Survival of the luckiest

Darwin’s theory of evolution holds that the living being evolve through natural selection. More adaptable and superior species survive, and less adaptable species perish. Thus evolution within various species – how well they adapt to changes in the environment – has a decisive impact to evolution of the species. In the end, better adapted and…

The 2016 DOT&E Report on the F-35 – David Archibald

The role of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation at the Pentagon is to ensure that US weapons programs continue on track and that the weapons do what they are supposed to. His report for the 2016 year can be found here. The interesting observations in the report, with respect to the F-35, are listed…

Hollowpoint bullets

Hollowpoint bullets have been a very controversial topic for nearly two decades now. They have often been the focal point of the anti-gun campaign, despite not being anything new. Hollowpoint ammunition has appeared near the end of the 19th century, a time from which also dates the common nickname – “dum-dum bullets”, which came from…

Revolver or pistol

Introduction For a hundred years now, there has been discussion between those who favour revolvers and those who favour pistols. While handguns have not been a major factor in wars to this date, psychological effect of possesing one should not be underestimated. In the last half a century, there have been no revolutionary developments in…