A lifelong hunter and shooter, Russ Chastain has made it a point to learn much about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. Having started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and pursuing deer with rifles since 1982, his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998.

Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

Recent Posts
M4 carbine (top) and M16A4 rifle.

The Marine Corps Times has reported that the United States Marine Corp has “made the momentous recommendation to ditch the iconic M16 in favor of the M4 carbine as the new universal weapon for infantrymen.” At the heart, the M16A4 and M4 are essentially the same. Each operates in the Read More…

second-amendment

Following the recent U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling, which asserts that states have no right to ban marriage between homosexuals, some have been quick to extol the virtues of this heavy-handed measure. If no state can ban one activity because it is supposedly a right, then they must also be Read More…

SC Church Shooter Dylann Roof

By now, you probably know more than you’d care to about Dylann Roof, the young man who murdered nine people in a widely-reported attack at a South Carolina church. Such as: He supposedly wanted to start a race war; Obama and his ilk want to use this to make another attempt at disarming Read More…

Grandmother Jewell Turner Pulls Her Pistol From Her Purse

Fort Worth, TX – Don’t mess with Texas. Or Texas grandmothers. A man learned that lesson after he approached 74-year-old grandmother Jewell Turner as she sat in her van while waiting outside a doctor’s office. He reportedly walked up to her van, tapped on her window, and asked for Read More…