David Codrea

Perhaps that, in conjunction with the impending inauguration of the most anti-gun president in my lifetime has me in a funk. Whatever the reason, the chronic apathy exhibited by so many gun owners has me low right now. That and the absence of a coherent plan of action we can all work toward, providing we can be bothered to care, or find agreement on As I write these words in early January, I'm doing my best to rally anyone I can to take two simple actions that will be moot points by the time...

Clint Smith

The Remington 700 Light Tactical rifle in caliber 223. Camo flame paint * may not make the bullet go faster, but that's OK. The Remington 700 Light Tactical rifle in caliber 223. Camo flame paint * may not make the bullet go faster, but that's OK. Spring is in the air as you read this and, in our part of the country, we start to break out our zip guns anticipating hordes of ground rats popping up to begin their yearly ritual of finding girlfriends and doing what rats do. By the way, what they...

Folder Kits

440 stainless teel blade , nickel silver bolster, liners and pint Handle material NOT included. Colorado Locking I.iner 4 3 4 closed. bUde 3 1 8 x 7 8. SS753 Colorado Liner 7 1 8- open, 4 1 8- closed, blade 2 3 4. SS771 Lynx Lockback 29.95 Made especially for forging blades and Damascus. Equipped with insuUlcd door on both cods for easy entry and removal of billets Regulator and Hotc included, operates off a standard 201b propane tank. Reaches 2350 Heat Chamber 4* x 4 1 2 x 13 1 2* Hxhanst port...

Corbon

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May

The companies listed have featured advertisements in this issue. Look to them first when you are ready to make a purchase. Publications inc .20 Bond Arms 88 Kirkpatrick Leather Co .88 Magnum Research . . . .C4 MTM Molded Products .27 One Stop Knife Shop 25 Otis Technology inc .3 GUNS Digital Edition .81 Springfield inc. . 7, 64, 65

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Manufacturers spend their funds in interesting ways. One donated money to the Obama campaign, another has backed a Nascar racing team. One of my favorite gunmakers has taken a different and notable path. Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing of Big Timber, Montana, has offered a salute to all active duty members of the American military. A little background might be appropriate. Shiloh is a family-owned business engaged in making very high-quality reproductions of the famous Sharps Models 1863 and 1874...

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Surgeon Single Shot Actions Rifles

Custom-built rifles are more accurate than repeaters. Oh really Or how I lost another match. had a strong desire to shoot Benchrest competition. Why Well, putting all 5 or 10 bullets in the same hole fascinated me. But alas, no such matches were being held near where I lived, nor did I have any idea where they might be. Consequently, after asking around about matches of any kind in the area, I ended up on a pistol team. Like many men I have known over the course of four decades of competing,...

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Both Lebels and Berthiers feature a distinctive, straight trigger. The 8x50R cartridge was derived from France's existing 11x59 Gras cartridge and was designed by Colonel Gras and Captain Desaleux. Refashioning an 11mm case into an 8mm cartridge created a large rimmed, steeply tapered case with a very squat and dumpy appearance. Yet, it worked in rifles and machineguns from 1886 to 1929 when it was officially replaced by the French 7.5x54mm rimless round. Loaded originally with a 232-grain...

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Was more of a camp knife, a glorified butcher knife if you will, than it was the combat knife many assume as its native purpose. Consequently there is no reason for the sportsman to disregard the tactical label in their quest for the perfect knife. The only thing I do recommend is that you go for a more generic blade style for example the drop point, clip point, or trailing point as opposed to a more combat oriented blade such as the Japanese tanto. The reasoning here is obvious you're probably...

March

GUNS Magazine welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit all published letters for clarity and length. Due to the volume of mail, we are unable to individually answer your letters or e-mail. In sending a letter to GUNS Magazine, you agree to provide Publisher's Development Corp. such copyright as is required for publishing and redistributing the contents of your letter in any format. Send your letters to Crossfire, GUNS Magazine, 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128...

Leather Companyxv

Double straps for stability Available for the HK P2000 and USP Compact Double straps for stability Available for the HK P2000 and USP Compact as he pursued boat thieves 200 miles in the dead of a Dakota winter to bring them and the boat back. Theodore Roosevelt was a forward looking individual always keeping up with the most recent firearms developments. When the .30-30 arrived in 1895 he quickly acquired one and with its new smokeless powder loading considered it excellent for longrange...

Magnum Factory Ammo Performance

Notes Chronograph was set at 10' from the muzzle. Group sizes are the product of the best 5 of 6 shots at both 25 and 50 yards. Notes Chronograph was set at 10' from the muzzle. Group sizes are the product of the best 5 of 6 shots at both 25 and 50 yards. square in the middle between the front and back sights. Since the Stealth Hunter has ports on both sides of the barrel below the front sight, this places the front lens directly behind and above the barrel ports. When the gun is fired residue...

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Saginaw steering gear division of general motors saginaw, Michigan irwin-pedersen arms GRAND rapids, MicHIGAN bozeman trail gunsmith 28 lake drive, Livingston, mt 59047 gunsmith imt.net and gunsmith Tom Sargis, the Bozeman Trail Gunsmith, loaned me his two M1A1s for photography. Here are a couple of other things I've learned. The flip up L-shaped sight on the WWII M1 Carbines deserved to be replaced. With mine, the 100-yard leg hits about 6 low at that range, while the 300-yard leg is about...

Massad Ayoob

Lindell Aluminum Training Guns

Inert, realistic duplicates of handguns have a number of valid uses. forgive the title. Those FFor Dummies books you see all over the place seem vaguely insulting, don't they They bothered me until I got a Computers for Dummies book and realized I didn't understand it sigh. Dummy guns have been around for a while. In the early '50s, for just a few bucks you could get a cast metal duplicate of a Luger, a Walther P38, and Colts ranging from the GI 1911 to the snub-nose Cobra to the great old...

Mannlicher 22 Rifle Zephyr

Steyr Zephyr Auctions Sale

Did you ever lust for a particular .22, but because of cost, availability or just plain bad luck were never, it seemed, destined to own the treasure of you dreams For decades, the Steyr Zephyr has been as elusive to me as the soft, gentle breeze for which it's named. I have owned and hunted with its elder brother, Steyr's sensational Mannlicher-Schoenauer, but not until this year did the firm's elegant .22 sporter and I finally cross paths. The story really begins when I was a teenager. If...

An Plains Game

Norma Oryx

L H gt 1 t i zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck and eland a full range of typical plains game ranging from under 100 pounds to a ton in weight. Among the clean 1-shot kills witnessed were a gemsbok taken with a 150-grain Nosler Partition from a .270 Winchester and a blue wildebeest shot with a 140-grain Nosler AccuBond from a 7mm-08 Remington. Both were big bulls, and neither went over 50 yards before falling, because they'd been shot right through the center of the pulmonary system, around the top...

The Stoplite Tactical Light Mom Sig Sauer

Allowing it to double as J a vertical grip. A rotary switch operates steady, continuous strobing Ss at frequencies which the human eye can't detect. The STOPLITE also features a built in laser, adjustable for windage and elevation, which functions independently from the light. Water resistant, ambidextrous and weighing 9.4 oz without batteries, LED output is extremely bright at 300 lumens and 500 lux approximate measurements . This STOPLITE is well worth checking out. Contact SIG Sauer, Inc, 18...