Thursday, August 28, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
In 1969 NASA aimed a high-speed movie camera at the launch of Apollo 11, and what they got is still astounding.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Filed in: Blog stuff
You may have noticed that I've been posting to this blog a little less frequently lately. That's largely due to the fact that, after eight years of writing three new posts each week, I'm running out of things to say!
I'm not usually one to continually repeat myself, nor devolve to issuing pithy one-liners, nor simply linking to other people's works without adding any original thought, so the result is a lack of posts in the last few weeks. I'm working on it, I promise!
I'll be spending part of the upcoming holiday weekend brainstorming some new topics, but in the meantime should you have anything you'd like to see covered here please email or let me know in the comments! Remember that the Revolver Liberation Alliance blog is focused on firearms, shooting, gun rights, gun history, revolvers, ammunition, reloading, gunsmithing, and all things related to the hardware.
My other blog, the Personal Security Institute, is devoted to self defense, training, and all of the safety and prepping topics. If you have something you'd like to see there, please let me know that as well! (And, if you haven't visited that blog yet, may I suggest that you do - and share it with your friends?)
Speaking of holidays, I definitely won't be posting anything on Monday - I need time off too!
-=[ Grant ]=-
Friday, August 22, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
It's been a while since I talked about jazz, but today I'll share one of my very favorite jazz groups of all time.
Monday, August 18, 2014 Filed in: History
What happens when an accountant starts designing guns?
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Filed in: History
What could be better than guns or motorcycles? Why, guns AND motorcycles, of course!
Sunday, August 03, 2014 Filed in: History
Think .22LR conversion kits are a new thing? Think again!
Friday, August 01, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, History, Technology
Change is inevitable, and it leaves behind fascinating memories.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Filed in: History, Rifles
Do you look at things through romantic mists? Lots of gun folk do!
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
You may have heard the news that James Garner, popular actor, passed away this week. I'll remember him for one particularly amusing role.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Filed in: History
You may recall a few weeks back that I asked people to contribute to the Forgotten Weapons video upgrade project. So, what became of that?
Monday, July 21, 2014 Filed in: Shotguns
Ed Harris is back with another of his terrific articles! This time, it's about making your own all-brass shotshells in .410.
Friday, July 18, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, History
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Where have I been? Teaching people how to use their revolvers more efficiently, that's where!
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, History, Technology
Photo courtesy of www.borshec.ru
Reader Dave M. sent a link which led to me to a great article from Russia Today about the High Voltage Research Facility, in the little town of Istra west of Moscow.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Filed in: Political Action, Second Amendment
The media likes to report that the United States has the highest gun ownership rate and consequently the highest murder rate in the developed world. Does it?
Monday, July 07, 2014 Filed in: History
Photo courtesy of Flickr user K Kuhn, who has several more from Sabina Cemetery in Ohio.
I mentioned last week that I was tired of heavy rifles and yearned for something lighter, but that wasn't completely true. I've found a very heavy rifle I do want — so heavy, in fact, that it's mounted on a carriage!
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Filed in: History, Revolvers
The revolver is often derided as outdated. If that's the case, why did SEAL teams use them?
Friday, June 27, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, History
The world's largest collection of historic films is now available, for free, on the 'net. How cool is that?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Filed in: Techniques & Training
One of the top teachers in the defensive training world died yesterday.
Monday, June 23, 2014 Filed in: Rifles
Back in my misspent youth I bought rifles with certain criteria in mind. Today I'm doing the opposite. Is there any pleasing the hardcore gun nut?
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Filed in: History
If you like old and unusual guns, you'll like Forgotten Weapons. Here's a chance to help make the site even more awesome!
Monday, June 16, 2014 Filed in: Revolvers, Gunsmithing
Hamilton Bowen, the renowned gunsmith and proprietor of Bowen Classic Arms, doesn't often grant interviews. When he does, you should listen.
Friday, June 13, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, Technology
We take modern manufacturing for granted, but before the advent of CNC and 3D printing craftspeople did amazing things. To do so, they used amazing tools. Here's the story of one.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Filed in: Techniques & Training
If you liked the book, you'll love the course I'll be teaching in the Cleveland, Ohio area next month — and there's still time to grab a spot in class!