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Rifles, handguns, shotguns and equipment

More “Fancy” Grips!

This set were actually made for the Ruger 22/45 .22 semi auto pistol. Unfortunately, I am temporarily without one of those nice guns, but because the grip screw holes and most overall dimensions are the same as a 1911, I … Continue reading

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CAST BULLET MUSINGS

Decided it was time to fine tune the sighting on my Ruger SBH .44 magnum and my .480 Ruger SRH, as “Pig Season” seems to be off to a fine start. Did some work on my “private range” in setting … Continue reading

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Shilen Barrel Company Swap Meet, Ennis, Texas

This event is open to the public, features discounted Shilen custom rifle barrels, factory tours, eats and drinks. SHILEN 11th ANNUAL SWAP MEET 205 Metro Park Blvd Ennis, TX 75119 From 8am to 2pm Saturday April 23, 2016. RAIN OR … Continue reading

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A 30 CALIBER, IS A 30 CALIBER, IS A 30 CALIBER???

Although most of my shooting these days is with big bore handguns and heavy-for-caliber hard cast bullets at mostly sub sonic velocities, for some applications I do favor a lighter, faster bullet – and when I go this route, the … Continue reading

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CHANGE IN RULES FOR FIREARM SOUND SUPPRESSORS POSSIBLE?

According to a news release, Representative Matt Salmon, Republican, Arizona, introduced on October 22 a bill to be known as the Hearing Protection Act, which would remove firearm suppressors from National Firearms Act oversight. Currently suppressors are classified as NFA … Continue reading

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Building A Back-up/Hideout Gun

Back in the late 1970’s I bought a really nice little Belgian Browning semi-auto pistol chambered for .380 ACP from a retired police officer who didn’t think he’d need a “back-up” gun as much in his new life as an … Continue reading

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PIGS AREN’T FLYING – YET, BUT RUGER IS!

The big news of the year in the firearms world, in case you haven’t heard, is that this week RUGER announced a “factory offering” of Super Blackhawk SINGLE-ACTION revolvers chambered for .454 Casull and .480 Ruger calibers! This is something … 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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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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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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