It's the last day of 2012. What better way to end the year than with a recap of the new guns added to the armory this year?
We started the year with something very unique:
The KRISS Vector was a huge hit at SHOT Show in January, and I was able to secure one for testing to see what all the buzz was about. It's a lot of fun for a pistol caliber carbine, and draws lots of looks at the range.
Charter Arms Undercover 38.
Charter Arms's answer to the S&W J-frame, the Undercover 38 was the first firearm from Charter Arms that I had ever shot, let alone reviewed.
Charter Arms Bulldog.
Got a chance to review the Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special along with the Undercover. Couple of good, solid little guns.
Ruger 10/22 Takedown.
When I saw the 10/22 Takedown at the NRA convention in St. Louis, I knew I had to get my hands on one. The good folks at Ruger were happy to comply.
Easily the most interesting firearm I received this year, the handgonne from gunsmith extraordinaire Spear made its debut at the Fifth Annual Northeast Bloggershoot and was easily the biggest hit. You have GOT to love a firearm with NO moving parts!
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38.
Smith & Wesson sent along a Bodyguard 38 - this time, that I could actually bring home - for review to go along with the two M&Ps and the Bodyguard 380. They've really been keen on revamping their line of concealed carry handguns, and the Bodyguard 38 is a new look at their J-frame snubnosed revolvers.
I talked to the good folks at Kel-Tec about acquiring one of their SUB2000 pistol caliber carbines for testing at SHOT Show at the beginning of the year, and they were kind enough to send this one along.
Ruger 22/45 Lite.
Courtesy of Ruger, I have a lovely 22/45 Lite Rimfire pistol for T&E. Should be wrapping this one up soon - and it has been excellent.
MG Arms K-Yote.
MG Arms was kind enough to send along the K-Yote rifle for my varmint hunt in Colorado.
SIG SAUER P238
Thanks to SIG SAUER for providing this P238 for Testing & Evaluation.
York Arms Conspirator.
Thanks to York Arms for this insanely accurate rifle that I intend to shoot the hell out of over the next few years, and hope to use to good effect on reducing the prairie dog population of Colorado.
The Conspirator was the only gun added to the inventory that wasn't specifically a T&E gun (although you're damned skippy I'll be reviewing it both at the range and in the field). Of the T&E guns that have been reviewed, the majority have gone back (insert sad face here), so they have only been temporary additions to the armory. Some have stayed, though, and I look forward to seeing what next year brings!
So, what did you get this year?
That is all.