Tag: brand history

Three Rifles From Three Countries: Belgium – FN USA: FN15

by John M. Buol Jr. Continued from: Three Rifles From Three Countries: UK – L852A and Three Rifles From Three Countries: Australia – F90. The FN15 is a commercially-released version of an AR-15 from Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal. Before passing this off as yet-another AR-15, this is a model from more …

The Beretta M9A3

Beretta’s (now failed) bid for the U.S. military’s new handgun. by John M. Buol Jr. The U.S. M9, a Department of Defense specification Beretta 92FS 9x19mm pistol, has been in continuous service since 1985. For several years there has been a few claimed problems and plenty of programmed concern in …

The FN MAGM240-series of Machine Guns

  By John M. Buol Jr. The “’Devil’s Paintbrush” has been a mainstay of modern military small arms since the machine gun first earned that moniker during the First World War. In the course of a few short, bloody years, machine guns uprooted many tactical principles, many of which had …

Ruger SP101 Review – Part 2

Continued from Ruger SP101 Review – Part 1. By Trampas Swanson For both versions of the SP101, the upgrades for the new model clearly show Ruger listens to their customers. The traditional black plastic panel grips were replaced with one piece rubber grips with beautiful rosewood inserts bearing the Ruger …

Ruger SP101 Review – Part 1

By Trampas Swanson Since opening its doors in 1949, the Sturm Ruger Company has proven to be an industry leader in the world of firearms with everything from the production of their 10/22 series of .22 caliber rifles to the handgun hunter’s favorite, the Super Redhawk .44 Magnum. The list …

A Little Gun That Could: The Story of the M11

By John M. Buol Jr. Being a military sponsored shooting team, most folks with the U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Program sport M9s – some more reluctantly than others. Berettas are fine shooting pistols, as accurate and controllable as any quality issue service pistol out there but some people find them …

Brand Loyalty: 5 Brands I Trust The Most – Luke Brandenburg

By Luke Brandenburg The wrong equipment can transform a successful hunt into a disaster. You should be able to trust all of your equipment to work right every time, regardless of conditions. These are 5 brands I trust for my gear! Since the beginning, a man’s tools have always been …

Grand Garands: Modern M1 Garand Ownership

A guide to modern ownership of the M1 Garand. By John M. Buol Jr. U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 was the first practical self loading rifle to be standard issue by a major military power. A product of Springfield Armory’s consulting engineer John Cantius Garand’s genius, the rifle was never …

How the Winchester Lever Action Secured the West

  By Pete Rogers As the Civil War was winding down, it appeared that the states would stay united. More and more settlers were migrating west to escape the decimation of the south. Family after family that lost everything in the war were forced to start over. For many of …