Burning Powder by Douglas Wesson

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Burning Powder by Douglas Wesson

5.25″ x 8″
100 pages

This is a facsimile of “Burning Powder,” originally published in 1938.

From the Foreword to the Sixth Edition:

In this, the sixth edition of “BURNING POWDER,” we have undertaken to cover in an interesting and instructive way Hand-Gun shooting, the formation of Clubs, construction of Ranges, and so on, and, for the first time, Big Game Hunting with a Hand-Gun. We realize that we will be subjected to severe criticism on the part of some, but we are convinced by personal experience (and we believe that you will be by what we have to say on the matter) that with a properly selected revolver and load, big game hunting with a Hand-Gun is not only reasonable, but offers an opportunity for sport and sportsmanship of the highest quality.

We are indebted to Mr. Ed McGivern, Col. Roy D. Jones and many other of our good friends for their assistance in compiling this booklet, and to them we extend our appreciation and gratitude.

We sincerely trust that we are successful in offering you in these pages information, assistance, and, above all, enjoyment. High scores to you, and good hunting.


Revolver and Pistol Clubs
Loading and Handling
Instructions in Shooting
Double-Action, Ultra-Speed and Flying Target Shooting with Revolvers by Ed McGivern
Practical Police Training by Ed McGivern
Double-Action Revolver Shooting by John D. Leppert
The S&W “.357” Magnum
Hand-Arm Accuracy
U.S.R.A. Records and Rules
N.R.A. Ranges and Rules
Flash From Nome, Alaska


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