Firearms

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Best Ways to Store Your Guns at Home & In Your Vehicle

Gun security at home and on the go is a matter of choosing the right gear and knowing how to use it. Securing your guns – at home and when you’re traveling – isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity. There…
News & Tips: 3 Key Self Defense Handgun Fundamentals...
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3 Key Self Defense Handgun Fundamentals

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)

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?

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

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

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?

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

  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

  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

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

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

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.…