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woman learning how to shoot an AR-15 rifle.

10 Top ARs for 2018

Legislators are proposing all sorts of new legislation that ranges from changing the legal age to buy certain to firearms to outright bans on entire types of firearms, primarily Modern Sporting Rifles such as the AR-15. Although no one can be certain what the future may hold, these situations always cause a spike in interest among first time buyers and seasoned enthusiasts alike. It would be an impossible task to whittle any Top AR list to 10, so instead, we decided to pull a handful of favorites that cover law enforcement, home defense, sporting, and hunting, just to get you started.

Savage Model 110 rifle with user-­adjustable AccuFit system

New Rifles for 2018 — SHOT Show Edition

There was little doubt that 2018 is going to be a gun worthy year. Savage Arms alone launched about 100 new models. Weatherby announced that is is done with California and plans to pull up stakes and set roots in the gun-friendly state of Wyoming. Perhaps the most exciting news for many was the announcement of a gun that does not really belong in the Rifles section. However, it is essentially an AR-15 with a 11.5-inch barrel and standard collapsable stock that the ATF does not classify as a rifle or a shotgun! That means no tax stamp or NFA requirements. Read the full details later this week in a future edition of The Shooter’s Log.

Colt LE6920 AR-15

By the Numbers: America’s Top 5 Rifles

The ATF numbers show that rifles gave pistols a close run for the top spot. While the category can be broken down into three subcategories, semi-automatic, bolt action, and lever actions, no one reading this will be surprised that semi-autos dominate the category.

Picture shows a black, fixed stock AR-15 A2 style rifle with fixed carry handle and carbine length handguard.

When Teaching a New Shooter, Does the Gun Matter?

I’m sure your immediate response is, “of course it does!” Picking the “wrong” gun might just turn someone off from shooting. I took a risk letting a brand new shooter fire a DPMS Classic 16 Carbine as her first .223 Remington, semi-automatic rifle. Fortunately, in this particular case the gun did not matter.

What We Bought Over the Weekend

Friday, we went on a shopping spree by taking advantage of some very special deals using a local Dealsaver coupon. Some of these deals were too good to pass up, so here’s what we got:

Glock Model 17 Factory 17 Round 9mm Magazine

Glock Model 17 Factory 17 Round 9mm Magazine

These extremely reliable Glock 17 magazines hold 17 rounds of 9mm. They are Glock factory, drop-free, with number six followers. We bought two of them.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: MAG-240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S&W Bodyguard 38 Double-Action Revolver .38 Special +P

S&W Bodyguard 38 Double-Action Revolver .38 Special +P

S&W Bodyguard 38 Double-Action Revolver .38 Special +P

I bought this and went to shoot it on Friday evening. The S&W Bodyguard is a great gun with an integrated Insight Technology laser. It has a good trigger pull and a top-mounted, ambidextrous cylinder release. I hit center Bullseye my first shot. CTD Mike and I got excellent groupings with it.

It kicks, though! Boy, let me tell ya. Look for my full review in the near future.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: 2-SW103038FC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sidesaddle Fits Mossberg 500, 590 or 600 Shotguns

Side Saddle Fits Mossberg 500, 590 or 600 Shotguns

Side Saddle Fits Mossberg 500, 590 or 600 Shotguns

CTD Mike bought this for his Mossberg M590 of doom! It holds six 12-gauge shells and requires no gunsmithing to install. The sidesaddle allows for quick access to more shells. It is constructed of weatherproof polymer with an aluminum backing plate.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: SHT-003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPMS AR-15 Double Tungsten Carbine Buffer

DPMS AR-15 Double Tungsten Carbine Buffer

DPMS AR-15 Double Tungsten Carbine Buffer

CTD Ben bought the DPMS AR-15 double tungsten carbine buffer. It is heavier than the standard buffer, which softens recoil, reduces cyclic rate, and increases your weapon’s reliability. The length is 3.240” and it weighs 4.67 ounces.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: ARR-566

 

If you got a $100 coupon, what would you buy?