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Category: Gun History


The Intern’s Garand Vs. Copper Killer

July 25, 2017
Our intern's M1 Garand was in nearly perfect condition, but it had a bore fouled with copper from years of shooting without cleaning. Copper Killer and Copper Cream were up to the task.

Caliber Confusion: Why are .38 Specials .36 Caliber?

April 20, 2017
The fact that .38 Specials can be fired in a .357 Magnum chamber is well known. Why they are called .38s is a little more obscure.

Man and the Gun: Dieudonne Saive

April 19, 2017
Prolific firearms designer, Dieudonne Saive, was the Right Arm of the Free World.

Searching for the Right 32-20 Winchester Load

March 15, 2017
A retirement gift becomes a labor of love.

Schuetzen: The Purest Form Of Competitive Shooting

October 12, 2016
Scott Elliot with Arizona Schuetzenverein introduces us to the purest form of target shooting.

Ambrose Burnside and his Carbine

September 2, 2016
It is ironic that a successful firearms designer, much-maligned general of the Union Army and first president of the National Rifle Association should be remembered not for his place in history, but for his facial hair. Ambrose Burnside, because of his bushy oddly-manicured beard, left an indelible impression on the American public by adding the term “Sideburns” to the English lexicon.

The .277 Wolverine: Birth of a Wildcat

March 28, 2016
One of the major goals has been to come up with something that is a significant boost in performance over the 5.56, but requires the least amount of proprietary hardware to make it work. Enter the .277 Wolverine.

More Thoughts on the 9X19mm Parabellum and some Observations Regarding Accurate #5 and #7

December 11, 2015
Kevin Newberry explains how to get the most out of combat pistols. This is a must read for anyone who carries a handgun for self defense.

The Resurgent 9mm

November 25, 2015
The 9mm is back in police holsters in ever greater numbers, replacing the .40 S&W as the police cartridge of choice. Jim Waddell looks at what is driving this trend.

Lou Murdica Wins “Sniper King” match with LT-30

August 14, 2015
Lou Murdica wins again with LT-30 and this 10-shot, two hundred yard group.