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How to Read a Man by His Choice of Gun

Every person is described by the things he owns or holds dear. For example, you see a man walking down with a Chihuahua, you will know that he has a very different personality to the one holding a Rottweiler by the leash. The same thing applies to guns. While there’s no exact science for linking a gun type to a certain kind of person, there are still some things that seem to be very common. Some of them are stereotypes, others are jokes with a seed of truth inside of them. This is why you need to hold onto your sense of humor and an open mind while reading this article. Here’s what a Read More >>

I have a new goal for the next gun show!

Lynne Finch

I didn’t grow up hunting, but have been interested for several years.  I recently completed my state Hunter Safety Course.  I actually learned a lot more than I thought I would given how long I’ve been shooting, and that I was an instructor for about 10 years.  However, my focus was always defensive.  Now…I’m looking at enjoying nature, and filling my freezer.  I’m not optimistic that the first year will be more than a learning experience but …should still be fun.   I have almost all the firearms I could need, but I’m looking to stock up on accessories, ammunition, Read More >>

Cowboy Shooting Part 2

Wow!  Another month and another cowboy shoot.  Last month we talked some about what cowboy shooting is, where you can find information about it and the types of handguns that can be used.  I told you that I’d talk about rifles this month and I’m going to throw in some on the shotgun.  I use a Rossi, Model 92.  And, I use the same caliber as my handguns a .44.   Using the same caliber allows for no mistakes with the ammo and firearm.  Trust me, that’s important. According to the SASS, Single Action Shooting Society handbook, the rifles “must be original or replicas of Read More >>

You Want to Buy a Gun for the Woman in Your Life?

Lynne Finch

It is a world gone crazy, you think a gun would be a good way to keep the woman in your life safe, and you want to gift her a gun to get her started.  Common response, but not a great way to start.  Men tend to buy one of two types of guns when shopping for a woman.  Small and pink or something they secretly want hoping she’ll hate it, win-win.  Experienced shooters know that the selection of a firearm is very individual, one size does not fit all.  My GLOCK 19 fits my hand perfectly, but may not be ideal for you.  It could be too long to the trigger, the back strap may be too wide or Read More >>

Cowboy Shooting

Cowboy shooting, what a great sport for someone who wants to shoot guns, have a great time, create some bragging rights and make great friends.  Today, it might be a challenge to find a place to shoot and make new friends.  I shoot SASS, not the only type of “cowboy” shootin’ but the type I started with years ago.  Saturday, July 21st was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to do something special with him and yes, it was spending the day shooting and having fun with friends. At a small place off the beaten path, Pine Ridge Regulators is just north of Brazil, Indiana.  When you Read More >>

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer, I live in a large apartment complex and I don’t want to call attention to myself going to the range, but all the range bags look so, well, gun-like. What a girl to do? Looking for Discretion... Dear Looking for Discretion, This is an easy question for me. I don’t always like to advertise to my neighbors, either. You can use almost anything as a range bag. A Beach Tote works well, a gym bag, a diaper bag (assuming you are no longer using it for a little one, babies and lead do not mix). 5.11 Tactical makes some great backpacks that are discrete and very Read More >>

Our Friends at Elite Defense

As many readers of our GST, GSM, and GLBS blogs know, we practice what we preach which is to be educated about the products in the firearms’ marketplace. There is no substitute to being a conscientious gun owner and than knowing what is cutting edge in the market place–and shooting and finding out what works for you in any given situation. A few months ago, our friends at Elite Defense in Dexter, Michigan opened their warehouse doors--literally under lighting provided by flashlight after a water problem fried their electricity and delayed the backup generator from switching on–so we Read More >>

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear GW, I am looking to take my shooting to the next level. I want to get out and take some serious combat style class. What should I look for? Gun-ho Dear Gun-Ho, There are actually a lot of instructors who will take your money and give you the benefit of their combat experience, be it on a battle field or on a computer screen. If you want the real deal, you need to ask. There are some awesome instructors out there, and I had the honor of meeting one recently. He is the real deal, former Marine, former LEO, smart and funny! I’ve also met some who teach “tactical Read More >>

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer, My Husband wants to get a gun for home defense.  It is just us, no kids…yet.  But, Guns scare me.  He thinks I’m being unreasonable but I’m not sure I want one in the house.  What should I do? Signed, Sleepless in the Suburbs Dear Sleepless, Are you afraid of your car?  Lawnmower?  Stand Mixer?  These are tools, in the right hands they produce good results, in the wrong hands, they can be dangerous.  Ever watch how fast the beaters spin on the mixer?  Guns are tools.  Alone, they are completely harmless, it takes human intervention to make them work.  Read More >>

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer My home state doesn't have any good Gun Shows near me, but just across the line, in the next state, there is a great one.  Can I buy a gun there and take it home with me? Signed, On the Border Dear On the Border, Simple answer, sort of.  First, know if there are any restrictions in your home state, such as magazine capacity, that could interfere with your desired firearm.  Gun Laws by State is a great reference. Second, know before you go.  Find a friendly gun store near you because you are not going to be able to carry your new baby home, you will need to have it Read More >>