Ruger SR40c Compact Pistol

Ruger sr40c Pics

Ruger has just came out with its compact version of the SR40 we reviewed last year.  The new SR40c will make it a little easier to conceale carry since it is about an inch shorter both in length and height from its bigger brother.  Other than the obvious size difference, there are basically no differences from the SR40 and the SR40c.  The SR40c has an adjustable 3-Dot sighting system; it features the same trigger safety and external safety system and is available in a black or stainless finish.  The SR40c also features an ambidextrous magazine release, loaded chamber indicator, and comes with a 9 round magazine.  The 15 round magazines with the SR40 can function in the SR40c.  Ruger’s new SR40c‘s barrel is 3.5 inches long with 6 groves producing a 1:16″ RH twist.  The SR40c’s price is an affordable $525 and should be hitting your local gun stores very soon.

sr40c review

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Noveske iPhone Case

It looks like Magpul aren’t the only firearm guys making an iPhone case.  Noveske Rifleworks LLC has one of their own.  I doubt its as rugged since Magpul has made theirs out of their proprietary polymer material, but hey, its for a phone.  The case looks pretty cool paying homage to the fire-breathing pig that’s featured on their popular muzzle brakes.  The design is finished off with a Noveske Logo with some cool looking graphics surrounding a rifle.  It has cutouts for the lens and functionality buttons.  The Noveske iPhone case costs $10 and is available at NoveskeRifleworks.com..

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Modular Driven Technologies Tac-21 Remington 700 Chasis


There are plenty of aftermarket accessories for the Remington 700; there are even more for the AR-15.  So combining these two platforms could lead to an endless amount of configurations, and that’s where the MDT TAC-21 comes in.  Modular Driven Technologies’ TAC-21 chassis for the Remington 700 short action is a Remington 700 stock system that will allow a 700 owner to put almost any AR buttstock and pistol grip they wish on their bolt action rifle.  Want to put a Magpul PRS on your Remington 700?  Want a detachable magazine or a Hogue pistol grip?  The MDT TAC-21 will probably be your best bet.

The MDT TAC-21 can accept any AR-15 buttstock and grip.  It also uses AICS 5 and 10 round magazines.  Its a drop in system that will accept any Remington 700 short action, no word on a long action model yet so you .300 win mag owners will just have to wait.  A free-floating barrel design helps with providing extra accuracy.  The TAC-21 has a full length 1913 picatinny rail up top that has a built in 20 MOA cant.  There’s sections on the chassis where a shooter can place extra pincatinny rails on if he/she wishes.  The TAC-21 also features buttstock adapters that can allow an owner to quickly swap out different buttstocks.

TAC-21 Review

All these features do come at a price.  The current price for the TAC-21 is $850 at Brownells.com and that’s without a buttstock or grip.  So if you’re looking to add the popular Magpul PRS stock and grip look at tacking on 300 more bucks to that which puts the total a little bit higher than another popular Remington 700 chassis, the AICS stock.  From the looks of it, the stock looks like a prime option for shooters looking to upgrade their Remington 700.  Its the closest thing I’ve seen to the ridiculously awesome looking MSR chassis that Remington is pitching the to military.  The only thing I would change, from judging by the pictures, is the safety cut out–it looks almost worthless, which would be somewhat of a concern for me if I couldn’t engage or disengage the safety.  Hopefully Gunblog.com can acquire one for a full review.  For the time being, check the promotional video below for the Modular Driven Technologies’ TAC-21.

 

 

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Savage Arms to Keep Producing 10 ML II Muzzleloader Rifles

10 ML II review

Ironically when Savage Arms announced they were ceasing production of their 10 ML II smokeless muzzleloader rifles due to a lack of demand, the thought of not being able to own one of the only modern muzzleloader rifles sent people scurrying to buy one.  So Savage decided to make a one time production run to allow those who were wanting a 10 ML II Muzzleloader to place an order and get one.  They started taking orders in January and are still playing catch up to the unexpected demand.  Savage Arms has decided to continue producing the 10 ML II indefinitely and they’re fulfilling orders as quickly as they can.  They’ve ramped up production to 3 shifts a day, 6 days a week to get those patient shooters their guns.  Savage Arms expects all current orders to be filled by the end of the year.  Our suggestion, if you want a Savage 10 ML II by 2012, order it at your local gun store now.

The Savage 10 ML II is a .50 caliber muzzleloader rifle that sports a 24 inch barrel with a 1 in 24″ twist, an overall length of 44″ and weighs 7.75 lbs.  It features a Savage AccuTrigger and is drilled and tapped for a scope mount.  Two stock finishes are available, black and camo; with the black having a MSRP of $638.00 and the Camo at $753.

Savage 10 ML reviewSavage Muzzleloader Review

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Saiga 12 Price being Reduced…

The firearms market is a very sensitive and reactionary market with sometimes politics being the price driving motivator.  When the ATF proposed a ban on all non sporting shotguns (a proposal that was as vague as it is unnecessary), the demand for popular Saiga 12 shotguns soared through the roof.  I immediately started seeing local gun shops upping their price in anticipation of not being able to sell Saiga shotguns anymore.  Well despite these fears, Century Arms is lowering their price on Saiga 12 shotguns and offering free shipping to dealers–so in short, if you see a stock Saiga 12 at your local gunshop for an outrageous price, and the seller cites the possible ban or shortage of shotguns for the sticker shock price, you might not want to believe their hype since they’re getting them cheaper than they were before.

 

 

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