What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Balancing Competing Features, Ballistic Science and Lethality (1 of 3)
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What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Balancing Competing Features, Ballistic Science and Lethality (1 of 3)

Yesterday I posted about Matthew Ford’s book, Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation (Oxford University Press, 2017). I noted that I am not a gear guy, a rifle guy, a military guy, and certainly not a military rifle guy. My interest in reading the book is what it may teach … Continue reading

Is “R.I.P.” Ammunition Creating Trouble in Chicago?
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Is “R.I.P.” Ammunition Creating Trouble in Chicago?

A couple years back I asked, Is using “R.I.P.” Defensive Ammunition Looking for Trouble? I wondered about the advisability of using “R.I.P.” ammo for personal defense given how it might look to a prosecutor or jury in the event of a self-defense shooting, especially in comparison to more innocuous sounding (and LEO-agency adopted) “HST” or … Continue reading

The National Rifle Association, Gun Politics, and Gun Culture in 1929
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The National Rifle Association, Gun Politics, and Gun Culture in 1929

I love looking at old gun magazines, catalogs, and other publications. They give us a direct window onto the past in a way that written histories do not. Of course we need to understand that magazines are published by particular people for particular purposes and so are not simply mirrors of reality. But looking at … Continue reading