The Turkish firearm-manufacturing industry has been around for a long time, dating back to when the Ottoman Empire was a superpower. In recent years, it seems like the Turkish gun industry is on a bit of a come-up, exporting hundreds of thousands of guns each year to the United States, especially the Canik TP9 line of pistols.
Despite the passage of time, Smith & Wesson’s trusty J-frame revolver remains an excellent option as a backup gun and more.
Champion Targets and Hoppe’s have renewed their platinum-level sponsorship of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program, which launched in 2012 and has grown to nearly 900 active teams nationwide.
Smith & Wesson’s re-introduced Model 648 chambered in .22 Magnum brings some interesting upgrades relevant to both the original purposes of the .22 LR revolver and the concerns of today’s citizens wanting to protect themselves and their families in an increasingly violent world.