"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing" -Henry Ford
What would one gun that is the best option for all situations even look like?
The biggest competition I've ever attended is coming up quick, and I'm terrified. Terrified might be an overstatement, but I'm not at all comfortable with the way things look right now. I have not been shooting as much as I'd like (that's been the case for the last 6 years), I've been slacking on hitting … Continue reading Desert Brutality 2019 Update
My ideal practical rifle is a spin-off of a modernized version of Col. Cooper's classic 'Scout Rifle'. A What? For what that means in detail (and see where the cover photo came from), check out this video: https://youtu.be/-x7N8hLI2yM?t=1m38s For what that means simply: A lightweight bolt or lever gun, with red dot or low power … Continue reading My Ideal Practical Rifle
I signed up. Feb. 2nd & 3rd, 2019, I will be in Southern Utah shooting the 2nd Annual InRangeTV Desert Brutality. Hopefully I'll win something. If you don't know what DB is, here's the premise: A 2-Gun (rifle & pistol) practical shooting competition, where the difficulty comes not from complex stage design and target presentation, … Continue reading Desert Brutality 2019
Last weekend was the 2nd Twilight Run 'N Gun. If you remember from my last update, I was feeling odd and apprehensive about this event. Well, it's come and gone, the cookie has crumbled, and the fat lady has sung. Before I get into how I ended up doing, let's take a moment to talk … Continue reading Twilight Run ‘N Gun 2018 II Results
"I am a man of simple tastes..."
The Twilight Run 'N Gun 2018 - Part II is on the 27th, 15 days from the day this is published. My rifle is already set up. I know what gear I'm going to run. I know what I'm going to change and I think I know what to expect. My real concern is that … Continue reading Twilight Run ‘N Gun 2018, PART TWO -UPDATE
This phrase doesn't come around too often, usually only when someone is discussing a new cartridge from an ammo manufacturer, or a wildcat they are contemplating. That doesn't mean this saying isn't still asinine. The heart of my entire point is this: whether cartridges are redundant or not depends completely upon how narrowly you have … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”
I have a gun. I actually have a few, but one sticks out as unique, as the most powerful, as the most... ...visceral. I am talking, of course, about my 460 XVR from Smith & Wesson, chambered in .460 S&W Magnum. *dog for scale This gun is heavy, loud, expensive, and hard to handle (insert … Continue reading Project: Epicyon