Even if you don’t need a last minute gift, buy this book because it’s a must-read for anyone with an interest in the inside story of the most fascinating firearm since Eugene Stoner invented the AR180, which became the AR15/M16 family. What gun could as dramatic in its impact as the M16? What else? The Glock.
Over the past 24 years on American Rifleman, I have seen a lot of gun companies come and go. Some have become established brands. Some were crackpot ideas destined for the oddities case downstairs at NRA’ National Firearms Museum.
The Ruger American Pistol is an all-new, striker-fired semi-automatic designed to meet the military’s current handgun requirement. Regardless of whether it ever achieves that elusive goal, the American-made pistols offers a lot of features—and innovation—for the money.
A new American pistol manufacturer called New Order Firearms (a division of Evans Machine Company) now offers its NO9 polymer framed semi-automatic pistol in a true left-handed version as well as a right-hand model.