FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- The February issue of Shooting Illustrated, on newsstands now, features Nighthawk Custom’s T3 1911, the company’s take on what a concealed-carry 1911 should look like.
The T3 offers a host of upgrades and special features designed to facilitate carrying this pistol all day long, combined with superb ergonomics and accuracy. We’re still trying to figure out how to pry it out of our writer’s hands.
What better way to complement an update to the tried-and-true 1911 platform than an updated version of another John Moses Browning special, the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). Ohio Ordnance Works has designed the HCAR (Heavy Counter Assault Rifle) to be the BAR of the 21st century. With a 30-round magazine, rails aplenty and even an adjustable buttstock, the HCAR is a thoroughly modern representation of the rifle Browning designed for U.S. Soldiers in World War I.
The rails on the HCAR are standard Picatinny design, but there are many other new attachment methods on the market today. Rifle Editor Steve Adelmann discusses four current platforms for adding accessories to your longarm, from the backer-plate and screw-in fore-ends to the exciting KeyMod and M-LOK systems. Adelmann describes each system in detail and gives some of the pros and cons of each attachment method.
Whichever attachment method you choose, having rails upon which to add accessories like lights and lasers can help customize your favorite rifle, carbine or shotgun for home defense. But what happens if you have to bug-out due to a weather emergency, power outage or man-made reasons? Having the right gear—including the right firearm—will ensure you survive whatever the world is throwing at you. Bryce M. Towsley details criteria to consider when choosing bug-out guns.
Look for these articles and much more in the February issue of Shooting Illustrated, The Definitive Source for the Modern Shooter, at a newsstand near you. You can also subscribe by calling (877) 223-3840.
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