From the earliest days of Col. Jeff Cooper’s Modern Technique, we’ve been taught that stance (Jack Weaver’s stance, of course) was the foundational concept that everything is built on. But is it?
...This is not a column pitting the Weaver stance against the Isosceles stance. It’s been debated to death, and as far as actual armed confrontations are won, it is irrelevant in my opinion. Before we go on, let’s first discuss what a gunfight actually
“The Colt Model 1860 Revolver”, by Charles W. Pate, Mowbray Publishing, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 2018, 462 pages.
There are a good number of arms enthusiasts, including this reviewer, who deem the Colt Model 1860 Army to be the most elegant, beautifully designed revolver ever. But beauty is as beauty does. The 1860 was also the high-water mark of single-action percussion revolvers. It was widely used by the military in the Civil War, by civilians in the...