Category Archives: Carbine

Warming Up to the Kalashnikov Platform, Part 2 – The CIA C39V2

Recently, I purchased the Century Arms RAS (Red Army State) 47 from my local gun range (my review of the RAS47 can be read at: https://guntoters.com/blog/2016/02/22/warming-up-to-the-kalashnikov-platform-the-cia-ras47/). Century International Arms has never really had a good reputation for some of their … Continue reading

Warming Up to the Kalashnikov Platform, Part 1 – The CIA RAS47

I have to say that it has taken many, many years to convince myself that I actually needed a Kalashnikov-based long gun. I am still not convinced. It took me not quite as long to warm-up to the “Stoner” platform … Continue reading

Beretta CX4 Storm – A Review of “His Shortness”

Carbines have been around since the fighting man realized that he needed a more suitable weapon for close work where a full-length weapon was not feasible to use. Many carbines were simply cut-down version of full-length combat rifles where other … Continue reading

Scouting Around – Part I (Ruger Gunsite Scout Model 6822)

Take a proven cartridge, for example the .308 Winchester (or 7.62×51 NATO) and then stick that cartridge into the chamber of a rifle weighing about 7-pounds dry with a 18” barrel and you have most of the equation for Jeff … Continue reading