CGI: Reach Out and Touch Something Edition

Long Range Edition

This week on Cool Guns of The Internet. Todays post is brought to you by the need to reach out and touch something.
If you have a firearm you would like us to post in next weeks CGI all you have to do is send us a picture of your firearms via email, at “pictures@gearsofguns.com” and we’ll post it! But tell us what the firearm is and for more flavor, tell us a story about the gun like a funny hunting trip, or a sentimental story about the gun! Make it as detailed as possible! And let us know who you are if you want photo credit!

Ritter and Stark – SX-1 MTR

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(That is for the limited edition version of 60 rifles with 10 years warranty, warranty also for the barrel.)

Custom Painted Bolt Action Rifles

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Top Five Things We Liked at Industry Day at the Range

  1. The CMMG Mutant MK-47 KIMG_0039
  2. The Barrett MRADIMG_0006
  3. H&K MR762A1 Long Rifle Package IIIMG_0052
  4. Zenith Roller Locker MKE Z-5KIMG_0019
  5. Springfield M1A SOCOM16 CBQIMG_0024

Notable mentions:

The crew shot 960 meters for the first time with a .308 and rang a 16″ gong.

Silencerco had a .45-70 lever action suppressed, which was fun.

We used the Geissele AK enhanced trigger and made it our new favorite AK (sorry but this trigger is amazing and I need it for all of my AKs).

Otis Tech mentioned they are redesigning their line of cleaning kits. (You know me and how much I love collecting new and exciting cleaning kits.)

That one booth that had mints and they were tasty….

Kriss is talking about releasing new calibers such as the 10mm, 357SIG, .40S&W and .22lr.

My burrito was fairly tasty, minus the fact they put all the guac in the bottom and it wasn’t mixed in. (sad face panda).

 

 

Top Ten pistols Pt. 2

Smith and Wesson S&W 500
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This pistol is chambered in the S&W .500. This gun can be used for dangerous and large game hunting.

PRO: the .50 caliber projectile has good stopping power, The Smith and Wesson .500 is easy to clean.

CON: Heavy recoil, the ammo is costly at $2.50 to $3.00 dollars per round.
 

M&P .40
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The Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) is a weapon similar in design to the Glock in that is it is a polymer frame weapon chambered in 9mm .40 S&W, .357 SIG (not .357 magnum) and .45 ACP.

PRO: easy to take apart and clean, reliable, lightweight

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.

Sig P226
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The Sig Sauer  P226 is chambered in 9mm, .357 SIG and .40 S&W

PRO: Good gun, low recoil, accurate, cheap and easy to find ammo.

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.

Taurus Judge

The Taurus Judge is multi-caliber revolver that fires the .45 Long colt and the .410 shotgun round.

PRO: small, lightweight, compact, multi-caliber, easy to clean.

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.

Springfield XDm 9mm
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I have shot this weapon a few times along side a Glock 19 9mm if I had to use a 9mm I would choose the Glock simply  because the Glock  feels more balanced to me.

PRO: Polymer frame, easy to take apart and clean, smooth action and smooth trigger pull.

CON: personally does not feel as balanced in my hand.

Top Ten Pistols Pt.1 of 2

1. Glock 21
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The Glock 21 is the top of our list because of reliably and its handling. 

PRO:  Strong, reliable, accurate, has a 13+1 round capacity, easy to take apart and clean.

CON: The 21 is a full size so someone with smaller hands might not have a good grip. It’s not the Ninja Glock. 

2. Browning M1911
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The Browning 1911 has been around and proven itself time and time again. This is one of the most design copied guns on the market.  We also did a comparison between the 1911 and the Glock 21 here

PRO: uses a readily available ammo (.45 ACP), durable, time proven and reliable.

CON: 7+1 rounds, more work to disassemble.

3. FN Five-seveN
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This weapon is chambered in the 5.7mm round and can hold 20+1 rounds. We post this third because of the 5.7 which the FN P90 is also chambered in letting the shooter carry one caliber for 2 weapons.

PRO: Relatively light weight, 20 round mag and accurate and low recoil.

CON: This 5.7mm is not a common round making the ammo to fire this gun more costly and harder to find. the cost of the gun is relatively high.

4. Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX
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We couldn’t talk favorites without talking about the Desert Eagle. The Mark XIX can be chambered in .357MAG, .44 MAG and the .50 AE.

PRO: Accurate, good range for a pistol (200 meters)

CON: Ammo is costly and the weapon is larger making the weapon heavier, heavy recoil

5. NINJA GLOCK 
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It is very clear why the NINJA GLOCK is on our list. it can do anything. but for those who have not used or seen the NINJA GLOCK here are the PROS to the weapon.

PRO: Compact while still able to carry up to 1000 rounds per magazine, comes with spare ninja gear, the range is about 7 miles using the scope.

CONS: makes every other gun worthless. It embarrasses all other guns.

To view this remarkable weapon  in action see the video here.

Top 10 Favorite Rifles

This week will be for Top Ten favorites of the Gears of Guns crew. It will be broken up into 4 categories: Rifles, Pistols, Bullet calibers and “other”.

if you have a gun you think we didn’t consider please feel free to share it with us.

AR-Platform
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The AR-15 is at the top of our list because it is for lack of better wording the ”Barbie” for men. This weapon system is highly customizable to fit the users wants and needs. 

PRO:  The weapon system can be changed to fit the shooter, everything from the caliber to the barrel length, to trigger group, letting the shooter find the perfect combination to fit them.

CON:  Possible malfunctions due to semi-auto action gas system causing them to break. Most of the cons we have for this weapon stems from size of caliber or internal firing mechanisms from different manufacturers.

Remington 700
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The Remington Model 700 is number 2 on our list because of it reliability. The weapon has been used by both hunters and snipers. The weapon has been battle proven for years as the M24 Sniper rifle and is an all around a good rifle.

PRO: Multiple calibers and styles to fit the gun to the shooter, the weapon has high accuracy and is designed to last.

CON: Being a bolt action rifle the shooter may have to take their eye off the target to chamber the next round or to reload the 5 round flush magazine.

 

Knights Armament M110

The M110 is based off of the AR-10 and is a Semi Auto Sniper System (SASS). The rifle fires the .308/7.62NATO cartridge which has an effective range of 800 Meters.

PRO: The weapon is semi-auto letting the shooter acquire the target and keep an eye on the target after they fire the  weapon.

CON: The .308win does not have the range that some of the newer sniper rifles rounds have, such the .338 Lapua or The .408 Chey-Tac and .50 BMG.

Chey-Tac M200 .408 sniper rifle
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The Chey-Tac M200 intervention fires the .408 Chey-Tac bullet. This rifle has set its mark in the sniper community as an anti-personnel as well as an anti-material weapon at long range because it has a better ballistics table than the .50 BMG

PRO: Can take out a target at well over 2000 Meters

CON: Same as the Remington 700 in that it is a bolt action.
 

FN P90
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The FN P90 is a killer punch in a tiny package.

PRO: the weapon platform is small allowing for close quarters combat while still carrying upwards of 50 rounds.

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.

M14

The M14 is another time proven weapon. This weapon as been in service since 1957 and is still being made. the M14 fires the 7.62NATO round  allowing for the weapon to go from medium range out to long range sniping.

PRO: Semi-auto fire, 7.62NATO round,  800 Meters effective range.

CON: it weighs in at 11 pounds and is not a weapon you could easily use in CQB

H&K G36
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Heckler-Koch G36  like the AR-platform lets the shooter customize the weapon to fit how the weapon will be used.

PRO: Reliable and accurate

CON: The weapon only fires the 5.56NATO round which is a small projectile and does not have the stopping power that a .30 caliber projectile has.

 

FN SCAR-H Mk.17
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FN Herstal SCAR-H MK.17 is similar to the AR. FN makes a few different  versions of the SCAR but the SCAR-H is chambered in the .308/7.62NATO round which has the stopping power and range to take down targets at various ranges.

PRO: quick change barrel and heavy caliber

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.

AK-47
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The AK-47 has been used by militaries the world over. The round is cheap and easy to find and has a better stopping power than the 5.56NATO.

PRO: the weapon works dirty filled with sand and water and keeps firing

CON: the weapon is not as accurate as an AR-15 or other similar weapons.

Ruger 10-22
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We couldn’t talk rifles without talking about this .22 LR. this is one of the most well known .22s other there. it has been designed to do one thing and do it well and that is shoot .22s all day long.

PRO: cheap. fun to shoot, easy to find ammo and companies make lots of different stocks to let the user have many different looking guns from a G36 to an AR-15 to double barreled “machine” gun.

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.

10 rules for Safe Gun Handling

1. Always treat the weapon as if it was loaded.

2. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

3. Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

4. Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.

5. Never point the gun at anything you don’t intend to kill or destroy.

6. ALWAYS know your target and the backdrop you are shooting at.

7. Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are shooting and what you are shooting at is important to maintain proper gun safety.

8. Always wear safety protection (safety glasses and eye protection)

9. Know and understand how the weapon operates.

10. When finished shooting always check and clear your weapon. (Rule 1 ALWAYS Applies. No exceptions)

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Always remember that guns are not toys and should always treated with respect.