|Making things go boom
77 Views - Posted: November 20 at 9:00 am
n all its infinite wisdom, the U.S. Army determined after basic training at Ft. Polk, La., that I needed to be bussed to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. — a multi-use base about 50 miles from St. Louis — where I would receive advanced individual training (AIT) in my Army skill.
342 Views - Posted: October 20 at 9:00 am
Buying a good quality handgun to carry for self-defense is only part of the equation. You simply have to buy and practice with a suitable holster that will comfortably and securely carry your handgun so you can get at it easily and quickly.
|Chemical foams — gun cleaning magic
536 Views - Posted: September 18 at 9:00 am
I don’t remember where I picked up the can of Wipe-Out Brushless Bore Cleaner — but it had been sitting on my workbench shelf for quite a while.
|The Daisy BB gun
881 Views - Posted: August 19 at 9:00 am
I have no idea what happened to it, but the first honest-to-gosh gun I ever handled was a Daisy BB gun given to me by my dad on my sixth birthday.
|The ProChrono Digital chronograph
595 Views - Posted: July 21 at 9:00 am
I’ve written about the “wildcatting” era in the early 1950s when the U.S. economy was booming in the years coming out of World War II and then the Korean War.
|Tales from the camp
406 Views - Posted: June 19 at 9:00 am
Fervent Rainwater shifted his cud as I walked up to the camp porch, and spit a long stream of Skoal between the paws of Ol’ Blue, the redbone hound lying at his feet.
|NRA’s Whittington Center
768 Views - Posted: May 22 at 9:00 am
The NRA Whittington Center is a 33,000 acre Mecca for shooters that was opened to the public in 1973 and just celebrated its 40th anniversary. Over that time, it has grown to be one of the premier shooting facilities in the world.
|Ruger’s SR22 — Small, accurate, fun
654 Views - Posted: April 21 at 9:00 am
I’m going to let you in on the next big thing in handguns. You get the opportunity to get in on this before the rush, like what happened with the Ruger LCP and the Smith & Wesson Shield.
|Turkey patterns and cleaning tips
599 Views - Posted: March 20 at 9:00 am
In turkey hunting, preparation is everything.
So thinking about you guys (and gals) who get all heated up over feathers in the spring, I thought I would write about patterning — and cleaning your guns.
I have a 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch-chambered barrel I had cut off years ago to about 25 inches and had the gunsmith install screw-in choke tubes.
|Manchac swamp stranding shows importance of survival gear
743 Views - Posted: February 21 at 9:00 am
If you’ve ever traveled Interstate 55 south to New Orleans, you have passed over that exotic, and almost mystical area between two of Louisiana’s major lakes — Lake Maurepas, and Lake Pontchartrain.
The mixed cypress and hardwood swamps bordered by brackish and freshwater marshes are connected by Pass Manchac, the winding waterway that connects Lake Maurepas with its much larger brother, Lake Ponchartrain.
Little has changed this area since Iberville passed through in 1699, en route to the French fleet anchored at the Chandeleur Islands. He and his brother Bienville split their forces at Bayou Manchac, just south of the site of present-day Baton Rouge. They were returning from their exploration of the Mississippi River as far north as the Red River’s junction with the “Father of Waters.”
|A real matchstriker, finally
1518 Views - Posted: January 23 at 9:00 am
One of the greatest shots I ever made was with a bolt-action .22 Magnum.
726 Views - Posted: December 18, 2013 at 9:00 am
It has been noted that what you get today for a reasonable price in a 1911 pistol would have cost you a lot extra just a few years ago.