Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, Wyatt Earp. Although it is approaching a decade old, this is one of the more informative shows on firearms. This set is a treasure for anyone who is a gun enthusiast of any degree. A number of reviews have commented negatively on the video quality. Part 2: The Rifle For nearly 400 years following the inception of firearms in the 14th century, hitting a target with a gun was often a matter of luck — until the technological leap of cutting grooves in the barrel permitted the bullet to spin, thus providing gyroscopic stabilisation. An invention which has been praised and demonized, served hero and villain alike, and carries with is moral responsibility.
They were very informative and entertaining to watch. For over 150 years, the latest and best guns have been tested by the nation's police and this video shows how some have become essential tools in the ongoing fight against crime. I can't remember what they called the storage depot but they have copies of all military weapons and equipment including jeeps, tanks, Thompsons etc. Yet for all the advances in science and technology, the American infantryman on the ground fought the war with guns that, for the most part, were designed decades before. First, I have to say that I really enjoyed this documentary. Part 5: Dueling Pistols: The Etiquette of Death At the turn of the 19th century, upper-class men of Europe and America fought pistol duels to the death. Being currently in Massachusetts, I've been getting my gun fix by watching these and Hickock45.
Part 8: Big Guns Marvels of technology and spectacular in their sheer power, big guns have shaped the nature of warfare for centuries. Today, these highly-trained shock troops are called Special Operation Forces, but expert use of weapons remains their stock-in-trade. This show has never shown any anti-gun messages that I am aware of, and I believe I've seen all of the shows. Part 12: Guns of the Bizarre Duck Feet, Salt Shakers, Squeezers, Knuckledusters, Fish Hooks, and Harmonicas. Regardless, I highly recommend it to those interested in the subject.
I remember watching these episodes as a young fourteen year old with my father in the living room. Lots of people make that mistake. Anyway, all the episodes are here. I can still pretty much recite the intro manifesto from memory. Tun understand the gun is to better understand history.
Part 8: Big Guns Marvels of technology and spectacular in their sheer power, big guns have shaped the nature of warfare for centuries. Though the listed items sound innocuous, they exist for one reason - self defence. Part 9: Guns of the Famous Prized for their beauty and coveted for their past, we handle guns of the famous including: Teddy Roosevelt's buffalo gun, Wild Bill Hickok's Colt Navy Revolvers, Bat Masterson's Colt Revolver, General Patton's ivory-gripped revolver, Ulysses S. Preference was given to full episodes. The pistols created for these duels were some of the most beautiful ever made. I've seen many of these shows on the History Channel, and found them to be entertaining and informative.
They laid the groundwork for the Winchester Repeating Rifle and put a cartridge 6-shooter in the West years before Colt's Peacemaker. Each episode provided with relevant chapters to enable one to jump into it at for a specific item of interest. See if you can guess which 10 guns our firearms experts and historians chose. Lee Ermey from Mail Call or Hollywood fame, as it were. For authenticity, Historical Weapons Experts give you the details, and even put in a little trigger time. For any fan of history, firearms, or both, this collection is a must.
They were the bright ideas of wild-eyed geniuses, futuristic attempts to improve technology, goofy gadgets, and clever creations to side-track existing patents. Wonder if you could break in there and take a few items with out getting shot? But the majority of it is still the same as when these episodes were filmed. This iconic American company is endlessly fascinating and this episode does not disappoint. The only reason why I'm not giving this boxed set a full five stars is because the production value is very low. It has 23 episodes of the History Channel's Tales of the Gun. There are others, however, that secured fame through their use--the guns that have killed presidents, started wars and starred in legendary showdowns in frontier towns.
A wealth of firearm history is contained in this set. I was pleasantly surprised by this documentary and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the historical aspect of firearms. Forged from simple raw materials, the gun is so durable it can last 100 years. There are others, however, that secured fame through their use — the guns that have killed presidents, started wars, and starred in legendary showdowns in frontier towns. From the opening: The gun has played a critical role in history. If it's a gun, be it historical or futuristic for 10 years ago anyway , Tales of the Gun knows about it and has an episode all about it. What is kinda funny is in some issues they talk about what guns might be like in 2010.