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Hunting / Shooting: Most Popular Articles

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9mm vs 380 ACP For Self-Defense
Comparing the 9mm and 380 handgun pistol cartridges for self-defense - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
Top 7 Semi-Automatic (Autoloading) Shotguns
The best semi-auto shotguns, from Benelli to Winchester. Semi-automatic shotguns are very popular for hunting and self-defense, and they usually do the job well.
What's the Difference Between a 9mm Luger and a...
What's the Difference Between 9mm Luger and 9mm Parabellum? And the 9x19mm and the 9mm NATO. What's the difference?
Top 10 Best Bolt Action Deer/Big Game Hunting...
Best bolt-action deer and big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Descriptions, history, insight, and links to the manufacturers' sites.
Where to Shoot a Wild Boar Hog, and How Much...
Where is the kill zone on a wild boar hog? And how much gun is enough? This article answers those questions, and more.
8 Best Lever Action Big Game Rifles for Hunting...
Top 8 best lever action deer big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Includes history, chamberings, and know-how, with links to the manufacturers' sites.
How to Finish or Refinish a Gun Stock
How to finish or refinish a gun stock. Preparation, stripping old finishes, removing dents, sanding, burning, finish types, and application.
Ruger 10/22 Magnum Semi-Automatic Rifle Review
Ruger 10/22 Magnum rifle review. This interesting semi-automatic magnum rimfire gun was introduced in 1998, but was only made until 2006. Read this article by Dick Metcalf to learn more.
Hunting for Beginners
How to get started hunting for beginners - simple tips to help beginner hunters get started. Knowing where to begin is often the hardest part, and this article takes beginner hunters through each step of the journey to actually getting out into the woods to hunt.
The 20 Most-Asked Questions About Shotguns...
Here are answers to 20 most-asked shotgun questions, from an Expert. Chambers, chokes, clays, sights, Damascus barrels, reloading, and more.
Why Own a Gun?
Why do people choose to own guns? The reasons can be as varied as the people themselves. From soccer moms to deer hunters to serious collectors, gun ownership is widespread and has appeal for many folks. Here is a look at some of those reasons, with discussion of their merits and pitfalls.
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Review - 357 Magnum...
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 66 review. This 357 Magnum stainless steel revolver is popular, and for good reason. Find out here.
The 20 Most-Asked Shotgun Questions Answered by...
Here are answers to 20 most-asked shotgun questions, from an Expert. Chambers, chokes, clays, sights, Damascus barrels, reloading, and more.
5 Best Semi-Automatic Big Game Rifles for...
Best semi-automatic deer big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Includes history, descriptions, commentary, and links to the manufacturers' sites.
Pump (Slide-Action) Shotguns
The best pump shotguns are listed here. Pump guns are usually the most reliable type of repeating shotguns, period. They've been around for more than a century, and their simplicity and reliability means they continue to keep and gain many fans each year. The pump guns have advantages over semi-autos, in that they are usually lighter and less expensive. Disadvantages include more recoil and manual operation. These are some of the best pump shotguns on the market and in history.
Top 10 Makers of Shotguns Specially Designed...
Top 10 Makers of Shotguns Specially Designed for Hunting Turkeys. This takes much of the hassle out of comparing turkey hunting shotguns. I have done the legwork for you, identifying those makers and models suitable - or specially designed - for hunting turkeys.
The Best Rifle Cartridge of the 20th Century...
What is the best rifle cartridge of the 20th Century (1900s)? This article by Layne Simpson narrows the field to a dozen and determines a clear winner.
Why Will a Rifle Zeroed at 25 Yards Hit Close...
Why will a rifle zeroed at 25 yards hit close to point of aim at longer range? It's all about gravity's pull...
The Savage Model 10/110 Bolt Action Rifle and Me
An experienced shooter, I long respected Savage Model 110 series bolt action rifles, but couldn't make myself love them. After some years, that changed...
How to Accurize Your Rifle - Floating and Bedding
How to accurize your rifle. Floating, free-floating, glass bedding - what does it all mean? Easy to understand answers for everyone. Tips and pointers from personal experience.
Taurus PT709 Slim Compact 9mm Pocket Pistol...
Review/Profile of Taurus PT709 Slim compact 9mm semi-automatic pistol. This gun is light, compact, and easy to carry. It also has some features that make it stand out in its class, including a safety, a screw-adjustable rear sight, and second-strike capability in the event of a dud primer.
How To Sight in a Gun
A simple How to on Sighting-in a Gun
How to Sight in a Gun
A simple How to on Sighting-in a Gun
Best Pheasant Guns and Loads - Page One
Best pheasant guns and loads. What guns and loads are best for pheasant hunting? Find out here. By Layne Simpson.
How to Aim a Gun
How to aim a gun. It's not hard to do, as it's very simple. The trick is in making sure everything is properly lined up when you squeeze the trigger.
How to Load a Cap and Ball Black Powder Revolver
How to load a cap and ball black powder revolver. If you want to load and shoot old-fashioned cowboy style black powder revolvers, this article is for you!
EAA Witness Pistol Review
EAA Witness pistol review, by Dick Metcalf. This review covers imported semi-auto Tanfoglio pistols in a number of calibers.
Kel-Tec PF-9 vs. Taurus PT709 Slim Compact 9mm...
Kel-Tec PF-9 vs. Taurus PT709 Slim. Side-by-side photos and specifications of two popular compact concealed-carry 9mm pistols. They are both good guns, but which one is better?
Taurus Model 627SS Tracker 357 Magnum Revolver...
Taurus 627SS Tracker 357 review, by Dick Metcalf. Full-underlug barrel and stainless steel construction make this accurate handgun attractive and durable.
Why Shot Placement is So Important For Deer...
Too often, deer hunters forget to aim, or take marginal shots when they should instead go for a high-percentage shot. Experience is a good teacher - perhaps the best. Here is what I've learned about shot placement over more than two decades of hunting deer.
How To Remove Rust From a Gun
A simple How to on Removing Rust From Guns
What Kind of Ammunition to Use in Ruger 44...
The Ruger 44 Carbine is a short, handy semi-automatic rifle chambered for the 44 magnum cartridge. It was designed for certain ammunition, though, and just any 44 groceries won't do. Read this to find out what to feed your 44 carbine.
How to Load a Traditional Muzzleloading Black...
How to load a traditional muzzleloading black powder rifle. These older-style poppers are losing ground to inline rifles, and info is getting harder to find. Here is a step-by-step instructional text on how to load those rifles.
Beretta 3032 Tomcat 32 ACP Semi-Auto Pocket...
Review/Profile of Beretta 3032 Tomcat 32 ACP semi-auto pistol. This handy little pocket pistol isn't very powerful and this model has had some problems, but it carries pretty well and could certainly be better than nothing in a pinch.
Choosing a Rifle Caliber for Home Defense and...
Choosing the best rifle cartridge for home defense and hunting. Many rifles are available, and many cartridges are available for them. How do you decide on one? This discussion and comparison of cost, availability, and effectiveness should help you determine the best choice.
Winchester Model 62A Pump (Slide) Action Rifle
This is a profile/review of a very interesting old rifle, the Winchester Model 62A. This rifle evolved from previous models to become a great little shootin' iron. Large enough to fit an adult well, yet light enough for a youth, it's an accurate piece with an interesting history.
Why Do Hunters Hunt - Why Hunters Pursue and...
Why Hunt? Many of us have been asked to put into words the reasons why we hunt. The problem is, the reasons
Definition of Round (Ammunition, Ammo, Skeet)
Definition of round as it pertains to guns and shooting terminology. What is a round for a gun? This article answers that question.
What's the Best Hunting Rifle for Your Type of...
What's the best hunting rifle for you? How to decide which rifle will best suit your hunting needs.
Kel-Tec PF-9 Compact 9mm Pocket Pistol Review...
Review/Profile of Kel-Tec PF-9 (PF9) compact 9mm semi-automatic pistol. This little popper is still the lightest and flattest semi-auto 9mm pistol around, and it's not a bad one. It carries well, and mine has gone BANG every time I've asked it to.
Buying a Gun Online
Some tips and advice on buying a gun online, from someone who's been there and done it. It sometimes makes a lot of sense to buy a gun on the Web.
How to Use a Rifle Sling
How to use a rifle sling. Rifles and shotguns are awkward. Slings help you carry, control, and get the best accuracy out of your hunting rifle or shotgun.
Profile of Wild Turkey, From a Hunter's Viewpoint
Profile of wild turkey. The wild turkey is one of the most sought-after game animals in the USA, which says a lot since it's only a bird!
Definition of Magnum as it Applies to Guns and...
Definition of the word magnum as it applies to guns and ammunition.
Commando Mark III 45 ACP Carbine Tommy Gun...
Review/Profile of the Commando Mark III carbine, or short rifle, made by Volunteer Enterprises and chambered for the 45 ACP cartridge. This is a fairly cheaply built gun whose main claim to fame is that it looks a lot like a Tommy gun (Thompson 1927A-1 submachine gun), at a glance. It's heavy, and it's cool.
Ruger P90 45 ACP Pistol Review
Ruger P90 45 ACP pistol review, by Dick Metcalf. This large semi-automatic pistol isn't ashamed to be big in a small gun's world.
Gun Safety Rules
Guns are used safely millions upon millions of times every year, but the potential for injury and death is always there. For this reason, we need to follow basic gun safety rules at all times when handling firearms, including handguns like revolvers and pistols, rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, airguns, etc.
Ruger’s .30 Carbine Blackhawk Revolver Is...
Ruger’s .30 Carbine Blackhawk Revolver Is a Winning Tool - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
Review of Barnett Wildcat C5 Hunting Crossbow
Review of Barnett Wildcat C5 hunting crossbow. This crossbow has put meat in my freezer, more than once, and I like it. It's not the top of the heap in terms of quality, but it does the job - for a lot less money.
Walther P38 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol Review
This 9mm semi-automatic pistol dates from World War II and remains popular. With decocker, dependability, good looks, and great feel, the P38 is a winner.
Flying With Guns
These days, it often seems that everyone but gun owners are hostile towards guns and gun owners - especially in places such as airports. But that is certainly not always the case, and guidelines are in place that allow for relatively easy and problem-free transport of your firearms on commercial airline flights.
SIG Hammerli Trailside 22 Semi-Auto Pistol Review
Review of SIG Hammerli Trailside pistol. This precision 22 semi-auto target pistol has features usually found in more expensive models.
Remington Nylon 66 22 Rimfire Semi-Auto Rifle...
Review of the Remington Nylon 66 semi-automatic 22 rimfire rifle. No other Remington rimfire rifle has been more popular or sold more than the Nylon 66, and there are some good reasons for that. Let's take a look at a handy little gun that was made for more than three decades.
Muzzleloader Black Powder Load Data Thompson/Ce...
Muzzleloader black powder load data for traditional sidelock rifles including Thompson/Center (T/C) Seneca, Renegade, and Hawken black powder muzzleloading rifles.
Review: Glock 36 Compact 45 ACP Semi Automatic...
The Glock Model 36 is Glock's idea of a compact 45 pistol for carrying. While it's not exactly small, it is more compact than many other Glocks. It's also easy to shoot, and goes bang fairly reliably.
Ruger P97 45 ACP Polymer Semi-Automatic Pistol...
Review of Ruger P97 45 ACP semi-automatic pistol, by Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
How to Clean a Gun
How to clean a gun. It's basic information that every gun owner needs to know. Guns vary and there are many different ways to accomplish the same thing, but as in any job, you need to know your goal and how to reach it. This article provides that information. Page 5.
Best Guns for Home Defense
Defending one's home is a big deal. Whether you live alone or with your spouse, children, and/or grandchildren, you need to be able to defend your home against all comers. Firearms can be a great tool for defense, but what kind is best for you?
Colt Cowboy Single-Action Army SAA Revolver...
Single action revolvers still appeal to American shooters, and Colt enjoys top billing. The Colt Cowboy is case-colored eye candy that really shoots.
How to Load a Cap and Ball Black Powder...
How to load a cap and ball black powder revolver. If you want to load and shoot old-fashioned cowboy style black powder revolvers, this article is for you!
Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Single Action...
The original old model Blackhawk is one of Ruger's most popular and durable handguns. This single action revolver helped make Ruger a success.
Which Scope Should I Buy For my Husband's (or...
Choosing a scope for a deer hunting rifle is not often an easy task. There are so many optics choices! Start simple, and don't buy junk.
Ruger Security Six 357 Magnum Double Action...
Profile/review of Sturm, Ruger, and Company's Security Six, a 357 magnum double action revolver. Although I believe there are better double action guns in the world, this is a pretty good one. Introduction/overview.
Can I Mount a Rifle Scope on my Shotgun, or...
Questions about rifle scopes and shotguns have been around for years, especially in the years since the advent of the fully-rifled barrel and very accurate shotgun slugs. Folks with spare rifle scopes, or who choose a rifle scope because there are so many more types available than shotgun scopes, want to put them on their slug guns. Problem is, this really isn't a good idea...
Colt Model 1917 Army New Service Model 45 ACP...
This is a profile/review of an interesting old revolver, the Colt Model 1917 Army. Made to supplement the short supply of 1911 45 caliber pistols in the early stages of World War I, this double-action revolver was produced while Smith & Wesson was building their version of a 45 ACP revolver. Both guns were designated M1917 by the US military.
Is it safe to shoot a shotgun slug through a...
Is it safe to shoot a slug in a shotgun with a screw-in choke tube? It depends... there are different types of slugs, and different types of chokes...
Tick Twister Tick Removal Tool Review
How to remove a tick? This nifty tick removal tool takes care of that problem, and it removes the whole tick in one easy operation.
Taurus Millennium PT145 .45 ACP Pistol
Taurus Millennium PT145 .45 ACP Pistol - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
Before You Buy a Used Rifle
Things to know Before You Buy a Used Rifle for hunting or target shooting, by Russ Chastain
The Five Most Popular Remington Rifles and...
What are the most popular Remington rifles and shotguns? Find out here, as Layne Simpson takes a look at this brand's top-selling firearms.
ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliance
Product Review Summary - ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliance. This unique item is the best thing I've ever seen for beating the skeeters back so you can enjoy your time outdoors hunting or fishing.
How To Shoot More Accurately
A simple How to on Shooting Accurately
How to Build a Muzzle Loading Rifle - Building...
How to build a black powder muzzle loading rifle from a kit from start to finish. Lots of photos and instructions for building a muzzleloader.
Definition of Keyhole, Key Hole, Keyholed...
: Keyhole may be a noun which refers to the hole which a tumbling bullet makes in a target, or it may
BoreSnake Gun Bore Cleaner Review
The BoreSnake is rope-like, with an embedded bore brush and weighted cord for feeding it through a gun's barrel. One pull can remove a lot of stuff...
Wheeler Engineering Professional Magnetic Laser...
Review of Wheeler Engineering Professional magnetic Laser Bore Sighter with green laser. This product, Battenfeld Product 589922, works very well and is my favorite bore sighter...
Introduction, a Pair Ruger 44 Magnum Carbines
How to Disassemble, Clean, and Reassemble a Ruger 44 Carbine. History, background, suitable ammunition, and more. Instructions with photos.
Silent Rider ATV UTV Exhaust Silencer Muffler...
Review of the Silent Rider ATV UTV exhaust muffler silencer. This product is not very difficult to install, if you have a welder and know how to use it, and it does tone down exhaust noise. But is it really worth having? Find out here.
Colt Frontier Scout 62 22 Magnum Single Action...
This is a profile/review of a nifty little handgun, the Colt Frontier Scout 62 22 Magnum single action revolver. Beginning in the 1950s and ending in 1970, the Scout line of single action Colt revolvers offered high quality and old-west charm.
Ruger P345 Review of Semi-Auto 45 ACP Pistol
Ruger P345 review of semi-auto 45 ACP pistol. This is a profile/review of one of Ruger's newest handguns, the P345 semi-automatic pistol, chambered for 45 ACP. This gun features a tough polymer frame, stainless steel slide, stainless steel magazines, and a much slimmer width than Ruger's previous P-series pistols.
How to Field Dress a Deer
From shot to freezer, there's a lot of work to be done to keep your game meat fresh. Here's how to gut your animal to make sure the meat tastes great.
Notching an AK-47 Safety Selector Lever for...
Notching an AK-47 safety selector lever for bolt hold-open. This tutorial will allow you to hold your bolt open, more easily satisfying range officers, and adding peace of mind while handling your rifle.
Taurus PT145 Millennium Pistol Review - 45 ACP...
Taurus PT145 Millennium 45 ACP pocket pistol review, by Dick MetCalf. This small semi-automatic pistol carries 10+1 rounds of 45 ACP and packs a real punch.
Definition of Single Action
: Single action (SA) refers to any firearm that must be manually cocked before each shot. In such guns,
The Savage AccuTrigger Adjustable Rifle Trigger
When introduced, this adjustable rifle trigger from Savage was touted as something that would make serious waves in the shooting world.
Ruger Redhawk 44 Magnum Double Action Revolver
This is a profile/review of Sturm, Ruger, and Company's Redhawk, a 44 magnum double action revolver. There are better double action guns in the world, but this one ain't bad, and it may well be the strongest.
Scope Reticles or Crosshairs - Types of...
Check out some different kinds of scope reticles and crosshairs and find out what they are used for. Some are best for hunting, while others are good for target shooting. Only you can decide which one is best for you.
Can I Use 45 Colt Ammunition in my 1917 Colt 45...
Ever wonder about the various .45-caliber Colt revolvers, and whether they all take the same ammo? Well, they don't. Do not use 45 Colt ammo in your 1917 Colt revolver! This info might just keep you from making a mess of your gun, and yourself.
Definition of Bore, as it pertains to firearms.
How to Decock/Uncock a Crossbow Using a Rope...
How to decock/uncock a crossbow using a rope cocking aid. Simple rope devices with pulleys and plastic hooks and handles are great tools for cocking your crossbow, but what you may not know is that they can also be used to decock many crossbows.
Why do Hunters Kill?
When there's so much meat available down at the butcher's counter, why must hunters kill their own meat?
How to Boresight a Scope on a Bolt-Action Rifle...
A simple How to on Boresighting a Scope on a Bolt-Action rifle or pistol
Review of Cerama-Coat Spray and Bake Gun Finish...
Review of Cerama-Coat spray and bake gun finish from Wheeler Engineering. I used this product to finish a rifle I built, and while it was (mostly) easy to work with and looked good when new, it wears off fairly easily.
Should I Hunt With a Fouled Bore?
Why you should always hunt with a fouled bore on your rifle, whether it's a modern (cartridge) gun or a muzzleloader. It's important to keep your shots consistent, and the first shot or two from a clean barrel will almost always hit in a different location than those fired afterward.
Should I Shoot a Scoped Rifle With Both Eyes...
Should a rifle with a scope be shot with both eyes open, or with one eye closed? There's not really a wrong answer to this one, here's why...
How to Choose Rifle and Shotgun Scopes
Tips, explanations, and experience on how to choose a rifle or shotgun scope. Variable or fixed power, how much to spend, adjustable objectives, and more.
How to Shoot More Accurately
A simple How to on Shooting Accurately
Reading Whitetail Body Language When Whitetail...
Whitetail hunting has enough mysteries, without wondering where your deer was hit. How to read a whitetail deer's body language to tell where - or if - you've hit it.
Buying a Gun Online - Page Two
Some tips and advice on buying a gun online, from someone who's been there and done it. It sometimes makes a lot of sense to buy a gun on the Web. Determine the value of a scope on a used gun. Page 2.
Top 7 Reloading Die Manufacturers
Top Ammunition Reloading Die Manufacturers - Here's a list of top ammunition reloading die manufacturers in the USA.
XS Sights Ghost-Ring Aperture Set for Marlin 1895
Review of XS Ghost Ring Aperture Peep Sight Set for Marlin 1895 and Guide Gun Lever Action 45-70 Rifles. These tough and highly visible sights make fast, accurate shooting a breeze. They also help maintain the rifle's excellent balance, rather than throwing it off like a scope will.
What Size Gun do I Need to Kill a Deer?
What Does it Take to Kill a deer? Hunting cartridge performance - a look at foot-pounds of energy, Taylor knock-out values, and the real world.
How to Field Strip an AK-47 Rifle (and Variants)
How to remove the safety selector lever from AK-47 rifle. Page 8.
Ruger Pistol History
: sturm ruger co inc dick metcalf ruger 22 rh twist southport connecticut
How to Maintain a Firearm's Finish - Routine...
How to remove rust from guns, prevent rust on guns, touch up bluing, store your guns, and prevent future problems. By Russ Chastain
How Ammunition and Firearms Cartridges are...
Firearms cartridge nomenclature can be confusing. Why is the 30-06 named that way? What about the 30-30 Winchester, the 45 ACP, or the 45-70 Government? Let's look a little deeper and find out.
Olympic Shooting Rules and Scoring
Learn about the rules and scoring guidelines for Olympic Shooting.
Colt Lightweight Stainless Commander 1911...
Profile/review of a variation of the well-respected Colt 1911. The Colt Lightweight Stainless Commander Model is fairly rare - or it has been. It looks like Colt has made some more of this model, with a different serial number prefix, but word has it that only a few hundred of these CLS guns were made.
Best Pheasant Guns and Loads - Page Two
Best pheasant guns and loads, page two. What guns and loads are best for pheasant hunting? Find out here. By Layne Simpson.
Review: E.R. Shaw Barrel Replacement Kit for...
Review of E.R. Shaw Barrel Replacement Kit for Savage 110 series rifles. This barrel is chambered for 338-06 A-Square, but several other calibers are available. This kit contains a new barrel and some of the tools you'll need to change the barrel on a Savage 10, 11, 12, 110, 111, 112, or similar model rifle.
LifeProof Phone Case for iPhone 4 & 4S and Belt...
Review of the LifeProof phone case for iPhone 4 and 4S and LifeProof Belt Clip holster. I have seen a bunch of phone cases and have used a few on the iPhone 4S, and this is the best one I've used so far. It does have some quirks, though...
Definition of Pistol
What, exactly, is a pistol? It's not just any handgun. For example, revolvers are not pistols...
Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk 44 Magnum...
Review of the Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk 44 magnum single action revolver. This revolver was a continuation of Bill Ruger's largely-successful attempts to supply shooters with the single action revolvers that so many of us love.
Best Handgun Cartridges of the 20th Century 1900s
The best handgun cartridges of the 20th century (1900s). What were the most notable handgun cartridges developed and popularized during the years 1900-1999?
Definition of Hang Fire: Gun and Shooting...
Definition of hang fire, or hangfire. Hangfires are rare with modern guns and ammunition, but are likely to occur in certain circumstances.
Rossi Matched Pair Combination Rifle and...
This single-shot rifle and shotgun combination gun is great for beginners or as a utility 'snake' gun for experienced hunters and shooters.
Review of LimbSaver Crossbow Silencer System...
Review of LimbSaver Crossbow Silencer System 3312 for split limb crossbows. I installed this on my Barnett Wildcat C5 crossbow prior to my first season hunting with it. Two trips to the woods brought me two deer, and neither one even thought of jumping the string. Noise was reduced by a large margin with I installed them.
A Test and Review of Militec-1 Lubricant for Guns
A Test and Review of Militec-1 Lubricant for Guns, by Russ Chastain
Ruger 44 Carbine Disassembly, Cleaning, and...
How to clean a Ruger 44 carbine. Disassembly and cleaning instructions, photographs, assembly instructions and tips. Having feed problems? Want to give your gun a real thorough cleaning? Here's how to take care of that.
Remington Model 700 Rifle Dangerous Defective...
Hunting and Shooting - Remington Model 700 Rifle - Friend or Foe? Some of these rifles will allegedly fire via the safety! Page 2.
Spanish Model 93 Mauser 7x57 7mm Rifle Rebuild...
Overview and description of a Spanish Mauser 1893 (93) bolt action rifle before I began rebuilding it.
How to Change the Magazine on a Simonov SKS Rifle
How to remove the fixed factory magazine from SKS rifle and replace it with a detachable magazine. This will allow you to use high capacity (or low capacity for hunting) magazines in your SKS. I used a Tapco 5-round magazine for this project.
Definition of Gun Stock: Gun and Shooting...
Definition of gun stock. Generally speaking, the stock is the part of a gun or firearm which is used as a handle or to otherwise facilitate the handling, but not necessarily the mechanical function, of a firearm.
Birchwood-Casey Super Black and Universal Gun...
Review of Birchwood-Casey Super Black and Universal gun finish touch-up pens. These pens are designed to provide quick touch-up to gun finishes. How durable are they? Read on to find out.
Definition of Double Action (DA)
Double action (DA) refers to any gun which can be cocked and fired by a single pull of the trigger. Generally, it refers to handguns.
Glock's New G36: A Fistful of Firepower - Page...
Glock's New G36: A Fistful of Firepower - Page One - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
A Test and Review of Tetra Gun Lubricants
A Test and Review of Tetra Gun Lubricants, by Russ Chastain
Pelican 1750 "Long Case" Double Rifle Hard Gun...
Review of Pelican 1750 double rifle hard gun case. This case is anything but cheap, but is it tough enough to justify the high price? My answer: Yes and no.
Definition of Dominant Eye or Master Eye
Definition of dominant eye as it pertains to guns and shooting. How can you tell which eye is dominant, and why should you care? Find out here.
Start Here - A Pair of Winchester Model 94...
Home Gun Refinishing - Refinishing a Winchester Model 94 30-30 rifle (carbine) at home, using Birchwood-Casey Perma Fin.
Definition of Semi-Automatic. Hunting / Shooting.
Savage Model 10ML-II Smokeless-Capable...
This is a more detailed review of the Savage 10 ML-II muzzleloading rifle, which is the only widely-available muzzleloading rifle that will safely shoot smokeless powder loads. The rifle is 50 caliber and does well with black powder as well as several smokeless powder I have tried in it.
Home Gun Refinishing - Winchester Model 94...
Home Gun Refinishing - I Refinished a Winchester Model 94 30-30 rifle (carbine) at home, by myself, with a new product from Birchwood-Casey called Perma Fin. The results are impressive, but I hit some speed bumps along the way. It's not a blue... and it's not a paint, although I used an airbrush to spray it on.
Home Gun Stock Refinishing With Lin-Speed Oil
Home Gun Stock Refinishing - I Refinished a Winchester Model 94 30-30 rifle (carbine) at home, and refinished the stock while I was at it. I used a product called Lin-Speed Oil instead of my old favorite Birchwood-Casey Tru-Oil, so I could give it another chance after an old batch of Lin-Speed had produced less-than-desirable results years earlier. Follow the photos as I walk through the gun stock refinishing process.
JP Sauer Model 38H 32 ACP Pistol Review
The JP Sauer model 38H pistol is a very nice little German 32-caliber popper. It's a blowback-operated double-action semi-automatic pistol introduced in 1938 by J.P. Sauer und Sohn in Suhl, Germany. Fired via an internal hammer rather than a striker, it was a successful design that still makes folks happy today.
Definition of Misfire: Gun and Shooting...
Definition of misfire as it applies to guns and ammo. Misfires can be dangerous, but they're usually just aggravating...
What Size Gun do I Need to Kill a Deer? - Page 2
Hunting cartridge performance - a look at foot-pounds of energy, Taylor knock-out values, and the real world. Page 2.
How to Remove a Ruger Carbine From the Stock
How to remove a Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine stock. Page 3.
Definition of Caliber
Definition of caliber as it relates to guns and firearms.
Definition of Action: Gun and Shooting Firearms...
: The word "action" is used to describe the way a gun functions. It may also be used to denote the mechanically-operable
What can you tell me about chamber pressure?
Firearms chamber pressure - how it is measured, and how to use the info. Chamber pressures are often listed in CUP, PSI, or even PSIA. What does this mean, and how do these readings relate to one another? That question is answered here.
Epic HD 1080 POV Video Camera by Stealth Cam...
Review of the Epic HD 1080 POV video camera. This small camera records video with audio, and can be strapped right to your gun or bow - or yourself. Read this review to learn whether this is a great item for hunters, or not.
Review: Traditions PA Pellet Flintlock...
Review of Traditions PA Pellet Flintlock muzzleloading rifle. This flintlock rifle will burn both black powder and pellets. Advertised to ignite Pyrodex and Triple 7 pellets, in my testing I fired IMR White Hots also. Not the best rifle, but it will work... usually.
How Many Different Shooting Events are There in...
What is Olympic Shooting? It is one of the most enduring, yet often overlooked, Summer Olympic sports. Some type of shooting competition has taken place at almost every edition of the Summer Games, since the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols, and Airguns are used in the many varied shooting events, by men and women.
Limb Saver Recoil Pad
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