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Guns & Ammo December 2018

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.

Land:
United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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CHF 19.77
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IN DIESER AUSGABE

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february ’02

This issue was the first to feature Springfield Armory’s X-treme Duty pistol on the cover. Now known simply as the “XD,” it was initially offered in 9mm, .357 SIG and .40 S&W. Testing was a collaborative effort that involved many on the G&A staff including author Jeff John who concluded, “The general consensus is that this gun is a winner.” Sixteen years later, the XD series has expanded to include the XD-M, XD-S and XD-E models, in 16 configurations, as well as multiple calibers and color combinations.…

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reader blowback

MY VIRIDIAN I enjoyed SGM Kyle Lamb’s recent column “Tools of the Night Fight” (“Lock, Stock & Barrel,” August, page 43). One option not mentioned is a product that I recently bought for my Springfield Armory XD Compact: a Viridian C5L light and laser. I also purchased Viridian’s Tacloc holster that accepts the pistol with the C5L attached. With “Instant-On” activation, which turns the unit on as soon as the pistol is drawn from the holster, this combination is fast and accurate. There’s no fuss and the unit turns off when the gun is holstered. I’m very happy with it. It’s never failed to function. Just one more option that’s out there. Richard Stone Middletown, Ohio FIRST-SHOT MEMORIES I normally read every word of Guns & Ammo (including the advertisements). I really enjoyed the…

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national treasures

VETERANS DAY holds a special place in my heart. I was raised in a family that celebrated those who wore a uniform and the memory of those who served. Like many families, there was a black-and-white photo of Dad’s uncle, Sgt. Earnest Poole, hanging in a prominent position on the wall at our grandparents’ home. Records indicate that he was killed on March 12, 1944, at Castelforte, Italy. I wish that I had asked Grandpa more questions before it was too late. On Mom’s side, service started in World War I with my great grandfather, a Norwegian immigrant named Cornelius Maley. The tradition continued through his sons Kermit and Leo during World War II and grandsons, Tom and Tim who served in Vietnam. Friends of our family were veterans, too. Neighbor…

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the auction block

Long-Barreled Ruger Blackhawk A scarce Ruger Blackhawk in .357 Magnum with a 10-inch barrel went for a respectable $2,500 at a July 14 sale by Sportsman’s Legacy. Made in 1961, this sixgun features a flat-top frame with three screws, a “Micro” adjustable sight and varnished walnut grips. The bore is very good and the action is tight. Metal finish is about 90 percent overall, with modest thinning. Grips are about 85 percent, with light impressions and scratching. For more information about this and future sales, contact Sportsman’s Legacy at 406-212-0344 or visit sportsmanslegacy.com .…

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identification & values

MEDFORD ARMS PISTOL A friend of mine acquired a 9mm pistol that appears to have been made by the inventor of Chipmunk Rifles of Medford, Oregon. The story is that only two of them were made. As you can see in the photos this one’s serial number is “00001”. The whereabouts of 00002 is unknown. There is also a story that a .410 shotgun was made. Its location is unknown. Do you know anything about this pistol and would you be able to affix a value to it? E.H. Email A: A slick and very 1970sand ’80s-looking pistol. I have never seen the like and the fact the serial number is 00001, I think we can safely assume it’s a prototype of some sort. As the gun is apparently of relatively recent manufacture,…

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hollywood hardware

“Nevada Smith” S&W Model 3 Schofield This original U.S.-issue Smith & Wesson Model 3 Schofield was sold surplus in the 1880s when it was purchased by Wells Fargo & Company, as indicated by the “WF&Co Ex” marking on the barrel housing. Eventually, it was acquired by the famed Stembridge Gun Rentals. Among other movies, it most notably appeared in the film “Nevada Smith” (1966) where it was used by actor Brian Keith to teach Steve McQueen the intricacies of being a gunfighter. A heck of an interesting piece with a long and varied career, which is probably still not over. Courtesy Hollywood Guns & Props.…

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