenarios you will face in the arenas of law enforcement and personal defense. Our new Bushmaster ACR redefines the term “modular” with the extraordinary ability to change calibers, barrel lengths, and stock configurations in minutes, all without the use of tools. Truly the most versatile and adaptive rifle ever conceived, it was born of a collaborative effort between Bushmaster, Magpul, and Remington to create the ultimate military combat weapon system. Shooters have tested the ACR and proven it reliable in the most brutal conditions imaginable. The Bushmaster ACR is an uncompromising choice when you demand a rifle as mission-adaptable as you are.

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1 Comment;

  1. I’ve owned Kahrs and they are great little handguns. The author wasn’t kidding about the trigger. It breaks like glass.

    I don’t know about the newest iteration of the Sigma, but the one I tried in 2006 was horrible. I don’t know if S&W fixed the trigger or not, but it was awful. At the time I could get a NEW Sigma with 2 magazines for $299 or a police trade in Sig with one magazine for $499. The difference between them was enough for me to spend the extra $200 on the Sig and I normally recommend buying the least expensive quality item that fits your needs. Yes if you shop around you can find good quality items for discounted prices. I once bought a KAHR two tone MK9 for $369 and an R1A1 FAL carbine for $499 because no one else knew what they were worth. The gun shop had taken the MK9 to at least three major gun shows before I bought it. I had seen it, but had other things to get at the first two shows. It was like new in the box.

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