The shotgun and its applications

The bane of turkey, waterfowl, and home invaders everywhere, the ubiquitous shotgun is known and loved by hunters, farmers, law enforcement, and private gun owners all over the world for its versatility and power. While the rifle may be the king of long-range precision and nothing beats the pistol for practical everyday carry, the shotgun […]

Axis Milsurp Rifles of World War 2

Axis milsurp rifles are rarer than their allied counterparts. Their ammunition is rare and usually expensive, but they have a classic charm which modern polymer rifles lack. Much like their national counterparts, the Italians lag behind in terms of accuracy and quality, while the Japanese and German firearms pick up the slack. The Mauser in […]

Allied Milsurp Rifles of WW2

The service rifles of the Allied forces of World War 2 are, ironically, heavily influenced by the German Mauser. Milsurp collectors will enjoy them for their aesthetics, durability, and compatibility with modern ammunition. Great Britain – Lee Enfield SMLE (Short Magazine Lee Enfield) Mk III The British Lee-Enfield SMLE has a long development history stretching […]

Pros and Cons of Milsurp Rifles

In today’s world full of polymer stocks and high-tech optics, some gun owners long for the look and feel of a full walnut stock and old fashioned iron sights that can only be found in a milsurp rifle. There’s nothing quite like feeding five massive rounds from a stripper clip into the well-greased chamber of […]

New York and its insane gun laws: A rant

The few gun control advocates who don’t want every combustion-based weapon to be wiped off the face of the earth usually say that muskets are one of the few firearms which should remain legal. After all, they say, muskets were the weapons the founding fathers were referring to when they first drafted the Second Amendment. […]

How to range find with a first focal plane reticle

The FFP (first focal plane) reticle is the preferred choice for long range shooters because the reticle grows and shrinks as the scope’s zoom goes in and out, in contrast to second focal plane (SFP) reticles whose reticles stay the same no matter what the magnification.

Single Shots and Repeaters: Firearms of the Cowboy Era

The words “Old West” conjure up pictures of rough, unwashed men with wide-brimmed hats and six shooters on their hips. Rather than the single shots and repeaters which were so prevalent throughout the frontier, some say Samuel Colt and his single action Peacemaker were responsible for civilizing the frontier and bringing law to the badlands. […]

Russian troops using outdated weapons in Ukraine

Anton Gerashchenko, advisor to the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs, tweeted that newly conscripted Russian troops sent to fight in Ukraine are being issued rusty rifles and other outdated weapons in various states of disrepair. Russian state media claims they are only being used to train the men’s muscle memory; however, Gerashchenko firmly believes the […]