The Shootist

Armadillos can destroy a field, rooting up the ground in its search for food. That makes them perfect targets for varmint hunters, since no one complains when they are shot.

Handgunning for varmints

Armadillos make prime targets
November 29, 2013 at 9:00am
The author was so enthralled with stories of varmint hunting when he was young that he resorted to shooting coots with a .257 Roberts — not realizing doing so was illegal.

Varmint hunting (Deep South style)

Hey, this happened when I was young and dumb
October 30, 2013 at 9:00am
A new documentary highlights positives of gun ownership.

“Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire”

Finally, a movie for our side
September 01, 2013 at 9:00am
Government stockpiling of ammunition has been blamed for recent ammo shortages, but that theory isn’t supported by facts.

Where have all the bullets gone?

Internet rumors have no basis in truth
August 29, 2013 at 9:00am
Shooting skills learned on the skeet range translate to more doves when the season opens.

How to shoot well

Dedication to the craft is all it takes
July 31, 2013 at 9:00am
Beulah Belle fired a wildcat .25-.348 cartridge—a necked-down .348 Winchester developed in 1936 to fit in the Model 71 Winchester Lever Action—still said to be one of the smoothest lever actions ever invented.

The building of ‘Beulah Belle’

Heyday of wildcatting produced legendary round
June 27, 2013 at 9:00am
The Rossi RG410 looks like an old .30-30, but it’s a sweet-shooting .410.

Shotgunning fun

Rossi’s RG410 Lever-Action
May 29, 2013 at 9:00am
Everything needed to make a cheap and effective cleaning solution likely can be found in your kitchen and bathroom.

Gun cleaning miracle home remedy

April 29, 2013 at 9:00am
The Safety Bullet is designed to prevent an accidental discharge by lodging in the chamber.

The safety bullet

March 27, 2013 at 9:00am
The Diamondback DB9 is a fun little gun to shoot, and is small enough to easily conceal.

Repeating Derringer...

Diamondback DB9 — Micro 9MM with an attitude
February 27, 2013 at 9:00am
The .454 Casull is a bear to shoot, even through the barrel of a big Super Redhawk.

A big-bore revolver hog hunt

Hunting hard-to-kill pigs is no time to wimp out
January 30, 2013 at 9:00am
The Remington Model 673 “Guide Gun” is what a short magnum should be: a handy, accurate rifle with a barrel no longer than 22 inches.

The short, fat paradox

Where are the short-barreled magnums?
December 29, 2012 at 6:30am
Constitutional Amendment 2 on the Nov. 6 ballot will only strengthen existing concealed-carry laws.

Amendment 2 — Vote YES on Nov. 6

Proposed law good for Louisiana gun owners
November 06, 2012 at 9:00am