Review: Colt: An American Legend

I purchased “Colt: An American Legend” out of an interest I developed in the history of Harley Davidson and Smith & Wesson; a number of great American corporate institutions have followed a wandering path. Business entities are bought, sold and merged to extract profit and to raise capital. Product lines... […] [Read More]

Review: Handguns and Freedom: ...Their Care and Maintenance

When I was growing up in New Jersey, I’d walk a few miles to a gun store situated next to a railroad overpass on the Clifton – Passaic border. The proprietor’s name was Krien Laffler, a middle aged man with a heavy German accent and a shop full of mostly... […] [Read More]

Review: Nosler Reloading Guide – 5th Edition

Nosler’s new manual was released in April of 2002. I know it took me a while to pick up a copy and read through it, but I hate to get into the backorder/out of stock dilemma that is always affixed to trying to secure early copies of manuals. More so,... […] [Read More]

Review: Swift Bullet Company Reloading Manual Number One

In the process of reloading, I’ve come to appreciate Swift bullets. They seem to be manufactured consistently, they sometimes offer heavier than typical expanding bullets for some bore sizes; most notable .338″ at 275 grains, .358″ at 280 grains. I’ve used these in place of Woodleigh because I believe Swift’s... […] [Read More]

Review: Ann Coulter's "Slander" & Shawn Hannity's "Let Freedom Ring"

I try to read as much as I can. There are so many things going on in the world, and so little free time, it’s easy to get pulled into TV and magazines as a sole quick source of information and miss out on the enjoyment of reading a non-work... […] [Read More]

Review: RCBS.Load Version 3.0 beta and some v.2.88 rehash

I arrived back in California from Maine this morning. My wife and I went there to inspect a giant water filled hole in in the ground, which we occasionally, and fondly, refer to as our new home. On my desk was a package from GMDR, Greg Mushial Digital Resources, the... […] [Read More]

Review: Volume I & II .45 Auto Shop Manuals

I just competed an article regarding mainspring housing changes on a 1911 type pistol, and was thinking about my use of Jerry Kuhnhausen’s “The Colt Automatic – Volume I M1911 Shop Manual” and “The U.S. M1911/M1911A1 Pistols & Commercial M1911 type Pistols – Volume II M1911 Shop Manual”. While I’m... […] [Read More]

Review: Machine Guns

You know how it is, you’re sitting in Denny’s chomping on the 12th strip of bacon from your All American Artery Buster breakfast, when the waitress leans over and asks if you know the muzzle velocity of an M242 Chain Gun. Through your mouth full of food you drool, “3610... […] [Read More]

Review: Revolt of the Elites and Betrayal of Democracy

In light of the very recent foundationless ruling by the 9th Circuit court of appeals, which declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional, a ruling with a logic so skewed it could easily be used to declare the Bill of Right and the Constitution itself unconstitutional, I thought I’d offer something... […] [Read More]

Review: Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges for Rifles and Handguns

The Academy Award for the biggest book, with the longest title goes to… the envelope please… Ken Howell’s “Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges for Rifles and Handguns”; 4 lbs 4.3 oz, 596 pages, 8.75″ x 11.25″ x 1.5″. “DFCCRH” was published in 1995 and is currently in it’s second printing,... […] [Read More]