Remington + TrackingPoint = Venture X

Well the mystery’s over. Remington’s announced that its forthcoming Venture X project is a firearm incorporating TrackingPoint’s tracking technology—just as Nick “Soothsayer” Leghorn predicted. And tested. We’re talking about a Remington-branded “precision guided firearm” or (PGF as I’ve dubbed it) that makes the worst hunter into a Lauren Rich [gratuitously depicted above] or a gender appropriate […]

Classic Gun Review: Marlin Model 39

The Marlin Model 39 claims to be the oldest continually-produced cartridge rifle in history.  Its parent design was born during the unexceptional presidency of Benjamin Harrison, whose bust never even made it onto the Mount Rushmore Commemorative Paperweight.  Unlike that former Commander-In-Chief, this 19th Century Fox was blessed with what sales and marketing types like […]

Marlin/TFG Lever-Action Quality: Circling The Drain

Joe Grine and I spent a few leisurely hours pacing the aisles at Oregon’s biggest pre-Christmas gun show this morning. We’re not into ‘gun show reports’ much here, so suffice to say that guns and ammo were everywhere, Nazi fetish gear was nowhere to be found, and that I’ve never seen so many NFA dealers […]

R.I.P., Marlin Pistol-Caliber Carbines

How should you feel when one of your favorite guns, an American classic that had served cowboys, lawmen, deer hunters and recreational shooters for over a century, simply vanishes from store shelves? It happened before: we lost a classic .22 pistol when High Standard vanished, and a little piece of us died when Winchester imploded […]

Cowboy Assault Rifle Teaser: Happy Quad-Rails To You

Our beloved jefe Farago has been waiting a long time for his over-the-top Cowboy Assault Rifle project (not pictured) to come to fruition.  What a long, strange trip it’s been, starting with an unintentional ‘Paratrooper’ version of the Model 1894C complete with a folding walnut stock.  After months of radio silence (during which my own […]

Gear Review: XS Rifle Sights

RF: Sorry to hear about your Marlin 1894C breaking in half at the range last week.  I’ve been looking forward to comparing my retro classic lever hunting rifle to your Urban Cowboy Assault Rifle, something John Wayne might have carried in the classic movie “Tom Clancy’s: The Searchers.” Looks like my project is coming along […]

NY Taxpayers Subsidize CT Gun Job Heist; Remington Lobbies for Military Contracts

Remington Arms is part of the “Freedom Group.” The conglomerate includes Bushmaster, DPMS/Panther Arms, Marlin, H&R, NEF, LC Smith, Parker, EOTAC, AAC, Dakota, INTC and Barnes Bullets. It was assembled by the secretive Steven A. Feinberg and his financial minions at Cerberus Capital Group. You may remember Cerberus as the money men behind the ill-fated takeover over […]