Throwing ‘Hawks from Beaver Bill Forging Works

When my girlfriend and I moved into our new house, we wanted to have a fun yard game or two. Cornhole boards are cheap – and cheaper to make – but not quite our style. We’re both pretty good at horseshoes but don’t really have the right space for it, close enough to the house. When I floated the idea of throwing tomahawks I was met with an enthusiastic, “yes!” The next morning I ordered a couple standard throwing hawks from Beaver Bill Forging Works. Continue reading “Throwing ‘Hawks from Beaver Bill Forging Works”

SGAmmo.com: Awesome Source of Cheap Ammo

Over the past two years I’ve ordered many thousands of rounds of ammunition. An awful lot of it has come from SGAmmo.com. I didn’t find out about SGAmmo.com until Mike told me about them and I felt late to the party, so I want to spread the word to you guys. Continue reading “SGAmmo.com: Awesome Source of Cheap Ammo”

The Average Gun Owner

I recently had the opportunity to attend a CCW refresher class.  This class is mandated by my Sheriff for all permit holders, as a prerequisite to renewing a permit. It was really interesting to get a refresher on what the “average CCW applicant” looked like.  I’ve spent so much time around dedicated, highly trained, and well practiced shooters that I’ve become accustomed to people with a high level of proficiency and knowledge.  Seeing “John Q. Public” up close was a good reminder that it’s not always this way. Continue reading “The Average Gun Owner”

Coming Rise of the 1911? Part I: Safety

It seems that the traditional double-action/single-action semi-auto is enjoying a period of rediscovery by Gun Culture 2.0. Though the striker-fired semi-auto is still the king, some very knowledgeable firearms personalities are carrying Berettas, CZs, and even old all-metal S&Ws. Continue reading “Coming Rise of the 1911? Part I: Safety”

A Thought Experiment: The .25 ACP

Today I’d like to propose a thought experiment. The lowly and loathed .25 ACP is the subject of this experiment. The thoughts I am going to propose have been kicking around in my head for a while. They were brought to the surface recently by Chris Baker’s “Mouse Gun” series. Continue reading “A Thought Experiment: The .25 ACP”

More 10mm! The Ruger 10mm SR1911

When writing my field report on the 10mm GP100, I was ridiculously curious about the ballistics of the 10mm cartridge from a revolver. Lacking a suitably-chambered auto-loader with which to compare velocities, I reached out to Ruger and asked for a 10mm SR1911. They obliged, and within the week I had slab-side in BestMM sitting beside the GP100. I used it to do side-by-side velocity comparisons with the GP100, and I decided to review it on its own merits. Continue reading “More 10mm! The Ruger 10mm SR1911”

RevolverGuy Versus “That Guy”

You guys are probably with family, or have been recently. While we love our families, we’re also, dare I say, “stuck with” them? Here at RevolverGuy we can commiserate and empathize. Trust us, we’ve been there. When “That Guy” shows up around the punch bowl, we RevolverGuys all moan and look for the exit. But sometimes, we’re not fast enough, and the conversation usually sounds something like this: Continue reading “RevolverGuy Versus “That Guy””

Some Thoughts on Being a Professional Instructor

I have spent the better part of the last nine years as a professional, full-time instructor. I’m not a “presenter” or “speaker” – I am an instructor. I take great pride in my craft. People walk away from my classes with quantifiable skills. I’m not an expert on many of my interest areas, but professional instruction is a topic on which I consider myself extremely well versed. Today I’m going to share some generalities and observations I’ve picked up over the years. Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Being a Professional Instructor”