Black Powder GunsSubmitted by twiningtree on Mon, 03/17/2008 - 16:35
Live in a 2nd Amendment hating state like I do (CA)? Well, in several of those, and for the Federal Government, black powder guns aren't considered firearms. You can buy them without jumping through umpteen hoops. This includes black powder replica revolvers. They can be pretty cheap. Look them up, order online. Another advantage is that you can make your own black powder from relatively common ingredients, and with a few simple tools you can even make your own lead balls. For really, really cheap. No, the weapon will not have the accuracy of modern pistols, and reloading is rather slow, but it's a damn sight better than nothing, and you can keep another cylinder handy to trade out when you empty one.
Please do note to study any instructions that come with your gun first. Black powder is no toy, and you can end up blowing up your gun and your hand with it. Be especially careful if you try to make your own powder.
Still, good stuff.