Made in Connecticut: Colt’s House Pistol

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Also known as the Colt Cloverleaf, the Colt House Pistol was a small 4-shot single-action revolver chambered for .41 short/long rimfire.  The image above is a typical example.

Dear Diary: 30 Days to Conceal Carry, Day 1.

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In my last post, I laid out what I plan to do for the next 30 days. Before we begin, I think it bears a few words about how I…

Hollywood Hooey: The Phantom (SyFy)

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I’m blowing off a little steam tonight, watching the SyFy network, with one of their original movies – an updating of the Phantom franchise as what was apparently a two-part…

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Gun Review: 1903 Colt Automatic .32 Hammerless Pistol

Pretty Woman is a fabulous movie. A hooker with a heart of gold and no social diseases? Well grow my hair and call me Rapunzel. One of Pretty Woman’s most…

Full review on Monday.

Video Gun Review: Colt 1903

Full review on Monday.

BangBang Cinema: Smokin Aces 2 – Assassin’s Ball

When you make a (meager) living watching movies and then writing about them, you see a lot, a lot, a lot of movies. Many of them are crap. Many of those crappy films get crappy sequels. Whether it’s just part of the job or a facet of my masochism, I greedily eat up all the sequels, even to movies I didn’t like. Case in point, Smokin Aces 2, the sequel to the obviously named Smokin Aces, a film which I thought was a jumbled mess of action and, ultimately, a failure on the entertaining front. What I learned from the sequel, and many terrible sequels before it, is that entering the experience with low expectations is a godsend. So, as you may have gleaned, Smokin Aces 2 isn’t good. But how bad is it, really?

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When you make a (meager) living watching movies and then writing about them, you see a lot, a lot, a lot of movies. Many of them are crap. Many of…

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