We spoke with Remington-sponsored shooter Robby Johnson in 2010 to discuss his competition in 3-gun events and his history in the shooting sports. During the conversation, we asked about future development of the new Remington 1911 R1 for competitions, and Robby mentioned that there were efforts in that direction.
We caught up with Pete Brown and Chad Adams from 3-Gun Nation at the 2011 SHOT Show and had the chance to discuss the history of the 3-Gun Nation and gain an insight into some of the events they’ve got going on. The 2010 season is finished up and they are getting ready to kick off the 2011 season at Superstition Mountain 3-Gun match this March.
Mossberg recently released their entry into the rimfire AR-15 style rifle they’ve dubbed the Tactical .22. When creating their new rifle, Mossberg saw no reason to reinvent the wheel. They essentially put a 702 Plinkster inside an AR-15 style body. The Tactical .22 utilizes standard Plinkster magazines housed inside an AR style magazine body. Naturally it also has the Plinkster’s well-known accuracy and reliability.
A bill written by Democrat Representative Carolyn McCarthy was formally introduced on the House floor last week with the intention of banning ammunition magazines carrying more than 10 rounds. The introduction of the bill follows a mass killing in Tucson that left 19 individuals shot and 6 dead.
The SIG 556 Russian wasn’t the only new exciting rifle unveiled by Sig Sauer at the 2011 SHOT Show: The new SIG716 rifle chambered in 7.62 NATO was on display at their booth at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Four different models were shown; a standard carbine model with a 14.5″ barrel, a 16″ patrol version, a longer and heavier precision marksman model, and a NFA regulated SBR model for CQB with a 12.5″ barrel. All of the models accept standard 7.62×51 MagPul PMAGs and are shipped with these direct from the factory.
At the SHOT Show we got to handle the prototype of Kel-Tec’s RMR-30 carbine rifle. Based off of the enormously popular PMR-30, the RMR-30 is designed to take full advantage of the .22 magnum cartridge with a longer barrel on a reliable semiautomatic platform. The model we handled had a full length Picatinny rail with MagPul flip up sights.
Choosing home defense ammunition is a delicate task since it can be difficult to find a round with the performance to stop an aggressor, yet not over-penetrate.
The Internet has been buzzing over the high-capacity magazines from SureFire. Available with a 60-round as well as a whopping 100-round capacity, the mags increase your ability to continuously engage targets without stopping to reload.
SIG SAUER has unveiled their tactical rifle chambered in .50 BMG at the 2011 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Nevada.
We stopped by the Black Dog Machine booth at the SHOT Show to see three magazines Black Dog developed for .22LR caliber, AR-15 rifles and conversion kits.
SIG SAUER came clean with the 556 and owned up to its Kalishnakov roots with their new 556R. The 556 rifle has always had an AK-style action, which contributes greatly to the reliability of Sig’s rifle platform, but now Sig has released a 7.62×39 caliber version that is compatible with standard AK-47 magazines.
The 2011 Ruling from the California Court, in a dramatic ruling, gave gun owners a win in a National Rifle Association / California Rifle and Pistol (CRPA) Foundation lawsuit. Fresno Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hamilton ruled that AB 962— the hotly contested statute that would have banned mail order ammunition sales and required all purchases of so called “handgun ammunition” to be registered—was unconstitutionally vague on its face.
Arguably the finest service pistol ever made, the original SIG SAUER P210 is a legend in its own right. Capable of shooting a 1″ group at 50 yards, the pistol is highly sought after by target shooters around the world. For more than 25 years, the future has looked bleak for the P210 after production ceased in 1985. But not anymore.
Taurus has its first entry into the handgun caliber carbine market with the CT G2. Available in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP, the carbine from Taurus includes a full length Picatinny rail for mounting optics or other accessories, an adjustable rear and fixed front sight and an ambidextrous magazine slide release.