‘If nothing else this provides another documented historical rebuttal for latter-day gun-grabbers who maintain that firearms technology of the day was static and that they could not imagine new developments beyond “just muskets.”’
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Rifles, Rangers & Revolution … tells how the constant evolution of military technology during the American Revolution was accelerated bringing forward the use of rifles and new battlefield tactics,” a press release from Jeff John of Art In Arms Press explains. “The one unit using all of these new technologies most capably and creatively was the Queen’s Loyal American Rangers.”
Before proceeding, a disclosure is in order. Jeff was my editor for many years, first at Guns and Ammo, then at Handguns, and for about 15 years at Guns. This is his third book and my third review, and I do it not because I write for him (I no longer do), but because I think what he does is awesome and because it has been it my great fortune over the years to be able to work with some people of great talent and insight.
My first review was for FG42, “ “A study of WWII Germany’s … technological breakthrough taking the primary infantry rifle from a slow-firing pre-1900 bolt-action rifle to an ultra-fast machine rifle capable of spitting out 900 rounds per minute.” I followed that a year later with a review of The Matchless Enfield No. 4 (T) Sniper, “arguably the most well thought out, rugged, durable and accurate of all the war’s sniper rifles.” I’d also introduced my WarOnGuns blog readers to John’s Colours of the Queen’s Rangers, an exclusive in words and pictures about the “the oldest known military colours in North America” and the unit that “never lost a battle during the American Revolution until the surrender at Yorktown.”