Gun Review: Thompson Center Fire Storm Flintlock

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I own and shoot four black powder muzzleloaders–three pistols and a rifle. Years ago, I crossed over to the dark side of black powder because of the history and tradition…

Black Powder Blues

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Gunpowder is at least 1000 years old. it’s the oldest explosive known to humans, and it’s not like the formula of 75% potassium nitrate, 15% charcoal, and 10% sulfur remains…

Gun Preview: Thompson Center Fire Storm Flintlock

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A long, skinny brown box arrived today, courtesy of our fearless leader’s connections with Thompson Center. When I opened the package, my curious eyes were greeted with the spectacle of a…

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We’re Going On a Feral Hog Hunt

The other day, I interviewed a couple of Arkansas ranch owners for an agricultural newspaper. During our chin wag, the owners revealed that they had a bit of a feral…

On September 13, James Ray Palmer rode his motorcycle to the Crawford County courthouse in Van Buren, Arkansas. He carried three semi-automatic handguns with him, along with an AR-15 style rifle. He wore a tactical vest holding several magazines full of ammunition for his various firearms, with everything apparently concealed under a long duster coat.  All reports indicate that Palmer went to the courthouse that day to kill Judge Gary Cottrell, who presided over Palmer’s divorce case and subsequent child custody hearing . . .

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James Ray Palmer and the Truth About Gunfights

On September 13, James Ray Palmer rode his motorcycle to the Crawford County courthouse in Van Buren, Arkansas. He carried three semi-automatic handguns with him, along with an AR-15 style…

CMP Rimfire Sporter: High Power Competition for Cheapskates

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Would you like to shoot some High Power rifle matches, only you don’t have the bank account of a Mexican drug lord to spend on a [gold inlaid] match rifle, [ornately embroidered]…

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How to Shoot A Snake

  Life in the scenic Ozarks woodlands of western Arkansas means adjusting yourself to the natural rhythms of the seasons: colorful leaves in the yard in fall, at least one…

In a town a little north of me, police shot and killed a woman armed with a knife in a convenience store. At this time, that’s all I know. I don’t know the identity of the woman who died, or what she specifically did to prompt the people in the convenience store to call the police. Reports have said that they called the police to report “harassment” by the woman with the knife. But one thing I did know before it happened, was that there would be people interviewed by local TV stations who would express surprise. In fact, on the 10:00 pm news on the local CBS affiliate, two people both said they didn’t see why the police had to shoot her, as she had “only a knife.”

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Self-Defense Tip: Practice The Tueller Drill

In a town a little north of me, police shot and killed a woman armed with a knife in a convenience store. At this time, that’s all I know. I…

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Gun Review: M1 Garand Rifle

For some folks, the M1 Garand is a venerated object, a potent symbol of American greatness during World War II. Some of these people make an almost holy exercise out…

Review: Stoeger Coach Gun Pt 2.

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There’s nothing like seeing yourself on video to make you feel self-conscious and awkward, unless you’re Anthony Weiner. On the orders of, uh, I mean gentle request of our Fearless Leader, I videoed myself going through a house with the Stoeger Coach Gun I reviewed a while back for TTAG, and learned several things in the process. First, I’ve got to get better camera technology. Second, even though I moved through a house against cardboard silhouettes, my adrenaline still pumped quite a bit, causing me to get tunnel vision and forget several things I was supposed to do . . .

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[HTML1] There’s nothing like seeing yourself on video to make you feel self-conscious and awkward, unless you’re Anthony Weiner. On the orders of, uh, I mean gentle request of our…

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Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Governor Take 2

[HTML1] RF recently reviewed the Smith & Wesson Governor. Unfortunately, our Fearless Leader lives in a part of the world where shooting inanimate objects requires a court order and direct supervision…

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Shotgun-Based Hostage Rescue for Dummies

In yesterday’s Question of the Day, our Fearless Leader posted the links to Birchwood Casey hostage targets and an American Rifleman article on how to take the “hostage shot” with a shotgun. The…