How the Musket made America

In the old world, nations were formed through trade, nomadic expansion, or through the fall of powerful empires. It is arguable, however, that the United States of America was formed in large part thanks to the power of the gun, and for 400 years, that gun was a musket. Ever since the New World was […]

The Legacy of the Colt Peacemaker

One of the two “guns that won the west,” the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army, better known by its nickname “the Peacemaker” will forever be associated with cowboy hats, bucking broncos, and gun duels at high noon. Chambered in .45 Long Colt, this six-round single-action revolver has retained its popularity as a reliable, hard-hitting […]

SUITs and Baby Poop: The Story of the Rhodesian FAL

Fabrique Nationale’s Fusil Automatique Leger (Light Automatic Rifle) or FAL was at one time one of the most successful service rifles in the world. Its 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge provided the accuracy and stopping power needed to counter the Warsaw Pact and the 7.62x39mm used in its AK rifles. This venerable rifle was used in forty-five […]

A Tale of Two Scorpions

Once upon a time, there were two guns. Both were made with the precision machining and attention to detail characteristic of the great Czech arms manufacturer CZ. They even shared the same name: the “Skorpion,” but that’s where the similarities end.  The two Scorpions in question are the CZ Scorpion Evo 3 and the CZ […]

5 Iconic rifles of the 20th Century

From the simple sling which killed Goliath to the knightly longsword which cut swathes through the armies of medieval Europe, every age has had a weapon which characterized the pinnacle of its martial technology. For the last 400 years, that weapon has been the firearm in some form or another. For the pioneers and revolutionaries […]

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. […]

The Weapon Sights of Cyberpunk 2077

With the recent release of Netflix’s hot new anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, players are tempted to return to the neon-lit streets of Night City. CD Projekt Red’s open world action RPG game Cyberpunk 2077 saw a disastrous release with more bugs than a Watson dumpster, but the game is beginning to make a comeback thanks to […]

Star Wars Gun Quiz

To the casual viewer, every gun in the Star Wars universe seems to have a unique space age design while still looking sleek and deadly. However, gun nuts who know their stuff can see right through the George Lucas magic. Most of the blasters in the Star Wars universe are replicas of real firearms with […]