A little nostalgia for today – I was out at the range with some friends, and this came out of a range bag. It’s a Savage Model 101, in .22 LR, and I thought it was just too neat not to do a quick little video on (I like things that appear to be one thing but are actually another). Savage introduced it in the 1960s, almost certainly to appeal to the growing Old West appeal from television programs.
Beyond the neat-o factor, the 101 is actually a pretty nice shooter. The trigger is pretty good, operating the gun is smooth and easy, and it really would make a very effective starter pistol for a child.