RIP Philip Luty

    Philip A Luty passed away on April 8, 2011 after a two year struggle against cancer. He was a prolific designer of homemade firearms and published many plans for homemade pistols and machine guns.

    A citizen and resident of the UK, he was sentenced to five years in prison for possessing a homemade machine gun and ammunition. I always tell people to check the local laws before attempting to make their own firearms – the consequences are never worth it if building them is illegal.

    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!