A New Old-School Hunting Revolver

Although the number may be diminishing, there still remains a fair number of us old coots that are—oh Hell, let’s just get it out in the open—Smith & Wesson snobs. We long for the day when barrels were pinned to the frame, the chambers in the cylinders were recessed to completely
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A Christmas Message

Today I will not be writing about guns or hunting. If that bothers you, or if me discussing the birth of Jesus offends you, feel free to move on. We’ll get back to guns and hunting later. Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of our savior. Whatever your personal beliefs, it is a remarkable
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Baby Sister

About 14 years ago I flew into Washington-Dulles Airport. I was there to meet my new staff at NRA and look for a place to live. There were a lot of personal issues going on in my life at the time, so many of the details of that trip are unrecoverable—thankfully. One detail that is cle
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Roosevelt’s “Medicine Gun”

The .405 Winchester cartridge came about in 1904, chambered in the Winchester Model 1895 rifle. Ballistics are fairly impressive: a 300-grain bullet at 2,200 fps. Until the advent of the .444 Marlin it was the most powerful cartridge ever chambered in a lever-action rifle. President T
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A Hunter’s Disneyland

I believe it was the early fall of 1998 when I made my first caribou hunt. At that time I had just recently signed on with Petersen’s HUNTING magazine. A regular advertiser, Sammy Cantafio, wanted an “Arctic virgin” to come up and experience his caribou hunting operation out of Ungava
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A Royal Game Animal

Somewhere around 750,000 years ago during the Pleistocene epoch some wild sheep crossed the Bering land bridge from what is now Siberia into North America. They continued their emigration southward with some ending up as far south as Baja California. Their eastern limit was the Rocky
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Revolvers

An article I just wrote on the top five handgun cartridges for AmericanRifleman.org just went live. I was asked to write it because of the widespread popularity of a similar piece I wrote on the top five sporting cartridges back in June. Predictably, this one has also struck a chord w
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The Case for the Small Gun Shop

In business and life there’s a relatively new saying, “Go big or go home.” Sometimes that is sound advice, but not all the time. In the gun and shooting business there are a number of what are known as “big-box” stores. We all know who they are, and they do provide a real service, oft
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