Revolver Book
Score: 3.5
From 25 Ratings


  • Author : Marcus Sedgwick
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2010-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444002409

Revolver Excerpt :

Sig Andersson has a choice to make - use the gun or die. An unforgettable, razor-sharp psychological thriller set in the snowy wilderness of the Arctic Circle. Recipient of a Michael L. Printz Honor 2011, shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010 and longlisted for the GUARDIAN Children's Fiction Prize 2010. 1910. A cabin north of the Arctic Circle. Fifteen-year-old Sig Andersson is alone. Alone, except for the corpse of his father, who died earlier that day after falling through a weak spot on the ice-covered lake. His sister, Anna, and step-mother, Nadya, have gone to the local town for help. Then comes a knock at the door. It's a man, the flash of a revolver's butt at his hip, and a mean glare in his eyes. Sig has never seen him before but Wolff claims to have unfinished business with his father. As Sig gradually learns the awful truth about Wolff's connection to his father, his thoughts are drawn to a certain box hidden on a shelf in the storeroom, in which lies his father's prized possession - a revolver. As the stakes rise and Wolff begins to close in, Sig's choice is pulled into sharp focus. Should he use the gun?

Ed McGivern s Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Ed McGivern s Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting

  • Author : Ed McGivern
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-10-17
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 160239086X

Ed McGivern s Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting Excerpt :

Ed McGivern needs no introduction to gun enthusiasts and serious marksmen. For more than 50 years he was revered as one of the top authorities in the field of small firearms. A world champion marksmen who made The Guinness Book of World Records, he trained scores of law enforcement officers and developed a system of teaching that is as effective today as it was when this book was originally published. It resulted from years of experimentation and research conducted by McGivern, who utilized electric timers and other devices to determine the angles and techniques that would produce the fastest, most accurate revolver shooting. Packed with handgun lore and original photographs from the first edition, this much-sought-after classic contains a wealth of facts for marksmen everywhere.

Revolver Book


  • Author : Jim Rasenberger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501166402

Revolver Excerpt :

A “gripping,” (Booklist) “clear-eyed, and honest” (The New York Times Book Review) biography of Samuel Colt—the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)—which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the American West. Patented in 1836, the Colt pistol with its revolving cylinder was the first practical firearm that could shoot more than one bullet without reloading. For many reasons, Colt’s gun had a profound effect on American history. Its most immediate impact was on the expansionism of the American west, where white emigrants and US soldiers came to depend on it, and where Native Americans came to dread it. The six-shooter became the iconic weapon of gun-slingers, outlaws, and cowboys—some willing to pay $500 out west for a gun that sold for $25 back east. In making the revolver, Colt also changed American manufacturing—his factory revolutionized industry in the United States. Ultimately, Colt and his gun-making brought together the two most significant forces of change before the Civil War—the industrial revolution in the east, Manifest Destiny in the west. “Written with a journalist’s sense of color and a historian’s eye for the revealing detail” (The Wall Street Journal), Revolver brings the brazenly ambitious and profoundly innovative industrialist and leader Samuel Colt to vivid life. In the space of his forty-seven years, he seemingly lived five lives: he traveled, womanized, drank prodigiously, smuggled guns to Russia, bribed politicians, and supplied the Union Army with the guns they needed to win the Civil War. Colt lived during an age of promise and progress, but also of slavery, corruption, and unbridled greed, and he not only helped to create this America, he completely embodied it. By the time he died in 1862 in Hartford, Connecticut, he was one of the most famous men in nation, and one of the richest. “Offering a panoramic view of American culture during Col

Revolver Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Robert Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476813561

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The Devil s Revolver Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Devil s Revolver

  • Author : V. S. McGrath
  • Publisher : Brain Mill Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942083573

The Devil s Revolver Excerpt :

She is Hettie Alabama — unlikely, scarred, single-minded, and blood bound to a revolver forged by a demon. The first book in an epic, magic-clad series featuring the Wild West reimagined as a crosscultural stereoscope of interdimensional magic and hardship, The Devil’s Revolver opens with a shooting competition and takes off across the landscape after a brutal double murder and kidnapping — to which revenge is the only answer. Hettie Alabama, only seventeen years old, leads her crew of underdogs with her father’s cursed revolver, magicked to take a year off her life each time she fires it. It’s no way for a ranch girl to grow up, but grow up she does, her scars and determination to rescue her vulnerable younger sister deepening with every year of life she loses. A sweeping and high-stakes saga that gilds familiar Western adventure with powerful magic and panoramic fantasy, The Devil’s Revolver is the last word and the blackest hat in the Weird West.

The Modern American Pistol and Revolver Book

The Modern American Pistol and Revolver

  • Author : A.C Gould
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-07-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9783752334814

The Modern American Pistol and Revolver Excerpt :

Reproduction of the original: The Modern American Pistol and Revolver by A.C Gould

Pistol and Revolver Shooting Book

Pistol and Revolver Shooting

  • Author : A. L. A. Himmelwright
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 2892
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4057664650702

Pistol and Revolver Shooting Excerpt :

"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Art of Revolver Shooting Book

The Art of Revolver Shooting

  • Author : W. Winans
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Release Date : 1901
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9785872410522

The Art of Revolver Shooting Excerpt :

The Webley Service Revolver Book

The Webley Service Revolver

  • Author : Robert Maze
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-08-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849088046

The Webley Service Revolver Excerpt :

The Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. First adopted in 1887, in various marques it was the standard-issue service pistol for British and Commonwealth armed forces for nearly fifty years; later versions in .38in calibre went on to see further service in World War II and beyond, as well as in a host of law-enforcement roles around the world into the 1970s. Developed to give British service personnel the ability to incapacitate their opponents in 'small wars' around the globe, the Webley used the formidable – and controversial – .455in cartridge, a variant of which was known as the 'manstopper'. Users found it offered good penetration and excellent stopping power with only mild recoil – indeed, it was rated superior to the US .45 Colt in stopping power. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the compelling story of the Webley revolver, the powerful pistol that saw service across the British Empire and throughout two world wars.

Colonel Burton s Spiller   Burr Revolver Book

Colonel Burton s Spiller Burr Revolver

  • Author : Matthew W. Norman
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN 10 : 0865545316

Colonel Burton s Spiller Burr Revolver Excerpt :

Revolving around the creation, operation, and demise of a pistol factory, this book illustrates the struggles of the factory and thus of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Remington Army and Navy Revolvers  1861 1888 Book

Remington Army and Navy Revolvers 1861 1888

  • Author : Donald L. Ware
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 0826342809

Remington Army and Navy Revolvers 1861 1888 Excerpt :

Immediately following the Civil War, the United States Ordnance Department reported it had purchased 128,575 Remington revolvers during the conflict. During the Franco-Prussian War in 1870-71, Samuel Remington acted as an agent to acquire arms for the French War Ministry. Fifteen to twenty thousand Remington New Model Army revolvers were purchased from the Ordnance Department and sent to France. Donald Ware devoted twenty-five years of research in the Ordnance Department archives, the Remington factory's records, and Army and Navy records to assemble this detailed examination of the development and evolution of Remington revolvers from the beginning of the Civil War through the end of the Indian wars. In addition to information about the revolvers themselves, Ware shares tidbits that he uncovered along the way. For example, part of the equipment issued the Civil War soldier was a bullet mold for his revolver. During the War, the Ordnance Department issued combustible ammunition for revolvers, making the mold a superfluous appendage. To avoid carrying the extra weight, the mold was usually tossed away. In 1863 the Ordnance Department notified Remington there was no need to furnish molds with the revolvers and therefore saved the government eighteen cents on each revolver. "The Remington Society of America hereby endorses, and takes pleasure in recommending,Remington Army and Navy Revolvers, 1861-1888by Don Ware. . . . this book is well researched, documented, factual, and quite informative. It reflects an enormous amount of research in primary documents and is a highly definitive work on these firearms. It will be a valuable asset for students and collectors of the Remington large frame revolvers field of antique arms and should become a standard reference."--Richard J. Shepler, President, Remington Society of America

Percussion Pistols and Revolvers Book

Percussion Pistols and Revolvers

  • Author : Mike Cumpston
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2005-07
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595357963

Percussion Pistols and Revolvers Excerpt :

In the early transition from the long-lived flintlock system, handgun development closely paralleled that of the long arms. With the advent of the revolving pistols, however; came patents that created monopolies in revolver production and the through-bored cylinder necessary for self-contained metallic cartridges. The caplock revolvers took on a separate evolution and remained state of the art long after the widespread appearance of cartridge firing rifles and shotguns. They rode in the holsters of explorers and adventures across the world and granted safe conduct in the back alleys of industrial slums right up until the last quarter of the 19th Century. Handguns possess a mystique distinctly different from that of other firearms. They are tools of personal empowerment-chosen by their owners to provide independence and freedom of movement. In the ambitious, optimistic early years of western industrial civilization they were the emblem of liberty and equality and the bane of repressive governments and social movements. Largely because of the traditions that emerged in the time of the caplock pistols and revolvers, they remain so in the early years of the 21st Century.