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New, and Available Now! The Matchless Enfield .303 No. 4 Mk I (T)!
The Matchless Enfield chronicles the development of WWII’s finest sniper rifle in the Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T) along with the rise of scouting and sniping (again) in the British army. The lessons, first learned the hard way in the American Revolution, seemingly got mislaid between the various crises, yet somehow the Empire not only prevailed but excelled, and WWII saw it all come back together in the Scout/Sniper teams. The book contains a complete review of an original rifle and its performance and walks you down the strange path connecting the Bren Light Machine Gun and the No. 4 (T) Sniper. Tips on shooting and handloading are included. Available Now for $19.99 at Amazon! Read sample chapters below in The Occasional Gazette! See a preview of the photos in the Historical Arms Gallery (click here to be whisked there now)!
FG42 is No. 1 in the series of new Illustrated Books
WWII Germany’s innovative FG42 was a technological breakthrough taking the primary infantry rifle from a slow-firing pre-1900 bolt-action rifle to an ultra-fast machine rifle capable of spitting out 900 rounds per minute. Too few and too late to help in WWII, the battlefield superiority the FG42 offered was lost on post-war arms designers who ignored its many valuable lessons. Included is an in-depth review of the SMG Guns semi-auto replica of this remarkable rifle in its original 7.92x57mm. FG42 features 60+ color and 5 b&w period photos.The book is available to readers now at Amazon. See a preview of the photography in the FG42 Gallery (click here) on the Historical Arms page, and read Sample Chapters from FG42 in The Occasional Gazette (click the photo to read now!). Only $17.95!
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Democrats in Virginia’s legislature are passing gun control legislation causing sheriffs in some counties to vow resistance. I don’t believe law enforcement should be choosing which laws to enforce (unless it’s whether or not to write me a traffic ticket—they should have some discretion!).
Many leftists are fleeing their high tax states and descending on free, low tax states in record numbers. Unfortunately, like a plague of locusts, they’re bringing the politics that made their state unlivable with them. Since lefties tend to congregate in major cities, perhaps such states should enshrine federalism in their constitutions. States currently with firm Republican majorities should amend their state’s constitution to say:
“Unless a law receives a majority vote from representatives in a majority of the counties, it shall not become law unless ratified by a majority of the county commissions.”
If you agree, write your state representatives and governors. Nevada's Bloomberg-sponsored Gun Background Check Proposition 1 passed with a majority in only one county, but it was the biggest one in Nevada. Had we such a provision in our constitution, it would never have become law.
If you’re thinking of joining a secession movement in your state, it might be better to try this first. It will be less costly and not require the involvement of Congress.
For a list of Second Amendment organizations, go to News & Reviews.
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The sky above us is populated with fanciful creatures living in the clouds however briefly as created and sculpted by the wind. “Critters in the Clouds” is a 20-page Kindle “Graphic Novel” eBook (or Kindle Komic, if you will) chronicling some the strange creatures found crossing the Northern Nevada sky. The pictures are big, the verbiage light in this visual treat. A new concept in eBooks, this is No. 2 in the Series and features 20+ photos and will look best on an iPad and similar color Tablets. Smart phone users may have a little trouble reading the captions, but it can be enlarged with a swipe of the fingers, or have fun just looking at the pictures and letting your imagination soar with the wind! Available at Amazon for $2.99. A novel Christmas e-stocking stuffer!
Art In Arms Press is pleased to announce two new ways to enjoy our publications. THE MATCHLESS ENFIELD .303 No. 4 MK I (T) SNIPER is available in an abridged version for Kindle Readers with 18 photos. Buy it at Amazon!
New, and unique to Art In Arms Press is THE MATCHLESS ENFIELD .303 No. 4 MK I (T) SNIPER IN PICTURES. This version is just 19 full color and 5 period b&w photos presented with captions alone in a 20-page Graphic Novel optimized for Tablets and iPads. This version can be enjoyed on phones, too, and Kindle readers, but the photos look better in full color in the tablet format. We believe this novel approach (if you’ll pardon the pun) opens up the subject to folks looking for easy entertainment. We’ve all just thumbed through a magazine and looked at the pictures and read the captions, and you can do so with the THE MATCHLESS ENFIELD IN PICTURES. If the topic piques your interest, the Kindle version awaits, as does the book with all 81 photos. Buy it Amazon!
FG42, the first offering from Art In Arms Press about the fascinating WWII German Machine Rifle is available in an abridged version for Kindle, too! Buy it at Amazon! The FG42 e-version has fewer photos and lacks the fieldstrip instructions and handloading.
Sunsets and sunrises are especially beautiful here, and the winds do strange things to the clouds. See if you see what I see in Critter Clouds. The new crop of strange cloud fellows in 2020 has begun! As always, these are as I photographed them, with a slight boost to contrast and color the only "photo editing" performed. Much beauty is to be seen in Sunsets. A new crop has begun in Sunsets 2020. The gent here has something in his hand!
Here you'll find firearm photography from the Revolutionary War to modern times. There are galleries for the Old West and Napoleonic War, WW II, the Cold War and modern arms of interest. Jeff is an Endowment Life Member of the NRA, publisher of Art In Arms Press and a professional photographer.
Modern firearms of the 20th and 21st century abound here. Many have been published in various firearm magazines, but the color reproduction here is much better! I hope you enjoy them!
I never know exactly what I’ll find when I venture forth with the camera. Everyday is different and the same subject goes from “Gee, nice,” to “Wow!” as the sun crosses the sky. Nevada’s glorious sunrises, sunsets and the simple beauty of the garden are a daily delight. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did taking them! And then there are the Oddities...
What would a website be without cats? After poor Squeakers passing (1994-2017), my neighbor's cat called regularly and we've become friends. Now that Twinkles has arrived, I fear she has declared the house Off Limits to other cats. Panzer is a bit put out he lost his indoor napping privileges, but Twinkles is a dear, and this is now HER house.
Find new items from the shooting industry, news, links to commentary (especially about the 2nd Amendment) amid book reviews and other great things we think will inform and delight you!
Jeff founded Art In Arms Press in 2019 to review individual firearms and firearm topics more thoroughly and in a way impossible to do in a conventional magazine article, yet in a format accessible to people interested in the subject, and not quite willing to commit to buying a large, hardcover book yet.
The Art In Arms Book Series is done in a 10"x7" paperback the perfect size for those places and times where short chapters along with plenty of pictures are easily read and digested.
Welcome to my website! While the picture above isn’t exactly what I look like, it's pretty close.
Jeff John is the former editor of GUNS Magazine, and was an Associate Editor for Petersen’s Guns & Ammo and Technical Editor for Handguns and RifleShooter magazines. I have had a lifelong interest in history, firearms, target shooting, gun making and photography. Enjoy!
The Nature section is just for fun, and chronicle the times I happen to be looking in the right direction at the right time with the camera on and in my hand. Enjoy the sunrises, sunsets, moonsets, flowers, blossoms, birds and animals. I see things in clouds, too, and remember some friends wondering if I was crazy. See if you see what I saw in "Critter Clouds." Some I've shown these to have seen other things! Don't peek at the captions before deciding. Oddities contains other, well, odd things.
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Some of the firearm photos are © FMG Publications, since they were taken by me to illustrate stories I have written for GUNS Magazine. Everything else is © Jeff John. All rights reserved, whether my copyright or FMG's!
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