Colt New Agent
A very tiny, if not cute, compact 1911. It comes in the classic .45 ACP caliber but a 9mm version is available. Capacity is 7+1 on the .45 ACP and 8+1 on the 9mm. For concealed carry and self-defense, the 9mm will be easier to handle. A lot of people find the recoil of the .45 ACP from compact 1911’s to be uncomfortable.
Based on the original Russian design, the Makarov has been copied and adopted by many nations over the decades. This Bulgarian example is pictured with something very much sought after; a .22 LR conversion kit. Normally Makarovs use 9x18mm Makarov, not 9x19mm Parabellum. Though the kit lets you use cheap .22 LR for practice, like any semi-auto firearm in that caliber, they can be picky about what type of ammo is used.
Robinson Armament VEPR II
The earlier VEPR models imported by Robinson Armament were mostly in a rifle configuration, rather than a neutered hunting/sporting style. The VEPR II has a 20” barrel, whereas the VEPR K had a 16” barrel. Their receivers have odd angled cuts which makes using standard AK furniture difficult. Note the distinct front sight. The rifle pictured is chambered in 5.56x45mm/.223, the angle of the magazines are a giveaway.
A small polymer handgun with a 30 round magazine capacity. Chambered in .22 Magnum, it shares a lot of things in common with the Grendel P30. Both guns were designed by the same man. One major external difference is the addition of rails on the PMR-30, letting you add lights or lasers.
A scaled down version of the the famous Uzi sub-machine gun, the Micro-Uzi Pistol is classified as a handgun. The moment you install a stock, you have to get the paperwork done to register it as an SBR (Short Barreled Rifle). It can use standard Uzi magazines, providing a lot of firepower but making it difficult to carry and conceal. Usually you’ll find them with the more compact 20 round magazines.
A more practical use of the mag well space on an AR-15 lower. This one has the morse code chart. Many of us will probably never use morse code…unless SHTF.
Mosin Nagant M44
A shorter carbine version of the longer Mosin Nagant 91/30. Unlike the earlier carbine model, the M38, the M44 has a side-folding non-removable spike bayonet. This feature would later become integrated with the SKS, albeit as an under-folding bayonet. The M44 gets it’s designation from the year it entered service, 1944, but there were some produced in 1943, which are generally more collectable and cost a bit more.
A nice batch of freshly built M92’s, an SBR (Short Barreled Rifle). You can find them in the regular 7.62x39mm or in 5.56x45mm. Note the notch cut into the safety, meant lock and hold the bolt back.
More commonly known as 8mm Mauser. The ones in the picture are Turkish. You can see the “sickle & star” emblem on the headstamp in the third picture. Most of the surplus 8mm Mauser supply has dried up since very few if any nations still use the caliber for their military.
A Turkish sniper with an SVD. Aside from the gigantic optic, note the very bizarre bipod. It clamps onto the receiver like the original SVD bipod but the legs are farther ahead. Not sure if that is a Turkish design or not.
Polytech MAK 90 Sporter
A neutered AK built in China and imported in this configuration to meet the Assault Weapons Ban requirements. It has no flash hider or muzzle brake, no bayonet lug, and a single piece thumbhole stock. This was as best an attempt to demilitarize the rifle. With the AWB gone it’s a simple conversion back to it’s original form. Note the 5-round magazine.
Also chambered in .357 Magnum like the King Cobra, the Python differs slightly in that it has a ventilated rib along the top of the barrel. The number of ventilation slots on the rib tells you barrel length. 3 slots = 6” barrel. For Walking Dead fans, this is the revolver model carried by Rick Grimes.
H&K MP5K Briefcase
This was designed and sold by H&K with the intended market being special security services. The trigger is visible in the briefcase’s handle which actuates the mechanism to pull the MP5K’s trigger. A large cache of these were found in Iraq but I don’t know what happened with them. Either destroyed or sold off to security contractors.
Custom Draco .223
A heavily modified Romanian Draco, which normally is a handgun but this one was converted into an SBR (Short Barrel Rifle). Note the top cover with a rail. That is the Texas Weapon System Dog-Leg Rail. It attaches to the rear sight base and is hinged to open upward. Reviews of the TWS Dog-Leg Rail have been generally positive, and surprisingly it holds zero.