Review: Big Bore Six Guns

I bought this book after buying my Ruger .45  Colt and completing a lot of grunt research on the single action revolver. Probably would  have been a good book to get prior to purchasing because it offers a broad look at big  bore six-guns, both single and double action, although... […] [Read More]

Review: Cartridges of the World, 8th Edition - Real Guns Book Review

Cartridges of the World is one of those  books that ends up with bent corners and coffee stains on the pages, it gets used a lot.  It’s an excellent reference work. There may be some obscure cartridges that are missed,  but considering it covers 6mm shot shells, the 5.5mm Velo... […] [Read More]

Review: The Last Ivory Hunter - The Saga of Wally Johnson

I bought the book when I was doing research  on cartridges originating during the early to mid 1900’s, that were used in African  hunting. After about 15 minutes of reading, I was back in Ms. Conahan’s junior high school  homeroom class, reading stories of African Adventures from a book tucked... […] [Read More]

Review: Gunsmithing: Pistols & Revolvers

For the price, this is a pretty good reference book.  There were some sections that were of questionable merit, as an example, 50+ pages  dedicated to a manufacturers index, many with no direct relationship to the topic at hand.  As an example, is a listing for a knife manufacturer really... […] [Read More]

Review: Classic Sporting Rifles

This is not the type of book you want to  pick up after eating a tuna sandwich, or leave on a work bench next to an open bottle of  nitro solvent. It isn’t the type of book to buy if you measure your reading pleasure by  pounds of pages of... […] [Read More]

Ruger American Rifle With Vortex Crossfire II Riflescope Part II

The Ruger American Rifle and Crossfire II scope had too much potential and I had too many handloading components to end the assessment with factory ammo. Handloading is not a casual endeavor, at least is you have all of your digits and eyebrows and you don’t have a barrel in... […] [Read More]

Dan Wesson's Commander Classic Bobtail II

I didn’t know Jeff Cooper, and I’m not sure he would have liked me had we met. He was a serious gunner and combat expert, a genuine tough guy. Whereas, when I get an “owie” when working in my shop, my wife still applies a Mickey Mouse Band-Aid to make... […] [Read More]