The Swiss K31 Part 2 – Handloads for the K31
"The K31 has a good shooting personality. It has a decent bark, slight muzzle rise and light recoil. Its heft makes it steady when shooting from the standing position and the magazine sits back far enough to keep out of the way when shooting. The rifle handles well, but the straight pull takes some adjustment as muscle memory still had me attempting to rotate the bolt open for some time". New on Real Guns®, "The Swiss K31 Part 2- Handloads for the K31".
The Swiss K31 Part 1 – No Ruben, no Schmidt
"The term "romanticizing" surely applies to firearm enthusiasts and surplus rifles. We often take what is clearly no more than ordinary and hammer on it until it has a unique personality or it can perform acceptably. The Schmidt rifle as the Models 1911 and derivative K31, are perfect examples of this phenomena and I don't think I am alone in that assessment…" New on Real Guns®, "The Swiss K31 Part 1 – No Ruben, no Schmidt"
Tokarev TT-C Part 2 – The word “Zippy” comes to mind…
"Slab sided and all steel, the TT-C is not a lightweight. It feels… substantial. The magazine pops out on demand and locks into position in a positive fashion. The slide locks open on empty and moves solidly into battery when released. Far from a crudely made pistol, the subject TT-C was well finished and uniformly blued. The pistol's report is loud; a sharp crack followed by a quick muzzle jump. Recoil is not objectionable, perhaps it is even confidence instilling. The 7.62×25mm is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a pocket pistol cartridge to be taken lightly or limited to very close range encounters". New on Real Guns® "Tokarev TT-C Part 2 – The word "Zippy" comes to mind…"
Tokarev TT-C Part 1 – Un pistol puternic, dar compact
"Even in today's oppressive political environment surplus firearms are still plentiful and affordable. Availability of specific firearm types vary, but there is always something interesting to examine and shoot. The most recent shop acquisition was a Romanian TT-C Tokarev 7.62×25 Pistol from Aim Surplus. Aim runs a good operation; prices and customer service are good, shipping is quick and they never sell those grease soaked rifles and pitted bore handguns that have become common with other surplus resellers…" New on Real Guns®, "Tokarev TT-C Part 1 – Un pistol puternic, dar compact".