Monthly Archives: June 2015

Senator Shelby of Alabama Introduces Appropriations Bill Addressing Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper (Mis)Management

Alabama’s Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Mismanagement of Gulf Red Snapper Fishery Federal funding bill includes several provisions to benefit recreational fishing Alexandria, VA – June 16, 2015 – The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-Ala.) … Continue reading

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“THERE IS A SEASON, TURN, TURN, TURN” – The Story Behind Turn Rings On Revolver Cylinders

Make no mistake about it, I really, really like revolvers. For me, there are few disadvantages to a “wheel gun”, and many advantages. One of the only things I DON’T like about my revolvers, is that ugly “turn line” around … Continue reading

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STANDARD CATALOG OF RUGER FIREARMS – Jerry Lee

This is a pocket size book meant to be carried with you as you journey looking for the very best in used Rugers for sale. It contains information about grading Rugers according to quality and desirability and gives estimates of … Continue reading

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RELOADING FOR HANDGUNNERS – PATRICK SWEENEY

Patrick Sweeney is a former gunsmith, competition handgun shooter, book author, and outdoor magazine writer who has done several books for Gun Digest. Complaints about his books are rare, and mostly petty, and he is normally very thorough. His book … Continue reading

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MORE BAD SAN BERNARD NEWS

THIS IS FROM JAN EDWARDS, OF WWW.sanbernardtx.com.concerning the water quality of the river during the recent flood events. Mike – We have some interesting results from this month’s water quality report for the lower San Bernard River. Two months ago … Continue reading

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BIG BORE SIXGUNS – by John Taffin

This volume by noted sixgun aficionado John Taffin covers the truly Big Bore revolvers from the first .357 magnums, .45 Colt, and .44 Specials to the brutal .500 Maximums. Although the title suggest otherwise, many of these very large caliber … Continue reading

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RUGER PISTOLS & REVOLVERS, The Vintage Years, 1949 – 1973 – by John C. Dougan

This is a “coffee table” size book, and a very attractive one – with many pictures, charts, and other illustrations. It covers very well Ruger handguns from the very beginning with the .22 semi-auto that started it all to the … Continue reading

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GUN DIGEST BOOK of the .44 – by John Taffin

Most gun folks probably know the .44 family of cartridges – mostly the .44 Special and .44 magnum – are very popular, but Gun Digest was convinced they were SO popular that they commissioned gun writer John Taffin to write … Continue reading

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RUGER BLACKHAWK .44 SPECIAL “FLAT TOP” – THIS SPECIAL REALLY IS!

Those who love the .44 Special were eSpecially (pun intended) excited when Ruger brought out the Blackhawk “Flat Top” for the first time in that cartridge in 2009 – 2010. Of course, we could always shoot .44 Special ammo in … Continue reading

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LEE COLLETT “FACTORY CRIMP” DIE FOR .480 RUGER

I have discussed some of the problems I encountered when I began loading my own ammo for my .480 Ruger before. Basically, the heavy hard cast bullets I wanted to use – 375 gr and 410gr slugs from Cast Performance … Continue reading

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