It is not every day you get the opportunity to review a book on the life and inventions of the grandfather of modern firearms or as the book refers to him,” the Thomas Edison of guns”. When I saw the chance to read all the way through the new book published by Simon [Read More…]
Tag: john moses browning
It might be quite a surprise to many of you that Savage Arms used to make pistols. This dates back to 1910, but it is true. What also may surprise you is their short stint in producing pistols almost dethroned John Moses Browning’s now legendary Model 1911! The [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…]
Its hard not to enjoy a good bolt-action rifle. The action is completely satisfying: unlock, pull, push, and close the action. With fine, smooth guns, it’s a therapy unto itself. However, the manually rotating bolt action is perhaps a vestige of the past, with [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…]
While the 1911, Glock, and other handguns are well-recognized, handguns that truly pushed forward technology can often be overlooked. While yes, the 1911 featured a different Browning design that exists to this day, few recognize the impact of the Fabrique Nationale [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…]
Thanks to Kristof P. for sending us this photo. Greetings from Belgium smile emoticon living nearby FN fabrics in Zutendaal and 20 min from Herstal. One of the streets around the FN Factory in Herstal That is a cool street name right?
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…]