Archive | Hunting Weapons RSS feed for this archive

My Choice for One Blade, One Pistol, One Long Gun

January 21, 2013


If you could have only one blade, one handgun, and one long gun, to survive an economic collapse where there was no electricity, no food on the shelves, no water in the faucet, etc, what would you choose?¬†That’s the question that I posed to you last week. I wanted to hear your selection, your choices, […]

Continue reading...

One Blade, One Pistol, One Long Gun: What’s Your Choice?

January 12, 2013


One blade, one handgun, one long gun

“Ok, it’s the Zombie Apocalypse. You can have three weapons: one blade, one handgun, and one long gun. What would they be?” That was the question I heard one teenage boy pose to his friends recently. These are good boys who like roughing it and have a bent toward camping and survival. A healthy bent […]

Continue reading...

As Gun Ownership Increases, Violent Crimes Decreases

June 18, 2012


Americans are arming themselves more than ever

Imagine that you awoke in the middle of the night to the sounds of someone trying to jimmy the lock on your door. The sounds gets louder and louder as the intruder gets frustrated and cares less about being heard than about getting inside your home. Since grade school we’ve been taught to call for […]

Continue reading...

Beware of Internet Hoaxes

May 21, 2012


Telling secrets

“This can’t be! Can it?” Those were my thoughts when I read an email that someone sent me recently. It obviously gave me great cause for concern. The email described how, over the past few years, a company called The Freedom Group was slowly and quietly buying one gun manufacturer after another. The collection of […]

Continue reading...

My Best Survival Products, Part 3

May 18, 2012



When you are actually in a survival situation, you will need weapons for defending your family and for providing fresh food. There are fiscal and physical limits to how much you can make or buy and store. Even if you have enough provisions to survive the first year, how will you get through the next, and subsequent years?

Continue reading...

Choosing a Home Defense Weapon

April 4, 2012


defending your home from a break in

You awake with a sudden jerk. Did you hear something? Was it glass breaking or were you dreaming? Silence. Maybe your mind was playing tricks on you. No! There it was again! You did hear something! Someone is trying to get into your house! What to do? You quickly but quietly leap from the bed. […]

Continue reading...

Spring Fatigue: Should I Store Magazines Fully Loaded?

February 3, 2012


ammo magazine

Ok, you’ve decided that buying a handgun for personal and home defense is a good idea. (I’ll leave the discussion about the best weapon for home defense to another post.) You’ve taken the necessary training, you’ve practiced at the range, and you’ve attended the requisite Concealed Carry Permit course and passed the test. Now you […]

Continue reading...

Slingshots: For the Small Boy in Us All

November 18, 2011


Using a slingshot, not just for kids

In days of old young boys ran free through streets and fields wielding their home made slingshots with the expertise and precision of diminutive archers. Plunking and plinking tin cans and small game, alas it seems those days are over, or are they?

Continue reading...

You Cannot Rely On Hunting After TEOTWAWKI

September 29, 2011


You cannot rely on hunting and gathering during TEOTWAWKI

“I got a 12-point buck this past weekend. It was a beast; field dressed at 190 pounds! Man, you should have seen this thing stomping through the hardwoods looking for acorns.” If you know an avid hunter, you’ve undoubtedly heard similar stories and you’ve probably seen your share of pictures proving your friend’s hunting prowess. […]

Continue reading...

What’s The Difference In A Carbine And A Rifle?

September 8, 2011


What’s the difference between a carbine and a rifle? Or is there really a difference at all? Is this simply a case of To-may-to or To-mah-to? This question is the source of a confusion for many people. And with good reason.¬†Over the years, the term carbine has been used inconsistently by weapon manufacturers and their […]

Continue reading...