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Henry Repeating Arms Celebrates a Century of the Cody Stampede Rodeo

A limited edition series of lever action rifles pays tribute to one of America’s longest-running professional rodeos.

Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Cody Stampede Rodeo, one of America’s longest running successful professional rodeos, and Henry Repeating Arms is tipping their hat to the centennial celebration with an exclusive 100th Anniversary Cody Stampede Rodeo lever action rifle in the iconic caliber of .45 Colt.

The rifles are available for sale to the public and all proceeds are applied to the celebration and preservation of the history of Cody, Wyoming as the “Rodeo Capital of the World.”

Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT embellished the rifles with highly detailed scrollwork engraving on the bright silver receivers which is surrounded with a 24K gold-filled lasso motif. The top of the receiver is engraved with the words, “1919 | Cody Stampede Centennial | 2019.” The rifles are built on Henry’s Big Boy Silver platform featuring a blued steel octagonal barrel, fully adjustable semi-buckhorn sights and a brass bead front sight, and fancy-grade American walnut stocks.

Henry President and Owner, Anthony Imperato says, “Cody, Wyoming is one of those places in this country that just oozes American history and a distinct Old West frontier vibe, and it’s a pleasure to celebrate that history with them. We really appreciate the great folks at the Cody Stampede Rodeo choosing our rifles for their centennial anniversary, and hopefully they will go a long way to preserving this important American heritage for another 100 years.”

The limited edition rifles will be available for sale to the public for $1,919 through the Cody Stampede office and Rocky Mountain Discount Sports of Cody, WY. All sales inquiries and requests for further information should be directed to info@codystampederodeo.com or the Cody Stampede Board Office at PO Box 1327, Cody, WY 82414, (307) 587-5155.

All Henry firearms can be purchased through a licensed firearms dealer. Most dealers offer a discount off of the MSRP. For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.

Remington Introduces Semi-Auto Non-NFA 12ga with 13″ Barrel

Company says V3 TAC-13 Represents Ultimate in Compact Personal Defense

Remington’s advanced, patented gas-operated system now available with a 13″ barrel and a Birdshead pistol grip, maintaining an OAL of greater than 26″, allowing it to escape the purview of NFA regulation as a short barreled shotgun or AOW.

The V3 Tac-13 is based off the VersaPort gas system. The Remington V3 Tac-13 cycles all 2 ¾ to 3-inch 12 gauge loads while reducing recoil to what Remington calls “a level previously unheard of in autoloaders.” All that comes with a price, however, with the Tac-13 commanding an MSRP just north of $900.

Remington TAC-13 Features:

  • Birdshead Pistol Grip – Allows for more ergonomic hold to help control the firearm and reduce recoil for the shooter.
  • Hand Strap – User adjustable to help control muzzle flip and improve handling characteristics.
  • Lightweight Aluminum Receiver – For easy, comfortable transport anywhere.
  • 13″ Light Contour Barrel – Compact and easy to carry anytime its needed
  • Reliable Feeding – Gas system optimized to run common light field loads or full power buck and slug and anything in between
  • Low Recoil – Patented Versaport gas system is self regulating and offers very manageable recoil in a compact package
  • Self Cleaning – Self-cleaning gas piston system greatly reduces time required for cleaning. With fewer parts than conventional gas systems, not only is cleaning easier but there are fewer parts to maintain.

Win a FREE Ruger 10/22 Shooting Package from Gunz and GunLink

#LetsGoShooting this National Shooting Sports Month… with a Free Rifle Package

August is National Shooting Sports Month – 31 beautiful summer days to celebrate a time-honored pastime and a part of our American heritage.

This month is the perfect time to get out to the range and do some plinking, participate in a shooting course or competition, or – with fall just around the corner – get your hunting rifle zeroed in.  It is also the perfect opportunity to take someone who is new to the world of firearms and shooting out and introduce them to firearms safety and other basics.

Whether you are a long-time shooter or just wanting to start dabbling in firearms, GunLink has teamed up with Gunz Incorporated to give away a fantastic shooting package that is equally well suited for popping cans at the range, qualifying at an Appleseed event, or taking down small game this hunting season.

Included in this great shooting package is America’s favorite .22LR rifle, the Ruger 10/22 semi-auto carbine with 2-position cross-bolt safety, Satin Black finish, 1:16 twist 18.5″ barrel featuring gold bead front sight and folding rear sight, and Hardwood Stock. It also comes with Ruger’s famously reliable 10-round rotary magazine, a Weaver 3-9×40 Scope, a Taylor Targets Spinner Target, and Ruger Branded Hard Case.

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Study Finds Fewer People Willing to Answer Questions about Gun Ownership

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

A common thought (maybe even a rational one) is that gun owners hesitate to share their status as gun owners in surveys. It makes perfect sense, particularly in times of heightened concerns that anti-gun politicians are plotting to restrict our 2nd Amendment rights and the routine vilification of law-abiding gun owners by politicians, celebrities, and the media. A recent study confirmed that more people are refusing to answer questions about firearms ownership.

Iowa State University political scientist Robert Urbatsch analyzed data from the General Social Survey (GSS) and found that the number of people refusing to answer a question about gun ownership roughly tripled since the year 2000. The increase appears steady from the year 2000 through 2016 and Urbatsch found the increased non-response rate concentrated among Republicans (though the rates among Democrats and Independents also increased). Coincidentally, Pew recently confirmed that gun ownership is far more common among Republicans – meaning, the people driving the increase in the GSS question refusals are also those most likely to own a gun. Go figure.

Urbatsch discusses how this increase could be driven by increased polarization, by political elites’ and partisan commentators’ fear-mongering, or by distrust of government and an institutionalized belief in individual autonomy. For some reason, more people are hesitating to share their gun-owning status with a stranger on the phone conducting a survey for the government.

This isn’t new. Take a look at the Gallup trend below; notice the sharp increase after 1993…right around the time Congress was working on a major gun control effort (the 1994 assault weapons ban). In December 1993, less than 0.5% of respondents refused to answer that question. In July 1996 (the next time the question was asked), 2% of respondents refused. The number acknowledging they had a gun in their household dropped from 49% to 38% in the same time period. The percent refusing first hit 4% in October 2009, then hit 4% again in October 2013 and October 2014 – when anti-gun politicians controlled both the White House and the Senate. The number of refusals dropped from 2016 to 2017. A simple trend line does not indicate causation…but one major difference between 2016 and 2017 was the political outlook. In 2016, there was a concern that a historically anti-gun politician could win the Presidency; by October 2017, President Trump had secured the White House.   Continue reading

I.O. Inc. Mini Revolver Makes Progress for 2018

At last year’s SHOT Show 2017, we were excited to see Inter Ordnance venture into different territory than what they are known. In their booth, they had micro revolvers similar to what you have probably seen from the likes of North American Arms.

Until recently, I.O. Inc. was largely known (for better or for worse) for the AK platform rifles which they began producing in the mid-2000s – and which gained a less than stellar reputation for quality and reliability; something with which the GunLink team has had first hand experience as owners of one of their duds. A few years later, I.O. shut down their AK production, moved to a re-tooled production facility, and began cranking out higher quality AKs (and, later, ARs) and started work on rebuilding their sullied name.

So when we saw the diminutive .22LR revolvers, dubbed the Valkyrie, in their booth last year, our interest was piqued, despite the fact that they were, at that point, nothing more than rapid-prototyped titanium samples with 3D printed grips with an MSRP of $260 and an expected ship date of last spring. And then… crickets.

This year in the I.O. Inc. booth, they had what appeared to be (nearly) production models of the minuscule SAO revolver, now apparently named the Escort.   Continue reading

Mossberg and Remington Unleash Double-Barreled Blast of Mag Fed Shotguns at SHOT Show 2018

Mag Fed Shotgun Showdown

A few weeks ago, Big Green made a lot of noise with their launch of the new Remington 870DM that involved a bunch of marketing-department-generated secrecy and rumors and buzz that culminated in a live online product unveiling of what turned out to be (much to nobody’s surprise) a detachable magazine fed model of their popular pump action 870 shotgun.

Then, last week at SHOT Show 2018, Mossberg introduced a competing detachable box magazine fed version of their popular pump action 590 shotgun called the 590M.

Nothing ground breaking, earth shattering, or game changing, but pretty cool products from the two main sport and defense shotgun manufacturers in the US. But the big question on our minds around here is “why did it take so long?” Or maybe it’s “which one is better?” We’ll try to answer at least one of those below.

Of course, box magazine fed shotguns are nothing especially new. Semi-auto box-fed shotguns have been around for a while. Black Aces Tactical does it with their Mossberg 500-based shotguns. And what about Hurricane Butterfly’s Typhoon 12, based on Hawk’s Chinese Remington 870 clone? Adaptive Tactical has been offering their Venom conversion kits for Mossberg/Maverick shotguns for a number of years, although they kind of cheat by feeding into the magazine tube and/or using a rotary magazine.

So, while feeding fat, blunt, sometimes ribbed, plastic, rimmed cartridges with varying lengths and weights from a magazine may be a challenge, it is not impossible. So, other than being difficult, why did it take so long for the major players to make their own? Our guess is that they were just taking a wait-and-see track and finally noticed the interest in this market segment based on the other third-party offerings.

As for which one of the new offerings from the big manufacturers is better, we’ll give you some info about them and let you decide.   Continue reading

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