Seven Gun Lessons From the Movies and TV

Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun series.

For all the gun-related gaffes and myths Hollywood portrays in TV and movies, they can actually teach us a valuable lesson once in a blue moon. These are seven of my favorite “lessons” from Tinseltown and the films in which they appeared. Lesson 1: Use proper technique to manage recoil Example: Men in Black (1997) […]

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 […]

Our Top 10 Shooting Articles of 2014

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When I embark on an article project, I never really know which ones will be popular with our readers. Sometimes, the ones I’m most proud of get a “meh” response, while others that I’ve put less effort into might launch across the interwebz leaving a path of blazing wreckage in their wake. With that said, […]

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 […]

15 Gifts for the Gun Loving Guy

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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 […]

A Little Plinking Fun with Federal Premium’s What’s Your 20? Targets

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It doesn’t take much of an excuse for me to go to the range for a little MSR shooting. Why right now, I need to go to test some different SilencerCo Saker MAAD mounts.  But what to shoot? How about this? The folks at Federal Premium just launched a fun social media campaign called What’s Your […]

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) […]

Black Rifle Holiday Gift Guide

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We’re getting into the gift giving, and more importantly, gift receiving season, so here are some of our picks for black rifle accessories. Some are old; some are new; some are expensive and others not, but all are useful additions to the modern sporting rifle. Aimpoint Carbine Optic I’ve always loved the red dot options […]

Hollywood Gets It Right! 7 Examples of Realistic Gun Movie Scenes

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Given enough time and typewriters, a barrel of monkeys could write the script for Dumb and Dumber. I’m guessing it might take three monkeys with a used Smith-Corona Speedline about an hour. Following similar logic, with enough movies, even the folks in Hollywood are bound to get some gun handling scenes right. It’s probably too […]