United Defense M42 Sub-Machine Gun

The United Defense M42 sub-machine gun has a moderately complicated history, a history rather more convoluted than its original creators, High Standard, had intended. The M42 was originally created as a replacement for the Thompson sub-machine gun. The gun was designed by Carl Swebilius, working for High Standard and so, as it was being designed ...

Verney-Carron Speedline “Stop & Go” Rifle

Introduction: So What Kind of Rifle Is This? Verney-Carron are famous for their superb double rifles which feature an innovative double under-locking system that obviates the need for a top extension, and thus leaves the breech completely uncluttered for reloading. Owners of these rifles I've met seem very happy with them and watching them in action ...

Webley-Pryse Number 4 Revolver

The Colonial British and Americans took a somewhat different approach to revolvers. For Americans the Colt Single Action Army of 1873 was by and large the standard although the single action Smith & Wesson No. 3 (and the Schofield) gained some traction. Colt made their double action revolver of 1877, but this proved to be ...

The Savage Rascal

One of the important things one should do as a shooter who is also a parent is to introduce your children to shooting in a fun but disciplined way from the earliest practical age. That earliest practical age will vary from child to child but it will depend on their maturity, attitude, motor skills, and ...

Blaser R8

Introduction Straight pull hunting rifles have been around for a over a century and yet their acceptance in the United States has been only moderate, whereas in Europe and Britain it has been enthusiastic. The reasons for this are in all likelihood not simply based on practicalities or performance, but a result of firearms legislation and ...

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