Posts Tagged ‘Remington’

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New York’s Gun Grabbers Lose as Remington Sends Jobs to Alabama

State lawmakers will one day learn there are consequences to their actions. Unfortunately, it is more often the people governed than the lawmakers who receive the brunt of the repercussions from poor lawmaking. Over the last month or so, New York launched a new campaign—Start Up NY—touting a business-friendly attitude by promising a 10-year tax holiday for any business that starts, relocates or expands in New York. During this same time, Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Schumer, Governor Cuomo and others have made every effort to show exactly why businesses should not trust the Excelsior state (Ever Upward). Tax free? Maybe. Needlessly over regulated? Most definitely.

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SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Shotguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their final reports on new shotguns introduced at the show. This edition details Remington’s expanded VersaMax line, and two new 870 shotguns in the Tactical line. Also, Weatherby has a new SA-08 28-Gauge Deluxe, more  WBY-X shotguns, and a semi-auto version of the PA-459—the SA-459 Black Reaper. Winchester’s 2014 entries include the SX3 12-gauge 3.5-inch Long Beard turkey gun and a new offering in the SXP pump shotgun line, the Field Compact.

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SHOT Show 2014 — Hands on Remington’s R51

Remington stepped onto the SHOT Show floor with gusto touting their new R51 handgun. We anxiously got our hands on the already famous pistol to see if the feel of the gun lived up to the hype. Its smooth lines and tiny size make it perfect for concealed carry, while offering more than adequate firepower in the wisely chosen 9mm Luger caliber. Aside from sharing some looks with the much older Model 51, the new R51 looks akin to a circa 1950’s sci-fi movie prop—but in a good way!

Right side of the Mosin Nagant with a wood slat fence in the background

The Mosin Nagant — A Must Own Rifle

My first center fire rifle was a Mosin Nagant. I think quite a few of you may be able to say the same. The rifle cost $65, and it was a poor example of the type having suffered the indignity of having the original military stock cut short and an odd-looking pistol grip nailed to the stock. However, in 1970 money, the Nagant cost more than a nice example costs today.

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Curious Goings-On in Cancelled Carbine Competition

Back on June 16, the Army News Service distributed a press release that said soldiers will continue to use the M4 carbine or improved M4A1 carbine as their issued weapon, and that the Army has concluded the Improved Carbine Competition (ICC) without having selected a winner. Reason: None of the world’s best firearms could pass some of the requirements.

AR Varmint Hunting

What Makes a Varmint Rifle?

Varmint rifles are popular; there’s no denying that. More shooters are taking to hunting everything from prairie dogs to coyote. Spending your off hours ridding someone’s land of vermin is usually a welcome pastime that landowners don’t always have time to do. Varmints are a destructive, invasive and generally unwanted group of pests most people would rather live without. So what’s the best tool for the job? It really depends on what you’re planning to eradicate.