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May 10th, 2012

CMP Now Selling M1 Garand Barreled Receivers for $350.00

NOTE: This article was released in May 2012. That is over TEN YEARS AGO. The items are no longer offered with such pricing.

M1 Garand barreled receivers (item RM1SABRWB) are now available from the CMP for $350.00 plus $12.95 shipping. Combine one of these with an $82.00 walnut M1 Garand replacement stock from Boyds’ Gunstocks and you’ll have a handsome and affordable rig. (But sights, trigger group, op rod, gas system, and other key components must still be acquired.) These are Grade B receivers with “service grade” or “high quality service grade” barrels. The CMP notes that: “Receiver may have minor pitting / frosting above and below below the wood line and has been refinished. Bolt includes: extractor, extractor spring & plunger, ejector, ejector spring and firing pin.”

M1 Garand CMP barreled action receiver

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May 10th, 2012

3rd Edition of Firearms Guide DVD — Bigger and Better

With information on over 55,000 firearms, the Firearms Guide is the most comprehensive resource on guns ever created. And now it’s bigger and better than ever. The updated 3rd Edition of the Firearms Guide is now available on DVD for $39.95 from Impressum Media.

Think of this as a digital encyclopedia of guns — the mother of all gun reference guides. The sheer amount of information is mind-boggling. The Firearms Guide covers over 55,000 models of firearms, airguns, and ammo from 500 manufacturers. Products are illustrated with 36,000 high-res color photos, plus 3,000+ schematics with parts lists for 268 gun-makers. If you’re a gunsmith or armorer, you’ll want to buy this DVD, just to have the searchable schematics with part numbers handy.

If you are a gun collector, or just an information junkie, you’ll find this DVD to be an invaluable resource. The DVD’s scope is truly worldwide, with coverage of gun makers in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, South Africa and Asia as well as North America. With the DVD’s search capability you can search by gun caliber, manufacturer, and key features (e.g. “.223 Rem, Colt, folding stock”). There are 14 different search criteria — this allows you to “drill down” precisely to find the gun you want in seconds. Shown below are typical profiles of listed products:

There are some cool bonus features that significantly enhance the $39.95 DVD:

  • 3,000+ detailed, zoomable schematics from 268 manufacturers.
  • 500 Printable Targets: game animals, silhouettes, crosshairs, sight-ins, fun targets.
  • FFL Locator – Searchable database of over 62,000 gun dealers in the USA with contact info.
  • US-EU Ammo Caliber Chart: Cartridge equivalency charts identify the correct domestic equivalent of European ammo.
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May 10th, 2012

With 49% Increase in Q1 Sales, Ruger Stock Price Jumps

Sturm, Ruger & CompanyThe good news continues for Sturm, Ruger & Co. (Ruger) which has seen huge gains in its stock price over that past couple of years. Ruger recently reported that first-quarter sales were up 49% compared to the same period in the previous year. That announcement has caused Ruger shares to rise over 6% just today! (Many of us now wish we’d bought some Ruger stock in 2010 — Ruger shares are trading today at 49.38, up from 16.93 two years ago.)

New products such as the Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle, the Ruger SR22 pistol and the Ruger American Rifle are driving sales growth. Said CEO Michael Fifer, “New product introductions were a significant component of our sales growth as new product sales represented $40.8 million or 37% of sales in the first quarter of 2012.” Ruger’s results again beat Wall Street expectations. Ruger has beaten the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the last seven quarters.

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