Despite the passage of time, Smith & Wesson’s trusty J-frame revolver remains an excellent option as a backup gun and more.
Fall is just around the corner, and although we are not exactly through the ammo shortage, things are better than they were in January. As hunting season is already underway here in the Southeast, sporadic ammo availability got me thinking about the utility of certain single-shot, break-action rifle designs.
When I conceived the rifle, I wanted to explore the concept of somebody who is reasonably handy with tools building a precision rifle on the kitchen table or in the basement. I wanted an economy “bolt-together” rifle, with the idea to customize it with select parts and gear while staying within a working-man’s budget. The other important thing is it must shoot well enough to earn the title Precision Rifle.
It’s known that firearms can serve for a long time after they’re no longer cutting edge. Flintlocks held on long into the percussion era. During the American Civil War, plenty of cavalry units, especially local militias, turned up with single-shot pistols despite Colt’s revolvers having been on the market for a while by then.
In today's episode of "I Carry," we feature the Ruger LCP II Lite Rack .22 LR pistol in a Blue Force Gear pocket holster along with a CRKT Sketch pocketknife.
FN America recently introduced the FN 502 Tactical, which is the company's first-ever .22 LR pistol. Conveniently, the FN 502 Tactical in .22 LR is optics-ready, making it the industry's first rimfire pistol to offer the capability of a slide-mounted red dot.