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Blade Sharpening Tips from an Expert

<i>Photos by Travis Rathbone</i><p>I hold the knife in my right hand, thumb on the blade spine. My left thumb guides the edge along a blade sharpening stone at …

Gun History: M-1 Carbine—The Gun that Got Above Its Pay Grade

To understand the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M-1, it's helpful to recount the experience of my Uncle Ed who was a naval officer in World War …

The Million Dollar Luger Pistol

Currently Dave and I are writing a sort of followup to the Total Gun Manual entitled "100 Great Guns" and as I have been reacquainting myself with …

U.S. Military Arms: A Few Mistakes Here and There

In writing my post on the M-14, I alluded to our less-than-sterling record of not always putting the best guns in the hands of our servicemen. This …

Shotgun Shooting Tip: Slow Your Hands Down, Stop Missing Behind

The basic advice "Head on the stock, eye on the rock" covers the two most essential rules of hitting a flying target with a shotgun.<p>Moving the gun in …

The Curious Career of the M-14

In the strange and generally disappointing record of U.S. small arms development, no rifle has an odder history than the M-14. The original concept …