Jul 21, 2013

The Second Amendment and other Forsaken Liberties

When discussing the Bill of Rights, particularly the Second Amendment which more people are giving in to the propaganda that unarmed citizens makes a safer nation, it seems that was a popular idea in Nazi controlled German in the 1930s, which the surrounding nations who were impressed with Germany's speedy recover from inflation and economical failure [they did not realize they had already implemented slave labor and began persecuting and ripping off Jewish families] – so they also disarmed their populace. Well, history tells the rest of the story. The only people with weapons were “officials” of the government, the army, and local law enforcement controlled by the Nazi political machine.

Jul 10, 2013

Firearm History: Remington Arms Company

Remington Arms Company is the oldest firearm manufacturer in the United States, founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Llion, New York. It is also the only US company that produces both firearms and ammunition domestically and is the largest producer of shotguns and rifles. Its products are distributed to over 60 foreign countries. Remington is owned by Cerberus Capital Management. In 2013, the Model 1100 semiautomatic shotgun celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Remington Model 700 bolt-action rifle celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. After a 12-year absence from the market, Remington began producing Model 1911 R1 handgun in June 2010. Remington Arms stopped making handguns in 1998.

Jul 1, 2013

John Moses Browning: America's Most Famous Gunsmith

John Moses Browning, January 23rd 1855 to November 26th 1926 was born in Ogden, Utah and was an American firearms designer who developed military and civilian firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms that are still used around the world. When it comes to automatic and semi-automatic firearms, he is still the king with 128 firearm patents credited to his name. He made his firearm at the age of 13 in his father's gun shop, and was awarded his first patent on October 7th 1879 at the age of 24. Browning was a great influence in almost all categories of firearm design, inventing or improving the single-shot, lever-action, and slide-action rifles and shotguns; as well as pistol bolts and shrouds and pistol slides. He developed the first gas-operated machine gun, the Colt-Browning Model 1895. He also designed the M1911 pistol, the Browning Hi Power pistol, the Browning .50 caliber machine gun, the Browning Automatic Rifle, and the Browning Auto-5 that was an original semi-automatic shotgun. Most of these firearms are still produced today with some minor changes and cosmetics and his guns are the most copied in the world.

Weapons of Choice: Browning Hi-Power Semiautomatic Pistol

After selling his rights to Colt Firearms for the M1911 US Army pistol, commonly referred to as the “.45 Colt”, John Browning was commissioned by FN [Fabrique Nationale] to design a new military sidearm that would be capable of killing at 50 meters, the bullet be at least 9mm with a muzzle velocity of 350 m/s (1148 ft/s), compact, capacity of at least 10 rounds, a magazine connect device, an external hammer, a positive safety, and simple to disassemble and re-assemble.
Browning built two prototypes in Utah and filed patent for Browning design on June 28th, 1923, granted on February 22nd, 1927.