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Sheepdog Equipment Reality Check

In the news this week, there was a report that Mississippi State University had an active shooter on campus. Thankfully for everyone involved, the initial reports were in error. The subject in question was distraught and threatening to harm himself and others. As of this writing, I am not even sure the subject possessed a firearm. But what caught my …

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S&W 547 Front Sight Paint

Pro-Tip. I like to shoot accurately. But I also like to shoot fast. As least as fast as I am capable while maintaining accuracy. To facilitate this, you will see me paint the front sight on just about every firearm I can. When you see accomplished shooters who also shoot fast, invariably you find some variation of this upgrade. Be …

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Combat Gauze – Medical Dorks & Swat Doc’s

Soapbox Alert.   Can we be real for a minute? Most shooters don’t have much of anything along the lines of a first aid supplies. And those that do, how many of them have it at home? If your emergency plan consists of, “I’ll call 9-1-1” maybe you should continue reading?   I’m going to keep this simple…and real. If you …

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The Art of Plinking by Scott Mayer

Moving out West has given me a renewed appreciation for the simple sport of plinking because you can safely shoot just about anywhere, and no one gives a second thought to hearing a rifle crack in the desert. When I lived on the East Coast, however, finding a place where you could safely and legally take a crack at a …

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.22LR Martini-Henry Rifle

I have been on a Martini- Henry kick the past year. I blame the movies Zulu and Zulu Dawn. As such, I have been paying more attention to them online. And I have been keeping an eye out should I run across an example in person. I spied this recently on the gun rack. It’s a Martini-Henry rifle in 22. …

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Hunting Accident Aftermath: Rebuilding a Mossberg Shotgun

So we received some bad news this week. One state that Freeze hunts has not legalized centerfire rifle hunting for 2015. We were pretty certain that the law would be changed but it’s not meant to be. But luckily for Freeze, he has his 12 gauge shotgun ready to go.   Why is that the subject of a post? Well…2 …

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Eye Candy — By Scott Mayer

Exceptional gun engraving is nothing less than pure art on steel canvas. For many hunters, it tells their story and adds a soul to their guns. Sadly, most American gun owners never get a chance to see really good gun engraving. Most of what we see is either stamped or cut by a machine and, more often than not, simply …

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Low Profile Rifle Bag: The Everyday Tennis Bag

I have a confession. I don’t like to stand out. That’s a pretty funny comment from a guy who sells wild-ass T-shirts, eh? Agreed. But the truth is, we all can’t go through life tac’d out like G.I. Joe. There are times and places for everything. I wish I could take credit for the tennis-bag /rifle-bag trick but that would …

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Buyer Beware: The Worst Deal at Camp Perry 2015

As our regular readers know, we hit the National Matches up at Camp Perry every year. If you have never been, put it on your bucket list. The National Matches are the shooting sports equivalent of The Super Bowl. Civilian and military shooters from around the world show up to test their skills and catch up with old friends.   …

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Pro-Tip: Setting Eye-Relief on a Rifle Scope

Everyone has to start somewhere. And if you didn’t grow up “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”, this concept may be new to some of you. Especially the hunters who are used to shooting fixed or lower-powered optics. K31 Eye-Relief When figuring out how far to set the scope from your eye, it is best to turn the power to max …

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Video: Russian Mi-28 Crashes at Military Competition

The Russians were hosting a international military competition last week and it seems one of their new, fancy attack helicopters experienced hydraulic failure and auto-rotated in. While demoing Russian helicopter capabilities. Word is the pilot was killed. Whoops. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”    

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Hunting in Africa

Oddly enough, I was asked to join a Safari hunt this past winter. It’s going on right now. Would I have bought a lion tag? No. I’d rather spend $50,000 on some Class 3 weapons. First. But dangerous game is on my bucket list. I’m not a poacher. I’m a hunter. I eat the meat and mount the hides.If you …

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Video: A Friend Shooting His FNS9 Pistol

A friend wanted to shoot his FNS9 on steel. Not bad. Especially for a guy who’s almost 70. What’s your excuse?       Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”