One cool thing about working at a gun store is getting to see the new guns to market and checking them out. Here, we will take a look at the new Savage MSR Patrol and Recon. First up is the MSR Patrol. I also stripped it down to show some of the technical aspects of it. Here is the quick and dirty.
All too often in gun forums, and in the gun shop I work, I encounter and listen to what I would call Gear Queers, Wet Dreams, and Porcelain Dolls. After my last few trips to the range, while I judged the shit out of people, this idea has been kicking around in my head. Due to the help of GAT Nitraflex while I was at the gym tonight, I think it may finally be a cognitive workable idea. So let's see if any of this shit makes sense.
After working in the gun industry for the past three years, I have seen quite a few things to say the least. Some makes me laugh, some of it makes me want to cry, and some of it enrages me.
One of the things I hear all the time is along the lines of “My brothers friends cousins aunts gardener has four of these, and they are all in better condition!”. It doesn’t matter what it is, it could be a brand new in box gun, or something beyond rare, but no matter what the gun is, they always have one, and it is always better. Only once in my three years of working at a gun shop have I heard a customer say that they have the same gun that we do, but only theirs is in worse condition.
I would hedge my bets on it being 98% bullshit, but it is one of the amusing things that you just roll your eyes at after seeing it every single day, multiple times.
Earlier this month my hunting partner Martin and I went out and hunted some High Country Mule Deer in North Eastern Nevada. Being as my mantra is "Learning what not to do is part of the learning process", I decided to share what I learned from the trip. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Occasionally, I am not a clever man. This year while applying for tags with my hunting partner Martin, he said he wanted to put in for Cow Elk Archery again. When we went to the application screen, I saw that it was a party tag, meaning you could put in as a group, and if you draw you are guaranteed the same tag. I said what the hell, and applied. Needless to say, I got a tag.
The challenge? I did not own a real bow (other than my sweet 10 pound draw weight compound bow I had had since I was a young child). So here I was, 8 weeks out from the hunt, bowless, and not having shot a bow for nearly 25 years. This has been such an adventure, I figured I would share the journey with everyone. After all, learning what not to do is also a part of the learning process.
In Part I, I discussed the basics of shooting ground squirrels in the west. Now comes the fun part, picking a caliber to send the furry hordes of Satan back to their rightful place in hell. In this article I will discuss the calibers that I have used with success, the pros and cons of each, and what I would recommend off of the shelf today. Now, by no means is this caliber list inclusive, and the only way to do things. Shit, I have shot ground squirrels with .338 Lapua Magnum, and some other pretty silly stuff, but this is the stuff I have shot, and found that they do a pretty good job in dispatching squirrels. Be warned, this is probably my longest article to date. Might want to grab an adult beverage or three, then click read more.
Springtime has long been my favorite time of the year. The weather starts to warm up, the flora starts to bloom and grow, women start to wear short skirts and shorts, and the Western Ground Squirrels comes out.
For me, shooting squirrels is like my own personal Superbowl, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Taco Tuesday all rolled into one. This article will be the first of many about shooting ground squirrels in the west, and will establish a basic overview of why we do it, and what it's like.
For nearly the last two years, I can say that I have worked in the "Gun Industry", buying and selling firearms of all makes, models and imaginable flavors. I have a lot of people tell me that I have a dream job. Some days, this is definitely true. Some days it is a nightmare. Irregardless, it is a pretty fun ride, and here I am, sharing some of the things I have learned, seen, and heard with you, my readers. Click read more for some insight and photos of what I see. Be warned though; some of the content may give you an erection, some may give you a heart attack, and some may give you an aneurism. This is what it is like, to buy and sell guns for a living.