|Manchac swamp stranding shows importance of survival gear
27 Views - Posted: February 21 at 9:00 am
If you’ve ever traveled Interstate 55 south to New Orleans, you have passed over that exotic, and almost mystical area between two of Louisiana’s major lakes — Lake Maurepas, and Lake Pontchartrain.
The mixed cypress and hardwood swamps bordered by brackish and freshwater marshes are connected by Pass Manchac, the winding waterway that connects Lake Maurepas with its much larger brother, Lake Ponchartrain.
Little has changed this area since Iberville passed through in 1699, en route to the French fleet anchored at the Chandeleur Islands. He and his brother Bienville split their forces at Bayou Manchac, just south of the site of present-day Baton Rouge. They were returning from their exploration of the Mississippi River as far north as the Red River’s junction with the “Father of Waters.”
|A real matchstriker, finally
166 Views - Posted: January 23 at 9:00 am
One of the greatest shots I ever made was with a bolt-action .22 Magnum.
161 Views - Posted: December 24, 2013 at 9:00 am
It has been noted that what you get today for a reasonable price in a 1911 pistol would have cost you a lot extra just a few years ago.
|Handgunning for varmints
286 Views - Posted: November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am
We were never overrun with those juicy targets we read about in the big sporting magazines — articles by guys who referred to their shooting cult as “varminters.”
|Varmint hunting (Deep South style)
244 Views - Posted: October 21, 2013 at 9:00 am
I don’t know why we were never arrested.
|“Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire”
228 Views - Posted: September 23, 2013 at 9:00 am
Kris Koenig introduced himself to me as “the only national public television producer I know of with a concealed carry permit.”
|Where have all the bullets gone?
261 Views - Posted: August 23, 2013 at 9:00 am
If by now you haven’t experienced the frustrating bullet shortage or voiced a loud complaint about it, it’s a fair bet you don’t shoot for a hobby — or shoot at all.
|How to shoot well
291 Views - Posted: July 25, 2013 at 9:00 am
I’ve never been much of a shotgunner — mainly due to lack of practice.
|The building of ‘Beulah Belle’
300 Views - Posted: June 25, 2013 at 9:00 am
In the late ’40s and ’50s, the United States was undergoing a boom economy, recovering from restricted materiel supplies that resulted from World War II.
748 Views - Posted: May 27, 2013 at 9:00 am
An attorney friend who knows a little more about guns than I do about the dark side of the moon — but not much more — was wandering around a regional gun show, looking for I’m not sure what.
I think he had been caught up in all the furor and hype and just figured he needed another gun to go with his one revolver.
|Gun cleaning miracle home remedy
432 Views - Posted: April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am
This month, we’re supplying you with one of those tips you will wish you had discovered long ago. It’s a cleaning liquid so simple, so easily concocted, you’ll probably wonder why you never heard about it before.
|The safety bullet
539 Views - Posted: March 25, 2013 at 9:00 am
If you’ve ever set nails in concrete with an explosive shell, you’re going to be familiar with the operational concept of one of the newest and most innovative firearms safety devices on the market.
It is called the “Safety Bullet.”
534 Views - Posted: February 25, 2013 at 9:00 am
My favorite daughter walked in the door one evening, after a shift of five nights straight as an RN in her hometown emergency room.
“Dad,” she announced, “I need another gun.”
When she was at the ripe old age of 20, still in college and nursing school, she decided she needed to take my state-certified concealed carry permit course.
|A big-bore revolver hog hunt
811 Views - Posted: January 28, 2013 at 9:00 am
I was sitting on an East Texas pipeline, cradling my 7 1/2-inch Ruger Super Redhawk in my lap, watching a pile of corn that had been scattered about the area and trampled with hundreds of hog tracks.
My hand cannon was stuffed with 335-grain hard-cast bullets in .454 Casull, a potent enough load in itself, but this went the extra step. These rounds were manufactured by Cor-Bon — a company that found its niche in the ammunition market by producing ammo that pushed the envelope.
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