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Up Close: with Sheriff Jim Wilson

Up Close: with Sheriff Jim Wilson

During my 20 year career of producing gun related content I’ve had the good fortune to be involved with some cool projects, but maybe none as cool as this. It was an honor to interview and play music with my friend Jim Wilson, and to listen to him tell stories...

Field & Stream
New Hunting Rifles for 2019

New Hunting Rifles for 2019

I spent some of my time at the 2019 SHOT Show looking for new hunting rifles. Here are some that...

10 Great Coyote Cartridges

10 Great Coyote Cartridges

I really enjoy coyote hunting; few things can rival the excitement of calling them in. There are lots of cartridges...

Great Knives for Every Day Carry

Great Knives for Every Day Carry

There are hundreds if not thousands of knives to choose from. Here is a collection to consider. At least one...

Five Best Long Range Big Game Bullets

Five Best Long Range Big Game Bullets

I tested five of the best long-range big game bullets – near and far – to see which ones held...

Seven Handguns for Concealed Carry

Seven Handguns for Concealed Carry

  Here is a look at seven great handguns that are ideal for concealed carry.

Outdoor Life
Rifles for Dangerous Game

Rifles for Dangerous Game

Rifles for dangerous game have a certain allure that cannot be resisted. I know hunters who have such rifles, but...

10 Great Rimfire Rifles

10 Great Rimfire Rifles

There are a lot of rimfire rifles in the world. Here are 10 of my favorites.

A Common Sense Look at Stopping Power

A Common Sense Look at Stopping Power

  There are lots of opinions on terminal performance when it comes to defensive handguns, and some even subscribe to...

Concentration and Pulling Triggers
NRA’s American Hunter
Welcome to the age of .30-06 irrelevance – The Death of the 30-06

Welcome to the age of .30-06 irrelevance – The Death of the 30-06

Once considered the rifle cartridge by which all others were judged, the 30-06 has been dethroned as the most popular rifle cartridge in America.

Wife, Mom, Hunter

Wife, Mom, Hunter

I've said many times that I believe the secret to passing on the heritage of hunting is with moms. If dad is the only hunter,...

Stupid Stuff Hunters Do

Stupid Stuff Hunters Do

Deer hunters do a lot of stupid things. Not because they are stupid, but because they have been fed bad information by folks who ought...

Idaho black Bear on the River of No Return

Idaho black Bear on the River of No Return

A hunt with my Steyr Scout Rifle in the Idaho mountains for black bear has been one of my favorites. The country was breathtaking and...

60 SECONDS OR LESS: Timney’s New Elite Hunter Trigger
NRA’s Shooting Illustrated
Eight Great General Purpose AR15 Loads

Eight Great General Purpose AR15 Loads

Without question the AR15 - in one chambering or another - has become America's general purpose rifle. Because of this...

NRA Shooting Illustrated’s most popular/read article of 2018

NRA Shooting Illustrated’s most popular/read article of 2018

NRA Shooting Illustrated magazine recently announced their most popular/read articles of 2018. This article on bargain practice was number one....

Does Hole Size Matter?

Does Hole Size Matter?

When it comes to defensive-handgun cartridges and ammo, I have preferences and biases. But, I also acknowledge when it comes...

60 SECONDS OR LESS: Pulling Triggers
Gun Digest
Mossberg’s New Pistol

Mossberg’s New Pistol

Mossberg shocked most everyone this year by introducing a handgun into their line of reliable and affordable firearms. Last November...

Hardball

Hardball

Hardball – full metal jacket – handgun ammunition gets no respect. Maybe it should. Hardball ammo has done a lot...

Running the Levergun

Running the Levergun

Few rifles carry the allure of the lever-action. There is just something truly American and western about cycling the action,...

The Hunting Wire
5 Tips for Cold Weather Coyotes

5 Tips for Cold Weather Coyotes

Here are three tips from a master coyote hunter, and two tips from me. All five should help you find...

The Hunting Wire – 22 February 2019

The Hunting Wire – 22 February 2019

This weeks edition of the Hunting Wire features a new long range target, how to better hunt with kids, Wilson...

The Hunting Wire – 4 February 2019

The Hunting Wire – 4 February 2019

Check out this weeks Hunting Wire covering a new trigger from Timney, kids and guns, the Mossberg Patriot, Norma and...

Empty Cases Exclusive
Up Close: with Sheriff Jim Wilson

Up Close: with Sheriff Jim Wilson

During my 20 year career of producing gun related content I’ve had the good fortune to be involved with some...

Pistol Caliber Carbine Triggers

Pistol Caliber Carbine Triggers

The smart engineers at Timney Triggers have solved this with two new PCC triggers - they now offer a single...

Finding Your Range

Finding Your Range

I often say, it’s all about the shot. That does not mean the shot has to be long, difficult, or...

Mossberg’s New Pistol – The MC1 SC

Mossberg’s New Pistol – The MC1 SC

Here is an Empty Cases’ exclusive first-look at what might be the best new firearm of 2019. Mossberg’s new MC1...

ORDER BOOKS by Richard Mann
Under Orion     $19.99

Under Orion $19.99

Under Orion – Hunting Stories from Appalachia to Africa is the latest book from the Empty Cases’ proprietor Richard Mann. It is a collection of stories he has written over the past 15 years. Some of the stories are sad, some are happy, some are nostalgic. Most are true – or close enough to true for the campfire. But they are all intended to touch your hunter’s heart. Under Orion is intended as an easy read....

The Scout Rifle Study  $50.00 or $60 w/DVD

The Scout Rifle Study $50.00 or $60 w/DVD

The History of the Scout Rifle, and its place in the 21st Century. This book is the definitive study of the enigma known as the Scout Rifle. The Scout Rifle, as conceived by Jeff Cooper, is one of the most misunderstood firearms of all time. The Scout Rifle Study examines the factors that influenced Cooper’s Scout Rifle Concept, examines the practicality of the Scout Rifle, looks at the various attempts to achieve Scout Rifle nirvana,...