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Pistol-Mounted Red Dots Under $300

BY Herschel Smith
20 hours, 26 minutes ago

Shooting Illustrated.

The only one I’m somewhat familiar with is the Holosun.  The Holosun is quickly gaining a very good reputation.  But where are the FDE models?  They don’t exist.

If you want a FDE model, you have to go with the Trijicon RMR.

Lever Action AR-15 .44 Magnum

BY Herschel Smith
21 hours, 2 minutes ago

Or something like that.  This video comes from TFB, and I confess that I’ve never been able to become a fan of the bullpup design.  Don’t like the looks.  Don’t like the explosion occurring near your ear.  But linked at the video was his first design.

I’d spend money for something like this.  I hope he licenses his design to someone and it becomes massed produced.  But I’m not sure why he’s got the scope turned around like that.

Jeff Quinn Reviews The Henry Big Boy X Model 357 Magnum

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 20 hours ago

Somehow I missed this when it came out.

Jerry Miculek: The Correct Way To Handle A Revolver

BY Herschel Smith
4 days, 19 hours ago

I’ve shot a lot of rounds through wheel guns, and I guess I’d never thought much about these things.

Brownells: 1911 Series 70 vs Series 80

BY Herschel Smith
5 days, 19 hours ago

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Bank Glass Firearms Test

BY Herschel Smith
6 days, 20 hours ago

To Carry Or Not To Carry?

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

Apparently in the same city not too far away.

Open Carry Stories

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

Dean Weingarten writing at Ammoland.

I open carry in Wisconsin on a very regular basis, rarely do I have someone say anything to me about it, but every now and then…

Last fall I was standing in line to pay for a coffee at our local Kwik Trip convenience store. I was openly carrying my Glock 22. I noticed a man look at me and then go about his business. As I went out to my truck he came outside.

He said, “sir, is it legal to carry a pistol like that in public?”

I replied yes it is, both our American constitution, as well as our Wisconsin constitution, protect the right to keep and carry arms.

“He then said oh, you have a permit to carry.”

I replied, no permit is required to carry openly in the State of Wisconsin.

This man was both shocked and excited. He thought he must have a permit to carry, and confided that he was wanting to do that, but was afraid the process would be long and expensive. I informed him it is not; while waiting, he should study up on our gun laws and carry. He was very thankful.

Several weeks ago I walked into an Aldis grocery store. Several people took note I was openly carrying, but did not say anything.

As I walked out of the store, a car was approaching. I waited for it to pass and then proceeded to cross the parking lot.

The driver of the vehicle got out of his car and crossed the parking lot and said, “sir, I want to thank you.”

I asked him “What for?”

He replied, “I want to thank you for carrying your sidearm in plain view. It does my heart good when I see people doing that. I feel safe and comforted in knowing if a wacko walks into an establishment with malicious intent, and sees someone who is armed, most likely he will change his mind, as he is looking to hurt, not be shot.  Thank you for using your rights.”

As we talked he thanked me again for open carrying and said that I had given that push he needed to start carrying himself. I told him, more people need to be using their liberty. Liberty unclaimed, unused, is easier to lose.

Today, a buddy and I walked into Wal-Mart.

I go into Wal-Mart several times a week open carrying.

I have never had anyone say anything to me, but today was different. I was carrying my Glock 22. Today was a two mag day.

My buddy was carrying his nickle plated .45 Long Colt on a western style gun belt. It is a very flashy pistol.

We did our shopping. Upon entering the checkout line, a look of panic appeared on the face of a cashier standing near by.  She called the manager.

As I’ve said before, I open carry “For the peace, good and dignity of the country and the welfare of its people.”  I’ve also said that “There is no prima facie reason that open carry cannot be legitimately for the reason of making a statement or for education purposes.”

Honor both the first and second amendments, and open carry when you can.

How to Win the Fight: Thunder Ranch Fundamentals

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 4 days ago

Yea I’d like to train at Thunder Ranch, but you know, the thing about $$.  Just not enough of it.

At least Clint and I share one thing in common: a love for 1911s.

Rex Tibor On Why Mark And Patricia McCloskey STAND-TALL & Armchair Commandos Suck

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 5 days ago


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