XS Sight Systems is well-known for its tritium Big Dot and 24/7 sights for semi-automatic handguns, revolvers and rifles. The U.S.-made units are machined from steel and come neatly packaged with a polymer drift and thread-locking compound to facilitate user-installation at home even if you don’t have a sight pusher. XS also makes a nifty scout scope mount for Mausers that does require a bit of minor gunsmithing, but is not too far beyond the guy with average skills. It also has Picatinny rails for lever-action classics such as Marlin’s 1894 and 1895 that allow the mounting of scout and conventional optics and add to the guns’ factory sight radius by moving the rear sight mounting position to the rear of the receiver, rather than on the barrel, which is where a unique screw assembly fits into the factory sight’s dovetail to secure the rail. It’s all easier to mount than it is to describe and can be done on the kitchen table.
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Follow Brad Miller as he takes a closer look at the 9 mm "Super Cooper" magnum handgun cartridge, which can have cases made for it from cut down .223 Rem. casings.
Today’s Model 10 chambers .38 Spl. and can handle +P loads. Cylinder capacity is six cartridges in the single/double action. Its frame, cylinder and barrel are carbon steel, blued in classic fashion and the grips are wood. It’s a timeless look.
When performing dry-fire practice with an AR-15, there are a lot of reasons you might not want the bolt to lock to the rear. You can use dummy rounds, snap caps or other safety aids, but there’s another trick used in training circles requiring far less investment.
The NRA Foundation Board of Trustees has approved a $252,000 grant for USA Shooting to purchase the specific shotshells used by the National Team, National Development Team and National Junior Team.
The Winchester 1873 may have been “The Gun That Won The West,” but it was the Winchester Model 1892, with its smoother, stronger action, that soon began outselling the earlier toggle-link lever-action and eventually caused the ‘73’s demise in 1921.