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Boston's Gun Bible - Revised with 2008 D.C. v. Heller

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  203 ratings  ·  16 reviews
A wonderful reference book for anyone who owns a gun or wishes to purchase one.
Paperback, 848 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by JAVELIN PRESS
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Dec 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I might as well write a review now, since I will never be "done" with this book. Anyone with any interest whatsoever in guns/self defense should pick this up posthaste.

A good 1/4 of these 800+ pages is dedicated to discussing and comparing military battle rifles. I can't comment on this information, since I am not experienced with these weapons (yet). Handguns get about 50 pages, and shotguns get less than two pages.

There is so much food for thought here that I don't know where to begin. Here is
May 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: preparedness
AWESOME! If you want to learn a lot about guns, this is the book for you. It has a few gun-nut anti-government chapters which can be disregarded, but the amount of information is amazing. Focuses on assault weapons and gives a thorough review of most of them. Also provides excellent advice on which guns one should own. The author's writing style is VERY easy to read. The book actually went very quickly, despite its length.
Braxton Story
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its a pretty good resource on firearms.
neil shorey
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The most comprehensive gun book I’ve read since Hatcher’s Notebook. A great reference.
Rob Robideau
May 31, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is a wealth of knowledge! Seriously, tons of great information. A little too much in some cases. The book is monstrous! I recommend reading this book with a highlighter and pad of sticky notes. You will definitely be coming back for information you will want to research later.

The author offers up a plethora of recommendations and thankfully also includes his reasoning in most cases. The book is a bit dated and some of the advice and reasoning may not hold as much strength as it did at
Nov 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: boston-t-party
from the foreword by timothy j. mullin:

in 1942, when the threat of invasion from nazi and japanese forces seemed very real, charles haven and melvin johnson, jr. wrote the delightful little book, a comprehensive small arms manual. in that volume, the authors detailed a wide variety of weapons suitable for the defense-minded citizen of the period. they tested and evaluated these weapons and commented on their usefulness in opposing the designs of foreign socialists and imperialists.

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Sean Banks
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A fine resource on learning about firearms, with a heavy leaning on obtaining a modern battle rifle. Around 30% of the book is 2nd amendment America rah rah RAH talk, but the rest is extremely useful information about gun ownership, chosing a survival arsenal, basic riflemen skills, and other useful topics. Overall a good book for anyone interested in firearms.
Jul 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Good book if you've got some basic firearms knowledge. I say that because there is a good bit of bad info in this book that a complete novice would not pick up on. Also the authors heavy handed bias for "Battle rifles" gets a little annoying at times, as if every thing else is some how totally inferior because it doesn't shoot 7.62mm.
Oct 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was my primary guide to finally upgrading from a .223/5.56 calibre weapon to a MBR in .308. Finally picked a FN-FAL derivative over the M1A.

This book also inspired my switch to .40 S&W from the smaller hotter 9mm parabellum for my primary pistol.

A very handy & resourceful compendium to keep close at hand. As you can afford to do so you should buy copies to share!
The Duchess
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Covers a lot of stuff that as a woman who has no interest in big calibers (but more interested in being a good shooter), it's invaluable for your firearms of choice. Plus he's just a great guy to boot! Thanks for going to all the trouble, Boston!
Michael Thompson
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good book, don't agree with all of Mr. Royce's opinions on specific firearms but if you're planning on buying some battle rifles for your collection, you should read this first.
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Now somewhat dated. Still full of useful information.
Alex Alfrey
May 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Huge amount of information on guns, but read mainly for the crazy commentary by the author.
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Must read for every freedom loving American :)
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American author known for his libertarian stances on privacy and arms.

He is also one people behind the Free State Wyoming project whose goal is to bring people of "demonstrably ethical character" to the state of Wyoming in the western United States to encourage "political liberty, free trade and voluntary cooperation."