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

This is one old gun for which Ian has very little information, but it’s interesting nonetheless. It’s an old-fashioned key with about the simplest possible type of gun built into it. It’s basically a pair of holes drilled into the key; the stem is hollowed to form a chamber and Read More…


This is pretty cool… with a couple of small modifications, you can use a simple dining fork to create a gadget that will “lock” a door that swings into your room. It won’t do much to keep out bad guys; the Youtuber who posted this readily admits that it “is made to be a Read More…


Most of us with off-road vehicles know how to load and unload them safely, but it’s safe to say that many of us have learned some of those lessons the hard way. The video below contains a sampling of, um, erroneous manners of loading and unloading ATVs just to brighten your day a little.


According to a recent news release, Canada has become avid about harassing Americans who travel into Canada with their firearms. You see, they wish you wouldn’t do it. I guess there’s something about people being able to protect themselves that Canada’s government doesn’t Read More…