A couple weeks back I flew down to Colorado to get a look at Weatherby’s lineup of new products for 2011. Included in the mix is the SA-459 in 20 ga. This shotgun is in Weatherby’s “Threat Response” family of guns — apparently if they use the word “tactical” in California Nancy Pelosi will emerge from her crypt and eat the soul of a child — and is geared toward the personal defense crowd.
I’m a big fan of personal defense shotguns. I have an 870 that I’ve modified with an extended mag tube, collapsible buttstock, 18-inch barrel and a Surefire weapon light forend for my home.
After spending a couple days here in Vegas looking at new products it is clear that this is not going to be a huge year for new guns. No, instead the story is going to be ammunition. The themes? Value and performance.
For value there is a new line of ammunition that Weatherby is introducing that will cost significantly less than what we currently pay to shoot rifles in Weatherby chamberings. Shooters who own either a .257 Wby. or a .300 Wby. will soon be able to purchase a box of ammunition that doesn’t require a second mortgage.
If you think that Americans are obsessed with preserving their gun rights, you haven't seen anything until you've been to Switzerland.
Rich Wehr, in a column published earlier in the month in the Evansville, Ind. Courier & Press, offers some interesting observations about Switzerland that may stun Nanny-Fascists and anti-gun whackoes.
Alan Scholl warns in The New American that state and federal elected officials share a “widespread ignorance and fear of guns” that could dismantle the Second Amendment piecemeal. But a more subtle danger lurks in the form of “a neon fox in the henhouse”—businesses that profit by gun control.
The great Baltimore newspaperman and perpetual gadfly H.L. Mencken once said, “every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” I was feeling the same way as I watched the inevitable circus of buffoonery over who would succeed Hillary Clinton as senator from New York. But when the spectacularly inept Caroline Kennedy withdrew her name from consideration, the path cleared for Governor David A. Paterson to act.