The AR15 is a wonderful civilian rifle that is adored by millions of Americans who use it for the peaceful purposes of hunting, recreational shooting, competition and personal defense.
I can honestly say, without hesitation, that my Mossberg 500 is both the least expensive shotgun I’ve ever purchased and the most reliable shotgun I’ve ever owned. Now that is a pretty good combination if you ask me.
We are very accustomed to polymer firearms in today’s world, but in the 1950’s the idea that a gun could be made almost entirely of plastic was new, to put it mildly. Since a Polymer gun had never been made prior to that time, the folks at Remington knew they had to get it right the first time.
My dad, a Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy at the time, had given me a little Ithaca Model 49 .22 rifle for my 8th birthday. He had purchased it used from a local shop and presented it to me one day while we were out shooting. I’m not sure there are words in the dictionary to describe the excited look on my face when my dad handed me that rifle and said, “Happy birthday son.”
Let’s give credit where credit is due. The Ruger Mini 14, for all the accuracy issues it had at the beginning, is a rugged, ridiculously reliable, handy little rifle. It’s quick to the shoulder, easy and fun to shoot, has very little recoil and is chambered for a fairly powerful and versatile cartridge.
The Model 66, along with it’s blue steel brother the Model 19, rode in the holsters of many a police officer for decades. In my dad’s day, the Combat Magnum was considered a dream gun by most police and security officers.
I packed up my AR-15 and my Saiga AK in 7.62×39 and headed off to the P2K Range to test their accuracy on the 100 yard indoor range. You can check out the results in the video below.
At one time the main concern was fending off mountain lions and dealing with venomous snakes. However, more recently students have expressed concerns about drug cartels and smugglers. You might say that the wild beasts have been supplanted by even wilder and sometimes more dangerous two legged pests…
Far from being dead or obsolete, revolvers are among the most popular handguns made, and for good reason. Revolvers are simple to operate, easy to shoot, ridiculously reliable, extremely accurate and chambered for powerful handgun cartridges.