Taurus and S&W take their lead from Ruger

1. Announces new polymer framed revolver in the Taurus Judge line. I am just hoping that Taurus didn’t rush development on this.

2. Announces the Taurus TCP (okay, I think marketing could have been a little bit more creative). A small compact pistol chambered in .380 and carries 6+1.  Looks like a neat little gun.

www.taurususa.com

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Per Massad Ayoob S&W announced a polymer revolver and a .380 pistol.

Read more here!

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Published in: on January 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm  Comments (1)  
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A dream gun…

The other day I had an idea for a firearm that I haven’t seen.  I am very curious to know if one exists.

Essentially, what I pictured in my mind was 20 gauge shotgun that used a revolver action (as opposed to pump/semi-auto).  With a 6 or 8 round capacity.  I also pictured it as a breech load, break open revolver mechanism.

It seems to me that such a firearm would give the reliability of a revolver, with a higher capacity than a double-barrel break open unit.  I know some would say “why?” just get a semi-auto or a pump action.  But hear me out.

Semi-autos are fairly reliable, but if a round fails. You can’t simply move to the next round and keep on shooting. Hence, many prefer pump actions. However, many people, especially those who are less trained, tend to short stroke under stress.  A 20 gauge with a revolver mechanism would avoid both of these issues. And frankly, I think it’d be a pretty beautiful looking firearm.

So I thought I’d put out some feelers on my blog and see if ANYONE had ever heard of such a unit?

(I guess if Taurus every offered a version of the Judge in 20 gauge, I could simply replace the barrel. *lol*)

UPDATE:  Apparently the Russians manufactured something along these lines. The MC255-20 revolver shotgun.

mc25520

Brief article on Wikipedia with additional photos…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mc-255_shotgun

Published in: on January 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm  Comments (2)  
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Ruger announces the LCR & Tactical configuration of Mini-14

See here for more details on the LCR

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The Ruger LCR is a lightweight revolver chambered in .38SPL+P. What sets it apart from similar rivals is that while the main frame is aluminum the fire control housing is polymer. The stainless steel cylinder has also been fluted to reduce weight.  It’s available with Hogue or Crimson Trace grips with an MSRP of  $525 and $792 respectively. (Frankly, I’d love to have this in .327 Magnum.)

Tactical configuration of the Mini14. Some said we’d never see such from Ruger.  MSRP $872.00
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Published in: on January 14, 2009 at 1:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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