Two of my favorite introductions at this year’s SHOT Show were the .22 LR 1911s from Browning and Sig Sauer. I have one of the Brownings on order and should have it in hand any day now but it also looks like Sig is ready to ship its rimfire 1911s too.
Here’s a look at the two Sig models, one in tan (aka “flat dark earth”), the other in OD green. I like how both schemes look, but the most eye catching thing about these pistols is the $420 MSRP, which I’m guessing will translate into a $399 or so street price.
My buddy who shot this video the other night on the way home says the quality “sucks” from an artistic standpoint, but I don’t care. What’s cool about it is that the buck was about 400 yards off the road where he pulled over even though the road noise makes it seem the buck is just outside his car window.
First, the good news. Earlier this month the Senate passed H.R. 5552, the "Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act of 2010," which will allow firearms and ammunition manufacturers to pay excise taxes quarterly as opposed to the current bi-weekly schedule. The bill, also known as the FAET, was applauded by Second Amendment advocates and conservationists as a major piece of pro-sportsmen legislation that will help firearm and ammunition manufacturers grow business and strengthen wildlife conservation funding.
The bill, which passed the House in July by an overwhelming 412-6 vote, was sponsored by the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus member and former Co-Chair Rep. Ron Kind.
USA Today is conducting an online poll on the Second Amendment and the answer is pretty unambiguous. When I took the poll, which had nearly 900,000 respondents at the time, a whopping 97 percent had said yes.