Volcanic firearms, some of history’s first repeaters to use a self-contained cartridge, represent a profoundly significant, yet often overlooked, stage in the evolution of firearms development. The origins of the short-lived Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, and of the guns it designed and manufactured, have long been shrouded in mystery, hearsay and poorly-sourced apocrypha—until now.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. believes that within the gun world there exists a sizeable segment of shooters who are interested in long-range precision shooting—they just have never been able to justify taking the plunge due to the typically astronomical cost of purchasing a gun designed expressly for that purpose.
Lightweight and requiring only seconds to install, Manticore Arms’ Fully Loaded ARClight XTL is a replacement fore-end for the IWI Tavor line of rifles that provides considerable utility not offered by the factory handguard.
American Rifleman’s Associate Editor Kelly Young examines a new production, Inland M1A1Paratrooper Carbine this week on NRA’s Gun of the Week.