Wet Firearms: How to Keep Rust at Bay

Not every range day or hunting trip is dry and sunny; sometimes guns get wet. Some competitions and training events can even be wet on purpose, and hunting season on the British Columbian coast is not exactly a...
Falcon Strike

Falconstrike Recoil Pad

Whither the recoil pad? As a rule, the firearms industry thrives on better-mousetrap optimism.  Every year, thousands of products are put on display at trade shows in hopes of finding a distributor; some suc...

Firearm Fundamentals Part 2: Before The Shot

We have been imagining Firearm Fundamentals as a tree, and in the last article we began with the roots of the tree; Firearms Safety. Now we climb up the trunk of Marksmanship and into the branches of Before the...
Bergara B-14 HMR

Bergara B-14 HMR: 1/2 MOA for $1500 or Less

Let’s not beat around the bush: There is no such thing as that perfect, do-it-all, “one gun.” Shooting, as with everything in life, requires compromise. Many of the features that make for a great hunting gun ar...
Retay

Retay Masai Mara: Budget Benelli

When I first got into shooting in a big way, it was with a shotgun in my hands… not because I was initially attracted to shotguns in any remarkable way, but rather out of simple convenience: as a young(er) guy ...

Four Affordable European Exotics

If there are two words that don’t commonly get paired up in the lexicon of firearms terminology, it’s “European hunting rifle” and “affordable.” With storied brands like Sauer & Sohn, Holland & Holland,...
Winchester Model 12

WINCHESTER MODEL 12: FORGOTTEN PERFECTION

Imagine a Winchester shotgun that sold millions of units.  No, not the 1200; this one served in two world wars and was in production for half a century.  No, not the 1897.  This is the gun the 870 was built to ...
bc bear

BC BANS GRIZZLY TROPHY HUNT

The BC government headed up by a loosely-formed coalition between the BC NDP and Green parties will be terminating all grizzly bear hunting later this year. A press release issued this afternoon from the BC Min...
Troy PAR

TROY PAR: THE STRANGE SOLUTION

Troy Defense builds quality ARs (that is, both the 5.56mm AR-15s and their bigger brothers, the 7.62x51mm AR-10) and everybody knows it. They’ve also got a long history of manufacturing everything from folding ...