Review: Machining Fundamentals: From Basic to Advanced Techniques

When I began to putter around with some of my own firearm repairs and upgrades, minor projects – nothing serious, I started picking up related shop and repair manuals and, later, video training tapes. One of the more favorable byproducts of exposure to this type of information was that it... […] [Read More]

Review: Barnes Reloading Manual #3

Barnes publishes a different type of manual than other bullet manufacturers. Barnes manuals predominately serve experienced handloaders who wish to use Barnes bullets; the manuals lack the depth of handloading process information, and defined concepts or illustration of internal ballistics found in Hornady or Speer manuals. The 62 page section... […] [Read More]

Review: Handloading for Competition

I buy every major component manufacturers reloading manual and constantly review web sites operated by the same. Once is a great while, I’ll also buy manuals that are not produced by the usual suspects; A Square manual or P.O. Ackley’s old stuff – come to think of it, I’ve only... […] [Read More]

Review: Propellant Profiles 4th Edition

I know, how do I get to sleep at night after reading these exciting titles? Actually, this is an interesting book with a lot of useful information for the handloader. A compilation of powder related articles that appeared in Handloader Magazine from 1966 – 1998, in the world of smokeless... […] [Read More]

Review: Twentieth Century Small Arms

I frequently receive e-mail from site visitors who need help identifying specific firearms, or I often find myself reading articles that reference military firearms I am not familiar with, and would like to be able to put them in some sort of historical context. So when ever I have the... […] [Read More]

Review: Cartridges of the World 9th Edition

For anyone who has not seen this series of books, they are great. The product is very professionally put together, effectively illustrated and accurate in presentation of information. The 9th edition represents more of the same. Each cartridge has a full history and description, is illustrated in black and white... […] [Read More]

Review: AGI - Custom Barreling Bolt Action Rifles, Armorer's Course

American Gunsmithing Institute of Napa California produces a great deal of firearm related training material; some aimed at the developing professional gunsmith, some for the armorer who is responsible for the general maintenance of firearms in his charge, and some for the firearm enthusiast. As training material, AGI’s “Custom Barreling”... […] [Read More]

Review: American Hunting Rifles

American Hunting Rifles is not a new book, it was published in 1995, however it is a very relevant book filled with an overabundance of useful information. I think anyone contemplating a new rifle, experienced or inexperienced enthusiast, would benefit greatly from being familiar with this book’s contents. The book... […] [Read More]

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]