Firearms Basics: Rifle Length Terminology

December 14, 2017 Ian McCollum 28

If you starting looking carefully at military bolt action rifles, you will find that they generally all fall into one of three categories: Rifles: 30-32 inches / 760-810mm Short Rifles: 24-26 inches / 610-660mm Carbines: […]


Guns in the Movies (Video)

February 10, 2017 Ian McCollum 23

Today we have not so much an examination of a specific firearms, but rather a look at how Clint Eastwood’s film portrayal of Dirty Harry Callahan drove a huge wave of popularity of the Smith […]


A Spencer Anecdote

July 21, 2016 Ian McCollum 15

In early 1864, Arizona pioneer and Colonel King S. Woolsey borrowed a Spencer repeating rifle from then-Territorial Governor John Goodwin for an expedition against a band of Apaches. On Aril 26, 1864, the Hartford Evening […]