Review: Birmingham Gunmakers

Every once in a while, I’ll pick up a firearms related book that provides historical, rather than contemporary representation. In addition to providing a great deal of personal reading enjoyment, these books are nice to have around for friends who think Alec Baldwin or Spike Lee movies are something other... […] [Read More]

Review: Any Shot You Want

“Any Shot You Want” may be tough to track down, it seems to go in and out of print, and was listed with two – three week lead time when I located it on Amazon. Fortunately, the book actually shipped in two days; two days, or  three weeks it would... […] [Read More]

Review: Make It Accurate

When I first thumbed through the book, it seemed a little bizarre. Approximately two thirds of  the content has little to do with the title, and while the inside jacket write up has nothing to do with the title, it has everything to do with the actual content, and the... […] [Read More]

Review: Lyman - Cast Bullet Handbook, Third Edition

My first attempt at handloading was destined to be less than successful, I was too young, too impatient, and I rarely took the time to research a subject before jumping in with three hands and two feet and making a mess of things. Times have changed a bit, I now... […] [Read More]

Review: Shots At Big Game

I don’t care for most firearm and hunting related writers. The work tends to be a rehash of old stories or recitals and quotes from other, mostly dead, writers. Craig Boddington falls into neither category, and cranks out original, excellent quality, hunting and firearms information. I have never been disappointed... […] [Read More]

Review: Load From A Disk for Windows v.3.0 Ballistics Software

Load From a Disk for Windows 3.0 is a significantly improved version of an already excellent ballistics program. The version 2.0 of the same program, for me, had been an indispensable safeguard during handload development, and an extremely accurate predictor of interior and exterior ballistic performance. I am sure my... […] [Read More]

Review: Modern Sporting Rifle Cartridges

I purchased Modern Sporting Rifle Cartridges based upon my very positive experience with “Cartridges of the World”. These books are actually quite different in content and mission.  MSRC is dated and does not do a very good job of breaking cartridges into more typical classifications such as: modern, obsolete, wildcat,... […] [Read More]

Review: Jane's Guns Recognition Guide

When I first picked this book up, I looked at the cover and thought it may have been 3rd, possibly 4th down the list of what someone had in mind when they said, “Good things come in small packages”. The guide is approximately 4″x6″x1.5″, in a flip-through format, and the... […] [Read More]

Review: Complete Reloading Guide

Reloading book contents typically age in dog years. Almost any volume, a year after it’s publication date, appears to be filled with images of obsolete equipment, touting the arrival of that new fangled smokeless powder. It is for this very reason I shy away from anything other than current guides... […] [Read More]

Review: The Basics of Pistol Shooting

People speak of “The Art of the Rifle” as a valuable work because it addresses the fundamentals of the rifle and its use. This small book, published by the NRA, does much the same for pistols, only in a small volume, and at a much reduced price. I was looking... […] [Read More]