June 17th, 2011

Ruger Releases 10-Shot Single-Ten™ Revolver

Ruger has introduced a 10-shot version of its popular single-action rimfire revolver. The new “Single-Ten” will augment the venerable Single-Six, one of Ruger’s best sellers over the years. The Single-Ten features a ten-shot cylinder (chambered for .22LR) and is constructed from satin-finished stainless steel. The Single Ten comes with a 5.5″-long, 6-groove, 1:14″-twist barrel and is fitted with Williams™ adjustable hi-viz fiber optic sights. Single-Ten™ models feature smooth, walnut “Gunfighter”-style grips. The gun weighs 38 ounces, and is 11.00 inches overall. MSRP is $619.00.

Ruger Single Ten

Editor’s Commentary: I like the idea of Ruger’s Single Ten. I personally think every shooter should have a quality rimfire revolver for training, plinking, and general outdoor use. I’ve put hundreds of rounds through a six-shot S&W m63 “Kit Gun”, and I currently own a Smith & Wesson Model 617 10-shot rimfire revolver. Rimfire revolvers are great — they are simple, accurate, and inexpensive to shoot. Based on my experience with the S&W Kit Gun and m617, I can say that ten shots really do beat six. You spend less time loading/unloading and more time shooting. Most 50-round factory ammo packs have five-round rows, so it’s logical to load 10 rounds in a cylinder. And, being able to shoot 10 rounds between reloads is a definite advantage in some gun games. So, overall, I think it’s great that Ruger now offers 10-round capacity in its single-action revolver.

Ruger Single Ten

Ruger Should Offer a Modern Grip Option
I’m disappointed that Ruger is not offering a Bisley-style grip or a normal full-length target grip as an option for the new Single Ten. The short “Gunfighter-style” grips were developed for heavy-recoiling big-bore revolvers, shot one-handed. The short length is designed to allow the gun to rotate backwards on recoil (with your little finger UNDER the base of the grip). The rotation assists with cocking the hammer for the next round. Well, rimfire revolvers don’t work that way. Except for children and women with small hands, the Gunfighter grip is basically too short to allow a comfortable grip with all fingers on the gun. And the grip is likewise poorly shaped for a two-handed hold. We understand Ruger wanted the Single-10 to look like a vintage Colt SAA. However, for target work, it would be much better to have a longer grip that permits shooters to: 1) hold the gun comfortably with ALL the fingers of one hand; and, 2) use the gun with a modern, two-handed hold.

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June 17th, 2011

FREE Digital Edition of GUNS Magazine Features Savage .338 LM

The August issue of GUNS Magazine is now available to read online for FREE — just click the link below to read the 08/2011 digital edition. The feature story in this issue is the Savage 110 BA chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. We shot one of these during Media Day at SHOT Show, and it’s a lot of rifle for the money (it’s one of the most affordable factory .338 LMs). The rifle is quite a beast. Over four feet in length (with muzzlebrake), it weighs nearly 18 pounds with scope, rings and Harris bipod.

CLICK HERE to Read Free Digital Edition of GUNS Magazine.

For hunters, this August edition of GUNS magazine features a discussion of illuminated scopes and night-vision scopes. It seems like illuminated reticles are becoming more popular, though we question their utility for shooters who do not hunt at night. The August issue also features an article on the MP44 Sturmgewehr. The first true assault rifle, Germany’s MP44 was chambered in 7.92x33mm Kurz.

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June 17th, 2011

SIG Sauer Offers Special Father’s Day Gun Service Promotion

We know many of our readers own one or more SIG Sauer handguns. And now, for Father’s Day, SIG owners can get their prized guns serviced at big savings. Now through June 22, 2011, the SIG Sauer Custom Shop is offering the full SIG Service Package for just $99.95 — that’s forty bucks off the regular rate of $139.95. Plus you get round-trip shipping at half-price ($27.50). In addition, if you purchase the SIG Service Package for $99.95, ALL additional Custom Shop Services are 30% OFF — including the Action Enhancement Package, E2 Conversion, and Short Reset Trigger.

The Father’s Day Special $99.95 SIG Service Package includes the following:

  • Complete disassembly and ultrasonic cleaning.
  • Replacement of commonly worn spring and pins.
  • Thorough inspection of entire firearm.
  • Replacement of sights with new Meprolight Night Sights (if desired).
  • Complete lubrication and assembly to factory specs
  • 1/2 Price Round Trip Shipping — an additional savings of $27.50!

Sig Sauer Service Promotion Fathers Day

Terms and Conditions
Phone orders only. This offer applies to U.S. customers only, and this cannot be combined with any other offer. The sale ends June 22, 2011 at 12PM Eastern time. 30% off other services only after purchase of the $99.95 package above.

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