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Heavy Metal: The Ruger SR-762 Review

Building on the acclaim of the two-stage gas piston system in its SR-556 AR-style rifle, Ruger has up-sized the design for the gun’s big brother, the .30-cal. SR-762, resulting in a fully mature system in an accurate and versatile new platform with even more power.


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Upgunned: Smith & Wesson M&P10

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HC Mags HC3R Tactical Pack

This innovative quick-load magazine system is an ideal accessory for the Ruger 10/22 Rifle.

Leupold Sponsors University of Florida 3-Gun Shooting Team

The Gators’ new 3-gun team was born when four members of the existing UF pistol team branched out to compete in local multigun and club matches.

New Wilson Combat BILLet-AR Rifles in .308 Win.

The rigid but lightweight receiver has allowed the company to build the lightest .308 frame AR on the market.

Throwback Thursday: Ruger Model 10/22 Carbine—Sept. 1964, The American Rifleman

Originally published in September 1964, this American Rifleman "Dope Bag" reviews the first generation of the now iconic 10/22 carbine. The original test gun used for the review, shown here, still exists in NRA's permanent collection.


By NRA Staff
September 14, 2012

If you had to choose one gun—and only one gun—to get you through a disaster (be it traditional or zombie-related), what would it be? If you could have one firearm (that’s realistically available) to protect yourself, your family and your assets, what would it be and why? Here are 10 choices made by some of the editors and contributors in NRA Publications. What would you choose? Let us know.

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Andrew wrote:
October 15, 2014

.22 long rifle. cheap ammo, usable by anyone, effective. Go for Marlin Model 60 with 15 round+ tubular magazine.

Doug wrote:
August 17, 2014

Having read the comments, it does make you think and evaluate. Having all daughters I decided long ago to only but firearms which they would also be willing to shoot (I am also past 60). So with that in mind I have settled on a Mossberg 500E in .410 equipped with a 18.5 inch cylinder choked barrel. With the ammo which has come out for the Taurus Judge, this is now a formidable self defense as well as game procuring weapon. Backup would be any of several .22 rimfire semi-automatic rifles with iron sights in case the scope gets knocked or damaged. The 9mm handgun (what ever model you have)would be on the side. Just make sure you have an adequate supply of ammo before the situation arises.

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