Couldas, Shoudas…

One of the things old flatulents like me love to do is bore the hell out of younger folks with what they should—and sometimes shouldn’t—do. The reason we like to do this is because we want to help those younger folks not make the same mistakes we have made. As I look back on my life,
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The Smith & Wesson .38 Hand Ejector Military & Police, a.k.a. Model 10

At the cusp of the 20th century the Wild West had largely been won. Smokeless powder was muscling black powder out of many cartridges, and the trend for shooters was toward smaller, lighter bullets at relatively high velocity. Trigger-cocking revolvers—a.k.a. double actions—had been i
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A Good Way to Blow Your Balls…or Tweeter Off

As most of you who read this stuff know, I am an anachronistic old coot. My alma mater is an old school with the motto, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So I find it a bit amusing to see so many new tactical “experts” extolling things like the isosceles stance and appendix carry, as
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Introductions

Say you want to introduce your 7-year-old son to baseball. Would you send him out on the field with a major league pitcher and have him try to connect his first hit on a 93 mph fastball? Maybe you want to teach him to be a real man and have the pitcher throw some more heat as close to
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C’mon Guys…

I truly thought we were over it; that we had matured and gotten past the childish bovine residue. But, alas, like so many other things I’ve learned in life, I was wrong. There are still some idiots who like to get a snoot full of beer and run around shooting road signs. Those of us wi
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Constitutional Carry Part 2

Earlier we took an initial look at the notion of so-called constitutional carry. There are some among us who say something along the line of, “Sure, I’m for constitutional carry, but I think there should be some kind of training requirement.” A right is not conditional, except where c
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Constitutional Carry Part 1

First, a quick update: Yep, I’m back, and the surgery was a success. Virtually no pain now, but I was considerably weaker than I thought so it is taking longer for me to get back my stamina. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your good wishes and prayers. Seems I had
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The “Good Old Days”

When I was young (How I regret that phrase), the old guys used to bore me with stories of how much better the hunting was, how much better the guns were, how much better—and simpler—cars and trucks were, or even how much prettier the girls were. Now that I am among the old guys I am s
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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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