Classy & Concealable: Kahr Arms’ 25th Anniversary K9 In January GUNS
(ArmsVault) – Merging style and practicality into one package, the Kahr Arms 25th Anniversary K9 culminates into the perfect gun for everyday safety or a special occasion, and is celebrated with feature coverage in the January 2020 issue of GUNS Magazine.
Just as accurate and reliable as the first K9s produced a quarter century ago, the anniversary model’s accouterments — tritium sights, front and rear slide serrations, Cerakote finish and slide ports — deliver the additions modern EDC enthusiasts crave. In particular, Contributor Jeremiah McCarthy praises the commemorative K9’s “buttery smooth” no-stack, DAO trigger pull.
“The Kahr trigger is really something that needs to be experienced before passing any judgment because there’s really nothing else quite like it. [It] doesn’t stack, meaning the trigger pull weight stays constant throughout the length of travel, leading to some accurate and enjoyable time on the range,” he lends.
Mike Cumpston’s “Percussion Revolver 101” is a lesson in why big smoke often means big fun. Aside from the loading procedure, black powder revolvers aren’t much different than modern guns; the process isn’t daunting and provides “clouds” of fragrant fun! Mike discusses models, loads, size, goals and cleaning methods to keep things running smooth — and safe.
A Franklin Armory Reformation RS7 tops January’s GUNS Firearms Package Giveaway. Neither a rifle nor a shotgun, the RS7 is chambered in 5.56 NATO and boasts custom features as a Triumvir muzzle device, Binary Firing System Gen III trigger and Magpul SL-K Stock. The winner will also receive an SXS (Skullcrusher’s Xtreme Sidekick) knife from TOPS Knives and an Ammo Rack from MTM Case-Gard. Altogether, the package is valued at $1,624. Readers are encouraged to enter the free drawing at www.gunsmagazine.com/giveaways.
Channeling his inner Terminator, Will Dabbs, MD recreates scenes from such blockbuster films as “Lethal Weapon” and “Escape From New York” (where the gun was the real star) to determine if life can indeed imitate art in “Classic Shots From Classic Films.” The Surplus & Tactical column recounts how WWII’s recoil-operated Johnson Model 1941 may not have been as graceful as an M1 Garand, but it was plenty reliable and not without a splash of “Buck Rogers” coolness. Thanks to its ability to be configured in many ways for tactical to hunting applications, Denny Hansen argues the scattergun is still versatile and viable in the Shotguns installment. And in his Think Tank column, Jeff “Tank” Hoover succumbs to the temptation of a 131-year-old Mauser 71/84 and finds its antiquated features irresistibly charming.
John Taffin shares his thoughts on the question of “Marlin Or Winchester?” in January’s Online Exclusive available at www.gunsmagazine.com. Digital subscriptions and the January issue are available for purchase at www.fmgpubs.com.
GUNS Magazine is celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2020 — look for rediscovered articles from the past and new episodes from the recently launched the GUNS Magazine Podcast (available on Apple iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and gunsmagazine.com/podcast/).