Archive: May, 2010

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Swiss stamp

Switzerland has introduced an awesome stamp celebrating the very popular annual federal shooting competition. The middle of the target has a tiny hole I love it. UPDATE: These stamps can be bought for 20 Swiss Francs (about $17). Shipping worldwide is free! The origins [Read More…]

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The First 2 Bore S&H Rifle

My friend Colin Stolzer of Stolzer & Son’s Gunsmithing has completed what I believe to be the first rifle chambered in the enormous 2 Bore S&H Black Powder Express cartridge. For the past six months Colin has been meticulously documenting the build on his [Read More…]

More people shoot than play golf

The Journal Sentinel has posted an article about the growth of shooting sports … According to a study conducted by Responsive Management, 34.4 million Americans went target shooting in 2009. For comparison, 28.6 million Americans golfed (a minimum of one round) in [Read More…]

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History’s Top Shot

History’s new reality series “Top Shot” debuts on Sunday, June 6th at 10pm (EST). One of the contestants is my fellow gun blogger Caleb Giddings who blogs at Gun Nuts Media. I am really looking forward to watching it. Caleb has blogged about the show.

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Sniping in a suit

You gotta love these post-Soviet Russian presidents. When not hunting bears bare chested they are firing sniper rifles in suits. Pure style. [ Many thanks to Val for emailing me the photo. ]

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Ask a gun designer a question

Is there anything you want to know about the science of gun design? Tobias Obermeit is a design engineer at Kel-Tec and is their chief designer on the Kel-Tec PMR-30 project. He has kindly agreed to answer a set of questions which I will select from the comments below. [Read More…]

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