Two men huddled in the bush on the West Berlin side of the notorious “Anti-Fascist Protection Wall.” They intently scanned the East German Border Guard tower opposite them, about 50 meters across the so-called “Death Strip.” The strip was not mined—it was just a wide open area of carefully manicured sand that was covered by the guards’ machine guns, mostly the East German version of the Soviet AKM assault rifle, the MPi-KM.
Century Arms is expanding its Draco line of compact AK-pattern pist ols to include the new NAK9 chambered in 9 mm. The company has wisely designed the magazine well to accept factory and after-market magazines designed for Glock G17 and G19 pistols in capacities ranging from 15 to 33 rounds.
Last year Boyd’s, known for its expansive line of high-quality laminated hardwood stocks in both conservative and colorful patterns, introduced the adjustable, modular At-One stock system for bolt-action and semi-automatic rifles. This year, the company will be offering the same push-button adjustment flexibility for pump-action shotguns.
The last of the original Auto Mag semi-automatic pistols, chambered in .44 AMP, was built in 1982. In 1983, the pistol was featured in the fourth “Dirty Harry” movie, Sudden Impact, after character Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) loses his iconic Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. The Auto Mag’s short-recoil operated action employs a rotary bolt with locking lugs much like those found in AR-15 rifles and the much heavier Desert Eagle pistol. The .44 AMP cartridge launches .429 caliber, 240-gr. bullets for performance levels comparable to a .44 Mag. revolver.
Adaptive Tactcial’s series of Tac-Hammer polymer stocks for Ruger 10/22 rifles and Charger pistols provide a high-performance upgrade for these popular semi-automatic rimfires. The durable all-season polymer construction provides comfortable griping surfaces and features not found on factory stocks. This year the company is adding the new TK22B to the line-up, which is designed specifically for the Takedown version of the Charger pistol.