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Israeli Kareen 9mm Luger, about $375

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The Israeli Kareen had a spur hammer that we preferred (except for concealment) over the ring-type. Both guns had seen some service, and this one had the harder life. Its safety failed, which failed the gun despite its better groups.

Israeli Kareen 9mm Luger, about $375

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Home Defense
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Trigger Pull Single
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This was the common scene after every shot, well more than half the time. Changing the magazine didn not help.
The arrow points to the safety, driven into the slide from the force of a shot fired with the safety fully on. The result was a lockup of the slide until we could drive the safety lever away from the slide. Do not try this at home. Test the safety with a pencil down the bore.
The Kareen here is identical to the FEG inside, and both are easy to get to this point. Both had replacement mags, which Brownells had at this writing in 10-, 13-, and 15-round capacity.

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