- 12 "Easy Steps" To Loading and Firing A Flintlock Rifle By : JoAnn Graham
A skilled flintlock rifleman could get off three shots in a minute. That's twenty seconds to reload and fire the next round. But a platoon of cavalry rushing at that rifleman on horseback, or an army of infantry bearing down on him at a dead run could cover a lot of ground while he was going through the laborious, twelve-step process to reload and fire his flintlock musket. How did they do it!
- 2, 4, 6, 8. Which One Do You Appreciate? Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum By : Randall Graham
The famous Smith and Wesson original .357 Magnum Revolver was developed
primarily for use by law enforcement personnel. The first registered
Magnum was presented to the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover
- 8 Warning Shots and One Well-aimed Throw: Walther P38 By : Randall Graham
Quick History of the Walther P38, its Use in NAZI Germany and Beyond...
- Airsoft Gun History By : Kristy Annely
The history of "airsoft" originated in Japan during the mid-1970s, mainly because it was illegal to own firearms by private individuals. The first airsoft guns available were spring-powered replicas of firearms that fired 6mm, plastic pellets or BBs.
- Airsoft Pistols- Understand The Brands For Better Decision Making By : Gen Wright
There are a lot of airsoft pistols manufacturer and before deciding on which gun to buy, it is essential for you to know about them in more detailed.
- AK47 Assault Rifle; Stealing the Show in the Vietnam War By : Randall Graham
Far too many American casualties in Vietnam were caused by equipment failure in the field. The M16 assault rifles issued to American troops in the Vietnam War quickly gained a reputation for jamming in the heat of battle--a problem the North Vietnamese regulars, armed with AK47 assault rifles, didn't have.
- Ammunition and Its Types and Storage. By : Rose Regnault
Ammunition, generally referred to as ammo, meaning the assembly of projectile and propellant; the ammunitions provided for rifles and handguns are bullets. The ammunition for shotguns is called shot.
- Antique Gun And Powder Flask Repairs By : Michael Russell
In good condition, these guns are valuable antique collectors' pieces. Others that require a bit of work can often be cleaned and restored by amateurs. Cast-metal parts or wooden blanks, which can be shaped to replace damaged or missing stocks, can be obtained from specialist suppliers. Even old gunpowder explodes, so be sure that any gun being repaired is not loaded.
- Bess Versus Bess; The Flintlock Used by Both Sides in the Revolutionary War By : Randall Graham
The "Brown Bess" flintlock musket was made famous, if for no other reason, than that it was used by both the American Colonists and the British.
- Best Self-Defense Handgun By :
This article reviews the Smith and Wesson Model 640 Revolver along with instructions about choosing the most suitable handgun for self-defense purposes.
- Differences between Paintball and Airsoft Guns By : Robert Melkonyan
Created in 1970 in two different countries airsoft and paintball guns were created, even though their users are somewhat similar their external appearance is completely different.
- Elegant Sidearms of the Old West - Wild Bill's Engraved Navy Colts By : JoAnn Graham
James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickock's favorite sidearms were a pair of elegantly engraved, ivory-handled 1851 Navy Colt cap and ball .36 caliber revolvers.
- Findng The Right Holster By : Brian Nelso
The style of revolver holster that you decide will drastically impact your shooting performance. If you choose a handgun holster that is difficult to access, it may have a considerable impact on your rate and perhaps your safety.
- Firearm: The Ultimate Tool for Home Defense By : Carlton Straeker
No hardware is as effective as a gun in securing your household. It has the reach, accuracy, and lethality in neutralizing an intruder or a group of intruders. Furthermore, it can be utilized either defensively or offensively, depending on the circumstances. Its effectiveness depends on the type of firearm, the skill of the user, and the surrounding area.
- From Hitler's Bunker to James Bond; The Walther PPK By : Randall Graham
The Walther PPK is one of the most famous pistols of all time, and takes its rightful place in history.
- Guns By : Ann
The American West was won with a multitude of firearms, from single-shot pistols and Colt revolvers to Plains rifles and Winchester repeaters. Pre-Civil War mass production and technical advances, and readily available post-war surplus weapons had an effect on life in the mid-Wes The swift expansion of the West, by settlers, railroaders,
- Imported French Muskets in the American War of Independence By : Randall Graham
Given the long contentious history between France and England prior to the outbreak of the American War of Independence, it is not surprising to learn that the French were selling weapons to the revolutionaries who were at war with their enemies.
- Muskets vs. Rifles -- Which Would You Have Used? By : JoAnn Graham
Since a rifle has spiral grooves inside the barrel that impart spin to the bullet, improving both distance and accuracy, why did the armies of the 1500s, 1600s, 1700s and 1800s continue to use less accurate, smooth bore muskets as their primary weapons of war?
- Muzzleloading Weapons in Our History By : Keith Grable
When I think of muzzleloading weapons, it brings to mind the
founding of our Country; the struggle with the British for our
independence; the dark days of the Civil War; the pioneer who
opened up the country by crossing unknown and unexplored
territory with his muzzleloader on his shoulder
- North American Arms Company History By : Alex Wallin
The North American Arms Company was started in the fall of 1971, in Provo, UT, and was originally named Rocky Mountain Arms. It was not until a couple of years later that they changed the name to North American Arms to continue to develop and manufacture their well innovative popular products that would change the way.
- Para Ordnance Number One Competition Pistol By : Chad Reimer
Para Ordnance pistols that have been one of the competition shooters best kept secrets for years.
- Potato Masher Grenade; Surprising Innovation By : Randall Graham
Taking a closer look at the world's most recognizable grenade, some original innovation and functionality are uncovered in its remarkable design.
- Replica Guns as Interior Accents By : Randall Graham
Replica guns make great decorative accents for your home, office or restaurant, especially when used in combination with related decorative items, and make creative and interesting focal points for your decor.
- Ringing in Victory; The M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle By : Randall Graham
As the world's first semi-automatic rifle issued to combat troops, the M1 Garand has taken its rightful place in history, and in the hearts and minds of those who used it.
- Rossi Firearms Versatile and Affordable By : Chad Reimer
The Rossi rifles and revolvers that have a special place in the hearts and hands of so many Americans.
- Royal Rifle; The Lee-Enfield SMLE By : Randall Graham
The Lee-Enfield SMLE bolt-action rifle owes its longevity to the same things that have made other legendary firearms. Trial, error and extensive use in the field allowed the service life of SMLE to last from World War I to the present.
- Sport Shooting: We Owe It All To The Civil War By : Ann Knapp
What may be surprising, however, is the origin of the sport, and its roots in American history. The idea of practice and target shooting as a pastime began in the period after the Civil War - a war in which, as it turns out, poor marksmanship was widespread. Two Union Army officers were bothered enough by this dearth of good marksmen among the citizen-soldiers of the War Between the States that
- The AK-47 Assault Rifle And Its Use By The Viet Cong By : JP
Rated by many weapons experts as the best small arm ever
produced, the AK-47 assault rifle was developed by the Soviet
Union in the aftermath of World War II.
- The Duel That Changed American History By : JoAnn Graham
The most famous duel fought on American soil was undoubtedly that between sitting Vice President Aaron Burr and Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. It was a duel that very likely changed the course of American history.
- The Most Innovative Automatic Pistol By : JoAnn Graham
A brief history of the very famous Luger P08 Parabellum pistol, and what has set it apart from other handguns throughout 20th Century history.
- The Truth Behind Phoenix Arms By : Chad Reimer
How Phoenix Arms risen from the ashes of Raven Arms, and fought off the label of being a "Saturday Night Special" and is one of the most popular affordable pistols for users on a budget.
- Tommy Gun; Ushering in the Machine Gun Age By : Randall Graham
Most people associate the Tommy Gith with prohibition-era gangsters.
The truth is that a vast majority of Thompsons were used by police and military, and for the most part saw very little action in the hands of gangsters. Some of those gangsters however, did meet their end at the hands of police using the Tommy Gun.
- Tricked Out Handguns: An Enhancement or a Hindrance? By : Carlton Straeker
Are tricked out handguns an enhancement or a hindrance? The solution seems obvious but is it? The more complicated a device, the more likely it will break down. When all else fails in terms of failure of performance enhancing gadgetry, the successful deployment of a firearm falls in the sole ability of the shooter.
- Tricks for Reloading Bullets By : Bruce Mackay
On the internet I have found a lot of information on reloading bullets. The best way to find a specific or rare load I found was to go to Yahoo Answers, sign in and ask the question.
- Trusted Old Sidekick; The Colt .45 Semi-Automatic Pistol By : Randall Graham
Anyone who served in the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985
is most likely familiar with the Colt Government M1911 .45 automatic.
- Why Buy A Non-Firing Gun? 4 Reasons It Makes Sense By : JoAnn Graham
When you mention non-firing replica gun to a hunter, sport shooter or other gun enthusiast, the reaction you often get is, "Why would anyone buy a gun that doesn't fire?"
Actually, there are a number of reasons why a non-firing replica gun makes more sense than one that fires for a lot of people. Here are four of them.
- World War II Airsoft Guns By : Richard London
World War II Airsoft guns are for those who are avidly interested in World War II infantry units and some of the spectacular ground battles that took place during the course of the war.