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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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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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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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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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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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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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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