Defensive Lever Gun and Single Action Revolver
There is a warm place in America’s heart for the “lever guns” of yesteryear, which found their zenith in the Winchesters and Marlins that won the west. Many thousands of these pieces go afield for deer season each fall.
So too is the “Colt Peacemaker” series of single-action revolvers. Along with the lever-action rifle, the single-action revolver is iconic in American culture
Like the pump-action shotgun, the lever-action rifle is sturdy and reliable. It may be had in a wide variety of calibers, and when a sturdy sling and perhaps a low-power optical sight is attached, the lever-action rifle becomes a formidable weapon system, especially in the upper ranges of calibers, such as the 45-70 Government cartridge, which is used today for protection against Alaskan predators.
This iconic weapon system remains below the radar to those who don’t know its potential. Thus in areas where the semi-automatic black rifle is regarded as threatening, the lever gun is “just another cowboy gun”.
These qualities make the lever-action rifle an excellent choice for carry in a vehicle, where a fast, hard-hitting weapon system is available while remaining somewhat politically correct.
The lever-action rifle and single-action revolver systems demand study, for the manual of arms for these platforms is strikingly different from that of modern firearms.
Some years ago, Gunsite considered the lever-action rifle and single-action revolver and developed a course of instruction that applies the Modern Technique to these platforms.
You may avail yourself of this training in Gunsite’s “Defensive Lever-Gun and Single-Action Revolver. The use of these weapons systems will be examined in an urban/suburban, rural/backcountry environment.
Any quality centerfire rifle or revolver is recommended (greater than .22LR).
- Lever-Action Rifle
- Butt cuff
- Cartridge belt slide
- Single-Action Pistol
- Cartridge belt slide
- 350 rounds of ammo for each weapon
- Other range equipment as noted on website
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