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Gun Review: IWI US Jericho 941 Pistol

Gun Review: IWI US Jericho 941 Pistol/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f378978ea8b7_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f378978ea8b7_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The 3.8-inch barreled IWI US Jericho 941 is a rugged little pistol that's perfect for tactical and concealed carry applications. IWI has a long-standing history of firearms manufacturing and development, dating back to 1933 when it was first known solely as Israel Military Industries (IMI). Working closely with the Israel Defense Forces, it created legendary weapons such as the Uzi and Galil, and more recently the Tavor, and of course the Jericho 941. The firearms it turned out were designed to withstand the type of rough urban combat that the Israelis were constantly encountering. In 2005, the firearms side of the company was sold and renamed Israel Weapons Industries, or simply IWI, and began commercial sales of these classic firearms. Later in 2012, the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania based IWI US brought out the first civilian versions of the Tavor, and of course the modern Jericho 941 that we bring you today. A Rocky Start Originally released in 1990, the Jericho 941 had a rough start. The pistol gets its numerical designation from the two calibers that it could readily fire. The end user had the choice of using standard 9mm, or the then-new .41 Action Express (AE) with a simple field conversion. Of course, with the commercial success and acceptance of .40 S&W, the .41 AE went the way of the dodo. Ammo and conversion barrels for .41 AE eventually became next to impossible to find. With half the reason to buy this pistol being more than an arm’s length away, most believe this lead to its unpopularity. Classic Roots The pistol itself was a masterpiece. The Jericho’s design was based off the venerable CZ-75. This gave way to perfect function and ergonomics. Aesthetics were certainly slick, with the gun having a resemblance to a scaled down Desert Eagle. This eventually earned it the nickname “Baby Eagle,” even though they had nothing to do with each other. The all-steel design was also very pleasing to purists who have had to endure the rapid emergence of the polymer-framed pistol market. Related GunDigest Articles Gun Review: Ruger LCP II Pistol Gun Review: The IWI ACE Rifle Tactical Shotgun: Mossberg Flex Review Today’s Jericho 941 Today, IWI US brings us its most updated series of the Jericho pistols. The pistol is available in both its original steel-framed version as well as a modernized polymer frame. Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Abandoning the now obsolete .41 AE, each version is available in either 9mm or .40 S&W. The mid-sized steel pistol also gives an option of .45 ACP for a little extra kick from the waistband. Both the steel and the polymer-framed pistols are available in either a full-sized version sporting a 4.4-inch barrel or a mid-sized version with a reduced barrel length of 3.8 inches. For testing, we were loaned a polymer mid-sized gun in 9mm ($559 MSRP). The Jericho still retains the original double-action/single-action configuration it was introduced with. Along the slide, you will find a cross block safety in lieu of a de-cocking lever. I found this desirable, as it gives you the option of carrying it locked and cocked or hammer down. Without getting into the debate over the two, I thought it was nice to see both schools of thought taken care of on the same platform. Trigger squeeze broke in single action at 5 pounds, 2 ounces, while in double action, it required 11 pounds, 6 ounces of force to make it go bang. This is no doubt to reduce the chance of accidental discharge should you have a threat at gunpoint. The NYPD actually uses a trigger of nearly the same weight on their officers’ Glocks for the same reason. A Lyman digital trigger pull scale ( LymanProducts.com ; $74.99) was used to determine these values. Although the double-action trigger was stiff, it’s fair to point out that there’s almost no reason to ever have to take a double-action shot as long as you are carrying with the hammer cocked and the safety on. If you are of the hammer down school of thought, all it takes is practice to get accurate. The grip of the pistol is also very different from anything else on the market. The 941 has a very sharp grip angle that will appeal to Glock shooters. However, it has a palm swell that is very low to meet the heel of your hand, making it very comfortable to shoot. The finger grooves also are a nice addition as long as your hand fills them correctly. Range Day The much anticipated range day brought us mist and periodic showers…weather that is never desirable for a plinking session but always makes for good data when testing. We weren’t gentle on the Jericho 941; we left it in the downpours to really test the durability of the Israeli pistol and see how a little moisture affected our grip. In other words, we wanted to see what it was made of! Shooting the Jericho was very effortless. Even damp, it was easy to keep a firm grip during recoil and place controlled pairs on our Shootsteel.com full-sized IPSC target ( ShootSteel.com ; $207) .

The 4 Best Rifle Borescopes – Bore Scope Reviews 2020 Photo by Stuart Brown / CC BY The rifle is the most accurate platform on the market, and this is due to its long barrel and how stable it is. When it comes to purchasing a used rifle, an important factor is checking the rifle’s bore, the inside of the barrel. A good borescope makes it’s possible to spot rust, pitting, and deep corrosion. You can also inspect the rifling and the general internal condition of the borescope. A good borescope needs to have a light installed because bores are dark, and a method of taking pictures, and recording. The images need to be of high enough resolution to inspect the bore. A good borescope does wonders for a rifle buyer, without which the customer might be blind. Here are our opinions for the 4 best rifle borescopes on the market: Autel Digital VideoScope Autel 5.5mm Maxivideo MV400 Inspection Video Scope with 0.22 inches Diameter Camera Probe 5 Times Digital Zoom LED Illumination 3.5" LCD Monitor Price: $139.00 Price as of 08/14/2020 04:02 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. The Autel Digital video scope is an all in one system for inspecting your rifle bore. The Autel comes with a built-in monitor, screen, controls, and, of course, the bore camera. This is the perfect all in one kit that can be placed into a range bag and will require nothing more than a charged battery to get going. The Autel kit is a self-contained unit that allows the user to take pictures, and record as well. This is done through removable SD cards that plenty common. The Autel kit ( see full specs ) has a 5-power magnification attached to it, so you can access the fine details of your rifle bore. The camera is attached to a small white LED light that illuminates a dark rifle bore for easy viewing. The camera itself is sealed from moisture, including caustic chemicals, carbon, and anything else you may meet in a dirty rifle bore. The Autel kit has can also connect to a laptop, or any computer with a USB port, or to a television with a composite video jack. The Autel kit comes with two different probe heads, an 8.5 mm, and a 5.5mm. The 5.5mm kit will work for nearly every small bore weapon, including the popular AR 15. This is one of the top rifle bore scopes you can buy period. Introduction of Autel Maxivideo MV400 digital videoscope Watch this video on YouTube

Best Ammunition Capacity For A Concealed Carry Gun

Best Ammunition Capacity For A Concealed Carry Gun

What is the best ammunition capacity for a concealed carry gun? It’s highly subjective, actually; it really comes down to how much you want to carry around at any given time. Some people are just fine with a 2 in a derringer, 5in a snubbie or 7 in a 1911…but some people prefer to have 15+1 in a Glock 19. How Much Ammunition Is Necessary? The eternal debate is just how much ammunition is necessary, and a lot of different people have different preferences about the amount of ammunition that they prefer to carry. Again, some people are just fine with 5 or 6 in a snubbie, some people are just fine with that amount or perhaps a couple more in a single-stack subcompact (or a 1911 of any size) and some people want a compact double-stack holding a dozen or more. In a more objective, data-driven sense, the truth is that you don’t know how much ammunition you’ll need until the moment a defensive shooting happens and you can’t anticipate what that’s going to be. What data there is (such as FBI and police reports of officer-involved shootings or the scant few regarding citizens defending themselves) indicate that most defensive encounters are resolved with only a few shots fired and at close range. Since that’s what could roughly be presumed to be “on average,” a carrying capacity of 5 to 8 rounds is probably sufficient. But there are plenty of instances where that wasn’t enough. There are plenty of documented instances of officer-involved shootings where two to three magazines were needed to stop the threat. Then there are incidents where a dozens, if not hundreds, of rounds are needed, such as the 1986 Miami shootout or the 1997 North Hollywood shootout. So, how many rounds does a person need to carry? The truth is that if you needed to shoot in self-defense, probably only a few…but you might need more. Capacity Balances With Concealability However, there’s another factor that should be considered along with capacity, which is concealability. Just like with anything else, desired attributes in a carry gun involve a trade with another. What goes with increased capacity is overall size, as a larger carrying capacity dictates that a firearm be large enough to accommodate the number of rounds. For instance, a lot of people carry a Glock 19 every day, but some people insist that the 19 is too big to be a daily CCW. For instance, if you carry anything other than a Glock 26 in an appendix carry holster, the Reddit CCW page will lose its collective mind. The point is that the easier a gun generally is to conceal, the fewer rounds it will generally hold. Not always, but that’s often the case. If you are wondering what type of ammo to carry, then check out alien gear’s guide to ammunition . Granted, there is always some leeway. The bigger the person, generally the bigger the firearm they can effectively conceal. Why does this matter? Because a person may have to balance the capacity they want to carry on a daily basis with a pistol they can effectively conceal. As a result, every person is going to have to figure out for themselves how many rounds they want to carry and plan accordingly. The perfect amount is really a balance between how many you want to carry and what you can effectively conceal. by Sam Hoober Sam Hoober is the Contributing Editor for AlienGearHolsters.com , a concealed carry holsters company, where he writes about concealed carry, gun safety, and more.

The 4 Best Night Vision Crossbow Scopes – Reviews 2020 Photo by Bill Holler / CC BY Night hunting with a crossbow is a fun, exciting, and challenging sport, but it can be dangerous if you don’t have the proper gear. One of the most important pieces of gear is a good night vision optic. Crossbows have different scope requirements than rifles. The best crossbow scopes need to have a lower magnification, preferably less than 6 power. They need to provide a wide, clear sight picture, and should be lightweight. Crossbows are lightweight weapons, so a heavy scope is going to slow you down. We have found 4 of the best night vision crossbow scopes for your consideration: Sightmark Photon XT Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42S Digital Night Vision Riflescope (SM18008) Price: Price as of 08/14/2020 10:49 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. The Sightmark Photon XT is a long but skinny design that is extremely lightweight, and quite powerful magnification-wise. "The Sightmark Photon" XT has a 4.6 magnification level, which for a night vision device is nice and high. While a crossbow isn’t a long range weapon, 4.6 magnification is perfect for sighting target across fields and being able to choose or pick your shot with ease. Sure, 4.6 magnification is high for night vision, but compared to a standard scope, it’s low. The Sightmark Photon XT ( see full specs ) is extremely light, and Sightmark boasts it is 30 percent lighter than any other scope with similar magnification. You also get a nice long battery life relative to night vision devices. Night vision optics chew through batteries due to the demands placed on the power source, so if you can squeeze some extra life out of a battery, it’s a good day—or night. This scope is built for a variety of platforms, but is one of the few night vision scopes to have a crossbow reticle. Actually, it has two crossbow reticles. One designed for crossbows with a feet per second rating of 320, 350, and 370, the second crossbow reticle is designed for crossbows over 400 feet per second. The Sightmark Photon is an excellent optic, and gives you a clear field of vision out to a hundred and twenty yards. Its light lasts long and is designed to be used with crossbows; the Sightmark is a hard to beat option. REVIEW SightMark Photon XT 4.6 SightMark CVR-640 Watch this video on YouTube

Classic Guns: Collecting Custom Rifles

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379d20d78ca_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379d20d78ca_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Tom Turpin's new book, Custom Rifles: Mastery of Wood and Metal will be hitting the bookstores this month.  It's a handsome hardcover and heavy with photos printed on glossy paper. Turpin takes the reader inside the workshop of one of the best custom riflemakers in the world: the David Smith Company. In Turpin's words, on this fine gunmaker: “To my knowledge, no other custom riflemaker has ever been featured in the Wall Street Journal – David Miller Co. has. No other custom gunmaker, to my knowledge, has ever been awarded the prestigious Robb Report “Best of the Best” Award even once– David Miller Co. has received it twice. Only a few custom riflemakers have ever had their creations featured on the cover of a widely circulated magazine even once. David Miller Co. has been featured on covers twenty-one times, nationally and internationally.” Related GunDigest Articles Gun Digest's Top 10 Gun Collecting Articles Photo Gallery: Engraved and Custom Guns of Gun Digest 2016 New Guns: New AR Rifles Available in 2017 Chapter by chapter, Turpin guides the reader through the complicated art and science of crafting a world-class custom rifle. In the last chapter, he dedicates a passage to investing and collecting custom rifles. Here are his thoughts on the subject: A Good Investment? I’ve often heard it touted that custom rifles are a good investment. My response to that statement is yes, no and maybe! In general, though, I do not think custom rifles are a particularly good investment. My opinion on that subject is pretty easy to support. Just take a look at some of the online auction houses like Gunsamerica.com and look at the listings under Custom Rifles. Last time I looked, there were rifles listed by many of the old masters in this business — Al Biesen, Dale Goens, Tom Shelhamer, Monte Kennedy, Joe Balickie, Charles Grace and many others. The prices are, comparatively speaking, incredibly low. Al Biesen, well into his eighties, is still going strong.

MidWest Industries GAU-5A Coming Soon?

Midwest Industries has been “discussing the idea” of releasing the GAU-5A in pistol form. In case you arent familiar with the GAU-5A, it is the new survival weapon to be deployed by the Air Force. It’s small size when broken down is a core feature as space is a premium in the cockpit. It looks like a modern update to the never issued Colt model 608: Airforce Times has more information here. Midwest Industries would like to hear your thoughts. Is there enough interest in this break down clone to make it worth their while? If your a member of AR15.com, let them know in their official thread! Share: Google Twitter Facebook Pinterest Reddit More Tumblr LinkedIn Pocket Email Print

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