When he was 18-years old, Bill Lessard stumbled across a chopped-down SXS while doing construction at an old shirt factory in Maine. Now, a half-century later, he is bringing it back home.
Competition shooter Kirsten Joy Weiss set aside the space-age reinforced match rifles for a bit and went back to America’s Colonial roots with the flintlock.
The most important experience that all gun owners—hobbyists, collectors, hunters, and the tactically minded—must get behind is rights.
Eric with the IV8888 team breaks out and old Martini-Henry, a .577 Snyder conversion, a Matchlock and others to see what the man stoppers of yesteryear will do against the armor of today.
Marines at Camp Pendleton recently reworked a cannon captured in Nicaragua during the Banana Wars in 1912 by then-Colonel Joseph Henry Pendleton.
Besides further changes in magazine limits, requirements to join shooting clubs and restrictions on blank firing guns, some in the European Union want to lower the boom on replicas and black powder as well.
Will 38 inches of ballistics gel and a dozen sheets of plywood stop a 1.2-pound lead projectile a fired from a mini Parrot gun? Heck, let’s find out.
In March the site known to many as the “Disneyland of the Revolutionary War” opened a flintlock range where visitors can fire a .75 caliber musket after a bit of training.
Ian from Forgotten weapons profiles the very rare and super interesting Walch Navy, with it’s nipple-filled cylinder crammed with a full dozen chambers.
Eric with IV8888 goes back in time to bring you that most deadly of firearm from the 15th century– the classic .72 caliber European matchlock.