Defensive Lever Gun/Handgun
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.
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.
You may avail yourself of this training in Gunsite’s Defensive Lever-Gun / Handgun class, where any centerfire handgun is appropriate for this class The use of these weapons systems will be examined in an urban/suburban, rural/backcountry environment.
Any quality centerfire, lever action rifle and any centerfire handgun is recommended for this course.
- Lever-Action Rifle
- Butt cuff
- Cartridge belt slide
- Any centerfire handgun
- Magazines and magazine pouches
- Speed loaders, speed strips or cartridge loops for revolvers
- 350 rounds of ammo for each weapon
- Other range equipment as noted on website
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