Monday, December 08, 2014 Filed in: Rifles
Contrary to popular belief, the 1911 pistol did not spring forth fully formed from the mind of John Moses Browning. It was the result of more than a decade worth of work on his part, not to mention the input of Colt and the U.S. government. Here's a look at how we got to where we are today!
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...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff
Friday, October 31, 2014 Filed in: Revolvers
Monday, October 27, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Filed in: Rifles
Friday, October 10, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
Can you ever truly know how a bullet is going to work? Probably not, but if you're very careful you can get close.
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?
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!)
Monday, September 15, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff
Monday, September 08, 2014 Filed in: Techniques & Training
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!
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Filed in: Blog stuff
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 ]=-
Friday, August 22, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!