Shotgunning fun

An attorney friend who knows a little more about guns than I do about the dark side of the moon — but not much more — was wandering around a regional gun show, looking for I’m not sure what.

I think he had been caught up in all the furor and hype and just figured he needed another gun to go with his one revolver. […]


Gun cleaning miracle home remedy

This month, we’re supplying you with one of those tips you will wish you had discovered long ago. It’s a cleaning liquid so simple, so easily concocted, you’ll probably wonder why you never heard about it before.



The safety bullet

If you’ve ever set nails in concrete with an explosive shell, you’re going to be familiar with the operational concept of one of the newest and most innovative firearms safety devices on the market.

It is called the “Safety Bullet.” […]


Repeating Derringer…

My favorite daughter walked in the door one evening, after a shift of five nights straight as an RN in her hometown emergency room.

“Dad,” she announced, “I need another gun.”

When she was at the ripe old age of 20, still in college and nursing school, she decided she needed to take my state-certified concealed carry permit course. […]


Inexpensive scopes offer high quality

If you shoot and hunt with one of the new compact magnum cartridges, smaller, lower-powered scopes cosmetically match your rifle better.

That’s because the compact magnums were designed to be utilized in smaller packages. In other words, the short-fat concept was conceived to get magnum performance out of shorter barrels.

Thus, you get the velocity and ballistic performance of a 7mm Remington Magnum or a .300 Winchester Magnum without the longer, unwieldy barrels these require to gain maximum effect from their powder loads. […]

Hog Hunting

A big-bore revolver hog hunt

I was sitting on an East Texas pipeline, cradling my 7 1/2-inch Ruger Super Redhawk in my lap, watching a pile of corn that had been scattered about the area and trampled with hundreds of hog tracks.

My hand cannon was stuffed with 335-grain hard-cast bullets in .454 Casull, a potent enough load in itself, but this went the extra step. These rounds were manufactured by Cor-Bon — a company that found its niche in the ammunition market by producing ammo that pushed the envelope. […]


The short, fat paradox

At the turn of the millennium, 13 years ago, the biggest news in the rifle world was the proliferation of new cartridges based on the old African hunting round named the .404 Jeffrey. […]


Ruger 10-22: from caterpillar to butterfly

I remember the first Ruger 10-22 carbine I came across.

Home on leave from the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, N.C., in the early 1970s, I took my father’s brand-new Ruger .22 rifle to my grandparents’ dairy farm in Tangipahoa Parish.

I was a little surprised my father had bought the rifle — he really wasn’t into guns like me. I guess he saw it, and the new and innovative 10-shot rotary magazine intrigued him.



Amendment 2 — Vote YES on Nov. 6

A proposed constitutional amendment that would amend language in the 1974 Louisiana Constitution pertaining to the individual right to keep and bear arms will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.

If Louisiana voters approve this amendment to our state constitution, we will have the strongest guarantee of gun rights in the nation. […]