Want a Kimber 1911 with Crimson Trace Lasergrips?

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Want a sweet 1911 equipped with Crimson Trace Lasergrips? Kimber and Crimson Trace are running a sweepstakes. Hurry up, it ends April 3rd, 2015. From the companies: Here’s your chance to win a Kimber® Eclipse Pro™ II (LG) 1911 Pistol. The Eclipse Pro II features Slatewood Double Diamond Crimson Trace® Kimber exclusive Pro-Custom™ Lasergrips® to […]

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 […]

Man Cave Makeover or Dame Den Remodeling Sweepstakes from Crimson Trace

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I just got an email from Crimson Trace about their Man Cave Makeover Sweepstakes. No worries ladies, the mega-gear giveaway is equally useful for a Dame Den Remodeling. Visit the Crimson Trace BookFaceBook page to enter. You can win… Grand Prize (1) (1) Grizzly™ 75 Custom Cooler with Crimson Trace® Logo (1) Crimson Trace® CMR-205 […]

The Making of a Smith & Wesson

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  You think Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Alimony From Tyrannical Little Ex-Mayors With Serious Napoleon Complexes (MDAFTLEMWSNC) has serious armed security? If so, you should check out Smith & Wesson’s Springfield, MA manufacturing plant. We’re talking motorized vehicle barriers, iron gates, metal detectors, and security guards armed with – you guessed it – […]

The Making of an All-American Boot

What else would my official tour guides be wearing other than Danner Mountain Cascade boots? You'll see these in the new Reese Witherspoon movie, Wild, hitting theaters December 5th.

Few things are more personal than boots. Perhaps the deep emotional attachment stems from the fact that feet are our primary attachment to Mother Earth, barring any unintended face plants from overindulgence or clumsiness. Or maybe it’s a result of the activities we do in our boots: work, hike, hunt, shoot, walk, run, sleep (sometimes) […]

It’s Time to Get Your Sig On! (If You Want to Win a Boatload of Free Guns)

Sig Sauer Take a Shot Contest

Wow! The folks at Sig Sauer are getting into the holiday spirit pretty early this year. A heads up on their P320 Take A Shot contest landed in my inbox today. Not only are they giving away guns and gear, two people are going to SHOT Show for a shoot off at the top-secret and super-exclusive […]