February 2016 - Australian Shooter

We launch our Gold Membership video campaign, detailing the benefits of SSAA membership and firearms insurance. Media Officer Kate Fantinel examines several reports about the criminal use of firearms, including debunking the Greens’ lies that licensed firearms are the main black market source, the worrying increase in criminals using the ‘dark net’ to source illegal firearms, and the links between Queensland crime syndicates and illicit drugs and firearms. John Dunn reviews Pedersoli’s 1887/71 Guide Master lever-action rifle, Don Caswell tests Weihrauch’s HW 66 Production rifle, Tony Xanthopoulos assesses Alfa-Proj’s 361 revolver and Beretta Australia launches its Black Edition shotgun range. We also review Leupold’s VX-2 3-9×50 CDS scope, Remington’s detachable magazine conversion kit and Walther’s Pro Gun Care products. Rod Pascoe investigates alternative firearm storage options, Joan Renton-Spencer provides all the highlights from the 2015 Adelaide Knife Show and Australia farewells conservationist Harry Butler.