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Old School Fun – Smith and Wesson Model 41 .22LR, 5.5 inch heavy barrel

Smith and Wesson Model 41 .22LR, 5.5 inch heavy barrel

With the price and availability of ammunition at ridiculous levels, it falls to the lowly .22 caliber Long Rifle to satisfy the practice demands of a frustrated sporting public.  Pistol shooters have never had such a good selection of polymer framed revolvers and autoloaders in .22 to choose from.  But I like my pistols in steel and walnut, with hand-fitted parts and craftsmanship that companies can’t offer with today’s labor cost.  Let’s take a look at one of the best .22 handguns that Americahad to offer from the 2nd Golden Age of Firearms. I found this blued beauty sitting in Read More

HK USP 40S&W– the Most Boring Handgun in the World

HK USP 40S&W

I starting out shooting International Defensive Pistol Association competitions some 13 years ago with a highly customized Colt 1911 .45 that was a hoot to shoot.  That big .45 semi-wadcutter slug left perfect .452 inch holes in targets that you could see from 20 yards away.  It was soft shooting and had a crisp trigger.  Of course I dropped some $600 in upgrades to that basic model Colt, with all new trigger parts, sights, grips, barrel, and a crisp gunsmith trigger job from our friend Ray Saltzman.  The best thing about that Colt was I got to learn as I shot.  I got to learn about Read More

Ruger 77/44 44 Magnum

Ruger 77.44 Magnum

The rut has started, frost is on the pumpkin, and Deer Season for firearms is here in the Great Hoosier State.  For most Indiana hunters, that means it’s time to dust off their Mossberg 500 and switch their dove gun into a rifled slug thrower.  A few will carry their scoped in-line muzzleloader, hoping to stretch their long distance skills on that 200 yard buck in the next field.  The Hoosier Gun Guy will proudly be carrying a new issue Ruger 77/44 chambered in 44 magnum, composite stocked, stainless action and barrel, topped with a Millet DMS 1-4x 30mm illuminated reticle scope.  Read More

Little Carbine BB Gun, Daisy Model 1998

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So, you want to teach your little ones to shoot, but don’t want to necessarily start out with a Barrett .50 BMG?  Then it’s time to go shopping in “A Christmas Story” kind of way.  That’s right, get little Ralphie a Red Rider BB gun!  My 8 year girl saw one at the local GanderMountainthis summer and begged pops for one.  Even her 5 year old sister wanted one if it came in pink.  Well, who am I to refuse to share their sport with a loved one?  After the obligatory Chuck E. Cheese birthday party, big sis got the Pink Red Rider Little Carbine a few weeks later for her 9th Read More

Berretta 92G 9mm – Taking A Closer Look

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In the spirit of getting the most bang for your buck, we will be reviewing this police trade in Berretta 92G 9mm purchased for the princely sum of about $425. Some of you may be saying, hey. I can get two fully functional Jennings.380s at the pawn shop for that kind of money. Yeah, you could; or you could get one of the best designed high capacity service pistols in the world. You know, the one the USmilitary carries into high mountain caves and back alleys around the world. Few people today recognize the heritage of this iconic firearm, with it’s roots traced directly back to the Walther Read More