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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Jack O’Connor was best known for his musings on shotguns and bolt-action rifles, but one pretty double rifle also made the grade. “I once had a pretty little Jeffery double rifle for the .450-500 3-inch cartridge. I bought it almost entirely for the cosmetic effect. Put me in my bush jacket, my Terai hat with [...]
A new war and a new revolver bring success to the young Smith & Wesson company. “The timing of the introduction of the Model 2 proved important to the partners, for the first guns reached the market in June of 1861, only two months after the first shots were fired that marked the beginning of [...]
Think your rifle shoots at distance? It doesn’t unless you know minute of angle like a Palma shooter knows minute of angle. “What you have to have is a rifle/ammo combination that you could consistently shoot into 1/2 minute of angle or less with iron sights at 1,000 yards if there were no wind. An impossibility [...]
Thoughts on why the snubbie revolver is always worth your consideration for self-defense. “Back in the Dirty Harry days, a lot of people presumed you needed a great big handgun of large caliber to impress people. Any gun muzzle is going to impress the hell out of a typical scumbag. It is going to look [...]