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    Gun Buying Tips

    Whether you are looking to buy a handgun, rifle, shotgun, or Modern Sporting Rifle such as an AR-15 or AK-47, the decision can be daunting to the first-time buyer. That’s not to say the veteran shooter never has questions or concerns as to which firearm is the best in class, right for a certain task, or which one maximizes its value for the money. Regardless of beginner or experienced shooter, here are many of K-Var’s best articles to guide you through you first, or next, gun purchase.

    Here are points to assist in your firearm selection process.

    1. Do your homework
    2. Find a gun that fits your hands, body, and need
    3. Opinions matter, but they are not rules
    4. Try before you buy, if possible
    5. Shop at K-Var.com!
    Legend Reborn: Colt Resurrects Classic Python Revolver
    On New Year’s Day, American handgunners were treated to news for which they had been waiting more than 15 years: the Colt Python has been resurrected! The legendary Python revolver is one of the most recognizable handgun models ever produced,... read more...
    Revolvers: The Joe Friday Gun
    Among the first police procedural dramas was Dragnet. Dragnet and Joe Friday were down to earth and presented the facts well. As a child, I enjoyed the series very much. Dragnet still has much to recommend. Professionalism and results are valued.... read more...
    Choosing an Optic or Rifle Scope
    There are many opinions as to what is a good or even the best survival rifle. What stands out is that, in one form or another, everyone is going to have a rifle. However, the conversation goes quiet at that point and fails to cover or consider... read more...
    Taurus 856 and 857 Versus S&W J Frame
    At the 2018 SHOT show, among the more interesting revolvers was the Taurus 856 revolver. The 856 is based upon the proven and immensely popular Taurus 85, a small-frame revolver that holds five .38 Special cartridges. The 856 is a version of... read more...
    Beware of Fake Guns and Parts
    A Canandaigua, NY man named Jonathan Roberts is facing multiple charges after allegedly violating weapons laws by purchasing gun part modifications for Glocks from China. It all began when Customs and Border Patrol agents intercepted a package... read more...
    AR15 Components: A Little More Means a Lot Better
    There is a huge array of AR15 components available at K-Var! Shopping options usually involve two criteria. First, is the part suitable for what I envision for the completed gun? Second, is the part at the lowest price I can get? Don’t get a... read more...
    Giving a Gun as a Gift — Legally
    Hunting seasons are just around the corner, and the holidays will be here before you know it. As hunters, shooters, collectors, or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others. What better... read more...
    How to Choose a Handgun
    Everyday, we are bombarded with the freshest information. We hope the information is legitimate, and we weigh our alternatives. Choosing an option involves a mix of assessments and choices colored by innate biases and too often, flawed assumptions.... read more...
    Laser Sights — Green or Red?
    It seems like only yesterday, I did not trust lasers. Mainly, I did not wish to own anything that might run out of battery life during a critical incident. Times have changed and products have improved. The new Crimson Trace LiNQ, as an example,... read more...