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 […]
The earliest pistols were developed in the late 16th century, but curiously it took mankind 400 years to learn how to grip a pistol “the right way,” holding it between with two hands instead of just one. Nearly every pistol user from the age of high seas piracy right up to the 20th century fired […]
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. […]
The great American president Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Conservation means development as much as it does protection.” The Bull Moose was as much a lover of nature as he was a powerful figure in the White House. Some may believe he had a strange dichotomy about him being both the grandfather of American conservation and […]
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.
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. […]
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Affairs, tweeted that newly conscripted Russian troops sent to fight in Ukraine are being issued rusty rifles and other outdated weapons in various states of disrepair.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 […]