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'An Elegant Weapon for a More Civilised Age' by I J Larivers

I have had a meaningful relationship with the 1911-type .45 ACP for forty years now. It was – almost but not quite – the first centre fire handgun I ever owned, and long before that I remember a regular fixture in my parents’ room at…
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DYNAMIC SHOOTING SPORTS AND THE PROFESSIONAL HUNTER by I J Larivers

Speaking on the range in respect of Practical Pistol shooting with other competitors back in the 1990s when we were on the local competition circuit, we said that the discipline might not really be all that practical in a real world sense in terms…
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CHRONOGRAPHS FOR THE 21st CENTURY by I J Larivers

In the beginning, there was the ballistic pendulum, invented by Benjamin Robins back in the 18th century. The pendulum, which deflects a given distance when struck by a projectile, is intended to measure the momentum of a bullet. If you…
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CLASSIC RANGE DRILLS by I J Larivers

I was sitting in the pub after a day’s shooting at The Harare Gun Club, and a few of us were discussing “the good old days”. Some things from then were better than others, I suppose. Most of us had shot the local Practical Pistol circuit…
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The Whys and Hows of Hearing Protection By I J Larivers

Good quality active hearing protectors. When I first started shooting competitively, most of my club’s committee consisted of the ‘old guard’- folks who’d been on the range or around firearms a lot for most of their lives, throughout…