Articles by GunMuse

Ruger Blackhawk 41 Magnum Misprint

No matter what you are collecting car, coins, stamps or guns misprints are valuable.   Having the wrong information stamped on your revolver may not bring the same value increase as the airplane being upside down on your stamp, yet rare is rare in the collector world.  To some this seems odd but there is no limited edition mistakes.  Often mistakes on new products are resolved by replacing them making the mistake even rarer.  Enter our newly found Ruger BlackHawk 41 Magnum with 38 super barrel and cylinder. We contacted Ruger and made sure the gun was issued as a 41 Magnum.  We contacted the original Dealer who bought the gun from Ruger and the original purchaser to get the full story on how this gun even still exists.  For more than 30 years this gun has gone unfired and after my inspection I say good because the mistakes here are not just in the stamp on the frame. On inspection of the gun I first noticed scratches in the cylinder from rotation. Ruger doesn’t do this their locks clear the cylinder cleanly and you don’t get the scratch and drag you get from Smith & Wesson or Colts.  The reason? The cylinder doesn’t appear to be timed properly which actually makes since.  This gun was stamped as a 41 Magnum which means after its properly timed by the factory for a slightly larger cylinder it would been taken to be TEST FIRED.  Every gun that leaves the factory has at…


Difference between Glock Gen1, Glock Gen2, Glock Gen3, Glock Gen4

The latest buzz words around the Glock word is “Gen”. All of the sudden everyone is a “Gen Expert” as just saying Gen 3 , Gen 4 makes it appear you know detailed differences on the long term development of the wondrous gun that is the Glock. While I don’t believe that movies and games make people go out and buy guns I do believe that Media and social pressures influence buying habits (what you decide to buy not if you buy). Glock has a very tight long term marketing strategy that is multipronged and it leads to lots of conversations about how great a Glock pistol is. The Glock falls into that category of “Show it more than you really shoot it” for 99% of its owners. I wrote an article on Glock after the great Upgrade of 1992 in 1999 where I was fairly harsh on anyone using Glock as a daily carry gun because of my concerns about the true safe nature of the Glock pistol. I stated “The Glock is a true race gun and will dominate in a competition that needs speed accuracy and has standards governing quality of loads the shooters use, but this gun should be nowhere near the person who wants readily available self-defense, worst gun ever for the front seat of the pickup.” Well since then the Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glock’s have come out and it’s time for a historical reflection of the Engineering differences between the 4 (Four)…


LLama Minimax 38 super

The LLama name doesn’t immediately demand any attention for the very truthful reason it sounds silly. The product line has had its ups and downs and mostly because of changes in ownership. The average gun owner would be hard to find that even knew there are highly sought after and valuable LLama pistols that rate $4000-5000 price range when and if you can find them. LLama has a bread and butter market of low priced mid to better quality handguns. Due to the market introduction by a less than desirable customer who tends to want to meet at the local Toot-N-Tote gas station to sell you a gun has a gun that exceeds the quality of most new guns in a bottom feeder market. The Minimax is most commonly found in 45 ACP and anyone who has actually shot one will tend to agree they are a great shooting gun. They are well built 1911 that will accept any of the tricks of the trade that make a 1911 shoot at a premium level. Furthermore they are a better than average quality metal. Commander style pistols command a premium as they are made in few quantity and also tend to stay with the owners proximity more often than a full size 1911 so a relationship is formed that is hard to breakup and get the owner to part with on a whim. This is true in all brands. What makes a gun collectable and worth more than the words on…


Ruger SR-762 308 Winchester-308 NATO

The new Ruger SR-762 brings new life to lightweight larger caliber rifles but brings in some old confusion, like what is the difference between 308 Winchester and 308 NATO(7.62x51mm) so we will first address this confusion before we talk about how Ruger did a great job bridging 60 year old “gap” in technology. ( you will get the pun in a minute). NATO ammo has much tighter spec than 308 Winchester(commercially available ammo) The brass is thicker and the head space tolerance doesn’t sway as much as over the counter ammo. Its this head spacing that is the issue and its the way a military weapon is designed vs a commercial rifle that makes the difference. The SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturing Institute) You will hear the phrase go/no-go gauge and this determines the head spacing of the ammo to bolt face when the chamber is closed and the number one reason your friend bubba in his garage shouldn’t be building you an AR-15. We have taken a number of these “home builds” in on trade over the years and more people are not missing fingers and faces is sheer luck that brass tends to fail before the bolt most of the time and the constantly jamming weapon keeps the person counting to 10 with ease. On commercial 308 Winchester the headspace Field reject spec(the point where if you go one more 1000th you risk injury is 1.638 The NATO reject limit is 1.6455 failure rate which is 16/1000th…


Colt King Cobra Revolver 4inch Stainless

When we hear the name Colt it brings to mind some of the finest quality American made hand guns ever built.   Colt didn’t suffer from the same crash in market that Smith & Wesson did during the 1999 Agreement to drop lawsuits in favor of building guns in a manner that made anti-gunners happy.    While Smith & Wesson’s company went form a worth of over 140 million to being sold to a Lock company in Arizona for only 12 million dollars less than a half a year after the news broke. The Colt King Cobra was one of the last hand built revolvers from Colt.  It was made from their highly desired Trooper MK V line with the name being thrown back to two previous runs over 20 year time span for their “snake” lines like the BOA and PYTHON. Its a Medium frame gun in 357 magnum and despite claims there are Blue versions of the guns you just won’t find them in the books and the common customer base assumes that blue would be worth less than stainless even though the production of blue was stated to be less than 100 units. Colt leasing out their name for guns made in the Philippines has collectors looking around for Pre-1998 Colts once again and if your an avid gun show browser you know that seeing an older Colt for sale is usually surrounded by an elderly gentlemen needing to pay bills. Bluebooking a Colt is always a nightmare.  Many are…


Facebook Like Posting to prevent search scraping.

One of the biggest enemies of the outdoor shooting and camping industries. Is a problem called SCRAPING.  Scraping is where someone uses a robot to find articles that meet a certain criteria and then they copy that content onto their own website to steal traffic from the original author.  The anti-gun industry uses this tactic like a religion Giving out credits for real people reading and liking articles is the answer.  Not just with Facebook but any of the social giants. This page is an example of the format that we will be using to unlock the extra content we do not want scrapped.  Share to see the photo’s we hid and the rest of this article. [liketounlockwithcredits liketounlockwithcreditsmsg=”%3Cp%3EClick%20on%20any%20of%20the%20Social%20Media%20Buttons%20below%20to%20UNLOCK%20the%20hidden%20content%21%20%20Each%20Share%20earns%20you%20credits%20in%20our%20credit%20store.” creditstoreenabled=”Y” fblikeenabled=”Y” fblikelockbtn=”%3Cdiv%20id%3D%22fb-root%22%3E%3C/div%3E%0A%3Cscript%3E%0A%28function%28d%2C%20s%2C%20id%29%20%7B%0A%20%20var%20js%2C%20fjs%20%3D%20d.getElementsByTagName%28s%29%5B0%5D%3B%0A%20%20if%20%28d.getElementById%28id%29%29%20%7Breturn%3B%7D%0A%20%20js%20%3D%20d.createElement%28s%29%3B%20js.id%20%3D%20id%3B%0A%20%20js.src%20%3D%20%22//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js%23xfbml%3D1%22%3B%0A%20%20fjs.parentNode.insertBefore%28js%2C%20fjs%29%3B%0A%7D%28document%2C%20%22script%22%2C%20%22facebook-jssdk%22%29%29%3B%0A%3C/script%3E%0A%3Cdiv%20class%3D%22%5BLIKECLASS%5D%22%3E%3Cdiv%20class%3D%22fb-like%22%20data-send%3D%22false%22%20data-layout%3D%22button_count%22%20data-width%3D%22100%22%20data-show-faces%3D%22false%22%3E%3C/div%3E%3C/div%3E%0A” cookieexpdays=”999″ tweetit=”Y” tweeturl=”” tweettext=”” tweetcount=”horizontal” linkedinenabled=”Y” linkedinurl=”” btnmargin=”-5″ maxlikesallowedperbutton=”5″ sharetext=”%20%20%20%20%20Click%20on%20ANY%20of%20the%20LIKE%20buttons%20below%20To%20Unlock%20the%20HIDDEN%20content%21%20%20%20%20%20″ dapfbcredits=”1″ daptwittercredits=”1″ daplinkedincredits=”1″ dapfblikemsg=”Thanks%20for%20completing%20the%20LIKE.%20Your%20content%20will%20now%20UNLOCK%21″ dapfbunlikemsg=”You%20have%20chosen%20to%20UNLIKE%20this%20page.%20Please%20note%20the%20hidden%20content%20on%20this%20page%20will%20NOT%20be%20available%20when%20you%20UNLIKE%20this%20post.” daptwittermsg=”Thanks%20for%20the%20TWEET.%20Your%20content%20will%20now%20UNLOCK%21″ daplinkedinmsg=”Thanks%20for%20the%20LinkedIn%20Share.%20Your%20content%20will%20now%20UNLOCK%21″ msgifuserdoeslikeafterreachedmaxlimit=”Sorry%2C%20you%20have%20already%20reached%20the%20max%20allowed%20credits%20for%20likes%20on%20this%20page” socialmediabuttonbackground=”CED0DB” sharebackground=”0355A6″ sharetextcolor=”FFFFFF” showclickherearrow=”N” arrowleftimage=”%3Cimg%20style%3D%22border%3A%200%3Bbox-shadow%3A0%200%200%20transparent%3Bwidth%3A72px%21important%3Bheight%3A52px%21important%3B%22%20src%3D%22http%3A//reducerecoil.com/wp-content/plugins/liketounlockwithcredits/includes/images/arrowleft.png%22%20/%3E” arrowrightimage=”%3Cimg%20width%3D%2295px%22%20height%3D%2272px%22%20style%3D%22border%3A%200%3B%20box-shadow%3A0%200%200%20transparent%3Bwidth%3A72px%21important%3Bheight%3A52px%21important%3B%22%20src%3D%22http%3A//reducerecoil.com/wp-content/plugins/liketounlockwithcredits/includes/images/arrowright.png%22%20/%3E” ] So as you can see once you have shown us your, second form of ID so to speak we unlock the hidden content. What kind of hidden content you may ask. Gun Values from Blue Book Special pricing for the readers that we don’t want scrapped off and posted into Google search results.   This allows us to sell items BELOW minimum advertised pricing requirements because we lock up the price keeping us in an honest relationship with our vendors. Special ONE OFF PRICING of reviewed items will only be available to premium members and that will have its own lock.  Those who support…


Reduce Recoil is going to go live

Reduce Recoil is an old domain name that I have owned for over a decade.  We are tying in a sales community as the social media sources strangle the ability of the gun owners to communicate with each other. Why Us? First we told you so in 2005, told the NSSF, NRA and anyone else who wouldn’t listen that allowing liberals to run free speech would be the death of it.  As the NSA tries to convince congress (probably won’t really ask) that we need to internationalize the “internet” because the US is just in capable of dealing with security on a global scale.  Meaning your congressman should be asking the NSA who is better at protecting the American Peoples free speech other than the United States. Well besides our decade long beliefs and knowledge that has born to be true, there is our real world preparation. We have the server power, we have the security capability, we have the ability to track hackers back to the source in real time even through 100’s of proxies and masking technology. There are rules we have to follow to keep ourselves inside the laws.  You have a right to sell your property without interference or censorship. Place a price and location of the item for sale. In no way will be a part of stolen goods sales. You agree that if you are caught selling stolen items that any of members can hunt you down and beat you within an inch of your life. j/k…