The new Versa Max shotgun

The new Versa Max shotgun

Action: Semi-autoGauge: 12 gauge Bore: 2.75″ – 3″- 3.5″Stock: SyntheticMaterial/Finish:Steel/TriNyte coating with nickel plated boreBarrel Length:26″ and 28″Weight: 7.5 pounds or 7.7 poundsOverall Length: 46.9375″ and 49.9375″Sights: Hi-Viz interchangeable sightsScope: Drilled and tapped for scope mountsChokes: Extra full Full Improved cylinder ModifiedCapacity: 2 (3.5) 3 (2.75 or 3)Features: Cold hammer forged barrel; over-molded grips; nickel plated barrel; and shoots magnum shells   (This gun weighs about the same as the Beretta A391 Xtrema 2, 12GA, 3.5 which has similar specs.) I have used a number of auto loading (semi-auto) shotguns everything from Beretta to Browning  to Remington and Benelli. I have in the past favored the Beretta because it has had the smoothest action of the guns I have shot. I have been reading the reviews on this gun and how it is performing in the real world both competition and hunting and have seem mostly good things coming from … What you’re missing….

Versa Max shotgun

Versa Max shotgun

Remington added some pictures a few months ago on their Facebook page showing the Versa Max shotgun being manufactured out of their factory in Ilion, NY. Versa Max receiver blanks. Versa Max receivers are made from solid blocks. Versa Max barrels being prepared for the next step in the manufacturing process. Remington Versa Max barrels that will be fitted to guns at our manufacturing facility Remington Versa Max auto-loading shotguns, nearly ready to hit your retailer’s shelves Remington Versa Max auto-loading shotguns, nearly ready to hit your retailer’s shelves  

Taurus Judge

Taurus Judge

Caliber: .45 Colt /.410 (2.5″ chamber) Grips: Ribber Capacity: 5 Weight: 28.2 oz – 29 oz.. Barrel Length: 2.5″ and 3” Construction: Steel Frame: Small Action: SA/DA Length: 9″ Grooves: 6 Safety: Firing Pin Block,Transfer Bar The Taurus Judge is a nice gun to have for the versatility of being able to have a shotgun and a long pistol (round) all rolled in one.  I haven’t yet fired this but I have had a few chances to hold it and it is comfortable in the hand. I would like to feel first hand the recoil compared to a .357 mag or .38 SPL because from what I have read is it has about the same recoil as a medium frame .357 which isn’t a bad recoil and if you were shooting for fun it wouldn’t be a gun you would only take 2 shots from and say this is too … What you’re missing….

10 Gauge

10 Gauge

10 Gauge are long green and 12 gauge are the short I have had the opportunity a few times to shoulder a 10 gauge.  I wouldn’t carry it for hunting or skeet because it is very big and heavy and my 20 gauge kills the clay just the same. I like using it for demonstration proposes with a slug. the 10 gauge shells we have used in the past have been 3 or 4 slugs stacked on top of each other and when blowing up a 5 gallon bucket of water it makes a nice show. At this time I do not have a picture of it to post but next chance I get I will try and get a video of it and post it here on the site. Browning BPS 10 Gauge Gauge: 10Barrel Length: 28″Overall Length: 50″ Weight: 10 lbs. 9 oz. Chamber: Size: 3 1/2″Receiver:  Forged … What you’re missing….

Bushmaster ACR

Bushmaster ACR

I know I am going to catch some flack from writing about the ACR before I write about the FN-SCAR but I’m okay with that because no one requested the SCAR. SPECS Caliber: 5.56 – 6.8 SPC IIBarrel: 10.5” – 14.5” – 16.5”Trigger: Standard AR/M-16 trigger, 4.5 – 6lbs, Match trigger availableMagazine: Accepts MagPul PMAG and Mil-Spec M-16Weight: 14.5 Weapon, Base rifle – 7lbs 14oz, Loaded w/ suppressor – 9lb 13ozLength: 14.5 Weapon, W/o Suppressor, Stock folded – 25.75”, W/o Suppressor, Stock deployed – 32.625”, W/o Suppressor, Stock extended – 35.5” Bushmaster has announced plans to make the ACR in 6.8 SPC and 7.62x39mm. The ACR stands for Adaptive Combat Rifle and is easy to interchange the caliber of the rounds this rifle shoots with THREE simple changes, the barrel, the bolt carrier, and the magazine. This weapon has a few variations such as barrel lengths and calibers, the color … What you’re missing….

Iver Johnson TP .22

Caliber: .22 long rifle Length: 5.39” Height: 3.94” Width: .91” Barrel length: 2.85’” Weight: 14.34 OZ Magazine capacity: 7+1 rounds The Iver Johnson TP .22  is a fun little gun to go plinking with. The gun pictured looks to be rusted but that is just the patina on the metal and when handling the pistol it isn’t that reddish-brown. I was sent a site with gun manuals and from the forums I am apart of I have seen a few people asking for a manual for this pistol and well…. here is it. The gun is notoriously bad with feeding and ejecting some types of ammo. I have found it likes copper jacketed .22lr the best and doesn’t like slow steady shooting, it is a “I have 7 rounds in my mag and I want to shoot them as fast as you can pull my trigger” type of gun. This … What you’re missing….

Promag magazine vise block

Promag magazine vise block

Here is something I think is pretty nice if you ever have to work on your AR or if you are planning on building an AR. The vise block lets you work on your AR locked in a vise so your gun doesn’t move. The block is made with a durable black polymer so it will hold up to years of use and is designed after the standard AR-15 .223/5.56NATO magazine and just slips into the mag well and locks in using the rifle’s magazine catch. 

Sig 716

Sig 716

Sig 716 Precision Marksman This is the new Sig Sauer 716. this rifle is designed after the AR-10 rifle and they are making 4 sizes of this Rifle all chambered in .308 Win / 7.62NATO. They are making Semi-auto version of all four rifles for purchase in the civilian market. The release dated has yet to be announced. I will be excited when the I can read the reviews of this rifle after it has been fielded. This rifle is against some heavy hitters such as the M110 or the AR-10. Sig 716 Patrol Rifle

Kel-Tec KSG

Kel-Tec KSG

I was asked to write about the Kel-Tec KSG bullpup pump action shotgun. From what I have found, this will be made for civilian purchase too. I like the thought of bullpup’s for a PDW (personal defense weapon) simply because it is a full size weapon in a “smaller package”. In America, the bullpup design isn’t that widely purchased in the civilian market according what I have seen and read. I haven’t once been to a range and seen someone with one, and when at stores or in the gun shop the only ones I have seen have been the FN P90. While researching this shotgun, I found that Kel-Tec reinforced the cover on the action with 1/16” steel, to protect the shooter. Should the gun have a failure, this should force the failure to blow down through the rear ejection port towards the ground and away from your head. … What you’re missing….