Firearms

News & Tips: 3 Key Self Defense Handgun Fundamentals...
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3 Key Self Defense Handgun Fundamentals

May 30, 2017
For several years, a quality handgun has been on the top of my most wanted gear list. With the need for a self-defense style handgun gaining popularity all over the world, I decided it was time to…
News & Tips: 3 Measurements Every Woman Hunter Should Know for Perfect Shotgun Fit (video)...
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3 Measurements Every Woman Hunter Should Know for Perfect Shotgun Fit (video)

October 5, 2014
For many women, their first hunting experience is done with a borrowed firearm. It makes sense for women hunters to give it a try without spending a lot of money. However, if you’ve fallen in love…
News & Tips: Are You Making These 3 Mistakes When Mounting Your Scope?...
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Are You Making These 3 Mistakes When Mounting Your Scope?

July 29, 2014
I recently attended the Thompson Long Range Shooting School in Utah (see my previous blogs). One of the many things that I learned is that proper scope mounting is critical for long range shooting,…
News & Tips: Tips for Cleaning Your Shotgun and Rifle...
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Tips for Cleaning Your Shotgun and Rifle

January 23, 2014
Before you pack up your guns after hunting season, it’s critical to clean them first. It’s a good idea to clean your gun every couple of months whether it was used or not, but you should always clean…
News & Tips: Properly Storing (and Cleaning) Your Gun for the Winter...
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Properly Storing (and Cleaning) Your Gun for the Winter

January 13, 2014
Now that the Polar Vortex has come through (that's the new term for winter), many of you will be storing away your guns for the winter. Sure, a lot of us will be varmint and cougar hunting, but I bet…
News & Tips: What Makes a Firearm Worth $90,000?
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What Makes a Firearm Worth $90,000?

January 3, 2014
Bass Pro Shops fine gun rooms offers masterpieces from around the world and can appraise your family heirlooms, too. Yes, Bass Pro Shops carries firearms that are valued at $90,000, and sometimes…
News & Tips: 10 Tricks for Sighting-In a Rifle
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10 Tricks for Sighting-In a Rifle

June 25, 2013
  A good shooting rest will not only help to steady your rifle, but will help to absorb some recoil while shooting from a bench. Sighting-in a rifle is fairly simple if you follow a few basic…
News & Tips: Glass Bedding a Rifle
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Glass Bedding a Rifle

May 13, 2013
  Putting the glass in the stock mortise — it's better to have too much than too little. Glass bedding a rifle conjures up all kinds of images — from slapping thick peanut-butter-like glue into a…
News & Tips: The Profession of Gunsmithing
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The Profession of Gunsmithing

May 8, 2013
I have always heard the old adage, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." I've never regretted the decision I made to become a gunsmith. The only thing…
News & Tips: Gun Maintenance Tips
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Gun Maintenance Tips

April 24, 2013
Normally going south isn't a good thing unless you are headed on vacation. Firearms are no different, and, as a gunsmith, I see too many firearms headed south. A split gun barrel. Take the rifle…
News & Tips: Speedloaders
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Speedloaders

March 11, 2013
One nice thing about carrying an automatic gun is that if you carry two clips then you have 46 shots available instantaneously at your fingertips, which is a big advantage over carrying a revolver.…
News & Tips: How to Clean Your Rifle
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How to Clean Your Rifle

December 18, 2012
Before we get started, I'm going to make a disclaimer: There will be one group of people that do not go to half the work that I'm going to suggest. Then there will be another group that totally flips…