Gun Digest Annual TOC: 2012

The Gun Digest – 2012

Table of Contents
John T. Amber Literary Award 3
Introduction 4
Italy’s Double Barrel Bargains 8
Guns for the Great North 18
Smith & Wesson: American Pioneer 22
The Kautzky Dynasty 31
Me & My Dad & Gun Digest 34
Custom & Engraved Guns 38
PCSACs: Pistol-Cartridge Semi-Auto Carbines 49
HK: A History of Innovation 57
My 33 Years with the .338 Magnum 71
The Express Bullet in America 75
In Search of the Perfect Upland Autoloader 82
Addicted to Military Iron 87
In the Service of the Crown 97
America’s Forgotten Big Game Rifle 101
Protecting Your Collection Investment 108
The Garin Surestrike System 110
Fit for a Lady 119
The French Service Revolver Model of 1892 124
Bolt-Action Baloney 128
A Big Bad Ball Gun 136
My Pistolas of the Contra War 141
Warthog Rifles and Cartridges 147
That Custom Touch 153
A Labor of Love of a Love of Labor? 161
The Winchester Model 1887 Lever-Action Shotgun 167
The Husqvarna and the Zebra 173
A Mysterious Stranger from Canada 175
The Beretta S680 Series Over/Under 179
What’s Up Down Under 186
Cape Buffalo Really Are Tough 195
Reports from the Field:
New Rifles 201
New Shotguns 210
New Semi-Automatic Pistols 222
Revolvers (And a Few Others) 245
New Gunsmithing Products 257
The Feminine Perspective 262
Airguns 267
Ammunition, Ballistics and Components 273
Blackpowder Update 286
Handloading 295
New Optics 305
One Good Gun:
A Century Old Hammer Gun 321
Remington Model 11-48 28 Gauge 324
Grandpa’s Guns 328
Bob’s 270 332
The Rhino Revolver 337
Cooper Firearms Model 54 342
Space Gun! 348
Leupold FX-11 352
The I.O. Inc. AK-47 and .380 Pocket Pistol 358
The CzechPoint vz. 61 Skorpion 365
Ballistics Tables:
Average Centerfire Rifle Cartridge Ballistics & Prices 368
Centerfire Handgun Cartridge Ballistics & Prices 375
Rimfire Ammunition Ballistics & Prices 378
Shotshell Loads & Prices 379
Handguns:
Autoloading 382
Competition 412
Double-Action Revolvers 416
Single-Action Revolvers 424
Miscellaneous 430
Rifles:
Centerfire – Autoloaders 432
Centerfire – Levers & Slides 442
Centerfire – Bolt-Actions 447
Centerfire – Single Shots 462
Drillings, Combination Guns, Double Rifles 468
Rimfire – Autoloaders 470
Rimfire – Lever & Slide Actions 472
Rimfire – Bolt-Actions & Single Shots 473
Competition – Centerfires & Rimfires 477
Shotguns:
Autoloaders 480
Slide & Lever Actions 488
Over/Unders 493
Side-by-Sides 501
Bolt Actions & Single Shots 504
Military & Police 506
Blackpowder:
Single Shot Pistols – Flint & Percussion 508
Revolvers 509
Muskets & Rifles 511
Shotgunss 519
Smokeless Muzzleloaders 519
Airguns:
Handguns 520
Long Guns 522
References 527
Directory of the Arms Trade
Manufacturer’s Directory 536

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