This week on American Rifleman Television we continue our look at 200 years of America's oldest gunmaker–Remington. The company likely has produced more sporting arms than any other manufacturer in the United States. And most of those have been in the past 100 years. But Remington has also stepped up in times of war, and has been a bedrock company in the arsenal of democracy in two world wars. Can you believe it has been 10 years since Taurus introduced the .410/.45 Colt Judge revolver? In this week's “Rifleman Review” we look at the current production version of this innovative wheelgun. Think Glock pioneered the polymer-framed semi-automatic pistol? Well, you are wrong. The first polymer framed pistol in 9 mm was really the Heckler & Koch VP70z, and we cover it this week in “I Have This Old Gun.” Watch a video preview here.
Tonight on American Rifleman TV: 200 Years of Remington, Part 2; Taurus Judge
Sonoran Desert Institute was recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts in hiring and recruiting veterans with the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award.
The modern Olympics, as we know them today, started in 1896, and there were shooting events at the games as early as Athens in 1906. After all, the man who put the games together, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was himself a French pistol champion. Neither the United States nor Great Britain sent rifle teams to Athens, but that changed for the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.