THINK TANK

THOUGHTS ON THIS AND THAT FOR US GUN FANS
Dial Keith-358429

If Elmer Keith were alive today, I imagine him pushing up his famous wide-brimmed Stetson, grinning at all the options available for his famous 358429 cast...
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Long Yardage

Long-range shooting is one of the fastest growing shooting styles sweeping the nation. Thousand-yard ranges are popping up around the country, accommodating...
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Tyler Gun Works Blackhawk

Last year, Ruger — in conjunction with Lipsey’s — released their single-action Blackhawk in 10mm/.40 S&W. The dual-cylindered cyclone was met with...
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Turn-in Treasure

Being blessed (cursed, my wife says) with an eye for the old, unique and strange, allows me to expand my knowledge. We’re mostly talking gun- or...
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Ruger SA Spruce-Up

We all have our favorite shooters — you know, the ones we keep handy and holstered, ready to shoot at a moment’s notice. After years and thousands of...
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Guns Of The Guides

Curled up in our favorite easy chair, perhaps sipping a distilled beverage, an outdoor show flickers on the flat screen featuring Alaska’s coastal brown...
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Tango Mike Mike

As a kid, I always noticed my buddy’s dads buried in their Lazy-Boy recliners, totally absorbed in watching WWII movies in the rec room, dimly lit only by...
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Skeeter-Style

Far from being just a way of expending ammunition, guns mean much more to people like you and me. They’re sentimental links from our past, reminding us of...
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Full-Bore Custom

It was bound to happen eventually. Being basically a “stock-box gun” kind of guy, I finally dipped my toe into custom waters. Sure, I tweak and primp my...
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You’re a Mean One, Mr....

You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Fliiiinch...!” Dr. Seuss nails it with this Christmas favorite when describing the...
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Idaho’s Young Spuds

When I went up to Idaho for my yearly handgun mule deer hunt with my good buddy Dick Thompson, it was more show and tell than anything. Mother Nature showed...
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Special Or Magnum?

Timing is everything in life. Sometimes we miss out on the wonderful, other times we evade disaster — and sometimes we’re at the right place at just the...
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Searching for a Purpose

We all have our reasons for buying guns. Sometimes our biggest hurdle is convincing ourselves why we need it. I’ve debated myself so often I consider...
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Cops n’ Revolvers II

After telling you about my police academy introduction to revolver shooting back in the September issue, I’m going to tell you what our thoughts were...
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Tough Sledding

Serving our country as a Navy SEAL for 9 years, Jeff (no last names here!) has made a lot of sacrifices for you and me. Just hearing the acronym “SEAL”...
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Make Mine A .45 Colt …

Picking your favorite handgun is a tough proposition. Narrowing down to a favorite caliber can be almost as frustrating for some folks.
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Cast Your Blues Away

You recognize the signs. You’re gnashing your teeth, clenching your jaws and gulping down anger before getting to your melting point. You need a way to...
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Cops ’n Revolvers

Significant dates are forever etched in our brains. September 23, 1985 is one of mine. On this day I entered Maryland’s Montgomery County Police Academy...
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You’re a Mean One, Mr....

You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Fliiiinch...!” Dr. Seuss nails it with this Christmas favorite when describing the...
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The Buddy System: Sixgun Style

Mom was dying of cancer and I’d recently learned how to log on the Internet. After discovering “gun forums” I kept returning to one in particular....
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Skeeter-Style

Far from being just a way of expending ammunition, guns mean much more to people like you and me. They’re sentimental links from our past, reminding us of...
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Tango Mike Mike

As a kid, I always noticed my buddy’s dads buried in their Lazy-Boy recliners, totally absorbed in watching WWII movies in the rec room, dimly lit only by...
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