Single-shot Pistol

OSS “Stinger” Covert Cigarette Guns

July 16, 2018 Ian McCollum 17

During World War Two, the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) was the primary US clandestine operations organization. It was responsible for making all sorts of unique weapons, including these “Stinger” cigarette guns. They were single […]


Testing the Halbek Device

July 14, 2018 Ian McCollum 6

The Halbek Device was an interesting clamp-on muzzle brake designed by two Rhodesians, Douglas Hall and Marthinus Bekker. It was patented in Rhodesia in 1977 and in the US in 1980, and manufactured in small […]


Overview of South African Gun Laws

July 12, 2018 Ian McCollum 13

Basic gun ownership in South Africa – what does it involve and how does it work? Dedicated collectors, sportsmen, and hunters? Self-dense and concealed carry? Well, when I was in South Africa I figured I’d […]