Recreational

Savage Model 64 TR SR V No. 45200 22 LR, $325

In the April 2012 issue, Gun Tests magazine tested three semi-automatic rimfire rifles that showed promise of being more than just plinkers. They were the $325 Savage Arms model 64 TR SR V No. 45200 22 LR, CZ-USA's $465 model 512, and the $595 Remington 597 TVP. Following is an excerpt from that test, used with permission:

Winchester Expands Blind Side Waterfowl Lineup for 2014

'Higher velocities mean shorter leads, which are necessary for fast-flying waterfowl,' said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. 'We want to give the consumer what they want, and that's why we're expanding this popular waterfowl load.' …

Working the Savage Model 110

Savage has sold thousands of Model 110 rifles to hunters seeking an inexpensive rifle. Watch for several things when they need fixing.

JP Enterprises Debuts Rimfire Conversions In Multiple Models

JP Enterprises is debuting a new and improved JP-22R action that opens up every small-frame JP platform (JP-15, CTR-02, SCR-11 and PSC-11) for a .22 LR conversion.

Ruger Model 77: Repairs and Improvements

GunReports.com issues a Special Report on the Ruger Model 77 repairs and improvements. Includes schematics for major areas of gun breakdown. Derived from American Gunsmith magazine, and AG's Gunsmithing the Rifle book. Ruger Model 77 rifles have been popular for years. Here are some things to watch for when one comes across your bench.

‘Molon Labe’ Special Edition CW9 Available

Lew Horton Distributing Co. has its first runs of a special Kahr CW9 with three 24kt-gold engraved messages and icons that will appeal to 2nd Amendment defenders.

‘Frag’ Pistol Gets Inspiration from Grenade Grip Pattern

Guncrafter Industries’ new “Frag” pistol gets its checkering pattern inspiration from the MK2 Pineapple Grenade texture pattern.

Replacing Missing Firing Pins

Don't give up if a replacement firing pin is unavailable from your catalog suppliers. Instead, use these tips to solve the problem.

Working the Browning A-Bolt

GunReports.com finds that it’s relatively easy to spot trouble in a simple bolt-action design, and the Browning A-Bolt is about as simple as they come. Adapted from American Gunsmith book series, Gunsmithing the Rifle.

American Tactical Announces $50 Customer Rebate

Through May 31, 2014, American Tactical is offering a $50 rebate on the purchase of a new GSG STG-44. The rimfire recreation of the Schmeisser STG-44 Carbine has a 16.25-inch-long blued barrel, a wood stock, and magazine capacities of either 10 or 16 rounds. It lists for $600.

Davidson’s Introduces Exclusive NRA Edition Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Davidson's new NRA edition Ruger 10/22 Takedown (item #11153) is the latest result of the company’s partnership with Ruger in building an exclusive line of 10/22 rifles.

SIG Sauer Offers “Buy One Get One Free” 1911 Promotion

If you’ve ever wanted to own a SIG Sauer handgun, now may be the best time ever. The company is offering a “Buy One Get One Free” 1911 promotion through April 30, 2014.

Armed Citizens Stop Attacks

John Lott, Jr. has done an interesting study of how often armed citizens like ourselves intervene to stop mass shooters. Bottom line: The rate...