Shooting Al Capone’s Thompson

    Jonathan (whose iPad application I just blogged about) was taken to the Chicago police range and given the opportunity to shoot one of Al Capone’s Thompson submachine guns.

    What came out of that case was an amazing piece of American history – Al Capone’s original Thompson submachine gun. Just looking at it made me excited and anxious, but when I saw the rangemaster loading magazines, I realized this was going to be more than just a lesson in history. He took me to the firing line, gave me a quick talk about its function, then handed the beautiful antique to me as the the rest of the class smooshed their faces into the glass to get a peek

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!