Most guns are reactive products of their times, fulfilling a need that exists. But the Savage 99 was ahead of the curve, in both design and calibers. Moreover, it was invented by a man as remarkable as the rifle that bore his name.
A gun store in the Magnolia State has had a run on high-end 1911 pistols. In particular, Sig Sauer's versions of the iconic handgun have been difficult to keep on the shelves.
Don't let this gun's girly label fool you. The Savage Model 11/111 has a lot to offer for any young shooter, male or female.
While not a collector's dream, the author's customized Savage 99 is truly a rifleman's dream.