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. Names January 2014’s Best Selling Firearms has released its list of Top 5 best-selling firearms for January 2014, topped by Smith & Wesson's M&P semi-automatic pistol.

Back-Boring Shotgun Barrels

The modern-day shotgunner is now waking up to the benefits of back-boring in certain sporting applications. This may be just the common cycle of the trend, or perhaps this feature has finally found a permanent place in our list of optional features for the shotgun bore. Both Remington and Browning now offer this feature in their target guns. This may fool some gun owners into thinking their trap guns are obsolete; indeed, many will trade in perfectly good and serviceable guns and barrels to obtain this "new" feature.

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.

Remington 597 Stainless HB TVP No. 80852 22 LR, $595

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 Savage, CZ-USA's $465 model 512, and the $595 Remington 597 TVP. Following is an excerpt from that test, used with permission:

SHOT Show Product Spotlight – Ares Armor

SHOT Show Product Spotlight went inside the Ares Armor booth to check out their latest products debuting at the 2014 SHOT Show.

SHOT Show Product Spotlight – Armalite and Surgeon Rifles

SHOT Show Product Spotlight visits the Armalite booth to check out the company’s latest rifle, the AR-31, chambered in .308 Winchester. While there, Surgeon Rifles, a sister company of Armalite, showed off their newest rifle, the CSR Rifle (Concealable Sniper Rifle).

SHOT Show 2014 Product Spotlight – ATN Corp.

SHOT Show 2014 Product Spotlight visits the American Technologies Network Corp. booth to see ATN’s new line of smart optics.

SHOT Show 2014 Product Spotlight – Slide Fire Solutions

SHOT Show 2014 Product Spotlight went inside the Slide Fire Solutions booth to check out the companys latest products.

SHOT Show 2014 Product Spotlight – Black Rain Ordnance

SHOT Show 2014 Product Spotlight went inside the Black Rain Ordnance booth to check out the company’s latest products.

Benelli Super Nova Tactical No. 29155 Pump-Action 12 Gauge, $559

We compared four 12-gauge pumpguns in in the October 2013 issue. They were the Benelli Super Nova Tactical No. 29155 pump-action 12 Gauge, $559, and the recently introduced Stevens Model 320 Home Defense No. 19495, $270; the CZ Model 612 Home Defense No. 06520, $290; and the CZ Model 612 HC-P No. 06510, $349.

At a reader's request, we selected several new models of self-defense shotguns that carry low to moderate price tags and pitted them against one of the popular veteran self-defense shotguns to see how they would perform.

Part II, 2014 SHOT Show Videos on

( — Here are more 2014 SHOT Show videos added to the YouTube channel this week.

Court Ruling Supports Carry Reciprocity

I’m looking at a remarkable opinion by Massachusetts District Court Associate Justice John F. Coffey, who ordered on August 3, 2023, that the state’s...