by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor
I recently read a story about a Canadian Air Force pilot who, wanting to simplify his life, lived for a whole year with only 10 items of clothing. At the end of that year he said he really missed having choices and has now splurged to over 30 pieces of apparel. Continue reading
Here are a few more interesting gun stories stories from around the web.
Guns and Gunsmiths editor
By now most of you should have noticed the short piece of video I have added to the beginning of many of the new videos used here, mentioning the Gun Club of America. There are 2 versions, one about 15 seconds long and the second about 30 seconds. The written articles also now have a copyright notice at the bottom forbidding reproducing the articles without permission. Continue reading
Here are some more interesting firearms stories found on the web this week.
with Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor
My mother always told me as a child that it’s the little things that count. I think she told me that so I wouldn’t be disappointed when I didn’t get that new surfboard or bicycle that I wanted for Christmas and had to settle for something small and utilitarian like a new pen and pencil set to start off the school year with. (Did I mention that I grew up in Australia where school starts in January? That always meant some sucky Christmas gifts.)
Turning your passion for guns into a business may be the dream of a lot of firearms owners, but only a few have been able to accomplish it. Some people open a gun shop so they can buy and sell guns and shooting accessories, while others have taken their interest as a gun “tinkerer”, got some training as a gunsmith (many of you through our sponsor, The American Gunsmithing Institute) applied for an FFL, and opened a gunsmithing business. Some of you may have even done both and combined a firearms retail business with gunsmithing services–the best of both worlds. Continue reading
with Paul Smeltzer
Guns and Gunsmiths Contributor
The M1 Garand is probably the most iconic US military rifle known. Called “the greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S. Patton, it was the standard service issue rifle in World War II, Korea, and to a lesser extent in Vietnam. Every serious collector should have one, but finding a safe, accurate and reliable gun can be difficult.
Guns and Gunsmiths contributing author Paul Smeltzer, owner of Athens Gunsmith Service in Athens Louisiana, has been collecting, rebuilding and restoring M1s for many years. G&G recently had a chance to talk to him about these guns and how to go about adding one to a collection. Continue reading