Article courtesy of Hand Guns Magazine.
The K2 is a CZ-75 styled pistol scaled up for the .45 ACP cartridge. Designed to take Para magazines, it holds 14+1 rounds, can be carried cocked and locked, and is available now through EAA with an MSRP of $592[/caption] I’ve been to ranges in a lot of places, and you never know what you’re going to get. I was interested to see what kind of range we’d be shooting at in Turkey. We piled into our Tahoe at the plant and our hosts jumped into a Ford Mondeo with an assortment of pistols and shotguns pulled off the line, and we drove about fifteen minutes out into the country to a private range.
A Turkish Firearms Tour — The Turkish Riviera: Day 2Article courtesy of Hand Guns Magazine. Sarsilmaz/SAR Arms whirlwind tour was spent traveling to the Antalya region, which is the “Turkish Riviera”. Picture hundreds of miles of Mediterranean coastline frequented by tourists, especially Germans and Russians (it’s only a short plane ride for them).Back when my parents were paying my bills, before I had kids, I’d been to Cancun, and Antalya reminded me of Cancun–except just about everybody spoke English.First we flew from Istanbul to the Antalya airport on a domestic Turkish Airlines flight. To be brutally honest, not only is Turkish Airlines nicer and better run than any domestic U.S. airlines I’ve ever been on, the Turkish equivalent of the TSA is as well.After the one hour flight we took a two hour bus ride on the way to Alanya on the coast. En route we stopped at Perge, a Hellenic and Roman city of 100,000 that was abandoned in 900 AD, and Ephesus, which has the least damaged Roman amphitheater in the world.We were in Alanya to hunt boar….well, actually, hunt boar in the nearby hills, as wandering around the beaches with a semi-auto shotgun might have alarmed the tourists. I felt uneasy enough being handed a shotgun in the parking lot of the hotel and told to check it out. Sure, we were standing in front of several well-marked “Safari Tours” 4X4s, but watching my fellow writers cycle their bolts and shoulder their shotguns while tourists wandered around in the background had me on edge. Then, when I found out that the vehicle we were heading out in was so small I had to keep the shotgun uncased and between my knees as we drove……add this to the list of experiences in my life where things could have gone horribly wrong….