Gun Quotes

Gun Quotes

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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The Glock 25 in .380. Sure, you want one, but you better have a badge a step up from a tin star if you want to get your hands on one in the U.S.

Rounding Out Your Glock Collection

“Collect them all!” is how the tag line so often goes. When it comes to Glocks, though, sometimes that just isn’t possible. “The G25 and G28, corresponding to the G19 and G26, are Glock’s .380 models. The .380 lacks the energy to work a locked-breech system, so these are simple blowback pistols. … Why...

TC Contender

Thompson/Center’s Humble Beginnings

A man, a garage, and the idea for a firearm–for Thompson/Center, such meager beginnings proved to be the foundation for a most unique gun company. “For Kenneth Thompson, a New York toolmaker, the end of WWII marked the birth of his own firm. From his Long Island garage, he shipped molds and tooling for...

A custom Ruger No. 1. This single-shot is a perennial favorite of stalking hunters and precision shooters alike.

The Ruger No. 1 Rifle, From the Beginning

A trip in the way-back machine gives a behind the scenes look at Bill Ruger’s animosity for the Mauser bolt-actions so popular at the time. “I was amused and pleased to discover that Bill Ruger shares my sense of revulsion to the sloppy feel of most Mauser type actions when the bolt is opened—it...

A Model 63 High Grade.

How Fast Does That .22 Long Rifle Go? Bull … .

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...

Magnum Rounds: Separating the Real Ones from the Pretenders

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...

Freedom And Firearms: Kennedy And Words To Live By

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...

Concealed Carry–Shhh, It’s A Secret

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...

rusty-gun

Rust Happens (Even on Stainless Steel Firearms)

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...

Mentor

Passing it On–Gun Sports and the Next Generation

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.’...