Corn Fed Deer?

There are days I wonder how the human race has managed to survive as long as it has.

A tale from West Virginia Blogger ( I hope he lives to a ripe old age):

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As I sit here behind this laptop, I now realize that this definitely wasn’t the brightest idea I have ever had. I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.

The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

Harold Plunkett Ball Turret Gunner

Maybe his life is not a Hollywood movie, but then again, maybe  Hollywood should consider writing a script from his life.  Harold Plunkett survived one of the most dangerous jobs in the Army Air Corps- Ball Turret Gunner. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Michael Bane Understands- His NFA Rant


 You will definitely see more NFA stuff on SHOOTING GALLERY in 2009, and for exactly the reasons outlined in earlier posts. There’s nothing evil, wicked, mean and nasty about SBR, SBS, suppressors or the other odd things controlled by the NFS. In fact, IMHO, the 1934 Firearms Act defies even the slightest tinge of logic. It is a law spun out of whole cloth to give a job to the hordes of “revenue agents” left with nothing to do after the repeal of Prohibition.

The BlobFish Ancient Ancestor of Tree Stand Hunters?

This is the Blob Fish. Operating at depths too deep for a gas bladder the Blob Fish is made of a gelatinous mass with a density lower than that of the surrounding ocean. It floats patiently and waits for consumable food to come past. Tree stand hunters will understand.

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Vice Capades: Urban Gun Club (New York City Shooting Range)

Vice Capades: Urban Gun Club

Follow Samantha Henig on her journeys into vice subcultures. In this episode, Henig visits a shooting range in the unlikeliest of places.

Girls night out in Manhatten courtesy of SlateV of all things:(Still can not get Brightcove to post a la Youtube)

Walt Rauch Video Why The Snubby Is Still Relevant

Walt Rauch - Why the Snubby Is Still Relevant


In this perennially popular video Walt Rauch reviews all the reasons Snubbies are still perfect all purpose carry guns for everyday use. Summed up: All the frequently touted negatives are actually positives when compared with their auto loader counterparts.

You will need to search a little to find the exact video on DRTV, but the first links below take you to the correct page.

Worth the visit.

Update May 12: For some reason the links to this particular video have been fiddle fooled around.

Try this and click on CCW Demystified IV (Demystified V is darn good as well)CLICK HERE OR USE THE LINK:

Great video from DRTV:(No, I do not know how to post the video link a la Youtube,Sorry)CLICK HERE (For Some Reason This Now Leads To the General INDEX Page. Lots of great videos-go to CCW Demystified

The Role Of The Shotgun-Gabe Suarez

You gotta love a guy who talks sense about self defense like Gabe Suarez over at Suarez International.

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For some reason the excerpt article can be more easily read here at US Concealed Carry (also an excellent site):

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The Role Of The Shotgun

Let me begin by saying that I have used shotguns against live fighting adversaries several times. Moreover, I received the classic training in this weapon at the academy which birthed the “modern technique” of the shotgun.

Training and reality sometimes conflict. While the so-called “modern school” of the shotgun seeks to equip the weapon like a rifle (sights and slugs, and choking), and promote its theoretical versatility due to ammunition types available, these notions are foolish. I will show you why…………..

Any attempt to make a shotgun do the rifle’s job makes for a poor rifle and a useless shotgun. Even the poorest rifleman can outshoot the best shotgunner in a rifle problem, and any off the rack shotgun can match the “modern technique” shotgun for true close range shotgun problems. So again…what is the point? ………………..

For those with access to rifles, there is no need to so modify the shotgun trying to build a rifle. Doing so is akin to putting a Ferrari body on a Unimog chassis…………………..