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10 Favorite Guns of the Gangsters

On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down by law enforcement.  For a change, the lawmen had the upper hand as far as firepower goes.  In the 1920’s and 1930’s gangsters had been arming themselves with automatic and semi-automatic weapons and out-gunning the police, with the …

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Century Arms C93 Review

  The AR-15 is awesome, but it isn’t for everyone. Some people reside in areas of the country that restrict ownership of the rifle, while others simply don’t like the Armalite’s appearance or exaggerated reputation for unreliability. For these shooters, a solid, but cost-prohibitive option has been roller-delayed carbines from H&K, like …

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8 Underrated Long-Range Cartridges

OK, let’s get this straight: You won’t see me making a guest appearance on Best of the West. While I’m fascinated by long-range shooting, I have little patience with shooting at game animals at extreme ranges. There is some distance at which the variables become too great and the risk …

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The Guns of Hollywood

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the professional armorers at Independent Studio Services (ISS), where I was given access to the weapon vault and some of the most iconic guns in Hollywood history. At ISS, their talented gunsmiths not only keep the action rolling on film, …

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The Deadliest Legendary Swords In The World

One of the most enduring tropes in books, television and movies are legendary swords wielded by intrepid heroes, who proceed to smite enemies with the fabled blade. Some legendary swords are renowned for their construction, containing Damascus steel or other special ores that give them additional strength. Other blades have been crafted by master swordsmiths, …

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5 Fascinating Firearms no Longer in Use

Firearms have largely defined our nation’s history since our inception. Whether for personal defense or combat, dozens of firearms had been used throughout history. Below are five firearms that have ceased operation but continue to leave a lasting impression: 1. Colt Dragoon Revolver The Colt Dragoon Revolver is quite an …

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11 Shocking Common Traits Of Mass Shooters

On Sunday, June 12th 2016, the worst mass shooting on American soil took place. Omar Siddiqui Mateen, a 29-year-old man, arrived at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida armed with an AR-15 and a handgun. The mass shooting that ensued left 50 dead and 53 more wounded, making it the largest death …

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Top 10 Weirdest Forms Of Ammunition

From hollow points and standard ball to armor-piercing and wadcutters, the modern gun owner has access to a dizzying selection of ammunition. But while most bullets make perfect sense for the situation they’re designed for, there’s always going to be that odd slug that defies logic. 10. Homing Bullets   …

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