Can A Pistol Identify As A Rifle? S&W M&P 5.7 Answers In Oct. GUNS

Can A Pistol Identify As A Rifle? S&W M&P 5.7 Answers In Oct. GUNS

Unlike nearly anything on the market, the S&W M&P 5.7 offers a combination of high-capacity and low recoil in a concealable package. Will Dabbs, MD explores the mechanics and performance of the futuristic handgun in the October issue of GUNS Magazine.

Can A Pistol Identify As A Rifle? S&W M&P 5.7 Answers In Oct. GUNS

“Wow. Just wow,” he gushes. “The Smith and Wesson M&P 5.7 feels about like a souped-up .22 on the range. The gun’s placid recoil is simply delightful. The long snout and aggressively stippled grip conspire to neutralize muzzle flip, so follow-up shots are both fast and fun. The M&P 5.7 really is the revolutionary defensive pistol identifying as something altogether different.”

Dave Workman contends, “Every upland bird hunter, whether his game is pheasants, grouse, quail, chukars or even wild turkey, ought to have at least one double-barrel shotgun. In my case, let’s just say I got carried away.” In “Double Vision,” Workman makes a convincing argument for the side-by-side, and the variety of options, uses and features this market offers.

Inspired by the bestselling novel Lonesome Dove, Cimarron Firearms’ Lonesome Dove Walker .44 Woodrow F. Call tops the Oct. Gun Giveaway package. It features a 9″ barrel in a charcoal blue finish, a white engraved cylinder and case color hardened finish on the frame and hammer. The winner will also receive a Rate knife from Kershaw Knives. Valued at nearly $864, readers are encouraged to enter the free drawing by visiting

Elsewhere in the issue, Alan Garbers issues a timely warning to scrutinize purchases in “Know Thy Gun … And Know Thy Gun Shop” as current market conditions have some unscrupulous sellers digging out old ammo and relic-like firearms from the basement. In the Think Tank column, Jeff “Tank” Hoover touts the “ruggedly reliable” (and welcomed affordability) of the Mauser Model 18 “Savannah” Rifle. And in Montana Musings, Mike “Duke” Venturino praises the “miracle of gun building” — the M1, M1A1 and M2 Carbines.

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