Monthly Archives: January 2012

More Than Just Passing the Time

A member of an online forum I frequent recently posted a question.  In summary, he was reflecting on an experience he recently had with his son engaging in the shooting sports and wondered if others had shared this with their … Continue reading

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Firearms Safety: An Uncompromising Subject

Firearms ownership and use is an amazingly fun and enjoyable hobby. However, safe firearms handling is always necessary.  People not accustomed to handling firearms sometimes see this as overbearing or redundant, but it is neither.  “Don’t worry, it’s not loaded,” … Continue reading

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Ruger: Customer Service the Old Fashioned Way

I’ve had a Ruger 77/22 for around 25 years.  In fact, it was my first firearm.  My father purchased it for me when he felt I was “of age” to own my own rifle.  Growing up in a rural area, … Continue reading

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M1 Garand: Living History

The M1 Garand is synonymous with the image of a WWII GI marching through Europe or Marine island hopping in the Pacific.  After several years of admiration, I decided to pick one of these up for myself. There are many … Continue reading

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Walther PPQ: Fantastic Plastic

Okay, so it’s really polymer.  But regardless of material, this pistol is a winner. I purchased the PPQ in December 2011.  I had read about it for a few months in online discussions, but hadn’t given it much more than … Continue reading

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Best All-Around Handgun

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read internet forum posts asking what the best handgun is for a beginner or the best “one” handgun for someone to own.  Here’s my definitive two-part answer. Emotional Pick This is … Continue reading

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The Method Behind the Madness

Here it is… another blog in a sea of information.  This page will feature occasional insights and observations primarily dealing with my hobbies.   What this means is that 90% of what you’ll read will deal with sporting firearms, 5% … Continue reading

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