Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part II
Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part II
Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part IIIn a previous article I discussed what corrosive shooting residue is, why you want to clean it, and some methods for doing so. In this article, I present a cleaning method an ...
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Ammunition Malfunctions
Ammunition Malfunctions
Ammunition MalfunctionsThere are three common ammunition malfunctions with modern self-contained metallic ammunition, inclusive of both center-fire and rim-fire. In this article we will briefly look at what they are and h ...
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Revolvers Are More Reliable
Revolvers Are More Reliable
Revolvers are more reliable than semi-autos. There's a poem floating about: "Six For Sure." The oft repeated wisdom is that revolvers have simpler construction and few parts which means that there are fewer thin ...
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In Defense of the Magazine Disconnect
In Defense of the Magazine Disconnect
There's a lot of hate in the firearms community for magazine disconnects. I've been largely blase about the arguments. I've been more interested in ergonomics, reliability, cost, and even if the design is interesting than ...
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Spanish Mausers
Spanish Mausers
[Mauser K98 - Spanisch FR 8 *]Back in the 70's, most department stores had a barrel in their sporting goods department. These barrels would be filled with Mauser rifles of all types, maybe an Enfield or two, Arisakas and ...
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In Defense of the Weaver Stance
In Defense of the Weaver Stance
Is the Weaver stance dead, supplanted by the obviously superior Isosceles stance?[What is the Weaver stance]Shooting lore attributes the handgun stance known as "the Weaver stance" to Deputy Sherif Jack Weaver, ...
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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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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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