Tag: Robert Farago

New from SAR Arms: SR-38 Revolver

2012 wasn’t exactly the Year Of The Revolver at this year’s Media Day At The Range, but we got our hands on a few wheelguns. Here’s RF busting a few caps with the Turkish-made SR-38 revolver. Despite its name, it’s chambered for .357 Magnum. And quite the pussycat it was too. Now that we’ve opened the Jamesons, there’s talk of .38s slipped into a .357 box, low-power .357s, etc. That’s just mean. The wheelgun comes in blued steel, available with a 2.5″, 4″ and 6″ barrel. Our range-day sample was blessed with a smooth trigger pull in single and double-action, although the sights seemed to be a bit out of adjustment. No prices have announced, but if it’s like any of the other Turkish delights served-up at the range, it will be a steal—as long as you don’t want to pay for pedigree.

Marlin Lever Rail Long

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 a little better than yours, so far . . .

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TTAG Blogs the NRA Confab

Yes, the annual love fest that is the NRA’s meet n’ greet for the firearms faithful is coming up again this April, this time in Beautiful, Downtown Pittsburgh. (!) And TTAG will be there, in force to cover the event.

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Massad Ayoob LiveChat Coming Thursday, Feb. 24

Good News, campers! The Massad Ayoob LiveBlog has been rescheduled, for Thursday, February 24th. Massad will be joining RF and me from his temporary HQ in the Windy City to field your questions, and fill you in on the straight skinny, direct from the man himself. So get your questions ready. Mark your calendars. And be here, online and ready to go on the 24th!

Ask Not For Whom the Bell Trolls…

…it trolls, in this case for legendary InterWebz antagonist JadeGold, who’s posted his last screed in the comments sections of TTAG as of today. The Truth About Guns was founded (as our founder RF so succinctly put it) to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun (yes fun) of guns. It was not created so a troll could hijack the discourse and spew fallacies, lies, vitrol, and a little hate thrown in for good measure.

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Obscure Object of Desire: Heat-Seeking NERF Vulcan

The genesis of inventor Rick Prescott’s infrared seeking Sentinel (a.k.a. “Dilbert’s Revenge”) from the man himself, via makezine.com:

An idea sparked in my mind one day while walking the toy gun isle in a store with my kid and later that evening learning of the workings of a thermopile array while surfing the internet. The result is this infrared seeking sentinel which joins a realistically priced infrared sensor to a realistically operatable Nerf® machine gun to create a slightly less deadly yet still highly deterring automated machine. Personally I have grand plans to deploy the infrared seeking sentinel facing the entrance of my work cubical in order to speed interaction with less desirable visitors.