AMMUNITION

BIANCHI & BEYOND | Revolver Loading Strips

It’s been fifty years since John Bianchi introduced the first plastic/rubber loading strip for revolvers. Available in the early 1970s, the “Speed Strip” was made from rubber with a spring steel center. The steel insert [...]

RELOADING FOR PRACTICE AND DUTY

For years many people have said that it is unwise to carry handloaded ammo for defensive purposes. This is based mostly on two elements—both of which I believe are mostly myths. The first point of [...]

SWAGING SATISFACTION | DIY .22 to .223

  I have been reloading for over 45 years and casting my own bullets for almost as long. The main reason I got into loading and casting, like many others, was to make my shooting [...]

  • Speer Gold Dot Carry Gun

Speer Gold Dot CarryGun

Founded in 1943, Vernon Speer provided rifle bullets, and later, handgun bullets to reloaders from his small ammunition company. In the 1960s he began loading those bullets for what would become the famous Speer Lawman [...]

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HANDGUNS

OPENING PANDORA’S BOX

Pandora's Box is a genuine piece and was hand-engraved by a gold and silversmith master engraver over many months of work. The gun refers to the Greek mythology when Pandora illegally opened the box given [...]

TEXAS RANGER-STYLE 1911

In any gathering of shooters there’s usually some talk about the great or greatest gunfighters and crime fighting organizations of all time. The one group that seems to get mentioned most often is the Texas [...]

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RIFLES

WMD GUNS .300 BLACKOUT

The inimitable J.D. Jones while working under S.S.K. Industries (a company he started) invented the .300 Whisper caliber in 1992 as a wildcat cartridge. The parent case that J.D. Jones used to make the .300 [...]

FIGHTING RIFLES | Ruger PC Carbine

  Carbines that use the same ammunition as a pistol are nothing new, even semiautomatic carbines. The Marline Camp Carbine was introduced in 1985 and had a fair amount of success until in was discontinued [...]

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SHOTGUNS

KEL-TEC KSG BULLPUP | Who’s A Good Boy?

In 2011 Kel-Tec introduced the KSG—a pump-action bullpup shotgun that held 14 rounds via two tubular magazines. On first seeing the KSG I was immediately reminded of the Neostead shotgun made in South Africa. Like [...]

BROWNING’S THIRD ITERATION | The Auto-5

  In my last two shotgun columns I wrote about John Browning’s first two shotgun designs: the lever-action Winchester 1887 and the Winchester pump-action 1897. This month we’ll take a look at his third—the world’s [...]

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