BATFE Retreats From M855 Ammo Ban

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has done a temporary about face in its attempt to infringe on our Second Amendment rights via banning the M855 ammunition. I’m sure that most of my readers already know of the proposed ban, but for those who may not, here
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Judgment…or a Lack Thereof

I got into a discussion with a hunter recently regarding the ethics of shooting running game. His position was that there are no circumstances where it would be appropriate to shoot at a running game animal. I asked him whether it was proper to shoot at a running animal if it was alre
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Obama’s Petulant Punishment

Our fearless president—you know, the guy who likes to “lead from behind”—is mad at the country for not blindly embracing his Regressive policies. (If you want to understand why I call it “Regressive,” read my Preamble.) While Obama dithers on the world stage—playing golf right after a
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Dedication

By now you realize that I am a dog lover. Nearly all of my friends are as well. But this little story is a bit different than most dog stories. Some folks around Cody got a little yellow Lab puppy. Turned out the puppy had a congenital liver disorder. Repairing it would cost big bucks
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Loading Brass Shotshells

Why would anyone want to load brass shotshells? The reasons may vary from shooter to shooter—some, like me, are into the historical reenactments; others choose to reload brass so they can shoot vintage Damascus-barreled shotguns that have been deemed safe to shoot replica loads. Still
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Correspondents

I get letters. Now I am not simply referring to the comments that are occasionally generated by these blogs or the comments that may appear on Facebook. Nor am I citing the odd e-mail that may come my way because of a position I have taken regarding a particular subject. I mean a real
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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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