op-Drawer Kimber CCW Duo Featured In September GUNS
With distinctive looks all its own the Aegis Elite Pro from Kimber — paired with a Vortex Venom — resides in the “something special” zone according to Contributing Editor Massad Ayoob. The first-rate CCW duo takes the lead in September’s GUNS Magazine.
The Kimber all-steel 5-inch Government Model 9mm tested sports handsome gray G10 grips, 24 LPI checkering on the grip frame, “suppressor height” iron sights and an easy-running slide. However, a standout feature in this pair comes from the optic sight. The Vortex Venom red dot is 6 MOA in size: Small enough to allow precision hits, and big enough to acquire the target quickly.
Mas contends, “Today’s smaller carry optics are becoming a trend in the CCW world … Our test gun is evidence the concept translates smoothly to the 1911 platform.”
In “Lighten Your Load,” John Taffin offers a viable solution when hefty recoil is too much to bear. HSM’s new Low Recoil loads deliver “enough thump with less bump” and are available in a variety of rifle calibers and weights. The accuracy, speed and power delivered is on par with comparable heavier loads. With a Remington Model 600, John shot a 5/8-inch group with 150-gr. Sierra loaded to a velocity of 2,260 fps. “I never expected to ever get such results from the short-barreled Model 600,” he confesses.
An impressive MSR 15 Valkyrie from Savage Arms takes top billing in this month’s Gun Of The Month Giveaway. The competition-ready MSR 15 in Flat Dark Earth includes an upgraded 18-inch carbon steel barrel with muzzlebrake, two-stage trigger, Hogue pistol grip and Elite Series Cerakote finish. Also included in the package are 10 boxes of Federal Premium .224 Valkyrie 90-gr. Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing cartridges and a Bushnell Elite Tactical LRTS-i scope. The prize package is worth a combined total of $3,435. Readers are invited to enter the drawing for free by visitingwww.gunsmagazine.com/giveaway
With Labor Day and the dove season opener just around the corner, September’s “GUNS Insider” includes timely reminders for a safe hunt in crowded locales. “Japan’s Imperial Triad” is one example why Holt Bodinson recommends “triad collecting” to the beginning milsurp collector; he explains in “Surplus, Classic & Tactical Firearms.” And discover why there’s still plenty of power, precision and fun — without gunpowder — in this month’s “Air Power” column.
Mike “Duke” Venturino leads “Roll Call!” Rifle Calibers of World War II” — September’s exclusive Online Feature. The September issue of GUNS is on newsstands now with a digital version available for purchase online at www.gunsmagazine.com/digital-version.