Now that two of the largest Russian arms firms have merged under the iconic brand Kalashnikov, Izhmash and Izhevsk, it’s time to give the new firm a single logo. This is that logo. Here is one of the older logos.
The new logo seems so much more … European. It will take some getting used to. Still up in the air is how the new Kalashnikov-brand Kalashnikovs will be stamped and marked, and if the other brands, like Baikal and Makarov will go away.
We got in two of our best-selling Turkish imports from Landor Arms – the AR-style LND-117 shotgun and the bullpup BPX 902 – to give them a whirl on the range and see if the reliability could be paired with the affordable price.
Marlin once claimed their Model 39 as the eldest continually produced, shoulder-fired rifle of all time. Though that record ended when the Marlin brand was parted-off to Ruger, the rimfire world is anticipating a return of this classic.