This year at Shot Show Industry Day at the Range, Savage brought their new 1911 pistols in 3 different trims both with and without rails, and with Black Nitride, Stainless and two-tone schemes. Savage Also brought out their new A22 takedown and their carbon barreled lightweight Impulse Mountain Hunter straight pull rifle.
[SHOT 2023] Hands on With the new Savage A22 Takedown, 1911’s and more
Savage A22 TakedownFirst up was Savage’s new A22 takedown. While this compact rimfire carbine could ring steel just as well as the regular A22, the A22 takedown breaks down with a simple clockwise twist of the fore-end. All you have to do is unload the gun, lock the bolt to the rear, and you can assemble or disassemble the gun into its two major components. Featuring magazine storage in the stock as well as a top rain and iron sights, this is a lot of value for its price.
MSRP: $479. Specs, Per Savage
Savage 1911Next up was Savage’s new 1911 line. I’m an experienced 1911 shooter and used to compete with this platform. The Savage 1911’s were on the nicer end of factory 1911 pistols. There was no rattle to these guns. All of the controls and physical inputs (racking the slide, switching the safety on and off, dropping the magazine, pulling the trigger) seemed spot on and very much of the quality what a consumer would expect to receive for a $1300-1500 dollar pistol. The Novak night sights are a nice touch as well.
MSRP: $1349-1499. Specs, Per Savage
I was able to run the Savage 1911’s as fast as I could, and they hit targets accurately out to 50 yards. They point and balance nicely, and did not have any malfunctions during my shooting experience, despite being run hard on range day.
Savage Impulse Mountain HUnter
The Savage Impulse Mountain Hunter combines the Savage Impulse action with a 22″ Proof Research Barrel, bringing the Impulse’s weight down to 7.34lbs, as opposed to The Impulse Big Game’s 8.8lbs. Despite not being the lightest carbon barreled rifle, the Impulse mountain hunter was very well balanced. The reduction of weight out front helped me make consistent offhand hits out to 300 yards.
MSRP: $2,437.00. Specs, Per Savage
For more information, and to see more of Savage’s new products, please visit Savage.
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