Editor-in-Chief – Charles R. Drago

A Fever of Rays

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Fever of Rays

Solitary. Mysterious. Balletic. In motion, like isolated thoughts adrift in a synaptic sea. Until, driven by urges ancient and unfathomable, they coalesce into an idea, an odyssey from randomness to intention, a seemingly chaotic dance macabre onto which the observant human brain is compelled to impose order, but which the human imagination longs only to join.

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Two Great Expedition Outfitters – Then and Now

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Abercrombie and Fitch

How else could Lewis and Clark have made it all the way there and back again? How else could Burton have discovered the source of the Nile? How else could Stanley have found Livingstone? How else could Teddy Roosevelt have mapped the River of Doubt? The history of great expeditions as we appreciate it today could not have been written if the courageous explorers who walk like giants through it had not been outfitted with the finest shooting and survival gear of their respective times.

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The New, Platonic Relationship between Women and Guns

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The New, Platonic Relationship between Women and Guns

In the final analysis it is not about empowerment, or leveling the playing field, or addressing a perceived need to demonstrate physical strength, emotional stability and practical judgment. The story of the dramatic increase of women owning guns in America is one of the human needs for self-expression and self-defense.

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The Infamous Derringer that Changed History

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The Booth Derringer

Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped forward in his seat, Booth leapt onto the stage and escaped through the back door.

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The Gatling Gun: The Early Years of 19th Century High Tech

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The Gatling Gun: The Early Years of 19th Century High Tech

The Gatling gun was born in a storm of irony. It was designed by the American Dr. Richard J. Gatling in 1861 and patented a year later. Gatling repeatedly reminded all who would listen that he created the gun to save lives by reducing the size of armies while ultimately demonstrating the futility of war.

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