American riflemen have been gravitating toward night-vision (NV) optics since Soviet Gen 1 and Gen 2 units entered the global commercial pipeline around 1990. When working, those bulky, military-surplus riflescopes and binoculars delivered passable close-range images rendered in ghostly green hues amid varying degrees of “noise” and distortion.
“It’s all about the magazine. We started with the magazine, and then designed everything around that,” remarked SIG Sauer President and CEO Ron Cohen of the company’s new P365—a striker-fired, semi-automatic pistol chambered for 9 mm Luger and intended for everyday concealed carry. I caught up with Cohen during SIG’s range event in advance of the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, which was my first opportunity to put hands on the gun and put rounds downrange. Attendance at the event was limited to premier media representatives, and the buzz among my peers was wonderment at how the company had managed to pack more capacity—10 rounds of 9 mm Luger in the standard, flush-fit magazine—into a micro-compact firearm that is dimensionally similar to Smith & Wesson’s Shield, Springfield Armory’s XD-S, Ruger’s LC9s and the Glock 43. Each of those, for reference, holds seven 9 mm cartridges in their standard magazines, save the Glock, which carries six.
In 2016, Henry Repeating Arms introduced a modern lever-action rifle chambered for flat-shooting cartridges capable of making hits at extended distances. Featuring a geared action and a detachable magazine, the side-ejecting rifle has been designed from the ground up to perform like a bolt-action rifle. For testing we received a Henry Long Ranger chambered for .243 Win., although the model is also available in .223 Rem. and .308 Win.
The financial challenges faced by Remington Outdoors are well known, but an announcement by the company yesterday that it was restructuring and filing for protection under Chapter 11, according to CNN, indicates “Cerberus [the firm’s current owner] will give up that ownership once restructuring is complete … .”
When one thinks of ground-breaking double-action pocket pistols, those that probably come to mind are examples from the superb Walther PP series. They were the first guns of their type to achieve a real foothold in the marketplace, and, even though introduced in 1929/30, they continue to be strong sellers today. The Walthers were so good that they have a tendency to overshadow other early, small, quality double-actions, including the one we’re looking at here, the Sauer 38H.
Revolution was brewing in Cuba during early 1898. The Cuban people sought their freedom from oppressive Spanish rule. Certain American “expansionists” saw opportunity in the midst of the ongoing fighting in Cuba. Reluctantly, President William McKinley prepared for a war to protect tenuous American interests in the Caribbean.