The United States House of Representatives has just passed their version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and included within it is a provision that will mandate the release of all M1911 handguns currently in US Army inventory to the Civilian [Read More…]
Not long ago I was working as a marketing and content guy for a retail gun store that pretends to be an eCommerce company as well. It was an experience that I don’t care to repeat but did bring some reasonably interesting moments now and again. One of those [Read More…]
Firearm Showcase: Early 1900s Mason (and Browning?) Automatic Shotgun at the Cody Firearms Museum – HIGH RES PICS!
In January, just before the 2017 SHOT Show, I got the opportunity to travel to Cody Wyoming to visit the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, to see some of their rare firearms and bring photos of them to our readers. Over the past two weeks, [Read More…]
Firearm Showcase: Mason Experimental 1901 Semiautomatic Rifle at the Cody Firearms Museum – HIGH RES PICS!
In January, just before the 2017 SHOT Show, I got the opportunity to travel to Cody Wyoming to visit the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, to see some of their rare firearms and bring photos of them to our readers. Every gun nut has heard of [Read More…]
Deputy Sheriffs, Lieutenant Colonels, and the Manual Safety: Context and Grey Matter in Pistol Development
Earlier this week, my fellow TFB writer Pete M wrote a post arguing that a manual safety has no place on the modern defensive handgun. I think he’s right for the most part, but I’d like to explore something he didn’t consider. Pete’s point is [Read More…]
My hands hurt looking at these things, and that may be a good thing for those looking for the ultimate in grippy-ness from their handgun. Hogue has released their Magrip kits for the 1911 handgun with full-size frames, including the highly textured G10 grips seen in [Read More…]
The Historical Firearms blog has a very interesting post on a forgotten John Browning patent for a (then-advanced) pump-action shotgun. The weapon features an enclosed hammer, dual extractors, and a tilting locking block reminiscent of the later M1918 automatic rifle. [Read More…]
If you’re a gun person, John Browning probably makes the top of your list of “greatest firearms designers”, and for many, the 1911 handgun is his finest creation. There’s an argument to be made that (certainly for the time) the 1911 is as perfect [Read More…]
On a college student’s budget Jeff has started a designed-by-JMB (John Moses Browning) collection. He shared with us a photo of the first two pistols in his collection. Jeff wrote … I wanted to share my (modest) JMB collection. As a college student, [Read More…]