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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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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

Recently I had a few friends out on my farm to do some shooting. I had talked about some projects that I had going on mainly the shooting scenarios and you will see that I have some of them complete. I setup a little pistol range where we could practice drawing, firing from half height cover, firing at different angles, firing from a window, and firing from a corner. I think the guys had fun. I use steel plate targets that I welded myself from old scrap metal around the farm and welded them onto old sign posts. I use standard marking paint to repaint them after every session so that you can confirm via a black mark where you hit on the target and how consistent and accurate you are when shooting.

I also setup a long range for plinking with some of the 22 rifles / pistols we had, a 100 yard target, and a small gopher for super accurate shots. There’s a couple cool videos and one that we placed a Natty Light next to the muzzle break of the 50 cal and it blew it to shreds. I think I will have to link them via youtube so stay tuned on that front. Afterwards we grilled some BBQ’d some pork chops and pork steak along with some baked beans and potato salad. One of my buddies is a cigar connoisseur so I had to partake in the festivities to round out the ATF weekend.

Here is a list of the firearms we shot:

Pistols:

  • Beretta 92 FS 9MM
  • Beretta Neos 22LR
  • CZ 75 SP01 Black Shadow 9MM
  • CZ 52 7.62×25 Tokarev
  • Ruger SR9C 9MM

Rifles:

  • Aresenal AK-74 5.45×39
  • DSG FAL .308
  • H&K MP5 SD 22LR
  • Mosin Nagant 91/30 7.62x54R
  • Savage Model 93 .17HMR
  • Serbu .50 Cal
  • Stag Model 3 5.56
  • Steyr M95 8MMx56R

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Ruger in many regards with the Ruger 5.56 Model is the mac daddy of AR’s on a consumer level not getting to much into the custom stuff that runs $2000 and up. It comes with a whole slew of accessories including Troy branded products for its $2000 MSRP but can be had for around a $1700 Street price. They have no come out with a Varmint edition named the 5.56VT. With a stainless 20’’ barrel. Looks pretty nice. I think for the same price I’d still prefer the mac daddy 5.56 model but I can tell you it is top heavy. The longer barrel might be nice for those long range shots as well. More info and links below.

Product Specs:

  • Stock: Black Synthetic
  • Capacity: 5
  • Finish: Black Oxide/Hardcoat Anodized
  • Length of Pull: 13.75″
  • Sights: None, Picatinny Rail
  • Height: 7.75″
  • Barrel Length: 20.00″
  • Overall Length: 38.25″
  • Width: 2.50″
  • Weight: 8.50 lbs.
  • Twist: 1:8″ RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • MA Approved & Certified: No
  • CA Approved: No
  • Suggested Retail: $1995.00

Features:

  • Two-Stage Piston
  • Handguard
  • Target-Style Trigger
  • Stock
  • Hammer-Forged Barrel
  • Pistol Grip
  • Charging Handle

Link to the product website: http://www.ruger.com/products/sr556VT/specSheets/5914.html

So this weekend I finally got my Mosin Nagant out to take off all the cosmoline and try and refinish the stock. I didn’t want to actually restain the stock rather just sand down the stock and make it smooth and in like new condition again. I started by using some hot water and a rough rag to get some of the cosmoline off of the stock and gun parts. Iraqiveteran88 on youtube has some great videos on refinishing stocks and taking off cosmoline. You can find them in the link below. I will include the picture gallery for how it all turned out as well.

Link to videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/Iraqveteran8888?feature=

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I recently stumbled upon a decent article on Gun Range Etiquette. Thought you might be interested. Full article below but hear are some of the major take aways

Unsolicited Opinions – Don’t offer them unless you are asked ya know it all, time is of the essence some people come for the peace of it all

Do not touch another person’s firearm without permission

Don’t be a creeper you may just get pistol whipped

Know your firearm’s ejection area

Know your range’s brass retrieval guidelines

Muzzle brakes, other range attendees beware

Link to the Full Article: http://www.shootingtimes.com/2013/03/19/a-gentlemans-guide-to-old-school-gun-range-etiquette/?utm_source=ENL-ST&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletters&utm_term=03-20-13