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
(Photo: Springfield Armory)

Springfield Armory is bringing out a limited edition 1911 pistol, and will donate an unspecified portion of the proceeds to the Chris Kyle FROG Foundation. While in combat, Chris chose the Springfield Armory® TRP™ for its reliable performance and toughness. In his best-selling book, American Read More…

(Photo: GSA.gov)

In yet another case of well-intentioned but misguided legislation failing miserably, the state of Maryland repealed its failed “gun fingerprint” system last fall, after collecting more than 300,000 cartridges cases in 15 years — without solving a single criminal case. An article in Read More…

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The state of Missouri has reportedly moved closer to joining the ever-growing ranks of states that allow concealed carry of firearms without requiring a license or permit. A right is a right–period. That’s elementary. So if we the people have the right to carry guns around in order to Read More…

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I ran across a video of this sweet little homemade ski boat the other day. It’s homemade, gas powered, and supremely awesome. An Australian father built it for his children to resemble their grandfather’s Lewis ski boat. It has a tiny prop and rudder, but it’s pretty fast and seems Read More…