Guns Gone Wild! Five Firearms that Don’t Care What You Think

EAA Gold Witness

Sometimes you look at a firearm and think “why the heck did they do that?” Sometimes the answer is simply “because we can, man.” Here are five guns that have just gone wild.

LWRC M6A2-P .223 pistol

The LWRC M6A2-P comes with everything you need… except a stock

Take a top-tier, piston-driven AR-15 style rifle and put it together with the best materials possible. Spare no expense. Make it capable of stunning accuracy, durability, and reliability, and then… leave the stock off and call it a pistol. As a pistol the LWRC M6A2-P is big, unwieldy, difficult to aim, and hard to control in rapid fire. But just like the old big-block Camaros that came with restrictive single exhausts, the manufacturer doesn’t expect you to leave this product unmodified for very long. After a $200 check to the feds, a BATFE form, and a long wait for approval, in many states it is legal to convert the M6A2-P into a registered short-barreled rifle. After getting your tax stamp back from the government and attaching a collapsible stock, this LWRC makes a whole lot more sense.

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Rossi Circuit Judge Revolver Shotgun Rifle Thing

Rossi Circuit Judge
Your objections to this gun have been overruled by the Circuit Judge

What’s crazier than making a revolver that shoots both .45 Long Colt and .410 shotgun shells? Taking that revolver and adding an 18.5-inch barrel, forearm, and buttstock, creating a revolver rifle shotgun, uh, thing! The Rossi “Circuit Judge” brings back the concept of the old Model 1855 Colt Revolving Rifle, but without the danger to the shooter. The old 1855 was a black powder gun, which had a bad habit of touching off all six chambers at once if there was enough spark on firing. Since the shooter’s support hand holds the forearm… you guessed it, goodbye fingers. The quality of modern self-contained smokeless powder cartridges prevents such a calamity, so you can shoot the Rossi Circuit Judge with confidence. And when you really think about it, for being as weird as it is could the Circuit Judge actually be more practical than the Judge revolvers?

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EAA Gold Witness .40S&W

EAA Gold Witness
The EAA Gold Witness does not come with “Stun” or “Disintegrate” modes

European American Armory makes high quality, somewhat underrated pistols based on the CZ-75 platform, a solid design which is widely copied in Europe. Most of EAA’s pistols are priced below their equivalent CZ counterparts, but then we come to the Gold Witness. The Gold Witness isn’t gold at all (leave that to Taurus), but highly polished stainless steel, everywhere. Even the grip panels are silver in color (but I think they are anodized aluminum). The Gold Witness has barrel ports venting gas up through holes milled in its slide, and a barrel mounted compensator. The slot in the back of the slide is for you to attach a cocking handle, but you won’t find sights there—four threaded holes in the slide allow the user to attach a variety of mounts for red dot optics. A cavernous magazine well accepts a 15-round magazine (made from polished stainless, of course), and an oversized beavertail behind the grip keeps the skeletonized hammer from biting your hand. The trigger is single action only and absolutely match grade from the factory. With an unbeatable list of competition features, this “race gun” looks like it would be right at home defending the planet Naboo against a droid army. Like it? Want it? Buy it!



Phased Plasma Rifle, 40 Watt Range… just kidding

Near the end of the cold war FN developed the P90 submachine gun as a personal defense weapon for soldiers who were not riflemen but still might have to defend themselves against the Soviet hordes during World War 3. The PS90 is the semi-automatic civilian legal version of that gun, which is why the 16 inch long barrel nearly doubles the length of the firearm. The magazine holds 30 rounds of quirky 5.7×28 ammunition which looks like a 5.56 NATO round that shrunk in the wash. 50 round magazines are easily available, so why did FN include only a 30 rounder with the factory PS 90? I don’t know. That magazine sits on top of the receiver but underneath the optic, and the PS90 ejects its spent casings straight down through that hole in the frame where you thought the magazine was supposed to go. Despite its bizarre appearance, the PS90 is actually very comfortable to hold and shoot, and it is fully ambidextrous for both left-handed and right-handed shooters. Perfect for fighting commies!

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Century “Colefire Magnum” Sterling Pistol

Colefire Magnum
This Century Arms Sterling was malnurished as a child, stunting its growth

The Sterling sub machinegun is a classic design, and Century Arms is making a couple of civilian legal versions, one with a long barrel shroud and one with a standard length barrel shroud. In addition, they are making this pistol version, the “Colefire Magnum”, with a barrel that is only 4.5 inches long (shorter than a 1911). Instead of 9mm like all the other Sterlings, the Colefire Magnum is chambered for 7.62 Tokarev. Surprise! It uses a modified Sten magazine instead of Sterling magazines, holding 25 rounds. Why did they call it the “Magnum” when 7.62×25 isn’t a magnum cartridge at all? Why did they chamber this British design in a Russian caliber for the first time ever? What does “Colefire” mean, is the guy who builds these at Century named Cole? Since it only comes with one modified magazine, where do you go to get more magazines that will work with it? Why did Century install an enlarged and knurled charging handle on the Colefire Magnum but not on the rifle versions of the same gun? Why does it look so strangely cool that I find myself wanting one despite having no idea what to do with it? I’m so confused, someone help me!

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