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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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 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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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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