Review: Gunsmithing at Home – Lock, Stock & Barrel

If you’re new to firearms, and you have not had a monthly intake of Shooting Times or Guns & Ammo, this book may work for you. If you’re worried about going to the gun shop, and being embarrassed by a counter cowboy when he uses a reference you’ve never heard […] [Read More]

Review: Sporting Rifle Take Down & Reassembly Guide

Like most every other firearm enthusiast, sooner or later I find the need to disassemble a handgun or rifle for cleaning or minor maintenance, staring at the little postage stamp size booklet that is suppose to be the gun’s manual. Sometimes, as in the case of older firearms, I’ll have […] [Read More]

Review: Action Shooting Cowboy Style

I believe authors John Taffin and Craig Boddington share a common trait; both have found a method and style of writing that conveys a great deal of detailed information, educates and holds the reader’s attention. John Taffin’s newest effort, “Action Shooting Cowboy Style”, is an excellent book for any firearms […] [Read More]

Review: Gunsmithing: Rifles

Some time ago, I purchased and reviewed Sweeney’s Gunsmithing: Pistols and Revolvers. My general conclusion was that the book served to provide background for anyone considering securing the services of a gunsmith, but probably didn’t offer enough specifics to be truly instructional. The newer “Gunsmithing: Rifles”, on  the other hand, […] [Read More]

Review: Hunting the Dangerous Game of Africa

Somewhere, about the age of 10 or 12, I began a life long interest in any books, pamphlets, catalogs, and any other source of printed material that dealt with the subjects of safari, dangerous game and big bore rifles. I’m sure there was some point in this pursuit when Holland […] [Read More]

Review: Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading 5th Edition

I’ll frequently receive e-mail from folks who are interested in handloading, and are looking for guidance in getting started. I always suggest they begin with a quality reloading manual that includes a good conceptual and practical description of the handloading process. For this purpose Hornady manuals are among the best […] [Read More]

Review: Safari Rifles

This is a terrific book. Early on I arrived at the conclusion the 1992 original publication date (3rd edition Feb 2000 release) did not pose an obsolescence problem, and the firearm and cartridge selections offered by the author were all still completely valid. There have been few significant firearms developments […] [Read More]

Review: Ammo & Ballistics

Well, for starters the cover is a light blue and has slightly different graphics. First posted on Amazon for November shipment, the book finally made it to printing and shipping in January, 2000. The book is nothing more, or less, than a very comprehensive list of factory loads and related […] [Read More]

Review: RCBS.Load Ballistic Software – Real Guns Software Review

Software needs to be worked with for awhile before an honest opinion can be formed. Software may seem awkward to use only because of a different type pf platform interface; PC vs. Mac, Windows vs. X Window, etc. It may take a little time to build experience and prejudices. Extraneous […] [Read More]

Review: To Keep and Bear Arms – Real Guns Book Review

On a very recent birthday I received three music CD’s from my children and their respective spouses; Natalie Merchant, Fiona Apple and Santana. I assume I periodically send mixed signals. After reading To Keep and Bear Arms, I could probably say the same for Joyce Lee Malcom, which would suggest […] [Read More]