Browncoat Tactical Shotgun Shell Holder Review

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shotgun shells, and carriers
Of rifled slugs, and slings”

Yes, my English Lit professor hated me.

Shotguns. Devastating, versatile weapons. Once commonly found in the trunk of every patrol car and leaned against many a nightstand, this tried and true weapons system is being steadily replaced by the carbine. read more

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Anthem Abberations

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Our national anthem. I don’t do a lot of opinion pieces. It’s not that I don’t have my opinion on things, because if you know me at all you know I have opinions. I try to keep this site instructional. It’s not that I’m afraid of alienating the fans of the site. Most shooters are fairly like minded, and this is a gun related web site. And if I do offend and alienate someone, well, this probably wasn’t the site for them to begin with. So today I’m going to use the bully pulpit and punch out a dose of opinion. read more

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Memorial Day

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So, Memorial Day is fast approaching. This post is written to help prevent anyone from embarrassing themselves with the common confusion of this holiday with Veteran’s Day. And while Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day were instituted to recognize those who served in the armed forces, they have one large difference between them.

A brief history behind the holidays is in order. Some of the dates may surprise you. read more

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5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Concealment Holster

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Do you know what to look for when choosing a concealment holster? Find out in this post.

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Throwback Thursday – The Stevens 414 Falling Block Rifle

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Stevens 414 Falling Block Rifle

Stevens 414 Armory model rifle

So, my in-laws were moving, and to avoid dragging them along, my father-in-law divested himself of a Mossberg 185 D 20 gauge shotgun (more on this in another post) and a Stevens 414 Armory .22 rifle. I got both of them. This post is about the rifle.

To the best I’ve been able to determine, Stevens manufactured this falling block rifle for 24 years, from 1908 to 1932, retailing for the then princely sum of $12.00. So, at the young end, this rifle is at least 82 years old. Aimed squarely at the precision shooting crowd, it soon became a favorite. The thing is massive, and built like a tank. With a 25 inch barrel that has a diameter of .75 inches, it tips the scales at 8.5 pounds. The action looks capable of handling the pressure of a .458 Winchester. When you pick this gun up, the word “solid” runs through your mind. You’ll think you’re holding a centerfire rifle.  read more

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