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A Big-Bore Single-Six...

Ronnie Wells thought it would be fun to make a five-shot single-six in .38 Special. But get this: the thumb-buster is capable of shooting .38-44-type loads...
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The Criticality Of Strong,...

A world without a strong America is like recess without a teacher. In that space, the bullies have the run of the place. It’s a hop, skip and a jump from...
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The Circle Of Experience

It was one of those campfire circles without the actual fire, but this group of devoted handgunners had enjoyed such gatherings in the past in different...
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The Life Cycle Of A Bullet

You resented buying it. 9mm blasting bullets run less than $300 per kiloround. In this case, you read a few online reviews and then forked over nearly 40...
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Code 3 Delivery

I’m at the beach on Maryland’s eastern shore as I write this week’s column with my wife, daughter, Samantha, and her boyfriend, Aaron. We’ll be...
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The Ballad of Roy Benavidez

Every so often, a giant evolves among mortal men. Being Independence Day, I thought it appropriate to celebrate someone exemplifying what freedom looks like...
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Big Mouths,...

Handloading provides us freedom like no other. It lets us choose the bullet for the task at hand, while also deciding how fast or slow we want to drive our...
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Gunfire And The...

Talking guns with shot-up thugs was actually one of the bright spots of my time in an urban ER. They were all rank amateurs, but they spoke the language to...
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Bullseye! More...

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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Be The Ball!

I had one particularly unfortunate soldier when I was stationed in Alaska. We’ll call him Billy. Billy was a good kid, but he grew up with a dearth of...
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Home Security

Early last month, a former staff writer for the Washington Post penned an Op-Ed about the night a total stranger entered his home at about 2:35 a.m., walked...
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Elmer’s...

Elmer Keith was larger than life itself. To others, he was a blow-hard gun writer full of manure. Certainly, his reputation far exceeded his size 5 cowboy...
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Skulls and...

I was on a remote rotation during my medical residency in a small Southern town. In many ways, visiting these forgotten parts of the Mississippi Delta is a...
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Programmable...

When digging deep within this thing we call the internet, defeating several levels of security from probing eyes, there’s no discoverable limit on what is...
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Hunting...

I came of age in the 1970s hunting behind the levee in the Mississippi Delta with my dad. Though I took it for granted at the time, this was the coolest...
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Can’t Make It Up

When’s the last time you heard of a sheriff getting an award for not enforcing the law?
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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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Boys And Their Toys

What would happen if a bunch of men were entrusted with a whole pile of nuclear bombs? They would dig an enormous hole and create the world's biggest gun.
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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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Making Good Choices

Most people start out with about the same amount of raw material. As a result, everybody is the sum total of the choices they make in life. Some of those...
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A Gripping...

It is the grip that makes the handgun what it is, a “h-a-n-d gun,” and it must be functional, practical and comfortable. More about that in a minute.
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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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Sinus Secrets

“Doc, I have sinus,” says almost everybody. At that point, I typically smile and inquire about how long someone has felt bad and explore the sordid...
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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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What Uncle Sam...

Army aviators will do absolutely anything to fly, and to keep flying. In some cases, that means a little selective truth management.
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If Handguns...

This started as a subject line in a Facebook post, accompanied by a photo from somewhere in my past showing a couple of Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolvers....
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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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Will’s Redneck...

If random armed rednecks are a deterrent to crime, that seems like an opportunity to me. Enter: Will's Redneck Rentals.
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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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The Price Of...

As a card-carrying man, I have little use for safety stuff. I have an antique lawn mower I inherited from my grandfather. Everything on it is pressed steel,...
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