SIG/Sauer 1911 BOGO! – Buy One .45, Get One .22 Free

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SIG Sauer wants to move some metal in the next few months, and they’re resorting to used car salesman tactics to do it. But in a good way. No, really!…

BREAKING: Winchester Recalls Lots Of .22 Long Rifle Ammo

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If you were one of the lucky few guys who found any .22 long rifle on the shelves in the last thirteen months, Winchester needs you to check your stockpile. It…

Good News/Bad News About Ammo Prices. First The Good News…

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Economics is supposed to make such clean, perfect sense. Heaven knows I spent enough time believing that back in college, studying how purely hypothetical ‘demand’ lines cross with purely speculative…

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Question Of The Day: .22 Upper or Drop-In Kit?

We all love to shoot our ARs, AKs, SCARs and other modern sporting rifles ™, but the price of ammo makes it impossible to spend an afternoon burning powder without…

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DGU of the Day: NW Burglar Drilled (and Why You Should Hang Up on 911)

Adapted from the annals of KOIN-TV, Portland, Oregon: Setting: Suburban home, bedroom, 2:00 a.m. Characters: HUSBAND, WIFE, DOG, 911 DISPATCHER, INTRUDER. HUSBAND and WIFE asleep in queen bed, illuminated by…

Firearms Abominations Of The Day: Gold-Plated .22 AK-47, MP-5

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ATI is showing off these prototype gold-plated .22 AK-47 and MP-5 clones. The shiny plating is real gold (I asked) and the AK’s stock is made of some really nice…

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Because there are still a handful of iconic firearms that haven’t received the .22 Long Rifle treatment, Umarex and Walther have introduced mostly-steel rimfire clones of Uziel Gal’s famous Israeli subguns and machine pistols. I put a few magazines through the Mini-Uzi pistol version and found myself wishing I’d waited in the slightly longer line for the folding-stock Uzi rifle. I’ve never had a great time with the semi-auto pistol versions of full-auto submachineguns; this example was no exception. The Mini-Uzi pistol weighs somewhere north of five pounds empty, which makes it a bitch to keep on target once your arms get tired. The sight wings and slotted charging handle make the sight picture the New York City skyline. The .22 Mini-Uzi pistol was still fun to shoot, but the larger Uzi rifle version should prove to be a much more practical range toy. Oxymoronically enough. Details are scanty but the Mini-Uzi pistol holds 20 rounds and will list for $420.

New from the Umarex: .22 Mini-Uzi Pistol

[HTML1] Because there are still a handful of iconic firearms that haven’t received the .22 Long Rifle treatment, Umarex and Walther have introduced mostly-steel rimfire clones of Uziel Gal’s famous…

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Gun Review: American Tactical Imports VK-22

It seems like every major gunmaker–and several dozen lesser ones– is now selling a .22lr version of their AR-15. The American Tactical Imports VK-22 gives you an M4-styled flattop .22lr…

My mom called this morning. That’s her featured in the video above. And no, her shooting technique isn’t as good as her mother’s. Mom mentioned that one of her friends attempted target shooting once. She seized up with fright and never even sent the first round downrange. The friend—a lady my mom’s age—kept saying, “I just couldn’t do it, I just couldn’t do it. I was way too nervous and too scared of that gun.” Mom analyzed her friend’s fear of guns thusly: “Well, she didn’t grow up around guns.” In stark contrast, guns were always a part of how my mom grew up. She credits her father—my grandfather–for her familiarity with firearms.

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Guns, Flowers and Father’s Day

My mom called this morning. That’s her featured in the video above. And no, her shooting technique isn’t as good as her mother’s. Mom mentioned that one of her friends attempted…

Octogenarian Beatrice Turner’s .22 Gits ‘Er Done

No, her name isn’t “Annie.” (That would just be toooo perfect, now wouldn’t it?) But when the goin’ got tough, Beatrice Turner got her gun, and got ‘er done. And her story can serve as an object lesson to all those that say you “have to be a great shot” and be someone who keeps those skills up by weekly visits to the gun range, in order to defend yourself. Not. (more…)

No, her name isn’t “Annie.” (That would just be toooo perfect, now wouldn’t it?) But when the goin’ got tough, Beatrice Turner got her gun, and got ‘er done. And…

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Vintage Bullets? Why Didn’t I Know That?

The Truth About Guns went live ten days ago. Truth be told, I’m at the base of a long learning curve. As with The Truth About Cars (sold to the…

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