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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There’s lots of hype these days about hyper-volicty this, maximum-load that, for making successful long shots on ducks and geese. This quote from a 1920s-era article shows that making that long shot was not only possible “back in the old days,” but was the only way hunters got it done in a group shoot known [...]
An emphasis on quality workers and fine craftsmanship were strong on the mind of Marlin Firearms first President. “Gun making, while utilizing the latest in machinery and equipment, is still largely a matter of craftsmanship. The secret of Marlin superiority lies back of the great factory with its splendid equipment, in the intangible something we [...]
Many of the fine variety of bullets we have today are owed their heritage to ammunition guru John Nosler. “In 1946, I was shooting a Model 70 Winchester, chambered for a .300 H&H Magnum, using 180-grain bullets. I loved the way this rifle would shoot at long range. It was accurate and it killed, [...]
Elmer Keith certainly had ways of doing things that weren’t the way others did ‘em–but so long has he had a gun in his hand like his favored Ithaca, dinner was on the table. “Shorty liked to hunt. I’d hunt coyotes with him. At that time I was packing a big old 15-pound bull-gun, with [...]
There’s swooning, and then there’s outright hooey and malarky when it comes to praising the Colt Single Action Army. “Ounce for ounce there probably has been more unadulterated baloney written, published, and otherwise disseminated about the Singe Action Colt than any other handgun ever manufactured.”—James M. Triggs, “Colt Single Actions: A Detailed Word and Picture [...]
When it comes to fending off a surprised lion and his girlfriends feasting on zebra tartare, the situation requires both enough gun and fast reflexes. “As the trail took us through the tall grass and around a small hill, suddenly we surprised a large male lion and its two lionesses contentedly feeding upon a recently killed zebra [...]
Ah, for yesteryear and the chance to shoot a real .22 rifle at the county fair. “The slide-action gained rapid popularity through the early twentieth century. In carnival and amusement park shooting galleries, the slide-action became the “gallery gun.” These were chambered for the .22 Short and provided many a young shooter his first live-fire [...]
Sure, everyone thinks the tactical rifle and sniper duties are the ways of Carlos Hathcock and mile-long shots. And then there’s reality. “I had a Special Forces trained sniper once tell me, “Life begins at the triple zero.” Meaning, it was best to work at 1,000 yards or more. “This image has so distorted the [...]
Back in the days when robbing banks got you fame and glory–and ultimately a body full of FBI bullets–John Dillinger was rigging his 1911 the full-auto way. “During the bank robber era, some guns-savvy outlaws had gunsmiths make select-fire handguns for them. In fact, an Arizona gunsmith created a full-auto 1911 .38 Super for John [...]
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. [...]