Guns and Camo

Guns and Camo. From the basic to the advanced, we will cover the world of firearms (and maybe the occasional slingshot and air rifle) in a manner that puts hunting and in-the-field practicality first. Editorial in the name of powder, steel, and ammo. Heck yeah.

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What's It Worth: Smith & Wesson Model 19

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson Model: Model 19 Caliber: .357 Magnum Value: $334 This week we have a very common handgun. It’s the Smith & Wesson Model 19 chambered in .357 Magnum. This particular example is a Model 19-3, meaning that it was made after the third engineering change. The gun...


Practice Real-Life Shooting Scenarios

People might have a different opinion and reason why they like shooting. But regardless of specific reasons, guns are just plain fun to shoot. The main reason why I shoot is simple: I want to be a better hunter. And for this, I practice real-life situations that I might encounter,...


What's It Worth: Colt Woodsman

Manufacturer: Colt Model: Woodsman Caliber: .22 Value: $2,750 to $3,000 This gun belongs to a friend of ours, and it is very special to her family. Her father has been unable to get an accurate appraisal, so she asked us to help. The Colt Woodsman has a 6½-inch barrel and...


The Right Trigger Pull

Let me begin by saying I firmly believe that trigger control is the most important factor in accurate shooting. You can get away with a lot of things and still hit your target. Jerking the trigger isn’t one of them. I shot quite a few rifles last Saturday. The lineup...


Review: The Glock 40

It’s the gun I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. The Glock Model 40 made its big debut at the 2015 Shot Show , and it has finally came into my possession…sort of. The gun range I work at received one for demo. It was in the building less...


What's It Worth: Colt Cobra 38 Special

Manufacturer: Colt Model: Cobra Caliber: 38 special Value: $560 Our second “What's It Worth” entry—courtesy of the Blue Book of Gun Values —is a Colt Cobra 38 special revolver. That’s right. You even mention the word Colt and people perk up. Say a snake name after Colt and you really...


Establishing A Firm Shooting Foundation

I’m back from a two-day stay at the SAAM course in Texas . And I can’t say enough good things about their training. The quality of the instruction, the skills and attitudes of the instructors and staff, the range facilities, and the accommodations were all first class. I’ll be revealing...


How To Determine Eye Dominance

At the beginning of every lesson, the first thing I do is check eye dominance. Knowing eye dominance is important to becoming an accurate shot in many shooting disciplines. What is eye dominance? Just like being left or right handed, people are either left-eye or right-eye dominant. With both eyes...


Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

I try to practice what I preach, and I often preach about practice . If you don’t practice shooting your hunting gun or your bow in the off-season, you’re just setting yourself up for failure. Next week, I’m going beyond practice, and I’m getting some intense training from the folks...


What's It Worth: Smith & Wesson Model 41

Funny thing about guns. They're a lot like potato chips. You can never have just one. But few potato chips increase in value as they age. In fact, I would argue that older potato chips decrease quite quickly in value. And taste. Guns? They never go stale. Some guns carry...


Concealed Carry Mistakes

There are many mistakes a CPL holder can make. Being an NRA instructor and working fulltime at a gun range, I get many questions regarding concealed carry. While instructing CPL courses, I address the common mistakes that people make when carrying a concealed sidearm. Here are the top five. Occasional...


An Honest Scope

To borrow Ross Seyfried's words, an honest rifle scope is a rare bird in the optical world. What does "honest" mean? Let's begin with what a scope is: It's an aiming device. Scopes aren't for finding game. They aren’t for judging game. They are for putting bullets where bullets are...


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