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Gear, Parts and Accessories

Go Big! Medium to Large Frame Concealed Carry in Hot Weather

Summer allows us to shed our winter clothes in favor or lightweight breathable options. For many, that means switching to a pocket pistol in a smaller caliber. While going small is a personal choice that is fine for some, a medium- to large-frame handgun is preferable to many—regardless the temperature outside. If you are in the market for a summertime carry solution with going small, read on.

Legacy Escort M-87 Pump Shotgun right side


The Legacy Escort Model 87 — The Best Value in a Pump Shotgun

Does anybody buy brand name anything anymore? I don’t know about you, but I haven’t bought an actual bottle of Heinz ketchup since I found out that the “great value” store brand is literally packaged in the same facility. The analgesics in my medicine cabinet read ibuprofen and acetaminophen rather than Advil or Tylenol. So, the question is, why not guns?

Taurus 738 TCP pistol left side

Concealed Carry

I Trust My Life to Taurus

“I left the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I noticed an odd sound as I walked up to the car’s door. My feet were crunching on the pavement—yet there was no snow or ice. I looked down and saw glass. Then, I saw him and knew my my life might never be the same.

Man oneone knees shooting an arrow from a Survival Slingshot

Camping & Survival

Slingshots for Survival

When I venture into the backcountry, I almost always carry a folded slingshot. I do this for several reasons. First, it is a source of entertainment around an evening campfire or after game has been harvested (in the summertime or non-hunting situations, perhaps just for fun.) I also carry it because it does not weigh much, and I now realize it gives me a more effective tool for use in a survival situation then simply throwing rocks.

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Not a Glock Fan

I’m not a fan of Glocks. I never have been. I have always liked attractive guns. For handguns, that meant things like the venerable Browning Hi-Power with wood grips, the 1911 Colt in blue with Rosewood trim, and even James Bond’s Walter PPK because of its unique lines. I always found Glocks to be a bit ugly.

Young hunter with rifle on bipod in woods

Camping & Survival

Tips for Preventing Lyme Disease

There are several manufacturers manufacturing insect repellent-infused clothing for hunters. Some examples are RynoSkin, Elimitick, and Insect Shield. Ticks, chiggers, and mosquitoes that come into contact with the clothing are dead in short order.

DPMS Panther AR-15 New Rifle


You Got the New Rifle; Now What?

You were a very good boy or girl this Christmas. The one thing that you asked for was a new rifle. Your spouse, significant other, child or really good friend decided that they were going to be your hero and buy it for you. So now what?

2nd Amendment Organization


2A Friendly Businesses at your Fingertips

2AO is a national organization developed by 2nd Amendment advocates. The organization supports all business owners that support the 2nd Amendment. So, what does that mean? 
Any business in the country can sign in and register a business—for free. You read that right, FREE!

Deer feeding in snow.


Cold Weather Shooting

You are different physiologically in the cold. Your blood flows differently. Your breathing will change. You may shiver or hunch more when shooting in cold weather. Tasks that were extremely simple at 70 degrees, such as taking your time, drawing in a deep breath, and slowly squeezing the trigger are all downright unpleasant at 10 degrees. Read this article to learn how to overcome cold weather shooting obstacles and have a successful hunt.