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DIY Machetes – Improvised Arms and Ammunition Part 6

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Making your own machete is easier than you might think, even if you have never done anything like this before. Oh sure, you can just buy a machete, but that won’t give you the satisfaction of doing it yourself. So buckle up for another installment of Improvised Arms & Ammunition! …

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On Defensive Weapons

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The handgun may well be one of mankind’s greatest inventions, at least in my opinion anyway.  There is a reason I say this. It is because for self defense man has risen from rocks and pointy sticks, to complex machinery made from steel, and other man-made materials. Man made or …

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Zip Guns – Improvised Arms and Ammunition Part 5

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The Liberator In WWII the United States created a cheaply made, single shot, .45 ACP hand gun called the Liberator. At a cost of about $2 per gun, one million of them were manufactured by the head light division of General Motors in just under three months. The guns were …

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Ladies Step up to the Firearm Market

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Women are coming in at a sizable slice of the shooting culture. Guns don’t discriminate, and shooting is a great equalizer in the playing field. I had always searched for smaller frames on guns to accommodate a lack of choice for women over the years. I have favored Smith and …

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The Governor vs. the Judge

photo credits: adapted from Ben Branam on Flickr.com Which came first, the Governor or the Judge? Well, in regards to those two particular guns, the Taurus Judge actually came out before the higher priced, big brand name Smith and Wesson jumped on the bandwagon with their version known as the …

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