Category Archives: Firearms

Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style 1911, .45 ACP Model Number: 6762

Before I get into the meat of this review, I want to juggle some ballistic figures. According to Ballistics by the Inch (http://ballisticsbytheinch.com/45auto2.html), a Federal 230-grain HST will have a velocity of around 990 fps out of a 5” barrel … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – The Traditions “Trapper” Percussion Pistol in Caliber 50

My first excursion with the Traditions “Kentucky” (http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/10/07/pulling-me-in-part-2/) was so enjoyable that I already knew that another ‘Capper’ was going to be welcomed into the family, and there are many of them from which to choose. Pedersoli of Italy makes … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – Pietta 1851 Navy Colt, .36 Caliber “Griswold” The Day the Bear Ate Me!

This was my introduction to Pietta firearms. It was also my introduction black powder percussion revolvers. For all of my early West (cartridge) firearms, Uberti has been my top choice. However, I felt that it was time to take a … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – Whada’ U Mean My Nipples Are Too Small! An Education in Percussion Caps and Nipples (Cones)

As I venture further into the domain of shooting black powder percussion firearms, I am receiving quite an education about them. The CCI #10 percussion cap seems to fit fine on the Traditions “Kentucky” pistol (read my review @: http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/10/07/pulling-me-in-part-2/), … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder – Traditions Percussion “Kentucky” Pistol, 50-Caliber

It was a typical Sunday morning, just another Sunday morning that is reserved for BS, which stands for “Breakfast and Shooting” among me and my two shooting companions. After breakfast, we head off to the gun club and range to … Continue reading

Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 Part 1 – History and Back Story

Authors Note: This review is a combination of historical facts regarding the AR-10 in general and the Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 specifically. Because this is my first time within the MSR of .308 caliber, I thought that it would be interesting … Continue reading

Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 Part 2 – Review

Authors Note: This review is a combination of historical facts regarding the AR-10 in general and the Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 specifically. Because this is my first time within the MSR of .308 caliber, I thought that it would be interesting … Continue reading

Elftmann Drop-In Single Stage Match Trigger for .308 / AR10 Rifles (Also 7.62x39mm MSRs)

The day arrived when I received the Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308 for evaluation.  This was not any Windham Weaponry R20FFTM-308, mind you. I had requested that the Elftmann Drop-In Single Stage Match Trigger be installed.  I wanted to evaluate both the … Continue reading

Shooting Black Powder Part 1, My Introduction to Black Powder and Percussion Caps

As much as I enjoy shooting modern firearm, I thoroughly enjoy shooting firearms of the past or at least replicas of past firearms – which I can afford. I had shot a flintlock muzzle loader many years ago, and also … Continue reading

The Old West Lives On! Uberti 1873 Colt SA Army (Cavalry) Reproduction

Matt Dillon (James Arness) of the T.V. series “Gunsmoke” had a long one. History has stated that Wyatt Earp supposedly had an even longer one.  Wild Bill Hickok had a normal-sized one, while Bat Masterson and Doc Holiday had shorter … Continue reading