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MK25 Gets some Screentime

The “Terminal List,” which debuted earlier this month on Amazon Prime, is based on the best-selling novel by Navy SEAL veteran Jack Carr and follows Navy Lt. Commander James Reece (Chris Pratt) after his entire platoon SEALs is killed in an ambush during a covert mission overseas. Besides Pratt– who has fast become a staple of Hollywood sci-fi/action films, the series stars Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Jai Courtney, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and, oh yeah, a SIG P226 MK25.

Besides a slew of serious hardware and edged weapons, the MK25 gets a lot of screentime, especially in the first episode, and is even included in the opening credits. The gun is such a key plot point, in fact, that you can’t get two seconds into the trailer for the series without seeing it.

The MK24/25 series P226 models go back to at least the early 1990s in service with the Navy’s frogman corps.

A pair of SIG MK25 1962-2012 50-Year SEAL Team Commemoratives I ran into at the company’s headquarters in New Hampshire. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

More in my column at Guns.com.

Remingtons New Deer Gun the Model 783 Rifle

Every few years the good folks at Remington decide to make a low-cost version of their ever-popular Model 700 bolt-action rifle. Well, it looks like they finally got it right with the new Model 783.

Ever since 1962, when Remington came up with a concept rifle to challenge the Winchester Model 70 that they called the Model 700, they have had bolt-action gold on their hands. The thing is, a very nice Model 700 can run a little out of the range of hunters who also have bills to pay. They soon realized that and came up with the Model 788. Produced from 1967-1983, this was a 700 in all but name, except that it was actually a little better, proving in the end even more accurate than its costlier older brother due
to its bolt lock up design.

Then history being the way it is, the company canned the 788, incorporated some of its features into Model 700s made after the 1980s and called it a day. The low-budget hunters still needed a deer rifle so the company came out with the 710, introduced in
2002, followed by the 770, which came out in 2007. Both the 710 and 770 had a host of issues, which included improperly made
safety detent springs, and a host of very cheap feeling plastic parts both inside and out.

All of these problems seem to be fixed in the new 783.

Read more in my column at Firearms Talk.com