Category Archives: GUNS AND AMMO

Were There Handguns In The United States In 1910?

Someone came by looking for “were there handguns in the united states in 1910.” In all probability, there were more handguns in circulation and a greater variety of handguns on the market than there are at present. Almost all of … Continue reading

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"How Many Guns Does The Average Gun Collector Own?"

Someone stopped by searching for “how many guns does the average gun collector own?” The problem is there are very few “average gun collectors.” Those I know who collect variants of a single model or type gun may easily have … Continue reading

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"Declining Ammo Sales?"

Someone came by searching for “declining ammo sales.” I do not have a running total on ammunition sales, but since gun sales were still booming as of April, I seriously doubt there has been a decline in ammunition sales. What … Continue reading

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Ruger Announces the "Single Ten"

Per the Shooting Wire, Ruger has announced the Single Ten, a ten shot .22 single action revolver in stainless steel. The Single Ten features click adjustable Williams sights, and has an MSRP of $619. Speaking personally, the new pistol looks … Continue reading

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Can A Railgun Be Handheld?

Someone came by searching for “can a railgun be handheld.” Given a light enough to be carried but sufficiently powerful energy source and superconducting power busses there is no reason it could not be handheld. Although I have doubts that … Continue reading

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What Stops A Wax Bullet?

Someone came by searching for “what stops a wax bullet.” While a heavy target will sometimes stop a wax bullet, it will be penetrated after a few shots. I use a scrap of 1/4″ plywood, myself. But a piece of … Continue reading

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HMM: Blasters?

Under weapons speculation, I see the scientists have managed to create anti-matter and keep it caged for 16 minutes and 40 seconds. Of course an anti-matter anti-atom annihilates the first normal matter atom it touches, releasing the combined energy of … Continue reading

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Is A .22 A Good Gun?

Someone came by looking for “is a 22 a good gun.” That is another question with more complexity than it appears. A good .22 is a good gun – but the .22 cartridge is not a good choice for elephant … Continue reading

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How To Make Cases For Herters .401 Magnum?

Someone stopped by looking for “how to make cases for a .401 Magnum.” That is a poser. The .401 headspaces on the cartridge rim, and it is not sufficiently similar to any other rimmed round to allow case reforming. That … Continue reading

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Sport Utility Rifle Versus Assault Weapon

This is an assault weapon, full automatic, shoulder fired. While it will not shoot down airliners five miles high, kill whales cruising 500 feet deep, or blow a deer all to pieces if you graze a hoof, it is an … Continue reading

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