Gun History and Blogging with Daniel Watters from Loose Rounds – TacticalPay Radio Ep. 17

Brett of TacticalPay Radio recently invited Shawn and I to appear on one of their podcasts. While Shawn was ultimately unable to record the show, I carried the flag for Loose Rounds and The 5.56mm Timeline. Topics included: A discussion of the state of the online gun community during the early 1990s; Online and offline … Read moreGun History and Blogging with Daniel Watters from Loose Rounds – TacticalPay Radio Ep. 17

Springfield Armory’s Forgotten AR-15: The XM15

Despite what several gunwriters are claiming, the Springfield Armory Saint is not their first AR-15 rifle. Their first was the XM15, introduced circa 1982-83. However, Springfield has very good reasons to try to sweep the XM15 under the rug. It appears that in 1983, Springfield (or their fraternal sibling Rock Island Armory, Inc.) wrangled a … Read moreSpringfield Armory’s Forgotten AR-15: The XM15

A Brief History of FBI Semiauto Pistols

After the Miami/Dade Shootout of April 11, 1986, the FBI was not completely satisfied with the commercially available pistols in 9x19mm and .45. Until a suitable semi-auto service pistol could be selected for general issue, individual agents were would still be issued S&W Model 13 revolvers. In August 1987, the FBI formed its Weapons Evaluation … Read moreA Brief History of FBI Semiauto Pistols