The Problem with Gun World

  In 1973 the movie Westworld depicted an android populated world where want-to-be cowboys or gunslingers could live out their wild west fantasies. The price of admission was high but the potential satisfaction of being John Wayne for a week was alluring. Like all apparent perfec
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General Purpose Guns for Kodiak

When my best friend Johnny Walker moved to Kodiak, Alaska to run the Baptist Mission on the island, he was not ideally armed for that geographic location. We talked several times about what he could most affordably secure to be properly equipped. In the end we settled on slightly modi
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We Don’t Need No Stinking Scopes

  I’ve been singing the praises of XS rifle sights for a long time. Of course in this day an age if your rifle does not wear an optical sight – in most cases a very large optical sight – you’re looked upon as either an old fart or a neophyte. Well, my buddy Monte Long from XS Sig
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The Patriot Scout- Sneak Peek

Some who operate in the shadowy world of the scout rifle elite have proposed nothing new or worthwhile would come of the 2016 Scout Rifle Conference, which starts next week at Gunsite Academy. Speculations have included the notion that the event is nothing more than an attempt to legi
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Enough for Buff

  Everyone has a little cowboy in ’em. That’s what I told a tie-wearing executive from Marlin a few years back while he speculated on the continued popularity of lever-guns when everyone wanted an AR 15. From the time we hatch it’s the cowboy that captures our i
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Lever Action Maximization

A lever-action rifle makes for a fine general purpose, hunting, or defensive firearm. There are also some accessories you can attach to make it even better. Maybe one of the most important is ammunition. After all, the only thing hunters carry to the timber, that actually comes into c
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12 Years with XS Sights

Long about 2004, my old buddy Charlie Sisk of Sisk Rifles put a .358 Winchester rifle together for me. I specified back-up open sights on the rifle and Charlie suggested a set from XS Sights. However, he cautioned me to not expect  great precision with them. “They are a little coarse.
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Sharps on Steel

I’ve mentioned the .25-45 Sharps cartridge here before. I’ve also mentioned the neat little XS Sight enhanced Mossberg MVP I had rebarreled for it. I’ve been testing some new loads for this cartridge from the Sharps Rifle Company. I’ve also been testing one of
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Working on your AR (Cool Tool)

XS Sights are, as the name implies, known for their sights. But the folks who work at SX Sights are shooters. This puts them in a position to use their manufacturing skills to make tools – other than sights – shooters can use, because, being shooters, they understand thing
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The Minni Cooper – Ultimate Truck Gun

I’ve written about this rifle before but never in much detail. As a small caliber utility / survival rifle it might be unequaled – at least from my perspective. And, since it is my rifle, my perspective is really all that matters. Few rifles come out of the box the way we really want
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