Southwest Firearms Forum
Buster Beaver Cerakote
Sporting Systems
J&B Firearm Sales
Oregon Arms & Ammunition
Landhawk Arms
Gun Deals
Advertise on Northwest Firearms
Low Price Guns
Defensive Arts
Oregon Rifleworks
Welcome to Northwest Firearms
Join our community, sign up for free today!
Sign Up
So, I just wrapped up the three novel series, dubbed "The Hot War", by Harry Turtledove. The books in the series are Bombs Away, Fallout, and Armistice. Not a bad summer read. Deathless prose? No, but a real treat for the history nerd, and just a delightfully stimulating set of books in the alternative history genre. For those that grew up during the Cold War, you'll likely enjoy this series.

Now I'm trying to decide on where to go next. I've settled on and started on two tonight:

  • The Postman, by David Brin. Everything I've read about the movie based upon said was it was one of the worst pieces of crap ever shat out by Hollyweird ... but the book is super good. And it is set in Oregon. I've gotten through 15-20% of said and have to say, indeed, it is, so far, a damn fine SHTF novel. (I read everything, nonfiction or fiction in the genre, so why not.)
  • Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality, by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá, a research psychologist and practicing psychiatrist, respectively, both based in Barcelona. I'm only about 5-10% into said text, but so far most interesting.
How about you? What summer reads have you enjoyed? Any recommendations moving forward into Fall? :)


Just finished reading "Caught in the Crosshairs" by Rick Steber,
It's a true story about an Eastern Oregon cowboy that was murdered out in the hills while riding a horse on the ranch he worked on.
The main suspects were never brought to justice and the probable motive involved illegal trophy elk hunting on private land.
Very well written with an in depth look at the lucrative profits made from guiding rich trophy hunters.
A 400 page service manual on 300-ton McQuay, air-cooled chillers.

Another 200 page operations manual on Daikin VRF systems.

Another manual on laser-alignment of motor shafts to pump shafts.

A book called, “Awesome Sheite My Drill Sergeant Said”

....and the NWFA forums, here and there.

I don’t get out much, it seems. :rolleyes:


  • Law Around Here
  • Three Bags of Trash
  • Woke Up Like This
“Out of the Ashes” William W Johnstone pub 1983. Book 1 of 36 in a post apocalypse / dystopian series.

Not too invested in it as of yet, been pretty busy lately. Not sure I’ll get into the series or not yet.

Interesting perspective though, given the story line contemporary to publication date.


Third book in the Apocalypse series by Harley Tate. Sun emitted EMP wipes the worlds power system. Pretty good series thus far.


  • Outdoor Cleanup - 2016
  • Outdoor Cleanup - 2017
  • Outdoor Cleanup - 2019
  • Army
  • National Rifle Association
  • Second Amendment Foundation
Just finished Rough Riders by Mark Lee Gardner last night. Before that, Road to Disaster [about Vietnam] by Brian VanDeMark. Part way through Ratification [about the Constitution] by Pauline Maier and The Body & The Blood [middle east] by Charles M. Sennott. I tend to be reading several books in parallel, and what I pick up each night depends on my mood.
  • Like
Reactions: GOG


Wolf Creek Rd Public Shooting Lanes Cleanup!
North Fork Wolf Creek Rd public shooting lanes
N Fork Wolf Creek Rd, Oregon 97144, USA
ARPC Speed Steel
ARPC (Albany Rifle & Pistol Club)
29999 Saddle Butte Rd, Shedd, OR 97377, USA
NRA Pistol marksmanship Simulator Training
Defensive Arts Center
4620 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy C2, Portland, OR 97221, USA
.22 Rimfire Challenge
Douglas Ridge Rifle Club
27787 OR-224, Eagle Creek, OR 97022, USA
Cerberus Training Group - Run the Gun - Pistol April 4th
Cerberus Training Group
47 Cattle Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620, USA


  • Gun & Boot & Gear - Astoria
    5.00 star(s)
    Good bunch of guys! Always treated me well, and in some cases better then expected. Highly recommend swinging by and talking with Andrew about any...
    • jblake00
  • Supporting Vendor Oregon Rifleworks
    5.00 star(s)
    Seen it from the highway a few times, so made the effort to go in yesterday lunchtime- What an awesome store ! Big, bight, well laid out, with a...
    • asiparks
  • Centerfire Gunworks
    1.00 star(s)
    This shop is an extortion racket. It’s the only one in town and charges like a monopoly. He can’t fulfill commitments and he won’t provide estimates.
    • Emm
  • Supporting Vendor Oregon Rifleworks
    5.00 star(s)
    I'd be a lot happier if they were closer to the Couve but they are definitely worth the drive Friendly staff and very competitive prices on ammo...
    • GWS
  • Tri-County Gun Club
    5.00 star(s)
    Tricounty Gun Club is an excellent place to practice, train, and compete with multiple shooting disciplines. Members have card key access to...
    • Whisky Tahoe


Staff online

  • Kruel J
    Moderator of the Coriolis effect