Range Officer’s Handbook Review in Guns Australia by Nick Harvey
Book Review – Guns Australia October/December 2009
Hard-bound 200x303mm, 523 pages, well illustrated with line drawings and photographs, index, glossary and list of contents.
The name Ron Owen is well known to the majority of Aussie shooters as an indefatigable fighter for shooter’s rights and as a firearms retailer and importer.
Ron Owen has a comprehensive background in the shooting sports starting in England when he was 12 years old. He joined the British regular army at 15 and competed in the regimental rifle team at Bisley and Pirbright. By 1967 he had settled in Victoria and was a founding member of the Bonang Branch of the SSAA. Ron has shot every different discipline on ranges in many countries around the world, reaching A grade in National competitions and coached shooters who competed in the Commonwealth Games. After 49 years …
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The British Army Textbook of Small Arms 1929
This book originally printed by the War Office, was intended for use by officers under instruction at the British School of Musketry at Hythe.They were also expected to take it back with them to their postings, in the regiments to teach small arms skills to the weapons instructors. It is a complete examination of everything needed to be known about smallarms, ammunition and ballistics. It looks at rifles, swords, lances and bayonets, as well as revolvers, grenades and machine guns. There is a section dealing with small arms ammunition (including pre-.303inch ammunition) which is very comprehensive. The book also looks at the ballistics of this ammunition. The book is amply illustrated with photographs, line drawings and tables, and forms a complete record of the weapons and ammunition that were in service between the two World Wars. It was the Text Book Bible …
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