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Bisley...

Hitting four rams out of five shots was becoming regular. The 5.5” Ruger Bisley mid-frame flat top was impressive with its accuracy potential.
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A Lightbulb Moment

Teaching my daughter to shoot came along quicker than I expected. I’d always secure my duty gun after every shift. It wasn’t my duty gun that piqued her...
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Guns: Buy, Rent...

Are we actually buying, renting or leasing this latest addition to our battery? The question was brought home recently during my latest acquisition.
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A...

What separates Republic Forge from everyone else is their attention to detail.
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Barranti Leather...

There’s a lot going on at Barranti Leather Co. We all know Doc for the wonderful, vintage style leather gear he makes for our sixguns and semi-autos.
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A Final Walk:...

Walking the Military Crest trail was by far my favorite shooting activity of the series.
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Hunting For Used...

Isn’t it funny how the older we get the more we like guns that are like us? You know, older, slightly used, maybe having a few interesting dings, scars...
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Lead Bullet...

Like many, gun magazines have corrupted me. Hopefully, I’m returning the favor to you. One of my biggest influences was the day I read about cast bullets...
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Ol' Dusty Is...

The gems I'm about to talk about are usually hidden under a bed, inside a forgotten closet, or perhaps residing at your safe's rear.
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The Greatest...

I couldn’t have been older than seven. I was decked out in Wrangler jeans, a white T-shirt and cowboy boots and sporting a fresh buzz haircut — my...
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Holy Smokes …...

I remember years ago reading about a company in Alabama that offered a unique service. They get an “A” for effort and originality for their company...
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Thoughts On The...

Sit back while we analyze Elmer Keith’s favorite .44 bullet, the Lyman 429421. It will be a review of sorts for you older codgers, while hopefully opening...
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Sixguns And...

There’s no denying a sixgunners propensity for wheelguns. The very name states it. The diehards cling to their thumb-cockers while the more progressives...
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Them and Us …...

Puzzled, they just can’t understand our love for guns. Perhaps they simply refuse to do so because they’re so certain they’re right.
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Jeff
Spring Bear...

While accepting an invite from Andy Larsson, owner of Skinner Sights, to go on a spring bear hunt, I had no idea what to expect.
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The Thin, Blue...

LEOSA and retirement parties keep police officers in touch. The bond that ties cops together is a unique one.
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Ammo Cans:...

Ammo cans — lessons in surplus and storage.
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The Lyman 358156...

Savvy handloaders use Ray Thompson’s design — the Lyman 358156 —which incorporated a gas check (GC) for .357 Magnum and .38 Special.
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Snow Globes,...

They were calling for a skiff of snow during the wee hours of the morning and tomorrow was the last day of the firearms season.
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Blasphemy, Or...

Say it ain’t so, Bozo! How can you improve on the sanctity of one of the most beloved, popular, and well known .44 Special handloads of the 20th Century?...
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Feeding Your .45...

Hands down, the .45 Colt is my favorite handgun cartridge. You know this! Sure, I love other cartridges too, fickle as I am, but .45 caliber cartridges just...
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DIY Stocks With...

The easiest and most noticeable way to change the personality of your shooter is by giving it some custom stocks.
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Cracked Eggs &...

At the ripe old age of 5, I finished kindergarten. We never got diplomas or graduation parties for attending back then. Those things were unheard of.
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Distance Tells...

Wanna’ know the easiest way to analyze your shooting form? Simply back away from your target. The farther away, the more magnified your shooting faults...
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Bloodlines,...

Maisie Moose, Muscle Moose and Moose Goose are just a few of the pet names for our latest adopted family member, Maisie Lynn.
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Taurus G3 T.O.R.O.

These are indeed great days for shooters! Guns are more accurate, many are less expensive, and we have a plethora of aftermarket sights from which to choose.
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Answering...

I’ve just finished playing fetch with my wild woman of a mixed breed mutt, Maisie. It’s 24 degrees out with a 20-mph wind to emphasize just how chilly...
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Heritage Barkeep

“It’s adorable,” were the enthusiastic words out of my daughter’s mouth spying the Heritage Barkeep during a designated .22 day at the range.
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Don’t Let...

Handloaders are frugal by nature. We enjoy bargains and freebies so we can load as much ammo as cheaply as possible, so we can shoot more.
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A Deer Stand...

Sitting in my deer stand, waiting for first light, it starts. My mind wanders back to all the opening mornings of deer season, waiting patiently for first...
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Double-Action...

Admittedly, the Single-Action (SA) revolver is my favorite because of its strength, simplicity and the sentimentality I hold for it.
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Tickling Yer’...

Single-action (SA) revolvers are renowned for their strength, simplicity and durability.
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E-Z Powder Coating

Powder Coating (PC) is simply the process of treating your cast bullets with a baked-on polymer coating. This coating acts as the bullets’ lubricant as it...
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Mag-Na-Port Montage

Just as the budding of new growth strikes a boy’s fancy to the opposite sex every spring, the brilliant colors of fall gnaw at the primal urge in...
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The Classic...

When it comes to cast bullets, the term “Keith” bullet has morphed into any slug resembling a semi-wadcutter (SWC) design.
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Potluck Pickins

Pecking at my keyboard on a daily basis gives me instant access to the internet.
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Fighting Frustration

On September 11th, 2001, the world as we knew it changed forever. I recently read a story about the search and rescue dogs used to find survivors and how...
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The Baby Gun

Gun guys/gals don’t need much of an excuse to buy a gun — there’s always a reason. I’ve got hero guns, remembrance guns, dedicated guns, concealed...
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.41 Magnum...

A modern version of a tried and true gun/load combination, Elmer Keith's .41 Magnum scratches the nostalgic itch we all get from time to time and is as...
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The Legend of...

The bond between men and dogs is legendary, relying on each other as hunting partners for both protection and companionship.
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Fireworks,...

By the time you’re reading this, Independence Day has come and gone. Thoughts of fireworks, picnics, parades, family reunions and carnivals fill our minds
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DIY Bullshooter...

There’s no easier way to dress up your sixgun than putting on fancy stocks. A proper grip is the foundation to good shooting and doing the work yourself...
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Basic .45 Colt...

When loaded heavy and fired in strong guns like the Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk, the .45 Colt is one tough hombre.
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Lee Precision...

My shrewd farmer family roots are obviously displayed by appreciating a bargain for what it’s worth.
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When Spring Has...

Whoever invented the coiled, tempered spring was devious indeed. When it comes to guns, springs cause more frustration than any gun part.
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Of Crocodiles &...

“I’m not sticking my head in the sand, I take all the precautions — wash my hands, keep a distance from others — but I’ll be damned if I’m going...
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Beating...

The past two-plus weeks we’ve been bombarded, befuddled and bamboozled with the latest “End of the World” scenario. The culprit? Mass hysteria caused...
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Sights for Sore...

When you’ve got the fever like I do, the search for new gear is never-ending. You know what I’m talking about. We’re obsessed with updating...
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