One company has advanced the argument in favor of machined forgings beyond the realm of firearm construction and into the world of high-performance sport wristwatches. Reactor brand timepieces feature machined 316L stainless steel forgings for the cases and backs in models such as the Trident Stainless, or, for the 50-percent lighter Gryphon model, a forged core with an outer case of molded Nitromid—a glass-reinforced polymer similar to that used in modern pistol frames. Some Reactor models also feature the company’s Never Dark Technology, a combination of tritium and phosphourescent materials that make call-offs visible in dim to dark conditions. Reactor offers numerous models and styles, but common features intended to provide durability across the line include a screw-down crown and solid screwbars to attach the bracelet to the case. Prices: $450 (Trident), $350 (Gryphon). Contact: Reactor Watches, 5312 Derry Ave., Suite B, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; (800) 291-6600; reactorwatch.com.
The .380 ACP: History & Performance
Despite disagreements surrounding the .380 ACP cartridge's performance, its history shows it to be a popular, effective round, because people have always enjoyed small, easy-to-carry pistols that can be quickly deployed.
New For 2023: Aero Precision Solus
Designed as an "out-of-the-box" shooting system that can be configured and customized according to the needs of the end user, the Aero Precision Solus is a contender for today's popular Precision Rifle Series circuit.
Gun Of The Week: Davidson's Winchester Model 1895 Texas Rangers Edition
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Winchester Model 1895 Texas Ranger's 200th Anniversary Edition, a Davidson's Exclusive rifle that commemorates the storied history of Texas law enforcement.
The Armed Citizen® March 24, 2023
Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.
Elbert Searle's Prototype Savage Squeeze-Cocker Pistol
Elbert Searle isn't one of the most well-known firearm designers, but his Savage Model 1907 and its derivatives were popular guns in their time. Now, a unique prototype pistol of his has been discovered, illustrating what else could have been in Savage's early 20th-century handgun lineup.
Spring Sales, Savings & Sweepstakes Ongoing
Special incentives from Hornady, Smith & Wesson and Beretta have already been come and gone, but they were just the first. Things have accelerated since.