Over the Counter: The Departure Lounge
by Eddy Pretorius
Recently I met with an old friend who had come to me seeking advice on how to dispose of his collection of Mauser rifles, bespoke shotguns, and other firearms acquired over a lifetime of collecting. It was nice seeing him, but sad as well, as he is soon to be on dialysis for renal failure. Peter has accepted this with grace and serenity, like the Peter I have known for over 20 years.
Over the Counter by Eddy Pretorius
Planning and Practice
I am an old man who has been around the block a few times, with some scars to show for it. One thing life has taught me is that the only fair fight is in a ring with a weight division, rules, and a referree. There is no such thing on the street.
Over the Counter
Survival of the fittest
What does ‘ survival’ mean? Is it eating bugs and lizards in the jungles, deserts and wastelands of the world? Or is it avoiding becoming a statistic in South Africa’s murder and robbery rate?
OVER THE COUNTER
By Eddy Pretorius
Ins-and-Outs of applying for a firearm licence
There are several steps involved in acquiring a firearm licence
Gunsmiths are a dying breed by Eddy Pretorius
Just as in any profession, you get those who know and can and those who think they know and can’t. Gunsmiths are no different. In the years I have been in the trade, I have been fortunate to work with some good ones.
Over the Counter: Consider the Cs
Eddy does it by the alphabet
OVER THE COUNTER By Eddy Pretorius
While advising a client on a handgun choice for self-defence, it struck me that all the aspects to take into consideration begin with the letter ‘C’.
After 50 years of shooting, I no longer hear as well as I should. I find that if I am talking to a client with my head bent, as it would be if I were completing a document, I often have to ask them to repeat themselves. I am not alone when it comes to this impediment as I have spoken with many older shooters whose favourite phrase is, “say again”. We brought it all on ourselves by not protecting our hearing when we were younger....