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  • January 31, 2014

    Gunfight Friday: The One-Shot Wonders

    By Phil Bourjaily

    Today's Gun Fight is a battle of one-shot wonders. Carl Huber supplied not only one of the contestants but also suggested the name for this one. Coincidentally, Tim Flannery sent in a photo of his single shot rifle a couple of days later.

    I love it when a gunfight comes together.

  • January 30, 2014

    Champion Bella Ballistica: New Shooting Glasses for Women

    By The Editors

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    Champion's new Bella Ballistica glasses give female shooters a chance to stay fashionable without sacrificing function at the range. The glasses were designed specifically for women  in modern styles that don't scream "skeet shooter!"

    These glasses are a spin off of Champion's popular Ballistic line and feature ANSI z87+ glass, so they are much more than sunglasses being marketed as shooting glasses.

  • January 30, 2014

    The Rifle Musket, Rethought

    By David E. Petzal

    “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion,” is a terrific new book by a historian named Allen C. Guelzo, who is a fine writer, a superlative researcher, and a radical thinker. I’ve been reading about the battle practically since it happened, and I doubted that anyone could come up with anything really new, but he has.

    Guelzo has drawn a number of conclusions that will infuriate some and enrage others, but among the most startling of his conclusions is this (in my words): The horrendous number of casualties over those three days was caused not by the effectiveness of the rifle musket, but by the poor training (or nonexistent training) of the soldiers involved, the near impossibility of controlling them in any kind of effective fashion, and the epic incompetence of some of the generals involved. It was, he states, an era of combat in which it was still more or less safe to stand erect on the field of battle.

  • January 29, 2014

    Tips for Hunting in Extremely Cold Weather

    By Phil Bourjaily

    The first day of the first Polar Vortex a few weeks ago we had a high of 4 degrees and 25-30 mph winds out of the north. So, of course, a friend and I talked each other into goose hunting. Going out in weather that can kill you every once in a while is a worthwhile and humbling experience. * You learn a lot, too: mostly you learn that everything sticks, freezes or breaks in extreme cold.

  • January 28, 2014

    New Hunting Pack: Alps Outdoorz Crossfire

    By The Editors

    Features are the name of the game when it comes to new hunting packs and Alps' Crossfire has plenty of them. It sports a vented mesh back panel, a frame system, and a detachable accessory pocket. It also features a gun or bow carrier, a blaze orange pack cover, and more compression straps than you'll need.

  • January 28, 2014

    Bulletproof Seaduck Decoys: Greenhead Gear from Avery

    By The Editors

    Seaduck decoys have come a long ways in the last few years, and these new dekes from Avery are the latest evolution. The Greenhead Gear decoys are foam-filled, which means they should be able to eat some steel and keep floating. As seaduck hunters know, their hunting gear is going to take a beating. This is especially true for decoys that draw in low-flying birds that often take more than one shell to kill. So, give these dekes a shot the next time you head out for seaducks.

  • January 28, 2014

    Best Shotguns of SHOT Show 2014

    By Phil Bourjaily

    Even after 15 SHOT Shows I am still overwhelmed by the sensory overload when I walk into the exhibit hall on the first day. It’s really not until I get home and look back that I realize what I have seen. And, in retrospect, 2014 turned out to be a good shotgun year. Sure, there are still too many tactical and 3-Gun guns for my taste (zombie guns, though, were conspicuously absent) but there were a lot of interesting hunting and target guns to see — some that I had already shot, like the Ruger Red Label and Benelli Ethos, and others that were complete, pleasant surprises, like the 28 gauge A400, the Syren line and the BPS Predator gun. Here’s a list of a dozen interesting new guns from SHOT.

  • January 28, 2014

    The Southerner’s Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life

    By David E. Petzal

    Garden & Gun, a bimonthly magazine which is published in Charleston, South Carolina, is the unlikeliest magazine ever to become successful, win awards, and achieve a national circulation of 700,000. In fact, it is the oddest concept to take root since the British comedy team of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore invented a restaurant called “The Frog and Peach” (“You never know when you’re going to want a bloody great frog and a really smashing peach”) and goddamn if it didn’t take off in the real world. But I digress.

    Garden & Gun is a lifestyle magazine which, in its words, covers “the best of the South, including the sporting culture, the food, the music, the art, the literature, the people and their ideas.” One reason it has succeeded is that it employs only first-rate talent. Its previous Editor in Chief was Sid Evans, who was head honcho at Field & Stream, and its current Main Man is David DiBenedetto, who was a Features Editor at F&S. Eddie Nickens is a regular contributor, and I get in a lick once in a while.

  • January 27, 2014

    Great Budget Binoculars: Leupold BX-1 Yosemite and McKenzie

    By The Editors

    This is one of the brand-new full-featured, roof prism binos we saw for well under $200. Again, this one has the phase-coated BaK-4 prism and fully multi-coated lenses; it’s also waterproof, rugged, comes in 8x42 or 10x42, and has a full lifetime warranty—all for around $150. But while we were looking for new bargains, we spotted an old friend, the Porro prism BX-1 Yosemite, which goes for around $75.

  • January 27, 2014

    Buck Marksman: New Tactical Folding Knife

    By The Editors

    This new knife from Buck is being marketed as 'tactical' but it could just as easily find its home in a hunter's pack. It has an aluminum handle and a blade of 154CM steel. The most interesting feature on this new knife is the locking system. This system makes the knife very strong and allows it open quickly. It will retail for about $125.

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