American Rifleman - March 2014 - (Page 2)

TABLE OF CONTENTS MARCH 2014 Volume 162, No. 3, 128th 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 46 Anti-Gunners Use Brady Bill Anniversary To Ramp Up "Universal Checks" Rhetoric.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 18 Chris W. Cox Gun control supporters have changed their tune about the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), extolling its supposed virtues in the hope of convincing the public to go along with "universal background checks." A Few Great Wildcat Cartridges That Went Legit. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 46 Photo by Layne Simpson Layne Simpson Hundreds of wildcat cartridges have come and gone through the years- some with ridiculous names and others with little ballistic benefit over factory offerings. But a few have offered real advantages and gone mainstream. Here, a veteran handloader reminisces about some of his favorites. Poetry In Motion: Benelli's Ethos .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 58 Mark A. Keefe, IV Italy's Benelli has introduced a svelte, smooth-handling 12 gauge with clean lines, elegant styling, solid engineering and a recoil-reduction system second to none. Called the Ethos, it is a step forward in both aesthetics and performance. Guns Of The Battle Of Blair Mountain .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 64 64 In 1921, "Marching Miners" squared off against mine owners and the "Logan County Defenders" in the mountains of West Virginia in one of the biggest labor disputes-and battles-to occur on United States soil, and one in which Thompson submachine guns loomed large. Rimfires For The Next Generation. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 68 Photo courtesy of Kenneth King Photo by Richard Mann Kenneth L. . Smith-Christmas Richard Mann Following on the success of its affordable center-fire American Rifle, Ruger has invigorated the .22 Long Rifle and .22 WMR rifle markets with its American Rimfires. And, yes, they use the company's excellent rotary magazines. German Resurgence: Mauser 12 & Sauer 101 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 72 John Barsness Haven't heard much about German bolt-action hunting rifles recently? That's because there haven't been many. But stalwarts Mauser and Sauer each have one and, perhaps not surprisingly, both are accurate and innovative. Accessibility Offers Possibility .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 76 Emily Snyder 68 The First Annual National Disability Awareness Shoot was designed to raise awareness and funds for the shooting needs of those with physical disabilities. Its ample success has it gearing up for its second year. THE COVER: Benelli has just introduced a new semi-automatic shotgun-the Ethos-that will reliably cycle 7/8-oz., 12-ga. shotshells. And it looks good doing it, too. This classy Italian autoloader also has one of the most brilliant-and effective-recoil-reduction systems we have seen to date. And a host of well-thought-out ergonomic touches make this scattergun remarkable. For more, see Editor In Chief Mark Keefe's report starting on p. 58. Photo by Forrest MacCormack. Design by David J. Labrozzi. THE GUNS OF BLAIR MOUNTAIN March 2014 The World's Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority New Rifles From Mauser & Sauer A M E R I CA N R I F L E M A N Benelli's Ethos MAGAZINE R1403_COV.indd 1 MEMBER PROGRAMS: (800) 672-3888 Ruger's American Rimfires 1/7/14 3:23 PM

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