ATF Changes Mind Again – All Pistol Braces Can Come Out of the Closet!

Shouldering your pistol brace 2017 ATF

Yesterday the internet came alive with the news that the folks who control what guns and related gear you can own and what you can do with them changed their mind – again – on the subject of pistol stabilizing Continue reading ATF Changes Mind Again – All Pistol Braces Can Come Out of the Closet!

“I Thought I Was Just That Stable” – Review and Reaction to the Nikon Monarch 7i VR Rangefinder

Nikon Monarch 7i VR Review and Video

The Nikon Monarch 7i VR has been traveling with me for a few months now. It’s gotten dirty, crossed state lines, gone hunting… You get the idea. It is unlike any other rangefinder I know of, but very much like Continue reading “I Thought I Was Just That Stable” – Review and Reaction to the Nikon Monarch 7i VR Rangefinder

The Difference Definitely Matters: Training vs. Practice

Training vs. Practice

  I am often asked, “What’s the difference between training and practice, isn’t it the same thing?” While the answer is an unequivocal “No,” it remains a very misunderstood difference, especially given the bombardment of “training” options offered these days. Continue reading The Difference Definitely Matters: Training vs. Practice

She’s 19 and Newly Minted High Tech Hunter

Hog hunt with Bushmaster Minimalist 300 BLK

It’s 1:30 in the morning under a moonless West Texas sky right in the middle of nowhere. She’s 19 years old, on her first hunt where the animals actually show up. She’s been around guns her whole life. Her dad Continue reading She’s 19 and Newly Minted High Tech Hunter

Locavore! The Reasons Americans Hunt Aren’t What They Used To Be

Locavore and the reasons we hunt

It’s been said that the only constant is change. While that’s debatable, I was surprised to see the results of a survey released just one week ago. What motivates hunters as a whole has indeed changed. Well aware that surveys Continue reading Locavore! The Reasons Americans Hunt Aren’t What They Used To Be

I Just Discovered Something Amazing – The Real Test of Not New But Still Pricey Camo from Beyond Clothing

Beyond Clothing Review

I have a closet full of camo, most of which I like for various purposes. For five days last week I wore the same Beyond Clothing shirt and pants set while on a Turkey hunt in sweltering heat of Florida. Technically, Continue reading I Just Discovered Something Amazing – The Real Test of Not New But Still Pricey Camo from Beyond Clothing

His and Hers Hunting and Shooting – Meet the Mizers

couples shooting

One of the best things about shooting and hunting are the social aspects. With more and more women getting into the gun sports, more and more couples are discovering the joy of shooting and hunting together. Who knew that cold Continue reading His and Hers Hunting and Shooting – Meet the Mizers

Worth It? $75 Battle Arms Ambidextrous Safety – Short Throw vs. $6 Standard Selector

Battle Arms Development vs. Standard Selector

SHWAT™ first reviewed the Battle Arms Development Ambidextrous Safety Selector (aka “BADASS”) back in 2012, before they were big time, before Brownells carried them, before most hunters and shooters had ever heard of them. They cost more than twelve times Continue reading Worth It? $75 Battle Arms Ambidextrous Safety – Short Throw vs. $6 Standard Selector

6.8 to 6.GREAT Part II – Details Matter

6.8 SPC in 2017

The 6.8 SPC isn’t exactly “new” but in my case it’s certainly rediscovered and my rifle is now better than new. I’ve owned one for years, and in looking for a new “do it all” rifle I rediscovered the 6.8. Continue reading 6.8 to 6.GREAT Part II – Details Matter