Tag: 2011

Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

I was saddened in July 2009 when Ruger announced that they had discontinued the Ruger Frontier rifle, a rifle that was close in concept to Col. Coopers scout rifle. It ‘warmed the cockles of my heart’ to read that Ruger is now offering a true scount rifle in [Read More…]

Marlin XT-22 and XT-17

While tactical guns, and guns that look like tactical guns, are the sexist segment of the firearm market right now, the 10s of 1000s of new shooters each year don’t start out with a top-self, pimped-out and very expensive AR-15 rifles. They start out with the [Read More…]

The SIG50 : .50 BMG SIG Rifle

We don’t know much about it, other than it is called the SIG50, will have a 29″ barrel, 5 round box magazine and will cost $8,999. It will be unveiled at SHOT Show next month. UPDATE: Photo of the SIG50. [Hat Tip: John @ Sig Sauer Guns ]

S&W M&P22 .22 Pistol

S&W will be launching a version of the M&P pistol chambered in .22 LR. It is single action, has a 4.1″ barrel, comes with either a 10 round or 12 round magazine and has an adjustable rear sight. The MSRP is $419 for both the version with a 10 round and 12 [Read More…]

Springfield XDm 3.8 Compact

This has got to be the most confusing gun launch launch since I started blogging. A couple of readers emailed me about the launch of the XDm 3.8 Compact but I thought this was the XDm 3.8 launched last year. Why was I confused? Because Springfield’s marketing [Read More…]

More on the Browning 1911-22

Browning has announced the specifications of their new mini-1911 pistol. It is a replica of a standard 1911 but is scaled down to 85% of the original size. The frame and slide are made from an aluminum alloy with a blued-like finish. The gun utilizes a straight blowback [Read More…]

ISSC MK22 Rifle coming next year

Gun Holsters & Gear reports thats the ISSC MK22 Rifle is coming stateside next year. I had the opportunity to shoot a prototype of this gun at SHOT Show. It is a fun little gun and it is nice to see a tactical .22 not patterned after the AR-15.

The Barrett MRAD

The new Barrett MRAD is looking very cool. Its design looks more akin to a autoloader than a bolt action. This video demonstrates its features … The MRAD will go on sale mid-year 2011.

New Sig P290 Sub-Compact 9mm

Sig Sauer has unveiled their newest pistol: the Sig P290. It is significant (excuse the pun) because it is a whole new platform. The first P290 that will be available is chambered in 9mm Luger/Parabellum but I fully expect to see it chambered in other cartridges late [Read More…]

STI 2011 Aluminum Grip

This year STI introduced a nifty aluminum grip for their 2011 pistols. It is a drop in replacement for regular polymer 2011 grip. There is no decoration so that shooters can add their own designs or checkering. The MSRP is $410. More info here.