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Those Were the Days – .22LR Prices Then and Now

March 14th, 2013 · 6 Comments · News, Shooting

Lately, shopping for .22 Long Rifle cartridges has made me a little nostalgic for the days of yesteryear, when .22 was much cheaper than .40 S&W. The price of a fastfood meal would buy 500 rounds of .22 Long Rifle ammunition, or as we used to call it, a few hours of shooting. Things have […]

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Because You Two Look Normal

March 11th, 2013 · 4 Comments · America, Arizona, News, NRA

Jacqueline and I volunteered to promote 2nd Amendment rights at a gun show this weekend. The show is fairly small for the Phoenix metro area and it tends to have older guns and an older clientele.  A family of ‘gun show tourists’ (non-gun owners) stopped at the table to talk to us, because we “looked […]

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Fast, Good, or Cheap? – You May Not Have a Choice.

February 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment · America, News, Shooting

You may be familiar with the idiom, Fast, Good, or Cheap, pick any two.  In the current firearms and accessories market, you may not get any of those choices. While much of the U.S. has been experiencing a gun, magazine, ammo, and reloading component shortage, there’s been a secret among shooters at Arizona ranges.  Quietly […]

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Gun Blogger Rendezvous 2012

October 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · News, Shooting

It’s been a few weeks since we returned from the 7th Annual Gun Blogger Rendezvous, and I think I have finally recovered from the non-stop, awesome shooty goodness that took place over the three days that we attended.  It was well worth the time and expense to fly out to Reno, Nevada, and we’ve already […]

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You Can See -isms Everywhere?

July 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Humor, Shooting

A newly minted gunblogger claims to see chauvinistic and hostile behavior towards women everywhere in the shooting community.  It would be terrible if the stories of sexism were true, rather than the rare exception, but the blogger stands by the claims.  I was baffled about these stories of sexism and chauvinism, but then I remembered this […]

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AZ Centennial 2012 ASRPA Annual Banquet

May 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments · America, Arizona, News, NRA, Shooting

It’s time for the annual Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association (ASRPA) dinner on Saturday June 2, 2012.   If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you have until early Wednesday afternoon on May 30th to get your tickets to this very special Arizona Centennial dinner. You can purchase dinner tickets online at www.ASRPA.com. Dinner, […]

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The Little Carbine That Could

November 17th, 2011 · 9 Comments · News, Reviews, Shooting

A Hi-Point 995 Carbine Torture Test My Hi-Point 995 9mm carbine torture test is complete.  I didn’t set out to conduct a torture test of the Hi-Point carbine, it just happened.  I wanted a cheap, pistol-caliber carbine for shooting a tactical carbine/shotgun match at Phoenix Rod & Gun Club, to see if this was a […]

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Are You Ready for a Practical Pistol Match?

November 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments · America, Arizona, News, Shooting

Are you ready to shoot a practical pistol match? Robb Allen over at Sharp As a Marble has a plan for his USPSA match on Sunday.  ExurbanKevin at Misfires and Light Strikes has a plan for his IDPA match on Sunday.   Mz. VRWC and I are participating in an IDPA Regional Match this weekend, called […]

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Does Anyone in PA Want to Win a Gun?

September 13th, 2011 · No Comments · America, News, NRA

Does anyone in Pennsylvania want to win a nice gun? If so, get yourself to the Bucks County Friends of NRA Dinner this Thursday evening, September 15th at 5:30 PM. You can win a gun in a raffle, like we have, or win a unique collector firearm at the auction, while enjoying a tasty dinner […]

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