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Best Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge 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.
Is There Any Difference Between 9mm Luger and...
What's the Difference Between 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum, 9x19mm, and 9mm NATO?
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
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.
Deer Hunting Shot Placement - Where to Shoot a...
30+ years of hunting has taught me a lot about shot placement. Deer hunters often forget to aim, or take marginal shots...
Best Bolt-Action Deer and Big Game Hunting Rifles
Best bolt-action deer and big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Descriptions, history, insight, and links to the manufacturers' sites.
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 info, with links to the manufacturers' sites.
How to Get Started Hunting
First of two pages offering simple tips to help beginning hunters. First step: Attend a hunter education/safety course.
Wild Boar Hog Kill Zone - Where to Shoot a Wild...
Where is the kill zone on a wild boar hog? And how much gun is enough? This article answers those questions, and more.
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.
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...
How to Sight in or Zero a Gun
A simple How to on Sighting-in a Gun
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 Aim a Gun
Aiming a gun is simple and easy - just make sure everything is properly aligned when you squeeze the trigger.
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.
The 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.
Eighteen Deer Hunting Essentials
I can live without most of these things, but usually use some on each hunt and always want them on hand. Find out what gear to take when you go hunting.
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.
How To Remove Rust From a Gun
A simple How to on Removing Rust From Guns
How to Decock/Uncock a Crossbow Using a Rope...
How to decock/uncock a crossbow using a rope cocking aid. Page 3
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.
How To Sight in a Gun
A simple How to on Sighting-in a Gun
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.
Load Data for Old-Fashioned Black Powder...
Muzzleloader black powder load data for traditional sidelock rifles including Thompson/Center (T/C) Seneca, Renegade, and Hawken black powder muzzleloading rifles.
Can I Shoot a Shotgun Slug Through a Choke Tube?
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...
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.
Best and Worst Reasons Why People Own Guns
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.
What is the Best Hunting Rifle for Home Defense?
Many rifles are available, and many cartridges to go with them. How do you decide on one that will work well for hunting and self defense? This discussion and comparison of cost, availability, and effectiveness should help you determine the best choice.
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.
Gun Review: Smith and Wesson Model 66 357...
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 66 gun review. This 357 Magnum stainless steel revolver is popular, and for good reason. Find out here.
Reading Whitetail Deer Body Language When...
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.
Gun vs. Gun: Kel-Tec PF-9 vs. Taurus PT709 Slim...
Kel-Tec PF-9 vs. Taurus PT709 Slim, Gun vs. Gun. Side-by-side photos and specifications of two popular compact concealed-carry 9mm pistols. They are both good guns, but which one is better?
Gun Review: Taurus PT709 Slim Compact 9mm...
Review 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.
Best Pump or 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.
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.
How to Use a Rifle Sling for Accuracy and Comfort
Rifle slings can provide comfort, safety, and accuracy - if used correctly. Photos and hints to help you get the most out of your rifle sling. One-handed shouldering of the rifle.
What Scope To Buy For A Deer Hunting Rifle
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.
Gun Review: Remington Nylon 66 22 Rimfire...
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.
How to Avoid Hassles When Flying With Guns on a...
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.
What Does Magnum Mean? Find out here.
Definition of the word magnum as it applies to guns and ammunition.
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
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!
Rage 2 Blade Broadheads for Bowhunting
Review of Rage 2 blade broadheads for bowhunting. Review and evaluation of the popular and effective Rage 2 Blade Broadheads.
What is Floating and Bedding a Rifle and How do...
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.
Gun Review: Beretta 3032 Tomcat 32 ACP...
Review 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.
Types of Scope Reticles or Crosshairs and Their...
Scope reticles and crosshairs; overview and discussion of duplex or plex crosshair.
Savage 10ML-II Smokeless-Capable Muzzleloading...
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.
Definition of Round for Ammunition Firearms and...
Definition of round as it pertains to guns and shooting terminology. What is a round for a gun? This article answers that question.
Review of LimbSaver Crossbow Silencer System 3312
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.
Gun Review: Kel-Tec PF-9 Compact 9mm Pocket...
This is still the lightest and flattest semi-auto 9mm pistol around, and it's not bad. 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.
Barnett Wildcat C5 Hunting Crossbow Review
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.
The 338 Federal Cartridge - Something to Get...
With more punch than the 7mm Rem Mag, the 338 Federal promises great performance on deer and other big game. I think I'm in love!
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
How to Use a Rifle Sling (and Why You Should)
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.
Gun Review: Winchester Model 62A Pump (Slide)...
This is a review of 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.
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.
Gun Review: Glock 36 Compact 45 ACP Semi...
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.
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.
10 Basic Gun Safety Rules
Guns are used safely 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.
Why do Hunters Paint Their Faces - Does Face...
Why do hunters paint their faces - and does face paint improve hunting success? Let's take a look at face painting and see if the guys from Duck Dynasty paint their faces as a gimmick or if it really helps.
Gun Review: Savage 10ML-II Smokeless Powder...
Review of the ONLY major muzzleloading rifle that can handle smokeless powder. I love this rifle and what it's capable of; read on to learn more...
EAA Witness Pistol Review
EAA Witness pistol review, by Dick Metcalf. This review covers imported semi-auto Tanfoglio pistols in a number of calibers.
Top Turkey Hunting Shotguns
Top 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.
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.
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!
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.
What's the Best Hunting Rifle for You?
What's the best hunting rifle for you? How to decide which rifle will best suit your hunting needs.
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.
Bore
Definition of Bore, as it pertains to firearms.
Top Ways to Miss a Deer
Ever missed a deer? If not, then you probably haven't hunted very much. This article describes some of
Will Shotgun Recoil Break a Rifle Scope?
Questions about rifle scopes and shotguns abound, and folks often want to put a rifle scope on their shotgun. Problem is, this really isn't a good idea...
Gun Review: Ruger P345 Semi-Auto 45 ACP Pistol
Ruger P345 review of semi-auto 45 ACP pistol. The P345 features a tough polymer frame, stainless steel slide, stainless steel magazines, and slimmer width than Ruger's previous P-series pistols.
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.
Definition of Keyhole, Key Hole, or Keyholed...
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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.
Ruger’s .30 Carbine Blackhawk Revolver Is...
Ruger’s .30 Carbine Blackhawk Revolver Is a Winning Tool - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
How to Remove a Ruger Carbine From the Stock
How to remove a Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine stock. Page 3.
Hunting and Shooting Quick Tips to Improve Your...
Over the years, I've learned a lot about hunting and shooting. Here are some of those lessons, condensed into quick tips for the hunter and shooter. Whether you hunt with rifle or bow, deer or small game, these should help you become better at what you do.
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.
Gun Review: Walther P38 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol
P38 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.
Gun Review: Commando Mark III 45 ACP Carbine...
Review 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.
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.
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 Shoot More Accurately
A simple How to on Shooting Accurately
How to Remove the Trigger Assembly
How to remove the trigger assembly from a Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine rifle. Page 5.
Comparison of Actions, Explanation of Gas...
How does a Ruger 44 magnum carbine work? Explanation of the action along with magazine tubes, action springs, slide assemblies, gas cylinders, and pistons. Page 4.
Gun Review: Ruger Redhawk 44 Magnum Double...
The Sturm, Ruger, and Company's Redhawk 44 magnum double action revolver is not the smoothest or the best, and may well be the strongest.
How to Remove the Barrel Band
How to remove the barrel band from a Ruger 44 magnum carbine. Page 2.
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.
Ruger Carbine Trigger Assembly Removed from...
Ruger 44 magnum carbine trigger assembly removed from the receiver. Page 6.
Gun Review: Ruger Security Six 357 Magnum...
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.
How to Shoot More Accurately
A simple How to on Shooting Accurately
Top 1 Slide (pump) Action Deer/Big Game Hunting...
Top Guide Picks - Top Slide (pump) Deer/Big Game Hunting Rifle, by Russ Chastain. Includes some history in the short descriptive summaries, with links to the manufacturers' sites.
Ruger P97 45 ACP Polymer Semi-Automatic Pistol...
Review of Ruger P97 45 ACP semi-automatic pistol, by Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
What Are the Best Guns for Home Defense?
Defending your 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?
Taurus Millennium PT145 .45 ACP Pistol
Taurus Millennium PT145 .45 ACP Pistol - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
How to Remove Ruger Carbine Action Spring,...
How to Remove Ruger Carbine Action Spring, Slide, and Magazine Tube Assembly. Page 7.
Spooky and Scary Hunting Stories - Eerie...
I don't have that many spooky hunting stories, but some eerie experiences in the woods made an impression on me. Perhaps you'd like to share some of your own? Check it out.
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.
After Removing Magazine Tube Assembly, Action...
Ruger 44 magnum carbine magazine, recoil spring, and slide assembly, removed from the gun. Page 9.
How to Remove a Ruger Carbine Operating Handle...
How to remove a bolt handle, or operating handle, from Ruger 44 magnum carbine. Page 8.
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.
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.
How to Field Strip an AK-47 Rifle (and Variants)
How to remove the safety selector lever from AK-47 rifle.
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.
What is Double Action? Definition of Double...
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.
Gun Review: Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Single...
The original old model Blackhawk is one of Ruger's most popular and durable handguns. This single action revolver helped make Ruger a success.
What is a Six O'Clock Hold Sight Picture?
Definition of six o'clock hold sight picture as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a six o'clock hold, and what is it good for? Find out here.
Check Ruger Carbine Cartridge Guide Plate -...
Check the Ruger 44 magnum carbine cartridge guide plate - it can cause feeding problems. Page 13.
Gun Review: Colt Model 1917 Army New Service...
Review of Colt Model 1917 Army double action revolver, which was made to supplement the short supply of 1911 pistols in World War I. Introduction, left side of gun.
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.
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 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 to Remove the Bolt from Ruger 44 Magnum...
How to remove the bolt from Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine Rifle. Page 10.
Comparison of Bolts from Two Different Ruger...
Ruger 44 magnum carbine - comparing bolts from two different Ruger carbines. Page 12.
Not All Handguns Are Pistols - Here's Why
What is a pistol? It's not just any handgun. For example, revolvers are not pistols...
Modern muzzleloader Cleaning - Cleaning Your...
Modern muzzleloader Cleaning - Cleaning Your Smokepole Just Got Easier. These products were pretty helpful to me...
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.
Sightron S1 3x-9x 40mm Rifle Scope
Sightron S1 3x-9x 40mm Rifle Scope Review - This scope is a good one, especially at the price for which it sells.
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...
Gun Review: Colt Frontier Scout 62 22 Magnum...
The Scout line of Colt revolvers was made from the 1950s until 1970, and offered high quality and old-west charm. Introduction and the left side of the gun.
Product Review Summary - Spare Bladder...
Product Review Summary - Spare Bladder Urination Pouch. An interesting product for containing your urine if you're the kind of hunter who doesn't like to tinkle in the woods.
Zippo Hand Warmer Review
Review of Zippo hand warmer. This catalytic heater uses lighter fluid and burns for as long as 12 to 13 hours - sometimes. Mine did a great job when it stayed lit...
Gun Review: Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk 44...
Review of the Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk 44 magnum single action revolver.
How to Remove and Clean the Piston Block Plug
How to remove and clean the gas piston block plug from Ruger carbine. Page 14.
Top Shot All Stars, Episode 1: Finally, it's...
Synopsis and commentary of Top Shot All Stars episode 1.
Definition of Revolver: Gun and Shooting...
Definition of Revolver, as it pertains to guns, firearms, and shooting terminology. A revolver is usually a handgun, and it's definitely not a pistol...
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.
Smith & Wesson Model 1500 Rifle Information
Years ago, Smith & Wesson sold bolt-action centerfire rifles under their name, but made by others. They used the same basic rifle as some marketed by Mossberg and Weatherby...
Bobcats!
Page 2 - I have seen a number of bobcats while deer hunting, and I will shoot every one that gives me the chance. This article is a discussion of some of my hunting experience with them, and why I will kill a wild cat when I can.
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.
How to Install Ruger Carbine Bolt Into Receiver
How to install or assemble Ruger Carbine bolt. Page 19.
Profile of Elk, From a Hunter's Viewpoint
Profile of elk (wapiti). The elk is the second-largest member of the deer family in the world, and is much sought-after by hunters.
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.
Shotgun Shell Thermos Shotshell Thermo Bottle...
Review of Shotshell Thermo Bottle, a thermos shaped like a shotgun shell with Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo.
Definition of Single Action for Handguns,...
Definition of Single Action as it applies to firearms and shooting.
First Time's a Charm - A deer hunter's first...
First times mean a lot. First hunt, first kill, first buck... they all add up to something intangible that's unlike anything else I've ever known, and I'm sure glad I didn't miss out on it!
Gas Piston Block Plug Installed
How to install or assemble the Ruger Carbine piston block plug - this shows it in place. Page 18.
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...
Don't Aim High, Hunters
When hunting deer, elk, and other big game, there is a tendency to over-estimate the range to the animal, and to aim higher than necessary. In many cases, this leads to a miss and a lost animal, and this has happened to at least two hunters that I know personally. Here are some reasons why you shouldn't aim high in most hunting situations.
How to Install the Ruger Carbine Slide and...
How to install or assemble the Ruger Carbine slide and magazine assembly with action spring. Page 21.
A Test and Review of Militec-1 Lubricant for Guns
A Test and Review of Militec-1 Lubricant for Guns, by Russ Chastain
40-inch Bipod Shooting Sticks
Review of Bipod Shooting Sticks. This versatile product can be used as a bipod, monopod or diagonal mono rest, no matter whether you're standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, or somewhere in between.
How to Clean the Gas Port on Ruger 44 Carbine
How to clean the gas port on Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine. Page 16.
What is a Shotgun Gauge or Bore Size?
Definition and examples of a shotgun gauge, also known as a bore, which is a term most commonly used in hunting and shooting.
How to Install or Assemble Ruger carbine Gas...
How to install or assemble the Ruger Carbine piston block plug. Page 17.
How to Install the Gas Piston
How to install or assemble Ruger Carbine gas piston. Page 20.
How to Clean the Piston Block (Gas Cylinder) on...
How to clean Ruger 44 Carbine gas cylinder, or piston block. Page 15.
How Ammunition and Firearms Cartridges Are Named
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.
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