Category Archives: Firearms

Guns I Wanted

It is funny to notice how things change.  When I was an early teenager, I wanted a rifle that I could strap onto my backpack and cart around in the woods, should I encounter a rabid dog, black bear, or … Continue reading

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American Rifleman: July 2017

I finally finished reading the July 2017 issue of American Rifleman, and I liked several of the articles. First, let me say that I always enjoy the column titled, I Have This Old Gun…  I love history, and I love historic … Continue reading

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Old Target

I visited my parents a few weeks ago, and my mom found an old target in her stuff.  The target was mine, from when I was a teenager, and is dated 2/25/96.  I likely shot this with my Ruger 10-22. … Continue reading

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Air Rifle Practice and CMP: 3/6/17

This weekend, I shot in the Civilian Marksmanship Program school.  I brought my new AR, but forgot my sling. On the first stage, the wind was blowing hard.  My spotting scope was blowing in the wind so hard that I … Continue reading

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American Rifleman: February 2017

I finished reading the February issue of American Rifleman. I really appreciated the Exploded View – SKS Carbine article by Ian Mccollum.  I now have this article hanging in my reloading shack, as I have struggled to disassemble (or rather reassemble) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tactical Pistol Shooting, 2nd Edition, by Erik Lawrence and Mike Pannone

I managed to find this book in the Rio Rancho Public Library, so, while my son was setting up a display in the library, I started reading it. This is an easy-to-use guide for all self-defense pistol situations.  It covers … Continue reading

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American Rifleman: January, 2017

I just finished reading this month’s American Rifleman, and I must say that my favorite article was the regular column, “I Have This Old Gun…” by Garry James.  This article was about the Allen “Dragoon” Pepperbox, and I have been … Continue reading

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