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Guns & Ammo May 2020

Guns & Ammo spotlights the latest models, from combat pistols to magnum rifles...reviews shooting tactics, from stance to sighting...and explores issues from government policies to sportsmen's rights. It's the one magazine that brings you all aspects of the world of guns.

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País:
United States
Língua:
English
Editora:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
Periodicidade:
Monthly
ASSINATURA
US$ 19,97
12 Edições

nesta edição

6 minutos
reader blowback

HIGH STANDARD INFO Mr. Garry James: In the January issue of Guns & Ammo, you had a request for information regarding the High Standard Victor in your “Gun Room” column. An excellent reference is a book titled “High Standard: A Collector’s Guide to the Hampden & Hartford Target Pistols” (1991), by Tom Dance ($30, amazon.com). The serial numbers, production dates and numbers are listed extensively along with schematics for each model. Many contributions are provided by Bob Shea, a primary hand-builder of the 10X model. I’ve been a High Standard guy for more than 40 years. There are many well-made firearms, but High Standard had no equal! Rory Barros Venice, Florida BALL DROPPED I think it was great that Ed Brown commemorated the memory of Col. Jeff Cooper again in “Steel Fist,” February 2020.…

3 minutos
new again

BOTH BRANDS SAID they were unaware the other was working on new products for the 5.7x28mm cartridge. It was just happenstance then that the Ruger 57 and Federal’s expansion of its commercial line of 5.7x28 ammunition were introduced at SHOT Show 2020. Both are now trending. The 5.7x28 cartridge was patented in 1989 and the trademarked “Five-seveN” pistol was patented in 1993. Ruger discovered this after working on the idea of a 5.7 pistol and then looked into patents. They had prototypes ready for the expiration of FN’s patent in 2018. In March 2019, I was allowed to fire one of those prototypes. I once owned an FN Five-seveN pistol in FDE (serial number XX0000018) around 2004 and FN’s semiautomatic PS90. Around that time, I came into possessing a 1,000-round case of…

1 minutos
the auction block

A superb condition Colt Commercial Ace .22 LR pistol made in 1936 realized a comfortable $5,000 at a November 22, 2019, Sportsman’s Legacy sale. The pistol, in 98 percent condition, features a 4¾-inch barrel, adjustable rear sight, checkered wood grips and a two-tone “Ace” magazine. The bore is bright and shiny, appearing to be virtually new. The grips are flawless and the two-toned magazine is commensurate with the balance. Truly a superlative example of an early Colt Ace auto. For more information about this and future sales, contact Sportsman’s Legacy at sportsmanslegacy.com or 406-212-0344.…

10 minutos
identification & values

“The whole piece has a decidedly suspicious look about it. I would place it in the ‘highly questionable’ category.” SPUR-TRIGGER S&W TOP-BREAK Q: Is this Smith & Wesson spur-trigger revolver a .32 or a .38? And what is it worth? It was bought in 1878 and I inherited it from my wife’s brother-in-law who lived in Midland, Texas. I’m unable to see the serial number due to rust on barrel. G.C. Ozark, Arkansas A: Actually, your photos show the gun to be in quite good shape. From what I can see, it appears you have a Smith & Wesson .38 Single Action Second Model revolver. Some 180,255 of these five-shooters were manufactured from 1877 to 1891. The most common finishes were blue and nickel-plate. Barrel lengths were 3¼, 4, 5, 6 (uncommon), 8 (rare),…

1 minutos
hollywood hardware

“Pale Rider” Remington New Model Army .44 Time is money in Hollywood, so it is not uncommon to find many arms that would otherwise be percussion converted to cartridge, making them more reliable and more easily reloaded. As well as being done by studio armorers, this was also a common practice when the guns were first produced. Shown here is a good example of an original Remington New Model Army .44 caliber percussion revolver that was altered to fire centerfire cartridges for the movies. This one was carried by Clint Eastwood as “Preacher” in the popular oater “Pale Rider” (1985), courtesy of Hollywood Props and Guns and The National Firearms Museum.…

4 minutos
customizing a solution .

EVEN AFTER 40 YEARS, DeSantis Gunhide remains a family owned and operated American business. Sixty tables each complete with sewing and stitching machines run continuously with real people sitting behind them who take pride in crafting DeSantis holsters by hand. Handgun hunters know the struggle in finding a holster for a scoped revolver. Most holster companies don’t even attempt to satisfy this category due to the number of different combinations of makes and models of handgun and optics. Holster makers that do offer a hunting rig typically design a universal cradle that leaves the barrel unprotected to accommodate any length. DeSantis once recognized the category lacked options and so it developed its pouch-like scoped revolver holster as part of its lineup. It was available as “The Predator” for 8 years, but due…