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Power Pistol

While I’ll never give up my Unique habit, Alliant’s Power Pistol is slowly replacing it for some loads. Here are a few of my favorite loads using Power...
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Guns of Little Bighorn

The Battle of Little Bighorn is one of the most studied battles in American history. Occurring June 25-26, 1876, it was one of the most important military...
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“Oddballs” For the...

John Linebaugh was a genius when designing the very cartridges carrying his name. First came the .500 Linebaugh, consisting of a shortened and blown out...
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Old Trucks, Dogs & Memories

Life’s journey is sweeter when shared with dogs. They provide us with companionship, security and a sense of well-being, and their undying love and...
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Skeeter’s Handloading...

Skeeter Skelton learned if he was to get the best performance from his handguns, he needed to settle on one basic load for each. Here are a few of his...
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Bullseye! More Versatile...

Bullseye powder's main purpose is obvious. Just a pinch allows the shooting of light recoiling loads with a consistent velocity spread, providing accurate...
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Unintended Gunplay

Gunplay is never advised! Worst case scenario, it can easily end with fatal results. In best-case instances, it leads to the embarrassment and/or annoyance...
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Real Heroes

Not all heroes wear capes or sports uniforms. And though not everyone wearing a police uniform is a hero, my friend, my brother, and my best man, Victor...
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S&W Ultimate Carry
S&W Ultimate...

As promised, I have most of the results from shooting a variety of factory ammunition from the 2” barreled Smith & Wesson Ultimate Carry (UC) in .38...
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Lipsey’s...

Featuring an XS Tritium front sight and dovetailed u-notch rear, the Lipsey’s Exclusive Smith & Wesson Ultimate Carry J-Frame is designed to be the...
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A Shootout At...

Built in 1872, the St. James Hotel is nestled in historic Cimarron, New Mexico. Known for being the hotel of choice for infamous outlaws in need of a soft...
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Breaking The...

It all started with a YouTube video. While searching for something, I ended up down the rabbit hole. You know how that goes. But I stumbled onto a video...
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Ruger MKIV .22 Pistol 75th Anniversary model
Ruger 75th...

The Ruger MKIV Anniversary model is a splendid meshing of today’s modern MKIV with the nostalgic looks of the original Standard model and MKI Target. You...
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Basements, Barns...

Basements, barns and workshops are magical places. Youngsters are naturally drawn to them. The allure cannot be denied, and it isn’t even explainable, yet...
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Winter...

Having been a cop for over 27 years in my previous life, people routinely ask for stories involving danger, high-speed chases, felony arrests and shootouts....
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Setting the...

We’ve all heard the story of Elmer Keith blowing up his Colt SAA .45 that fateful morning celebrating Independence Day as a youngster. Each time the story...
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In A Blink

This column is dedicated to my cousin, Brian, who complains my stories have too many words and not enough pictures as we ease into 2024. So, Brian, this...
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Madbo was naturally cool without trying.
"Heavy Duty"...

Christmas is a little different now, ever since friend Mike “The Mad Bohemian” Hutyra died. Called Madbo for short, he was the epitome of what a...
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Sometimes A Gas...

As an admitted cast bullet junkie, I’m simply in love with these humble, yet effective projectiles. Formed from molten lead alloy to any shape our hearts...
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Campfires,...

Nothing’s better than sitting around a good fire, talking, debating, cogitating and even ruminating about guns. As you and your amigos bare your souls as...
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Matches,...

I never fully got over my fascination with chemical reactions. I liked things that created energy or went bang. An interest in guns and handloading was the...
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History,...

How many times have you thought, “Boy, if this thing could talk,” while picking up a gun to admire it? Here’s a tale where we know not only the...
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Seasoned Guns

It seems the older we get, our preference for older guns grows. Looking back on the “good old days” makes time less foreboding and more enjoyable even,...
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Chasing A Stalker

Ever since I laid eyes on a Mag-na-port Stalker — you know, the Holy Grail for handgun hunters, designed by the most famous handgun hunter, Larry Kelly...
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The Seed To...

When talking of big-bore handguns what’s the first cartridge that pops into your head? Traditional single action aficionados will pipe out either the .475...
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Being A...

I had great uncles when growing up! They fed my sense of adventure without knowing it. I guess my mom and grandma should also share in the credit. You see,...
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Keith’s Crown...

I recently shared my favorite .45 caliber bullet molds from Lee Precision. My intention was to illustrate how low-priced molds can produce excellent,...
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Skeeter’s Guns

It’s been over 10 years since I first laid my hands on Skeeter’s guns. I was fortunate indeed. I rode more than 1,800 miles in 27 hours with mi amigo,...
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A selection of reloading tools from Lee Precision.
Four Favorites...

Lee Precision proves affordable molds can have good designs, allowing you to load excellent custom handloads, especially if you love .45 caliber like Tank.
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The Rocky Road...

Turning on the TV, I start channel surfing. It didn’t take long finding something of interest — “Rocky.” Even though I’d seen this movie about a...
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