The Beretta factory grew from an area that has seen weapons designs since the Roman era. Julius Caesar controlled the area before crossing the Rubicon. The area has witnessed Hannibal’s elephants, the Huns, untold barbarians, and over time standing armies from Napoleon to even the United States Army. It exudes history and is a fitting location for one of my favorite manufacturers. Beretta crawled from the cave and became a true international company.
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The NRA has a long-standing tradition of supporting our troops, veterans and law enforcement officers. The NRA founded the NRA-LED (Law Enforcement Division) in 1960 with the goal of providing the law enforcement community with a means to certify shooting instructors. The NRA-LED chooses to stay apolitical, focusing on how best to serve our military and law enforcement community rather than get bogged down in legislation and party politics.
What I truly admire is that the changes are not to impress the guys at the range but to help make you a better shooter and that is the perfection in Glocks simplicity. Sure paint looks good on the car but it’s what’s under the hood that makes all the difference.
Gaston Glock was a genius. The firearms that bear his namesake are the finest example of ingenuity, practicality and endurance. They only keep getting better with each new generation. From a person who was the biggest Glock persecutor, the light on the road to Damascus has blinded me. I am a believer.
Other cartridges are better known, the .308 Winchester, the 30-06 Springfield and the .223 Remington. However, the next cartridge is maybe the best of all these, it is the .270 Winchester.
If you’re in the mood to put on a horizontal fireworks display, grab a box of tracer ammo and go to town on some poor unsuspecting target.
“It is better to burn out then to fade away.” Thus it was for one of the shortest-lived standard issued battle rifles for the U. S. Military.
Through wars on foreign soil and wars at home with self-righteous politicians the Smith & Wesson has remained, survived and now thrives.
Though it is a misnomer that Oliver F. Winchester invented the Henry Rifle, he was an inventive businessman embracing new ideas, processes, and research to create one of the most legendry firearms manufacturers in United States history.
And so ends our story of the little rifle that could. It almost never made it to the range must less the war, laughed and scoffed at it still came to game and was loved and revered by those who carried it. For several years, I trusted my life to one. Today I would choose something different but back then I never had a doubt in the little brother, the M1 Carbine.