Nine Shooting Industry Predictions for 2015

The NRA Annual Meeting 2014, Indianapolis, IN.

2014 marked a return to some semblance of normalcy in our industry. Whew, the past couple of years have been a pain. Too little product and too high prices. In 2015, we’ll get back to a sane business model with new products and broad availability. Danger looms on the political front with a lame duck […]

2014: The Year in Review

Crimson Trace turned 20. Next year, they can legally have a beer.

2014 was yet another interesting year for the shooting community. While we regained some of the sanity lost in 2013 with astronomical prices and negative product availability, we still had a slightly tumultuous adventure. Let’s take a look, in no particular order, at some of the year’s highlights and lowlights. Monkeys flew out of my […]

15 Gifts for the Gun Loving Guy

letter-opener

Editors Note: We’re pleased to welcome a new ‘riter to the My Gun Culture project – Mary Katherine. I’ve been shooting with Mary Katherine and her family on and off for years. She’ll be offering some women’s perspective on things like guns, gear, concealed carry and more. By the way, she shoots a Beretta PX4, Smith […]

10 Things I’d Look For In A SHTF Shotgun

This Winchester SXP would make a fine last resort shotgun.

Recently I received a Winchester SXP Marine Defender shotgun for testing and evaluation, and this got me thinking. Yeah, I know. Me thinking is a big stretch of the imagination, but just go with it, OK? You hear a lot of scary scenarios from the prepper community. Some of them are realistic, others – not so much. […]

No Guns Allowed!

Gun free zones

I feel like I’m a fairly bright guy. Especially when I watch Wheel of Fortune and guess at least half of the puzzles without buying a single vowel. Brainpower or not, this issue has me totally flamboozled. It’s the “No Guns Allowed” campaign led by the Moms Demand Alimony From That Napoleonic Little Tyrant Michael […]

The 9 Worst Hollywood Gun Scenes Ever

When it comes to guns, Hollywood has it all figured out.

Hollywood always gets everything right when it comes to guns. That’s why I get most of my gun-related information from watching TV and movies! After writing over 1,000 gun-related articles, I still have a lot more to learn from the firearms experts in Hollywood. Just kidding! On the whole, Hollywood does a terrible job of […]

A Story of Students and Shotguns

Note in ascending order the wad, shot cloud and short-lived clay.

What do you get when you combine 133 college students, from seven colleges with over a quarter of a million dollars worth of competition shotguns? You get boatloads of clay dust and a lot of smiles. I just returned from the annual SCTP Florida shoot. SCTP is the Scholastic Clay Target Program. It’s a nationwide […]

Four Gun Laws I Would Repeal First (If I Was a Benevolent Dictator)

7-rounds-robbery

Back when I was young, naive and not yet wise to the ways of the world, about two weeks ago, I was fantasizing about being elected Benevolent Dictator of the Universe. You know, just like President Nine Iron. Since I view the whole gun issue as a great barometer for individual liberty and personal accountability, […]

Wanted: Marital Bliss at the Shooting Range

Half-Cocked: Professional Shooting Instruction

“What exactly will it take to make this work for you?” “I’ll be in the truck!” “&%$#*)! !!^&$%@!” I overheard these comments and a few more choice ones, at my regular shooting range the other day. The source was a couple, probably in their 50s, who had settled in at one of the shooting benches […]