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Rossi Plinker revolver with two boxes of ammunition

Review: Rossi Plinker .22

If there is a more welcome addition to anyone’s shooting battery than a good quality 22 caliber kit gun, I do not know what it could be. This class of light revolver, chambered for the .22 rimfire cartridge, is a fun gun, a good trainer, and even a small game handgun. There are few handguns that will see more use in a family setting than a .22 revolver.

Taurus Model 85 Revolver

New Year’s Revolutions

I love shooting, which is no surprise since I blog about it. While I will never get bored with my modern guns, sometimes I like to take a trip down Nostalgia Lane with some wheelguns and show my friends how things used to be; however, semi-autos have been around for over a century – have you? For my New Year’s Resolution, I’ve decided to carry and shoot my revolvers a little more often. There is something special about revolvers that I have trouble explaining. I will never say that revolvers are better than semi-autos—because sometimes it isn’t the best tool for the job. However, it is better in certain situations and for several reasons.

Stevens 320 Pump shotgun

Top 10 Meat-producing Sluggers for Under $500

As the suburbs continue to encroach on deer habitat, game departments have become more restrictive about which bang sticks hunters may use when hunting in the deer woods. Whether you are looking to extend your season beyond archery and muzzleloader, or if sticks and strings and front stuffers are simply not what you are looking for, buying a slug gun does not have to break the bank.

Guns for the Young Shooter

Marlin Model 915Y Bolt Action Youth Rifle

Marlin Model 915Y

Marlin Model 915Y

Remember when you were learning to shoot? I remember my grandfather taking me out to the family land to shoot turtles out of the pond. The weapon of choice was of course a bolt action .22. It may be the perfect rifle for the first time little one. If you have kiddos and you want to teach them proper technique, then a bolt action .22 is the best way to go. The Marlin 915Y has very little recoil and the accuracy in unparalleled in this price range. Marlin downsized the rifle to fit junior sized shooters, but adults can operate the gun just fine. The 915Y cocks when you open the bolt and features an easy load feed ramp. Also, the shooter can engage the thumb safety while the gun in being loaded and unloaded. The Model 915Y is blued steel with a walnut-finished hardwood stocks and a Mar-Shield® finish for classic good looks.

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Rossi Break Open Youth Single Shot .410

Rossi Single Shot .410

Rossi Single Shot .410

Even though I learned to shoot with a .22, my first gun ever fired was actually a single shot .410. My father set me 15 yards away from a coffee can on a fence post. The .410 was louder than a .22, and it kicked like a mule, I was six, so it didn’t take much kick for me to notice. The good news was I hit the can! I didn’t know what a shotgun was for and I certainly didn’t understand the spread pattern of a shotgun round. All I knew was that I hit the can. I guess that was my dad’s intention. Way to set me up for success dad! From that day on, I wasn’t afraid of guns, but I understood their destructive power. Rossi shotguns use the timeless single shot, break open breech design updated with the most modern safety features. These shotguns include a spur hammer, transfer bar safety action, and an integral linkage system that prevents the action from opening or closing when the hammer cocks. Rossi shotguns are available in 12 and 20 gauge models, weighing just over 5 lbs, and a 4 lbs .410 bore, all accepting either 2 3/4- or 3-inch shells – Standard or Magnum.

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Crickett Model 10 Bolt action shotgun

Cricket Model 10

Cricket Model 10

When I was a much younger man, my family wanted me to go bird hunting with them. They thought it would teach me safety and a love for the outdoors, and of course, they were right. The first gun I ever fired was a .410 single shot. A fine gun, good for squirrel and rabbit, but not so good for fast moving doves. Giving my 10-year-old self a .410 on a dove hunt was like taking three boxes of .410 shells and throwing them out the window. Instead, my father handed a 20-gauge bolt-action shotgun. I know what you are thinking, why would anyone want a bolt-action shotgun? For a small child, it works quite well. The recoil of a 12-gauge was a bit much for shooting all day, and my arms were short enough that operating the pump on the old Remington was difficult at best. The bolt action was easy to reach however, and I got to where I could cycle shells as fast as any pump. The Crickett model 10 bolt-action shotgun features a three round capacity; one round fits in the chamber and two in the removable steel magazine. The trigger guard is CNC machined billet aluminum. There are no plastic parts. There is a threaded chromoly vanadium barrel and the receiver is made of 4150 steel. Two full and modified chock tubes are included as well.

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Henry Repeating Arms Model H001

Henry Model H001

Henry Model H001

The Henry Lever Action is a classic western-style lever action rifle and one of the most popular .22’s on the market today. The reason for its popularity is that it shoots great, looks great, and is remarkably affordable, about half the price of the competition. The Henry Lever Actions feature an extremely attractive American walnut stock, the quality of which buyers normally find on guns three times the price. The action is exceptionally smooth, so smooth many first timers remark that they cannot believe the rifle has any internal parts. You simply have to get one into your own two hands and cycle the action a few times to see for yourself. The Henry Lever Action also features side ejection, an adjustable rear sight, a hooded front sight, and a grooved receiver for mounting a scope. The blued steel barrel is machined with state of the art multiple groove rifling. The result is a highly accurate shooter. The barrel length is 18.25 inches, overall length is 36.25 inches, and it weighs in at a very comfortable 5.25 pounds. The easy to load tubular magazine can handle 15 rounds of .22 LR, 17 rounds of .22 Long, and 21 rounds of .22 Short, making it a viable alternative to a semi automatic, and a lot more fun to shoot!

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Savage 111FCXP3

Savage 111FCXP3

Savage 111FCXP3

This is a great out of the box solution to taking a child deer hunting. The .243 round is more than capable of stopping a white tail in his or her tracks, and the recoil is negligible. If you have ever fired an AR-15, the recoil seems to be almost the same. Most young shooters won’t have a problem with firing this rifle again and again. The .243 Winchester cartridge is a fast, flat shooting, highly accurate hunting round, so the bullet will travel where the kid aims, with no problem. Savage package rifles take the guesswork out of rifle buying. There is no need to pick out bases, rings, or scopes; they are all part of the package. Just do a final sight in with your chosen ammo and you’re ready to go hunting. Savage package rifles are an unbeatable combination of value and convenience. Featuring a synthetic stock, detachable box magazine, 3-9 X 40 scope, mounted, sighted, and a sling; it’s the whole package.

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Cowboy Guns

 

EAA Bounty Hunter Single Action Army Revolver

EAA Bounty Hunter Revolver Single Action Army

EAA Bounty Hunter Revolver Single Action Army

There is something about pulling back the hammer on a single action revolver. It reminds me of running through my grandparents house with my cowboy cap gun when I was a kid. EAA Corp has been selling the Bounty Hunter single action revolver in the USA for over 20 years. Made in Germany, it is one of the best single action revolvers produced. You can purchase a more expensive, or a more famous brand, but you won’t be getting a better single action firearm. The Bounty Hunter is a traditional six shot single action revolver with traditional resting notch, but it also has a transfer bar and recessed chambers for shooting safety. This one is available in .45 Long Colt, a traditional cowboy cartridge. There are a lot of single action revolvers out there but none better than The Bounty Hunter from EAA Corp.

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Beretta Stampede Revolver

Beretta Stampede Revolver

Beretta Stampede Revolver

There’s no gun more quintessentially American than the single-action revolver. A small step up in price from the EAA Bounty Hunter gives you huge a step up in single action world. The Beretta Stampede gets rave reviews from its owners. The gun is fun to shoot, fits great in the hand, and has an incredibly high quality overall feel. The hammer feels amazing when pulled back, and the trigger is crisp as it can be. The Beretta Stampede combines the feel and handling qualities of the original “hogleg” with a transfer-bar safety system that makes it safe to carry with all six chambers loaded. The beauty is in the accurate details. The fixed front sight is true to the original, and with the frame dimensions closely matched to the 19th-century originals, the Stampede feels slender and very responsive in the hand. When you hold this gun, you really come to terms with what made the original Single Action Army a winning design.

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Winchester Model 1892

Winchester Model 1892

Winchester Model 1892

The Winchester Model 1892, the same rifle featured in many Western movies, was the favorite of John Wayne and Chuck Connors. Many consider the 1892 to be the smoothest, most compact, and most handsome lever-action rifles ever offered. The Model 1892 is the compact model of the venerable Model 1886. For 2011, this exquisite rifle features a 20 inch round, deeply blued and polished barrel, receiver, and lever. The full-length tubular magazine balances the rifle perfectly. The stock is solid walnut, cut in a straight grip style for fast handling. The lever action rifle is just as useful today as it was in the old west. Winchester chambered this rifle in .44-40, the same caliber that was widely popular in the days of old. Many gun manufacturers began chambering their guns in .44-40 due directly to the Winchester’s popularity. Settlers, lawmen, and cowboys appreciated the convenience of being able to carry a single caliber of ammunition, which they could fire in both pistol and rifle. In both law enforcement and hunting usage the .44-40 became the most popular cartridge in the United States and to this day has the reputation of killing more deer than any other save the .30-30 Winchester.

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Rossi R92

Rossi R92

Rossi R92

For those of us who don’t have $900 dollars to spend on a lever action rifle, the Rossi R92 is a fine choice. Made from solid components, the Rossi is a value-leading rifle that designers intended to last a lifetime. The action is smooth and the rifle shoots where you aim it. A perfect ranch gun to throw in the truck, the .44-40 round has plenty of power to put down a white tail deer, as well as an intruder. Follow up shots are quick and accurate with the time-tested lever as well. The Rossi R92 Round Barrel delivers shorter, lighter versions of their big brothers with 16- or 20-inch carbine models. The R92 is available in .38/.357, .44 Mag., .45 Colt, .44-40 Win, and .454 Casull. The R92 Round Barrel comes with either a blue or a stainless finish. All R92 Round Barrel models feature crescent buttplates and an extended front sight. For brush hunting and wilderness packing, Rossi R92 carbine .454 Casull features optional magazine-tube loading and recoil absorbing butt pad.

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Century International Arms JW-2000

Century International Arms JW-2000

Century International Arms JW-2000

Ah the coach gun, or boomstick, depending on your knowledge of cheesy Bruce Campbell movies, is just downright fun. Want to replay your favorite scenes from Doom II? No problem. Want to defend a stagecoach from bandits or hostile natives? We got you covered. I think of all the guns in the world, firing a shotgun shell out of each barrel of a short coach gun is just one of those must have pleasures of life. Seeing what a short 12-gauge shotgun can do at close range to a watermelon makes me feel almost sorry for those folks that went up against the Wells Fargo & Co stagecoach escorts back in the Old West. Doc Holliday used a coach gun to shoot Tom McLaury point-blank in the chest with buckshot during the Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, on Wednesday, October 26, 1881. They stood in such close proximity that the town mortician was able to cover McLaury’s wound with one hand. Wyatt Earp also used both barrels of a coach gun to kill “Curly” Bill Brocius point-blank the next year. The shotgun blast nearly severed Brocius’s body at the mid-section. Treat yourself to a fun piece of history with a coach gun; just don’t expect to have any watermelon left to eat when the smoke clears.

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Reviewing Our Most Popular Guns

It occurred to us that we haven’t spent enough time talking about our highest selling guns. It is interesting why people buy certain guns, and leave others on the shelf. We decided to make a list of the guns that we move the most of, and discuss what they are for and why folks seem to want to own them.

Gray Kel-Tec 30, barrel pointed to the right on a white background

SHOT Show 2010 Day 3 Recap

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.