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Firearms

Review: North American Arms PUG

The North American Arms PUG isn’t the ideal defensive handgun. However, it is a well made revolver that never gives trouble. That means a lot. There are folks who simply cannot be convinced to carry a larger handgun, and something is better than nothing. Think of the people would have loved to have had a .22 magnum revolver handy when attacked.The North American Arms PUG isn’t the ideal defensive handgun. However, it is a well made revolver that never gives trouble. That means a lot. There are folks who simply cannot be convinced to carry a larger handgun, and something is better than nothing. Think of the people would have loved to have had a .22 magnum revolver handy when attacked.

CCI's Maxi Mag +V ammunition with Henry Octagon Pump rifle and target

Firearms

Range Report: The Gallery Gun Reimagined: Henry’s Pump Octagon

At a cursory glance, Henry’s Pump Octagon looks very much like old gallery guns—such as the 1890 and 1906 series that Winchester once produced. The overlooked Henry Pump Action Octagon may not be as romantic as the lever gun of Western lore; but it is a well made send-off to the gallery guns of the county carnival era and just as formidable of a rimfire platform now as it was then.

Henry Repeating Arms Octagon Model H003TM Pump Action Rimfire Rifle .22

Firearms

Video Review: Henry Repeating Arms Octagon Pump Action Rimfire .22 Mag

The Henry Pump Action Octagon .22 joins faded jeans, mom’s apple pie, and a restored ’57 Chevy as an all-American icon. Now fitted with a blue octagonal barrel, it resurrects the great old days of the traditional shooting gallery. The Henry Pump Octagon, available in calibers .22LR or .22 Magnum, is one gun that is built for fun.

Left side of the PMR-30 pistol in Desert Tan

Firearms

Range Report: Kel Tec PMR-30

The PMR-30 is a unique and highly interesting handgun. This is a polymer frame pistol with a steel slide and barrel that works on the simple blowback principle. The first thing you notice after the space age appearance is that the pistol weighs less than 14 ounces. Even with a fully loaded 30-round magazine, the piece weighs but 20 ounces. Yes, 20 ounces for a 30-shot pistol!

Kel-Tec CMR 30 rifle right with wood background

Firearms

Range Report: Kel Tec CMR 30

A few years ago, Kel Tec introduced the PMR 30 .22 Magnum pistol. The company is known for affordable innovation and performance, and this pistol was no exception. With good accuracy, light weight, and a 30-round magazine capacity, this handgun became the ultimate rimfire plinker. As an outdoorsman’s pistol for hunting and pest control, the PMR 30 is a great piece. Kel-Tec has now followed up with the carbine version, the CMR 30.

Kel-Tec CMR-30 with scope by Oleg Volk

Firearms

Kel-Tec CMR-30 Field Report

Overall, CMR-30 is a lightweight, nearly recoilless carbine with a large magazine, excellent accuracy and good reliability. It was well liked by everyone who shot it and everyone who handled it plans to buy one or two. And Kel-Tec seems to be on track to producing enough of them to make a difference in the market.

Picture shows the Kel-Tec CMR-30 carbine.

News

Kel-Tec to Release CMR-30

In 2011, the Shooter’s Log reported from SHOT Show on Kel-Tec’s non-functioning prototype of the .22 Magnum RMR-30. Kel-Tec is announcing the late-2014 release of the carbine with four-position collapsible stock now called the CMR-30. It uses 30-round PMR-30 magazines and has a 50 percent increase in muzzle velocity over the pistol. Fanboys of Kel-Tec and the PMR-30 cannot wait for the release of Kel-Tec’s CMR-30.

Box of Winchester’s light JHP load in black box

Ammunition

All About the .22 Magnum

The .22 Magnum is still a popular rimfire 50 years after its introduction. And the cartridge is still a sensation. Check out this article for recommendations.

cardboard box with bullets spilling out

Ammunition

Top 10 Ammo Posts

The biggest lifetime expense of your firearm — even considering the initial purchase cost of the gun — is almost always ammo. Here are 10 of the Cheaper Than Dirt! Shooter’s Log most popular stories about ammunition choice, tuning, and suitability.

Picture shows a black and brown PMC Bronze ammunition box, with five rounds of .380 ACP next to it.

Ammunition

The Four Best Cheap Ammo Buys

As far as affordable ammunition goes, people tend to go for Winchester “white box” or Remington’s value line, UMC. However, when I search for ammo by price, lowest to highest on Cheaper Than Dirt’s website, Win white box and UMC rarely pop up as the cheapest. Now, I tend to pick guns in calibers that ammo stays relatively consistently cheap and easy to find—.22 Long Rifle, .223 Remington and 9mm. My recent foray into the sub-compact .380s means I have been spending a little bit more, but I recently found a reliable round that doesn’t break the bank. For .22 LR, I’ve been able to shoot CCI through rifles and handguns without much issue. TRAJETECH surprised me in 9mm and Armscor tops my list in all calibers.