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Not slavshit, but it is the next best thing. Krautshit. Sig 227 Tacops 14+1 .45 ACP. Put 150 through it today. Easily one of the softest shooting .45s ive ever fired. Glad i picked this up as my duty gun. Will do a full review on it and give yall some shooting footage when I’ve put more rounds through it.

Major history geek-out

So I realized today that when I go to pick up my Lee-Enfield No 4 Mk 2 tomorrow, I will have four of the great rifles of World War Two.  I know this may not seem like much, but this has been something of a childhood dream ever since I got into reading history and discovering the fascinating stories and harsh realities of the Second World War.

The first rifle that I purchased out of this group, also my very first rifle, was a Mauser Karabiner 98k.  My dealer had it marked as a Yugo M48, but I noted several discrepancies and we figured out it was, actually, a German Mauser.  He still let me buy it for the listed price, since he figured that if I had a sharp enough eye, I could get a ‘deal’ on it.  The second was a Mosin-Nagant M91/30, a simple enough rifle that made me realize that the Russians had to be tenacious bastards of men to shoulder those, let alone fire them under combat conditions!  Finally, my M1 Garand is my pride and joy, despite .30-06 being expensive where I live.  Now, I have a Lee-Enfield, one of the most storied rifles of history.  I know I’ll have a difficult time getting .303 where I live, but thankfully Vermont has all kinds of stores with the right ammunition for my guns.

I am a student of history, and love learning about anything that falls within my area of interest/specialization: World War Two.  But learning is nothing compared to physically having your hands on the weapons that were used, feeling that recoil, and seeing what happens to the target downrange.  To know that such weapons were most likely used in combat brings a kind of chill to me, but at the same time it excites me.  The guns speak on the range, and, in a way, they can remind us of the past through that, with all the terrible consequences and costs that they signify.

We here at TFB have had a great relationship with H&K for a long time. Despite them being one of the world’s largest arm’s manufacturers, they

Not sure if April Fool’s joke or not… if it’s real, cool. I know a lot of people would like civvie MP7s. I bet it’s awkward without the stock, though - might only really be worth it if you can SBR it.

EDIT: Oh, and it’s also $1800, because HK.

Yep, that’s right – we will finally again have access to museum-quality new semiauto MP-44 Sturmgewehr rifles from Germany! I spent some time yesterday speaking with Lars Brüggemann with EL BE Tac, who is the US distributor for these rifles, and the prospects are very exciting. A full line of reproduction semiauto German WWII rifles … Read More …