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Gun makers plus consolidation equals history!


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How many U.S. gun makers can you name? I'll bet there are quite a few that you've either forgotten about, or never even knew existed — but their legacy lives on, even today!
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The Exploding Rifle Bullets Of World War II


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A new episode of In Range TV went up the other day (now it's FREE!), and it's a great episode that taught me something new: exploding small arms ammunition was used by both Russia and Germany against enemy combatants during World War II. You thought those weren't allowed? Well, sometimes things happen...
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Rifles of the "cheese-eating surrender monkeys".



French firearms are a popular source of amusement for enthusiasts in the United States. That's sad, because there are some real gems to be had from the land of Napoleon.
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How safe is your safe? You might be surprised at how safe it's not!



Owning guns is a great responsibility, and one of those is keeping them out of the wrong hands. A safe is one way to do that, but how to you choose from the hundreds of models available?
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What gun goes with my Halloween costume?



All photos courtesy of the National Firearms Museum

Why, the incomparable Vampire Detective Special, of course!
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Forgotten Weapons takes on the Colt All American 2000!


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Breaking news: we actually have video of a Colt All American 2000 firing five rounds in a row without a malfunction!
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The never-ending quest for the "perfect" rifle round, or: Grant is lusting for another lever action!



Photo courtesy of https://www.sierrabullets.com

I got a surprising amount of email on last week's lever action article. Seems I'm not the only one with a fondness for the simpler things in life — nor for getting a new rifle just so I can have a different round to shoot!
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I like all rifles, but lever actions have a particular place in my collection. Here's why.


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The lever action may seem antiquated, but maybe its old virtues still have value in today's shooting world!
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Friday Surprise: some people talk about perfection. Others actually achieve it.



In every area of endeavor there are those who stand head and shoulders above even the very best in their field. In the world of watchmaking, that person is Philippe DuFour.
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Can you ever truly know how a bullet is going to work? Probably not, but if you're very careful you can get close.


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By Nathan Boor & Kurt Groover of Aimed Research (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Someone sent me an article on a gelatin test of some ammunition; I replied that I don't put much stock in such things when done by amateurs. Why might that be?
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Ed Harris makes the .32ACP into a real tackdriver!


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"Colt 1903 right side". Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


Ed Harris returns, and this time he's tackling a new mystery: why does the .32ACP have such a bad reputation for accuracy? As usual, Ed gets to the bottom of the problem!

(Which gives me an excuse to show a picture of one of my favorite autoloading pistols of all time, the Colt Model 1903 Hammerless in — of course — .32ACP!)
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The lever action as a military arm? Yes, it's happened - but not often.


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"Bicentennial Rifle" by Rifle. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


We all know about the use of the Winchester Model 1895 in the Russian army (and later trickling down to smaller militaries), but what of it's more famous sibling: the Model 1894?
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Review: InRange TV - a new gun show!


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Ian McCollum at Forgotten Weapons has a new project — a TV show devoted to intelligent talk about guns!
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Where do you go for the best self defense and training information?


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If I may be so bold, may I suggest my other site - the Personal Security Institute?

The PSI site is where you'll find my
current writings on self defense, personal security, defensive shooting, and training classes. I set up the PSI site at the first of the year specifically to consolidate all of my training and teaching activities in one site, leaving this blog free to get back to its roots: guns, some Second Amendment politics, reloading, and all of the "hardware" stuff we like to talk about!

The Personal Security Institute is my place to talk in-depth about all of the "software" dealing with self defense and self reliance. That doesn't mean I ignore hardware completely, only that it's dealt with more from a standpoint of how it applies to defensive shooting: choices and uses.

Of course you'll also find my
training schedule, a list of the courses I offer, my current biography, and more! If you want to invite me to teach a course in your area, you'll even find information about how to do that on the site.

Please make a visit, have a look around, and while you're there would you mind sharing the PSI website with your friends and family, and especially in your social media world? I'd sure appreciate it!

-=[ Grant ]=-

P.S.:
Don't forget to follow PSI on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or our incredible Flipboard Magazine!
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Friday Surprise: History made easy.



A new project at Yale University gives us a different and compelling way to look at images of the past.
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Say what you mean!


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All fields of interest have their own "in-group" language, but maybe we should tone ours down just a bit.
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Friday Surprise: launch time!


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In 1969 NASA aimed a high-speed movie camera at the launch of Apollo 11, and what they got is still astounding.
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Am I neglecting this blog? Perhaps just a little!


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 ]=-
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Friday Surprise: How about some music from Red and Ira?



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.
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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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