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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting.

He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he’s pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so 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.

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Our friend Patrick over at TFB TV has put together a list of his five all-time dumbest gun products. Here are some highlights; watch the full video below. 1) Glock 17 Pistol-to-Rifle Conversion kit from American Manufacturing Group. While it looks super-awesome, it’s tough to shoot, and unless Read More…

(Photo: Rock Island Auction Co)

On the Rock Island Auction page, this weird gun is listed as a “Ljutic Industries Space Gun Bolt Action Single Shot Trap Shotgun.” Now that’s a mouthful! Here’s the description: Designed by shotgun pioneer Al Ljutic as a simplified, inline, recoil-less trap shotgun. The Space Read More…

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When it comes to guns, I think everyone agrees they can be dangerous. In some ways, that’s exactly the point of firearms… but most of the time, guns can and should be used in ways that cause harm to no one. Here are my rules for safe gun handling. You’ve seen some of them Read More…

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I like fishing okay, but hunting and shooting are more to my taste… but if I could have this person’s luck I might spend more time on the water… Slabzone Lures posted this pic on their Instagram a few months ago. Apparently, someone cast a Slabzone lure and reeled in a pistol! Read More…