Bird-Shot as a Self-Defense Load? (With Video)

September 14, 2009 by  
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We have done tests with various bird shot loads. The problem with bird-shot is that it does not penetrate enough to be effective as a defense round for the most part. The wound it leaves is gruesome, yet the lack of penetration can be a problem.

However that being said at close range if someone frail or infirm taking up a defensive position behind  a bed shooting at a perpetrator coming through the door, it is doubtful the bad guy would soak it up and keep coming.  Number 8 has 1 1/8 ounces of shot moving at 1255 FPS  and as shown holds a tight pattern at home defense distances, as does #6 and #4. That is a lot of lead hitting all at once.  Further a well aimed shot to the neck underarm, belly  or crotch area at 10 yards or less would most certainly sever an artery and or cause a tremendous amount of damage.  In colder claimants heavy cloths worn by a perpetrator would be an issue when taking upper body shots as the clothing would stop and slow down a good deal of the shot. Read more

How to Make a Pocket Survival Kit (With Video)

September 14, 2009 by  
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Anyone can purchase a pre-made survival kit off the shelf. The problem with this approach is that the survival kit you select may not be what is needed for your particular situation and  may contain junk that does not even work.

For persons who travel in the wilderness on a regular basis, taking a survival kit is like putting on your pants. It goes where you go. Anyone on this planet over the age of 5 knows the unexpected can happen without a moments notice.This is especially true in the wilderness. Help or rescue may not be available so you need to be able to take care of yourself. Read more

Quick Strips (With Video)

August 29, 2009 by  
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I will not leave the house with out extra ammo. One of the best ways to carry it is the Quick Strips from Tuff Products.  Unlike the Speed Strip that only came in 38/357.  Read more

Shaving Like a Man (With Video)

August 24, 2009 by  
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By Steven L. Doran

razor I was asked in an email if shaving in the field was necessary?  I have been back and forth about shaving in the field but now do it regularly. I will   give you the pros and cons as I see them. Then you decide.  But either way you will learn how to get a great shave like your Dad should have taught you.   Read more

Bond Derringers and Bond Survival Kit (With Video)

August 23, 2009 by  
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Bond Line of Derringers, top of page,  and a Bond Arms Survival Kit we made up at our readers request. See video at the bottom of the page.

By Steven L. Doran

I became acquainted with the Bond when I saw one in the gun store a few years ago. Then I began to receive emails from readers across the country telling me about their Bond and how much they liked it. I thought I should give it a try. Read more

Ruger M77 Scout Rifle (With Video)

August 21, 2009 by  
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By Steven L. Doran

When I grab a large caliber rifle it is typically the Ruger M77 Mark II carbine, it has 16 1/2″ medium-weight barrel and is extremely accurate. It is set up in the scout rifle configuration. Read more

Shiloh and Trail Boss Videos can now also be viewed at Metacafe

August 21, 2009 by  
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Shiloh and Trail Boss Videos can now also be viewed at Metacafe http://www.metacafe.com/f/channels/Trail+Boss/

JB Custom Mare’s Leg (With Video)

August 15, 2009 by  
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The Mare’s Leg was made famous by the TV Show Wanted Dead or Alive with Steve McQueen Staring as bounty hunter Josh Randal .  The gun was  illegal by federal standards because it was a  lever-action rifle turned into a pistol by a gunsmith for the show. It is illegal to turn a rifle into a handgun, it is not illegal to produce such a firearm as a handgun originally, Jim Buchanan has done just that.

Anyone who is familiar with Jim’s work knows he is a master when it comes to making any firearm as smooth as glass, regardless of type.  So there was no doubt this gun was going to be good.

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Teach Your Children and Yourself To Survive (With Video)

August 2, 2009 by  
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With the recent exposure deaths, and injuries  of children and adults  in the outdoors.  This new video will help parents prepare their kids, and themselves  for  adventures. It will help anyone  who is exposed to the elements for any period of time by preparing you to face it.  To keep it free and post it to you tube we had to keep it to 10 minuets. We feel the content is great and will save lives and child and adult injury. Read more

Smith & Wesson Model 629 44 Magnum Revolver (With Video)

June 13, 2009 by  
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Smith & Wesson Model 29 and 629
By Steve L. Doran

The Model 29 is a Smith and Wesson N frame revolver, it was first introduced in 1955. The gun was made famous by Clint Eastwood who used the gun in the movie Dirty Harry.  It was also shown in the popular film Taxi Driver in 1976. After that they were hard to come by in the 6.5 inch version. Other barrel lengths were available Read more

Ruger MK III 22 Semi-Auto Pistol (With Video)

June 13, 2009 by  
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Ruger MKIII Semi-Auto 22 Pistol

By Steven L. Doran

Over the years Ruger has made a few changes to their Mark line of pistols they come in different barrel lengths, with different sighting options, magazine releases etc, but the basic function of the pistol is the same. Read more

Marlin 22 Magnum Rifle (With Video)

June 13, 2009 by  
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Marlin Model 25, 22 Magnum Bolt Action Rifle
By Steven L. Doran

Marlin has always made a great line of , accurate, handsome well built relatively inexpensive bolt action repeating rifles. The magazine fed versions have always been my choice because it is easy to keep extra ammo in a pocket or pack. Read more

Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 Survival Rifle (With Video)

June 13, 2009 by  
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The Henry Repeating Arms Company AR-7 Survival Rifle

By Steven L. Doran

The AR-7 Survival Rifle has gone through some changes over the years and some of the ones formally built by other manufactures had some problems which I experienced first hand and did not like. Read more

Test – North American Arms “PUG” (With Video)

June 8, 2009 by  
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North American Arms “Pug

By Steven L. Doran

I have been acquainted with North American Arms for many years they manufacture min-revolvers and auto loading pistols that are very reliable and are used in many different types of concealed carry applications. North American has even come out with pistols chambered in a proprietary .25, .32 and .380 ACP.  Police officers and private citizens carry their guns as back ups and primary carry weapons.  Read more

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