SAFETY INFO: Winchester SXP Shotgun Safety Warning & Recall Notice

From the recall notice:

Winchester Repeating Arms has discovered that a limited number of SXP (3½” chamber) shotguns (also called the Super X Pump) may, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge while closing the action. Failure to return any affected shotguns for inspection and/or repair may create a risk of harm, including serious personal injury or death.

If you own one of the following firearms, please immediately contact our Winchester Consumer Administrative Center to find out if your firearm is affected and should be returned. Please be prepared to provide the serial number of your firearm.

 CHAMBERGAUGEBARREL LENGTH
SXP WATERFOWL HUNTER3½"1226" or 28"
SXP BLACK SHADOW3½"1226" or 28"
SXP TURKEY HUNTER3½"1224"
SXP LONG BEARD3½"1224"

DO NOT LOAD OR SHOOT ANY OF THE SHOTGUNS LISTED ABOVE CURRENTLY IN YOUR POSSESSION OR CONTROL UNTIL YOU HAVE CONTACTED THE WINCHESTER CONSUMER ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER

If you have purchased one or more of the shotguns listed above, and have confirmed with the Winchester Consumer Administrative Center that it is an affected shotgun, please note that such shotguns should not, under any circumstance, be fired until they have been inspected and/or repaired by the Winchester Repeating Arms Service Center.

For further information and instructions, please contact the Winchester Consumer Administrative Center: CALL: 1-800-945-5372 OR EMAIL: SXP@WINCHESTERGUNS.COM ⇒

The original notice can be found on the Winchester website ⇒.

Project Appleseed ‘Ladyseed’ Program Moved to October

Classic American Gunsmith LLC and Patrick Heraghty have no affiliation with the Appleseed Program or the Revolutionary War Veterans Association. However, Patrick Heraghty, our gunsmith, has attended an Appleseed Program in the past and fully supports the program as something that every American citizen (especially our children) should do.

Project Appleseed is a non-political rifle marksmanship training program that has an excellent history lesson included with it.

The marksmanship portion of the program focuses on traditional rifle techniques from standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone positions. The history lesson covers the difficult choices, heroic actions, and sacrifices that our founding fathers made on behalf of our freedom during the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord (April 19th, 1775).

The Rivanna Rifle & Pistol Club (RRPC) (Charlottesville, VA) is hosting a ‘Ladyseed Program’ on 3-4 October 2015.

What is a ‘Ladyseed’ you ask? It is a women only Appleseed Program. During a ‘Ladyseed’ event, the attendees and the  instructors are all women. This set-up offers the offers a supportive environment that is relaxed and comfortable. Note: A few men will be setting up the line and cooking lunch.

Ladies, if you have not learned proper rifle marksmanship you should. It is a great confidence builder and valuable skill set  that you can rely on throughout your life.

Guys, a ticket to this Ladyseed program would make an excellent present for all the ladies in your life. It also shows the mothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, wives, girlfriends, etc. that you support them in becoming the most independent and confident woman that they can be.

For more information, visit www.appleseedusa.org or email Bob Newton at rpnewton@hotmail.com.