The Kimber Duty Gun That Never Was: The KPD .40

I remember back in the 2005 to 2007 time frame that Kimber was looking to jump into the striker fired polymer pistol market with the KPD series. KPD stood for Kimber Pro Defense. The market was hot for new competition at the time. This was the second pistol revolution in American law enforcement. Agencies across the […]

OK: Constitutional Carry Heads to Governor Fallin’s Desk

The Oklahoma Senate passed SB 1212 this week which would make Oklahoma a constitutional carry state. The bill is now headed to Governor Mary Fallin’s desk. The popular bill passed both the House and the Senate by veto proof margins. From koko.com which paints Second Amendment rights as somehow controversial: On a 33-8 vote, the Oklahoma […]

Double Trouble: More Superposed Charges

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece about turning single-shot, percussion muzzleloaders into primitive “repeaters” through the concept of superposed charges. The arm shown in that article featured a percussion ignition system that had been modified after it was originally created. It’s important to note that superposed charges were not only a means of modification. […]

17th Century Dogs of War: Development of the Flintlock

Believe it or not, “flintlock” is actually a catch-all term for a variety of different lock mechanisms, in addition to being a specific lock mechanism itself. It’s kind of like “Q-Tip” and “cotton swab.” Lock mechanisms were undergoing a transformation in the 1500s and 1600s. New designs came on the scene and replaced old ones. […]

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