Let’s face it, ammo is getting expensive. The good old days are behind us, rising fuel prices, the cost of metals and inflation are driving up the price of ammo. In the last few years I’ve done almost all my ammo shopping online, especially for bulk .223 ammo. The best prices for ammo these days are online, and in bulk. If you can afford to buy 100, 500 to 1000 rounds of your ammo of choice you’ll save quite a bit.
Winchester is going to start producing their lever action 1892 Large Look Carbine again, they’ll start at $1,259.99 and will be available in 357 mag, .44 mag, 44-40 Winchester and 45 Colt.
From Winchester’s press release:
the introduction of the 1892 Large Loop Carbine back in to their rifle line for 2012. The new rifle looks just like the original 1892 with a 20-inch button-rifled barrel and overall length of 37 ½ inches. It features a Grade 1 walnut stock with a rich, satin finish. The steel contoured carbine strap buttplate is quick to shoulder and protects the buttstock from damage.
The new 1892 also features a Marble Arms front sight with brass bead and an adjustable rear sight. The full length magazine holds 10 cartridges and the rifle is available in 4 calibers: 357 Mag., 44 Rem Mag., 44-40 Winchester and 45 Colt. Each rifle comes with an eye-catching saddle ring.
However, the most distinguished feature of the rifle is the Large Loop Lever with radiused edges. The lever makes it easy to cycle the rife, even with gloves on. The 1892 will be produced in limited quantities so interested buyers need to contact their Winchester Repeating Arms dealer soon.
Season two of The Walking Dead ended with a lot of action leaving fans wanting even more, but we’re gonna have to wait until fall until we can get our Walking Dead fix, unless you start reading the graphic novel (which is great BTW). Well it looks like there’s a Walking Dead video game in the works which is based off the graphic novel, check out the game play preview below. Some may not like the graphic novel look of the video game, but as a fan of The Walking Dead comics, I think it looks pretty sweet. I’m just hoping they don’t ruin this game.
The folks at Airtronic have done a few upgrades to the popular RPG-7. Made here in the USA the Airtronic RPG-7 fires the same 40mm rocket propelled grenade, its tube is made from 4150 ordnance grade steel and includes flip-up BUIS and a Picatinny Rail for optics and attachments. Airtronic designed their version of the RPG-7 to be familiar with operators of the M-16/M-4 rifles by using the standard stock and handgrip from the M-4 rifle. Sadly these can’t be bought by civilians, it would look sweet over the fireplace.
The debate over the better platform, the AR-15 or the AK-47, has been going on for ages. It’s an argument that may never be laid to rest. The MK1 series, developed by Primary Weapons Systems, is the best of both words. It has the ergonomics and accuracy of the M4/M16-type carbines and rifles and the reliability of the AK47. This explains why the MK1 series has gained wide popularity with security personnel, law enforcement and civilians alike.
Times are definitely not tough at Sturm, Ruger & Company. They recently announced that during the first quarter of 2012 they received orders for more than one million firearms. Because of this first world problem, they’ve decided to temporarily suspend new firearms orders. Ruger’s stock (RGR) has benefited greatly because of the news, it’s risen by 115% since last year and is at its 52-week high. It’s good to see an American company making their products right here in the USA do so well, I just hope that doesn’t mean their prices will rise because of the news, I’ve had my eye on a new Ruger SR22 pistol.
From Ruger’s press release:
– Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer made the following comments:
– The Company’s Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms.
– Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms.
– Despite the Company’s continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.
– The Company expects to resume the normal acceptance of orders by the end of May 2012.
I’m a big fan of the Mossberg 590A1 and the 500 line in general. My first shotgun was a Mossberg 590 (not the A1 unfortunately), and it’s been my home defense gun of choice ever since. Tnoutdoors9 put together this awesome montage of the Mossberg 590A1 in action, check it out!
It seems like there have been a lot of guns experiencing catastrophic failures (a.ka.a kabooms) recently, or maybe people are just posting about it online lately. A member over at M4Carbine.net recently posted about a Daniel Defense range rifle’s barrel splitting. Apparently the customer who was shooting the range rifle was using factory new HPR .223 ammo (not reloads like most kabooms) and luckily only received minor wounds. Looks like it could have been a squib.