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,...

Range Report: Oroville Wildlife Refuge DWP Public Range

Submitted by forum member CDFingers: ________________________________________________ Having done the journey from the hinterlands down to Chabot, I know what a drive of gnarl it is between Butte County and the Bay Area. I understand. When the weather is a bit nicer,...

Book Review: Gun Guys: A Road Trip by Dan Baum

Today’s blog post is by senorgrand.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and not necessarily those of the herd of cats known as the Liberal Gun Club: _____________________________________________________________ Choose the most adamant anti-gun...

Range Report: More than just pulling the trigger

From the “Shooting stuff is fun” Department Range Report: More than just pulling the trigger Firearms & Calibers Marlin 80 .22LR Frankenmosin 7.62X54R Ruger MKII .22LR Ruger GP100 .357mag, .38spcl This was supposed to be a business trip where the work was...

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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