Walther PK380, Bushmaster ACR and the SIG Sauer P250 Compact

What do the Walther PK380, Bushmaster ACR and the SIG Sauer P250 Compact all have in common? Popularity. These three firearms are worthy of a closer look.

Walther PK380

If you like the Walther P22, you’ll love the Walther Pistol Kompakt–PK380. German engineering delivers .380 power into an ambidextrous, lightweight, comfortable shooting pistol in nearly the same size as the popular Walther P22. This model includes a laser sight just under the barrel. The slide is steel and carries a nickel finish. The grips are lightweight polymer and the magazine holds eight rounds. The manual safety and the magazine release are ambidextrous, making operating the gun easy for any shooter. The Picatinny style rail makes adding different accessories a snap. The trigger pull is light and smooth, resulting in quick and easy cycling with a natural feel. The rear sight is drift adjustable as well. The PK380 is a perfect gun for the range or for concealed carry.

Walther PK380
Caliber .380
Finish Black, Nickel, Pink or Muddy Girl Pink
Action 11 lbs. DA / 4 lbs. SA
Barrel Length 3.66 inches
Overall Length 6.5 inches
Width 5.2 inches
Weight Unloaded 1.2 lbs.
Sight Radius 5.4 inches
Frame Black Polymer
Magazine 8 rounds

Bushmaster ACR Enhanced

The Adaptive Combat Rifle gives a glimpse of what the future of rifles may look like. Bushmaster, Remington, and Magpul all worked together on this piston driven, completely modular, fully ambidextrous monster. The stock folds and telescopes through 6 positions. Remove the quad rail in seconds, followed by the barrel itself, without using any tools at all. Ergonomic controls make the AR-15 seem antiquated by comparison. The ACR was designed for reliability and durability under the harshest conditions—you may never HALO jump into the ocean to swim through salt water towards a hostile coastline, but the ACR is more than capable of doing just that and functioning flawlessly afterwards. Best of all, the price on what may be the ultimate battle carbine is finally down to less than two thousand dollars. And unlike other weapons of the future, the Bushmaster ACR is available for civilians to purchase today.

Bushmaster ACR Enhanced
Caliber 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem
Barrel 16.5-inch cold hammer-forged; toolless quick-change system available in 10.5-, 14.5-, 16.5- and 18.5-inch and in multiple calibers
Twist 1:9
Bolt Assembly Multi-caliber bolt carrier assembly quickly changes from 5.56NATO to 6.8 Rem SPC
Accessory Rail Free-floating MIL-STD 1913 monolithic top rail
Sights Magpul MBUS front/rear flip
Weight Unloaded weight in ounces and pounds; use decimal numbers
Sights sight type
Stock High-impact folding and 6-position telescoping stock with rubber butt pad and sling mount (basic folder only); modular grip with storage
Controls Full ambidextrous controls including magazine reilease, bolt catch and release, fire selector and non-reciprocating charging handle
Magazine 30 rounds
Frame High-impact composite handguard with heat shield; high-impact composite lower receiver with textured mag well

SIG Sauer P250 Compact

SIG issued a challenge to the entire firearms industry when they released the award-winning P250 in 2009. The serial numbered part is actually a modular steel “tub” containing the critical parts inside the frame, making the P250 the first modular-framed pistol ever offered to the public. While other companies make pistols with grip inserts that slip over the back of the gun, SIG is the only one to offer this system, in which the entire frame can be inexpensively swapped out for a larger or smaller one depending on mission requirements. This “compact” variant intended for concealed carry still holds 15+1 rounds of 9mm ammo. It’s a double action only gun but don’t let that scare you off—the P250’s double action is light, smooth, and consistent every time. The frame features a picatinny rail up front for mounting accessories and the price just can’t be beat. $300 for a high capacity SIG Sauer 9mm? Yes, its true.

SIG Sauer P250 Compact 9mm
Action Double action only; 5.5-6.5 lb trigger pull
Barrel Length 3.9 inches
Caliber 9mm (also available in .40 S&W and .45 ACP)
Overall Height 5.1 inches
Overall Length 7.2 inches
Overall Width 1.3 inches with standard grip
Weight with Magazine 25.1 oz./26.9 oz.
Sights Contrast; SIGLITE night sights available
Grips Interchangeable Polymer
Magazine 5 rounds
Frame Polymer grip shell with stainless insert; Nitron slide finish
MSRP $466 (Contrast); $536 (Night Sights)

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