Technology for liberty 3 — Firearms and not-firearms

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“This news appeared a few days ago in Field & Steam: GOEX black powder may disappear because Hodgdon is shutting down its sole plant. … Black powder is one of those ‘ancient technologies’ that has taken major strides in recent years. The use of stainless steel for black powder weapons is just one of many advances which makes this material viable for use in the 21st Century and beyond. With or without a massive collapse. The greatest disadvantage (once you address corrosion and cleaning) is the signature: there is a reason we almost all switched to smokeless powder. Except that there ARE many circumstances in which powder smoke is not really a concern — and some in which it is a definite advantage.” (10/11/21)