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Cimarron’s Open Top Revolver

While I do not recommend the single-action revolver as a front line defensive handgun, it is surprising how often it comes up in my training classes, or in conversation at the gun shop, that folks rely on these handguns. If the gun is reliable and well made, and the shooter is familiar with the action, they could do worse. Bob Campbell goes on to make his case for single actions and .45 Colt cartridge. What’s you opinion?

Mossberg 500 JIC Flex 57340 6-Shot 12 gauge shotgun


SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 1: New Shotguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first reports on new shotguns introduced at the show, and based on what we’re seeing, consumers will see a full spectrum of new shotguns in 2014. This year’s selection encompasses the entire smoothbore spectrum, from personal defense and serious 3-Gun competition to high-end engraved over/unders and practical field and clay-target models. And that’s not all: We’re also seeing new magnum waterfowl guns, turkey guns, and some interesting new sub-gauge field and Mounted Cowboy competition guns. In addition, a number of new camouflage patterns will now be available on proven designs from several manufacturers. In this edition are details about a new Duck Dynasty entries from Mossberg, Benelli USA’s Ethos semi-auto 12 gauge, and a Model 1883 side lock and the Model 1889 box lock from Cimarron Firearms.



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