Shooter's Bible Guide to Extreme Iron: An Illustrated Reference to Some of the World's Most Powerful Weapons, from Hand Cannons to Field Artillery

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The Shooter’s Bible is the most trusted guide to firearms in the industry. Now, for the first time, extreme weapons are given a chance to show what they can do. Shooter’s Bible Guide to Extreme Iron is a comprehensive collection of all of the most extreme guns and cannons both in history and in the present. With poetic and flowing prose, author Stan Skinner provides information for awe-inspiring weapons, such as:
  • Hand cannons, also known as ...
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Shooter's Bible Guide to Extreme Iron: An Illustrated Reference to Some of the World's Most Powerful Weapons, from Hand Cannons to Field Artillery

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Overview


The Shooter’s Bible is the most trusted guide to firearms in the industry. Now, for the first time, extreme weapons are given a chance to show what they can do. Shooter’s Bible Guide to Extreme Iron is a comprehensive collection of all of the most extreme guns and cannons both in history and in the present. With poetic and flowing prose, author Stan Skinner provides information for awe-inspiring weapons, such as:
  • Hand cannons, also known as “howdah pistols,” which were used on the Indian subcontinent by tiger hunters on elephants’ backs and today roar and thunder with power rarely seen in a handgun
  • Ultra big bore snipers, the roots of which reach back to the Revolutionary War and the Kentucky rifle
  • Gatling guns, a hand-cranked, rapid-fire gun invented by Dr. Richard J. Gatling in 1861, a modern version of which is powered by an electric motor and has a four thousand–round-per-minute cyclic rate
  • Muzzle-loading, smoothbore cannons, cast in bronze and iron, which dominated land and sea warfare until they were made obsolete by rifle Parrott guns and breech-loading cannons in the Civil War
  • And much more!

Get fired up with the powerful weapons included in this addition to the Shooter’s Bible. Including historical facts and modern versions, this book is essential to any shooter’s collection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626360143
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/19/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,360,850
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Stan Skinner has harbored a lifelong fascination for guns of all kinds, which propelled him into a long career as an outdoor writer and editor. He has contributed numerous feature articles and columns for Guns & Ammo, American Rifleman, and other magazines. He was managing editor of American Hunter for the NRA and later became editor of Safari magazine for Safari Club International. He has hunted big game on three continents, earning him trophy species listed in Rowland Ward’s Records of Big Game and the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals. He lives in Tucson, Arizona
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