Friday, March 07, 2014 Filed in: Techniques & Training, Revolvers
I’ll be in Delaware, OH, at the terrific Black Wing Shooting Center on March 22 & 23, teaching my Defensive Revolver Fundamentals course. There are still a few slots left, and there’s a very good reason for you to sign up: you might go home with a free gun!
You’ve read the book; now you can take the course. If you’re anywhere near western Ohio or eastern Indiana mark your calendars for this month!
Monday, March 03, 2014 Filed in: Rifles, History
The Remington Model 8 and its restyled cousin, the Model 81, were once common at gun shows. They’re getting harder to find these days; are collectors finally taking an interest in these fine rifles?
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Friday, February 28, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, History
The international exposition, of which the World’s Fair is the most well known example, has often been a showcase of architectural innovation and prowess. Some folks in the UK want to rebuild a particularly well-known structure from what is now regarded as the first “modern” World’s Fair. Read More...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Filed in: Shooting industry
Lots of people (like me) complain about the NRA, but never do anything about it. Well, now’s our chance to make an actual difference and to help guide the organization we trust with protecting our right to keep and bear arms!
Monday, February 24, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff, Rifles
Some years ago a local company was producing very nice semi-auto reproductions of the British Sterling submachine gun, like the one in the picture. I didn’t buy one, and I’ve kicked myself ever since. But why?
Friday, February 21, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
One of the things I’ve been told to do to make this blog show up more prominently in search results is to make “SEO friendly” headlines — headlines with lots of keywords and a hook to get people to click. There are seminars, in fact, on how to write headlines that will boost your readership and catapult your blog to the top of Google.
I’ve certainly been writing more descriptive headlines for the normal, day-to-day posts here on the Revolver Liberation Alliance, but I refuse to do so for the Friday Surprise. I want the titles in this category to have a little mystery or whimsy; it would take all the fun out of it, at least for me, if they were engineered to get every last bit of engagement possible.
And so it is with today’s title. What could it be about? Read More...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Filed in: Rifles, Competition
The Winter Olympics are in full swing, and shooters have one event to watch and cheer: Biathlon. It’s fast-paced, exciting, and easy to follow. The bonus is that it uses really cool rifles!
Monday, February 17, 2014 Filed in: Rifles, Ammunition
The 6.5mm caliber offers tremendous possibilities but just can’t seem to make many inroads in the U.S. market. Can Nosler’s new hyper-performance iteration gain a following for my favorite mid-range bullet?
Friday, February 14, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, Things I like
I don’t have a problem. I can stop any time I want to. I’ve done it dozens of times.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Filed in: Shooting industry, Competition
Do you know this woman?
Photo by Yasunari Akita
If you have daughters, you should. This lady should be their role model.
Monday, February 10, 2014 Filed in: Blog stuff
With the launch of the new Personal Security Institute blog and its emphasis on self defense and defensive shooting topics, you might be wondering what’s going to be updated when.
This blog has historically been updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (for nearly eight years!) That schedule will continue, and as I mentioned previously we’ll be returning to a format focusing on hardware, shooting history, technical information, some Second Amendment activism, and the traditional Friday Surprise potpourri of interesting off-topic tidbits.
The PSI blog will be updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will focus on self defense and legal issues, incident analysis, training, some preparedness now and again, and teaching. (If you haven’t been over there and looked around, please do so. Also, please make sure to follow and like us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!)
-=[ Grant ]=-
Friday, February 07, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, History
We usually think of Ansel Adams as the creator of gorgeous coffee table books of natural wonders and beautiful scenes, but like most of his generation he did a lot of commissioned work for people and institutions. Some of that work shows up now and again.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Filed in: History, General gun stuff
The other day Ed Harris sent me some pictures he made on a trip to Italy a few years ago. I looked at them and thought “wow, what a great museum restoration that is!”
Then he explained that it wasn’t in a museum.
Sunday, February 02, 2014 Filed in: History, General gun stuff, Technology
Know what this is?
(Photo courtesy of Ian McCollum)
Let’s just say that it’s for one of the oddest pseudo-machine guns the French army ever bought. And *that* is saying something.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, Technology, History
What’s the significance of this patch?
If Colt is going to compete in the 21st Century civilian market, they’re going to need a modern striker fired gun. Believe it or not, they have one; they just don’t know it yet.
Sunday, January 26, 2014 Filed in: Self defense, Techniques & Training
Friday, January 24, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, History, Technology
How do you recover something historical when you lack the means to even tell if you have it?
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff, Self defense, Ammunition
Can you count on your bullets always penetrating? You’d be surprised how little it takes to send them someplace other than where you intended! Read More...
Some expected Colt to have a big announcement at SHOT. Here’s why I wasn’t surprised that they didn’t. Read More...
Friday, January 17, 2014 Filed in: History, Technology, Friday Surprise!
I have a somewhat convoluted tale to tell, so sit back and follow the trail.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff, Shooting industry
Be sure to join me tonight on The Gun Nation LIVE (starring Doc Wesson)! We’ll be talking about SHOT Show, and we have a special guest scheduled to appear from sunny Las Vegas: Paul Carlson from Safety Solutions Academy, who is going to fill us in on what’s happening at SHOT. Don’t miss this show, 6:pm Pacific, 9:pm Eastern!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff
The New Remington R-51 is a hammer-fired 9mm pistol. Why, in this age of striker fired designs did Remington choose to go the opposite direction? Possibly because there are advantages we’ve overlooked.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Filed in: What's New!, Blog stuff
I’ve been planning a site upgrade for a few months, largely because the old site wasn’t on terribly friendly terms with the new crop of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets.) This new site uses what’s called “responsive design”, which means it’s optimized for whatever device is being used for access.
At the same time I decided to update some of the photos, and you’ll notice some slick animations here and there. The web guy still has some work to do; the search function is temporarily missing and I need to dig through my archives for more pictures, but it should be functional.
I’ve been holding off on some other site upgrades, like revamping the Library and a few other things, because I knew the work would just be redone when the new design came online. Over the next couple of months I hope to get those fixed, too.
Please let me know if you run into any issues!
-=[ Grant ]=-