The SIG P290RS adorns the cover of the GUNS Magazine December issue, with contributing editor Massad Ayoob appreciating the Re-Strike capabilities and accuracy of SIG SAUER’s completely redesigned addition to the “slim-nine” market.

“We have in the SIG P290RS a pocketsize 9mm that needs to make no apologies at all in terms of accuracy,” Ayoob writes. “This handy little 20.5-ounce 7-shooter is a definite contender in the currently hot niche of subcompact 9mm carry pistols.”

GUNS pays homage to Remington’s Model 700 in 7mm, as 2012 marks the 50th year of production for America’s most popular bolt-action hunting rifle. Contributing editor Dave Anderson was left satisfied with the trademark accuracy and flawless handling of Remington’s 50th Anniversary Model 700.

“Three-shot groups at 100 yards of around .6” to .7” were routine. Frankly, I’d have been astonished by any other result — I have yet to see a Model 700 that wasn’t accurate,” Anderson reveals. “As anniversary models go, the Remington 50th Anniversary 700 rifle is both an appropriate tribute to a great rifle, and a very nice hunting rifle.”

As the festive holiday season continues to draw near, readers should look to the 2012 GUNS Christmas Gift Guide, which presents a range of gift ideas from companies including Otis, Packing In Pink, Bushnell and more.

The December issue of GUNS also features simple techniques to avoid rifle barrel burnout, an idea for a new shooting game that pits vintage sniper rifles against black powder cartridge rifles and presents a wistful look at a bygone era with John Taffin recounting his experience with Cimarron’s .45 Rooster Shooter.

A Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle highlights December’s striking Gun of the Month giveaway, valued at over $2,300. The Gunsite Scout Rifle, chambered in .308, comes equipped with a full-length scope rail and is perfectly suited for the CompC3 scope from Aimpoint also included in this giveaway. The Pro Ears’ Predator Gold Series hearing protection and Grayman Knives’ rugged Satu folder round out the December giveaway. Enter to win at www.gunsmagazine.com/giveaway.

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