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Question of the Day: Which Cigar for a Purdey Sidelock?

Daily Caller has a piece by American Hunter’s Kyle Wintersteen on avoiding the pitfalls of navigating a round of sporting clays as you enjoy a stogie. While offering helpful hints such as keeping your ‘gar in the 6 o’clock position to clear your field of view and restricting its length to no more than 5″ (lest you singe your support arm), for Wintersteen a cigar is apparently never just a cigar . . .

No, it’s also a fashion statement. So much so that he prefers to coordinate his smoke’s wrapper with his gun’s furniture. “Corojo is another good pairing for Turkish walnut. For English walnut you’ll want a lighter cigar, perhaps a Colorado claro. However, American walnut is rather dark. Go with a maduro.”

No word from Kyle on his choice to chuff while swinging the finely molded composite stock of a Mossy 930 SPX, but we’re sure someone’s rolling just the right smoke for it somewhere. What cigar will you be puffing when you’re lining up your next following pair?


  1. avatar spymyeyes says:


    I would ask the real “experts” the question on cigars:

    monica & billy!

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      You’re a sick man. Funny, but sick…

  2. avatar jwm says:

    as a non smoker i have nothing to add to this discussion so i simply won’t make a comment.

    1. avatar Eric S. says:

      .. but that is a comment.

  3. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    I don’t smoke when i trap shoot….smoke gets in your eyes…next thing you know your doing a dick chenney…picking buckshot out of your neighbors ass….

    1. avatar jwm says:

      you shoot trap with buckshot? that’s why i don”t break so many of them, i’m using birdshot. silly me.

      1. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

        buckshot….birdshot….rocks….sticks….it all hurts no? 🙂

  4. avatar إبليس says:

    Trick question. Stogies are for movie seargents are 3rd world dictators. A Purdey requires a fine Dunhill pipe.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      No stogies for me either, but a fine bowl of tobacco enjoyed in a pipe after shooting would be my choice.

  5. avatar إبليس says:

    Trick question. Stogies are for movie seargents and 3rd world dictators. A Purdey requires a fine Dunhill pipe.

  6. avatar Derek says:

    Hmmm… For that fancy gun up there? Drew Estate Liga Privada #9.
    Remington 870 – Rocky Patel Edge – Corojo
    Marlin 55 “Goose Gun” – La Flor Dominicana “Digger” maduro
    Mossberg 930 – La Gloria Cubana Serie R #7

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:


    2. avatar brigo50 says:

      Rocky Patel is great but pretty spicey on the palet.

  7. avatar freeport56 says:

    Romeo y Julieta

    1. avatar brigo50 says:

      you got there first, damnit!

  8. avatar brigo50 says:

    I love me a good CAO as long as it isnt double maduro

  9. avatar Aharon says:

    I’d like to see more knife reviews. IMO, knives are a very natural and appropriate product that partner with guns (self-defense, hunting, whatever) than some of the products I’ve seen featured.

  10. avatar Partially Concealed says:

    Peach white owl.

    1. avatar Bryan says:

      You might as well go with Swisher Sweets as a backup!
      +1 brigo

  11. avatar JR says:

    I am smoking a Rocky Patel at action pistol league tonight. Does that count?

    Not very tactical, I know.

  12. avatar Ralph says:

    Ramon Allones Specially Selected from an island south of Miami.

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:


  13. avatar shawmutt says:

    Current favorites are Padron 1964 Anniversary, Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon and La Fleur Dominicanas (still trying to figure out which of these I prefer).

  14. avatar Plucky Purcell says:

    For any firearm related activity, but it particular anything involving shotguns, you gotta go with an Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story. For the obvious reasons.

  15. avatar 07duallydog says:

    I’ll stay with my can of Copenhagen

  16. avatar Mercutio says:

    Harry Reid says a guy told him cigars kill thousands of people a year.

    President Obama says we need some soul-searching about cigars.

    DOJ’s Holder says he only heard recently about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms allowing illegally bought Havana’s to cross the border.

  17. avatar sacorey says:

    Obviously a lip of grizz wintergreen or a marbolro light will be adorning the mouth of the 930 user, and most definitely the maverick 88 shooter as well, they understand that getting the job done doesnt take a lot of money, but it should take duct tape

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