Making a 15th century Hand Gonne

Last Spring I made a 14th century style Hand Gonne from bronze stock using minimal tools and equipment, just to see what was possible. That project turned out to be a big success, and the resultant hand gonne has been popular among friends and when I taught last...

Review: M&P FPC.

Sometimes, smaller *is* better: Yup, that’s the new Smith & Wesson M&P FPC (Folding Pistol Carbine), which I got to shoot recently. I’m a big fan of Pistol Caliber Carbines, and am on record loving my Kel Tec Sub2000 folding carbine in 9mm. That...

Review: S333 Thunderstruck.

This is the Standard Manufacturing S333 Thunderstruck revolver: It’s an innovative, 8-round revolver which fires two rounds of .22WMR (.22mag) with one pull of the trigger. OK, if you like this not-so-little handgun, you might not want to read this review. Just...

Review: Diablo 12ga double barrel pistol.

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...

I really didn’t want to write this post.

It’s been a kind of rough year, what with the Covid-19 pandemic and all. So I’ve been inclined to cut people some extra slack. Because normal business operations have been disrupted, everyone is dealing with a lot more unexpected stress in their lives, et...