Author: Mike

The Model 37

The first thing I remember is how long the barrel felt when I shouldered the gun. I’m not a big guy now, but at nine, I was small for my age. It was a typical late fall day in Western NY—cold, grey, damp, the kind of weather that resists most efforts to stay warm. But I didn’t feel any atmospheric…

6mm to 1000M

Look at me going all metric… A few weeks ago, I finally had the opportunity to get the Ruger Precision Rifle out to the long distance range. And boy is that fun! The Gun It’s a version 1.5 RPR in 6mm Creedmoor. After the first round of Precision Rifles, Ruger made a few minor changes and introduced a 6mm Creedmoor…

My First Two-Gun Match

  It looks like it’s been about 4 months since my last post. I have but one excuse; work. I got slammed with projects this winter/spring and it’s only now getting back to the normal level of chaos that I enjoy. Also, my oldest daughter got married in March. It’s been a busy season. I keep telling myself that I’m…

Visual Patience

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get a post up here. Work has been busy and I’ve spent most of my spare time loading up test loads for the .308, .270 and .223. Now if the weather ever breaks and I can get to the range, I’ll be able to write some posts about that—and my new…

Bucket List Guns

I’m pretty sure at some point I’ve mentioned that when I was growing up, I read a lot of gun, hunting and outdoors magazines. I don’t remember a time going to my grandfather’s house or later, my dad’s when there wasn’t a several foot tall stack of Outdoor Life or Sports Afield or Guns & Ammo sitting around. I would…

Do Something!

It happens pretty much any time a criminal commits a criminal act while using a firearm—the cries to do something. The tweets go out, late night comedians plead and Democratic politicos do stand-ups asking how much longer it will be before we do something about gun violence. I’ve said before I don’t believe we have a problem with gun violence…