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One ugly gun: The Frommer Stop pistol.



What happens when an accountant starts designing guns?
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Friday Surprise: Everyone in favor of righting an old wrong, raise your hand.




My community makes a memorial to the people it ignored, and it's about time.
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Two of my favorite things, together at last!




What could be better than guns or motorcycles? Why, guns AND motorcycles, of course!
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What was the 1930 solution to high ammunition prices? The Colt Ace!


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Think .22LR conversion kits are a new thing? Think again!
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Friday Surprise: How much of the past do you remember?


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Change is inevitable, and it leaves behind fascinating memories.
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Garand fans may want to steer clear of this one!


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Do you look at things through romantic mists? Lots of gun folk do!
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Friday Surprise: James Garner may have passed away, but he lives on in my DVD player.


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You may have heard the news that James Garner, popular actor, passed away this week. I'll remember him for one particularly amusing role.
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Ian got his new high speed camera!


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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?
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Ed Harris: How to Make and Load All-Brass .410 Shotshells


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Ed Harris is back with another of his terrific articles! This time, it's about making your own all-brass shotshells in .410.
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Friday Surprise: Rocket attacks kill many. Today's headlines? Not exactly.


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The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Sorry to be missing in action, but I have a good excuse!


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Where have I been? Teaching people how to use their revolvers more efficiently, that's where!
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Friday Surprise: The Soviets had a few tricks up their sleeves, too.


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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.
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Debunking the idea that gun ownership results in more murders.

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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?
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Grant want big boom.

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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!
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Our Navy once gave revolvers to SEALs. No, really.


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The revolver is often derided as outdated. If that's the case, why did SEAL teams use them?
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Friday Surprise: History on the 'net, courtesy of Charles Pathé.

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The world's largest collection of historic films is now available, for free, on the 'net. How cool is that?
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Louis Awerbuck, RIP.


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One of the top teachers in the defensive training world died yesterday.
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Heavy rifles just aren't fun any longer; I think I need new guns!


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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?
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Here's a chance to get more of what you like at Forgottenweapons.com!


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If you like old and unusual guns, you'll like Forgotten Weapons. Here's a chance to help make the site even more awesome!
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An interview with Hamilton Bowen!


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Hamilton Bowen, the renowned gunsmith and proprietor of Bowen Classic Arms, doesn't often grant interviews. When he does, you should listen.
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Friday Surprise: timekeeping with teeth.


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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.
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Come train with me in Cleveland!


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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!
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From my email inbox: what's the best .22 ammunition for a rifle?


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A recent email asked about the accuracy of .22 ammunition, and which I found was the best in my rifles. I couldn't answer that question, and here's why!
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Friday Surprise: resurrect a satellite? Why not!


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Some people restore old cars for a hobby, but some aim a little higher: they restore satellites!
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Texas Open Carry, Chipotle, and the right to bear arms.


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