Review: The Gunsmith Machinist

As amazing as it may seem, some of the really good ideas for placing information on the Real Guns site come from someone other than me. Such is the case with “The Gunsmith Machinist” by Steve Acker. Thank you Clark. The book is a compilation of the author’s expert gunsmith... […] [Read More]

Review: The Emma Gees

I don’t typically read historical pieces where firearms are more of a component to the work, than the sole focus. We’ll, let’s change “typically” to virtually never. But I had this book sitting on top of my book case for a while, so with a bunch of files being uploading... […] [Read More]

Review: Geometry for Dummies

Maybe it’s a function of my age, maybe it’s because I’ve struggled with every math course I’ve ever taken, maybe because I was one of those guys who insisted I would never have a need for more than business math throughout the course of my life – I don’t know... […] [Read More]

Review: The Luger Story

I bought “The Luger Story” because I did own a couple of military surplus mixed serial number examples a hundred years or so ago, the Luger is an interesting piece of machinery and I had virtually zero knowledge relating to the gun’s history. I thought a little information might help... […] [Read More]

Review: VHS - Guns of the Bizarre

If you are not familiar with the History Channel, they produce shows of  historical perspective that cover a wide range of topics, frequently providing VHS versions of these shows at their web site. “Tales of the Gun” is one of several in a series of firearm related productions. The great... […] [Read More]

Review: Guns of the Gunfighters

I grew up at a time when Hugh O’Brian’s Wyatt Earp represented authenticity in regard to cowboys and the Wild West. Later, as movies like “The Wild Bunch” were released, cowboy hats changed from ten gallon to bowler styles, and outlaws and lawmen took cover behind skittish horses rather than standing... […] [Read More]

Review: Gunsmithing Guns of the Old West

Gunsmithing Guns of the Old West is not a flashy production, but it is a clean black and white production and, at 8.5″x11.5″ in format, it is a relatively big production. I would thing Gunsmithing Guns of the Old West was written for people who have basic knowledgeable of firearms... […] [Read More]

Review: Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading Vol 1&II 6th Edition

I am a Hornady fan. They are perhaps the only bullet, ammunition and handloading equipment manufacturer still operating under the same continuum of family management, they take a leadership role in forming quality partnerships when introducing new cartridges and products and they sell products of exceptional quality at bargain prices... […] [Read More]

Review: Sierra 5th Edition Rifle and Handgun Manual & I5 Ballistic Software V 5.0

I don’t know anyone over at Sierra, but I think their employees must be a lot of down to earth people, each holding a personal interest in firearm’s sports and activities. The reason for this conclusion is that they make some very good bullets, without a lot of fanfare, and... […] [Read More]

Review: Lyman Black Powder Handbook & Loading Manual 2nd Edition

Whenever I find myself approaching something I am not familiar with, which happens more often then I’d like to admit, I try to locate some sources of good basic information that will help me to become familiar with the subject at hand. Lyman’s Black Powder Handbook was the first generalist... […] [Read More]