I am new to lever action rimfire rifles, having grown up with auto-loading 22 rifles like the Mossberg 702 and the Ruger 10/22. However, I was eager to review my Henry Golden Boy Silver the moment I picked it up at my local dealer, both as a firearm and from a perspective of someone completely new to the platform.
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FIME stands for Firearms Importers, Manufacturers, and Exporters. Partner company K-Var has been in the AKM supplies business for a long time. I was excited to get my hands on one rendition of the VEPR platform, an AKM called the FM-AK47. Like other AKMs, it’s chambered in 7.62×39. However, a couple of problems were encountered. Read the full review.
For those not familiar with the original Galil line, it was developed in the 1960s and has continued refinement to current times. The rifle and has been tuned and tweaked over the years by IWI into what many say is the pinnacle of AK perfection. All the features and accuracy of military M16/AR platforms, but with AK reliability and power—indeed the perfect AK. Read the full review.
Some years ago, long time hunter, handloader and experimenter Tim Sundles founded Buffalo Bore Ammunition. At first he concentrated on big bore loads with the slogan Strictly Big Bore Strictly Business. Along the way Buffalo Bore’s line has expanded to include standard calibers such as the .32 ACP, .38 Special, and .38 Super. Now Buffalo Bore has offered its first quality loads in 9mm Luger and .44 Special.
The Bond Arms have proven to be infallibly reliable and easy to shoot. Add in a premium quality not found on most guns these days and you have a tough to beat firearm. Sure, on almost any given day, I have a high capacity semi-auto on my hip, however there are many times the flexibility of the Bond firearm is more than just handy—it’s lifesaving.
Among the most interesting hobbies is the pursuit of accuracy. Some handguns have it and some do not—the level of accuracy varies widely. I have often mentioned that I do not own a machine rest as I prefer to keep in touch with reality. I do own a couple of devices that help me shoot well such as the Bull Shooters pistol rest. But the single handgun I have found is most like a machine rest or laboratory fixture is the Thompson Center Contender.
The new face of Walther is far more than just a legacy of James Bond’s Walther PPK but a company offering real innovation. The company has leapt into cutting edge designs, which some gun buyers get right away like the fabulous little PPS M1 and M2. Other designs are a bit tougher to understand for the seasoned shooter… that is until they handle them.
State of the art is a good description. Among the most successful designs is the Ruger GP100 revolver. The Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum is easily the most accurate revolver I have fired recently. The only revolver that may exhibit superior accuracy is the Colt Python. However, the Colt, sadly, is no longer in production and terribly expensive. Thankfully, the GP100 is chock full of features with range performance worthy of a Ruger.
After the acquisition of the Benjamin line, Crosman maintained the Benjamin line as its premium line marketed to select retailers. There are air rifles, and then there is the Trail NP XL 1100, which is Crosman’s top of the line air rifle. The fit and feel is excellent from the laser logoed hardwood checkered thumbhole Monte Carlo-style stock to the perfectly blued steel. However, the heart of every worthy review is the performance.
Smith and Wesson’s Victory .22 has garnered a lot of interest since its introduction a few months ago. The Victory .22 is intended to compete with similar .22 calibers handguns such as the Browning Buckmark and Ruger Standard Model. As such the Victory will have to have good features, good reliability, and acceptable accuracy. The price point is also important. Smith and Wesson’s previous .22 caliber self loaders were not in the class with this pistol and the hopes Smith and Wesson has pinned on this pistol are not without justification.