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Terroristic Ducks

First, let’s get this out of the way in case it isn’t already clear — I’m cranky. Grouchy. Curmudgeonly. Crabby, even. But this fact doesn’t have...
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Don’t lose it!

If your new GonzoBlaster 500XL accidentally drops out of your holster and falls down the storm drain grate, don’t blame me.
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NRA Annual...

The National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting was held in Indianapolis on April 14-16, 2023.
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A Purifying Ritual

The problem really lies in the “All or none”-nature of firearms advice. Pick any gun, caliber, bullet, powder, optic, holster — or cleaning technique...
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The Ultimate...

It happened again today: I saw the term “Ultimate Manstopper” and my head exploded. Fortunately, I was able to get all the gray matter stuffed back...
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A Day In The life

I was recently introduced to someone and after they learned what I do for a living, it marked the 10,000th time I’ve heard the well-intentioned statement,...
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The Wide, Wild World Of...

When the onlookers need psychological counselling services after seeing one of your reactive targets in action, you know it’s a good one. I like the good...
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Vulture Vomit

If you hang around hunting camp or the shooting range for more than, say, seven seconds, you will soon be regaled with the most outrageous fibs,...
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Feed The Animals

Forgive me reader, for I have sinned: I spoke to “The Media.”
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Duck and Cover!

I’m an inveterate duck hunter but in my case, don’t take enthusiasm to correlate with any skills.
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Stop Attaching So Much Stuff!

Our sermon of the month is simple: Know when to stop hanging crap off your gun!
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Are you suspect or victim?

Cops pretty much put everyone in the world into three general categories: suspects, victims and witnesses. Which one are you?
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After You …

About two years ago in this corner, I shared my own trials with some rodent yard raiders but recently I’ve heard another such yarn that puts my own to shame.
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Moving Day

So why had I agreed to purchase this gun safe?
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Getting shot

Whenever your workday involves evaluation by two trauma surgeons, you probably should have stayed in bed. Let me explain.
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The Garage Sale

I couldn’t help myself. Life had grown so chaotic, cluttered and unruly I was forced to commit the ultimate act of despair for a firearms enthusiast — I...
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Tales of the Suburban Trapper

I was recently at one of the mega-outdoor retail stores trying to spend a gift card and became enraptured by the trapping equipment.
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A Bump in the Night

CRASH!!! I sat bolt upright in bed after a smashing, clattering noise burst from my living room.
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Snow Hunt

There is a special magic when hunting in the snow, especially for deer, especially in late December.
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Waiting for Deer Day

Soon after these words cross into your frontal lobe, I should be safely nestled among the branches of an old oak tree, waiting, watching and hoping.
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Fishing Guns

During a recent editorial strategy meeting on the panoramic top floor of the 50-story GUNS office building in East Bumphrey, someone discovered a new trend.
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The 50 Rules

I will hereby lay claim to the spurious honor of being the world’s foremost “good example of a bad example,” especially in the arena of personal safety.
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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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