The Shootist

Deer that aren’t shot at every time they stick their noses out often don’t bolt at the first sight of a human.

The deer woods

Hunting unpressured deer in Nirvana
January 28, 2015 at 4:15pm
The author learned the point of aim on a running deer is the nose, whether crossing perpendicular to you or quartering away from you.

The running shot

Lessons learned about shooting a moving target
December 23, 2014 at 6:30pm
Next time you’re at the target range, try out some of the relatively new exploding targets. They add a great boom to your practice.

Making things go boom

Safe, legal exploding targets are a blast
November 29, 2014 at 9:00am
Tessa Renaud models her Lethal Lace holster system, which can be worn almost anywhere on the body and works with even larger handguns.

Lethal Lace

Holster options for concealed carry
October 29, 2014 at 9:00am
The companies that produce Wipe-Out and Break Free make a lot of claims — and then backs them up.

Chemical foams — gun cleaning magic

September 29, 2014 at 9:00am
If you hunt, the odds are your first shot was taken with a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.

The Daisy BB gun

An American icon
August 29, 2014 at 9:00am
It once was expensive and cumbersome to test rifle ballistics, but the digital age has made the use of chronographs very affordable.

The ProChrono Digital chronograph

The shooter’s best friend
July 31, 2014 at 9:00am
Hunting camps incidents can grow to legends, and the story about how a city slicker came to be known as “Bobcat” is a classic example.

Tales from the camp

How ‘Bobcat’ got his nickname
June 29, 2014 at 5:00am
The Whittington Center is a shooter’s dream vacation destination, with many firing ranges from which to choose.

NRA’s Whittington Center

A shooter’s mecca
May 30, 2014 at 9:00am
The Ruger SR22 is fun to shoot, and it’s a perfect weapon to carry.

Ruger’s SR22 — Small, accurate, fun

This ‘heckuva great little pistol’ a great addition
April 30, 2014 at 9:00am
Patterning allows you to learn which shotguns throw the best pattern for turkey hunting.

Turkey patterns and cleaning tips

Learn your shotgun, and keep it spick-and-span
March 27, 2014 at 9:00am
The Ruger American Rimfire is solidly built, has an adjustable stock and can flat-out shoot.

A real matchstriker, finally

The Ruger American Rimfire is the real deal
January 30, 2014 at 9:00am
Ruger offers two 1911 versions with many features that once were only available in custom guns.

Ruger’s 1911

New, functional and beautiful
December 30, 2013 at 9:00am