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Friday Surprise: launch time!


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In 1969 NASA aimed a high-speed movie camera at the launch of Apollo 11, and what they got is still astounding.
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Am I neglecting this blog? Perhaps just a little!


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 ]=-
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Friday Surprise: How about some music from Red and Ira?



It's been a while since I talked about jazz, but today I'll share one of my very favorite jazz groups of all time.
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One ugly gun: The Frommer Stop pistol.



What happens when an accountant starts designing guns?
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Friday Surprise: Everyone in favor of righting an old wrong, raise your hand.




My community makes a memorial to the people it ignored, and it's about time.
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Two of my favorite things, together at last!




What could be better than guns or motorcycles? Why, guns AND motorcycles, of course!
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What was the 1930 solution to high ammunition prices? The Colt Ace!


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Think .22LR conversion kits are a new thing? Think again!
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Friday Surprise: How much of the past do you remember?


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Change is inevitable, and it leaves behind fascinating memories.
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Garand fans may want to steer clear of this one!


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Do you look at things through romantic mists? Lots of gun folk do!
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Friday Surprise: James Garner may have passed away, but he lives on in my DVD player.


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You may have heard the news that James Garner, popular actor, passed away this week. I'll remember him for one particularly amusing role.
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Ian got his new high speed camera!


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You may recall a few weeks back that I asked people to contribute to the Forgotten Weapons video upgrade project. So, what became of that?
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Ed Harris: How to Make and Load All-Brass .410 Shotshells


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Ed Harris is back with another of his terrific articles! This time, it's about making your own all-brass shotshells in .410.
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Friday Surprise: Rocket attacks kill many. Today's headlines? Not exactly.


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The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Sorry to be missing in action, but I have a good excuse!


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Where have I been? Teaching people how to use their revolvers more efficiently, that's where!
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Friday Surprise: The Soviets had a few tricks up their sleeves, too.


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Photo courtesy of www.borshec.ru

Reader Dave M. sent a link which led to me to a great article from Russia Today about the High Voltage Research Facility, in the little town of Istra west of Moscow.
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Debunking the idea that gun ownership results in more murders.

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The media likes to report that the United States has the highest gun ownership rate and consequently the highest murder rate in the developed world. Does it?
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Grant want big boom.

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Photo courtesy of Flickr user K Kuhn, who has several more from Sabina Cemetery in Ohio.

I mentioned last week that I was tired of heavy rifles and yearned for something lighter, but that wasn't completely true. I've found a very heavy rifle I do want — so heavy, in fact, that it's mounted on a carriage!
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Our Navy once gave revolvers to SEALs. No, really.


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The revolver is often derided as outdated. If that's the case, why did SEAL teams use them?
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Friday Surprise: History on the 'net, courtesy of Charles Pathé.

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The world's largest collection of historic films is now available, for free, on the 'net. How cool is that?
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Louis Awerbuck, RIP.


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One of the top teachers in the defensive training world died yesterday.
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Heavy rifles just aren't fun any longer; I think I need new guns!


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Back in my misspent youth I bought rifles with certain criteria in mind. Today I'm doing the opposite. Is there any pleasing the hardcore gun nut?
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Here's a chance to get more of what you like at Forgottenweapons.com!


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If you like old and unusual guns, you'll like Forgotten Weapons. Here's a chance to help make the site even more awesome!
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An interview with Hamilton Bowen!


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Hamilton Bowen, the renowned gunsmith and proprietor of Bowen Classic Arms, doesn't often grant interviews. When he does, you should listen.
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Friday Surprise: timekeeping with teeth.


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We take modern manufacturing for granted, but before the advent of CNC and 3D printing craftspeople did amazing things. To do so, they used amazing tools. Here's the story of one.
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Come train with me in Cleveland!


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If you liked the book, you'll love the course I'll be teaching in the Cleveland, Ohio area next month — and there's still time to grab a spot in class!
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