Robert forwarded me the announcement email with the subject “NEW GUN!! OMG NEW NEW NEW NEW!”, so you can tell that he’s wallowing in my usual pre-SHOT Show pain. You see, I have a pet peeve about companies introducing “new” rifles when they’ve only changed one or two little things about their existing products. Like making it a new color, or changing the caliber in which it’s chambered. Like this latest announcement from Ruger, now offering their very nice American Rifle (introduced last year) in two new varmint calibers. I mean, it’s nice to see more options in chambering, but calling it a brand new rifle is more than a little overkill. Needless to say there’s more coming, so I’ll go stock up on whiskey.