Friday, September 9, 2011

Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

The new Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle is a light easy to carry all day short rifle with the power to hunt big game, or use it as a fighting weapon. It is a 308 bolt action for anything and everything. The MSRP says $999.00, but I've seen it as low as $799.00 in So. Cal.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ruger SR556 E E. The Ruger SR556 E is the new AR model that Ruger put out this year, and it is getting lots of attention because of its price-tag. Although many say that the MSRP of $1375.00 is still too high, but I've seen it recently in San Bernardino for $1199.00; so I'm sure people around the country could probably get for less.

Anyway I think its worth getting just because it is the "E" model, haha!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ruger LC9

It has been almost three years now since Ruger introduced their 380 LCP at the 2008 SHOT Show. That little pistol has proven to be one of the hottest-selling pistols ever built, and the little jewels are still selling as fast as Ruger can produce them, despite some really good competitive pistols on the market. Since the introduction of the LCP 380, many have been yearning for Ruger to produce a pocket-sized 9x19mm pistol. Ruger’s excellent SR9c is a compact double-stack 9mm, and while it is one of the best compact nines on the market, it is still thicker than what many shooters want, and the requests for a slimmer nine have continued. Ruger has a “Voice of the Customer” program, and also a link at to email the CEO, Mike Fifer. Ruger listens to what the customer wants to buy, and many have been asking for a subcompact 9x19mm pistol. Ruger has now answered those calls with the LC9; a slimmer, shorter, lighter-weight pistol chambered for the 9x19mm cartridge.
The LC9 is more kin to the LCP than it is to the SR9c pistol. Like the LCP, the LC9 is a hammer-fired, locked-breech single-column pistol. The new LC9 is sized-up from the LCP just enough to work with the longer, more-powerful 9x19 cartridge. The LC9 has a lightweight polymer frame with an aluminum insert that keeps weight down and helps absorb recoil. The barrel and slide have a matte black finish to the alloy steel that closely matches that of the polymer frame. The LC9 also has features that many want on a defensive pistol. The slide locks back when the magazine runs empty. The LC9 also has a manual thumb safety on the left side for right-handed shooters. The LC9 has a butter-smooth trigger pull, and the action of the slide partially cocks the hammer, resulting in an excellent trigger pull for a pocket pistol. In addition, the LC9 wears a real set of easy-to-see drift-adjustable steel sights dovetailed into the slide. Atop the slide is a loaded-chamber indicator, which is easy to see and to feel, making this pistol California compliant. California is a huge market, and with the built-in firing pin safety, manual thumb safety, magazine safety, internal key lock, and loaded chamber indicator, the LC9 will be available to folks throughout most of the United States. The LC9 uses dual recoil springs which ride on a nylon guide rod.

Critical dimensions are listed in the chart below. Since the LC9 is bound to be compared to both the SR9c and the 380 LCP, we will do that here. The weights are listed in ounces, and linear measurements in inches. The grip and frame widths were measured at their widest points, which includes the control levers. Maximum width includes safety levers. Height includes the sights and magazine base. The LC9 comes with a flat magazine base and also with a finger extension base. The height was measured with the flat base installed. The trigger pull on the LC9 pistol is very good, with a smooth release. Like the 380 LCP, the slide pre-cocks the action. The trigger pull is listed as pounds of pressure. Weights are listed with an empty magazine in place.

This new Ruger LC9 is one of the companies newest pride and joy, for the Ruger fanatics have been asking for a 9mm version of the LCP; well its finally here. I provided the images and review that good ole Mister Jeff Quinn did on this piece earlier in the year, for I think that he provides a well written formula for reviewing firearms, so enjoy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ruger SR40c

The most oft-heard comment about the SR40c at Gunsite among the writers, reviewers, and instructors was how soft-shooting the pistol felt in the hand. Recoil is not painful at all, and the weapon is very quick to get back on target between shots. Like the SR9c before it, this SR40c feels perfect in my hand. I prefer the compact version to the full-size counterpart, whether in 9x19mm or 40 S&W. Placing the included finger extension on the compact magazine makes a world of difference in the feel and controllability of the SR40c, without compromising comfort or concealability.

Like the rest of the SR auto pistol family, the SR40c has several useful features. The sights are adjustable, black, and rugged, wearing the popular white-dot pattern. The SR pistols have unobtrusive ambidextrous thumb safeties that block both the trigger and slide from movement. Also given the ambidextrous treatment is the magazine release. It is easily manipulated with either hand. The trigger guard is rounded, and offers ample room for even a gloved finger. The slide is serrated front and rear for easy manipulation. The trigger pulls are smooth, and consistent from shot to shot. The SR pistols have an accessory rail for the attachment of a flashlight or other accessory. The backstraps are reversible, offering the choice of a flat or arched backstrap. Being striker-fired, there is no chance of hammer bite, and the web of the shooter's hand is well-protected from being cut by the slide. Disassembly is quick and easy, and requires no tools. The slide locks open on an empty magazine, and the pistol will not fire if dropped, or if a magazine is not in place. The SR extractor is huge, and takes a good bite on the fired cartridge case, working with the blade ejector to eject the empty brass cleanly. Atop the slide is a loaded-chamber indicator that is easily seen and felt, immediately letting the user know the condition of the chamber. The frame, trigger, and mag release are made of reinforced polymer. The slide and barrel are stainless steel, and the sights are blued carbon alloy steel, as are the magazines.

The new SR40c is almost identical in size, feel, and weight to the SR9c. The SR9c is one of my favorite 9mm pistols. It fits my hand perfectly, and the SR40c has the same great feel. With the SR40c weighing only one ounce more, the pistols feel pretty much identical. I compared the SR40c to the SR9c and the full-size SR40, which itself is neither overly large nor heavy. Critical dimensions are listed in the chart below. Weights are listed in ounces. Linear dimensions are listed in inches. Trigger pulls are listed in pounds of pressure. Maximum width is measured across the ambidextrous thumb safety levers. Height includes sights and magazine base. Note that both the SR9c and SR40c can use full size magazines as well, within caliber.

I found both of these reviews on Gun Blast, and I really like the way they review firearms on that site, for the gunsmiths are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the firearms.Overall very good site. 

Ruger SR40

The SR40 comes in a hard plastic case with two ten-shot magazines(in California) and a magazine loader, which is very handy for loading the double-stack magazines. The back-strap on the SR40 is easily reversed to provide either an arched or flat back-strap, depending upon the shooter’s preference. Personally, I prefer the arched side, as the pistol feels and points better for me that way. The grip on the SR40 is very slim for a double-stack 40 caliber pistol, and the trigger easy to reach. The pistol has a feel that it sits down deeply into the hand, if that makes sense. The sights are black, and both front and rear are drift adjustable for wind-age correction, and the rear is adjustable for elevation. The sights are of the popular three-dot variety. There is an accessory rail in front of the trigger guard to accommodate a laser sight or flashlight.