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America's...

Soldiers develop an unnatural attachment to the tools of their peculiar profession.
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what wasn't...

Some will say what I want is impossible, but I don’t believe it.
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Bullets From...

The most striking thing about the Bus Farm Fight was the “combat cool” exhibited by the Hard Hombres. I had seen veteran fighters engaged all over the...
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Bigger Blasphemy...

“Blasphemy! He places grip and trigger control above The Front Sight! Heresy! Did not the prophet Jeff Cooper say, “Blessed are they who, in the face of...
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Devils in the digits

I’ve seen a lot of men die for two reasons: First, because they failed to do what they were trained to do. Second, because they did exactly as they were...
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The Greyhound Rules

Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a fair and fertile land festooned with lotsa bananas, bunches of Bad Guys, and some buses.
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On Bein' Thankful

I know I can count on you folks to remind the whiners and seessee-bwois it ain’t about holiday; it’s about giving thanks for your breath, your...
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Blasphemy & Heresy

Lots of you have written asking what handgunning “discipline du jour,” signature school of shooting, trademarked technique, or method-of-the-month I...
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Stones Style And...

My policy is to answer every e-mail, but this month, I’m gonna try to whack a flock of birds with a single stone, okay?
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A Veteran's Story

On Veteran’s Day, November 11th, if you haven’t got anyone else to honor, remember the woodsman. I will.
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The Next To Last...

I told you guys to knock it off, didn’t I? I don’t wanta be President!
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unwritten range...

UN-Written Range Rule #30: The far right stall is unused for a reason. Try the swamp.
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Child Soldiers A...

There’s a reason 19-year-olds make the best soldiers. They’ve not yet become jaded by the relentless grinding ambiguity of the world. Life was clearer,...
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Memsaab's Amigos

Ok, ok, all right! I GET it! You like her better than you like me.
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The Memsaab Speaks

When it became obvious he couldn’t file his column from West WhereZitStan or whatever, His Editorship suggested I write it, by answering some emails from...
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Setting The...

Let’s get this perfectly clear, okay? I’m not an expert. I’m just sorta “experienced.” They’re not the same thing at all.
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Dying To Be Cool

What exactly does it mean to be cool? Though difficult to define, you know it when you see it. Guns are cool. So was Steve McQueen. You get kind of a...
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We all know what...

You know what I mean. They’re like Idjits and Morons, comin’ in all colors, flavors, “life-style preferences” and two, three, or five genders,...
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About that...

You have not armed and oriented yourself for fighting, in defense of yourself and others, just because you are fearful of attack by predators, have you? No....
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The Shoot Down...

Once upon a time on a faraway world very much like our own, there was a teeny-tiny nation surrounded by bigger, bitter enemies.
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Not Runnin

It’s happening again: A buncha you guys want me to run for president. Here’s the news flash: I ain’t runnin’, and you can’t make me!
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Red Dot Sights...

Our resident Gun Cranks — Brent Wheat, Tom McHale, and Roy Huntington discuss the pros and cons of red dot sights and if they're right for you.
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Happy Birthday to Me

Of all the sundry holidays that so liberally populate the modern Gregorian calendar none is so superfluous as the birthday.
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Quartermaster...

Streamlight's new Strion Switchblade rechargeable light bar can be used in a variety of different ways as explained by GunCrank's host Roy Huntington.
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