Richard Mann


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The Empty Cases’ Guide to Being a Real, Gun Using, Outdoor Kind of Man

Own a truck. Always have a knife. Carry a knife. Always. The only time you should not have a knife is when you are naked, in a bed or when you’re swim

Cats in the Cradle

There is only a brief moment in time when you will have plenty of time to spend with your son and he will have plenty to spend with you. That time wit


Discreet Carry Spare Magazine Carry

You may not be aware of this little gem of a carry tool from Versacarry. It provides a deep cover way to carry a spare magazine for a semi-auto pistol. It works unconventionally, like all Versacarry products, by attaching to the magazine were you put the cartridges in the magazine. Two perfectly eng
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Ugly and Practical or Practically Ugly – You Tell Me

I wanted a compact and lightweight bolt-action, multi-purpose, do most anything, under the truck seat, behind the door, powerful rimfire rifle fitted with a riflescope and aperture sights that was affordable. News flash – It does not exist. So I started from scratch with the most accurate and
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Firearms for Personal Protection

A lot of, no, most of the books directed at firearms for personal protection approach the subject from a not so very practical standpoint. It seems many of the authors think readers all want to be the next Delta Force member. Maybe some do and maybe some enjoy reading how to do that. However, the tr
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Carbon Killer

Shooters spend a lot of time worrying about copper fouling in their bore. I know that I’ll lose respect when I tell you this but, I hardly ever clean the inside of a rifle or handgun barrel. Why? As long as its shooting good, what’s the use? I’ve had rifles that showed a deteriorat
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Practical Hunting Accuracy

What is practical hunting accuracy? Ask this question at a gathering of gun writers and you’ll likely become engaged in a discussion in minutes of angle (MOA.) Ask it at a campfire at a hunting camp and the discussion / disagreement will take a different but similar turn. It seems to always come bac
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The Wilderness Rifle, COL Cooper and Townsend Whelen

Over the years gun writers have written about Cooper’s scout rifle concept. His creation has been promoted, dissected and even misrepresented. At the same time major manufacturers have created their version of the scout and so have custom rifle builders. Being that Cooper established the definition
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