Prairie Doggin’ on the Northern Plains

It’s not perfectly flat, but you can see for miles. The Northern Plains is the result of a once inland sea. Eons of heavy soil deposits, remains of pre-historic dinosaurs, decayed vegetation have come together to produce a fertile grassland pockmarked with some foothills. Waterways ha
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Get a Grip—Part I

Those of us who have been shooting, even for a relatively short time, (should) have discovered that good shooting is entirely dependent upon consistency. One reason why the military is so inextricably wedded to regimentation is that it enforces the notion of consistency—dependable res
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Found Me a Nugget

Back in May I bloviated about several guns I let get by me, one being the Colt Commander. The Commander debuted in 1950 after the government requested a lightweight 9 mm pistol to consider replacing the all-steel 1911 .45 ACP. Then, as now, bureaucrats with some psychological malady t
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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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Keeper Guns

For truly obtuse—like me—gun nuts, there comes a time in our lives when we “have to do something for me.” Guys like us dream about a few really special guns. These are guns that are as much show pieces as they are functional arms. They are personal guns—very personal. Maybe they don’t
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