historic illustration of Lewis Wetzel escaping

Throwback Thursday: Lewis Wetzel, Legendary Frontier Scout

An edge-of-your-seat tale from America's frontier past.

Throwback Thursday: 4 Weirdest Old-School Waterfowling Techniques

Modern waterfowlers don't use these tricks for good reason, but boy are they interesting!

Throwback Thursday: Holt Collier, America's Greatest Bear Hunter

Born into slavery, Collier's legend eclipses that of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett combined.

Ammunition Science: Blackpowder vs. Modern Cartridges

Much of the technological development in firearms history has actually been devoted to ammo!

Throwback Thursday (In His Own Words): James Smith's Indian Captivity

It was rare for settlers to write down their experiences in captivity, but Smith did.

What is Rifling Twist Rate?

You hear a lot about it...so what does it mean?

Throwback Thursday: Lewis and Clark’s Air Rifle

A lone air-powered gun served as a Potemkin village in motion for the explorers.

Guns 101: Rifles, Shotguns and Pistols

Everything you wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask.

Top 5 Reasons to Get Into Muzzleloaders

Why this 15th-century technology is still relevant today.

Gun Barrels: How Does Rifling Work?

Rifling is one of the most important innovations in firearms technology.

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