Articles from adam01364

  1. The Bryco Model 38, Brandon Maxfield, and the Downfall of Bryco Arms

    The Bryco Model 38, Brandon Maxfield, and the downfall of Bryco Arms by "adam01364" The Bryco Model 38, Brandon Maxfield, and the downfall of Bryco Arms Brandon Maxfield’s father purchased a gun at a pawnshop for self-protection. The Willits California man kept the gun loaded and unsecured in a nightstand drawer. While his father and mother were away, 7-year-old Brandon and a 12-year-old relative found the gun, and their 20-year-old babysitter took it away from them. Unfortunately for all...
  2. The Sundance Point Blank Handgun

    The Sundance Point Blank Handgun by "adam01364" The Sundance Point Blank is one of the coolest little Saturday Night Specials I’ve ever seen. But wait. What’s a Sundance? For those who have never heard of the company, Sundance Industries was a firearms manufacturer established in 1989 by Steven Jennings, who happened to be the nephew of George Jennings, of Raven Arms fame. The company had a thirteen year existence, fading away in 2002. The younger Jennings was a bit of an innovator, not...
  3. A Tale of the Titans: Italian and American

    A Tale of the Titans: Italian and American by adam01364 The diminutive Titan pistols were inexpensive, ultra reliable little single action pocket pistols manufactured by a small Italian gun maker named Fabrica d'Armi Tanfoglio Giuseppe (not to be confused with Fratelli Tanfoglio) and named the TA27. The unfortunate passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) banned them from importation, but American ingenuity found ways to work around the GCA for many years. As a result, there are a...
  4. Building a Bauer (or Fraser) Automatic, or a Baby Browning From The Frame Up

    Building a Bauer (or Fraser) Automatic, or a Baby Browning from the frame up. by "adam01364" Years ago, I made the mistake of tearing apart my Bauer “too far” and the sear spring popped out. Unfortunately for me, there wasn’t a lot of information out there on the proper placement of the spring, and I spent a considerable amount of time figuring out how everything went back together. Since then, I’ve discovered I am not the only one to tear down one of these diminutives pistols “too far” as...
  5. What’s the difference between my Hi-Point Model C and my Hi-Point Model C9?

    What’s the difference between my Hi-Point Model C and my Hi-Point Model C9? by adam01364 Disclaimer: This article was written to shown the differences between two firearms in the author’s possession. Over time, Hi-Point has made a number of incremental tweaks to their pistols, so it is quite likely owners of Hi-Point Model C and Model C9 pistols may find their particular pistols do not exactly match the pistols shown in this article. Introduction: Shortly after I acquired my Hi-Point...
  6. Mounting a Harris Adapter onto a Hi-Point "Classic" stock

    Mounting a Harris Adapter onto a Hi-Point "Classic" stock by adam01364 I like the looks of the Classic “monkey gun” stock over the newer TS stock on my Hi-Point carbines. Since I’m not really into adding lasers or lights, the TS rails are kind of “meh”. Hitting bulls eyes while shooting freehand is difficult for me, as I’ve had benign essential tremors since childhood. Yeah, I can get my shots on paper, but I want better results so I’ve added bipods onto my rifles to counteract the minor...
  7. The Davis Brothers, Davis Industries, and Sedco Industries

    The Davis Brothers, Davis Industries, and Sedco Industries by Adam01364 George Jennings’ success with Raven Arms proved there was a large market for inexpensive handguns, and so other family members founded more inexpensive firearms companies. It made complete sense. Jennings had sourced suppliers for Raven frames and slide castings (International Die Casting and Lansco), and steel suppliers for the rest of the components; plus there was a solid business relationship between all parties, so...
  8. The Raven: The "Ring of Fire" Pistol That Started It All

    The Raven: The "Ring of Fire" Pistol That Started It All by Adam01364 The Raven has been called the original “Ring of Fire" pistol; the “Ring of Fire” referring to the six firearms manufacturers clustered within 45 minutes of downtown Los Angeles known for producing inexpensive Saturday Night Special handguns. How did this happen? Ask the United States Congress. The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibited the importation of small handguns into the United States. Prior to the GCA, numerous...
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