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Automag and Coonan come to mind—cartridges in the power range of the . For nearly a century. Too. as evidenced by the Ruger LCR. there have been new materials and manufacturing techniques applied to revolvers. And Colt’s manufacture of revolvers from the 1889 Navy Double Action. if you were a cop. Italy’s Chiappa and Germany’s Herman Weirach (imported as the EAA Vindicator). swing-out cylinder revolver dominated the holsters of police officers. one of those two brands rode in your duty rig. the double-action. But by the 1990s. and . . tend to reside firmly in revolver territory. the attribute revolvers retain over semi-automatics is power. Few with sense declare the 9 mm Luger the ideal sidearm for bear country. They are a joy to shoot at the range. as represented by Colt and Smith & Wesson. There are others. but so did improvements in semi-automatic pistol design and reliability. SIG Sauer and Smith & Wesson double-action or strikerfired semi-automatic pistols. There is a nostalgic streak to shooters. to the Police Positive Special (this month’s “I Have This Old Gun”) to the Python was over. and Rossi and Taurus continue to make huge numbers of them in Brazil.44 Mag. You can read about those two in Field Editor Wiley Clapp’s story beginning on p. but for many of us they never went out of style.. The .CORRESPONDENCE KEEFE REPORT W ‘Cloak Tuck 2. the era of the sixgun as the dominant sidearm in American law enforcement came to a close.357 Mag.44 Mag.44 Mag.ORG ith the rise of the Beretta. offer simple operation. yet similar. such as Dan Wesson. starting in the 1890s.0’ $ 35. nearly every major agency had either transitioned to a semi-automatic pistol or was trying to decide which one to adopt. There are times one just needs a big. Model 69—and its .” as they have moved from duty holsters to lock boxes. Typically. 42. And then there are the big bores and the magnums. Smith & Wesson and Ruger still make a surprising number of double-actions in the United States. Legislation.41 Mag. are capable of impressive accuracy and still are a viable choice for personal protection. in particular in California. Many of these guns are shortbarreled snubbies. but quite a few are mid-size. . That law enforcement officers no longer carry revolvers as their primary service sidearms does not mean they do not have a role to play. Sincerely. Glock. cousin the Model 66—appeal to it. Two basic. Although there are pistols designed to fire revolver cartridges—the Desert Eagle. and the five-shot . forms with similar operation but different lockwork evolved.357 Mag. They are what used to be considered “service revolvers” but are now often referred to as “house guns. powerful handgun. has led to renewed interest in revolvers. the Chiappa Rhino. the S&W Bodyguard and one of the most unusual revolvers introduced. Magazine capacity had much to do with law enforcement adoption. that’s a different story.88 Enhanced Comfort More Flexible Improved Stability Lighter Weight 8 DECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. With rare exception.? Well. There is something simply retro and cool about the big stainless Smiths with their fully lugged barrels.

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Jayda.380-caliber handgun and aimed at the assailant. Carolyn Marsee. The ames Jackson. a decorated World War II veteran. the would-be victim retrieved his own gun.m. OH. he fired a single round at the 29-year-old intruder. Canton. a woman called 911 to report that a man had broken into her home. Omaha. was home at the time of the incident. in some cases. Bremerton. For bonus features. He was later found at a local hospital suffering from six gunshot wounds. and that the presence of a firearm. Oklahoma City. prevents crime in many instances. Reportedly the suspect has not yet been charged. but he was otherwise unscathed. armed robbers using the firearm he legally carried. owners of Rob’s Quick Stop. 52. 9/25/14) W hen a 20-year-old suspect entered a convenience store. Encoutering a strange man inside his home. Both he and Moreno were taken to a local hospital in serious condition. (Foster’s Daily Democrat. 9/3/14) K im and Jim Fee. The 10 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN.380 ACP handgun and investigated the noise. Lewis. He armed himself with his Taurus .org. she discovered an intruder had taken refuge in her bedroom closet. Jim immediately drew his . without a shot being fired. “Don’t move!” before calling 911. Neither Jackson nor his family were harmed. (Omaha World Herald. With firearm in hand. WA. was at home with his wife and grandson when he heard the sound of a picture window breaking. MA 9/12/14) D J espite having a protective order against him. a gas station clerk exchanged gunfire with three masked.ORG third suspect is reportedly still being sought by police.m. Anyone is free to quote or reproduce these accounts. but when she did not see anyone. who are investigating other convenience store robberies in the area. said of Jayda’s actions..38-caliber handgun he was carrying in his pocket. The clerk sustained injuries to the hip and leg that were determined to be non life-threatening. Surprised to find a pistol aimed back at him. or by mail to “The Armed Citizen. visit “The Armed Citizen Blog” at www. VA 22030-9400. She then pointed her .” 11250 Waples Mill Road. (Omaha World Herald.org. limb. Send clippings via e-mail to armedcitizen@nrahq. . aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and armed burglary. and no injuries were sustained during the incident. Police are linking the event to other break-ins in the neighborhood and a suspect is being sought. Then. 8/27/14) I n the early morning hours. He attacked Moreno and stabbed her.nrapublications. 89. call NRA-ILA PR/Communications at (703) 267-1193. FL. Brandy Moreno’s ex-boyfriend shattered a glass door and entered her home just before 4 a. Their current conditions are reportedly unknown. (Kitsap Sun. she returned to bed. The ex-boyfriend fled the home. Lewis quickly grabbed the . (Cape Cod Times. View this column online at www. Moreno’s 11-year-old daughter. were suspicious when a young man wearing a black bandanna over his face entered the store around 9:15 a. She went to investigate and noticed a few items out of place. Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate. NH. thus protecting a co-worker from harm. After being treated at the hospital for a bullet wound. (The Repository. a 73-year-old Air Force veteran. property. when a man with a gun entered the store. the masked robber rounded the counter and headed for the cash register. the assailant was arrested and now faces charges of armed robbery. NE.m. Jayda retrieved a handgun and fired twice. NE. The would-be robber exchanged gunfire with Lewis before fleeing the scene. The resident was not injured. (The Palm Beach Post. OK. felon in possession of a firearm. After being treated. the suspect was upgraded to fair condition.45-caliber handgun and kept the 24-year-old suspect at bay for 30 minutes until police arrived. awoke to the sound of her barking dog around 2:40 a. Dover. Fairfax.OFFICIAL JOURNAL IN THE NEWS The Armed Citizen® A rthur M. 9/14/14) suspect was arraigned on charges of armed robbery. 8/26/14) B arbara Haley. 8/22/14) S hortly after 9 p. Two of the 20-year-old suspects were taken to the hospital and later died. or.m. “I think she’s a hero. (The Oklahoman. Palm Beach. and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.m. 9/10/14) If you have a firsthand “Armed Citizen” experience. Studies indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection. confronted the owner and attempted to pistol whip him. the suspect fled. When she witnessed the attack. The suspect is reportedly still at large.org.” Moreno’s neighbor. was working at his jewelry business around 3 p. 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SPONSOR AN NRA LIFE OF DUTY MEMBERSHIP FOR AN AMERICAN HERO. Consequently. a gun-ban zealot. Constitution. McClain. View this column online at www. Allen spent 46 days in jail awaiting trial. was locked and inoperable.S. that is the only word to describe New Jersey officials who dealt with Allen.nrapublications. who could have used discretion and simply declined to pursue the charges. Those are two fundamental opposing concepts that define the nature of humankind. refused that option and offered Allen a plea deal under which she would spend a minimum of three years in prison.” The “super-stiff ” felonies for which she was arraigned are virtually one step below penalties for violent crime in New Jersey. Neither that option. Honor those who stand on the front lines with exclusive benefits worth thousands of dollars. peaceable people exercising a constitutional right who unknowingly commit a crime under New Jersey’s prohibitive statutes? Oh yes. Executive Vice President When Prosecution is Persecution G ood and evil. Deborah Hay. likely lose her two young boys and have an employment impediment that would stick with her for the rest of her life—convicted felon. subject to the whim of gun-ban public officials. Right and wrong. moved the arresting officer. she entered a gun-ban Twilight Zone that began with a state trooper pulling her over for a minor traffic infraction. Example of what? Decent. 12 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN.380 hollow-points.” saying Allen going to prison would serve as an example. And that’s only the beginning! Visit NRALifeOfDuty. Perhaps the best description of the injustice done to her under New Jersey gun laws was penned in a USA Today analysis by renowned professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds: “… she’s being punished for something the Constitution says—and the Supreme Court has agreed—is a constitutional right. Right-to-Carry permits are rarely issued. Ray Rice. Allen crossed paths with an even bigger force—Jim McClain. (In New Jersey. The handgun. nor the U. designed for first offenders like her which would result in no criminal record. Allen acted properly when she volunteered that she possessed a lawful carry permit and had a Bersa semi-auto in her purse in the back seat. There is no better example of that mindset than with the persecution of a young woman named Shaneen Allen. With all the talk about “bullies” among the chattering classes.) Thus began a nightmare spun by officials backed by the power of oppressive “gun control” laws—all hell-bent on punishing this single. These zealots for disarming individual Americans choose not to recognize the basic notion that defines American freedom: the difference between a good guy with a gun and a bad guy with a gun. In their lexicon.tv or call (877) NRA-GIVE now to sponsor a hero. mistakenly believed her Pennsylvania carry permit was like her driver’s license— universally recognized across state lines. She was dragged out of her car and handcuffed.” prosecutor McClain gave that legal PTI “timeout” to Baltimore Ravens football star. She would also become a prohibited person whose future possession of a firearm or ammunition would be a federal felony. Or he could have asked the court to place Allen in New Jersey’s Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI). Where McCain was not prepared to “make an example” Like us on Facebook at the National Rifle Association. working mom for making a simple mistake. Allen. When she crossed the bridge into New Jersey in October 2013. the prosecutor of Atlantic County. then dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator. Next we meet the assistant prosecutor. the very heart of the Second Amendment—there is no such conflict.ORG . A second officer on the scene told Allen that he would have sent her home to Philadelphia to return to New Jersey unarmed—with no one the wiser. His crime? Getting caught on surveillance video bashing his girlfriend unconscious with a vicious punch to her face. I almost forgot … just before pulling out all the stops to put this young woman in prison and denying her the second chance of “diversion.org. But for the gun-ban crowd.OFFICIAL JOURNAL SPECIAL REPORT standing guard By Wayne LaPierre. by the way. And the superstiff penalties and abusive prosecution she’s experiencing are pretty clearly intended to chill people from exercising that right. firearms in the hands of private citizens are inherently evil. a Philadelphia resident. charged with illegal possession of a handgun and possession of illegal cartridges—common self-defense . each and every one of them—when it comes to private ownership of firearms and armed self-defense. who defined Allen’s crime as “too serious to allow divergence. Her crime? Being honest in New Jersey.

interceded and Allen was offered the “intervention” program. There is no better way to stop threats at a distance. And where were the gun banners in response to the civil rights abuse suffered by Allen? Just where you would expect. The “notoriety of this case” has awakened Americans to the need for enactment of the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act so lawful carry permit owners can legally bear arms across state lines so long as they are in compliance with the laws of their home states. Try these smug words from Bryan Miller. FASTER ● EASIER ● SAFER Caution: Strong irritant. the notoriety of this case will make it less likely Pennsylvanians will carry concealed and loaded handguns in New Jersey. John Hoffman. who heads the group Heeding God’s Call: “Fortunately. All rights reserved. Use for any purpose except lawful self defense may be punishable by imprisonment. Inc.of a huge athlete beating a small woman senseless. A carry pouch fits both.070B2. prohibitive gun laws wherever these exist in America.S. A Laser Clip that projects a red dot and a belt clip fit PepperBlaster II.COM DECEMBER 2014 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN 13 .S. Guardian Angel protected by U.” Safer from gun violence? Shaneen Allen? While New Jersey is awash in violence committed by real criminals who go unpunished? The truth is Allen’s only connection with “gun violence” was that she was robbed twice in Philadelphia—the very reason she bought a firearm for selfprotection and applied for and received a carry permit. Evan Nappen (an NRA Benefactor member). Their pyrotechnic delivery system shoots a jet of powerful OC solution at 112 MPH. Just a short time ago. New Jersey’s acting Attorney General.951. Senate and U. Learn more at pepperblaster. Pat. ROCKRIVERARMS. May be unlawful to own or possess in some states or jurisdictions.com (888) 243-4522 LAR-6. PepperBlaster and PepperBlaster II (below) weigh just 4 ounces. Stop threats at a distance.S. PepperBlaster.8 COYOTE CARBINE Optics and scope mount not included. House of Representatives in January will be enacting this national law to prevent the kind of injustice suffered by Shaneen Allen and other victims under repressive. it seemed that there was no justice to be had in New Jersey for Shaneen Allen.. reversed this injustice. fines or both. after the nearly year-long nightmare. 6. ©2013. skilled lawyer. I promise you that among NRA’s top initiatives for the new U. But public outcry by gun owners across the nation— led by NRA members—combined with the work of her dedicated. thereby making them and the Garden State safer from gun violence. PepperBlaster® and PepperBlaster® II are today’s most effective less-lethal products. he was willing to throw the book of mandatory penalties against Shaneen Allen. too fast for an assailant to avoid. Kimber Mfg. Keep out of reach of children.

that changed the dynamic. FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Pete R.” The Times piece was surprisingly accurate.” With that myth shattered. who founded the venomous Violence Policy Center. the ban produced another result—a massive consumer demand. the “assault weapons” issue was a self-fulfilling disaster for the anti-Second Amendment crowd— simply because when it was enacted. because of the big lie and because of the likes of Dianne Feinstein on a national level.” In reality. there are now thousands of companies producing rifles.S. that a federal gun-ban was a “non-starter. The man initially responsible for the “assault weapons” fraud. Sugarmann’s original fear about handgun ownership—too many in private hands to ban—now applies equally to semi-automatic long guns. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. TREASURER R. “Assault weapons. followed by anger. As the new effort of the gun-ban lobby to back away from their “myth” expands. Since all of this is and has been a “myth. unless reenacted by Congress. Colorado. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Edward J. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT Wayne LaPierre. Phillips Jr. “Nevermind”? Not to take anything away from Beckett—we hope she pursues the truth further—but there is something else afoot here. SECRETARY Wilson H. so will our opportunity to take back lost ground. Cox.’” These firearms. In her September 14.nranews. Connecticut.. the firearm that “few people can envision a practical use for” has become ubiquitous. Dianne Feinstein’s and (then) U. the issue was a massive fraud. honest Americans went on a buying spree that has never abated. My initial reaction was surprise. Brownell. Porter II.nra. Land Jr. There has never been anything like the aftermarket commerce for ARs. gun banners have simply regrouped to concentrate on their new big lie—“universal background checks. Kyle Weaver.” None of that was true then. For news about your NRA. President Admitting to the “Assault Weapons Myth” W hen the New York Times published an op-ed thoroughly exposing the “Assault Weapons Myth.OFFICIAL JOURNAL SPECIAL REPORT president’s column By James W. that demand was exponential.nrapublications. Beckett in this and subsequent pieces. “… Democrats created and then banned a category of guns they called ‘assault weapons. with evidence from Justice Department researchers and other academics who long-ago concluded the 1994 “assault weapons” ban’s effect on crime was “too small to measure. When the ban vanished off the federal books in 2004. Cors. parts and accessories. During that decade. which has become the most popular rifle in history. With the gun-ban crowd’s reaction— to take a walk on this issue—they’re now admitting that the “assault weapons” ban is a big rock tied around their necks and they want to lose the loser.. In terms of grassroots power alone.” he wrote.ORG .” the major players in the gunban movement blithely said they were moving on. Because of the ban. she writes “were presented by the media as the gun of choice for drug dealers and criminals and which many in law enforcement wanted to get off the streets. even blinked over Beckett’s revelations. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Josh Sugarmann. the1994 federal ban as passed included an automatic sunset provision under which it would vanish off the books after 10 years. It was. Sen. purely political fiction. emotion and money by millions of threatened Americans been all about? What about the loss of freedom of peaceable individual citizens in states like New York. or as she put it.” Beckett should go a few steps further and put human faces on victims of the “Assault Weapons Myth. Where in the early 1990s only a handful of companies produced the AR-15. Rep.S. 2014. nor is it true today. says Beckett. Chuck Shumer’s 1994 “assault weapons” ban. From the get-go.” what the hell has the last 30 years’ expenditure of time. visit: www. validated NRA’s truth about what NRA OFFICERS James W.com • View this column online at www. With each acquisition over the years. Porter II.org and www. which predictably saw no reduction in any crime.” Neither the Times. were the perfect “new topic” because “few people can envision a practical use for these weapons. nor other major media that consistently amplified the big lie of “assault weapons” over decades. PRESIDENT Allan D. analysis. California and Maryland where the “assault weapons myth” led to real confiscatory bans with Draconian criminal penalties? What about all those formerly law-abiding citizens who are now potential felons? These good citizens are paying a heavy price for a “myth. Huge damage has been done to countless citizens and the gun-ban crowd wants to simply walk away saying. believed that banning handguns was impossible because there were just too many of them in private hands. We must never let up in our efforts to free all American gunowners from the tyranny of the “assault weapons” big-lie in those states where gun owners suffer against its anvil.” With your opposition and NRA’s successful legislative action. GENERAL OPERATIONS Christopher W.org 14 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION has been a phony issue. Lois Beckett of ProPublica accurately dissects what I would prefer to call a serial lie that led to the passage of U.

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contribute to President Obama’s stated goal of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America. but these examples illustrate the importance of keeping antigun partisans off the bench. 21. Cox. and Clinton and Obama in particular adamantly pursue gun control. especially to the federal circuit courts of appeal. subject only to impeachment by Congress. Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined the dissent in the landmark McDonald case. As Sen. The appointment of judges can. alert and involved. but the importance of lower court appointments. on a near party-line vote. D-Conn. Nine of the 13 federal courts of appeal now have a majority of judges who were appointed by anti-gun presidents. While a president’s party affiliation is not necessarily determinative of how his judicial appointees will decide cases.OFFICIAL JOURNAL SPECIAL REPORT political report By Chris W. We are the only arm of NRA specifically charged with defending your Second Amendment freedoms on Capitol Hill. If you want to defend your right to own and carry a firearm … If your freedom to hunt and shoot is important to you … Then you need to support the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.” The midterm elections have now been decided.nrapublications.nraila. Charles E. A federal judgeship is essentially an appointment for life. is often overlooked.org • View this column online at www. Schumer. commenting on “the need to have people there that are of an ideological like mind.Y. NRA-ILA: (800) 392-8683 • NRA-ILA website: www.” This is yet another reason gun owners must stay informed. D-N.org/donate to support NRA-ILA today! advantage of the new rule. Justice Elena Kagan wrote an opinion affirming the conviction of a former police officer for buying a firearm for his uncle. in a semiretired role). The Supreme Court itself illustrates how a president’s viewpoint can resonate through his judicial picks.. Richard Blumenthal.. In a little more than a year since this rule change. the filling of judicial vacancies “will affect America for a generation. more than ever. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were behind all the Democrat appointments of currently active federal judges. As an example of how long this can be. These judges illustrate that it’s entirely possible for a president to have an impact on the legal landscape for more than a half-century.org 16 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. And earlier this year. Federal judges often serve as a legacy for the presidents who appoint them and the senators who confirm them. arguing that there is no constitutional right to own a firearm. He clearly sees the recent spike in appointments— thanks largely to the elimination of the filibuster he supported—as a backdoor opportunity to shape our nation’s gun laws in a way that he has been unable to accomplish through legislation. President Obama was quick to take Your membership dues are not enough. Although he opposed an identical proposal to change the Senate rules in 2005. 2013. In 2010. even though both men successfully passed background checks before receiving the firearm.” One of those “internecine battles” that Schumer was likely referring to was his failed attempt to pass a number of expansive gun control measures out of the Senate last year. The total list of gun-law issues currently pending before lower courts is too long to list here. several judges who were appointed by President Kennedy remain in the federal judiciary on senior status (i. Opinions such as these from the high court only serve to embolden anti-gun judges throughout the federal judiciary. but the struggle for freedom continues. went even further. told the New York Times earlier this year. The new rule allows nominations for most executive positions and all lower court federal judgeships to move forward in the Senate with a simple majority vote rather than the 60 votes needed to end a filibustered nomination.e. Lower federal courts have decided cases on important issues from whether the right to bear arms applies outside the home to the scope of protections provided by federal interstate transportation of firearm laws. Judges often remain on the bench for decades after the presidents who appointed them have left office. NRA-ILA Executive Director The Judiciary’s Role in Fundamental Transformation O n Nov. your NRA is here to help you understand where the battle for freedom will be joined. its effect on the federal judiciary has been significant. long after the internecine battles on legislative issues are forgotten. as much as anything.ORG .. Because of the sheer number of federal cases. Now. Antigun Sen. Jimmy Carter.NRAILA. Many gun owners understand the importance of appointing Supreme Court justices who will faithfully interpret the Constitution. These presidents are no friends of the Second Amendment. and in state legislatures and courtrooms across America. To assume this agenda wouldn’t influence their judicial appointments is dangerously naïve. lower court decisions often set the tone of constitutional debates and establish the rules under which people live for years. Visit www. the Democraticcontrolled United States Senate eliminated the possibility of a filibuster on confirmation votes for many federal appointments. now that it could be used to his benefit.

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in some cases for the better. the focus of our anti-gun opponents has turned sharply to the states. hunting rights and state firearm preemption were all strengthened significantly. and self-defense. in others not. Kansas also passed an important and comprehensive pro-gun bill this year that significantly strengthens state firearm preemption laws. expands open carry. As Congress has continued to stalemate over a variety of issues. Rightto-Carry was reformed and expanded. especially at the state level. 2014 proved to be one of the busiest years for NRA in state legislatures across the country. Georgia passed what is likely the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in its history. privacy of Right-to-Carry licensees was enhanced.ORG . NRA continued to succeed in many states with the passage of critical legislation protecting and promoting our freedom. but we are always at the ready. limits taxpayer funds for gun buybacks and facilitates lawful transfers of items regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA). With the enthusiastic participation of Georgia NRA members. What will not change heading into 2015 is the energetic and well-funded resurgence of the gun control movement. Idaho became the latest state to enact “campus carry” and now recognizes the right of retired law enforcement officers and those with an enhanced concealedcarry permit to carry firearms on college campuses. as well as being prepared for the critical battles ahead. and NRA succeeds because of your activism and support every legislative session. the political landscape will have changed. NRA members and Second Amendment advocates are steadfast and united in purpose. Unprecedented amounts of money and collaboration amongst new gun control groups means more work for each of us.FEATURE ILA STORY By Chris W. Yet despite the opposition and money aligned against us. The first step to winning in 2015 is understanding where and how we’ve succeeded in 2014. Come the first of the year. Cox NRA-ILA Executive Director At The Always Ready Photo by Lloyd Hill E lection Day has passed. This was an important victory in the ongoing effort to protect the right to self-defense and to expand Right-to-Carry protections for law-abiding citizens. What follows are just a few highlights that NRA and its members can be proud of this year. 18 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN.

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many other states saw similar success with at least 30 states enacting some form of pro-gun legislation in 2014. misinform and hoodwink the American public. 2015 serves as the focus for critical action in state legislatures. this measure presumptively criminalizes many ordinary activities of law-abiding gun owners that involve their using or borrowing each others’ firearms. Kentucky. NRA’s “shall-certify” legislation is an important pro-gun reform that in 2014 was adopted by five pioneering states: Arizona. the black market and straw purchases—and will continue to do so unimpeded by its provisions. The nowinfamous AB 1014. it ignores the fact that most criminals have always obtained their firearms “off-paper”—such as through theft. as well as eliminating bans on short-barreled rifles and shotguns. The upcoming year will undoubtedly provide both legislative opportunities and challenges nationwide for gun owners. Indiana. Such information is exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act and will only be available to law enforcement officials for proper investigatory purposes. We have the opportunity as gun owners and Second Amendment supporters to control that agenda. With the mid-term elections now behind us. Even those who prevail at later proceedings against extension of the orders will still suffer the expense of fighting for their rights and.ILA STORY Michigan had a productive pro-gun year. many critical pro-gun bills continue to make their way through Michigan’s legislature. such officials are not required to act on an application for an NFA item. Hard work by many led to great gains in various states. is among the most egregious anti-gun bills we’ve seen to date. Unfortunately. One of those new strategies emerged in the state of Washington with ballot Initiative 594. While marketed as a bill to close “loopholes” in the state’s firearm background check system. not because the American people support them but because a megalomaniacal billionaire wants to remake the country in his image. including additional reforms to the state’s Right-to-Carry laws. reminding us to never rest on our laurels. meaning that a law-abiding applicant has no recourse when the official refuses to consider the application or denies it for ideological. state officials whose “sign-off ” is required under federal regulations for the transfer of firearms or other items regulated by the NFA must execute it in a timely manner. but new tactics and strategies emerged. most people only become aware of a fraction of the onerous—and often ridiculous—legislation introduced in state legislatures each year. Meanwhile. Indeed. and the positive momentum continues into 2015 for Michiganders. Dangerous legislation enacted in California is precisely what Michael Bloomberg and like-minded gun banners hope will serve as a model for all states. Your NRA fended off bills in numerous states that would have imposed gun registration. Even now. Kansas. Shall-certify legislation establishes statewide standards for these decisions and ensures law-abiding residents have access to legal firearms and firearm accessories. True to form. in many cases. . with very limited exceptions. educated and engaged members will be persistently resisting him at every turn. This law creates a “gun violence restraining order” that family members may obtain against each other and that may also be sought by police. Unfortunately. NRA’s already loyal. His money cannot outlast the enduring commitment of millions of dedicated NRA members fighting for freedom. provided the applicant is not legally prohibited from receiving the item. We were ready for success then. Louisiana and South Carolina. innocent conduct into criminality. Subjects of such orders would be given no prior warning and no opportunity to be heard until 20 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. and doing so is now legal under at least some circumstances in all 50 states. Adverse efforts will continue to be fueled by Bloomberg’s antigun war chest. Louisiana and South Carolina lifted prohibitions on carrying handguns in restaurants. We knew 2014 would be a challenge. the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) and the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (WSLEFIA). the Nevada proposal promises to be ineffective and unenforceable and to turn traditional. Truth is. Under these laws. NRA and its educated and engaged members worked hard this year to prevent movement of anti-gun legislation in their states. with the continued meddling of über-nanny Bloomberg. but not to be forgotten is the onslaught of anti-gun legislation that was thwarted but will require our ongoing vigilance. Your NRA will be working non-stop to educate the public about the truth and consequence of these types of measures. It is also meant to counter plans by the Obama administration to restrict access to NFA firearms by expanding the certification requirement to situations in which it does not currently apply. Just as with other so-called “universal” background check legislation. bureaucratic obstacles in reclaiming their seized property. the state’s largest law enforcement groups. and we are ready for it now. Multiple gun control concepts that failed in 2014 will be waiting for us again in 2015. Oklahoma and Utah. gun bans and magazine restrictions. the California legislature continued its assault on the Second Amendment. this new and disturbing gun control innovation— as well as previously-vetoed or impassable restrictions—is certain to reappear. Yet while he is doling out millions upon millions of dollars to defeat the NRA and to buy loyalties and influence. For some. opposed the 18-page gun control measure. registration and concealed carry permitting remains confidential. Its language expands the state’s handgun registration scheme. In addition. Under current law in most states. Across the nation. signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in September. Of particular note was the New Jersey legislation to restrict magazine capacity that was vetoed by Republican Governor Chris Christie. Mislabeled ballot initiatives pushed in states by national gun control activists will continue attempts to mislead. A 2016 ballot initiative petition seeks to require government permission for nearly all firearm transfers in the Silver State.ORG after an initial restriction is issued. The Firearms Records Confidentiality package signed into law ensures that information submitted to the state for purposes of firearms licensing. Right-to-Carry laws were greatly improved in states such as Arizona. these misleading and well-funded initiative efforts won’t end with Washington State. Nevada is the next battleground for this concept. the first indication of the proceedings might be confiscation by police of their lawfully obtained firearms. political or other arbitrary reasons. Also signed into law were multiple NRA-backed bills promoting and preserving Michigan’s rich hunting heritage.

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Knowing Photo courtesy of Robert Whiter my experience with firearms (I was an armorer in the British Army during World War II) I was given the role of the French Legionnaire sentry. especially the full-page photo of a very natty “poilu” infantryman. VIA E-MAIL Passing The Torch J ohn Zent’s article “Passing The Torch” (October 2014. who whilst on sentry duty is attacked by several “Riffs” (Arabs). The illustrations. it would appear that Purdy has continued the practice (which at one time was common with almost all gunsmiths) of very close fit between metal and wood and a smooth transition between the two.” I had the task of obtaining the police permit and hiring 25 Lebel rifles for the Legionnaires. and his latest—“France’s Great War Masterpiece: The 1886/93 Lebel” (October 2014. That wasn’t too bad. JON A. When it was decided to perform Romberg’s “Desert Song. and I am very interested in the small arms of World Wars I and II. 66)—was of special interest. but also the development and evolution of its cartridge. These I obtained from Bapty’s. VIA E-MAIL 22 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. 26) detailed three guns from Purdy that exemplify the finest in the art of firearm design and manufacture. North London). ROBERT WHITER. Kudos! Vive Monsieur James! THOMAS L. ALLEN. CALIFORNIA Vive Garry James! I have been reading American Rifleman for more than 50 years. I believe. . but little was said about the stocks.org. I was supposed to get off three shots before a “Riff” gets behind me and knocks me out! I suppose it was the short length of the blank cartridges—they just wouldn’t feed from the tubular magazine—I had to load them separately. I belonged to my hometown’s Operatic Society (Wood Green. I have shelves of notebooks filled with articles on the subject. except the “Riff” was too eager—not only did he not wait for all three shots. are the icing on the cake. p. Single-topic letters are preferred and may be edited for brevity. OXLEY.ORG “Readers Write” affords members an opportunity to comment on material published in American Rifleman.CORRESPONDENCE READERS WRITE Beware Of “Eager Riffs” I always enjoy Garry James’ excellent articles. 11250 Waples Mill Road. but he had picked up the wrong “club” (it should have been a soft property one) and hit me such a blow! I had a bump on my head for a week. is simply a way to disguise the poor fit and the fact that the poorly aged wood will probably change dimensions over time. a London company that supplied arms for stage presentations. Whilst living in England. NRA Publications. p. Fairfax. VA 22030-9400 or e-mail us at publications@nrahq. Some friends attending the operetta told me afterwards how realistically I’d fallen down. The article authoritatively covers not only the technical and historical aspects of the rifle. While the photographs were of small scale. This is very welcome in a world where it seems that most stocks are left “proud” around the metal which. Send letters to: Readers Write. Garry James’ Lebel story is a masterpiece of its kind. A fair amount was said about the quality of the finish and embellishment of the metalwork.

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manufacturers for use as salesmen’s samples, but their more common use
was as an instructional tool. Obviously, the cutouts were made to allow one
to see the functioning of the internal mechanisms. In some cases the arms
were made for use by military armorers in base workshops, but usually
arms manufacturers were their primary sources.
Unfortunately, modern-day workshops have also modified existing
arms to take advantage of the considerable collector interest in these
variations. However, your revolver appears to be a factory original.
Interestingly, Ronald D. Hayes and Ian D. Skennerton, in their The Hayes
Handgun Omnibus, A Catalogued Encyclopedia Of Collective Pistols &
Revolvers, illustrate a Webley that appears to be identical to yours that
is serial numbered 81245. Congratulations on finding an interesting and
rare revolver.
—CHARLES W. PATE, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

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Sectionalized firearms were created to allow observation of how
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Before April 11, 1922, the U.S. Army
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For example, the ’03 Springfield was
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Model of 1903.” In 1922, Ordnance
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the name of the gun, the caliber and
then an “M” followed by the year of
adoption. Major changes would be
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On July 30, 1925, the Ordnance
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letter “M” and its number in order of
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If a design was already in service,
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Changes to the cylinder. 42 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. The gun makes use of a transfer bar and flat-nosed hammer. rendered in stainless steel.FEATURE COMBAT MAGNUMS AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG Photos by Forrest MacCormack . cartridge.44 Mag. a five-shot . yoke and ejector rod allow the gun to take the pressures of the .44 Mag.ORG/SW66 Smith & Wesson’s medium-size L-frame is the foundation of the Model 69 Combat Magnum.

BY WILEY CLAPP. the revolver is no longer the daily companion of those who protect our citizens as that function is now served by some form of semi-automatic pistol. Mass. called the Model 69 and a re-work of an enduring police classic designated the Model 66. the first Magnum in 1935 and many more. the report of my death was an exaggeration. It is in that large revolver for sportsman—as well as strong sales of small-frame hideout revolvers—that we see the logic of continuing revolver production and development. but their popularity has declined in the wake of the current enthusiasm for black plastic pistols.44 Mag. Both revolvers come with 4¼" barrels to permit sales in Canada. I t was Mark Twain who once coined the phrase “. and the guns at hand are proof positive that it still has a trick or two up its sleeves. I will treat the updated Model 66 as a separate entity in an adjacent sidebar. and the revamped . Field Editor Unquestionably. The two guns are an L-frame .” That pithy observation might also fit the state of affairs with the traditional double-action/singleaction revolver from Smith & Wesson—the Hand Ejector series.44 Mag. It’s really nice to see the new 66 as its predecessor was my issue sidearm for many years as a deputy sheriff. the big magnum revolver remains his best choice. Things such as the hammer block safety of the ’20s and the bolt block of the ’80s show the maker’s willingness to evolve. though. They have been making them up there in Springfield.. AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 43 . the service .45s of 1917. Through the decades of Hand Ejector production.Combat Magnum RESURGENCE The full-size American revolver concept not only isn’t dead. Guns like those classics have been the visible manifestations of a sound design. since the 1890s. many little things improved slowly and almost invisibly. Despite attempts to build a powerful pistol for the sportsman. there have been some great milestones—the Triple Lock of 1907. but there are many...357 Mag. Smith & Wesson knows that. Model 66—are proof that it’s actually enjoying a resurgence. but two new Smith & Wesson Combat Magnums—the Model 69 in .

357 Mag. The cylinder walls of the five-shot Model 69 (far. The Model 66 in . and its cylinder capacity is six rounds (r. r.COMBAT MAGNUMS 44 D ECEMBER The Model 69 (top) and the Model 66 (above) are proof that Smith & Wesson is committed to breathing new life into revolvers. is built on the K-frame.) have been beefed up for the .).44 Mag.ORG . 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN.

The L-frame . It was. the lighter and smaller Combat Magnum was doing even better in .COM CALIBER: .58" WEIGHT: 37. It was the Distinguished Combat Magnum. 19 SD 712 1.64 2. FIVE-SHOT GROUPS FIRED WITH THE GUN IN A RANSOM REST. XTP/HP 1195 AVG. the company made a slightly heavier and stronger K-frame chambered for the . it began to use the name Combat Masterpiece for a 4". VELOCITIES MEASURED WITH AN OEHLER MODEL 35P CHRONOGRAPH WITH SCREENS APPROXIMATELY 12 FT. 4¼" RIFLING: 1:18¾" CYLINDER CAPACITY: FIVE ROUNDS SIGHTS: ADJUSTABLE REAR WITH WHITE OUTLINE. built on an all-new foundation designated the L-frame. MANUFACTURER: SMITH & WESSON (DEPT. Both models enjoyed great popularity.93 1. ABBREVIATIONS: JHP (JACKETED HOLLOW POINT).. police attention had shifted to the semiautomatic pistol.42 2. By the late ’70s. such as the use of a seven-shot cylinder in . and even a few .S. 11 SD 761 1. .44 MAGNUM” and “COMBAT MAGNUM” in two lines.) ENERGY (FT. Smith also offered a large revolver on its N-frame and chambered it for a new magnum cartridge. The use of the combat terminology is an insight into why the Model 69 is what it is.57" HEIGHT: 5.02 1..44 Mag.2 OZS. (800) 331-0852. 2100 ROOSEVELT AVE. loads will be more severe than with a bigger.78 FEDERAL 240-GR.) ACTION TYPE: DOUBLE-ACTION/SINGLEACTION CENTER-FIRE REVOLVER FRAME: STAINLESS STEEL BARREL: TWO-PIECE.44 Mag. 3-LB.40 S&W six shots (with moon clips).SHOOTING RESULTS (25 YDS. Intermediate in size. K-frame.357s persist to date and have seen a number of interesting innovations. TEMPERATURE: 76° F. RED RAMP FRONT 10-LB. JSP (JACKETED SOFT POINT). At the same time. The cops on the beat took to the new gun with gusto.) . SINGLE-ACTION At just more than 38 ozs.) GROUP SIZE IN INCHES SMALLEST LARGEST AVERAGE WINCHESTER 210-GR. PULL OVERALL LENGTH: 9. but by the time the gun was widely distributed. intended for police service. 14 SD 605 1. cartridge.44 1. The image was that of a light and easily carried holster revolver with target grade features and the strength to manage the powerful and evolving ammunition of the post-World War II era. ACCESSORIES: LOCKABLE HARD CASE. In the ’50s.76 NOTES: ACCURACY RESULTS BASED ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE. XTP/HP (EXTREME TERMINAL PERFORMANCE HOLLOW-POINT). a fiveshot cylinder in . a revolver sized and built for the .-LBS. The right side of the Model 69’s barrel reads “. FROM THE MUZZLE. MANUAL SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $849 TRIGGER: DOUBLE-ACTION PULL. 70 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 45 . Eventually.357 Mag. the new L-frame was beefed up in several critical areas (mostly the cylinder) to take the hottest loads available by Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute specifications.70 AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD 1. 6-OZ.37 1.44 Spl. the classically styled Model 69 (above) is light enough to carry. AR). known as the Combat Magnum.357 Mag. SMITH-WESSON. SD (STANDARD DEVIATION). CABLE LOCK.357 Mag. 7-OZ.75" WIDTH: 1.44 SPL. was a brute of a handgun and really took off when adopted by a certain fictional San Francisco police detective named Harry Callahan.80 HORNADY 240-GR. The gun and caliber were a resounding success. the . @ 12' (F. portrayed in film by Clint Eastwood. loads evolved toward lighter bullets and greater velocity. heavier N-frame. At the urging of the late Bill Jordan. . SPRINGFIELD. (.44 Mag.38 Spl.357 Mag. SILVERTIP JHP 1139 AVG. which began to challenge the longevity of the K-frame gun.P. S&W came up with a fix for its medium-frame magnum situation. when S&W was updating its catalog with a flurry of great new designs.. The L-frame is the all-purpose continued on p. but recoil from . literally.357 Mag.44 MAG CARTRIDGE SMITH & WESSON MODEL 69 VEL.44 MAG. The . MA 01104. JSP 1156 AVG. between the smaller K-frame and larger N-frame. As that was happening..

ORG Photo by Forrest MacCormack .FEATURE .26 NOSLER THE TESTING .ORG/26NOSLER 46 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN.26 NOSLER AMERICANRIFLEMAN.

This dictates an overall weight of less than 10 lbs. flat and live up to the hype surrounding its ballistic performance. and still want a cartridge that shoots flat enough to go computerfree in the wilderness. but that’s another subject. nobody has moved to the moon. There are multiple Model 48 rifles offered by Nosler in .Nosler’s new long-range cartridge—the first to bear the company name—does precisely what it was designed to do: shoot fast. Other hunters cling to more traditional rifles. rifles with blocky synthetic stocks and scopes resembling plumbing fixtures are even sexier than camouflage pickup trucks. Some hunters now feel 12-lb.) at 3400 f.) Traditionalists also lean toward less specialized hunting rifles than long-range rigs designed to be shot primarily from prone or (in an emergency) sitting. technology often influences style. The velocities were spot-on from the Model 48 Patriot. suburbanites drove station wagons instead of minivans and SUVs. Both the . whether it be clothing.s.26 Nosler? The answer lies in the fact that America is diverse. S tyles change in anything made by humans. AccuBond (r. partly because 6..26 Nosler cartridge and its rifles straddle the two worlds.5 mm is the cutting-edge caliber in modern hunting rifles. Today faster and farther isn’t quite what it used to be. The two Nosler factory loads available for testing were the 129-gr. Photos by author AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 47 . We wanted to go faster and farther in every way possible. and rifle manufacturers were trying to steal some of Roy Weatherby’s magic. and the 140-gr. including the Heritage (opposite).s. and Roy Weatherby’s magnums helped hunters keep up. AccuBond Long Range (l. with a stock relatively friendly to offhand shooting. traditionalists may just be math-challenged. some with primitive walnut stocks. families ate TV dinners in their living rooms. America’s Interstate highway system was spreading rapidly from coast to coast. vehicles.p. especially when paired with a smartphone’s ballistic app. food or hunting rifles. super-flat-shooting cartridge such as the . Many of our Interstates are over-crowded.26 Nosler. another trend in 21st-century America. Weatherby rifles became popular not just because their stocks went nicely with tailfin Cadillacs. (Of course. and $200 laser rangefinders transformed mild little cartridges into long-range wonders. Of course. Field Editor So why would anybody introduce a super-fast. Half a century ago miniskirts were considered scandalous by high school principals. but because Weatherby cartridges produced more muzzle velocity than any other cartridges. and our space rockets were aiming for the moon. BY JOHN BARSNESS.) at 3300 f.p.

But with the laser-rangefinder revolution. plus the bonded version of the Ballistic Tip called the AccuBond—and.s.26 NOSLER This group was shot at 300 yds. after sighting-in 2¼" high at 100 yds. and the initial . 7 mm.75" over the bore. at a barometric pressure of 29. and only 5.78" above point of aim at 100 yds.. Some began to lobby for a bonded Very Low Drag (VLD) bullet.94" high at 200. from a 26" barrel. ABLR at 3400 f. eventually. which shaves a little weight. The 6. which made a noticeable difference in long-range trajectory and winddrift. which. and in 2013 Nosler obliged with the AccuBond Long Range (ABLR).6" down at 400. by the use of 50-gr. Nosler introduced its boattail. when sighted-in at 325 yds. with a typical scope height of 1. because longer-range shooting requires much practice. sufficient weight. and extended sessions at the range with a hard-kicking rifle can make even American hunters flinch. ABLR is 2.33-cal.ORG . cartridges. And that’s at standard atmospheric conditions: sea level. and is less influenced by wind. with the 129-gr. 3. While some long-range hunters use 6 mm. with a listed G1 ballistic coefficient of . The same advantage occurred with thicker-jacketed “hunting” Ballistic Tips. . still 1. a traditional European weight.26 Nosler factory load starts the 129-gr.22-250 Rem.31" high at 300.223 Rem. 59º F. I can still remember the prairie dog hunt where several of us discovered the . according to a ballistic program. none of their bullets have quite the same combination of high ballistic coefficient (BC). and moderate recoil as 6. Change the conditions to those typical during rifle continued on p.. plastic-tipped bullets introduced by other companies.92 mb. Ballistic Tips.or even .5 mm ABLR weighs 129 grs. According to the Point Mass Ballistic Solver computer program included with Bryan Litz’s fine book Applied Ballistics For Long-Range Shooting.p. was essentially transformed into a . they don’t help judge an erratic breeze.561. 48 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. many hunters demanded even sleeker bullets. load.. would put it dead-on at 300 yds.) Tolerable recoil is desirable.. The high BC guarantees enough zip for bullet expansion at the greater distances.5 mm.30. 78 The Patriot model features an aluminum floorplate. (While laser rangefinders made flat trajectory almost irrelevant. even for hunters who aim “right on” a big-game animal’s chest. polymer-pointed Ballistic Tip bullet in the 1980s. the 129-gr.

HUMIDITY: 35%.02 NOSLER TROPHY GRADE 140-GR.350 1. 7 mm Rem.P. DROP AT HEEL. In a 1:8" rifling twist the 129-gr. ranging from pronghorn to elk.15 VELOCITY MEASURED AT 15 FT. 17 SD 3.26 NOSLER CARTRIDGE VEL. 1/2".. @ 15' (F.27 AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD 1.-LBS. CERAKOTED MATTE BLACK RIFLING: FIVE-GROOVE.S. 11 OZS.26 Nosler is designed for long-range shooting of open-country game.52 1. load.NOSLER M48 PATRIOT MANUFACTURER: NOSLER. The author used Nosler's Model 48 Patriot rifle to test the . CENTER-FIRE REPEATING RIFLE RECEIVER: CARBON STEEL.) GROUP SIZE IN INCHES SMALLEST LARGEST AVERAGE NOSLER TROPHY GRADE 129-GR. remote camera RECOIL PAD: LENGTH OF PULL. AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 49 . OR 97709. 0" OVERALL LENGTH: 46" WEIGHT: 7 LBS. PAINTED GRAY WITH BLACK WEBBING. AccuBond Long Range’s listed ballistic coefficients are right-on. (DEPT.03 1. BEND. ARAMID-FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE. ABLR 3397 AVG. CERAKOTED MATTE BLACK BARREL: 26" PAC-NOR STAINLESS. DRILLED AND TAPPED FOR SCOPE BASES TRIGGER PULL: 2 LBS. SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1.26 NOSLER ACTION TYPE: BOLT-ACTION. ABBREVIATIONS: ABLR (ACCUBOND LONG RANGE). STOCK: SINGLE-STAGE. TEMPERATURE: 70° F. Mag. NOSLER. P. The recoil of the . (800) 285-3701. ACCUBOND 3283 AVG. even from the bench. The . ACCURACY FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE. FIVE-SHOT GROUPS AT 100 YDS. 19 SD 3.298 0.) . 1:8" RH TWIST MAGAZINE: THREE-ROUND.) ENERGY (FT.COM CALIBER: . FROM A CALDWELL FRONT REST AND REAR BAG. 10 OZS.86 1.O. and was rewarded with excellent results. SD (STANDARD DEVIATION). WITH AN OEHLER MODEL 35P CHRONOGRAPH.26 Nosler is not overly harsh. INC.695 WITH SHOOTING RESULTS (100 YDS. WITH HINGED FLOORPLATE SIGHTS: NONE. ALUMINUM PILLAR-BEDDED. DROP AT COMB. The author compares it to that of a typical 160-gr.26 Nosler. AR). 1" BLACK PACHMAYR DECELERATOR 133⁄8".25 1. BOX 671..

and by upgrading a few key rifle components. personal defense and hunting.FEATURE AR 101 PART 3 By practicing shooting from positions likely to be encountered in the field. an AR owner can be prepared for competition.ORG Photos by Lukas Lamb . 50 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN.

That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t practice prone. a pretty clear picture has emerged. To reinforce the point. but rather it suggests there should be some level of focus on other positions that are more likely to occur in a real-world shooting incident. I’ve found that. we covered the basics—from safety and maintenance to zeroing and trajectory. both from my own experiences and through discussions with those of my students who have been involved in actual shootings. KYLE E. Staying as close to the ground as possible is key to having sound positions.) ’ve learned a lot about shooting positions. LAMB.S. don’t stand when you can kneel. don’t kneel when you can sit. whether their background is with the military or law enforcement. guard rail. ARMY (RET. AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 51 . many hunters and competition shooters will attest that they are often forced into non-standard shooting positions when practicing their craft. Around 93 percent of such encounters occur when the shooter is in a position other than prone. BY SGT. In other words. parapet. We’ll also take a closer look at the AR’s performance-enhancing components.AR 101 Shooting The General Purpose Rifle In the previous two parts of our AR 101 series. This month we hit the ground running and work on field shooting positions./MAJ. and don’t sit when you can go prone. corner of a building or the hood of a car. It may also be true that getting steady in a less than optimal position will require the use of support from a fence post. U.

this will also eliminate the “sewingmachine” shakes when you become fatigued. It will take some time to become proficient at simply dropping into positions that are aligned to your natural point of aim. there are times when you won’t be able to do this. If you have a large waistline. This works very well if you are planning to shoot downhill as well. lower is better. if you assume a shooting position and find you have to force your sights onto the target. maybe because of physical limitations or your present environment. as that will help with follow-through for faster and more accurate fire. but understand that there may be times when you just can’t get into this position. MUSCLE-ON-BONE & BONE-ON-MUSCLE When you build your position it is important that there is no bone-onbone contact. For a right-handed shooter. then you are not positioned correctly. Try to stay somewhat tight on the rifle. using the standard sitting position should be the goal. This position is also very comfortable and allows the use of bone-to-muscle and. Granted. you can reach back and pull the free running end to further cinch down the rifle to your knee. You can use this position with an AR or a standard bolt-action with very good results. If you are using a quick-adjust two-point sling. for example sitting on a steep hill can feel unstable—like you are about to start rolling on down. .ORG NATURAL POINT OF AIM Be sure to acquire a proper natural point of aim. such as the VTAC.AR 101 PART 3 Sitting Position When possible. Make a few small adjustments to the orientation of your lower body. lift the left knee while trying to keep the sole of your boot on the ground. you may want to try lifting your front leg and using your knee for support. then try to get into position again. This means that your elbow should not be directly on your knee. body armor may eliminate the possibility of your standard sitting position. I wrap my support arm around my left leg and support the rifle either tight to my leg or actually rest the magazine and pistol grip over my leg to help with recoil as well as stability. Comfortably tight is how I employ this setup. It may be awkward trying to achieve the right position. comfortable and be able to maintain the position as long as necessary. You should drop your elbow inside the crook of your knee or lean even farther forward and drop your triceps to the front of your knee. 52 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. but do what you can. even rifle-to-bone support—a huge plus for stability. Likewise. you may need to use a slightly modified position to get stable. such as when sitting on a steep hillside. KNEE UP If you feel like the standard sitting position isn’t going to work. sometimes. There are also terrain features that aren’t suitable for shooting while sitting. Remember. For best stability the left foot must be flat on the ground.

I generally just use Gorilla tape for small bandages. triceps to knee. SMALL TOOL KIT This has small screwdrivers. will come. comfort. Therefore it is necessary to include the gear that is always needed in a range environment. you can even go as far as dropping the elbow and triceps in front of the knee. as well as less movement of your sights on target. but with practice you will get used to it. not just concealment. You may even be lucky enough to have a material that serves as cover. which would be even better. Here I’ve highlighted some gear that I carry to the range. If at all possible. I. a nasal pharyngeal for establishing an airway and Quick Clot Combat Gauze for treating a gunshot wound. If your cover or concealment is lower to the ground. Also remember to drop your elbows. It will require that you twist your body slightly or more obliquely to the target to achieve a good natural point of aim. Add this to your range time and you will quickly see improvements in all of your shooting. do not want to get shot in the elbow. From the standard kneeling position I normally see shooters place their elbows on their knees. You won’t get comfortable with these positions without dry-fire and live-fire training. Range Bag Recommendations From A Pro W hen I head to the range I need to be efficient with my training as well as provide my students with the training aids and safety equipment they deserve from a professional shooting and tactics instructor. bone-on-bone. 55 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 53 . Don’t forget to use your sling when possible to add stability. not just positional work. or at least confidence. That should help with stability. that will increase stability while offering less of a target to your threat. is placing the rifle on my supportside knee. and a few punches. spend a few hours on the range working on the specifics as well as accuracy and. tiny files. which is also very non-standard. I straddle my knee with the magazine and pistol grip of the rifle. soon. MEDICAL KIT (TRAUMA) This includes a SOFTT tourniquet. putting pressure between the knee and triceps will add increased stability to the position while allowing you to get even lower to the ground. try to drop your elbow to the front of your knee. for one. This isn’t the best technique. You should also see increased sustainability with carbine-on-knee position. Contrary to what is being taught in many circles. If you are having difficulty with it. CARBINE ON KNEE My favorite kneeling position. If that isn’t comfortable you may try dropping the elbow inside your knee and rolling the magazine and magazine well of the carbine down to make contact. Continued on p. including the very small ones used on scope turrets and triggers. every time. If executed correctly you will be exponentially more stable and not expose any more of your body than you would with other techniques. but it is a very frequently needed position.Kneeling Position The kneeling position is extremely hard to use correctly and accurately. KNEELING SUPPORTED Ideally you will have something to use for a support when getting into the kneeling position. I also carry a small adjustable wrench for tightening or removing flash hiders and muzzle brakes. I guarantee that it will feel weird at first. I prefer to lift my firing-side leg so as to use the knee for support of the firing-side elbow. An assortment of Allen wrenches is probably the most used item.

If you choose a red dot I would recommend a co-witnessed setup.AR 101 PART 3 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. backup iron sights. two-point type. The Leupold VX-6 has the added benefit of dialing from 1X for close range to 6X for extended ranges—this is a nice feature. Some systems do require gunsmith installation but there are also several out there that don’t. What does that do? It allows the barrel to be free from disturbances throughout the firing sequence. The stock barrel nut can be used. As you become more and more aware of the great performance of the AR you will also start to appreciate the modularity of the system. a light. If you have visual impairments or want an optic that helps when shooting at extended range. If this rifle will be thrown in your vehicle for long periods of time or set to the side for emergency use. magnified optic will be good for you. I want to detail the four minimal changes I would make to a factory carbine to get its performance elevated to a new level. The single-point lets the rifle dangle. but high on my list is the Leupold VX-6 1-6X and the Trijicon ACOG. sling attachments—or whatever else an AR owner might need. If you plan to carry the rifle or stabilize it while shooting. don’t really enhance the performance of your rifle. It allows the user to carry the carbine muzzle down as well as quickly cinch the rifle tight to his chest or loosen it for shooting or transitioning. I use a quick-adjust. The best guidance I can give you in choosing optics is the old addage “you get what you pay for. it’s worth taking a look at a few of your rifle’s components that can greatly enhance functionality. military for many years during the global war on terror. if not thousands. of accessories that are available to create the customized AR. I prefer this to the “lower third” setup that some manufacturers push. Both sights are very rugged. There are many to choose from. I find that less-secure configuration may also allow it to crack you in the family jewels or on the knees. as I helped to design the system with features that I know will work. you must have a sling. A free-float rail may not fulfill all of your precision-related needs. SLING A general-purpose AR just isn’t complete without a sling. FREE-FLOAT TUBE All things being equal.” My top choices would be the EO-Tech XPS and the Aimpoint Micro T-1. I try to keep things simple because gadgets. and it is a simple matter of attaching and tightening three clips and screws. 54 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. Having a free-float rail system also gives you the extra space in most cases to hang extra accessories—vertical grip.ORG/TARGET AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG SIGHTING SYSTEMS Perhaps the most controversial equipment choice for an AR shooter is the optic that will top the gun. the VTAC sling. depending on the adjustment. but I mostly focus on the optic. the ACOG has served with the U. There is also not a plethora of rail. a low-power. when you want them. we have removed all of the excess except on the top of the tube while replacing the normal rail areas with slots that allow you to attach rails where you want them.S. Don’t be fooled into thinking you must have an optic either. . the Aimpoint uses a CR-2032 battery and offers long run time without the need for a change. If you choose to use a single-point or three-point sling you will lose the ability to also have the built-in shooting aid. the XPS has a larger screen to look through and uses a CR-123 battery. meaning that if you flip up your sights you will be able to put the dot on the front sight with the rear sight aligned. generally speaking. I like to have backup iron sights for emergencies. Instead. Both are fine sights. iron sights may be your perfect setup. I for one shoot much better with a red-dot sight or low-powered optic on the rifle.ORG/AR101 Accessorizing Your AR Now that we are training in a few new shooting positions. the easiest way to improve performance (accuracy-wise) is with the installation of a free-float tube system. but if you have a good barrel it will definitely improve accuracy— especially if you are resting your carbine against obstacles for support. The sling can be slightly tightened while building a shooting position to greatly increase stability. There are hundreds. merely there in case you have to transition to your sidearm. which in turn leads to better accuracy and repeatability. I use a VTAC/Troy Alpha Rail on most of my carbines.

the trigger is out of whack. As you hit the second stage. lights and timers. —KYLE E. not separate parts.56x45 mm AR./5. a stapler and staples. First you should decide if you prefer a single-stage or a two-stage system.223 Rem. Two-Stage A two-stage trigger has two distinct phases of the trigger pull sequence. Because there are so many triggers available. even if you don’t use a modular system. When you decide to choose a trigger. permanent markers. Single-Stage A single-stage trigger should break without an overabundance of movement. Some triggers allow you to place the carbine on safe with the firing pin forward—if this is the case you have a problem. which is definitely not good. I like a two-stage trigger in my . 53 HANDHELD LIGHT Useful if your rifle or pistol mounted light goes down. Nonetheless.. ballistic eyewear with optional clear lenses for night operations. you will feel extra weight and have to add pressure to get the trigger to break. it may even stop working altogether—a very unsafe situation. Once the cleaning solvent dissolves the Loctite used to secure the adjustment screws. chapstick. which I wear most of the time when I am conducting classes as well as when I am running the AR hard and fast. There are also modular triggers on the market that can be dropped into the rifle as one tuned module. no additional movement. sunscreen. 8 ozs. Gorilla tape for fixing gear. AND MORE. you will start feeling the weight of the trigger as soon as you apply pressure. I always have a pocket tool. just enough to let you know you are touching the trigger. a basic understanding of the AR’s fire control should enable you to install most aftermarket triggers. KNEE PADS AND GLOVES When you are on the range as much as I am. It is normally very light. In my opinion. There’s no need to go overboard and buy everything you see on the web. CLEAR LENSES I require wrap-around. These basic positions and rifle components will get you headed in the right direction. a little protection goes a long way. appropriate head gear. LAMB are trying to get superb accuracy from as well as rifles or carbines that are precision-type guns. AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 55 .. it is important to ensure that your safety functions properly after installing one. ARs but they are a little too slow for me when shooting fast. Two-stage triggers work well on rifles that you continued from p. spare batteries for sights. If I do use one that has adjustment screws.. I like the fact that when the trigger resets it also stops right there. The first is just the takeup of the trigger. Start simple and see what works for you. You will soon see what is really needed to make your carbine and skill set more effective. Get on the range and work with what you have. that type of trigger allows for quicker shooting than a two-stage. Not only could this affect the trigger’s pull weight. I like the ability to check times as well as splits between shots quickly. you better hang onto your hat because there are literally hundreds of them on the market. and 4 lbs.30-cal. 8 ozs.TRIGGER Stock AR triggers normally leave a lot to be desired. I prefer to have a trigger that is close to my pistols’ trigger pull weights. so I often carry two when I travel. EAR PROTECTION Electronic muffs that allow me to hear range commands and my students’ questions are a must. a good cleaning kit and Rand CLP—the rod sections from military-style kits are also great for clearing a stuck case—traffic cones for movement drills.. I also bring plugs in case someone forgets their ears or I need to double up. TIMER A reliable timer is vital to training. They are great for ease of installation. which normally hover between 3 lbs. In other words. That gives me a safe trigger even when wearing gloves. POLARIZED SUNGLASSES. loading with just the weight required to get the trigger to stop at the second stage. In addition. I personally prefer a single-stage trigger on a . and target tape for concealing bullet holes. I have come to prefer triggers that do not have built-in adjustment mechanisms. Also good for range cleanup in the dark. it usually bites me when I get too much solvent on the fire control group. they are usually very safe but have a very heavy pull weight. Having a backlit screen is also good for night classes.

248 rounds of Canadian-made .FEATURE COLD WAR K-FRAMES After World War II.38/200 revolver.ORG Reiner Herrmann collection . including this . 56 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN.380" DC MK IIZ (nitrocellulose) ammunition. It is shown beside a wooden crate of 1. which was made for British or Canadian use. German police were issued Smith & Wesson K-frame Military & Police Models.

which was named the new state of Württemberg-Baden. Victory Models procured by the Americans. 74 Victory Model serial number V444417 (above . It was decided at the conference that the French should control two-thirds of the merged states of Baden and Württemberg.S. Through post-war military assistance programs.) are on the left of a Victory Model issuesd to Austrian police. In addition. A Bremen Police revolver (below. BY TIMOTHY J. both . L. which effectively reduced Germany’s land area by about 25 percent from its 1937 borders.38/200s (which had been made by Smith & Wesson for the British) and . l.38 Spl. as well as the American Sector of Berlin. Photos courtesy of James Mock AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 57 . u. Br. r. who had been elected Prime Minister in the first post-war British election. The Victory Model marked “NR. although Churchill was replaced during the conference by Clement Atlee. there was a need to keep the peace and provide arms to German police agencies in the newly occupied nation. 1945. respectively. Among the items on the agenda were the division of Germany and Austria.GELSENKIRCHEN” has been reblued (below. Rural and Municipal). Schwäbisch Hall. the redrawing of Germany’s eastern border along the Oder-Neisse line. who had occupied the port after the end of the war. Winston Churchill from the United Kingdom. Hessen. MULLIN ine weeks after the unconditional German surrender on May 8. which they called the Bremen Enclave. S. President Harry Truman. into four occupation zones. at Potsdam the Americans negotiated for and were granted a port. the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern in Potsdam.) has had its original police markings milled out and HEGE/SCHW-HALL” for gunsmith Wilhelm Hebsacker. r.131/POL. In the American zone. thousands of wartime Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolvers. Smith & Wesson K-Frame revolvers were pressed into post-war service with German police. and the destruction of Germany’s industrial war potential. This area was received from the Canadians. l. zone of occupied Germany.S. Initially the chief delegates were Joseph Stalin from the USSR.” Bremen Police Land und Stadt.) is marked to “Pol. 2. and U. a high-level conference was convened at Cecilienhof.With the defeat of Nazi Germany.). Prior to the Potsdam conference the United States had been allocated Bavaria. The conference lasted from July 17 to Aug. 1945 (V-E Day). all the states of Baden and Württemberg. with the United States retaining the upper third. added. were provided to the police in the U. war reparations. continued on p. The stamped circular legend “ÖSTERREICH POLIZEI” and an inventory number 1202 (above.

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it feels like a true rifle. ultimately. “Squirrel Terminator. and with pricing of the once universally inexpensive cartridges inflated to historic levels.22 Long Rifle loads and exceeds the velocities of common . it’s as great a training The Buckmasters Squirrel Terminator’s adjustable. at least in theory. Development by companies such as Gamo. In fact. modern air rifles are not the BB guns of “Christmas Story” fame. 12-oz.p. better accuracy. 1 oz. The system is designed to bring the spring to a controlled stop within the chamber upon firing and thus generate more velocity. and by choosing the designation.ORG . The Buckmasters Squirrel Terminator is billed to deliver 1275 f. Shooting this air rifle is a pleasure and. but comfortable.. pull. velocity to the flight of the pellet when compared to standard spring-powered air rifles. This of course is not designed to be a child’s airgun.p. has brought these airpowered arms into the realm of legitimate hunting tools. less recoil and.” Gamo leaves no question as to its purpose. compares to the muzzle velocities produced by most . singlecocking spring-piston model that is charged by simply grasping the pistol grip or fore-end in one hand and swinging the end of the barrel down and then back into battery. At a quick glance.TECHNICAL DOPE BAG AMERICANRIFLEMAN. Both by partnering with Jackie Bushman and his wellknown hunting organization. In the hand. either center-fire or rimfire. stout fluted barrel and 4X 32 mm mounted Gamo optic give it a beefy look that transcends the more common stripped down and simplistic sculpturing of most air rifles. of velocity when shooting Gamo’s PBA Platinum Ammo. It weighs a solid. with a balance that compares to any quality long arm. rimfire ammunition still in short supply.177-cal. 60 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. (Gamo is also the largest manufacturer of pellets in the world. many a plinker and smallgame hunter has had to resort to scouring gun show tables and online sources or standing in lines at stores—and some have been sidelined altogether. The matte-black synthetic stock with elevated cheek pad for ambidextrous shooting. Gamo touts that it takes 32 lbs. the Turbo Stabilizing System purportedly generates an additional 25-f.s. 1275 f. Indeed. 6 lbs. this is a gun made for small-game hunting.s. a lot of fun. the Squirrel Terminator could be just another large-caliber center-fire rifle in the gun rack.ORG/GAMOVIPER GAMO BUCKMASTERS SQUIRREL TERMINATOR W ith . one option worth serious consideration is precision. it is perhaps the need to cement this modern reality in the minds of American sportsmen that generated the company’s latest offering— the Gamo Buckmasters Squirrel Terminator. the Squirrel Terminator is a break-barrel. the largest airgun manufacturer in Europe and a leading distributor of airguns throughout the world. high-powered air rifles. two-stage trigger broke with a respectable 3-lb. The safety is forward of the trigger. Squirrel Terminator’s technological advantages is the incorporation of Gamo’s Turbo Stabilizing System.p. Unlike a variable pump rifle that requires multiple pumps of the cocking device in order to charge the gun.22-cal. the Shock Wave Absorberz (SWA) buttpad.. and with that adult’s help. less vibration. of cocking effort to charge the gun—a simple task for any adult with average strength. To anyone who hasn’t recently walked the airgun aisle of their local sporting goods store. quite honestly.) For some perspective.22 Short loads and even many full-size handgun calibers. though in the company and guidance of an adult.. but too difficult for a child. For the frustrated masses seeking a solution to their ammunition woes.s. At the heart of the .

AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 61 . Lastly. FLUTED. It is engaged by pulling the tab rearward and released with a simple flick of the finger forward. the Squirrel Terminator was tested using three different pellets—Gamo’s Platinum 5. PBA RAPTOR POWER 1100 AVG. a hunting-specific pellet designed with a rounded nose and longer skirt for more terminal impact on squirrel.177 ACTION TYPE: SPRING-PISTON-POWERED.25" group.p.s.2-GR.7 2..p.s. The trigger itself has about 1/4" of free travel before building resistance and then breaking cleanly.s. however.) .) ENERGY (FT.p. The tightest group fired was 1. but that one was almost an anomaly as the next smallest groups fired were 2.s.P. POLYMER-JACKETED STEEL RIFLING: TWO-GROOVE.25 5. but impressive nevertheless. COMES WITH TWIST GAMO 4X 32 MM AIR RIFLE SCOPE TWO-STAGE ADJUSTABLE.s. five-shot groups were fired with each pellet type from sandbags at the noted distance of 50 yds. more typical of a standard pellet. the Platinum Raptor PBA pellets averaged 1100 f. Meisterkugeln. making this gun too inconsistent for shooting game reliably at 50 yds.50 3.5" with the Platinums and a 2.25 6. of pull.90 943 AVG.25 4.p.) RWS 8. The largest group recorded was a dismal 6.1-GR..and 4"-realm. On the range.50 2.and rabbit-size game flew at a slightly higher velocity at 943 f.SHOOTING RESULTS (50 YDS. AR). PULL TRIGGER: STOCK: BLACK SYNTHETIC OVERALL LENGTH: 45" WEIGHT: 6 LBS. SUITE 914.-LBS. PELLET VEL. brought the groups closer to the 1" (Meisterkugeln) and 2" (PBA Platinum) sizes. Gamo 7. MEISTERKUGELN 929 AVG. stamped on the barrel. FL 33314. not quite the 1250 f.S. TEMPERATURE: 82º F. GAMOUSA. The flat-nosed Meisterkugeln pellets.COM CALIBER: . the Buckmasters Squirrel Terminator is cocked by applying 32 lbs. 47TH AVE. 12-OZ. 20 SD 14.13 GAMO 7.12" group with the Meisterkugelns. 3-LB.5 1. with the highest As with Gamo’s other air rifles. 3911 S.. FIVE-SHOT GROUPS FIRED FROM SANDBAGS AT 50 YDS. Bringing the targets in to 25 yds. HUMIDITY: 84%.84 NOTES: MEASURED AVERAGE VELOCITY FOR 10 SHOTS FROM AN 18" BARREL OVER A CHRONOGRAPH AT 10 FT.25" with the PBA Copper bullet. The two-stage adjustable Smooth Action Trigger (SAT) is kept in check by a safety tab mounted on the underside of the receiver and inside the trigger guard just in front of the trigger.W. 12 SD 14. The adjustable trigger is factory-set at just under 4 lbs. which exposes the chamber.. The standard deviation between shots for the Platinums and the Meisterkugelns was only 12 f. Most of the groups overall fell in the 3". a distance at which one would typically test a firearm that boasted rimfire-like abilities.p. ACCURACY RESULTS BASED ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE. meaning this rifle is one very consistent shooter.. which as a whole shot the worst groups of the three pellets with the tightest of that line being a 3. (954) 581-5822. PBA COPPER BULLET AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD GROUP SIZE IN INCHES SMALLEST LARGEST AVERAGE 3.p. 1 OZ. PBA Raptor Power. That should allow for making accurate shots on squirrel-sized game and enable this latest offering from Gamo to live up to its name. The rifle was chronographed for velocity and tested for accuracy at 50 yds.2-gr.s. BREAK-ACTION.1-gr.4-gr. and the lowest at 1069 f. were predictably the slowest out of the Squirrel Terminator with an average measured velocity of 929 f. ACCESSORIES: OWNER’S MANUAL SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $220 measurement in the strings tested launching at 1111 f. of downward pressure on the barrel.25" using the PBA Platinum pellets.p. FORT LAUDERDALE. 12 SD 15.s. The PBA Copper Bullet.4-GR. GAMO BUCKMASTERS SQUIRREL TERMINATOR IMPORTER: GAMO USA (DEPT.0 3.12 4. SINGLE-SHOT AIR RIFLE RECEIVER: STEEL BARREL: 18". ABBREVIATIONS: SD (STANDARD DEVIATION).177-CAL. PBA pellet and RWS 8. Five.50 GAMO PLATINUM 5. 1:18" RH SIGHTS: NONE... And this is where the comparison between rimfire and air rifle destabilized a little—but just a little. @ 10' (F. arm as any rimfire and has the added advantage of being permissible to shoot in most suburban back yards.

the heavy trigger pull was not a hindrance. Too. The Raptor has a two-piece carrier that does two things: When in battery. such guns’ poor fit made learning to shoot difficult. an exuberant youth will likely not notice. has a 13" length of pull to provide a better fit for shooters of smaller stature. it is light. The installed three-shot plug is inserted into the magazine tube just under the screw-on magazine cap. the bolt can be pulled rearward. Still. it has a 24" barrel that.DOPE BAG AMERICANRIFLEMAN. drives the action bar and attached bolt rearward. 2 ozs. it might also be easily lost by a young shooter who isn’t fully aware of the law. makes the Raptor Youth easy to handle for younger shooters. shells.. In order to lock the bolt to the rear. The gas impinges on the piston. average trigger pull. With the shortened butt stock and short 24" barrel. the gun needs to either be discharged or a small. For many they were used. as young shooters have the advantage of selecting from among reasonably priced and appropriately sized models. Because the tester was an adult. 20-ga. Easily removed. made in Turkey by Kral and chambered for 3". Importantly. making pulling the bolt rearward difficult. The test gun arrived almost devoid of lubrication. It balances at the junction of the action and barrel and has much the same feel as an adult semi-automatic. and excess gas is vented by two slots cut into both sides of the fore-end at the rear edge of the barrel ring. traditional arrangement. In order to return the bolt to battery with a fresh round. 62 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. Tristar chose the latter arrangement that has been The semi-automatic Raptor Youth shotgun. the Raptor handled very well. That . ejecting the chambered shell. a solid. and they often instilled bad shooting habits that had to be replaced in adulthood.. on the range. inducing malfunctions. it allows unloading of the magazine through the bottom loading port without the bolt being open. at 6 lbs.ORG/VIPERG2 TRISTAR RAPTOR YOUTH M ost shooters remember their first shotguns. such as the Tristar Raptor Youth reviewed here. round release on the left side of the trigger guard must be pulled rearward to trip the carrier so the bolt can be locked open. and another shell of different shot size or length can be quickly substituted. Despite its modest price. though. the gas-operated semi-automatic. extracting and ejecting the fired shell. adult-size guns they were told they would “grow into. but some judiciously applied lubricant quickly eased that function. is a solid shotgun in all respects. The 13" length of pull is dictated by the action-return spring tube located in the butt stock. and in cold weather can cause the assembly to become a shock absorber. combined with the 13" length-of-pull stock. The only drawback to this style of action-return spring is that if the action is too freely lubricated the excess lubrication can drain into the return-spring tube. Secondly. Not so today. which is chambered in 20-ga. One thing lubrication didn’t help was the 9-lb. 4-oz. 3".” Of course. the action bleeds off gas from the cartridge through ports located in the barrel ring. in turn. it is necessary to have a spring located either about the magazine tube or in the buttstock. When fired. a stock boot was added to the stock to bring the gun to somewhat normal adult dimensions. which. which could be lighter. Also. such as adolescents and women..ORG in use since John Browning’s Auto 5 came on the market in 1903.

techniques and safety precautions absolutely necessary to properly carry on similar activity.001" of constriction and a single-X tube that measured BLACK $409 (TESTED). MO 64116. 17 11 20 20 17 17 11 14 MANUFACTURER: KRAL (TURKEY) IMPORTER: TRISTAR SPORTING ARMS (DEPT.P. doves.011" tube averaged 58 percent. PULL MAGAZINE: FIVE 2¾" SHELLS. TOTAL HITS 21" INNER CIRCLE 30" OUTER RING 127 (58%) 74 (34%) 54 (24%) CAMO (PINK AND GRAY) AND VISTA CAMO SYNTHETIC PISTOL-GRIP WITH MOLDED CHECKERING. TRISTARARMS.. that averaged 1205 f. (816) 421-1400. the Tristar Youth digested both 2¾" and 3" shells without a hitch. THREE CHOKE TUBES.. easily broken down for cleaning. but probably not enough to upset a youngster preoccupied with shooting at a duck. Of the other choke tubes.p.. 4-OZ. At clays. The patterns shot with the 0. SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN GAUGE: 20-GA. DROP AT COMB. field loads at the patterning board was a pleasure. The recoil from the 3" loads was more noticeable. there is little reason for a young shooter to attempt to “make do” with a shotgun designed for an adult. techniques and safety precautions before attempting any similar activity..” WARNING: Technical data and information contained herein are intended to provide information based on the limited experience of individuals under specific conditions and circumstances. when Col. 13". Even then. while judging wind speed and direction was called “doping the wind.030.: 1205 F. MUDDY GIRL = POINT OF HOLD REMINGTON EXPRESS EXTRA LONG RANGE 20-GA. Not exactly a state-of-the-art pad. LOCK STOCK: SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: said. but it took up some of the shock and also provided a non-slip surface when the gun is in a rack or duck blind. The ejector is located on the barrel extension.011" of constriction and marked with three Xs. the company will fix it. At the range. We were especially impressed with the quality of the patterns shot with the provided choke tube that measured 0. AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 63 . Capping the buttstock is a 1"-thick rubber recoil pad (below). over the chronograph on a warm day.. 2 OZS. the Tristar Raptor Youth’s ventilated-rib barrel has a green fiber-optic pipe (above). DROP AT HEEL. NORTH KANSAS CITY.s. Recoil was light due to the gas-operated action spreading out the recoil sensation and the 1"-thick recoil pad. and not likely to cause the owner trouble. 2 3⁄4".p. 6 lead pellets.. The American Rifleman has used the phrase “Dope Bag” since at least 1921. TWO-SHOT PLUG INSTALLED BARREL: 24" WITH SCREW-IN BERETTATHREAD-PATTERN CHOKE TUBES SIGHTS: VENT RIB WITH FIBER-OPTIC-STYLE 0. it had been in use for years. the action design is simple. 1816 LINN ST. Read the notice and disclaimer on the contents page. With these three chokes one could easily shoot skeet. “Sight dope” also was a traditional marksman’s term for sight-adjustment information. With a shotgun like the Tristar Raptor Youth. Townsend Whelen first titled his column with it. The Raptor Youth’s bolt features a spring-powered extractor. NO. 3" CHAMBER TRIGGER: SINGLE-STAGE. Our Remington 2¾" field load had 218 No. and the box was marked as having a velocity of 1220 f. etc.—so if there’s a problem.s. Tristar warranties its shotguns for five years with few exceptions—abuse. VISTA CAMO $489 0. 1 OZ. 9-LB. the gun’s dimensions will more closely match the smaller shooter’s stature. procedures. Always consult comprehensive reference manuals and bulletins for details of proper training requirements. 2" OVERALL LENGTH: 42¾" WEIGHT: 6 LBS. They do not detail the comprehensive training procedures. imparting a big advantage in the early stages of learning the art of wingshooting.011" TUBE FRONT BEAD METAL FINISH: BLACK. LENGTH OF PULL. referring to a sack used by target shooters to hold ammunition and accessories on the firing line. In this day of specialized shotguns for various game and claytarget sports. firing with the barrel obstructed. Firing 1-oz. 6 LEAD SHOT AVERAGE PELLET COUNT: 218 MEASURED VELOCITY @ 3 FT.S. despite the short stock with boot. one was marked with four Xs and measured 0. ACCESSORIES: OWNER’S MANUAL.COM ACTION TYPE: GAS-OPERATED. AR). quail and turkey.SHOOTING RESULTS TRISTAR RAPTOR YOUTH AVERAGE OF 10 PATTERNS To enhance sighting in diminished light. the Raptor Youth handled well and did not seem whippy as is typical with most short-barreled shotguns. 27⁄16". MUDDY GIRL CAMO $459. CHOKE TUBE WRENCH. and were very even without excessive central thickening.

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DEC. Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881 DEC. 6-7               MORGANTON. 6 DEC. FL Lake County Fairgrounds.org. The most up-to-date schedule is available on the Internet at NRAInstructors. TN Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center. 6-7 DOTHAN. VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506 DEC. 20-21 GREENVILLE. SC Charleston Area Convention Center. TN Tennessee State Fairgrounds. C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016 DEC. Please contact the instructor listed for more information.—ONLINE (Instructor Development Workshop) Visit NRAOnlineTraining. 20 DEC. 13-14 KNOXVILLE.org TRAINING Crime Prevention N RA’s Refuse To Be A Victim program provides men and women with common-sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies. 20-21 WHITE PINE. 6-7 FORT WALTON BEACH. 20 DEC. Mike Kent Shows (770) 630-7296 DEC. SC South Carolina State Fairgrounds. TN Greater Smoky Mountains Expo Center. NC RIDGEVILLE. Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455 DEC. TN Williamson County Agricultural Center. 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insisting in his plea offer that she complete at least 3 ½ years of a possible 10-year prison sentence without chance of parole. NH. Kenneth Williamson. OK. GA. CO. KS. Alan Mossberg. WY. CA. Francis Savard. whose personal struggles achieved greater recognition of the Second Amendment for their fellow citizens. Reno.I L A web s i te: w w w. WA. Cook MN.ORG . 66 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. Karen Lien. Meanwhile. and police immediately took it into custody. Reno. McClain refused to show Allen the same leniency. June Knabusch-Taylor. Perkasie. Finally. TX. Walter Obermeier. but McClain still approved him for New Jersey’s Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI). Jerald Zierdt. FL. Brick. P. John Hill. WY. David Myers. Greg McNece. Glenn Adams. VA. CO. Wesley Noe. Reddick. Neal Woods. Allen volunteered the presence of the firearm even before being asked about it. Evelyn Morgan. SD. P. Indeed. Gary Zimmerman. Smithtown. Marc Hart. C. OH. Few cases have illustrated the need for this legislation more vividly than that of Shaneen Allen. John Knight. Allen’s case shocked the conscience of a broad range of Americans. CA. Allen joins such pivotal and largely unsung civil rights heroes as Otis McDonald and Mary Shepard. Regis Synan. Polvadera. IL. Anthony Phelan. Enid. Paso Robles. was nevertheless not recognized in neighboring New Jersey. Thomas Peterson.” he stated. White Plains. New York. Akron. NY. Blue Creek. She was otherwise law-abiding. Tom Becker. Iowa City. Paul Pappalardo. Edward McDermott. Redondo Beach. Philadelphia. Robert Kane. AZ. TX. 2014 – September 24.000 or more to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action during August 26. MI.) Tract Clark. San Jose. MO. but Federal Reform is Still Needed E ach year. Allen was honestly unaware that her Pennsylvania concealed carry permit did not apply in New Jersey. Horton Spitzer. This is why one of NRA’s primary legislative goals in Congress is the passage of the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013. Frank Byrne. MA. Rice was caught on video knocking unconscious his then-fiancée with a punch. Sarasota. Bradford. Calhan. FL. Youngsville. IA. Richmond. Sutton. PA. FL. Philip Fry. Ortonville. Skip Morse. even though the Atlantic County PTI Director had agreed to accept Allen into the PTI program. “I determined that the defendant in this case should be offered the opportunity to be admitted into the Atlantic County PTI Program.OFFICIAL JOURNAL INSIDE NRA ILA report: Latest legislative news from inside the NRA Institute for Legislative Action New Jersey AG’s Intervention Spares Shaneen Allen Prison Time. NY. Platteville. Dale Thackett. OK. true legal reform is still needed. TX. Henry Keck. Richmond. Once in New Jersey. In September—nearly a year into Allen’s ordeal—acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman issued statewide guidance to county prosecutors clarifying the application of New Jersey’s mandatory sentencing scheme to certain minor firearm violations. CO. James Cannon. org ILA CONTRIBUTIONS (The following contributed $1. AK. Monroe. Thomas Guzzo. CA. Timothy Dermer. Ronald Greisen. FL. Alwyn Browne. Juniper. Boulder. OK. Dale Rubikam. Lawrence Edwards. PA. John Hughes. Sullivan. Intervale. Yakima. As Allen’s attorney Evan Nappen noted. Harriet Van D. MI. 2014. CO. Allen. Mesa. Mathew Reno. Philadelphia. CT. McAllen. CO. valid in over 30 states. Greenwich CT. Barbaccia. Edward Lye. the “mitigating” factors the attorney general’s memorandum counsels prosecutors to consider closely parallel the circumstances of Allen’s case. NY. and police only discovered the gun because of a routine traffic stop. As the attorney general recognized in his memorandum: “[I]n most of these cases. Wilson. In the meantime. Fred Sawyer. faced felony prosecution after misunderstanding that her Pennsylvania concealed carry permit. David Sipos. Paul Graf. KS. LA. PA. Allendale. Embodying the State of New Jersey’s contempt for the Second Amendment. imprisonment is neither necessary nor appropriate to serve the interests of justice and protect public safety. Groton. Hal K.8 68 3 • NR A. Lee-Ann Ledbetter. Tierra Verde. nr aila. ME. Only then did McClain relent.” These developments mean that not only will Allen and her children be spared the ordeal of her facing a felony conviction and lengthy prison term but that other travelers who unwittingly violate New Jersey’s harsh laws gun laws may also avoid a similar nightmare. PA. “In applying the factors set out in the [attorney general’s] clarification. Midland. Deadwood. FL. Anchorage. John Place. West Gardiner. PA. Paul Creegan. we hear tales of traveling gun owners who accidentally run afoul of the law because they fail to understand the intricacies of interstate reciprocity for concealed carry permits. Sharpsburg. TX. Saint Louis. these victories were not achieved in isolation but with the aid of untold numbers of Second Amendment supporters who ensured that these struggles did not go unnoticed. James Cannon. Lake Havasu City. Russell Viering. IL A G rassro o ts : (8 00 ) 39 2. NM. PA. including enactment of “Shaneen’s Law” in New Jersey and the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act now pending in Congress. “Every NRA member should be proud. Coffeyville. Davis. Midland. Russell Tilton. Philip Bender. This legislation would offer those carrying a concealed firearm pursuant to a lawfullyissued license or permit the same freedom to move interstate that is enjoyed by licensed drivers. Elisha Hubbard. Kingwood. McCloud. she lawfully owned the firearm and would have been lawfully able to carry it in her state of residence. Wilson. MD. a single mother from Philadelphia. Mountain Grove. Burgess Norman. MO. Centreville. Stanley Cornett. John Myers. Southlake. Ottawa.I L A : ( 703) 267-1170 • NR A. Richard Daniels. WY. CO. TX. Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain threw the book at Shaneen Allen. NV. Jeff Adams. Kirkwood. Export. NV. Mark Gruss. ID. the firearm apparently never left her vehicle. TX. John Jordan. Mitchell Walker. TX. CO. Cranberry Township. Spitzer. Bellevue. which allows first time offenders to avoid criminal conviction after a period of supervised rehabilitative efforts. CA. NJ.” Nappen said. Fort Myers Beach. Plant City. Gillette.” Although Allen’s case appears to be headed for a positive resolution. Ruth Brewer. WA. Colbert. Brian Calihan. by ensuring that each state recognizes the concealed carry licenses or permits issued by the others. Bruce Ross. Boise. Kent Esgar. AZ. First. Howard Wulforest. Evergreen. James Matthews. Jon Madsen. particularly given the disparate treatment McClain’s office had recently provided to professional football player Ray Rice.

MI (from Keith & Carol Taylor. Kennesaw. “Take him. (from Chickasaw Shooting Sports Ass’n). 2014 – September 25. take a six-day trail. it would need to be consented to by two-thirds of the Senate. Ruger & Company. is decidedly not an international norm. George Bragg. AZ. Further. 2014) David L Weist. MO. Jr. Saint Louis. CT. Opening morning. Everett Vannier. WA (from Richard & Bonnie Coppock). (from White Oak Shooting Club. TX. especially in the import and export realms. Modesto. VA. However. blended hits have made him a fan and critic favorite over the years. Cape Radiology Group. Silver City. Mayville. NJ (from Marion Princiotta). As of press time. FL.). Mansfield. Inc. For more information visit www. Alexandria. freedom. NM (from Laura Weist). New Canaan. NRA has succeeded in ensuring significant Senate opposition to the treaty. Barack Obama or a future anti-gun president could use ATT and international norms compliance to rationalize enacting gun control policies through executive actions. PA. VS: Please share your favorite hunting trip memory. Narberth. is to establish “international norms” in an array of policy areas. Sarasota. Inc). Wingmaster. we didn’t see anything. turn off the phone and soak up the mountain air. His ninth studio album. Denver. TX. Penn Rooker. Las Vegas. Jonathan Goldstein. It is no less real. Mial Shauberger. West Lake Hills. The threat posed by the ATT. FL. heartfelt.” debuted at Number One on the iTunes Country chart and went on to become the bestselling independent country album in digital sales of 2013. Pittsburgh. Tucson. The ATT is the UN’s avenue for furthering these norms in the realm of arms control. WA (from Gloria Sharp). Cape Girardeau. Mahaffey. as the ATT “enters into force” 90 days after 50 countries have ratified it. Michael Saporito. especially as countries begin to implement the treaty and give substance to its hazy language. (from Janice Naylor). love of country. Osage. IL (from Bert & Donna Sweat). This means that the treaty is binding on the initial group of countries to ratify it starting on December 24. Lawrenceburg. this does not mean that the ATT does not pose a threat to American gun owners. Milan Turk. Sturm. Woody Dixon. Princeton Junction. CA (from Modesto Rifle Club. the explicit protection of that right. and the responsibilities of protecting the great American way of life. Montezuma IA. PA (from Janice Pinkney). MO (from Vicky Moore and Dale Moore). In order for the U. M. raising the number of states that have done so to more than 50. Richard Thevenet. Can I have an elk tag in this scenario.nracountry. MO. Conroe. Photo by Paul De La Cerda Granger Smith is United Nations Arms Trade Treaty to Enter Into Force December 24 A merican gun owners are set to receive a proverbial lump of coal this Christmas. I love my Remington 870 12-ga. Mark Pretzat. Landefeld). James Shaw. Kenneth Princiotta. GA. Thus far. Lee McGill.. By sundown. Winter Springs. It was a perfect heart shot and a perfect memory that I carry with me still today. NRA Country’s Vanessa Shahidi recently talked with Smith about his love of all things outdoors.. and Remington Arms/Freedom Group.C ountry artist Granger Smith continues to reinvent the face of traditional country music. 121 countries have signed the treaty. to ratify the treaty. A goal of the United Nations. Richard Davis. Temperance. IA (from Elaine Mahaffey). Bill Randall (O-Dark-30). Kenneth Naylor. Telford (Ted) Proffer. PA (from E. Okanogan. NRA Country is a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere. the UN refers to the treaty’s requirements as “basic norms. Merlyn Duncan. In fact.” The buck ran about 10 yards and dropped. could face foreign pressures to conform. Albert Amado.R. Mountain View. It’s powered by pride. Carlos Garcia. William Northrop.S.” The right to keep and bear arms is a right shared by all peoples. DECEMBER 2014 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN 67 . and international governance more broadly. Michael Zech. The treaty will not be binding on the United States after it enters into force … or at least not officially. It’s been part of the family since before I was born. Madison. Countries who fail to meet the international norms outlined in the treaty. George Elgin. R. and binding on later adopters 90 days after they submit ratification. IA (from Kim Schlatz). CT. however. IN. Richard Swenson. much like the concept of international law itself. The threshold is significant. FL (from Seminole County Gun and Archery Ass’n). Google. MD. Tilden.K. in a document outlining the treaty’s signature and ratification procedures. Inc. MI (from Albert Hess). William Schwartz. may seem more nebulous than threats posed by domestic legislation or administrative regulation. too? VS: What is your favorite personal firearm? GS: For sentimental reasons. (from Dundee Sportsman’s Club). FL. James & Esther Suszka and Thea & Stanley Kirkwood).. NV. Loren Rice. with 54 of those having ratified it. a handful of countries declared their ratification of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Mark Loyd. Owings. Thomas Golba.com. CA. Davidson’s. and will require constant vigilance on the part of gun owners. NC. Council Bluffs. a nice 10-point appeared in the brush. NY (from Janice & Steve Bittinger and Gary’s Carstar). Jim Groseclose. expressed in the United States by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. IN MEMORY NRA-ILA CONTRIBUTIONS (August 26. and NRA_Country on Instagram and Pinterest. Miami. His consistency in providing powerful. Dad whispered the two words that can be the most exciting and most terrifying words a young hunter can hear. Toulon. CO. Fort Myers. Vassar. CO. follow on twitter @NRACountry. MA (from Laura & Robert Jed). Ellensburg. VS: How would you spend a week off in Mother Nature? GS: This time of year I would head to the Rockies. Unfortunately. Jr. “Dirt Road Driveway. AZ. TX. Whitewater. Donald Briggs. Plymouth. respect for the military. Walter Davis. Don Moore.. regardless of whether they ratify it. Douglas Pinkney. On September 25. Lenox. James MacDonald. Smithville. I was about 13 years old hunting with my dad in northwest Texas. Prescott. Brownells. Southport. MA. GS: The one that comes to mind is my first buck. Pack in. Inc. Inc.

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Outwardly. The traditional Hand Ejector series had a center pin that ran through the ejector rod. 1300. I was one happy camper. On the medium K-frame. First. let’s look at how the designers were able to build enough strength into the gun. Until now. The forward-most locking point is now right at the yoke. and  DO NOT USE “MINISHELLS”. IL 62024-1273 70 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. These are six-shot revolvers built on frames big enough to take the magnum recoil. their best bet was the larger N-frame in . But all the original K-frame . East Alton.com/customerservice/ownersmanuals © 2014 Winchester Ammunition.COMBAT MAGNUMS continued from p. rustresistant. including those known as “minishells”. SEARS Semi-Automatic Shotgun Models 300 and Ted Williams 300 Olin Corporation.44 Mag. PLEASE –  FULLY OPEN THE ACTION BEFORE MOVING THE SAFETY TO THE “ON” POSITION. and the ball indexes into a V-shape notch in the side of the barrel continued on p. Under certain conditions it may be possible to move the safety to the “ON” position while the shotgun’s action is partially open. It had a flat PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE – WARNING WINCHESTER® Slide-Action Shotgun Models 1200. accurate service revolver that I carried for years as a patrolman. I was eager to see what S&W was going to do with its much-heralded upgrade of the original. can be manually placed in the firearm’s chamber while the action is partially open. No other firearms are subject to this warning.  ONLY USE SHOTGUN SHELLS OF 2-3/4 INCH OR 3 INCH LENGTH. Not surprisingly. Accidental firing may result in property damage. There is a sturdy ball bearing in the yoke.winchesterguns. through its Winchester Division. locking the column of parts at the rear end of the cylinder. This is not an ammunition or firearm recall. It has come to our attention that short length shotgun shells. Operating the safety in this manner is improper and contrary to the instruction manual. This is what this story is all about— Smith & Wesson’s all-new Model 69. and into a lug under the barrel at the front. 120. 600 Powder Mill Road. except for the shape of the receiver to accommodate the key lock. WINCHESTER Semi-Automatic Shotgun Models 1400. and 2200. How about a five-shot . It works. But sportsmen want more power for defense afield and even for some types of mediumgame hunting. closing the action and moving the safety to the “OFF” position may accidentally fire the shotgun without a trigger pull. but rather heavy for most shooters to carry. First.44 Mag. With the hammer controlled by the safety and with a shotgun shell in the chamber.38s and . particularly at the instant of firing. 140. It is a great new wheelgun that needs to be examined in detail.44 Mag. and 2400. there is not much change. SEARS® Slide-Action Shotgun Models 200 and Ted Williams® 200. powered by a strong spring. take everything I said about the Model 69 and apply it to the Model 66. on the smaller and lighter L-frame? Would that be feasible or practical? Well. 45 medium-size revolver. serious personal injury or death. It was a durable. The weak part of the system is the yoke that supports the cylinder. For Winchester firearm owner’s manuals please go to www. yes and yes. S&W engineers dispensed with the center pin running through the ejector rod in favor of a solid rod.357s had a design flaw in the shape of the barrel shank. is warning users of the above shotguns to follow owner’s manual instructions to fully open the action before moving the safety to the “ON” position and to only use shotgun shells of 2-3/4 inch or 3 inch length. but is not really strong enough for the five-shot . the cylinder is a six-shot— no change there. 72 W A CLASSIC UPDATED: S&W’s MODEL 66 REDUX hen I received that first Model 66 back in the ’70s.41 or . IN THE WINCHESTER AND SEARS SHOTGUNS NAMED ABOVE. But there are several interior changes that are important. placing the hammer under control of the safety and not the trigger.ORG . 1500.

FIELD EDITOR SMITH & WESSON MODEL 66 MANUFACTURER: SMITH & WESSON (DEPT.COM. I fired the American Rifleman protocol of five consecutive.85 FEDERAL 140-GR. 4-OZ. The size difference is almost unnoticeable. that was usually where it failed. TO ORDER CALL: 631.28 REMINGTON 180-GR. CARTRIDGE VEL. SD (STANDARD DEVIATION). but the gun is a little larger. 310 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN DECEMBER 2014 71 . ACCESSORIES: LOCKABLE HARD CASE.-LBS. ABBREVIATIONS: JHP (JACKETED HOLLOW POINT). S&W re-designed the K-frame to get a slightly larger revolver with more metal at critical points.COM CALIBER: . necessary to allow the yoke to swing into place. RED RAMP FRONT 10-LB. with two groups less than an inch.72 AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD 1. TEMPERATURE: 75° F. 2100 ROOSEVELT AVE.94 1.880. It has no effect on performance.61 NOTES: ACCURACY RESULTS BASED ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE. —WILEY CLAPP.81 1. That’s 15 groups (75 rounds).69" WIDTH: 1. SMITH-WESSON. When I put the new 66 on paper.P. HI-SHOK JHP 1177 AVG.81 1. If the gun didn’t like the high-pressure ammunition you were feeding it.) ENERGY (FT.65 2.44 1. OTHER FINE ONLINE RETAILERS OR YOUR LOCAL GUN SHOP. FROM THE MUZZLE..SHOOTING RESULTS (25 YDS. five-shot groups with each of three different loads. GOLD DOT JHP 1301 AVG. 17 SD 431 0.3396 EXT. CABLE LOCK. particularly in height.38 SPL.6 OZS.. that is what pushed the L-frames into production. MA 01104. (800) 331-0852.) GROUP SIZE IN INCHES SMALLEST LARGEST AVERAGE SPEER 125-GR.) ACTION TYPE: DOUBLE-ACTION/SINGLEACTION.357 MAG. 9-OZ. JHP 1069 AVG. SPRINGFIELD.S. GUN IN spot at the 6 o’clock point. new or old. (.) .357 MAG.67 1. 17 SD 457 0. @ 12' (F. Those groups averaged 1. Indeed. 20 SD 470 1. SINGLE-ACTION RESTRICTIONS DEMAND INNOVATION INTRODUCING THE PENTAGON MAGAZINE COUPLER WITH 5 ULTIMAGS CARRY 50 ROUNDS IN 50 STATES FAB-DEFENSE.61". That is excellent accuracy for a revolver of any era.COM AVAILABLE AT THEMAKOGROUP. In the interests of putting an end to this K-frame problem.25" WEIGHT: 36. CENTER-FIRE REVOLVER FRAME: STAINLESS STEEL BARREL: 4¼" RIFLING: 1:18¾" RH TWIST CYLINDER CAPACITY: SIX ROUNDS SIGHTS: ADJUSTABLE REAR WITH WHITE OUTLINE. MANUAL SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $849 TRIGGER: DOUBLE-ACTION PULL. I was pleasantly surprised. PULL OVERALL LENGTH: 9. FIVE-SHOT GROUPS FIRED WITH THE RANSOM REST. AR).42" HEIGHT: 5. VELOCITIES MEASURED WITH AN OEHLER MODEL 35P CHRONOGRAPH WITH SCREENS APPROXIMATELY 12 FT.. 3-LB.

44 Mag. Therefore. and the new system holds up well. Dirty Harry must have retired from SFPD by now. I used to shoot long-barreled . It is a very nice gun that shoots as well as it looks.44s kick. Stocks are finger-grooved rubber that the purists will not like. this is the heart of the system and the means of answering the feasibility question—the answer to which is yes. but it also kicks more when you fire it. less than the former. with 4¼" barrel weighs 37. If you want to enhance the enjoyment of shooting your Model 69. I did not shoot in double-action mode more than a few shots. a Model 69 is less than a half-pound lighter than a Model 629. It would easily be a better choice for the outdoor types who need powerful handguns as they go about their work in the wild. I am assured S&W did all its stress testing.76"— excellent. but it was crisp. the lesser weight is easier to pack. At the range. It is obvious that S&W gave the 69 a classic appearance. the overall average was 1. The question is whether the added recoil is bad enough to be a pre-occupying factor. but bearable. It promises to be one of those guns that begets a string of variations in the months and years to come. while an even easier carrying L-frame five-shot . and you may recall Americans have carried those pistols all over the globe. but it would be just the gun for him. While there are a few other upgrades. . I tried three different loads with results as tabulated nearby. . The shroud portion of the two-piece barrel is shaped like the heavy. So was the single-action trigger. A carry-size N-frame six-shot .9 ozs. The latter figure is 6.1 ozs. Although time must pass and many more rounds must be in the butts before we know for sure. but the trigger action was very heavy. I can only put this in perspective subjectively—it is severe. too. it appears that the Model 69 is another milestone. The sample revolver worked through five. They are the best things I have ever used when it comes to managing heavy recoil in a double-action revolver.44s all afternoon. with 4" barrel weighs 44. That change simplifies and strengthens the cylinder mechanism. How about practical? Well.44 Mag. Certainly. 70 underlug. I would strongly advise a set of Trooper stocks from Herrett’s. five-shot groups with all three. It has that attractive dull sheen of stainless steel and traditional red ramp and white outline sighting system. and we all know it. But I am pleased to see the topstrap of the revolver finished like the earlier guns.COMBAT MAGNUMS continued from p.2 ozs. When all the brass was in the old bleach jug and groups measured. That makes it roughly the same as a Colt M1911. short-underlugged barrels of the mid-1950s. with the lateral serrations running the complete distance between the sights. but I wouldn’t want to do that with a 69. The company also departed from the traditional one-piece barrel in favor of the two-piece system developed for several smaller revolvers.

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The OMG Hessen abbreviated
the name Hessen to “RE”, to be followed by either “M” for Municipal
or “R” for Rural Police (“H-M” or
“H-R”) to be stamped on the backstraps of its revolvers. By June, 1949,
the Hessen Polizei had received
2,458 M1 carbines and 4,590
handguns from the U.S. Military
Government (OMGUS), Hessen.
The OMG WürttembergBaden abbreviated the name
Württemberg-Baden to “WB”,
followed by “S” for Stadt Polizei
(Municipal Police) or “LP” for
Landespolizei (Rural Police), also
to be stamped on the backstraps.
Revolvers marked “WB-LP” were
also given a four-digit inventory
number, reading for example
“WB-LP-0123,” while the municipal police marking “WB-S” was
followed by an abbreviation of
the name of the city in which the
particular revolver was issued,
reading for example
“WB-S-STG” (Stuttgart),
with an inventory number.
By June, 1949, the German police
in Württemberg-Baden had received
3,743 M1 carbines and 4,226
handguns from the U.S. Military
Government, Württemberg-Baden.
The Stuttgart police modified
about five .38 Spl. Victory Models
in their arms repair shop for use in
target shooting. The modifications
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season in the Montana mountains
where I live, say 7,000 ft. above
sea level and at 35º F., and the
load shoots even flatter. Of course,
that assumes our hunter can hold
correctly for the wind, but with a
10-m.p.h. full-value breeze, drift is
only 8" at 400 yds.
Interestingly, Nosler designed
its new cartridge to fit in a so-called
.30-’06 Sprg.-length action, with a
maximum cartridge overall length
of 3.34". This is also the length of
the former fastest 6.5 in America,
the .264 Win. Mag., introduced in
1959 to compete with the Weatherby
cartridges. Back then a .30-’06
Sprg.-length magnum was a smart
idea, because a seemingly endless supply of 98 Mauser and 1903
Springfield actions could be had
for a few bucks. It probably still isn’t
a bad move today, partly because
the “long” version of Nosler’s own
action has a .30-’06 Sprg.-length
magazine, and if somebody decides
to build a custom .26 Nosler on a
longer action there will be plenty of
room to seat high-BC bullets out a
little more—another trend in longrange rifles.
Of course, as soon as the .26
Nosler was announced, shooters
started speculating about every
possible detail, especially on the
Internet, the mother-ship of people
who don’t know much and aren’t
afraid to go public. One guy said
it was obvious that the .26 Nosler
would fry barrels in short order,
because “everybody” knows
that’s true of the .264 Win. Mag.
Another said the cartridge would
be useless for woods hunting,
because a shorter barrel would
reduce the velocity to .270 Win.
levels. Another said he didn’t see
any need for yet another factory
cartridge, because the wildcat
.300 magnum he uses produces
much more powerful long-range
ballistics. Some, of course, questioned both Nosler’s listed muzzle
The .26 Nosler (l.) is designed to fit
in an action and magazine suitable
length-wise for the .30-'06 Sprg. (center), just like the .264 Win. Mag. (r.).

The Patriot is Nosler’s lowest-priced rifle. 80 . and Nosler lists it at .2 percent of their ballistic coefficient for each . and has come to the conclusion that the 129-gr. and Litz’s tests indicate Nosler’s BC is basically spot-on. indicates that high-BC bullets lose about 3. (These days the G7 BC is considered more accurate for long-range bullets. detailed in his new book Modern Advancements In Long Range Shooting.5". ABLR’s ballistic coefficient. but still features the same Oregon-made actions and the Pac-Nor barrels used on all Model 48s. Litz’s latest research. ABLR’s ballistic coefficient is exactly as Nosler claims—but only when shot from a barrel with a 1:8" rifling twist. Bryan Litz continually researches long-range ballistics by actually firing bullets in actual rifles. A barrel with a 1:8" twist gives the 129-gr.1 reduction in gyroscopic stability factor (Sg) below 1. This particular Pac-Nor is what Have a Dillon Christmas! continued on p.velocities and the 129-gr.62 at standard sea-level atmospheric conditions.26 Nosler. ABLR an Sg of 1.) In mid-summer of 2014 I extensively tested a Nosler Model 48 Patriot rifle chambered in .285. Let’s look first at the ballistic coefficient.

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for some reason Colt had a difficult time coming to terms with doubleaction. Still. the internals were not perfect.38 SPL.38 Police Positives took off like rockets and rapidly became law enforcement favorites as well as civilian staples. which was numbered in its own sequence. Early Police Positives had checkered hard rubber stocks with fleur-de-lis designs and the Colt name in an oval. The New Police model. was made in 1923.38 S&W appeared. as Colt reminded its potential buyers. To say the gun became a phenomenon is something of an understatement.” Model 1878. as it was ultimately produced in several series in the hundreds of thousands. paymasters. 84 D ECEMBER 2014 AMERICANRIFLEMAN. But when the company got it right. Motoring and camping protection. According to Colt literature of the 1930s. The panels were changed to checkered walnut in 1924.32 Police Positive serial numbers picked up where those of the New Police left off. it was felt that the Police Positive could be made even more effective. It spawned the famed Detective Special. an internal safety device that prevented the hammer from moving completely forward until the trigger was drawn fully to the rear. other cartrtridges. Fortunately for Colt.ORG/DFRAME GUN: POLICE POSITIVE SPECIAL MANUFACTURER: COLT CONDITION: NRA EXCELLENT (MODERN GUN STANDARDS) CALIBER: . . a situation that was remedied in 1905-1907 with the introduction the Police Positive.32 Police Positives were manufactured between 1907 and 1943. a Police Positive chambered in .38 Spl.38 Short and Long Colt. Though following the general outline of the 1889 Navy. It is also the choice for Home. as were different finishes. The new gun’s works incorporated the Colt Positive Lock.” For once the advertising wordsmiths weren’t exaggerating. As good as it was. was a superb revolver.32 DA was quickly adopted by the New York Police. The formative . ultimately some 199. it really got it right. The example above. Of course. “Adopted as standard by many large and hundreds of smaller city Police Departments due to its accuracy and hardhitting qualities. more powerful Smith & Wesson Special and .38-44 could also be accommodated in the more capacious chambers. Barrel lengths ranging from 1¼" to 6" were available. Such formative self-cockers as the Model 1877 “Lightning. barrel lengths and even a “heavy frame” target model. They were (and are) also widely seen in motion pictures— especially in Depression-era gangster movies and film noir. Being in NRA Excellent (Modern Gun Standards) condition—exhibiting only light wear at the muzzle and on a few high points—it’s worth between $400 and $450. Popular among Express messengers. cartridges. MANUFACTURED: 1923 VALUE: $400-$450 Colt Police Positive Special D espite its renown for producing some of the first and best single-action revolvers. while successful with regard to sales. which is chambered in . AMERICANRIFLEMAN. As well.ORG Modernized externally.. such as the . Store. the Police Positive Special was. the initial . and Special officers. it had considerably improved internals.32-20 Win.32 and .TECHNICAL I HAVE THIS OLD GUN .38 Colt Police Positive and . so in 1908 the revolver was altered by extending the frame and cylinder slightly to handle the longer.38 S&W and . —GARRY JAMES Photos by Jill Marlow . with blue being considered standard. Model 1889 Navy (and follow-on New Army and Navys).000 . this . Watchmen. all had significant mechanical flaws that ultimately limited their effectiveness. and its frame size was chosen for the Colt Cobra in 1950. This meant the gun would not discharge if dropped or otherwise mishandled. which was introduced in 1896. Offered in a number of chamberings.. giving the gun an official seal of approval. and has a 4" barrel.

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