On my Christmas List this year: Savage MSR15 Recon Mid-Length

Obviously I am very excited about Taurus’ new T4SA .223 carbine being introduced to the public, so I looked over the AR selection at my local gun shop.  From the huge variety of sizes, prices and calibers, I was able to fish out a few very awesome pieces of death-dealing machinery.  This particular piece caught my eye with simplicity and affordability, built on a solid manufacturing reputation.  So, feast your eyes on the Savage MSR15 Recon .223/5.56 Mid-Length, 16″ barrel with BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and BLACKHAWK! AXIOM adjustable carbine stock.  This particular model features flip up BLACKHAWK! sights in addition to the Picatinny Rail.

Savage MSR15 RECON .223/5.56 16in Mid-Length with adjustable BLACKHAWK! stock.
  • Caliber: .223 (5.56mm NATO)
  • Type Action: Semi-Automatic
  • Rate of Twist: 1:8″
  • Stock Material: Synthetic
  • Metal Finish: Matte black hardcoat anodized receiver and Melonite QPQ barrel
  • Barrel Length: 16.12 inches
  • Overall Length: 36.75 inches
  • Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $999

Yeah, I think I will get myself one of these for Christmas this year.  If you guys want to help and Donate some money to me, I will not refuse.

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Introducing Taurus T4SA .223 Carbine

The T4SA is Taurus’s big step into the AR-15 platform market.

Is this a beauty or what? Taurus took their first step into the AR-15 market when they unveiled the incredibly sexy Model T4SA .223 carbine. With a MSRP price tag of about $1200, this is suppose to be their most reliable M4 variant to date. The advertising pieces claim 10,000+ rounds on a single barrel, and quote 300,00+ field tested rounds.  This might be the answer for my AR wanting.  I checked with my local gun shop, and they can special order one of those for me.

My new gun: S&W Model 686, .357 Magnum, 4″ barrel

Isn’t it beautiful ??

Smith & Wesson Model 686, .357 Magnum, 4 inch barrel.

I will have to get some pimp grips for it. Like fancy wood or ivory.  Mods are definitely coming.  This is a K-frame model 66 in stainless steel.  Thus the 686 instead of the regular 66.

Why a revolver, you ask ??

  • Reliability – less moving parts, NO spring loaded ammunition.  That means you can load it, leave it in your car for 10 years, and if the need every came up, pull it out and use it.  Most semi-automatics have spring loaded magazines, and with a fully loaded click, the spring will wear out, and it may fail or break.
  • Power – not much you can put up against that.  The .357 Magnum round was made to provide more power then the .38 Special.  And there is no substitution for stopping power.
  • Investment – Yes.  You read that correctly.  I invested in this revolver.  Over the last few years, I have noticed the dramatic increase in gun prices.  This is especially true of revolvers.  Even used brand name revolvers hold their value, and provide a much greater resale value to the owner.  I thought….  guns…..  money…. investments…..   why not ?  I may have to sell it at a later time, it would be nice to make a little profit in the process.  I like profit.
  • Prestige points / Pimp factor – this one is self explanatory.  How it feels in your hand.  How much noise it makes when you pull the trigger.    Dreamy.

Ammo difference

Link to S&W