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New York’s Gun Grabbers Lose as Remington Sends Jobs to Alabama

New York has launched a new campaign, Start Up NY touting a business-friendly attitude by promising a 10-year tax holiday for any business that is started, relocates or expands in New York. During this same time, Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Schumer, Governor Cuomo and others have made every effort to show exactly why businesses should not trust the Excelsior state (Ever Upward). Tax free? Maybe. Needlessly over regulated? Most definitely. Remington has responded!

Weatherby GH2 with 24-inch barrel and pink spiderweb pattern

Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Shotguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their final reports on new shotguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about Remington’s expanded VersaMax line and two new 870 shotguns in the Tactical line. Also, Weatherby has a new SA-08 28-Gauge Deluxe, more WBY-X shotguns, and a semi-auto version of the PA-459, the SA-459 Black Reaper. Winchester’s 2014 entries include the SX3 12-gauge 3.5-inch Long Beard turkey gun and a new offering in the SXP pump shotgun line, the Field Compact.

Ruger SR-762 7.62 NATO/.308 Win. rifle

Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Rifles

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their final day of reports on new rifle introductions from the show, and this edition includes coverage of major makers such as Mossberg, Remington and Ruger.

R-51 Hands-on

Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 — Hands on Remington’s R51

When I picked up the R51, it fit snugly in my hand while feeling better than most compact concealable pocket pistols. My pinky didn’t fall off the end of the grip and the sights were easy to see. The gun is considerably thin, while not feeling like I’m holding an uncomfortable wafer thin piece of cardboard. Will this handgun live up to the hype?

Right side of the Mosin Nagant with a wood slat fence in the background

Firearms

The Mosin Nagant — A Must Own Rifle

The Mosin Nagant rifle has been produced in more quantities, over a longer period, than any other bolt-action rifle. The rifle deserves a book-length study. There are a number of tidbits of information that are helpful to the beginning shooter. Read this article to learn more.

Firearms

Curious Goings-On in Cancelled Carbine Competition

The Army has concluded the Improved Carbine Competition (ICC) without having selected a winner. Reason: the Fabrique National FNAC, Heckler & Koch’s HK416A5, a modified Remington ACR, Adcor Defense’s B.E.A.R. Elite, the Beretta ARX-160, and the Colt Enhanced M4 couldn’t pass the Army’s Phase II standards for accuracy, reliability, and durability. Huh?

Ammunition

The Birth of the .44 Mag. Cartridge

Ever heard of the Smith & Wesson NT-430? Maybe not by that name, but the easiest description would probably be to use a famous movie quote, “Go ahead, make my day.” Yep, the NT-430—later dubbed the Model 29—was famous long before Inspector Callahan wielded it in back in ’71. However, “Dirty Harry” ensured it would always have a place in firearm history, but he wasn’t the only champion of the Model 29 and the .44 Mag.

AR Varmint Hunting

Firearms

What Makes a Varmint Rifle?

The standard varmint rifle fills a gap between small .22 LR rimfire rifles and larger deer calibers. It is a sort of sweet spot where you get decent range, accuracy and flat trajectory all in one package.