A Couple of New Books…

Usually when Robert or I read a good book that is relevant to our commentary here at the blog, we add it to the Recommended Books list. Either Robert or I will be doing that for two more soon, but I thought both of them worthy of a somewhat more in-depth review here. First up, Varg […]

R.I.P. Anthony Bourdain

Found this on pistol-forum tonight… I read his book several years ago and watched his show a couple of times, although I don’t really watch much TV. I didn’t really have a firm grasp on his political leanings, but apparently he was one “lefty” that I would have liked to have a beer with. There […]

Shotgun Patterning, Part 3: Federal FLITECONTROL and More…

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series detailing my patterning tests with my Remington 870P SBS, I shared results that I obtained with ammunition from Hornady, Remington, Federal, Rio, and Herter’s. During my last range session, I tested an old Federal Low Recoil loading that probably predates the FLITECONTROL wad, both 8 pellet […]

Shotgun Patterning, Part 2: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly!

As promised, I’m sharing some more pattern testing results with my Remington 870P SBS. This time around, I shot Hornady BLACK buckshot, Remington buckshot, and the cheapest buckshot I could find, Rio Royal Buck buckshot. Suffice it to say, I chose the title of this post for good reason, and you definitely get what you […]

Shotgun Patterning, Part 1: Pattern Your Shotgun!

The title of this post may seem a bit redundant, but I wanted to emphasize a vitally important point. That is, you must pattern your shotgun. No two shotguns, not even from the same manufacturer, will necessarily pattern the same. To quote Tom Givens, every shotgun barrel is a “unique snowflake!” Thus, if you are […]