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Custom Lever Actions

Custom Lever Actions

Few guns get me revved up like custom lever action rifles.  I’m not talking about off the shelf guns with off the shelf accessories bolted on to them… I’m talking real old school custom work. That’s what I’m talking about.   Just had to share the Gun Lust.  

Updated: The Mossberg 464 SPX: 6 Reas...

Updated: The Mossberg 464 SPX: 6 Reason to buy one.

I can admit it when I’m wrong.   I can change my opinion when new information comes to light.   And I can change my opinion when something I once thought a disgusting abomination proves to be actually useful.   Well, in this case, that Something is the Mossberg 464 SPX.   When I first […]

The Fighting Lever Action

The Fighting Lever Action

The subject of Lever Action Rifles has been stirring a lot more emotions lately.  And it’s not my fault.  I blame Tracy for this.  Tracy is a local cowboy out here that comes out to Crusader Training using his Lever Action rifles.       To run a Lever defensively, you need not all the […]

Heaven Help Me.

Heaven Help Me.

In a moment of weakness… I picked up a Weaver Rail that will fit nicely on my Rossi M-92. What evilness have I brought into my home?  I am ashamed.  Okay… I’ll return it to normal sooner than I thought.   I still might experiment with an optic on it… just so I can get a […]

Lever Flavors

Lever Flavors

In one of the comments was the question… What Caliber for a Lever Gun? This depends on the purpose of the gun. For just having fun, for defense, or for hunting big game? Really it comes down to a Rifle Caliber or a Pistol Caliber. For a Rifle caliber, you have .30-30, .35 Remington, and […]

Rossi M92 Carbine .44 Magnum

Rossi M92 Carbine .44 Magnum

I’ve spoken of it before… You guys know I have this little .44 Mag Carbine, an M92 Rossi.  It’s a simple Winchester 92 Clone.  Short 16″ barrel, lever action, really light and fast handling.  Super smooth thanks to multiple Slipstream applications.  It’s like melted butter on butter. Shooting it, it is dead nuts on using […]

My Personal Guide

My Personal Guide

I had to.  After shooting Evil Jim’s that bloody thing just wouldn’t get out of my head. I had to join the Guide Gun Club. So I looked at what we had at the gun shop and I picked out this little thumper. It’s nothing fancy at all, just a Marlin 1895GBL in .45-70. It’s […]

Yesterdays shooting

Yesterdays shooting

One thing that I failed to mention… Jim’s .45-70 Marlin was crazy smooth.  The action felt like a Henry Goldenboy, it was so slick.  None of the rough grittyness that is typical of a Marlin, in any caliber.  My own Marlins never felt half as good.  My Rossi M92 .44 Mag feels really slick and […]

Remington: Pulling a Boner.

Remington: Pulling a Boner.

Remington has cancelled production on dang near everything with a Marlin name tag. Specifically the lever action rifles. The Savage knock-off X7 rifles, I believe are still rolling out the door. We’ve had no problem getting those. Just Lever Actions, and the Rep told us that most of the orders we had were cancelled because […]

Lever Action Reaction

Lever Action Reaction

There are few firearms that just give me such gratification as a lever action rifle. The elegant lines that fuse form and function with a mechanical simplicity that makes the Lever Action one of the most beautiful of all firearms.  Doesn’t matter which lever you have… they are truly lovely.  I find myself simply taking […]