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Throwback Thursday: 10 Handguns To Own Before You Die



NRA Handgun Bucket List




” Our first “Throwback Thursday” for 2015 is only a few years old, but in the spirit of creating a “bucket list” of things to do or see before you “kick the bucket,” we have brought back Jerry Lee’s compilation of handguns he believes all firearm enthusiasts should have at some time in his or her life.”



    Clicking the link in the title of on the picture will take you to the original article where the reader can click on each individual gun for more detailed information about the chosen piece such as our favorite pistol , the Browning Hi-Power …







” Browning Hi Power

Posted by Jerry Lee

  No list of important handguns is complete without the Hi Power. Today’s gun catalogs are full of “high-capacity nines” but this was the original. With its double-stack magazine holding 13 rounds plus one in the chamber, you can see where the name “Hi Power” originated. Considered to be John Browning’s last handgun design (with final touches by Dieudonne Saive of FN), the Hi Power is considered by some to be an improved 1911. It has been used by the militaries of more than 50 countries since 1935, and still serves many to this day. The grip fits some hands better than just about any handgun and as the design approaches its 80th anniversary, it is a fine example of a full-size 9 mm. “



Read about them all here and join the lively discussion












10 Best Bolt-Action Rifles Of All Time



10 Best Bolt-Actions




” Hundreds of different bolt-action rifles originated in Europe and the United States, and today hunters have a wide selection of turnbolt rifles to meet every hunting situation and budget. The modern bolt-action rifle is lighter and more accurate than at any time in history. Over the past several years there have been numerous upgrades to bolt-action design in the form of synthetic stocks, improved finishes and better machining, but today’s rifles remain very much true to original designs.

  A few bolt-action designs stand out as the best in history. Some have a reputation for rock-solid dependability, some have become hunting field favorites, and others have revolutionized bolt gun design. Certain guns, such as the Winchester Model 70, have been the basis for a number of other, later designs that have also been successful. Others, such as the Remington Model 700, have become so widely accepted by shooters and hunters that you’ll find one in virtually every hunting camp in the country. However, all of these guns, have earned a place in history as the best bolt guns ever created.

  Here’s a look at the 10 best bolt guns of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorite and enter the debate! “


See the editor’s other choices and vote for yours here 














Ruger AR-556 Modern Sporting Rifle: Ruger AR-15 On A Budget








” The company has now decided that the time is right to enter the entry level market with a basic M4/sporting carbine, the Ruger AR-556. With a MSRP of just $749 it undercuts even the cheapest Ruger Mini-14 by a significant margin, and is similar in both price and specifications to entry level AR15s from Ruger’s competitors.

  The Ruger AR-556 features the usual combination of A3 flat top-style upper receiver, nylon handguard, M4 stock and 16″ barrel. Ruger also adds their own ergonomic pistol grip, enlarged trigger guard, Ruger Rapid Deploy Rear Sight and their patent-pending easy-servicing barrel nut system. The full specification are below … “



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Record U.S. Gun Production As Obama ‘Demonized’ On Issue





” U.S. gun makers led by Sturm Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SWHC) churned out a record number of firearms in 2012, government data show, continuing a trend of robust production during Democratic presidencies.

  More than 8.57 million guns were produced in 2012, up 31 percent from 6.54 million in 2011, according to data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which has been tracking the statistics since 1986.

  Almost as many guns — 26.1 million — were produced during Democrat Barack Obama’s first term as president as during the entire eight-year presidency of his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush , the ATF data show.”


Read more at Bloomberg







Smith & Wesson To Stop Selling Guns In California Due To Microstamping Law





” Smith & Wesson announced it will stop selling its handguns in California rather than manufacture them to comply with the new micro-stamping law. The other publicly traded firearms manufacturer in the U.S., Sturm, Ruger, also said this month that it will stop new sales to California.

  The announcement late Wednesday came a week after the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for firearms manufacturers, filed suit against California for requiring that all new semi-automatic pistols that are not already on the state’s approved gun roster have the micro-stamping technology. 

  Smith & Wesson President and CEO James Debney said, “As our products fall off the roster due to California’s interpretation of the Unsafe Handgun Act, we will continue to work with the NRA and the NSSF to oppose this poorly conceived law which mandates the unproven and unreliable concept of micro-stamping and makes it impossible for Californians to have access to the best products with the latest innovations.” “

Chicago Mayor’s Plan Backfires, Mutual Funds Invest In Gun Companies Anyway



” A few weeks ago Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wrote letters to several mutual funds asking them to pressure gun companies into embracing newly proposed gun laws, and as it turns out the political pressure hasn’t persuaded the investors to alter their portfolios.

A handful of the mutual funds contacted by Emanuel — Allianz, BlackRock, Vanguard, and Capital World Investments — submitted those forms and reported last week that they would retain ownership of Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger and Company.

According to the documents filed:

Allianz reportedly owns 7.1 percent of Ruger Capital

World Investments owns 6.5 percent of Ruger

Vanguard reportedly owns 7.14 percent of Ruger, and 7.46 percent of Smith & Wesson

BlackRock reportedly owns 7.5 percent of Ruger, and 5.31 percent of Smith & Wesson”




Waiting on the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show Statement


  We apologize to our readers as we let this important happening go unreported these past few days but will endeavor to make up the lost ground herein . For those unfamiliar , the annual Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show has been one of if not the biggest hunting and fishing expos on the east cost for ages . However, do to the promoter’s ( Reed Exhibitions ) decision to ban the display of semi-automatic firearms there has been a growing ( near complete ) list of big name long time sponsors dropping their association with the show . 

   That groundswell has grown to include not only firearms businesses but fishing and boating companies as well . It is wonderful to see the sporting community standing together for individual rights . Let’s hope that this is just the beginning as we are in for the fight of our lives . We’ve reached the endgame and one faction will emerge in the coming years … either statism or liberty will triumph . After fifty years it should be apparent to all that we cannot co-exist . 

    Anyway , forgive our long-windedness and enjoy the total collapse of an annual fixture whose bosses thought it smart to ignore their customer base and seek the accolades of the media-driven PC collective . 

” Last night, Pennsylvania’s Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Gray – billed as the ESOS’s guest of honor – canceled her appearances at the show. She posted on Facebook:

As an avid outdoors woman who grew in this sport in part due to my experience at ESOS, it’s a decision that doesn’t come easy but I have decided that I will NOT participate. My decision is due to what I feel would be an inability as an Olympic athlete to represent my sport, industry and USA Shooting teammates in the best possible manner given the political climate that will be present as a result of the decisions that have been made.

Perhaps the biggest news that doesn’t seem to be confirmed anywhere through a statement, but the official ESOS website now only lists one sponsor willing to be associated with them – Progressive Insurance. ( no surprise there I’m afraid ) Cabela’s and Outdoor Channel have officially dropped out, but the disappearance of the Comcast logo indicates that maybe they don’t even want to be associated with the fiasco that this has become.

When it comes to the diversity of sportsmen standing with us, it has so far mostly been from hunters and archers. However, today Towne Marine announced that they are pulling their massive 30 boat display out of the ESOS in protest of their decision to ban modern semi-automatic firearms. Based on the map on the website, it appears they were the second largest display in the fishing hall. “




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… Gun Sales Up Overall, Election’s Next Week



 ” Ruger released its third quarter earnings report last night and surprise, surprise, overall sales are up for the country’s number one-ranked gun company.

Ruger’s positive earnings report continues to support the argument that gun sales are up as indicated by the release of the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) data earlier this month, which showed a 14.7 percent increase from the previous month. The NICS data simply provides the number of background checks performed, so it is merely a way to estimate sales.

For the first nine months ending Sept. 29, Ruger’s net sales were $350.1 million, which is a $114.5 million increase from 2011. 

Part of Ruger’s success is due to its new products for 2012. These products — the Ruger American RifleSR22 pistol,10/22 Takedown rifle22/45 Lite pistol and Single-Nine revolver — made up 38 percent of sales so far in 2012. That equates to around $130.3 million.

At the beginning of September Smith & Wesson reported a solid fiscal first quarter, which began in July, with a $44.3 million increase in sales from 2011.”


Ruger’s Game-Changing Line of LCR Pocket Revolvers

 ” There was a time when most who carried a pocket gun chose a revolver over a semi-auto. Today, the semi-auto has gained in popularity, due to their light weight, improved reliability, small size, and lower cost. Still, the revolver is an excellent choice for concealed carry, whether in the pocket or in a holster. A lightweight, compact revolver such as the LCR carries very well. The hammer is concealed, offering a snag-proof draw, and the enclosed action also keeps debris from entering the innards of the weapon. A revolver also has the unique advantage of being capable of being fired from within a jacket pocket, if necessary. Doing so with a semi-auto will result in a malfunction, but the LCR and other enclosed-hammer revolvers can do so without a problem. Another great advantage of a revolver is that the manual of arms is much simpler and easy to understand, even for a beginner. Many gun trainers and professionals forget that most folks who carry a firearm for protection are not really “gun people”. They do not eat, sleep, and breathe guns as some of us do. To these folks, the gun is merely a tool. They want one around to protect themselves and their families, they want it to work when needed, but they do not obsess with its design nor its function. They simply want the weapon to fire when needed, without a lot of complication. For those who desire these attributes in a firearm, the revolver is as simple as it gets, from a user’s perspective. The revolver is easy to load, easy to unload, and easy to determine whether or not it is loaded, after only minimal instruction. “

Some Surprising Members 

  ” Most of the top 25 U.S. firearm manufacturers, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation‘s “Industry Intelligence Reports” for 2012, are what you expect. Ruger and Smith & Wesson, the only two publicly traded firearm companies, produced the most firearms in 2010 and then the likes of Remington, Savage, Beretta, SIG, etc follow closely behind. “

  ” There are five companies, however, that seem to stand out among the rest. Five that, for lack of a better word, seem obscure. And as to why they produce such a high volume of guns is anyone’s guess. One can deduce that they’re part of a larger company, cornered a niche market or just simply sell a product at a lower price than its competition. But we don’t know any of that for sure because private companies don’t have to report information like that. But with the information that is public and available like trends, sales catalogs and the data compiled by the ATF, FBI and NSSF, we can make some educated guesses. “


   It’s obvious that the people are paying attention and they realize that there is trouble coming our way and the “authorities” cannot be counted upon to make things right .


 “The gun business is booming. The question is, why?


Smith & Wesson stock was zooming Friday, thanks to a stellar earnings report. The firearms maker also boosted its outlook for the rest of the year. Because of the strong business, its backlog of orders more than doubled from the same quarter last year, the company is concentrating on boosting production and building inventory.


 “We are underserving the market at this moment, we all know that, and that’s a great opportunity going forward for us,” CEO James Debney said in a conference call with analysts.”


  You can say this , Obama and his cartel have been a boon to the firearms industry .

   This article is a couple months old but I’m willing to bet that it’s news to most.

” Irony: Fear of anti-gun Obama causes Ruger to sell out of guns and suspend new orders .

   Nothing makes a guy want to cling to his guns and God like having a communist living in the
White House. ”


” Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) , announced today that for the first quarter 2012, the Company has received orders for more than one million units. Therefore, the Company has
temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders. “