Good News, Bad News

Eenie Meenie Mynie Moe

The good news first:  South Korea has received permission to export 87,000 WW2-surplus M1 Garand rifles to the United States.  They will likely be made available to collectors and shooters via the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  These lightly-used rifles have spent most of their lives in storage, and represent a terrific opportunity for owning a functional piece of history.

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New Papillon Holster

Deep Concealment

Deep Concealment

The full-size .38 revolver is a fine weapon.  Not an ideal choice for concealed carry, but certainly not impossible.  The holster is key.  The right holster makes a carry gun safe & secure, and ensures that it is accessible when it is needed.

There are plenty of holster styles available, from a variety of manufacturers.  Leather, soft nylon, rigid polymer.  Strong-side, weak-side, on-the-waistband, inside-the-waistband, paddle, pancake, shoulder, ankle, pocket.  There is a holster for any carry need.

If you need a holster for a full-size .38 revolver, try your local gun store or any of the reputable online retailers.

But don’t decide to use your own ass.

 

 

Sporting Wood

Got Wood?

Got Wood?

I have always liked the look of a Mannlicher stock.  They just seem…old school, traditional, classy.  I have read that the style originated from the need to use a longarm as a walking stick in the hilly parts of Europe.

Yes, I know that the barrel isn’t free-floating.

Yes, I know that the full-length stock might change the point of impact when the gun heats up.

Don’t care.  Maybe it’s an engineering-centric preference, with the barrel being “protected” by the full-length stock.  Or maybe it’s aesthetic, with no skinny barrel sticking out “unsupported” to offend anyone’s sensibilities.  Whatever the reason, guns with Mannlicher stocks draw my attention, pop into my head for no reason, and make me dawdle at gun show tables.  But I hadn’t pulled the trigger on one, so to speak.

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Ruger .22 Plinker

Ruger SR22

Ruger SR22

Ruger announced the SR22 handgun.

It’s a .22 plinker that seems to be targeted at the purchasers of the Sig Mosquito, Smith&Wesson M&P22 and Walther P22.

The specs seem pretty standard for the category.  EXCEPT for one: the slide is made of aluminum.  Not breakage-prone Zamak.

With that single feature, Ruger set themselves apart from their competitors.

New Pistol-Caliber Carbine

Joy To The World

Joy To The World

Welcome to 2012!

In 2011, the subject of pistol-caliber carbines came up here at YGN, as well as on other gunblogs.

While people have different preferences, most seem to agree that the selection of factory-new offerings in this category of gun is pretty sparse.

A prospective buyer has few options to choose from if they want a new gun:

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