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It’s the Hot Brass Boogie!

Aside from being a magazine editor, you might be surprised to learn I am a world-class dancer, as verified by several national shooting organizations. Let...
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The bear wasn’t there …

Bears are no laughing matter, especially whenever one is actively gnawing on your lower giblet region.
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False Pretenses

I’ve been the Lord High Protector of the GUNS realm for a couple of years now and it’s finally time to fess up to both regular readers of this corner...
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Late, late for a very...

In this regard, has anyone else noticed a trip to the range, hunting, fishing or outdoors adventure in general almost always involves walking in the door at...
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Parents, Grandparents,...

Now that I’ve officially earned my field commission as a Grandfather, First Class, the subject of children interacting with firearms takes on a new...
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Where the mildew grows …

Today I was perusing a nearby “outdoor” store. I use quotation marks around the word Outdoor, as most of these stores are nowadays quite unrecognizable...
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To Become an Editor …

A few months ago I wrote the definitive treatise on “How to become a gun writer.”
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Deer Diary …

As we reach the collective end of the deer season in many locales where this magazine is read — or is otherwise put to good use in the hunting camp...
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Surviving on the throne

In days of yore, the King was always worried about being killed by his foes while sitting atop the throne. It’s still a problem today but in a much...
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The Robin

A few nights ago, I was in the backyard of our little estate on the prairie watering the plants, a favorite summer evening pastime.
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How to be a gun writer

As the Lord High Editor and Ruling Despot of GUNS Magazine, I frequently get emails asking, “How do you become a gun writer?”
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10 Self-Defense Mistakes

We don’t throw the word “tactical” around here very often, even though self, home and family defense are a major topic of concern with our readers.
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Rockets Weren’t The Only...

Ah, Independence Day, one of my favorite holidays! A favorite of young and old, the Fourth of July always evokes memories of cookouts in the backyard,...
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Florida Hog Hunt

From the backseat, it felt like one of those nightmares you have after eating pickled jalapeños right before bedtime.
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Cheap pistols

Gun writers collectively tend to forget something — we all want to carry a $5,000 custom defensive pistol but sometimes a large soft drink at the local...
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The Man-Eaters of Suburbia

A quick flash of movement near the corner of my vision brought an involuntary head swivel and instant frustration.
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Podcast

You’ve probably seen it mentioned elsewhere but the GUNS Magazine Podcast is rolling merrily along! We’ve been talking to a great list of guests and...
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Red Ryder Still Rides

At a recent media event, one section of the firing line was entirely devoted to the venerable Daisy Red Ryder.
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Beto shoots gun control...

The NRA has anointed him AR-15 salesman of the year and liberals are horrified when he gave away the game plan.
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"Underinvesting" In Print?

The smart marketing managers are realizing — or never forgot — if they want to sell things like guns, print is still the prime way to reach the consumer.
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NRA Meeting Change

We’re trying to stay above the NRA fray but things just keep happening which deserve reportage. The latest dust-up occurred when the organization decided...
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NRA Tide Turning?

We’ve avoided staking out a position in the whole NRA fiasco because it’s a no-win proposition — unless we’re simply going for click-bait headlines,...
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Doing Our Part

FMG Publications, our corporate entity that publishes GUNS Magazine, American Handgunner and Shooting Industry, had a problem: a bunch of Mossberg shotguns...
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Gathered on the fringe

Despite the new leftist meme making the rounds on social media which claims “the NRA is a fringe organization with declining membership,” about 81,000...
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Taurus “Here to Play”

Both myself and American Handgunner Editorial Director Michael Humphries just returned from a short trip to the new Taurus factory in Bainbridge, Georgia....
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“Down” Can Be Deceptive

The BATF has released the final 2017 figures for firearm production in the U.S and, regardless how you spin the numbers, things are trending down. However,...
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“Down” Can Be Deceptive

The BATF has released the final 2017 figures for firearm production in the U.S and, regardless how you spin the numbers, things are trending down. However,...
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