Posts by Mike B

Mike B

Mike was lucky enough to go to a school with a 25 yard smallbore range, only 25 minutes from the centre of British shooting at Bisley, and had a firearms certificate before he had a driver’s license. Moving to a more gun-friendly country has allowed him to service his milsurp habit. He lives up in the mountains in Switzerland and vlogs at YouTube as Bloke on the Range. He can be reached at [email protected]

FN 1903 / Swedish m/07 pistol


Mike takes a look at another early Euro semiautomatic pistol, with which he has a bit of a love-hate relationship: the FN 1903, more specifically the Husqvana m/07, which is the Swedish version used by their army as late as the 1980’s together with its oddball 9x20SR ammunition. Possibly the [Read More…]

SIG P210 / Swiss P49


A brief introduction to one of the most accurate, over-built service pistols of all time – the 9mm SIG P210. This particular one is a very early pre-commercial P49 version, issued to the Swiss Army from about 1950 until the mid-70’s when it started to be displaced by the P220 / P75. [Read More…]

FN 1910 Pistol History and Shooting


The FN 1910 was an extremely common pocket pistol in Europe, and was produced in both .32 ACP and .380 ACP. Around 700,000 were produced over about 70 years, and yet it is little known in the US, where it was largely eclipsed by the Walther PPK. In this video, we take a look at […] Read [Read More…]