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I want a custom Marlin…

I want a custom Marlin…

I’m thinking of a Marlin 1895 “Trapper”, much like this one: However, I’d like it with a blued barrel and magazine tube, stainless receiver, and walnut stocks. The peep sights from Wild West Guns in Alaska, and a Big Loop. Hmmm… Perhaps – also – maybe 336 version in .30-30 Win.

Marlin Firearms

Marlin Firearms

I’ve mentioned the issues I’ve seen with rifles from Marlin, say the last 2 years.  Sloppy fits, poor assembly, bad fitting parts/stocks, and wood on the butt stock that looked like it came from a different species of tree than the fore end.  Just not a gun I’d recommend to anyone. Well, last couple of […]

The next Tactical Lever Action Rifle

The next Tactical Lever Action Rifle

I am dead set on making another tactical lever action rifle.   I think I’ve mentioned before that I am going to use a Winchester 92 type platform and I’ve settled on the Rossi example of the breed. I’m thinking 16 inches on the barrel and a scout mount for a low set red dot. This […]

I may have been wrong. Maybe.

I may have been wrong.  Maybe.

At SHOT Show took a look at the brand new and shiny Kimber Solo 9mm.  At for some reason that I can’t put my finger on… I disliked it.  No, let me be clear.  I hated it.  I wouldn’t have one.  Even if it was gifted to me, I’d sell to some unfortunate nitwit who […]

“George, stop jumping on the Nu...

“George, stop jumping on the Nuke.”

The ride out to SLC was fast and the Honda Magna did very well.  Save for one small detail.  I had thought that the seat was just fine.   Unfortunately on an extended ride, the seat becomes a torture worse than water-boarding.   The 100 mile range per tank is more than enough.  Because at about 60 […]

Light for Caliber

Light for Caliber

I often get emails asking about what loads to use in what guns… Handguns and Rifles. There is a lot of considerations for what load to shoot, and often the load selection is even more important than the choice of platform to launch it from. For handguns, I generally like to go Light for Caliber. […]

A very fine rifle

A very fine rifle

Here is an old Highwall Browning in .22-250.  Amazing in every detail.  They don’t make rifles like this anymore.  Just look at the wood on this thing!  Stunning.  The photos do not do it justice.  

What do I need on my AR?

What do I need on my AR?

This is a common question that I get.  What add-on’s does one really need?  The simple answer is “none”.  A basic, stripped down AR is perfectly serviceable.   So you don’t necessarily need anything else.  Anything from here on that you might add, should only be based on how it’s going to help you do what […]

Glocking it today

Glocking it today

You guys are of course well aware that I’ve been packing a 1911 a lot lately.  Let’s clarify just what a lot lately is.  About 3 days a week I’ve been packing my ATI 1911 Commander.  I’m pleased with it.  But the rest of the time, I’m packing my Glock 23.  Still. Reason being, there […]

I should teach it as a college class&...

I should teach it as a college class…

“How to crawl Gun Shows.” To many guys go out to a Big Gun Show, and think they are going to fall on an old under valued classic and flip it for a mint.   Guys, just because the gun is old and rusty, doesn’t mean it’s valuable.   No, Dillinger did not own that gun.