Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gun Nuts tonight!

Caleb and I put on a little BlogTalk Radio show every week...maybe you've heard of it. Gun Nuts Radio? Goes live at 9PM EST every Tuesday? (Sometimes Caleb even lets me host the show on webcam!)

Join us tonight at www.blogtalkradio.com/gunnuts for an exciting hour of chat about gun rights, gun gear and shooting sports. The call in number is 347-539-5436...we're waiting to hear from you.

Check out Caleb for all the details and be sure to register to join in on the live chat!

(now if you'll excuse me, I need to do a little crash course on rifles. See you tonight!)


Anonymous said...

1. Kentucky Long Rifle: A practical, accurate muzzle-loading black powder design made all over America. Before this design became common, rifles weren't arguably better than bows and arrows.

2. Trapdoor Springfield: First successful design to use metallic cartridge. Revolutionized loading.

3. K98: Pinnacle of bolt action repeating rifles. Copied for years by every military on earth.

4. Garand: After the Garand, no army issued a bolt action again without knowing it was inferior.

5. M16: Stoners rifle is the longest adopted battle rifle design EVER, with no end in sight.

Robert Langham

Robert Langham said...

Rifles, schmifles. The best idea in the chatroom was the production and sale of a Breda Bobblehead librarian doll!

geodkyt said...

Robert, obviously, you missed out on the IRC chat afterparty. {chuckle}

Anonymous said...


I suggest that you try shooting a 7mm mauser rifle (also known as 7x57). Dates from 1892 or so, doesn't kick much for a high power rifle, and can be had for not too much money. You can even find some that are available without paperwork, since some were made before 1898.

Rumor has it that "Famous African Hunting Guides" would keep one around to loan to clients who brought big manly rifles and got too recoil shy to hit anything.

If that is too much for you, you should try to borrow a Martini cadet in .310 cadet, although you might have to mortgage your house for ammunition. Those 4 lb. rifles are sweet. They were originally used to teach 14-year-old cadets (in the British empire Victorian era) to shoot a rifle that functioned like a miniature Martini-Henry. Some have been "converted" to 32-20, some to 38 special (or 357), with more or less success. They were also popular as a base for conversion to other calibers and custom rifles.

Other choices for the recoil shy include pistol caliber lever actions (except lightweight 44 magnums), and anything in 223.

my $.02
just sumguy