You’d have thought the French would have had the first order in for its own new FN Hi Power. Alas, it was not to be. “Though, ironically, the French, who started the whole concept, never did adopt it, the gun was adopted by FN’s native Belgium as soon as it was formally introduced in 1935. [...]
They were outgunned by Spanish and their wondrous smokeless powder .45-caliber rifles. Could this rag-tag team of American Cavalry men survive–and win? “The Mauser bullets drove in sheets through the trees and the tall jungle grass, making a peculiar whirring or rustling sound; some of the bullets seemed to pop in the air, so that [...]
With the recent gun control hysteria, ARs are getting harder to find. As an alternative, don’t miss the Mauser – they are hardy, accurate, can be sporterized and customized, and are available in calibers for which finding ammunition isn’t a great challenge.
What the Springfield 1903 could have been, might have been, but never became. “It began in the late summer of 1917 when Mr. John D. Pedersen … walked into Ordance chief Crozier’s office and offered him the chance to see something truly amazing. … Producing a Springfield, Pedersen squeezed off a few shots in the [...]
Just in case some mad scientist grabs some pre-ice age DNA and goes all Jurrasic Park on us, the aptly named .577 Tyrannosaur is probably up for the challenge. “Jim Smith, who managed A-Square, says the first question anyone asks about the .577 is ‘What is the recoil like?’ To find out—since neither of us had ever [...]
Firearms journalist extraordinaire Richard A. Mann tells us why, as good a shooter as you may be, you’re never good enough. “Obviously, as you progress through your training, you can tell if you are improving. The question many want to know is, “How will Iknow when I am good enough?” Sorry. You can never be [...]
It’s not too late to get orders shipped to you in time for Christmas! Here are three top cool gift picks for the gun collector in your life.
In a firearms twist on what came first, the chicken or the egg, it turns out that, in early America, it was the egg–or, as we know it, gunpowder. American powder manufacture antedated gun manufacture. A powder mill at Milton, Massachusetts, near Boston, was probably the first. By the beginning of the Revolution, colonists had [...]
Time is running short for getting gifts for gun owners ordered for the holidays, but it’s not out yet. Here are my top 3 picks.
He may have been speaking towards being armed for global conflict, but President Eisenhower’s words from yesteryear ring just as true for today’s private gun owning citizenry. “Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.”—General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President [...]