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Hooyman® Saws has launched several new 2017 products for making pre-season prep easier than ever before. The new products include the MegaBite™ Hunter’s Combo, Pole Saw Lopper Attachment and Ratchet Pruner. Hooyman® MegaBite™ Trimming Tool Hunter’s Combo The new MegaBite Hunter’s Combo features two aggressive 8 inch MegaBite XP 4-edge tooth blades for fast and clean cuts.

Hooyman Saws Releases Trimming Tools Perfect for Pre-Season Prep

Hooyman Saws Releases Trimming Tools Perfect for Pre-Season PrepHooyman® Saws has launched several new 2017 products for making pre-season prep easier than ever before. The new products include the MegaBite™ Hunter’s Combo, Pole Saw Lopper Attachment and Ratchet Pruner. Hooyman® MegaBite™ Trimming Tool Hunter’s Combo The new MegaBite Hunter’s Combo features two aggressive 8 inch MegaBite XP 4-edge tooth blades for fast and clean cuts. The interchangeable design lets you switch between the bone blade and the wood blade with ease, making it the ideal tool for both pre-season prep and hunting season. Features Include: Includes 2 blades, handle and nylon sheath MegaBite Bone Blade quickly cuts bone and other material XP tooth design easily cuts meat and hide without clogging Hooyman® Pole "Saw Lopper Attachment" The new Pole Saw Lopper Attachment is the perfect addition to Hooyman’s Extendable Tree Saws. Smaller limbs can be hard to saw, but the Pole Saw Lopper Attachment tackles the smaller branches with ease while utilizing the length of Hooyman Pole Saws. Features Include: Includes carrying pouch to secure to the pole with hook and loop straps Blade made of SK5 Steel with 2.25″ curved bypass cutting blade Cuts branches up to 1.5″ in diameter Hooyman® Ratchet Pruner The Hooyman Ratchet Pruner is made of aluminum creating a lightweight but strong design. The Ratchet Pruner features a push button detachment to detach a handsaw that features the same premium components as Hooyman’s extendable saws. Features Include: Ultra-strong SK5 high carbon steel blade Black Teflon® blade coating for smooth, easy cuts Quick-detach folding saw in handle with MegaBite™ XP 4-edge tooth design For more information on the new Hooyman trimming tools click here. About Battenfeld Technologies, Inc. Battenfeld Technologies, Inc. is the industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, specialty tools and cutlery. We produce innovative, top quality products under: Caldwell® Shooting Supplies; Wheeler® Engineering; Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies; Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools; Lockdown® Vault Accessories; Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws; Smith & Wesson® Accessories; M&P® Accessories; Thompson/Center Arms™ Accessories; Schrade®, Old Timer®, and Uncle Henry® knives and specialty tools; and Imperial™ knives. For more information about Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.® products, visit www.BTIbrands.com .

Hands On! Knife Review of CRKT Carson F4

Hands On! Knife Review of CRKT Carson F4

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379cf382121_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379cf382121_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Most of the time you don't need a big knife. Sometimes you specifically need a smaller knife. The Columbia River Knife and Tool Carson F4 fits the bill perfectly as either a back-up blade or small primary knife that doesn't take up much gear in your kit. Related GunDigest Articles Illustration: Anatomy of a Survival Knife Video: CMMG Mk47 Mutant Review Tactical Shotgun: Mossberg Flex Review The beauty of this knife is in the sheath; called the convertible carry system by CRKT. The tough Zytel sheath offers at least five different carry options and folks more creative than I am will certainly find others. With holes and slots and a reversible clip, the Carson F4 can be anything from a belt knife to a neck knife to back-up blade woven into MOLLE gear or laced onto a backpack. The sheath holds the knife firmly in any of the carry positions and yet provides for an easy draw when you reach for the handle. There is one issue with the design. It seems that with one exception, no matter how you affix the knife for carry, you will be drawing it with a reverse grip. Only if you wear the sheath inside the waistband with the clip on the outside of your pants will the knife come to your hand in a standard grip.  Not really a design flaw, just something you should know when trying to rig up the knife.

Ranking The 10 Best Air Rifles of 2020

Ranking The 10 Best Air Rifles of 2020

Gone are the days when air rifles are consistently inferior to traditional firearms. Modern technological advances have turned air rifles into useful tools for hunting small game. The best air rifles on the market today are incredibly accurate and easy to handle. They also have the benefit of needing less expensive ammunition and that ammunition doesn’t go bad like primers, powders, or cases will. In this article, we’re going to rank the Best Air Rifles so that you can find a safe gun for hunting birds, squirrels, rodents, and other small game. Before you move on to purchasing your own air rifle, be sure to read through our comprehensive Buyer’s Guide and Frequently Asked Questions sections to learn as much as possible about air rifles and how to make the right purchase for your needs. 1. Gamo Big Cat 1400 .177-Caliber Air Rifle Click here for the lowest price on Amazon The newest addition to the Big Cat family is the most powerful Big Cat every made. It boasts Gamo’s new Smooth Action Trigger, which maximizes pinpoint accuracy. It also comes with an all-weather synthetic stock that offers rubberized grips and a Shock Wave Absorber that reduces recoil shock by up to 74 percent. The Gamo Big Cat 1400 achieves 1400 feet per second shot velocities with PBA Platinum ammunition ( 2 ). This single shot air rifle boasts a 33-millimeter Cylinder power plant and a break barrel single cocking system. It features a manual trigger safety, 4×32 scope with rings, and twin cheek pads for comfortable, ambidextrous shooting. 2. Benjamin Marauder Synthetic Stock .22-Caliber Pellet Air Rifle Click here for the lowest price on Amazon This air rifle is designed for the hunter that wants a lightweight, adaptable firearm. Its new synthetic stock makes it weigh in lighter, but also maintains optimal balance for field carry. It also comes with an ambidextrous raised comb so that it can adapt to firing from either shoulder as circumstances and shooters dictate. The Benjamin Marauder boasts a choked and internally shrouded barrel that guarantees both precision and ultra-quiet operation. It’s arguably the most accurate and quietest rifle in its class and it features a two-stage-adjustable, match-grade trigger system that functions to make every shot smooth and steady. Its 8-round magazine also allows for fast follow-up shots. 3. Remington Tyrant XGP .177 Click here for the lowest price on Amazon The Remington Tyrant XGP .177 is perfect for small game hunters that need precision accuracy. This break barrel air rifle also offers an ambidextrous synthetic stock, but this one is outfit with a Monte Carlo cheek piece and a comfortable rubberized recoil pad to reduce wear and tear on your cheek and shoulder. This air rifle comes with a 4×32 scope to help you aim more quickly and fire off more accurate shots. It’s a single shot rifle with a two-stage trigger and a fixed muzzle-suppressing device. With .177-caliber lead pellets, this air rifle is capable of shooting at 1000 feet per second (fps). It also weighs just 6.6 pounds and features a barrel length of 16.5 inches. 4. RWS Model 34 .22-Caliber Pellet Air Rifle Click here for the lowest price on Amazon This .22-caliber air rifle can top out above the 800 fps mark. It’s designed for the hunter that wants a rifle that can deliver on performance without offering too many features that just end up getting in the way. It offers polished blued metalwork, full-sized hardwood stock with an ambidextrous design, and a two-stage adjustable trigger system. The RWS Model 34 is also a great choice for hunters looking for a magnum air rifle that won’t break the bank. Tis air rifle weighs in at just 7.5 pounds and offers a barrel length of 19 inches. It comes with a 4×32 scope to help ensure shot accuracy. Recommended pellets for this air rifle include RWS’ Meisterkugeln, Super Point, Super H-Point, and Superdome ( 1 ). 5. Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Break Barrel .22-Caliber Air Rifle Click here for the lowest price on Amazon If you’re searching for an air rifle that’s fast, quiet, and easy to use, give this one from Benjamin Trail a good look. It boasts the Nitro Piston powered break barrel, which produces 70% less noise than comparable spring-powered air rifles. It also offers less recoil and a smooth cocking mechanism that makes a successful day of hunting pain-free. The Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 includes a 3-9x40mm CenterPoint precision scope, which features an adjustable objective and range-estimating reticle. It also comes with a bull barrel, picatinny mounting rail system, installed sling mounts, and a ventilated rubber recoil pad. With 24 feet pounds of muzzle energy and shot velocities up to 1500 fps, this rifle means game over for small game. 6. Crosman M4-177 Pneumatic Pump .177-Caliber Air Rifle Click here for the lowest price on Amazon The Crosman M4-177 is a perfect firearm for anyone that wants the look and feel of an M4, but with more ammunition flexibility. This air rifle can shoot BBs or pellets and its multi-pump design means you can pump it up to ten times to achieve higher shot velocities. It also allows you to pump less if you’re going for easy, all-day shooting. This air rifle is pump action, so it doesn’t require a battery or carbon dioxide for functionality. It boasts a 350 round BB reservoir and also comes with a pellet magazine. This rifle features an aperture rear sight that’s adjustable for windage and a post front sight that’s adjustable for elevation. Both sights are removable and also boasts an adjustable scoping stock, sling loops, and a manual safety. 7. Ruger Targis Hunter Max .22 Click here for the lowest price on Amazon Perfect for shooting small game in your backyard or out in the field, this air rifle offers a TNT gas piston power plant and Nucleus rail system. The power plant and rail system work together to provide an excellent shooting experience designed to satisfy new air rifle hunters and experienced handlers equally. The "Ruger Targis Hunter" Max .22 boasts SilenceAir technology and an ambidextrous automatic safety for versatile shooting. It also offers a rifled barrel and rubber recoil pad. This rifle comes with a 3-9×32 AO airgun specific scope that’s easy to mount and get on target. If you prefer open sights, it also has fiber optic sights ready to go. 8. Hatsan Model 95 Combo Rifle Click here for the lowest price on Amazon This air rifle is designed for the hunter that prioritizes the look of a rifle just as much as its performance. This rifle’s ambidextrous Turkish walnut stock gives is a beautiful, authentic feel that’s sure to make a good first impression. But it also reinforces that impression by delivering a maximum shot velocity of 1000 fps. The Hatsan Model 95 Combo rifle is a single-shot, break barrel rifle that relies on a spring-powered piston. It boasts a rifled steel barrel and a Quattro two-stage match trigger that’s adjustable for trigger-pull weight, first stage, second stage, and length of travel. It also features a fixed TruGlo fiber optic front sight and fully adjustable TruGlo fiber optic rear sight. 9. Crosman Rogue SBD .177-Caliber Air Rifle Click here for the lowest price on Amazon The Crosman Rogue SBD air rifle is designed for small game hunters that want to stay as quiet and stealthy as possible. Its’ new silencing barrel device (SBD) makes it capable of dispatching paper targets and small game three times quieter than other break barrels in its class. It also offers smoother cocking, no spring torque, smoother shooting, and no spring fatigue even if left cocked for hours. This air rifle boasts a Nitro 2 gas piston that functions 15 percent faster than standard gas pistons. It also comes with an all-weather synthetic stock, front and rear sights, and a rifled steel barrel. It features an adjustable, two-stage, clean break trigger and requires less cocking force than similar models. Finally, this air rifle functions perfectly in cold weather and lasts longer than rifles that rely on a metal spring to deliver the action. 10. Air Arms S200 FT Air Rifle Click here for the lowest price on Amazon Those looking for a low-cost introduction to PCP shooting ( 3 ) should consider the "Air Arms S200" FT air rifle because of its relatively small size. Despite that size, this gun delivers well when hunting small game at short and medium distances. It includes a quick-release connector for the air reservoir and you’ll be able to shoot between 50 and 60 times on a single air charger. This air rifle boasts a maximum shot velocity of 800 fps and a max fill pressure of 2,700 pounds per square inch (PSI). It offers a rifled barrel style and relies on a pre-charged pneumatic mechanism to deliver the action. This rifle features an 11-millimeter dovetail rail, a 19.09-inch barrel length, and weighs in at 6.17 pounds. — Buyer’s Guide So now that you’ve seen the top ten air rifles on the market today, it’s time to figure out how to narrow down your options a bit further. This Buyer’s Guide will focus on several characteristics of air rifles that you should be familiar with before settling on one. Power Plant The first major characteristic that categorically separates air rifles from one another is the power plant. This is the mechanism responsible for the rifle’s operation. There are four major types of power plants that we’ll cover here: spring piston, carbon dioxide, pneumatic, and pre-charged pneumatic. Spring Piston The spring piston is the most common method of operation for high-powered air rifles. The operation is guaranteed through a spring system that also utilizes an air piston to propel pellets or BBs. This method of operation requires that the user manually retract the spring using some form of leverage. For your money, air rifles powered by a spring piston system are usually the most accurate and affordable choice. They rely on simple and reliable technology so they are also less likely to jam or malfunction. Their only limitations come in the forms of the caliber of ammunition they are compatible with and the fact that they’re really useful for small game only. Carbon Dioxide Air rifles that rely on carbon dioxide use pre-filled cartridges that usually contain 12 grams of compressed air in a metallic cylinder. This cylinder is attached to the rifle and is the only power source for semi-automatic air rifles. As far as replacing empty cartridges goes, they are usually very easy to find and affordable to acquire ( 4 ). Air rifles that utilize carbon dioxide cartridges don’t require regular pumping action, which makes operation simpler. However, they do tend to suffer from inconsistencies related to how outside temperatures can decrease the pressure inside the cartridges. These inconsistencies sometimes compromise the rifle’s velocity and accuracy. For this reason, rifles that rely on CO2 are best used for plinking and recreational shooting. Pneumatic Pneumatic air rifles also rely on compressed air to propel pellets or BBs, but they rely on pump action to create that pressurized air. There are several different types of pneumatic air rifles, including single-stroke and multi-pump. Single-stroke air rifles function when the user consistently pumps the rifle before every shot. This system guarantees greater consistency in terms of accuracy, which makes rifles that use it a great choice for target shooting. However, the extra movement, noise, and time that they require make them a less suitable choice for hunting. Multi-pump air rifles are a favorite of those looking for convenience above all else. These rifles feature an air reservoir that utilizes a built-in air pump. When you need to fill the reservoir with compressed air, you can pump it multiple times to pressurize for multiple shots. Pre-Charged Pneumatic Pre-charged pneumatic air rifles are also sometimes simply referred to as “PCP” rifles. They still rely on a controlled amount of compressed air, but an air compressor or hand pump pre-charges their reservoirs in these rifles. Depending on the caliber of ammunition you’re using, you’ll be able to shoot these rifles from ten to a few dozen times on a single charge. Air rifles that use this method of operation can be very powerful. Some are capable of firing large ammunition and taking down medium game. The major downside of pre-charged pneumatic air rifles is their price. But they also require the additional investment into what can be an expensive air filling system. Mechanism While most of the best air rifles on the market rely on a break barrel mechanism, there are several other types that you should be aware of. These types include under lever, side lever, and semi-automatic. Break Barrel Break barrel air rifles feature a barrel that hinges downward. When it does so, this cocks the spring and opens the barrel. Once it’s open, this is when you load a pellet into the barrel. Rifles with this mechanism are simple to use and are often incredible lightweight. Their simplicity also makes them much more reliable. Break barrel rifles are also very easy to deconstruct and upgrade. If you do purchase a break barrel air rifle, iron sights and usually the most compatible optics option in terms of maintaining accuracy. Under Lever Under lever air rifles have the cocking lever directly underneath the barrel. When operating, you’ll grab the lever and pull toward the butt of the rifle to cock the spring and open the breech for loading. Air rifles that use this mechanism don’t offer any torque when firing the weapon because of this lever design. This design is also ambidextrous, which makes this type of air rifle highly adaptable. Side Lever Air rifles with a side lever mechanism are operated by grabbing a lever that’s mounted on the side and pulling it backward (towards the rear of the rifle). This action cocks the piston and opens the breech for you to load the pellet. Although similar to under lever rifles, these tend to be more durable and less sensitive to rough handling. That said, they aren’t ambidextrous so they can be difficult for left-handed shooters. Semi-Automatic Semi-automatic air rifles don’t require any manual cocking after the first round. Ammunition is fed from a magazine and fires one round per pull of the trigger. Referring to the power plants we went over above, most semi-automatic air rifles rely on either a carbon dioxide or PCP power plant. Scopes and Sights If you’re going to be using your air rifle for any medium distance shooting, you’ll probably want to look into the scope and/or sight options to improve your accuracy. If you’ll mainly be doing backyard shooting, you might not need a scope or sight. That said, let’s discuss scopes, scope mounts, and sights in a bit more detail. If you want to add a scope to your air rifle, the first thing to consider is the exact type of scope your preferred rifle is compatible with. Certain rifles only accept limited mounts and some can’t accept mounts at all. When it comes to scopes with air rifles, it’s vital that the scope is rated for use with air rifles. If not, they usually won’t last long because of the way that many air rifles produce reverse recoil. When deciding on the proper scope mount for your air rifle, the tube millimeter measurement is the one to pay attention to. This measurement will tell you if a certain scope mount will fit. Tubes and optics come in a variety of sizes, so making sure they are compatible is critical. Lastly, some air rifles actually function better with iron sights than a scope. If you mainly intend to use your air rifle for short range shooting, iron sights are usually going to be sufficient. But if you want to maximize accuracy for medium or long range shooting, peep or aperture sights are the ticket. "Frequently Asked Questions" Air rifle use and operation takes some time to learn, especially for new shooters. In this section, we’ll answer some of the most common concerns about air rifles so that you feel confident moving forward with your buying process, as well as the use and maintenance of an air rifle. Are fixed barrel rifles more accurate than break barrel rifles? The break barrel action means that the rifle’s barrel moves slightly with each shot. This means it isn’t always in the exact same place, which can indeed affect accuracy. However, most of the modern break barrels are so well manufactured that the average shooter won’t recognize the accuracy difference between a break barrel and a fixed barrel. For experienced shooters, however, a fixed barrel is the way to go. Which caliber is best? This largely depends on the type of shooting you prefer. Target shooters and plinkers tend to opt for .177 caliber. If you’ll mainly be using your air rifle for pest control or hunting small game, then you’ll probably want .20 or .22 caliber. And those that wish to seek medium game with an air rifle, there are now models capable of firing .25 caliber and 9-millimeter ammunition. How do I make sure I get the most accurate shot possible with an air rifle? There are potentially many answers to this question. For starters, accuracy depends on your shooting technique and how you hold the rifle. The only way to improve in these areas is with practice. But as far as the rifle itself, there are also several other factors that can cause an inaccurate shot. These include incorrect pellet type, a dirty barrel, loose sights or scope, loose barrel pivot bolt, and loose stock screws. Why do air rifles require different scopes that firearm rifles? Unlike most firearm rifles, air rifles that rely on a spring piston mechanism generate heavy recoil and vibration in both the forward and rearward directions. Because of this, scopes manufactured for air rifles are made to withstand the heavy bi-directional recoil and vibration. Air rifle scopes also typically come with parallax adjustment that allows closer focus. Most will focus down to 10 yards because air rifles are usually used for short and medium range shooting. Summary If you’re looking for a non-toy grade gun that’s easy to handle and great for ridding your yard of those small pests, an air rifle is a great choice. We hope that you enjoyed this review of the best air rifles of 2019 and we wish you the best of luck selecting the right air rifle for you!

Top-Tier Transformer: SIG Sauer P320 Compact

Top-Tier Transformer: SIG Sauer P320 Compact

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379cb11897f_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379cb11897f_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The new SIG Sauer P320 shifts shape and caliber with stunning ease, offering shooters a level of modularity never before seen with pistols. The author was able to fire the P320 with a SilencerCo Osprey 45 suppressor and found it to be a nice pairing. If the AR-15 has taught manufacturers anything, it’s that Americans love modularity. Hell, people have been customizing cars, shoes and everything under the sun since antiquity. So it’s strange that no pistol has been as configurable and customizable as America’s favorite black rifle. At least, that was the case, until the recent introduction of SIG Sauer’s ultra-modular polymer-framed handgun, the SIG P320. Skeptics out there are already bemoaning the impossibility of matching the AR-15’s countless array of aftermarket parts and ability to change calibers at will. They’re not wrong, but SIG is circumventing the limiting nature of pistol designs regarding caliber by redefining what the pistol legally is. As with any firearm, the ATF classifies the serialized part as the de facto firearm. That serialized part cannot be sent directly to an individual’s home without a proper FFL. Raise Your Sig Sauer IQ This is important because for most polymer pistols, shooters wanting a different color grip or a new variation must buy a new handgun. SIG’s solution is to create a modular internal frame component consisting of a trigger group and serialized receiver that can accept different grip types, colors and even calibers. Because those parts aren’t considered “firearms,” they can be sent directly to the shooter’s home. SIG even renamed the grip component as a Grip Shell to further distinguish it from the serialized portion. I know what you’re thinking: I mentioned the word “serial” a lot in the previous few paragraphs, and also, the concept of modular Grip Shells sounds familiar. It should. SIG introduced this idea back in 2007 with its P250 line of handguns. The major difference between the two is the method of cartridge detonation; the P250 is hammer­-fired, while the P320 is striker-­fired. The reason SIG made this change is because they found, like so many others, that Americans are now fully accustomed to striker-­fired handguns. Between their ever-consistent trigger pull, snag­free internalized design and idiot­proof simplicity, these pistols are an easy sell to new shooters and veteran handgunners alike. Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! The model reviewed is the P320 Compact. It differs from the full-sized model in three regards: It has a smaller grip shell, shorter slide/barrel and takes reduced capacity magazines. However, the Compact’s grip shell still accepts full-sized magazines and even the full-length slide assembly. Alternatively, the full-sized barrel can be installed in a compact frame, but it protrudes out past the end of the frame. Related GunDigest Articles Sig Sauer Releases New Supersonic .300 Blackout Ammo SIG Sauer MCX Review SIG Sauer Expands KILO Rangefinder Line The obvious advantage of this modularity is for shooters who want to buy a carry pistol that can also be converted into a full-sized bedside gun or competition handgun. The less obvious benefit is the translation of skills and muscle memory from range plinker to carry gun. Most people don’t get enough trigger time on their concealed carry pistol to be as effective as possible in a life or death situation. The reasons are many, but for most it boils down to carry guns being unpleasant to fire. They choose something too powerful, too compact or both. The P320 alleviates this by making the choice less permanent. Shooters who bought the P320 Subcompact in .357 SIG can change their pistol’s configuration to a compact model in 9mm Parabellum if the recoil and cost of .357 SIG is too great. The SIG Sauer P320 is an excellent choice for carry, plinking or home defense. Shown here with a suppressor and laser sight. Author Photo Another benefit of the interchangeable Grip Shell system is it also takes pressure off new shooters looking for a first pistol. Many newbies don’t yet understand what constitutes a properly fitting handgun, but after weeks or months of shooting experience, they may find their chosen handgun could be better. Now, these shooters can purchase additional Grip Shell sizes as their taste matures. For example, I’m a small-handed shooter, and my first handgun was a second generation Glock 17—basically a polymer 2×4. After thousands of rounds downrange, I became proficient with the handgun and learned to work around the ill-fitting grip, but I could have been much better served with a thinner or smaller-gripped pistol. With the small diameter grip on the P320, even my petite wife can reach every control on the pistol without shifting her grip—something she can’t even do on a 1911. The number of controls on the P320 is also very limited. There are four controls on the entire firearm: the trigger, magazine release, slide stop and disassembly lever. Notice the lack of external safety on the handgun. To the uninformed, this may seem like a recipe for disaster, but truthfully it shows SIG understands what combat or concealed carry pistols need most. Simplicity. The most innovative feature of the P320 is its ability to swap between different configurations courtesy of its unique Grip Shells. Author Photo Lethal force experts like Massad Ayoob speak at length on tachycardia and the resulting loss of fine motor skills during firefights. With a shooter’s heart beating loud enough they can’t hear their surroundings, the last thing an adrenaline-fueled, shaky-handed defender needs is to mess with a safety lever. Self-defense theory and tactics aside, the P320 lives up to SIG’s reputation for creating solid, dependable handguns without compromise. In testing, the P320 Compact was shot with all frames and two variations of magazines (full and compact length) and ran without issue across 600 rounds of various ammo types. This included Hornady TAP, Wolf, Tula Brown Bear, Winchester White Box, Winchester +P NATO spec and even some Buffalo Bore rounds.

Ruger Releases American Pistol Compact .45 with Manual Safety

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379d15778d1_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379d15778d1_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Ruger is continuing to bet on the American Pistol, expanding the options for shooters with a new variation for 2017. The American Pistol seemed to have an impossible task. Ruger ’s polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol was released to a market plum lousy with that particular style of handgun. Perhaps beating the odds, the pistol has found its place in the ocean of black plastic. Related GunDigest Articles Ruger Introduces American Pistol Compact in .45 ACP Ruger Adds Compact Model to American Pistol Line SHOT Show 2016: Ruger American Pistol Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! The New Hampshire gunmaker is continuing to bet on the American Pistol, expanding the options with a new variation for 2017. The .45 ACP Compact model is now available with an ambidextrous manual safety. Located at the rear of the frame and configured to be engaged and disengaged with a flick of the thumb, the safety offers ample real estate for manipulation. The size is a plus, allowing quick operation with gloves or when fine motor skills are degraded by adrenalin. It also adds a peace of mind to the popular concealed-carry sized pistol, adding a redundancy against a negligent discharge. The only vital spec the manual safety modifies on the pistol is its width, and it scarcely does that. The option tacks on .11 inches of width to the original’s dimensions, giving it a final measure of 1.51-inches across.

How to Build an AR-15 Lower Receiver: Safety Selector and Pistol Grip

We’re now halfway through the steps for building our AR-15 lower receiver. We last left off with installing the hammer , and ready to move on to adding the safety selector and pistol grip. If you wanted to know what tools I’m referencing in this article, check out the tools and components post . The video embedded above is a visual walk-through of the steps covered in this post, but to make it more convenient, I’ve listed the time stamps that reference our specific steps. Just slide the safety selector in from the left and you’re selector is installed. Pretty easy, huh? (15:17) Step 7 – Safety Selector This step is a real quick one. Take your safety selector and install it from the left side of the lower receiver while facing up as it would be in the fire position. It should rotate freely. I told you it was a real quick one. (15:52) Step 8 – Pistol Grip Remove the lower receiver from the vise block, flip it upside down, and then secure it back onto the vise block. We will be utilizing gravity to our advantage installing the pistol grip upside down. Now, retrieve the safety selector detent, safety selector spring, pistol grip lock washer and pistol grip screw. Notice how the safety selector detent has a pointed tip on one side. You will be dropping this detent into the hole pointed side down. Let’s test the pistol grip. Grab it. Does it jiggle? Does it wiggle? If it doesn’t, then you have it secured in place properly. However, you still have to check the safety selector for proper function. Flip the safety selector to safe, and with your hand over the hammer, pull the trigger. You should not be able to move the trigger much, and the hammer should not fall. Now switch the selector to fire, and with your hand over the hammer again, perform the same test. If the hammer is released when you pull the trigger, you are good to go. We only have two steps left. The last post in the How to Build an AR-15 Lower Receiver series will walk you through installing the receiver extension, rear takedown pin, and, finally, the buttstock, and then we’re on to the AR upper build! Hang in there.

Summary

Hooyman® Saws has launched several new 2017 products for making pre-season prep easier than ever before. The new products include the MegaBite™ Hunter’s Combo, Pole Saw Lopper Attachment and Ratchet Pruner. Hooyman® MegaBite™ Trimming Tool Hunter’s Combo The new MegaBite Hunter’s Combo features two aggressive 8 inch MegaBite XP 4-edge tooth blades for fast and clean cuts.