In an age when everything plastic rules, a handgun made of steel with a design more than 100 years old still drives the market. We are talking, of course, of the fabled 1911, and a third of the new guns that follow are based on this legendary platform. That’s not to say that there is no interest in itty-bitty pocket pistols, and it’s clear the revolver is not the antiquated firearm many assume. In fact, when it comes to handguns, 2018 is a good mix of old, new, plastic, and steel, with a wheelgun or two thrown in for good measure.
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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.
Steyr Arms announced last week that a second limited distribution of White AUG A3 M1 rifles have begun shipping to dealers
Steyr Arms will offer the first showing of the newest version of the AUG/A3 SA rifle at the 2012 Bullpup Shoot, to be held Sept. 29-30 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky. While Steyr Arms began shipping its new AUG/A3 SA USA to dealers late last month, unless you pre-ordered a rifle, it’s unlikely that you’ll see one on the dealer’s wall anytime soon. But you’ll have a chance to see, hold and even fire the AUG/A3 SA USA on the line at the 2012 Bullpup Shoot.
It’s a Glock. It’s an XD. No, it’s a Steyr Mannlicher! Comparably, the S9-A1 is a little known pistol. When you look closely at the ergonomics and features, it is hard to tell why. The subcompact double-action-only, striker-fired Austrian beauty feels better than a Glock 19, has improved sights, a shorter trigger and a much lower bore axis making it easier to hit the broad side of an Austrian barn.