North American Arms (NAA) posted the image that is today’s Photo Of The Day on their social media accounts. From top to bottom, it shows the following rimfire small revolver models made by the company: Sidewinder, Hogleg, Sheriff, and 22 Long Rifle. Naturally, the latter is chambered.The remaining wheelguns and the 22LR are chambered in.[22 Magnum]. The cylinders of all four revolvers hold five rounds. The lengths of the barrels are 1.13ý, 1.5, 3, and 6¼.
“At North American Arms, we’ve always felt that you should have access to guns that are safe for women and children, motorcycles, and pistols. We are very happy to carry on the generations-long history of creating superb Mini Revolvers.
Those who appreciate caution, accuracy, and dependability have found confidence in our Mini Revolvers as reliable allies. You can rely on its performance whether you’re carrying one as a backup or for personal defense.
In contrast, Brownells has expanded their BRN product range with the introduction of the BRN-15 series of AR-15 upper receiver assemblies. These uppers come in three-barrel length options: 16′′, 13.7′′, and 11.5′′. They are chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO. You can visit your nearest gun store to see them live.
The real upper receivers of the Brownells BRN-15 upper assemblies are hard coat anodized and constructed from 7075-T6 aluminum forgings. The A2 type flash hiders are fitted on the 1/2×28 muzzle threads of the nitrided, 1:7 twist rate 4150 CMV barrels. The feed ramps on the barrel extensions and upper receivers follow the M4 layout. The 16-inch barreled BRN-15 uppers are available with either Lightweight contour barrels with a.625 gas block or Government contour barrels with a.750 diameter gas block journal. Government contour is the only available size for the 11.5′′ and 13.7′′ barrels. The aluminum free-floating M-LOK handguards have rear anti-rotation tabs that contact the upper receiver and are secured to barrel bolts using two screws.
Throwback Thursday: Review — North American Arms Mini Revolver
The NAA Mini Revolver is a stylish and well-made small revolver. It is dependable, well-built, powered appropriately for its size, and constructed of stainless steel. Since its release, this tiny gem has gained a great deal of acceptance and popularity. The gunsmith’s store is never shown with the North American Arms handgun, and the revolver seems to have infinite ammunition.
Though its efficiency is questionable, the little revolver serves as a reliable backup and provides some protection in situations when no other clothing is available. This is.22 Magnum is a desperate attempt at protection. (Available in.22 Long Rifle as well.) Generally speaking, low-quality and unreliable revolvers have been replaced by little ones. The semi-automatic guns in 25 ACP. It’s crucial to maintain the element of surprise since this small pistol could be packed in unexpected places. Everything is something in the end, and anything is preferable than nothing!
Features and Specifications of North American Arms Mini Revolver
Save for one thing, I wouldn’t go into great detail about the North American Arms revolver—it is a superb example of the gunmaker’s craft. Although it costs more than the low-cost little automatics, it is dependable and well-made. The handgun’s compact design makes it a useful remedy for the issues of excessive recoil and inconsistent accuracy.
The NAA revolvers in.22 LR and.22 Magnum are reasonably priced and functional. It is a revolver with a single action. This implies that for each shot, the hammer has to be cocked. The revolver discharges when you cock the hammer and pull the trigger. The revolver made by North American Arms has a five-shot cylinder with recessed cylinders. In the event that the case head bursts, the cylinders are recessed for protection. Despite being uncommon, the.22 Magnum is a potent cartridge.
The majority of NAA revolver models weigh under 6.2 ounces. My sample is barely three inches tall and 4.5 inches long. It’s a small, lightweight package. Make sure the hammer tip, which is really the firing pin, is positioned in the safety notch in the cylinder as you load the revolver. If not, the revolver may fire if dropped and the hammer nose will rest on the priming portion. Make sure you practice entering this safety notch with the hammer nose!
Brownells BRN-180 Upper Receiver Review
Recognizing the appeal of retro rifles, Brownells—best known for selling parts, gunsmithing equipment, and accessories—responded with an entire line of Vietnam-era replicas. One of its distinctive products is the BRN-180 upper receiver, which is surprisingly not based on the AR-10 or AR-15 but rather on Armalite’s own AR-18 rival.
The dream team of Armalite, which included Charles Dorchester, George Sullivan, Eugene Stoner, and Arthur Miller, created the AR-18 in 1963. It was intended for overseas military sales and was meant to be a more affordable version of their earlier AR-15 design. Additionally, the AR-180, a semiauto variant of the selective-fire AR-18, was created and put on the market. However, the AR-18/AR-180 did not find success in the international military or domestic commercial markets, in contrast to their AR-15.
However, the AR-18 and AR-180 were endowed with a number of excellent qualities. Their basic, dependable short-stroke gas-operated mechanism made them quite cheap to construct using conventional techniques. A side-folding stock was made possible by the receiver’s internal dual-recoil springs, which also made the design lightweight, convenient, and simple to use. It is easy to strip the bolt carrier assembly, and other manufacturers have repeatedly recreated the fundamental operating system.
Instead of attempting to construct a replica or clone of the original AR-18/AR-180, Brownells made the decision to take a somewhat different approach. In order to accommodate a normal AR-15 lower receiver, it chose to construct an upper receiver based on how it imagined the system would look at the time.
BRN-180™ GEN2 223 WYLDE 16″ COMPLETE UPPER RECEIVER ASSEMBLY
We know what you are itching to ask, so hold on. All regular, mil-spec AR-15 lower receivers are completely compatible with the BRN-180® upper receiver. The extra-strong 4150 carbon steel used to mill the 16″ or 18.5″ barrel has a durable Nitride coating that effectively prevents surface wear. There is a chamber in the BRN-180TM.223 Wylde, which has 1-8″ rifling and can handle both, offers more ammunition option versatility.223 Remington and 5.56mm NATO military munitions with comparable skill. A copy of the unique three-prong flash hider seen on the AR-180 is located up front. When firing prone, the hemispherical bottom prong helps keep the muzzle blast from creating a dust signature. If you are bitten by the customization bug, you can switch on a contemporary AR-15 muzzle device thanks to standard ½-28 tpi muzzle threading.
⦁ Ultra-reliable AR-180 piston operating system
⦁ Compatible with current mil-spec AR-15 lowers
⦁ Handguard and receiver made of machined 7075 T6 aluminum with a hardcoat anodized finish; 16″ or 18.5″ barrel with a matte black Nitride finish;.223 Wylde chamber
⦁ ½”-28 threaded muzzle; button rifled bore with 1-8″ twist; replica 3-prong AR-180 flash suppressor; molded polymer ejection port cover; total weight: 4.65 lbs.