Review: Homemade and Deadly – Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria

HOMEMADE AND DEALY: Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria by Authors Mathias Nowak and André Gsell, June of 2018, 19 pages. This remarkable briefing paper provides a fascinating look into the underground production of personal firearms in Nigeria.  It also provides an instructive illustration of the basic limitations of gun control laws. Nigeria has had […]

The Curious History Of Combination Guns

An interesting type of firearm that’s almost unknown to the modern shooter but was formerly much more popular is the combination gun. These firearms are chambered for multiple types of ammunition. While there are good reasons to not own one – the modern gun owner has virtually no use for one – there’s still some […]

Italians Increasingly Want Gun Law Reform, Easier Access to Firearms

Italians are beginning to questioin the reasonableness and effectiveness of their complex, strict gun control laws. From thelocal.com: While 26 percent of people questioned in 2015 said they supported looser laws on owning a gun for self-defence, the latest research carried out by social studies institute Censis and private security sector organization Federsicurezza found that […]

“UNITED STATES” Arms in 1776

The American Revolution was already well under way when the delegates to the Continental Congress officially declared independence on July 4, 1776. Months before in the spring of ’76, a shortage of arms was apparent. This was caused by a variety of factors including lack of maintenance, a shortage of field armorers to make repairs, […]

The Truth About Derringers

By BLoving I spotted a customer leaning over the glass case displaying the pocket-sized .380s of various makes. Asking her what sort she was shopping for, she indicated a Taurus PT738 TCP. “I’d like to see that derringer right there” she said, tapping on the glass and pointing at it. My tongue twisted in my […]

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