Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Taurus’ Raging Hunter In Dec. GUNS

The Most Accurate DA Revolver? Taurus’ Raging Hunter Answers In Dec. GUNS

The check is already in the mail. John Taffin praises the “astounding” accuracy of Taurus’ .357 Magnum Raging Hunter in the December issue of GUNS Magazine.

“As closely as I can count, I’ve had extensive experience with over 75 .357 Magnums. … After spending considerable shooting time [with the Taurus Raging Hunter], I can say this is singularly the most accurate double-action .357 Magnum revolver I have ever experienced,” he professes in this issue’s headline feature.

“The Century Arms Draco NAK9X is what would happen if a Kalashnikov rifle had a baby with a GLOCK handgun,” suggests Will Dabbs, MD. The all-around utility gun can take a beating, get left out in the weather and still shoot every time. Whether defending the homestead or plinking on a Saturday afternoon, the pistol-caliber NAK9X is — according to Dabbs — “refreshingly different.”

A Vanguard Weatherguard rifle from Weatherby tops December’s GUNS Giveaway package. Impervious to the harshest weather conditions, the rifle is chambered in .257 Wby. Mag. and sports a 26" barrel, match-quality two-stage trigger, fluted bolt body and sub-MOA accuracy. The winner will also receive 20 rounds of Weatherby’s Select Plus in .257 Wby. Mag., Bear & Son’s 112 folding knife, Noizebarrier Range SA earmuffs from OTTO Engineering and to carry it all, a 2-Day Assault Pack from Mystery Ranch. The combined package is valued at over $1,400. Readers are encouraged to enter the free drawing at

The December issue helps check the tedious task of holiday shopping off of the to-do list — GUNS 2019 Gift Guide highlights 10 products to stuff stockings and put under the tree this year. David Freeman details falling in “love at third sight” with Rock Island Armory’s uniquely charming XTM: a .22 Magnum 1911. Like the ergonomics of the AR-15, but want something harder hitting at longer range? This month’s Defensive Rifles column highlights the SIG716 Patrol’s big-bore power and ultra-reliable AR platform as an ideal option for self-defense.

For even more GUNS content, access December’s Online Exclusive from Massad Ayoob: “Revolver Requiem? The DA Revolver Ain’t Dead Yet!” at Digital subscriptions and the December issue are available for purchase at