Rambling thoughts on the United States Revolver, Caliber .45, M1917
Rambling thoughts on the United States Revolver, Caliber .45, M1917
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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Rambling Thoughts on the 9x19
Rambling Thoughts on the 9x19
The 9x19 Parabellum is the offspring of the 7.65x21 Parabellum, which is the offspring of the 7.65x25 Borchardt, which is basically the 7.92 x57 M1888 Commission Rifle round scaled down for handgun use.[7.65x21 Parabellum ...
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Rambling Thoughts on the .38 Super +P
Rambling Thoughts on the .38 Super +P
[Wikipedia Image]The Colt M1900 chambered for the 38acp was a hot little number, firing a 130 grain bullet at 1260 fps. Too hot, in fact, for the M1900 and the velocity was reduced to 1040 fps.In the 1920's the call went ...
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Rambling Thoughts on the .38 Special
Rambling Thoughts on the .38 Special
The 38 special descends from the 36 cap and ball < 38 Colt < 38 Long Colt < 38 Special. [.38 Special loads, right to left - FMJ, LRN, LSWC, JHP (wikipedia image)]The 38 special was introduced in 1898 and first ch ...
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