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About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.

Aftermath of Harvey – Flood Photos

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SHUSH!!! (Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing) Act

Most shooters are probably aware of the bill working through Congress to remove suppressors/silencers from National Firearms Act (NFA) restrictions and drop the $200 tax stamp and wait period from their purchase. Now a new pair of bills from Republicans … Continue reading

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Thompson Contender .30/30 Ackley Improved

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One Day, All Guns Will Have Threaded Barrels!

In my safe, anyway! When I first began my suppressor testing project, I badly wanted to try a “can” on a .45 auto. The only .45 ACP I had that would be suitable was the Para “Expert Carry” 1911, with … Continue reading

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Reflex Sight A New Option for Single Action Rugers

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Another Good German Revolver – Same Maker

I obviously think Sig Sauer is a heck of a gunmaker! The Sig P220 TB I recently acquired is a VERY good .45 ACP semi-auto, and the old Herter’s revolvers that were made back in the 1960’s by then J.P. … Continue reading

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Let There Be Sight! (Shooting Over Suppressors Made Easy)

Since I am more or less dedicating my Sig P220 .45 ACP to suppressor testing, the need for better sights than the excellent Sig factory night sights soon became apparent. The normal answer to this problem is “suppressor height” front … Continue reading

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Galco Leather Holster for Sig P220

Well, when you buy a “new” pistol, you usually need a new holster for it – or several! When I began shopping for a Sig P220 holster, I was happy to find that several were made with the “light rail” … Continue reading

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Alien Gear Cloak Slide Holster for Sig P220

The Alien Gear Cloak Slide holster uses a leather back pice that goes against the wearer’s clothing paired with a Kydex shell molded to fit the particular pistol you want to carry in it. The fit is tight enough to … Continue reading

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Hogue Wooden Grips for Sig P220

My preference in grips for handguns runs mostly to nice wood, yet another reason I prefer 1911’s to Glocks! Before ever buying the Sig P220, I remembered seeing Sig displays at gun shows flaunting LOT’s of beautiful wood, so I … Continue reading

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