For those who loved the old-school looks of the folding stocked Ruger-14, but found the $1K cost of hard-to-find O.E. stocks way over the top, New Hampshire-based Samson has finally come through.
You can almost hear, “In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit…” in the background.
Of course, they are still $279, but the new stocks are made in conjunction with Ruger– even drawing from the gunmaker’s in-house supply of walnut– and are reportedly a better product than the original.
For those who love it when a plan comes together, there is more on this in my column at Guns.com
So a spent some time at Daniel Defense in Georgia recently, filming an episode of Select Fire. Marty Daniel has an interesting story, with the basis of his company starting because his golf game sucked.
They made their first rifle in 2009 and now, just a decade later, are cranking out 40,000 a year. Talk about growth.
Granted, its Independence and its $11 a box, but they also had a shelf full of 556 American Eagle 100 packs for $59…now if they can get 22 back!