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Classic Iron Volume XVII Classic Iron Volume XVII For years I thought about jumping into the world of suppressed firearms but I was always put off by what appeared to be a long and overly complicated process. When hunting season drew to a close last year with my ears ringing more than they usually do, it was time to take the plunge. Read More Posted on Sep 2, 2023 Classic Iron Volume XVI Classic Iron Volume XVI Beretta 3032 Tomcat Covert: Does a pocket pistol have a place in your carry rotation? Read More Posted on Jun 30, 2023 Classic Iron Volume XIV Classic Iron Volume XIV Shadow Systems Invades Snappy’s! If you are a regular reader of this column you may have noticed that my tastes in firearms tend to run toward older, classic guns or their reproductions. Rest assured that on our next go round we will once again look to the past as I have been shooting a couple of reproductions that we definitely need to spend some time taking a closer look at. Read More Posted on Dec 29, 2022 Get Outside Volume XIV Get Outside Volume XIV On Saturday December 10th we kicked off the 2nd edition of the Heritage Muzzle Loader season. Based on what we have seen in the gun department, lots of people are planning on getting out and giving this season a try. Since muzzle loading is new to so many folks we did our best to stock up on rifles and muzzle loading accessories prior to the season. Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain enough product from our distributors to keep up with demand. Percussion caps were in especially short supply. By the time the season opened anything related to muzzle loading except for powder was gone from our shelves. Read More Posted on Dec 28, 2022 Classic Iron Volume XIII Classic Iron Volume XIII Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 In my last column we took a look at a very modern rendition of John Browning’s classic 1911 design. For this article we will be looking at a much more traditional take on the 1911 with the Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911. Springfield’s take on Browning’s masterpiece very much resembles the 1911A1 issued to our military troops beginning in 1927 up through the mid 1980’s when it was replaced with the Beretta M9. Read More Posted on Oct 20, 2022 Classic Iron Volume XII Classic Iron Volume XII Kimber Custom II Classic Two Tone 1911
A modern take on John M. Browning’s timeless pistol From the first time I shot my grandfathers old Colt 1911A1 I have had an on again, off again love affair with this classic war horse. It would take more than the space allotted for this column to even begin to cover the history of this iconic American pistol that has not really functionally changed since it was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1911. That is correct, I am talking about a pistol was first produced over a century ago and is still considered the finest fighting handgun ever produced my many shooters.  
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Classic Iron Volume XI Classic Iron Volume XI Ruger American Ranch Rifle
300 AAC Blackout
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General Big Game Hunting Season 2021 General Big Game Hunting Season 2021 Hunting Season Reminders for Northwest Montana. General big game hunting season starts Oct. 23, 2021. Read More Posted on Oct 20, 2021 Shopping For A New Binocular Shopping For A New Binocular A binocular is one of those tools that end up proving to be nearly invaluable. From checking distant targets for a fellow shooter to scouting for deer in the early autumn and bird watching, a binocular allows you to see more and see better. There’s a lot to choose from in the world of enhanced vision, including magnification ranges, lens size, additional features and (usually the most important factor) price. Let’s take a look at what the differences are, and which type of binocular is right for you. Read More Posted on Mar 4, 2021