Favorable features of .22 rimfire rifles include their affordability, low recoil, relatively quiet report, and the price and availability of .22 Long Rifle ammunition—it’s easy to have a long, enjoyable range session without breaking the bank.
The P-Series SIGs are the author's favorite handguns for the last decade of the 20th century.
Early on in my NRA career (1980s) our star writer was Col. Charles Askins, a Border Patrol lifer, ex-military attaché, pistol champ, worldwide big-game hunter and all-around gun expert. Askins was a mainstay in NRA's magazines for years, carrying on a legacy begun by his father, Capt. Charles Askins, who wrote for American Rifleman throughout the century's early decades.
The high capacity automatic pistol is now an accepted necessity in the 21st Century gun culture. While it is most commonly done in 9 mm Luger, the double-wide pistol may or may not be a necessity in the real world. That's an opinion, so we had better take a deeper look at the virtues and vices associated with this class of gun.