Things That Don’t Suck: Labradar Chronograph

In the 1950’s, scientists developed what we now refer to as ‘Doppler radar’. A more recent application of the Doppler-radar technology resulted in the chronograph, called Labradar (produced by Infinition Inc. of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada). My own research into what chronograph to purchase began because of a series of reviews I was asked to do […]

Gun Review: Janz Type EM .357 Revolver

It might be understandable for the run-of-the-mill North American shooter (a.k.a., yours truly) to be only slightly aware of the name, Janz. On the other hand, it would be more surprising if anyone (including this author) was unaware of the name, Korth and their high end revolvers. But, in a very real sense, Korth begat […]

Gun Review: Verney-Carron Azur SD Eloge Grade 20 Gauge Shotgun

The origin of the firm name, Verney-Carron, goes back to 1830. The hyphenated name that arose following the marriage of Claude Verney and Antoinette Carron is an appropriate metaphor for the exquisite double-barreled firearms for which the company is known. The firm actually opened for business in Saint-Etienne, France a decade earlier, following Claude’s securing […]

Gun Review: Manurhin MR73 Sport .357 Revolver

The men racing toward the hijacked Air France flight 8969 belonged to the French counterterrorist unit, Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale (a.k.a. GIGN), and they carried a variety of weapons and specialized equipment. Captain Thierry Prungnaud took point in the assault that ended with the rescue of all the passengers and crew still onboard […]