Armed with a talent for gun design, a dedication for improving manufacturing techniques and a keen eye for seeing the needs in the shooting community, William B. Ruger led the Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. to become the 4th largest firearms manufacturer in the United States. In fact, Sturm, Ruger is the only US firearms manufacturer that produces firearms in all 4 market segments: rifles, shotguns, handguns and revolvers.
Steyr was founded on April 16th 1864 by Josef Werndl as the Josef und Franz Werndl & Company Waffenfabrik und Sägemühle in Oberletten. It was from these humble beginnings that gave birth to the Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft and later more well known companies such as Steyr Werke, Steyr-Daimler (yes, that Daimler, the car company), and the well known modern firearms company Steyr Mannlicher.
The Val Trompia valley district in Italy, including the city of Gardone, runs through the Columbine Mountains which is a source of high-grade iron ore. During the Middle Ages it was the center of iron working and, in the beginning of the Renaissance Era it was known for its high quality gun making. Maestro Bartolomeo Beretta was a master gun barrel maker living in Gardone.
Accuracy International was founded in 1978 by a Olympic medalist Malcom Cooper, MBE, along with Sarah Cooper, Martin Kay, and weapons designers Dave Walls and Dave Caig. Together they took their knowledge of long range rifle shooting and weapon design to create a suberbly accurate and rugged rifle suitable for both military use as well as long range target shooting.
The Supreme Court case of McDonald, et al., v. Chicago transcript has been made public (*.pdf). Click here to download the entire transcript as a PDF file
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments from Alan Gura representing The Second Amendment Foundation, the NRA, and of course
If you’ve been watching the Outdoor Channel lately, you may have noticed Cheaper Than Dirt on the airwaves. We’ve picked up sponsorship of SWAT Magazine TV.
Well, I’m back from the 2010 SHOT show. We left after day 3, tired, wet and bedraggled, to head back to headquarters and compile our findings so that we could share them with you.
We’re just wrapping up day three of the 2010 SHOT show. This has definitely not been the Vegas weather I’m used to: it’s been raining all week! Everywhere I look there are new and exciting products on display, but I also noticed some buckets on the second level of the show catching drips from leaks in the roof. Apparently all this rain is putting the new convention center to the test. Still, inside the new center the weather is fine, and there’s excitement in the air after Steve Sanetti’s “State of the Industry” speech at the dinner last night.
It’s almost the end of day 2 of SHOT 2010, and I’m already exhausted. AND it’s been a very productive and exciting event!
It’s the end of the first official day of the NSSF SHOT Show and there were lots of new and exciting products to be drooled over.
The 2010 SHOT Show is rapidly approaching, and we’ve been preparing for the event for months. The annual event, hosted by NSSF, is easily the largest outdoors, hunting, and shooting expo. Manufacturers prepare all year for the event, and hundreds of new products will be able to be seen by retailers and distributors for the first time. This year’s SHOT show is being held January 19th – 22nd in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We here at Cheaper Than Dirt! regularly receive suggestions and recommendations from our customers. One of the more frequent requests that we receive is for more American-made products. While Cheaper Than Dirt! doesn’t manufacture any products, we do have close ties with our suppliers and pass on your requests. Leapers UTG, manufacturer of many of our AR-15 parts and AK-47 tactical accessories, responded to your requests and has recently opened their first U.S. manufacturing facility located in Michigan.
The FN Herstal Five-seveN pistol has been in the news quite a bit lately, so we wanted to do a factual—and honest—review of the pistol.
Today we’re featuring Phil, a writer from the UK who posted a wonderful essay in reply to a post by Kevin Baker of The Smallest Minority detailing the effects of World War I on Great Britain and how it affected gun control there.
It’s true that the First World War destroyed Britain (or at least set in train the factors which were to lead to its destruction).