American Rifleman - December 2014 - (Page 2)

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECEMBER 2014 Volume 162, No. 12, 128th Year of Publication Wayne R. LaPierre, Executive Vice President 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 NRA: Always At The Ready .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 18 Chris W. Cox Election Day has passed. Come the first of the year, the political landscape will have changed. What will not change in 2015 is the energetic and well-funded resurgence of the gun control movement, especially at the state level. Photo by Forrest MacCormack Combat Magnum Resurgence . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 42 Wiley Clapp The full-size American revolver concept not only isn't dead, two new Smith & Wesson Combat Magnums-the Model 69 in .44 Mag. and the revamped .357 Mag. Model 66-are proof that the big wheelgun is making a comeback. Testing The .26 Nosler .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 46 John Barsness 46 Nosler's new long-range cartridge-the first to bear the company name-does precisely what it was designed to do: shoot fast, flat, and live up to the hype surrounding its ballistic performance. AR 101: Shooting The General Purpose Rifle .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 50 Kyle E. Lamb This month, we conclude our AR 101 series by focusing on field shooting positions. We'll also take a closer look at the AR's performance-enhancing components. Cold War K-Frames . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 56 Photo by Lukas Lamb Timothy J. Mullin After the defeat of Nazi Germany, Smith & Wesson K-frames were pressed into service with German police agencies in the newly occupied nation. 50 Photo by Timothy J. Mullin 56 THE COVER: No, this is not Dirty Harry's .44 Mag. On this month's cover is the new Smith & Wesson Model 69, a five-shot stainless-steel revolver built on the mid-size L-frame. Smith's engineers came up with the solution to make the smaller frame stand up to the rigors of the .44 Mag. cartridge. Also, there is an update to the classic Model 66 in .357 Mag. For Field Editor Wiley Clapp's report on the latest Combat Magnums, turn to p. 42. Photo by Forrest MacCormack. Design by David J. Labrozzi. TESTING NOSLER'S FIRST CARTRIDGE December 2014 The World's Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority S&W'S MODEL 69 .44 MAG COMBAT MAGNUM AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG Official Journal of the National Rifle Association Cold-War K-Frames AR 101: Field Positions MEMBER PROGRAMS: (800) 672-3888 http://www.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

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