A new offering from Cimarron Firearms is the competition-ready Thunderstorm single-action revolver. Made specifically for fast SASS competition shooting, it has a hammer stroke that is about 25-percent shorter than that of a regular single-action sixgun. The production model will have a 4.75-inch barrel, and the checkered walnut stock will have the Cimarron rider logo. The hammer spur on this model is also lower and wider, very similar to the hammer found on Bisley models. It’s checkered to allow good purchase for fast cocking, and a tuned action is available as an option. A beautiful color-casehardened receiver complements the blued barrel, grip frame and trigger. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/cartridge-revolvers/thunderstorm.html>http://www.cimarron-firearms.com</a> or call 877-749-4861.
Winchester’s Model 1886 lever-action rifle was invented by John Moses Browning and had an improved locking system to allow it to chamber more powerful cartridges for better performance on animated targets. A number of 19th century firearms were made in takedown versions to make them more portable for travel. Taylor’s & Company is now offering a Model 1886 replica rifle patterned after the original takedown version. The barrel, magazine tube and forend unit locks to the receiver via the threaded magazine that, when unscrewed, allows the unit to separate from the receiver. The rifle is chambered for the .45-70 cartridge, which was the military service cartridge and found favor with buffalo hunters and lawmen. This new model has a walnut stock, a color-casehardened receiver and a blued barrel and magazine tube. The rear sight is step-adjustable, and it comes with a blade front sight. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.taylorsfirearms.com/cartridge-rifles/1886-lever-action-rifle/1886-takedown-classic-rifle-45-70-26-octagonal-barrel.html>http://www.taylorsfirearms.com</a> or call 540-722-2017.
Beginning in the mid-1860s, the Remington Rolling Block rifle was produced into the early 20th century. A rolling breechblock was pulled back to expose the breech once the hammer was put on half-cock, then a cartridge could be inserted and the block rolled closed. It was popular with hunters in the Old West, especially those after buffalo, and was also the rifle used by a number of armies in various parts of the world. Tippmann Armory is now making a reproduction of the Rolling Block in .357 and .44 Magnum. It has a blued finish on the barrel and action, with a walnut buttstock and forend. Standard is a full buckhorn adjustable rear sight and a blade front sight mounted in a dovetail. The trigger is set at the factory for a 4-pound pull weight. It’s a well-built and rugged rifle that will appeal to fans of the Old West and should prove fun to shoot as well. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://tippmannarmory.com/rollingblock.html>http://www.tippmannarmory.com</a> or call 800-671-1498.
During the winter off-season for Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS), you can keep your shooting skills sharp with a very detailed and realistic copy of the Colt “Peacemaker” Single Action Army revolver made by Umarex that shoots .177-caliber steel BBs. The Peacemaker handles and functions just like a SAA cartridge revolver but uses CO₂ to propel the BB at about 410 fps. With a 4.5-inch barrel, the all-metal gun weighs just over 2 pounds—almost like the real McCoy. It can be had with either blued or nickel finishes and white plastic grips. The BBs are inserted in the same manner as cartridges would be. and shooting ranges can be set up in a basement, garage or hallway using a cardboard box target with an old piece of carpet as a backstop. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.umarexusa.com/Colt-Peacemaker-Blued-BB-CO2-Pistol.html#.VQM3dt5eeTA>http://www.umarexusa.com</a>.
If you’ve grown up reading about cowboys, outlaws and lawmen in books, or watching their exploits on TV or movie screens, you probably get pretty excited to see a gun from the Old West in action. Several companies today make high-quality replicas of Frontier firearms that helped tame the West back in the day, but with modern manufacturing techniques and materials. Here are four of the best new firearms introduced this year that will have your inner cowboy jumping for joy.
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by Personal Defense World / Mar 26, 2015