2011 Reaches its Expiration Date

Mr. Peanut is Relieved

Mr. Peanut is Relieved

It’s almost over, folks.

The Year of the Rabbit (by Chinese reckoning) is drawing to a close, and the Year of the Dragon is coming.

It’s been a fun ride for the YGN team, and we will be continuing our efforts in 2012.  We are gratified by those readers who are glad to hear that, and just as gratified for the angst we will continue to cause our detractors.  Hey, at least we haven’t been blacklisted…

There are many things competing for our attention at this time of year, but some of the posts that we are working on for the near future are:

  • Review & shooting impressions of the Walther PPQ
  • Must-have accessories
  • How to get a permit to carry concealed handguns in Connecticut

Thanks for reading.

Yet Another New Ruger

New Ruger!

New Ruger!

Wow, the guys at Ruger are really burning the midnight oil.

Now they have an 8-shot .22LR version of the LCR polymer-framed revolver.

They released an 8-shot .22 SP101 with a 4″ barrel and a 10-shot version of the Single-Six (with a 5.5″ barrel) a few months back.

Now they have adapted the LCR with a 1.875″ barrel to .22LR, with the same heavily-relieved cylinder design.

(more)

Good News!

Elite Training

Elite Training

Did ya hear the good news?

The Norway Police authorities have finished their thorough investigation of the police response to the Norway Massacre.

Hold onto your hats, folks, because this is a shocker.

According to them (as stated in this FoxNews story), they didn’t make any mistakes.  Hell, they outright said there was absolutely nothing about their response they could improve upon:

(more)

Brace Yourself

Carpenter's union card, please...

Carpenter's union card, please...

Politicians will be trying to ban hammers now:

Man runs wild with hammer at mall

NEWINGTON — Mayhem erupted when a man ran through the Fox Run Mall Thursday, smashing display cases and glass storefronts with a hammer as he babbled incoherently, police and witnesses said.

Only one person was injured by falling glass, but witnesses described a chaotic scene in which some people feared a gunman was on the loose.  Michael Williams, 34, of Dover, was arrested without incident inside the mall for felony criminal mischief.

Notorious

Got whitetails?

Got whitetails?

Interesting item up for auction at the Ruger website.

An original .44mag Deerstalker carbine, one of the 2000 or so units manufactured before Ithaca claimed that the name “Deerstalker” was too similar to their “Deerslayer” shotgun.  They were simply marked “Ruger Carbine” after that.

With a 4-round tubular magazine, they are nice guns for deer hunting in dense brush, which was why Ruger made 250,000 of them between 1961 and 1984.

And they are also pretty effective on Hell’s Angels.    (more)