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 [...]
While the basics are simple when it comes to getting set up to reload ammunition for your handgun, there are still some critical choices that need to be made. Here’s some advice from long-time reloader Patrick Sweeney, from “Reloading for Handgunners.”
With only about 2,400 Thompson submachine guns in a transferable state today, the price for one of these beauties reaches well into five digits.
Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win the “Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Volume 4.” The comments were a lot of fun to read, and some of your torture tests were even more extreme than the ones in this book!
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 [...]
In the 1970s, the SIG-Sauer brand was new to American firearms enthusiasts, and the company’s pistols took America by storm. For a long time, the P226 was the most popular of the series, for very good reasons, according to Massad Ayoob.
When Patrick Sweeney said he was going to put a batch of ARs through some intense torture testing to do gun reviews, we had no idea he’d go this far. Here’s your chance to win a copy of the book that shows the results – “Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Volume 4.”
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 [...]
When preparing for emergencies and survival situations, many of us will rely on firearms purchased for other purposes, such as hunting, target or informal recreational shooting, or defense of home or self during “normal” times. If you’re thinking about the security resources you’d like to have on hand in not-so-unlikely survival situations, keep in mind these important strategies, from Scott Wagner in his new book, “Gun Digest Book of Survival Guns.”