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Tactical and Technical Trends #49: August 1944

A little while back, I got my hands on a number of copies of Tactical and Technical Trends booklets – this was a bulletin published by the US Military Intelligence Service during WWII to keep soldiers apprised of new developments in equipment and tactics among the different combatants. A quick Google search will reveal that [...]

Rast & Gasser M1898 for sale

After I posted my recent video on the M1898 Rast & Gasser revolver, I had a reader named Emery write me offering one he has for sale. I would love to take him up on the offer, but the gun budget just doesn’t allow it right now – so I’m passing it on to anyone [...]

PTRD in Ukraine

Sviatoslav sent us this photo of a 1941 PTRD in recent use in Ukraine…

Note the empty 14.5mm cartridge case under the gun.

Rieder Automatic Rifle

I had a reader send me a link to this article, which was written in 1981 by Lt. Cdr. W.M. Bisset and published in Scientia Militaria – the South African Journal of Military Studies (vol 11, nr 3). It is available in its original PDF form for download, but I have transcribed it into HTML [...]

(e)Book Review: Handfuls of History

A dilemma that has always existed for book authors and publishers is that adding information makes a book physically larger, and more expensive to produce. Editors have always had to make decisions balancing the added benefit of additional material (especially photographs) against the extra costs associated with making a bigger book. Not a big deal [...]

Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol Background

Sometimes when I write a post of make a video on a particularly unusual firearm, it will result in my being contacted by someone who has a surprising amount of experience with that gun, and provides me with new information I didn’t previously have. Well, exactly that happened with the Nazi belt buckle pistol sold [...]

A Tour of Simpson Ltd (Video)

Simpson Ltd has been a sponsor of Forgotten Weapons for a while now – they have a great selection of interesting guns and I figured I should take an opportunity to stop by their shop and film a video tour for you:

Upcoming Match with a Swiss Gewehr 1911

This coming weekend, I’ll be taking a brief trip into western Texas to compete in the annual Pecos Run and Gun in the Sun. It’s a run-n-gun match, as the name implies, using rifle and pistol and covering between 6 and 7 miles. There are six shooting stages along the course, requiring use of either [...]

Introducing InRange TV

I am very excited to introduce a new project today – InRange TV!

InRange is intended to be everything that cable TV gun programs have utterly failed to be: intelligent and educational, while still being fun to watch. Each episode will have 3-5 different segments on a variety of topics, including reviews and range [...]

(More) Rifles for Sale

I have a couple more rifles that I need to move to make room for new things and pay the bills. These are for sale in the US only, and I will need to add extra to cover shipping to Alaska or Hawaii (continental shipping is included in the prices). Can’t live without one of [...]