Check out these interesting gun quotes mined by Gun Digest‘s Jennifer L.S. Pearsall. As a books editor, Pearsall comes across scores of gun quotes. There are famous gun quotes, funny gun quotes, pro-gun quotes and anti-gun quotes. No matter the type, these gun quotes will get you thinking about the role firearms play in society and how you use them.
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Reports of .22 Long Rifle speeds seem to have been greatly over-estimated at a certain point in time. “The Model 63 was designed for Winchester/Western Super Speed and Super-X Long Rifle; it’s stamped right there on the barrel. The first high-speed LR ammunition came out in 1930. If you look at those old ammunition handbooks [...]
It was all so simple, once upon a time. Magnum rounds were few, the guns to chamber them even fewer. Today, that’s all changed. “Back in the Jurassic era, when I was budding gun weenie, I pretty much knew what a magnum was, and so did everybody else who was into guns. Back then—I’m talking [...]
On the heels of the many passionate speeches given at this past weekend’s Annual Meetings of the NRA Membership, these words from the President John F. Kennedy still ring true for our firearms and freedoms. “The cost of freedom is always high—but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, [...]
It’s “concealed” carry for a reason. The advantage is yours only if others don’t know you’re armed. “I recall the morning I was eating breakfast at my favorite diner. … A seventy-ish man, one I knew to be a retired Philadelphia cop, was putting on his coat, when an elderly couple seated nearby complimented him [...]
So you bought that snazzy stainless firearm because the guy behind the counter told you it’d shed the elements like water off a duck’s back. Yeah, right. “The trend in firearms clearly seems to be away from the classic blued ones and in favor of those being marketed as stainless. But a big misconception comes [...]
We can’t expect to keep our heritage of shooting and gun sports if we don’t pass it on to the next generation of sportsmen. “I landed in Des Moines [for the] Youth Hunter Education Challenge camp … . More than 100 young people … were participating. … Several of the events involved ‘live fire.’ In [...]
It’s usually not the first choice for a self-defense carry rig, but ankle holsters can be a smart choice for many situations. “Many years ago, I wrote an article … that extoled the virtues of the ankle holster … . It included cases like the officer … who was caught off-guard by two vicious armed [...]
Sure, some “tac” guy behind the counter told you buckshot was the only way to go in your self-defense shotgun. He was only part right. “Remember, the load is called ‘buckshot’ because it was originally used for killing large animals, like buck deer … . It is powerful stuff … the shotgun round that people [...]
Certainly better and best known for its shotguns, including the famous Model 37, Ithaca once dabbled in rifle building, as well. “The Ithaca Gun Company of Ithica, N.Y., is best remembered for the double barreled shotguns they once manufactured. If your father or grandfather was a waterfowl or upland bird hunter he might have used [...]
Noted and award-winning author Wayne van Zwoll succinctly explains why calling your gun–and my gun, and their guns–”weapons” is a problem. “… I take exception to the use of ‘weapon’ in describing firearms never intended to be weapons—and even those that were. ‘Weapon’ has nothing to do with a mechanism or a firearm type. It [...]