At first glance, it would be easy to misconstrue this well-used first-generation Colt Single Action Army (SAA) as just another buggered-up sixgun that some early 20th century “gun nut” (as they often called themselves) experimented on.
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.
When the automatic pistol was a fresh new concept, designers of that time faced the same problem that modern designers also face—feeding. Since the slide and breech face of a pistol are directly behind the chamber end of the barrel, the pistol magazine has to be below and behind the chamber.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation will award a record-breaking $7.7 million in academic scholarships to more than 2,330 children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen for the 2018-19 academic year.
The Ruger Precision Rifle topped GunBroker's list of best-selling new bolt-action rifles for 2019.