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Ruger Red Label 12 gauge with either a 26-, 28-, or 30-inch barrel

Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 3: New Shotguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their third reports on new shotguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about Harrington & Richardson 1871’s H&R Excell Auto and Ruger’s remade and American-made Red Label.

The Ruger SR1911 CMD .45 with a Two-Tone soft gray green treatment with brown grip against a log

Firearms

Ruger’s SR1911 CMD .45—The Right Gun at the Right Time

Advances in firearms are often slower and incremental in nature. Society changes but slowly and so do society’s tools. When the 1911 pistol was adopted for U.S. military use and then a generation later improved into the 1911A1, few could foresee the tremendous popularity of the type. The 1911 went from a fight-winning pistol to a handgun used in competition and which won every competition it entered. Read this article to learn how Ruger has made improvements on this standard.

Ammunition

Top 10 .22-Caliber Posts as of June 8, 2013

Most shooters say they like more power in their rifles and handguns, but their buying habits show they overwhelmingly prefer less power — that is, in total rounds sold, 22-caliber firearms and ammunition dominate cartridge sales figures. Likewise, in the Shooter’s Log many of the most popular articles we’ve published covered firearms and ammunition of the various 22-caliber chamberings, including the 5.7×28 FN (.220), .22 LR (.223), .22 WMR (.224), and 223 Rem. (.224). Here are the most popular items: