Down Range: December 2013
Editor, seemingly believed that regulation isnt an infringement of the 2nd Amendment, and it got him in hot water with his readers. The columnist wrote in his December G&A Backstop column that way too many gun owners still seem to believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement. The fact is, all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.
Praise for Winchester Defender
I really enjoyed the article comparing the Benelli, Stevens, and CZ scatterguns; however, Im still going to rate my Winchester Model 1300 Defender over all of them. It was half the cost of even your cheapest test gun, as I bought it for a C-note at a pawn shop, and the Winchester pump action is, if youll pardon the horrible pun, damn near bulletproof.
308 Win. Bolt-Action Rifles: Should You Buy New or Used?
The quest for value is never ending in the hunting rifle market. Hunters traverse fields and mountains in search of deer, elk, moose, and other game, and they likewise amble through aisles of gun stores searching for the best game-getter for the lowest dollar possible. However, they may be overlooking the best deals by not considering used firearms available at gun shows, in online auctions, at pawn shops, and, yes, at those selfsame gun stores. But what is a good deal? Definitions vary. But most of us would agree that finding a secondhand, good-shooting gun for a couple of hundred dollars is a treat, so knowing what to look for is important.
Two Big 45 ACP Pistols: Glock 21 Versus Ruger's SR45
On our plate this month are two fairly big pistols. They are an old standby, the Glock 21 (about $600), and a newer Ruger SR45 with an MSRP of $529. Both were big, hand-filling handguns, capable of packing a devastating punch with anything from classic 230-grain hardball to the lightest-weight, super-expanding bullets.
2013 Guns & Gear 'A' List
Toward the end of each year, I survey the work R.K. Campbell, Roger Eckstine, Austin Miller, Ray Ordorica, Robert Sadowski, John Taylor, Tracey Taylor, Ralph Winingham, and Kevin Winkle have done in Gun Tests, with an eye toward selecting guns, accessories, and ammunition the magazines testers have endorsed. From these evaluations I pick the best from a full years worth of tests and distill recommendations for readers, who often use them as shopping guides.