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Fact vs. Fiction: Five Myths of Gunfight Survival

Sometimes, what seems like good advice at the time is proven later to be not so great. The record shows that decades ago, when more adult Americans smoked than not, popular magazines carried ads in which physicians endorsed this or that brand of cigarette. Brand A was an excellent aid …

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The Best Same Caliber Rifle-Handgun Combos!

As the cowboys of the Old West proved, having a rifle and handgun that chambered the same cartridge was a mighty convenient thing, but they didn’t invent the concept. Back in the golden age of blackpowder firearms, folks would oftentimes carry a single-shot belt pistol or horse pistol that took …

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10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Actually Exist

Sure, the gear may look like it came straight out of Avatar or Battlestar Galactica. But all of the laser weapons, robots, sonic blasters and puke rays pictured here are real. Some of these weapons have already found their way onto the battlefield. If the rest of this sci-fi arsenal follows, …

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AK-47 Cutaway: A Soviet Teaching Aid

I am not being sarcastic when I say “teaching aid.” I had the pleasure of observing this curiosity in operation on a couple of occasions. The very first time I experienced an AK-47 cutaway was at the beginning of the ninth grade at Public School No. 34 in Russia, where …

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18 Authentic Air Pistols For Budget-Friendly Training

Training is essential in order to develop good gun-handling skills, safety, accuracy and familiarity with weapons operation. It is also costly on the ammunition side, but a lot of training, right through the trigger pull, can be duplicated with these live-action, CO2-powered air pistols for just a fraction of the …

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Come and Meet The Best Prop Weapons Headquarters!!

Boardwalk Empire pistols, New York cop show Glocks, and samurai swords for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and they all come from a nondescript armory tucked away in lower Manhattan. Come With Us to Prop Weapon Headquarters   No sign marks the New York City headquarters of The Specialists, Ltd. The home …

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Marlin Model 1895GSBL Rifle Review

Broad interest in the .45-70 Gov’t has waxed and waned repeatedly during its 130-year existence, but this bruiser of a cartridge has never died out completely thanks to support by a small but dedicated group of die-hard big-bore aficionados and to the range of interesting firearms chambered in it. From …

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5 Weapons Of War To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse!

We have to admit it: the preppers among us are onto something. Having a bug out bag and a survival kit is useful in any circumstance, not just preparing for a survival apocalypse. If you knew the end of days was coming and were in charge of your country’s fate, …

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