You can probably guess which ones I mean. Yeah, that’s how big of an impact they had on history. The M1903 Springfield and the Lee-Enfield (specifically, the SMLE No.1 Mk III). Both bolt-action guns (actually, both derived from the G98 Mauser design). Both shooting powerful .30 caliber cartridges with an effective aimed range in excess […]
Like our recent announcement about Ohio, members across the country continue to organize and get formed up! Our newest chapter, LGC Pennsylvania, was formed (via virtual meeting) on August 9th, 2020. If you are in PA or in a surrounding state and would like to sign up...
Man, I’m happy that I took a lot of images last weekend when we shot these rifles. OK, as I’ve noted, I’m not really a “rifle guy”. And especially not a “historic rifle guy”. Oh, I can generally ID most of the major designs in history, but damned if I would be able to identify […]
As part of our historical rifle weekend, we shot 4 different reproduction rifles all dating to the latter part of the 19th century. In rough chronological order, these were the Spencer Repeating Rifle, the Remington Rolling Block Rifle, the Springfield Model 1873, and the Winchester Model 1885 (High Wall version). Here are our four reproductions: […]
Want some fun? Get an American Gun Craft 12ga double-barrel pistol. Want a serious self/home defense gun? Get something else. Oops. I gave away my review’s conclusion. But you should go ahead and read the rest of this, anyway. * * * When one of my friends sent me a link about the new American […]
“OK, the Snider was fun. Let’s shoot that Martini-Rossi.” “Martini & Rossi is a booze brand, dumbass. The rifle is a Martini-Henry.” “Er … right.” * * * OK, I’m not saying that actually happened. But I will admit that historic rifles are not really my thing. Fortunately, my BBTI buddies are more knowledgeable. The […]
We are very excited to announce a weekly video series, "The Bench Doctor's Shorts" in addition to our regularly scheduled Social Distance Learning Classes and Panels. These short videos by Scott Richardson, aka "The Bench Doctor," cover some aspect of what the Scott...
Recently the BBTI crew got together to shoot some historic rifles. I’m not going to go into a lot of the details about each rifle, since there is plenty of information available about each online. But I thought I would share a few pics, some video, and my thoughts about each gun. The first is […]
In this two-part series, Deb, Karen, Mark, and Nate discuss and answer questions about living with disabilities, owning firearms, training, and what to consider when buying firearms as a disabled person. Day one focused on physical disability and day two will focus on...
This past weekend I got to try the new(ish) Tavor TS12 semi-auto shotgun, made by IWI. This gun got a LOT of attention when it was announced at SHOT 2018, and generated a fair amount of interest later when the commercial version was finally released not quite a year ago. And for very good reason: […]