Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A gunsmith's wet dream game

Aspiring gunsmiths always have a problem if they don't have access to a large number of firearms with which they can practice disassembly and reassembly. It's also darned difficult to understand the inner workings without cutaway designs, which aren't always readily available. I've tried wrapping my head around multiple diagrams conveying the inner workings, but boy howdy is it difficult, as there are often more than twenty moving parts working at any given time, depending on the type of gun.

And lo, the heavens opened up and the great spirits of Valhalla were merciful unto us mortals, for the gaming site Steam presented us with World of Guns: Gun Disassembly!

For guys like me who a visual model to absorb information, this is a godsend. This is a genuinely educational setup that mixes fun with learning, and accomplishes for free what most people take college courses or dozens of work hours to accomplish, and that is how to take apart and reassemble firearms.
Sure, you get a score and have to work points and stuff, but it's a frigging gem in how it helps you actually learn what's going on inside those magical devices.

What's more it will color code parts when you want and give x-ray cutaways so you can see everything in there, AND watch them interact at different speeds!

It's like this was a game designed specifically for me. I've fantasized about seeing what goes on on those metal interiors, and at long last I've been delivered from my ignorance! I'm hoping they continue to update and provide even more guns to work with over time.
As you may have noticed, I have some sort of problem in regards to firearms from the Old West, and I won't be able to sleep well until they get at least another dozen models up like the Winchester 1886, Browning 1885 High Wall, Winchester 1887 shotgun, Smith and Wesson double action, the Le Mat revolver, Sharps rifle, the Merwin Hulbert revolver, Spencer repeater, and I'd have a coronary of happiness if they had the Bullard repeater and Evans repeater.

Lest the designers of the game think me ungrateful, I was positively delighted when I saw that they put in the Harper's Ferry flintlock pistol seemingly just for the fun of it. Thanks guys! :D

So yeah, if you want to have a better understanding the inner workings of firearms in a fun and interesting manner, then take a look see! Firearm lovers rejoice!

Friday, May 1, 2015

800 pageviews!?

Okay, chances are no one is going to care but me, but the month of April was a frigging new record for views on my blog! Grand total of 838 views! Good grief. Didn't expect that!
Yeah, this probably pales in comparison to the hits that blogs way better than mine get daily, but this kinda makes me happy. It's good to know that some people are actually looking at your stuff, although chances are some of them are quite accidental. Don't care though! I'm happy. :)
Thanks to all of you who've been hanging around and looking at my stuff! :D

Now, back to writing! I've gotta get more Primal Frontier stories out!