Browsing: March 29

A Brief History On March 29, 2018, movie and video game fans in the United States will be treated to their long awaited premier of the new major motion picture, Ready Player One. Visually stunning and relentless in pace, the movie lasts 140 minutes but feels like a much shorter film, as the audience never gets a chance to get bored or distracted. We strongly recommend the movie goer pay close attention to catch all the little Easter Egg cultural references in homage to previous sci-fi and horror movies. Digging Deeper Based on a 2012 novel by the same name,…

A Brief History On previous March 29ths we featured articles about the Colt 1911 pistol, the Pistol vs. Revolver debate, and the Top 10 Must Have Calibers for the “Apocalypse.”  This time, we will discuss what gun we would like to have if we could only have 1 firearm, whether for general purpose use in peacetime or during a disaster or apocalyptic event.  Price, utility, price and availability of ammo, and ease of use are all factors. The list reflects the order in which we think that gun is the most valuable general purpose firearm to have, with “1” being the…

A Brief History On March 29, 1911, the Colt M1911 .45 ACP caliber semi-automatic pistol became the standard pistol of the US Army.  In the event of natural disaster, nuclear holocaust, revolution, or any other manner of “apocalypse” that may develop, you may need guns and guns need ammunition!  If you are going to stock up on any sort of ammo for the BIG disaster, this article is your list. (Obviously, it would be cheaper to have the ammo and only one gun, because as a wise man once said, if you have one gun you can get more.)  Tell…

A Brief History On March 29, 1911, the US Army made the Colt M1911 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol its official sidearm.  (For a companion list for this article, please see our list of “The Top 10 Famous Pistols.”) Digging Deeper The late 19th century and early 20th century represent an exciting time in history of firearms, with inventors and manufacturers racing each other to produce rugged and reliable semi-automatic sidearms for the lucrative military market. The US Army had previously discovered their .38 caliber revolvers did not have the stopping power needed to halt an enthusiastic or even drugged enemy…

A Brief History On March 29, 1911, the Colt M1911, a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, was adopted as the first semi-automatic service pistol for regular use by the U.S. military. Digging Deeper  Last year we first told you the tale of this great pistol, but today we will compare the relative merits of the semi-automatic pistol vs. the merits of the revolver that preceded it. (Semi-automatics are usually called “pistols” to differentiate them from revolvers.) Originally, revolvers were built with a “single-action” mechanism, which means that prior to firing the handgun, it had to be cocked by pulling back the hammer.  Those were later made obsolete…