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a nice clean, handy, ergonomic pistol

Ruger KP345: a nice clean, handy, ergonomic pistol Ruger went big bore in 1990 with the .45 ACP P90. It always worked no matter what type of .45 ACP ammunition was stuffed in its magazine. I liked it. Then I read what that old pistolero, Col. Askins, said about the P90 and I liked it […]

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RUGER 10/22: From Factory To Fantasy

RUGER 10/22: From Factory To Fantasy Charles E. Petty Today’s great drop-in accessories mean you don’t need to be a gunsmith to turn your rimfire into a high-performance shooter. Take a poll and you’d probably discover that the second most commonly customized firearm in the country is the humble little Ruger 10/22. First on the […]

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when just enough is just enough

Reduced recoil ammo: when just enough is just enough Charles E. Petty Where is it written that we must punish ourselves to be a successful hunter? Actually it isn’t, but if you look at the choices many make, you’d think so. I don’t think there is anything hard enough to kill east of the Mississippi […]

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The “Miculek special”: once you have a .45 ACP revolver, you’ll wonder how you got along without one. Here’s the newest option

The “Miculek special”: once you have a .45 ACP revolver, you’ll wonder how you got along without one. Here’s the newest option – S&W Performance Center 625 Massad Ayoob Every gunny knows the history of the 1917 revolver. How American industry couldn’t build enough Colt 1911 .45 automatics for the handgun-intensive trench warfare the nation […]

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Raptor: The Amazing $249 Hunting Rifle

Raptor: The Amazing $249 Hunting Rifle – Brief Article Holt Bodinson ELEGANT YET AFFORDABLE, THIS NEW GUN IS EVERYTHING A HUNTING RIFLE SHOULD BE. Elegant rifles are delightful — finely blued steel, richly figured wood, a touch of engraving, impeccable craftsmanship — but sticker shock and my budget-minding wife normally keep my more extravagant tastes […]

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Wesson & Harrington Rifles From H&R 1871

Wesson & Harrington Rifles From H&R 1871 John Taffin These classic single-short rifles feature both performance and style that is well beyond their humble price tags. roud reminders of our shooting heritage, today Harrington & Richardson rifles, under the H&R 1871, Wesson & Harrington and New England Firearms labels, are single-shots that all come from […]

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the most useful knife may be the one hanging by a string

Sticking your neck out: the most useful knife may be the one hanging by a string Jim Gardner The knife is man’s earliest and most useful tool. Of course to be useful, you’ve got to have it when you need it. People around the globe developed many different means for keeping their stone, then copper, […]

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The Winchester

The Winchester John Taffin Firing massive .45 and .50 caliber cartridges, this rifle was designed to compete with the powerful single-shot rifles of the frontier. The story of the Winchester levergun goes back to the beginning of the Civil War. In 1860 the Henry rifle was brought forth by B. Tyler Henry. This levergun fired […]

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from mice to moose, the venerable ’06 can take ’em all

The do-all .30-06: from mice to moose, the venerable ’06 can take ’em all Sam Fadala The .30-06 Springfield is the most versatile cartridge ever developed. Considering North American big game only, the 7mm Remington Magnum may win the horse race by a nose. But all in all, the hundred-year old ’06 has captured fans […]

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The name game part II: revolvers

The name game part II: revolvers J.B. Wood For readers who may have missed the first segment of this series, on Auto Pistols, it may be a good idea to revisit one of the terms discussed: Double Action. As used by Daniel Baird Wesson in 1878, it described a revolver that could be operated in […]