As I live this life full of marvelous intrigue-laden adventure, I like to have something formidable to carry. Not too…Read More >
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Top 10 lists are always a reader favorite. Readers love to see their personal favorites among the top 10 list. They also like to leave blast-o-grams to the author decrying the list as a shame because their favorite did not make the list. Don’t blame the author, this list is all you, the reader or more appropriately the buyers’ top choices for 2018 based on sales.
Next to food, clothing, and shelter, the need for self-defense is prominent in our genes. You did not make many…Read More >
Ruger’s first departure from steel and aluminum construction was the Mark IV 22/45 Lite pistol. This is a polymer frame .22 caliber handgun meant to conform closely to 1911 .45 dimensions in order for the pistol to provide a good training understudy for the 1911-type handgun. It has done so, but also offers an excellent platform for anyone desiring a .22 caliber self-loading handgun.
With ammo costs rising and availability falling, many shooters are turning to the .22 Long Rifle cartridge for affordable shooting fun. Rimfire competition shooting leagues are springing up across the country. New shooters are mastering the fundamentals of marksmanship, and experienced shooters are rediscovering that .22 LR competitions are a fun way to hone their skills. So, what should you look for in a competition .22 pistol? Read more on The Shooter’s Log at CheaperThanDirt.com.
Most victims meet the perpetrator, at least in part, through some action of their own. Some students want to qualify for NRA courses or concealed carry with .22 pistols. That’s ok for beginners as the .22 is the most excellent training cartridge we have. However, using the .22 Long Rifle cartridge for defense requires quite a stretch, but there is some merit and history to consider.