American Rifleman - October 2013 - (Page 2)

TABLE OF CONTENTS OCTOBER 2013 Volume 161, No. 10, 127th Year of Publication Wayne R. LaPierre, Executive Vice President NRA EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA The NRA, the foremost guardian of the traditional American right to “keep and bear arms,” believes every law-abiding citizen is entitled to the ownership and legal use of firearms, and that every reputable gun owner should be an NRA Member. features A Full House In Texas: 2013 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 18 Chris W. Cox On May 3 in Houston a sold-out crowd of more than 6,000 NRA-ILA supporters packed the George R. Brown Convention Center for the 2013 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. Walther. Carl Walther. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 64 Photo by Anthony Vanderlinden Mark A. Keefe, IV Winchester’s AAssistant Coach . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 70 John Zent 78 86 By providing shotgunners a practical and affordable tool for visualizing misses, TrAAcker shotshells can help them learn to master lead and hit more birds. Filling A Niche: FN’s Early Side-By-Sides .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 76 Anthony Vanderlinden Best known for producing Auto-5 semi-automatic and Superposed over-under shotguns, Belgium’s Fabrique Nationale also made side-byside double guns. And they had nothing to do with John Browning. “Bring Enough Gun”: A History Of FBI Long Guns. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 80 Bill Vanderpool The sight of a G-Man with a Thompson is one of the most iconic images of the FBI. But the Bureau has issued its agents many other long guns, ranging from pump-action Remingtons to Rock River M4s. Photo by Forrest MacCormack Recoil Management: Springfield’s 9 mm Luger XD-S. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 86 Mark A. Keefe, IV With the subcompact, single-stack .45 ACP Springfield XD-S pistol introduced last year taking awards and flying off shelves, why chamber it in 9 mm Luger? In a word, recoil. Options For Safe Gun Storage .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 88 B. Gil Horman From simple trigger locks to instantly accessible lock-boxes to safes that literally weigh a ton, safe gun storage options abound. Here’s how to find out which one is right for you. “Where Will We Bury Them All?”: Finnish Arms Of The Winter War .. .. 94 Tom Laemlein 94 National Archives photo A more than 125-year-old company, Walther has set up its own facility in Arkansas—Walther USA—and the guns it offers are a reflection of not only the venerable German gunmaker, but also its sister company—Umarex. Never heard of Umarex? Well, read on. Invaded by the expansionist Soviet Union in 1939, the Finns, a small nation of practiced riflemen, held Stalin’s hordes at bay for months with MosinNagants and other small arms, including those designed by Aimo Lahti. The Show Goes On .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .118 Jeff Johnston The legendary Harrisburg, Pa., sports show has a new name and producer— the NRA—and now America’s best outdoor show will be bigger and better than ever. THE COVER: As far as we can tell, Ian Fleming’s James Bond never used a nickel-plated Walther PPK/S in .22 Long Rifle. The 126-year-old firm of Walther has made news, though. This year, Walther started its own U.S. operation in Arkansas and introduced several new models, including the PPK/S .22. For more on Walther yesterday and today, turn to Editor In Chief Mark Keefe’s story beginning on p. 64. Photo by Forrest MacCormack. Design by David J. Labrozzi. MEMBER PROGRAMS: (800) 672-3888

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