I have a place in my heart for the Ruger American Rifle, I own one chambered in 30.06 and it can punch quarters at 100 yards and for 300 bucks that’s hard to beat. I just saw this out on the website as I go out there time to time to create wish lists and it was out of the blue but Ruger is now going to make that same Ruger American Rifle capable of accepting existing Ruger magazines chambered n 22LR and 22WMR. I know when they come out I will be picking one up. Read the press release below:

“Introducing the Ruger American Rimfire Series
August 29, 2013
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the release of the Ruger American Rimfire™ bolt-action rifle. The 100% American-made Ruger American Rimfire™ builds on the enormous success of the centerfire Ruger American Rifle®. With many of the standard Ruger American Rifle® features, this new line also combines several design innovations from the popular 10/22® rimfire rifle. This combination, along with the rifle’s adaptability, will appeal to all bolt-action enthusiasts – young or old, novice or experienced. The new line consists of four models – full-sized (22" barrel/13.75" length of pull) and compact (18"/12.5" length of pull) models, both of which are available in either .22 LR or .22 Magnum.

"The new American Rimfire series really ups the ante for performance in rimfire rifles," remarked Mike Fifer, President and CEO. "With proven technologies and features from the centerfire Ruger American Rifle®, the bolt-action rimfire models are sure to deliver accuracy, durability and value to consumers," he concluded.

Each model in the line includes two interchangeable stock modules that provide comb height options for scope or iron sight use. Standard models come with long length of pull modules, while compact models come with short length of pull modules. By simply removing the rear sling swivel stud, stock modules can be changed in seconds. All four stock modules are completely interchangeable across all models and are available at ShopRuger.com.

Models chambered in .22 LR feature the detachable, flush-mounted 10/22® BX-1 10-round rotary magazine and accept all 10/22® magazines, including the BX-25® and BX-25®x2. Models chambered in .22 Magnum use the detachable, flush-mounted JMX-1 9-round rotary magazine. The easy-to-use 10/22®-style extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss magazine removal. The 60-degree bolt provides ample scope clearance, while an easy-to-use, receiver-mounted bolt release allows the bolt to be readily removed without requiring a pull of the trigger, a unique safety feature among rimfire, bolt-action rifles.

The Ruger American Rimfire™ shares many of the features that made the centerfire Ruger American Rifle® popular among hunters and shooters alike. It features a Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger and patent-pending Power Bedding® integral bedding block system that positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel, making these rifles true performers at the range and in the field.

Additional features include a satin blued, target-crowned, hammer-forged barrel that results in ultra-precise rifling for exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning and Williams™ fiber optic front sight and 10/22®-style adjustable, "V" slot, folding-leaf rear sight. A 3/8" rimfire scope base is machined into the receiver, and is drilled and tapped for Weaver® #12 bases (not included).

Ruger American Rimfire™ rifles feature a durable composite stock with front and rear swivel studs. All models have a suggested retail price of $329.

Here is the Ruger Website Link To The Firearm: http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRimfire/models.html

Here is the Specs of the Rifle:

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My Dad and I have put a lot of work into ensuring our hunting success this year. It really has made a world of difference. We have several soybean plots, some clover plots, and some turnip/clover/alfalfa mix we just planted this past weekend. Thought I would share some of the pictures on the blog. Here you are for your viewing pleasure:

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I was minding my own business out on AR15.com when I stumbled on this and wasn’t even aware. I grew up in Illinois but man am I glad that I live in Missouri now. Quinn strikes again… Read more in the article below:

Link to Article: http://news.yahoo.com/illinois-expands-background-checks-gun-purchases-015848692.html

Yahoo New Snippet:

“Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a loophole that exempted gun sales between private parties.

The new law also requires all gun owners to report any lost or stolen firearms to local police within 72 hours.“

Read More in the Link Above

Izhmash Merges With Kalashnikov

Posted: August 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hopefully some competition comes into play here for some of the larger names in the AK industry. I was thinking more competition for Arsenal and CAI in the U.S as far as firearms being imported in. I don’t have any idea what the price points will be but having more options is never bad.

Read more in the news article below.

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20130813/182743286/Russian-Gunmaker-Izhmash-Renamed-Kalashnikov-Concern.html

Just got an article from a fellow blog follower about a case that was recently upheld by a federal court about notifying the ATF if firearms are sold online from different states and are above 22 caliber they must let the ATF know. You might want to take a few seconds to read this article:

“On May 31, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Obama administration policy that requires federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of certain semi-automatic rifles. The case, National Shooting Sports Foundation v. Jones, was brought by two NRA-backed firearms retailers and the National Shooting Sports Foundation acting on behalf of its members in the Southwest.

The requirement imposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives forces all licensed firearm dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report all sales of two or more semi-automatic rifles within five consecutive business days, if the rifles are larger than .22 caliber and use detachable magazines.

In its decision, the panel argued that ATF’s use of “demand letters” to seek this information is legitimate, even though the law only allows ATF to issue letters demanding “information required to be kept” under the Gun Control Act—not information such as action type that is not “required to be kept.” The panel also held that the reporting requirement is “limited,” even though it applies to every licensed firearm retailer in four large states.

Two other NRA-supported cases challenging the registration scheme are still on appeal in the Fifth and Tenth Circuits. “

Ruger is opening up a new plant in Mayodan, South Carolina creating approximately 450 jobs. They are buying an old plant and turning it into a new gun manufacturing facility. They will be investing an approximate 27 million in the purchase. Read more in the newspaper article from fox below.

Article Link: http://myfox8.com/2013/08/13/mccrory-to-make-economic-announcement-in-rockingham-county/

Man, I saw the latest Guns & Ammo magazine and had to read more about this gun. It’s scheduled to be available in Q4 and I think it’ll be good to haul around when it’s hot or make a good nightstand gun. I really have a thing for stainless slides just so they hold up better being in an out of holsters and just being packed around. This little guy is no thicker than a deck of cards. The polymer bottom comes in several colors and it actually has real sights which I think is a plus for a gun this size. See the link below to Beretta’s website they have a pretty cool video up.

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Product Link: http://www.berettausa.com/pico/

Product Description:

Pico 
Super thin, ultra concealable, and easy to configure, the Beretta Pico sets a new standard for the micro compact carry pistol. The thinnest .380 auto made…by a full millimeter…the snag-free Pico’s slide and frame is a true 18 mm at their widest point. The grip frame, sights, and caliber (go from a .380 to a .32 by changing the barrel) are all simple to modify. Extremely soft shooting with a double action trigger, the Pico is easy to control with its smooth, tip-to-parallel, straight line action. The removable, serialized sub-chassis and modular frame feature simple disassembly for easy cleaning and customizing. The modular chassis can accommodate a Lasermax Laser frame and be customized with a selection of colored frames. Even the dovetail quick-change sights can be adjusted or replaced by the user. Light, durable, and easy to draw from concealment, the Pico brings all the reliability and quality of a Beretta to bear on its standing as the leader of a new generation of concealed carry firearms.

Specifications:

Overall Length: 5.1 in/ 130 mm

Barrel Length : 2.7 in/ 70 mm

Overall Width : .725 in / 18 mm

Grip Width : .725 in/ 18 mm

Overall Height : 4.0 in/ 100 mm

Sight Radius : 3.3 in/ 84 mm

Weight unloaded : 11.5 oz/ 325 grams with empty magazine, approximate