Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Filed in: Shooting industry
Photo courtesy of Paul Carlson/Safety Solutions Academy
Remington's only indigenous handgun, the R51, debuted last December to rave reviews from journalists in attendance. The reviews of production models have not been nearly so kind. What happened in between?
Monday, April 14, 2014 Filed in: Blog stuff
I'll see you after I get my taxes filed.
-=[ Grant ]=-
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Filed in: Rifles, Revolvers, History
Photo courtesy of Max Popenker
Ever wanted a revolving rifle that fired three-round bursts at an equivalent cyclic rate of 4,900 rounds per minute? Three inventors in the 1970s came up with an idea to do just that. Maybe.
Monday, April 07, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff
Photo courtesy of Personal Defense Network
Believe it or not, this guy is one of the most die-hard Second Amendment fans you are likely to find. He even owns a company that makes AR-15 rifles and parts, and is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Yet there are a whole lot of people who probably wouldn't give him the time of day at a shooting range. That's ignorant, and I'll tell you why.
Friday, April 04, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff, Shooting industry
Forgive the intrusion into what would normally be a Friday distraction, but I wanted to let you know about my appearance at the NRA Annual Meeting — and an exciting opportunity!
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff, Gunsmithing
Despite their well deserved reputation for reliability, on occasion a Glock will break. The good news is that they're easy to repair!
Monday, March 31, 2014 Filed in: Revolvers, History
Japanese pistols aren't limited to the Nambu. Before that, there was the Type 26 revolver. Yes, a Japanese revolver. Read More...
Friday, March 28, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
(Photo courtesy of the Oakland (ME) Area Historical Society)
If you want a quality hand-forged axe today, you're often forced to look to foreign sources where that manufacturing skill is still revered. It wasn't always this way, though.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Filed in: Revolvers
Thanks to the Ordnance Corner for a very nice review of my first book, the Gun Digest Book of the Revolver. It's always a pleasure to be able to bring quality information to people and do so in a way that is both comprehensive and understandable. (At least, that's what I hope I do!)
Though that book has been out a few years now, I still get many nice emails every week from people who have found something useful in its pages. I must say I take great pleasure when someone tells me that it helped them solve a problem or ignite a new interest in their old wheelgun!
If you haven't yet gotten your copy you can order one from the link on the right. While you're at it, take a look at my other revolver-centric book, Defensive Revolver Fundamentals. It's the book that teaches you how to use your revolver, whether snubnose or full size, to defend your life. Together they make a terrific revolver library!
-=[ Grant ]=-
Monday, March 24, 2014 Filed in: Political Action, Current Events
Just because someone is a self-declared hunter doesn’t mean they know anything about, let alone support, the Second Amendment. And just because they’re a self-declared hunter doesn’t mean they actually are!
Friday, March 21, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
If owning your own hamlet has ever cropped into your mind, opportunity awaits you in sunny Spain. Well, maybe not always sunny — but at these prices, who cares?
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff, Personal opinions
There’s a genre of YouTube videos consisting of women shooting guns with heavy recoil for which they’ve not been properly prepared. Those vids disgust me.
Friday, March 14, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
For many years I rode a motorcycle as my primary transportation, to the tune of about 10,000 miles a year. My best adventures, though, never equalled Ted Simon’s!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Filed in: Self defense, Techniques & Training
My other site, dealing specifically with self defense and training topics, needs more readers — and you can help make that happen!
Monday, March 10, 2014 Filed in: Rifles, History
There aren’t really a lot of engineers in the firearms business who move between specialties easily and with equivalent successes. In the case of the S&W Light Rifle, its designer was just a little out of his element. Read More...
Friday, March 07, 2014 Filed in: Techniques & Training, Revolvers
I’ll be in Delaware, OH, at the terrific Black Wing Shooting Center on March 22 & 23, teaching my Defensive Revolver Fundamentals course. There are still a few slots left, and there’s a very good reason for you to sign up: you might go home with a free gun!
You’ve read the book; now you can take the course. If you’re anywhere near western Ohio or eastern Indiana mark your calendars for this month!
Monday, March 03, 2014 Filed in: Rifles, History
The Remington Model 8 and its restyled cousin, the Model 81, were once common at gun shows. They’re getting harder to find these days; are collectors finally taking an interest in these fine rifles?
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Friday, February 28, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, History
The international exposition, of which the World’s Fair is the most well known example, has often been a showcase of architectural innovation and prowess. Some folks in the UK want to rebuild a particularly well-known structure from what is now regarded as the first “modern” World’s Fair. Read More...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Filed in: Shooting industry
Lots of people (like me) complain about the NRA, but never do anything about it. Well, now’s our chance to make an actual difference and to help guide the organization we trust with protecting our right to keep and bear arms!
Monday, February 24, 2014 Filed in: General gun stuff, Rifles
Some years ago a local company was producing very nice semi-auto reproductions of the British Sterling submachine gun, like the one in the picture. I didn’t buy one, and I’ve kicked myself ever since. But why?
Friday, February 21, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!
One of the things I’ve been told to do to make this blog show up more prominently in search results is to make “SEO friendly” headlines — headlines with lots of keywords and a hook to get people to click. There are seminars, in fact, on how to write headlines that will boost your readership and catapult your blog to the top of Google.
I’ve certainly been writing more descriptive headlines for the normal, day-to-day posts here on the Revolver Liberation Alliance, but I refuse to do so for the Friday Surprise. I want the titles in this category to have a little mystery or whimsy; it would take all the fun out of it, at least for me, if they were engineered to get every last bit of engagement possible.
And so it is with today’s title. What could it be about? Read More...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Filed in: Rifles, Competition
The Winter Olympics are in full swing, and shooters have one event to watch and cheer: Biathlon. It’s fast-paced, exciting, and easy to follow. The bonus is that it uses really cool rifles!
Monday, February 17, 2014 Filed in: Rifles, Ammunition
The 6.5mm caliber offers tremendous possibilities but just can’t seem to make many inroads in the U.S. market. Can Nosler’s new hyper-performance iteration gain a following for my favorite mid-range bullet?
Friday, February 14, 2014 Filed in: Friday Surprise!, Things I like
I don’t have a problem. I can stop any time I want to. I’ve done it dozens of times.
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