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A big-bore revolver hog hunt

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.Read More...
January 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

The short, fat paradox

At the turn of the millennium, 13 years ago, the biggest news in the rifle world was the proliferation of new cartridges based on the old African hunting round named the .404 Jeffrey.Read More...
December 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

Smith & Wesson hits the ‘sweet spot’ with their new Shield

One of my favorite “working” handguns has become my Smith & Wesson Military & Police Pro series pistol in 9 mm. This gun has a factory 4 1/2-pound trigger pull, and I recently purchased a Level III retention holster. With the blessing of my chief, it has become my duty sidearm.Read More...
October 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

Hideout guns

A group of firearms instructors for the sheriff’s office was standing around, waiting for a meeting to begin. One of the guys, the best pistol shooter among that relatively talented group, pulled a little North American Arms .22 Magnum revolver out of his pocket, and began showing it around.Read More...
September 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

It’s not an ‘assault’ rifle

I opened my morning newspaper, reading the news and scanning the advertisements when a gun store ad caught my eye. It was for a storewide sale on guns and accessories, and they had a heck of a hook in the ad.Read More...
July 30, 2012 at 7:00 am

Kids and Guns

Have you ever heard of the VPC?

The Violence Policy Center was formed in 1988 by individuals from a group of long-time, prominent anti-gun activists.

Based out of Washington, D.C., and operating as a “think tank” that researches gun issues and lobbies Congress, the stated purpose of this organization is to end private firearms ownership in the United States.Read More...
June 01, 2012 at 9:38 am

The Ruger SR40c

A recent concealed carry class included a newlywed couple. The young woman was an attractive emergency room nurse with a winning smile, long brown hair and a dad who was a retired federal law enforcement officer.

While she shot her handgun very well, the joke between her and her husband was the target that came home with her better have bragging-sized groups.Read More...
May 01, 2012 at 4:54 pm

The art of the rifle ... 3

The Jeep was almost sliding down the rocky, shale-strewn mountainside at a steep 15-degree angle when Larry Wieshuhn stood on the brake.

These Texas rock piles, small mountains in the hill country northwest of San Antonio, are treacherous and slippery, particularly when following another vehicle. The Jeep in front nearly slid off the road, and Wieshuhn slammed on the brakes.Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

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