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Global overpopulation would ‘withstand war, disasters and disease’ : A good followup to this post on population and doomsday scenarios. Behold: “We were surprised that a five-year WW3 scenario, mimicking the same proportion of people killed in the first and second world wars combined, barely Read More…

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Spending a day fishing with Jerry Gross of Meatgetter Jigs is like taking a graduate course in crappie fishing science. I was very fortunate to jam the whole course into one day on Lake Washington in Mississippi, one of the top crappie fishing lakes in the country. By the time my buddy and I Read More…

Taurus Curve

thing I recently acquired Taurus Curve .380 pistol for testing. I found interesting the concept of an extremely thin gun created to be more marketable to women, and I wanted to get a closer look. The pistol ships in a highly visible hard case with fitted foam. The manual does contain an explanation Read More…

5.56mmx45mm cartridge was developed with a 20 inch barrel in mind.

The original AR15 was designed around iron sights and a lightweight, high-velocity bullet. 55-grain M193 ball gave flat trajectory and reliably fragmented in flesh at velocities above 2700fps. With the proliferation of flattop rifles and optical sights, the sight radius becomes a consideration Read More…

CZ83 (380ACP, left) and CZ82 (9x18Mak, right) with their full combat loads of 12+1.

My familiarity with 9×18 began with a Makarov pistol in the late 1990s. Cheap surplus ammunition and low cost pistol combination were irresistible to  me, and I ended up with a gun that was stone-cold reliable, shot what seemed like a decent defensive round accurately and was smaller than my Read More…

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The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle was specifically designed around Jeff Cooper’s concept of a Scout Rifle by some of his closest friends at Gunsite and Ruger. The Ruger Gunsite features bulletproof reliability, good usable accuracy, and provides for various magazine capacities. The rifle does all Read More…

Shapeshifter EDC. Image via Scorpio Designs

We are all pretty familiar with the standard folding knife–a blade, a handle, a pivot, and some way of opening the knife along with a way to lock or hold the knife in the open position.  It’s a simple formula, one that has been around at least since Roman times.  But like with the Read More…

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The calendar is fast approaching for wild turkey hunting seasons to open up all over the country. They usually crank up here in Mississippi in March and run through the first of May. You should be checking on your state’s 2015 hunting dates to see when your seasons start. Veteran turkey hunters I Read More…