Category Archive: Primer Articles

These are the ones you should read first if you're new here. The six-part series details the core philosophy of The Soviet Revolver and attempts to dispel common myths about firearms.

Dec 18

Primer V: The Intentions of the Founding Fathers

“Those who would give up a essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither safety nor liberty.” – Benjamin Franklin. Furthermore, though this quote is undetermined in it’s origin, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” The framers of …

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Dec 18

Primer IV: Why Do You Need to Carry in Public?

Let me preface this fourth primer article by stating that the choice to carry a firearm in public is an intensely personal one. It requires introspection and the¬†acceptance of a great deal of responsibility. If you do not feel comfortable carrying a gun in public, then please, don’t. However, in my experience, it seems that …

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Dec 18

Primer III: Why Does Anyone Need a High-Capacity Magazine?

The third question asked by our five-part introductory articles asks, “Why do you need a high capacity magazine?” Let’s begin by defining what exactly that term means, since it seems to vary depending on who’s talking about it. For decades, 30 rounds has been the standard for many modern semi-automatic rifles. Note that in semi-automatic …

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Jan 06

Primer II: Why Does Anyone Need an “Assault Rifle”?

In continuing with our introductory “primer” articles, we’ll address the second question on the list. Why do you need an assault rifle? To the uninitiated, two images likely come to mind when they hear these two words. The first being the AR-15, and the second being the AK-47. But are these guns really “assault rifles”? …

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Jan 06

Primer I: Why on Earth Does Anyone Need a Gun?

It’s inevitable. Step into the realm of firearms long enough, and you’ll eventually be asked (a form of) the question… Why do you need a gun? Why do you need an assault rifle? Why do you need a high-capacity magazine? Why do you feel like you need to carry a gun around in public? Don’t …

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