Four Things You Can Do With a Rifle – Besides Hunt

Mary Kate is actually demonstrating two topics from the list here. She’s plinking with a 1950’s era Hakim 8mm Egyptian battle rifle. Who says history can’t be fun?

Barbara is more of a hunter than I am. In this issue of First Shots News, she’ll tell you how to get started. While I hunt a little bit, mostly ducks and geese, she’s hard-core and chases down ill-tempered wild boars with flint knives. That’s what I’ve heard, and I’m sticking by that story. My […]

Fun Hakim Rifle Facts – Only Surrendered Once!

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A (sort of) true history of the Hakim battle rifle… The Hakim was begat by the Swedish Ljungman AG-42, designed by Erik Eklund around 1941. Bored with designing guns for a country who hardly ever goes to war, Eklund later founded the pop group ABBA, where he had many fun escapades with that other guy […]

Exotic Dancing, Narco Trafficking and the .45ACP Gospel – Our Talk With Black Man With a Gun

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The best thing about putzing about the gun and shooting industry, and I do mean putzing, is the variety of interesting people I get to meet. One of those is the Reverend Kenn Blanchard, known online and in Homeland Security response strategy meetings as Black Man With A Gun. I met Kenn for the first […]

The Marquis Belt Buckle Gun – Shake Your Groove Thing!

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“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” – John F. Kennedy Fortunately for us, some ideas do not live on. For example, the Marquis Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol invented during World War I and (nearly) fielded ‘en masse’ during World War II. Through an exhaustive research project, with […]

Going out with a bang!

Launch Your Dead Relatives!

Holy Smoke! Dead relatives filling up your house? Cremation Urns taking up precious counter space? No problem! Just launch ’em out of your rifle, pistol, or shotgun! Holy Smoke LLC will create custom loaded pistol, rifle, or shotgun ammunition packed with a little something extra – ashes of your loved ones. For example, just send […]

Behind the Scenes of the NRA National Firearms Museum

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Today we continue our quest to interview some of the most interesting and good-humored people in the shooting community. We’re pleased to have met Wendy Cunningham of the NRA National Firearms Museum at this years NRA Annual Meeting. Little did she know what she was getting into when she agreed to do an interview with us… So […]

Ready! Aim! Shake Your Groove Thing!

German Troops Practicing Groovy Hip Aiming Techniques

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” – John F. Kennedy Fortunately for us, some ideas do not live on. For example, the Marquis Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol invented during World War I and (nearly) fielded ‘en masse’ during World War II. The Marquis Belt Buckle pistol, also […]

Cornucopia of Free Stuff!

Free Stuff from The History Channel!

We mentioned the Memorial Day Premier of Gettysburg on The History Channel the other day. Looks like a great documentary and we’ll be watching for sure. Thanks to the good folks at The History Channel, we’ve got some free History Channel stuff to give away! Messenger bags, t-shirts, and notebooks. To win yours, just Like […]