Range Report – 11 Dec 2015

I’d forgotten how loud .357’s are indoors—made the concrete walls sing: boooonnng. I’d been to this range’s shop many times, but this was the first time shooting there. I’d been looking for a range closer than the one 40 minutes south,...

The Snubbie

Why does a 145 year old concept keep hanging around? Snubbies have been around since the 1870’s, and have proven to be a resilient seller in the face of 20 years of plastic fantastic autoloaders. That seems impossible, given the small capacity and relatively...

History of Firearms – Matchlock

The matchlock rifle, often known as an arquebuses, improved on the handgonne by automating the ignition system with a “lock” that held the burning slow match and actuated by a trigger. WEhen activated, the slow match lowered onto a priming pan, igniting a...
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