Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot

There’s a little fracas going on in Texas regarding open carry of firearms. Apparently there are a couple of bills in the Texas state legislature attempting to make the open carrying of firearms legal anywhere without the need of a concealed carry permit or license. Another bill allow
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Smith & Wesson’s Rimfire Masterpiece

The birth of the 20th century provided a seminal moment for Smith & Wesson. In 1899 the company introduced its .38 Hand Ejector Military & Police Model revolver, which became the basis for as much as half of the company’s product line. The new frame size—deemed the K-frame—ins
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The Sounds of Silence(r)

A bit more than eight decades ago, the U.S. government in its infallible (according to itself) judgment to save us from ourselves pulled a fast one on us with the National Firearms Act of 1934. Time and space prevent me from fully explaining the details of how this infringement of our
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What Makes a Good Shot?

For the most part another hunting season is in the bag. Winter has set in, and we find ourselves longing for something to do. There’s some handloading chores that always need doing, and, of course, there is the gear review and inventory. But there’s often a nagging question: Why did I
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Lever Guns

Some of us who have a little—or a lot—of grey hair are saddled with an anachronistic affinity toward the lever-action rifle. Whether it’s because we spent too much time watching “The Rifleman” on television or too many John Wayne movies and are all wrapped up in nostalgia, or, perhaps
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Where’s the Ambiguity?

On Fox News the arrogant and imitable Bill O’Reilly often states, “I am just a simple man…” in a pseudo-neotenous attempt to lull his witness into saying or divulging what O’Reilly wants him or her to say. O’Reilly is a Harvard-educated man who lives on some pretty exclusive real esta
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Our Stuff

We live in a commercial world. It has become the norm for Americans to be consumed with our stuff. When I was a kid the notion of renting a garage just to have a place to store one’s stuff was ridiculous. Nowadays the self-storage business is one of the fastest growing small businesse
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Bitten in the Butt by My Own Words

Earlier this week I received a forwarded e-mail wanting me to “keep my word” regarding further exploration of the .30 TC cartridge. Some five years ago after the cartridge was introduced I did a hunt with the cartridge in Montana, and I mentioned in a blog that I’d like to explore the
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The .300 Winchester Magnum

In the early 1960s Winchester was in trouble. The company had several very popular firearms, but profit margins were too low. Then, as now, corporations put pressure on the marketing guys to do something to increase sales. While today the solution often comes by slapping a new camo pa
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Good Info on Concealed Carry

Self-defense and personal security is getting a lot of attention these days, and rightly so, given the overall degeneration of politeness and decency in this world. To that end there are a great many folks who seek basic knowledge of the subject—witness all the books and shooting scho
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