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A Shootout At The St. James

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 Mold By...

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 Anniversary...

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 & Workshops

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 Windshield Fluid

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 Record...

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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Skeeter’s Last...

No one will ever fill Skeeter Skelton’s boots. He was a once-in-a-lifetime gift to those enjoying gun prose. There’s a simple reason guys like John...
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Dear Santa …

Dear Santa, Since I’ve been pretty good this year, I’m asking for something on the huge size, present wise. Please don’t think me greedy, as this...
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Remembering...

I’ve met my share of great dogs during my life, most being more memorable, better mannered and friendlier than most people. None are bad, some are just...
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Mindset Matters:...

Shooting is the perfect mesh of gross and fine motor skills. However, there’s a seldom discussed component of shooting, and that’s the mental aspect of...
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The Dueling...

We’ve all heard the axiom “an armed society is a polite society” and this was no more apparent during the early 1800s.
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Operation Nanny...

My latest “it” incident was the rescue of Nanny Goose, a large Chinese goose that apparently escaped from a nearby farm and was now residing in the...
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For The Love of...

It was only a few years ago I learned about Merrill’s Marauder’s and mules, the famous unit who traversed Burma during WWII. Afterward, I wrote an...
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Nature's Booster...

Eventually, you realize going huntin’ is synonymous with gone thinkin’, only now you have a legitimate excuse for being away from phones, computers and...
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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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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.
Read Full Article
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...
Read Full Article
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.
Read Full Article
A...

What separates Republic Forge from everyone else is their attention to detail.
Read Full Article
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.
Read Full Article
A Final Walk:...

Walking the Military Crest trail was by far my favorite shooting activity of the series.
Read Full Article

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