Author Archives: MikeH

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.

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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MOUTH OF THE SAN BERNARD RIVER AFTER RECENT FLOODING

About a month ago, I was asked by a former resident of this area if the San Bernard River outlet was still closed, or could the then recent heavy rains have opened it. Well no. These pictures taken yesterday by … Continue reading

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ULTRA DOT “RED DOT” SIGHTING SYSTEM

In many hunting applications, a “red dot” type sight is faster and easier to make accurate shots with than open sights – or a conventional optical scope. For what I intend to use my .480 Ruger Super Redhawk revolver for, … Continue reading

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DIY BEDSIDE CONCEALMENT HOLSTER

Most homeowners with an interest in home defense who have shopped around for methods of concealing a holster near a bed or nightstand have probably seen the type where the holstered gun is held in place by a board or … Continue reading

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