Tag: Winchester

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 turns out they double-charged two lots of their M22 plinking/target ammo, and these accidental .22 Super-Duper Magnums can blow your gun up and ruin your chiseled, movie-star good looks. Make the jump for the recall details . . .

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Because You Asked: Winchester SXP ‘Camp/Field Combo’ Shotgun

Amidst the deluge of oddly-named Turkish shotguns on display all over the SHOT Show floor, some of our Armed Intelligentsia asked us to take a peek at the Winchester SXP pump-action. In the waning hours of the convention, I dutifully checked them out and discovered them to be very lightweight and smooth in operation. And, like half the shotguns in the show, they’re also made in Turkey.

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Winchester: Pistol-Caliber Carbines Are Back. And Expensive.

Winchester’s Miroku-made Model 1892 (above) and 1873 (after the jump) are in stock and ready to ship, but if you want one of these pistol-caliber cowboy carbines you’ll have to rob the stagecoach or hit the Mother Lode first. The 1892 is available in .38/.357, .44-40, .44 Magnum and .45 Colt, and has the classic tang safety instead of the hideous 1970s and 1980s-era crossbolt buttons. Sadly for lever geeks, they list for $1159.

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Media Day At The Range Preview: Winchester Model 1873


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I’m the resident lever-gun geek at TTAG, and this stunning reproduction of the classic Winchester Model 1873 is just my cup of tea steel and walnut. If you’ve never handled an 1873, its smooth action and mirror-bright bluing will show you why it’s always been considered one of the most elegant lever-action carbines ever made. And accurate, too. Once I got the proper sight picture with the buckhorn rear sights, it drilled the 1/2 scale steel pepper popper at 100 yards. continue reading

The Revenge of the Lead-Free Bullet

When the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and a few of its tree-hugging pals submitted a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for a ban on lead ammunition, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the feds were about to go house-to-house seizing the stuff. Once again, the pro-gun guys played Chicken Little. The EPA curtailed their caterwauling a few days later, denying the petition as a jurisdictional overreach. In other words, they tossed that political hot potato as quickly as they could. And yet, as I’ve argued here before, who’s afraid of lead-free ammo? As CBD founder Kierán Suckling pointed out, lead-free ammo can be extremely effective. OK, yes, it’s significantly more expensive. For now. But check this out . . .

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Win! 10 Boxes of Winchester PDX1 410 Ammo

Thanks to the good folks at Winchester, TTAG has ten boxes of PDX1 410 personal defense ammunition to give away. One lucky reader will be able load up their Taurus Judge (you DO have a Taurus Judge don’t you?) with ammo designed to ruin a bad guy’s day. Specifically, the PDX1 shell combines three plated Defense Disc projectiles and 12 pellets of plated BB shot. (That’s GOT to hurt.) Claiming this prize is as easy as point and shoot. And you don’t even have to own a gun . . .

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Winchester PDX1 410 Ammo Not for Shotguns?

Winchester developed their PDX1 410 ammo for the Judge. Although TTAG has yet to test the ammo in Taurus’ big ass revolver, we’ve heard nothing but good things about it performance in that application. But we wanted to know how Winchester’s combo of three plated cylinder projectiles and 12 plated BBs would perform in a .410-firing tactical shotgun. Theoretically, PDX1 410 ammo could give new life to the deeply unloved genre; low-recoil and lethality in a shotgun being a good mix for women, teenagers and/or elderly folk. Winchester marketing maven Jason Gilbertson admitted that the company didn’t have a clue how that might—or might not—work. In fact, they didn’t even know there was such a thing as a Mossberg HS 410. There is. We bought one. The guys at Olin kindly shipped us a couple of boxes of PDX1 410. And off to American Firearms School we went. It was a marriage made in whatever place they made my first union.

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