Archive: May, 2010

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 [Read More…]

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…]

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. ]  

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…]

ATI GSG 1911 Break down pics

ATI’s Art Director posted a set of photos showing how the GSG 1911 pistol breaks down. It is well worth a look if you are interested in the gun. [ Many thanks to John for emailing me the link. ]  

The Real Firearm in India

Last year I wrote about the poor state of the Indian firearm industry. A government monopoly on manufacture, restrictions on imports and reluctance to issue firearm licenses has resulted in a declining industry. What I did not know is that while the state factories are [Read More…]

Ruger LCP “Coyote Special”

The mainstream media got wind of these engraved Ruger LCP pistol that are selling in Texas and honor Gov. Rick Perry’s shooting of a coyote during an early morning jog. I have not seen any evidence to suggest that Ruger is manufacturing the pistol. I think some [Read More…]