Category Archive: History

Mar 03

A Brief History of Gun Control

Hope is on the Horizon With the election of Donald J. Trump to the White House, along with sweeping Republican victories across the nation in November of 2016, many pro-2nd Amendment folks are finally breathing a sigh of relief and looking optimistically forward to a future where some of the restrictions of previous political eras …

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May 27

A Brief History of Ammunition, Part II

The Snider Rifle was developed by an American, adopted by the British, and copied by the Nepalese. It was ultimately a stop-gap measure that had a short service life. Contained Cartridges and Breechloaders The Dreyse Needle Gun was invented in Prussia in 1836. It was adopted for Prussian military service in 1848, and first saw …

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May 18

A Brief History of Ammunition, Part I

From left to right: .451 round ball, .58 Minie Ball, .22 LR, .22 WMR, 9×18 Makarov, .38 S&W, .38 Special, 7.62×38 Nagant, .410 Bore, 20 Gauge, 7.62x54r, 7.62×39 In the previous article, we discussed the development of black powder. While this substance was used to power firearms for nearly a millennium, it was eventually replaced …

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