DIY Archery Target
DIY Archery Target
Random thoughts on the United States first standard issue cartridge firing revolver
Random thoughts on the United States first standard issue cartridge firing revolver
[Smith & Wesson No. 3 Third Model Russian *]In 1869/1870 Smith and Wesson introduced the Model 3, top break revolver chambered in 44 American. The 44 American cartridge used an outside lubricated heeled bullet of .438 ...
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Choosing Self Defense Ammunition
Choosing Self Defense Ammunition
Choosing Self Defense AmmunitionIt's a really common question. "What ammunition should I buy for self defense?" It's also a bit of a mire. Of course, it beats not thinking about it at all and just sticking the ...
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Rambling thoughts on the United States Revolver, Caliber .45, M1917
Rambling thoughts on the United States Revolver, Caliber .45, M1917
Rambling thoughts on the United States Revolver, Caliber .45, M1917[United States Revolver, Caliber .45, M1917 *]In 1917, when America went to war, there were not enough of the new 1911's. The government asked Colt and S& ...
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The Dominant Eye and Shooting
The Dominant Eye and Shooting
The Dominant Eye and Shooting[What is the dominant hand?]You are left-handed or you are right-handed. Your brain developed in such a way as to favor one "side" and this is reflected in which hand, left or right, ...
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A Beginner
A Beginner's Guide to Firearms
Introduction:Owning a firearm is both an amazing right and a huge responsibility. There are many things to consider before making the choice to own a firearm. You're probably asking yourself many questions if you're in th ...
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Rambling Thoughts On The Colt 1911
Rambling Thoughts On The Colt 1911
[Remington's modern take on the classic Colt design]In the 1880's, John Moses Browning, inspired in part by Hiram Maxim, became interested in machine guns, culminating in the Browning "Potato Digger" machine gun ...
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Can you shoot 380 ammunition in a gun chambered for 9mm Luger?
Can you shoot 380 ammunition in a gun chambered for 9mm Luger?
Can you shoot 380 ammunition in a gun chambered for 9mm Luger?The short answer is yes.The long answer is yes, but...[BRIEF HISTORY OF 9mm LUGER]In 1902 George Luger designed the 9x19mm Luger cartridge, which now bears his ...
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X Marks The Spot
X Marks The Spot
X Marks The Spot"X marks the spot." Anyone who's seen (or *gasp* read) Treasure Island knows that the treasure map has a great big X indicating where the treasure is buried. That is the place you want dig. That ...
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Single Action, Double Action, Something Else?
Single Action, Double Action, Something Else?
The ??? Action and [fill in the blank] Fired Guns...There can be a confusing set of terms used, often by writers, gun reviewers, and experienced gun hobbyists. But all of the terms are there for a reason, mean something ...
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Rambling thoughts on the 10mm Automatic
Rambling thoughts on the 10mm Automatic
In the 1970's Whit Collins began working on a 40 caliber handgun round. Mr Collins and Lt. Col. John Dean "Jeff" Cooper and Guns & Ammo all corroborated in the project The end result was the 40 G&A, a r ...
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