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Crossbreed Holsters are a Breed Apart

For a secure, comfortable handgun carry, the Crossbreed Holsters offer both.


You’ve heard the cliché, “I’ve got a box full of holsters, but I’m still searching for just the right design to do what I want a holster to do.” Well, my search is over. Back in 2005 when entrepreneur Mark Craighead tired of his overflowing box of holsters that did not work, he Read More…

Vepr 12 First Impressions

Low-recoil defensive shotgun with interesting features.

Even recoil-sensitive shooters will find Vepr 12 enjoyable.

Vepr (“Wild Boar”) 12 is a Russian magazine-fed shotgun imported Mach 1 Arsenal. Based on the RPK light machine gun receiver, it improves on the original with the addition of a magazine feed tower enabling straight-line insertion. Muzzle brakes, flash hiders, and chokes are available. I Read More…

Ground Strike Reactive Targets Review

High-visibility plastic targets for shooting practice.

8-inch swinging plate and  Hex Ball Ground Strike targets.

Paper isn’t very reactive, steel is heavy, and it’s not legal to shoot at Nazis, Commies, and their fellow travelers. So what’s a guy to use for marksmanship practice? Ground Strike targets looked like a good option, so I tried a couple of them. The odd-looking Hex Ball is 6 inches Read More…

Crosman 2300S Air Pistol Review

A fun .177 caliber trainer for your back yard.

A budget entry into precision air pistol, Crosman 2300S is a single-shot bolt action powered by a CO2 cartridge.

I’ve been shooting airguns, on and off, for thirty years. In the USSR, break-open .177 pellet guns were common at indoor arcades, and I spent many a 5-copek coin to buy two pellets and launch them against reactive metal targets 5-10 meters away. In 1990 Illinois, my father bought a pump pellet Read More…

Obama vs. Gun Owners: No More Saigas, Kalashnikovs

Executive Order adds sanctions against Saiga and others.

Arsenal Saiga SGL10-01 Rifle

Barack Obama’s latest offense against gun owners comes by way of Executive Order 13662. Purportedly related to Ukraine (yeah, right), this order prohibits business dealings with a long list of Russian individuals and businesses. Although this and all other executive orders are arguably Read More…

Arrow Vane Basics

A look at the trade-offs in the different types of arrow vanes.

Arrow vanes

What are the trade-offs in the different types of arrow vanes? Let’s focus on the two most common types. Standard Vanes (Duravanes/Rubber Based) Vanes are made of soft flexible plastic and are the popular choice for today’s archer. They’re inexpensive, easy to apply, quiet in Read More…

GLOCK 19 Gen 4 Review

A safe bet in 9mm.


I still remember the very first GLOCK handgun I saw. It was at a Long’s Drug store in Colorado Springs, CO, back in 1987 or 1988. I went to the drug store to purchase a Colt 1911, and saw the GLOCK 17 — at that time, the only model that was produced. I fell in[.....]

Let’s Deregulate Suppressors (Silencers)

Removing strict laws and stiff fees would help shooters.

Suppressor on a Bolt Action Rifle

So many gun laws make no sense. In fact, most of them can be picked apart quite easily. But one of the most ridiculous is the fact that suppressors (sometimes erroneously referred to as silencers) are strictly regulated in the USA and have been for the past eighty years. Does anyone think this has Read More…