Guest Post: My Shotgun Build and Vang Comp by Stanley_White

John’s Note: This is a guest post from a blog reader that contacted me regarding his decision to send his shotgun barrel off to Vang Comp for their barrel work and his resulting pattern testing. While the introduction of Federal FliteControl did indeed nearly put Vang Comp out of business, I think the perennial ammo […]

Irreverent Religious Relevance?

I’m late to the party with this brief post, but I thought it was worth penning nonetheless. Despite the fact that I say a prayer with my children every night before bed and also before flying, scuba diving, or climbing on a motorcycle, I consider myself a relatively secular agnostic. My wife, however, is a […]

2020 Hunting Report

Last year, for a number of reasons, I didn’t make my annual out of state hunting foray. I vowed then that I would not miss this year. That was, of course, pre-COVID. Well, one planned hog hunting trip did get cancelled at the initial height of the pandemic, but an old friend and I did […]

The Purge Has Begun! (At Least from our Perspective…)

Back in August of 2016, Robert wrote the following when he announced that our blog had a Facebook page, “Yes, it’s true. John and I have brought the blog into the world of Facebook, for better or worse…” Well, it’s for the worse, LOL! This evening, for unknown reasons and without warning or provocation, both […]

Gear Review: The Amtac Blades “Northman”

Regular readers know that I’ve shied away from gear reviews the last year or so, since so much of what constitutes EDC is a highly subjective personal choice. However, every once in awhile, a standout deserves a shout out. Enter the Amtac Blades “Northman” knife. Amtac Blades is the creation of Bill Rapier, owner of […]

Never Forget, Never Forgive…

I first wrote this five years ago… I’m posting it again with minor edits that reflect the passage of time, although I cannot help but notice how much more poignant some of the words seem today in 2020. Today, please take a moment to pause and remember the many brave Americans that tragically lost their […]

Shotgun Patterning: Part 9, Some New Ammo + Testing Chokes

Recently, I became aware of a new contender in shotgun ammo specifically tailored for defensive purposes (H/T Ashton Ray of 360 Performance Shooting). Fiocchi USA has introduced a new 12 gauge loading under their Defense Dynamics branding. In reading about it, there were things I liked, and one thing I didn’t necessarily like. The good […]