Cap Gun Primer: Percussion Caps

This is an archived forum post. Please see The Open Range homepage to find current posts and more archived forum posts. Author Topic: Cap Gun Primer: Percussion Caps  (Read 47700 times) Mako Free Grazer Cap Gun Primer: Percussion Caps « on: January 10, 2012, 03:33:15 PM »This thread is for information only.Thank you! Cap sizing and the fit…

Tuning the Pietta Cap and Ball for Competition (Parts 1 and 2)

Tuning the Pietta Cap and Ball for Competition (Parts 1 and 2)

As seen in the June and July 2008 Cowboy Chronicle, reproduced here with bigger photos! By Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS # 32933L Part 1: Diagnosing the Problem Areas Cap and ball handguns are fun to shoot and if tuned properly can be very reliable.  However, many pards buy a pair, go to a match, have problems,…

Low Recoil 9MM Pistols

Low Recoil 9MM Pistols

When it comes to 9mm pistols, there are a variety of recoil to each gun. You may be wondering: what is recoil? Recoil is the amount of force or ‘kick’ the gun has after firing. If you have ever watched videos of people getting smacked in the face from a gun, recoil is the culprit…

Pistol vs Revolver

Pistol vs Revolver

Quite often, we hear the term “pistol” being used pretty loosely. Usually it’s used in reference to a handgun, which is technically incorrect. Which brings us to the ultimate pistol vs revolver question: are a pistol and a revolver the same thing? Technically, no. While both pistols and revolvers are considered handguns, a revolver fires…

Best Handguns

Best Handguns

It’s amazing to me how many people today buy a handgun…and never use it. The Internet is full of posts, articles, videos and forums, people asking how to buy a handgun, what the differences are, how to make sure that they’re not being scammed, and what is the best handgun. For many Americans, buying a…