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  1. Thank you for the extra info on Sig’s P250. Hope y’all have a great match and a safe trip home.

  2. Hey there

    Did you by any chance happen to get the msrp on the Sig 516 and whether or not it comes with sights as standard ? They seem to be the 2 questions NO ONE has been able to get answered even with all the SHOT Show coverage. Thanks.

  3. I can safely say that a Ruger 1911 prototype exists. While the Ruger execs flatly deny the existence of a .357 LCR or plans for same, they smile Cheshire Cat smiles when asked about the SR1911, and say they can’t discuss it. 🙂 The smart money right now seems to be on a 2011 introduction to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the 1911 platform.
    best,
    Mas

  4. “I can safely say that a Ruger 1911 prototype exists. While the Ruger execs flatly deny the existence of a .357 LCR or plans for same, they smile Cheshire Cat smiles when asked about the SR1911, and say they can’t discuss it. The smart money right now seems to be on a 2011 introduction to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the 1911 platform.”

    I say not unless the ECONOMY improves. While it’s going to be easy for Speer to get people to buy enough $20-30 boxes to make their new .30 Carbine Gold Dot ammo profitable, can you do that with any new $800 gun – especially when the market is glutted with used 1911s selling at used-gun prices?
    My experience is that the “stuff that sells” in this industry is priced under $50 – except for the niche of AR-15s and AK-47s.

  5. I actually had a drawstring from my Cabela’s safari jacket get caught in the trigger guard when holstering my Sig and only because my thumb was over the hammer did I stop and avoid a negligent discharge.

  6. Sigh. Vegas again next year?

    Flying with guns (or even without these days) can be a hassle, and I’m not driving all the way across the country.

  7. I was wondering if there were any new single actions out there for those of us who cannot stand carrying anything that does not require the hammer to be pulled back first?
    Maybe this isn’t the place, but there have been some very disturbing events of late-Texas guns shows shut down the feds working with local le agencies, rumor that the same is happening in Tennessee, these are not liberal bastions for sissy men.
    Wondering why the feds decided to bust 21 or 22 firearms execs on what seems like a bunch of hot air-federal penalties for paying commissions?!? Seems to me that if everyone getting a commission was railroaded into federal court, we’d have to build a lot more prisons.
    Things aren’t just getting bad, they are bad.

  8. Rural Mike, all I really saw new in single actions was Ruger’s new Blackhawk in an 8-shot .327 Federal Magnum format.
    best,
    mas

  9. Dear Mass,
    Thank you for your continued push for gun ownership and education.
    Have you heard about the governor’s race in Texas? The primary is in less than a month and we have three contenders for the Republican spot. All three are pro gun but only one is pro liberty, 2nd amendment shall not be infringed- pro gun. Please look at what she is saying on behalf of gun ownership. Her words to many audiences are , “Buy a gun, learn how to use it and keep it with you.”
    Those of us who believe in our right to life, liberty and property know she will stand up for Texans. The fight is a hard one, but she is true to her word & the whole country needs to be watching this race- it’s about freedom!www.medinafortexas.com

  10. The ATF currently has a request for proposal ( RFP ) to switch to a new handgun for all of its agents. Sig Sauer submitted their new P250 pistol for this competition, but it was eliminated by the ATF from the competition after completion of the the first two stages of testing. Of the guns tested, only pistols from Glock and Smith & Wesson went forward to the stage 3 tests. Sig Sauer filed an appeal with the ATF about the Sig P250 being eliminated early from the testing. However, the ATF has now rejected their appeal, and only S&W and Glock are going to the final evaluation stage. In rejecting the Sig Sauer appeal, the ATF noted the following from their agent test results: “11 of the 20 test shooters experienced stoppages with Sig Sauer’s handguns–in some cases, as many as 10 stoppages. The ATF simply found the Sig P250 to be too unreliable for the needs of their agency. If you want to read the full report denying Sig Sauer’s appeal, you can do so here: http://www.gao.gov/decisions/bidpro/4023393.htm