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  • May 13, 2011

    New Handgun: Sig Sauer 1911 in .22 LR-0


    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.

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  • October 19, 2010

    Tactical Shotgun: Is a 20 ga. Enough?-8


    A couple weeks back I flew down to Colorado to get a look at Weatherby’s lineup of new products for 2011. Included in the mix is the SA-459 in 20 ga. This shotgun is in Weatherby’s “Threat Response” family of guns — apparently if they use the word “tactical” in California Nancy Pelosi will emerge from her crypt and eat the soul of a child — and is geared toward the personal defense crowd.

    I’m a big fan of personal defense shotguns. I have an 870 that I’ve modified with an extended mag tube, collapsible buttstock, 18-inch barrel and a Surefire weapon light forend for my home.

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  • September 24, 2010

    Fight Our Wars, But You Can't Own a Handgun-10


    The National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit challenging laws that prohibit 18-20 year olds from legally purchasing a firearm from a federally licensed dealer.

    The suit was filed on Sept. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Lubbock against the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms. Some legal pundits say it could eliminate yet another unconstitutional prohibition from federal gun laws.

    The plaintiff is James A. DíCruz, 18, of Lubbock, a well-trained, lawful owner of both long guns and handguns, and a decorated competitive Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps marksman. According to the suit, when DíCruz visited Sharp Shooters, Inc., and asked if he was legally able to buy a handgun, he was told he couldn't.

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  • August 20, 2009

    Women, Handguns and Civilization-4


    Erin Solaro, a Seattle PI blogger who writes on politics and culture for a column called, "The Woman Citizen," may have surprised -- or maybe didn't -- some feminist (is that really a realtive term anymore?) readers with her Aug. 7 essay:

    "For a law-abiding citizen to bear personal arms is an act of civilization.

    "Not just an act of self-defense or an act in defense of civilization, but an act of civilization. 

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