September 05, 2017
By Shooting Times Online Editors
Noteworthy items that caught the eye of editors this month at Shooting Times include a classic lever-action carbine, a new pistol powder, a great safe from Browning and a compact AR repair kit with key detents and springs. Here are the details.
Taylor's & Co. 1892 Huntsman Rifle
Manufactured by Chiappa, the new lightweight 1892 Taylor's Huntsman lever-action carbine is built for speed and comfort. It wears upgraded sights (high-visibility fiber-optic front and deluxe Skinner rear), a walnut buttstock with rubber recoil pad, and a walnut forearm. The 16-inch barrel is finished in matte black. The carbine is chambered for either .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, or .45 Colt, and magazine capacity is eight rounds. It weighs 6 pounds and is 38 inches long.
MSRP: $1,273 | taylorsfirearms.com
Alliant Sport Pistol Powder
The new Sport Pistol powder from Alliant was developed specifically for precision and action pistol shooters. Sport Pistol powder falls into the medium-fast burn rate, and it is very temperature stable, delivers top performance with all bullet types, is suitable for a host of cartridges, produces low muzzle flash, burns cleanly, and provides the consistent ballistics that competition shooters demand. It's offered in 1-, 4-, and 8-pound bottles.
MSRP: $27.95 (1 pound), $99.70 (4 pounds), $184.75 (8 pounds) | alliantpowder.com
Browning Hell's Canyon Extra-Wide Safe
The new Hell's Canyon Extra-Wide Safe from Browning features an 11-gauge steel body with Pry-Stop End Bolts, a 1.25-inch formed door with inner plate, the Force-Deflector Locking System, 1.25-inch diameter chromed locking bolts on three sides of the door, and a hardened steel pin lock system. ThermaBlock fire insulation provides 1,680 degrees Fahrenheit/90-minute fire protection. Finish options include automotive-grade gloss black or rugged textured charcoal. Other nice touches include a three-spoke black chrome door handle, beige fabric interior, the premium DPX Storage System with Quick Access Barrel Rack and Scope Saver, and Axis Adjustable Shelving with Pistol rack. The safe can accommodate up to 65 long guns depending on gun sizes. The safe is 60 inches tall, 56 inches wide, and 25 inches deep, and it weighs 1,055 pounds.
MSRP: $3,249 to $3,689 depending on configuration | browning.com
DoubleStar Oops! Replacement Kit
DoubleStar Corp. has just released its Oops! Replacement Kit. This repair kit has the most commonly lost or worn springs and detents for AR-15 rifles and includes four takedown detent springs, four takedown detents, two buffer detent springs, two buffer detents, two firing pin retaining pins, two extractor springs with bumper pads, two selector springs/ejector springs, and two selector detents. It's a great addition to every AR-15 owner's toolkit.
MSRP: $15.99 | star15.com