Best Of — Montana Musings

Not Just Bullets


Ammunition And Ammunition Feeding Facts. Lately the news media has enthusiastically quoted some of the more idiotic politicians about the

The Rifle Musket


The Lethality Of Warfare Is Brutally Escalated By Minié’s Invention. It sounds farfetched to say the configuration of a simple

The .38-40 WCF


The SECOND best Old West handgun cartridge. A few months back I wrote a column saying I consider the .44

No Bucket List?


It’s Empty. Bucket List has become a trendy term since the 2007 movie of the same name. For non-movie going

My Last Full Auto


The Japanese Type 99 Light Machine Gun. After a 6-month wait for the government paperwork to clear, the newest addition

Finding A Path


My 40 years as a gun’riter. By the time this column is in print I will have celebrated my 40th

Duke’s Luck Part II


Sometimes, it’s about the unexpected. Back in the February issue, I detailed my almost phenomenal luck in finding a proper



Of Leather I’ve had a lifelong love affair with leather. There are cartridge belts and pouches, saddlebags, rifle slings and