Merry Christmas from The Firearm Blog!

    Don't shoot your eye out this Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to all our readers, both at home in the USA and abroad, and a happy new year to all! It’s been a big year here at The Firearm Blog. The blog turned 10, and became the Number 1 gun blog on the Internet, and saw the well-deserved retirement of both our Assistant Editor Phil White and our Chief Editor Steve Johnson. In 2017, we added a bunch of great new talent, including Andrew of the Chopping Block, Mike B of Bloke on the Range, Matthew Moss of Historical Firearms, Corey Wardrop, curator of the Institute of Military Technology. Now, Tom has the helm, supported by Pete and James, and we are looking forward to what the new year will bring. Of course, first stop: SHOT Show 2018!

    We at TFB hope you’ll be spending your day enjoying the company of friends and family. We will be taking a break from posting today, so we’ll see you tomorrow!

    A vintage 1940 advertisement for the Daisy Red Ryder. Over 50 years after this ad was first printed, I got one of these BB guns for Christmas myself, as a lad.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]