Gun Digest June 2019

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I had a high school auto teacher who was notorious for saying, “There’s no replacement for displacement.” As a product of the ’70s, he was a fan of American muscle cars through and through (and who isn’t?). Students would roll into class in their tuned-up Honda Civics, and he’d just shake his head and smile. In his mind, it was all about the “big bores.” I grew up hunting whitetails with a slug gun, and that old saying popped into my head the other day while I was cleaning the slugger I bought during my senior year of high school. I still love that gun today as much as I did back in the early days when I was earning those dings and scratches in the stock. But these days, I’m less in…

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the .500 linebaugh

Historical Notes The .500 Linebaugh is the design creation of John Linebaugh, who started out by converting a .45 Colt revolver from six to five shots, thus offering more strength in the cylinder. It was a successful venture, but he continued to search for a more powerful handgun. The result is the .500 Linebaugh, which is based on the .348 Winchester cartridge and cut down to 1½ inches and reamed to .50 caliber. Linebaugh uses a large-framed Ruger Bisley revolver, because he has found that the Ruger frame is the only one that can withstand the severe recoil. He replaces the Ruger barrel with one of .50 caliber, usually 5½ inches long. However, he will cut a barrel of any length the customer desires. The .500 proved to be a very successful round,…

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letters to the editor

Best Range Bag Ever Built I was reading an online article on the Veto Pro Pac bag and have just one thing to say: Best-built bag ever! Keeping it on the small side means no matter how much metal you put in it, it can still be carried—without worrying that it will tear. Two guns are fine for me these days. I have only used the bag once so far for a .357 combat revolver and a 1911. The Veto carried more than I needed for a half-day range trip. I have seen Veto bags in hard, everyday use; they last for years. I will never need another bag. Guy-Harold Smith online comment To sum it up, Veto Pro Pac nailed it with RB-MC—and for a good reason: The company took a professional…

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digital/new in the store

FROM THE ARTICLES AT GUNDIGEST.COM CONCEALED CARRY Picking A Revolver For CCW Accurate enough to spit a hair, classic snubbies and other CCW revolvers still hold their own. AMMUNITION The Family of .300 Magnums The .300 Magnum cartridge family is popular and growing. But how many do we need? SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT GEAR PICKS 5 Top Steel Targets Here’s what you need to know, as well as the models to spend your money on. OPTICS European vs. Asian Optics One major question persists: Which is better, Euro optics or Asian-made optics? Find us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! @gundigest Follow us on Instagram! @Gun.Digest…

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taking a stand

It seems any and everyone associated with firearms training wants a technique or drill tied to their name. Some television/Internet trainers go to great efforts to talk trash about one stance in order to promote their own. This has been a common theme since Jeff Cooper codified the Weaver stance in his Modern Technique of the Pistol. The Internet is rife with arguments about shooting stances, with proponents preaching the wonders of everything from the Weaver to a turtled-out isosceles. This leaves the average defensive handgunner wondering exactly how they should stand when they’re shooting their handgun. The problem is that if you go to five different handgun training schools, you’ll learn at least five different stances—or at least five different variations of the same stance. Is everybody right? Are there really…

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optics for boomers

Firearms with big bores have always been an attraction for some shooters. There might be some argument about what constitutes a “big” bore, but we can all agree on the rock ’n’ roll motto, “Some is good, more is better, too much is not enough.” As much fun as it is to shoot the big boomers, you still have to hit what you’re aiming at. The traditional large-bore rifle sight setup came to us from the British—the “express” sight. This is a front sight, often with a large bead on its face, and the rear sight is a blade shaped in a shallow “V”—again, often with a line up the center to the point of the V. Yes, it’s wicked fast. But you have to remember one thing: It was developed for…