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Big Horn Armory Expanding To Meet Increased Customer Demand

BY Herschel Smith
12 minutes ago

Ammoland.

“We hope to increase our manufacturing capabilities two to three times over the next year,” commented Greg Buchel, Owner of Big Horn Armory. “Much of this will involve new personnel in our assembly and quality control departments. We have a core workforce of excellent people right now and we intend to use these people to train and orient our new personnel to create more of the fine products that we currently produce for our customers.”

“Our firearms are not purchases made on a whim, but thoughtful investments in heirloom-quality rifles aimed at giving you the biggest bang for your buck. We know our customers want these rifles, and we want to give them to them. We’re working our hardest to get our firearms out the door and into our customers’ hands,” Buchel stated. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as they bear with us as we continue to fulfill our orders and implement these changes to meet our customers’ needs.”

Big Horn Armory

Well, okay.  That’s nice, but the pricing of the BHA guns are still too steep for me.  A .454 Casull rifle is my dream gun, but in order to afford it I will have to find a lemon that was sent back to the factory to be refurbished and fixed, and sold as a used gun.

Post 911 History of M1911A1 in use with U.S. Special Forces

BY Herschel Smith
1 hour, 28 minutes ago

This is very interesting and a good commentary on the recent history of the 1911 in U.S. special forces by someone who was there.

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Why Ankle Holsters are a Great Option for Concealed Carry

BY Herschel Smith
1 hour, 31 minutes ago

Shooting Illustrated.

Absurd and useless. Those are the words I would’ve used to describe ankle holsters—before I started rocking one. If you are inexperienced with them, you probably imagine having to drop to your strong-side knee, pulling up your pant cuff and drawing the pistol. That doesn’t sound terribly efficient and it’s difficult to envision many scenarios where you’d have that kind of leisure.

In point of fact, though, an ankle holster is very often the best way to carry in a variety of scenarios, particularly those in which you’d be seated.

Let’s say you have an office job in which you’re sitting at your desk all morning. Then you drive to a restaurant to meet a friend for lunch. Afterward, you hop back in your car and return to work. Nothing strange or infrequent about that, yet it demonstrates the utility of a good ankle holster. Seated at a desk, the holster can be accessed without your getting up or rocking or having to worry about clearing your chair’s armrest. (Also, if seeking to maintain discretion while carrying in an office, few carry methods are as discreet as an ankle holster.)

In the car on the way to and from the restaurant, if needed you can access your gun without having to lean hard to the side or worry about clearing the seatbelt. Assuming you drive an automatic transmission, an ankle rig is also a faster draw than from a glove box, console or onboard gun vault, one you can make without taking your eyes off the threat or the road.

I don’t disagree with all of that, but I still disagree with the title of the article.  Time to presentation is slower when you have to pull up your pant leg, and we all know it.

I say that as one who ankle carries often.

How Powerful Is .45ACP?

BY Herschel Smith
7 hours, 41 minutes ago

This powerful.

A 45ACP round is powerful enough to blow a man completely in half, deafen human ears up to a 1/4 mile away, and open a small rift in time and space just large enough for human lips to emerge through and whisper ‘two world wars’ before closing up.

I enjoy it when gunners can see the humor in things and parody our community.  It made me laugh.

Marlin’s Return Scheduled For The Holidays

BY Herschel Smith
2 days ago

American Rifleman.

“So we’re planning a mid-December launch of the Marlin product line,” Ruger Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Killoy commented. “…[I]t’ll probably be less than the market wants. In fact, I’m sure based on the overwhelming demand we’ve seen from consumers and retailers, I’m sure it will be fewer guns and fewer SKUs than the market wants, but we will launch it probably on or about December 15, somewhere in that time period, begin those shipments to distributors.”

The earliest offering will be a classic, too. “The first sample that I saw came off the line a few weeks ago and it was a beautiful model, 1895 in 45-70 caliber and it just looked gorgeous,” Killoy said. “So we’re very excited about that and we are on track to that into Q4 launch.”

As for finding any available in mid-December, he cautioned, “And again I expect there’ll be lots of calls and e-mails in…looking for more Marlins because the first samples frankly, were just outstanding.” The above image is an 1895 from the company’s 2006 catalog, and likely doesn’t represent the first ones scheduled to appear.

Well that’s too bad, because I love the look of the gun with its beautiful pistol grip Walnut stock sleek lever design.  I hope it doesn’t look much different than what’s in the picture.

I’d like to see them distribute the 30-30 soon.

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Thomas Massie Trolls The Progs

BY Herschel Smith
2 days ago

The Guardian.

A US congressman has posted a Christmas picture of himself and what appears to be his family, smiling and posing with an assortment of guns, just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a high school in Michigan.

Thomas Massie of Kentucky tweeted: “Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo.”

[ … ]

The Democratic US Representative John Yarmuth condemned his fellow Kentuckian’s post. “I’m old enough to remember Republicans screaming that it was insensitive to try to protect people from gun violence after a tragedy,” Yarmuth tweeted, apparently referring to calls for gun control laws.

“I promise not everyone in Kentucky is an insensitive asshole,” he added. The shooting in Oxford, Michigan, was the latest in a string of such incidents that have prompted fierce debates over school safety, gun control and gun rights.

It’s good to see Rep. Massie trolling the progs.  Never quit!

Now for the readers, name the guns in the photo?  If I’m not mistaken, Massie has a collection of Class 3 weapons.

ELR Muzzle Loader Shooting

BY Herschel Smith
2 days ago

TFB.

The first shot taken was just to foul the barrel. The second shot was to be at 1500 yards. It was an impact.

Since 1500 was easy-peasy, Bill decided to just go for it. The rest of the shots were taken at the plate at 1780 yards.

This is a heavy gun, with a heavy rifled barrel.  The entire configuration is a custom job.

It would appear this is a first.

Browning Automatic Rifle – Forge to Finish

BY Herschel Smith
2 days ago

My Favorite Red Dot For Shotgun Use

BY Herschel Smith
4 days ago

Readers can weigh in on what sight they prefer and why.

Shotguns: Cheap, Semiautomatic, Reliable – Pick Any Two

BY Herschel Smith
5 days ago

This is a pretty good review of the Beretta 1301.  The “plasticky” feel could be helped by use of Aridus Industries parts and a Magpul stock and forend, like Langdon Tactical does when they modify the gun.


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