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How to assemble your M1911 handgun.

How to assemble your M1911 handgun.

 

Ruger New Bisley Vaquero

Just picked up a new “Ruger New Bisley Vaquero” in 357 MAG and it is awesome. This is my first “Bisley” and I have to say it is a perfect fit to my hand. I had been looking for a Bisley for months because I was drawn to the Bisley grip and swept back hammer. I was a bit concerned that it wouldn’t feel like my other SAA’s but I was happily wrong.


I have many other SAA’s in 45 Colt so I opted for this one in 357 MAG so I could shoot my 38 handloads in it and am very pleased with the results. I found the gun to be very accurate even after shooting several hundred 38’s in it and the barrel got barely warm [mind you it was a 40 degree morning].


I dressed her up a bit in grips by Esmeralda and have attached several pix. Esmeralda’s grips are beautiful and are worth looking into.

Idaho, Montana seek OK for hunting of wolves

The Associated Press

State officials sought Tuesday to revive gray wolf hunts in the Northern Rockies, even as they entered talks with environmentalists whose lawsuit restored the endangered status of the animals. On Tuesday, Montana asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to commit by Sept. 10 to the state’s plan for “conservation hunts” beginning this fall.

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Where to Find Inexpensive New & Used Guns for Sale

Most people I know are not willing to spend hard earned money on items they don’t feel are important. This is true in so many ways and it includes hunting and shooting sports. To thoroughly enjoy shooting activities, the enthusiast needs the necessary equipment. For some, it’s not always easy to pursue a shooting activity due to its expense. This includes guns for sports and recreation. It is unlikely that firearms be made affordable all the time, however it’s still possible to find inexpensive quality firearms for sale.

Many households perceive firearms to be expensive. Factually, nothing could be farther from the truth. While it is true that many guns are expensive, that expense is mainly due to high demand in the consumer market. Highly coveted firearms are in short demand therefore the price is increased to meet the supply level. Alternately, as supply levels rise, down come the prices.

There are many manufacturers of firearms that are less known than the major manufacturers such as Colt, Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Winchester, to name a few. These lesser known manufacturers offer quality firearms at very competitive pricing. Most of these firearms come with a lifetime warranty as well. Think of it in this regard: An inexpensive firearm that carries a lifetime warranty versus a brand name gun that carries the same warranty yet costs many hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars more. Either way, if the firearm breaks, it is covered 100% by its manufacturer. That being said, it is not intended to discredit the brand name firearm manufacturer whose quality standards may be to a more exacting standard. Let me add this disclaimer however: if the purchase in question is for a self or home defense firearm, I would certainly save my pennies for the “stricter” manufactured firearm mainly due to potential lives being at stake. That being said: the content of this article is aimed at the budget conscious individual seeking to purchase recreational firearms for sport or hunting.

So how do you find inexpensive guns for sale? There are many ways for you to find the right gun that suits your personality. The easiest method available today is right at your fingertips, literally: the “internet”, of course. Today’s smart shopper can easily research just about any item ensuring they get the best deal they can find online. The internet is without a doubt, a superb tool. However, if you don’t find desirable results online, you can try trusted firearms dealers. It is possible to easily contact some of the most well known online gun sellers and their stores by asking around. Check with your friends or co-workers that participate in shooting activities. They are a great resource and can provide you with a multitude of knowledge. Gun shows or auctions are great sites to search as well. Though you may need to travel, it may still be your best bet in locating the firearm you seek or dealing with the trusted firearm expert you desire.

Hearing Protection is Essential Gear

Ever return from a day at the range or hunting to find your ears are ringing from sounds that you’re faced with when engaging in shooting activities? The effects can last for hours, days or even weeks and in worst case scenarios, longer still. That is why it is important to use protective devices to safeguard your hearing and ensure you’re ears aren’t ringing when you arrive back home!

Arguably, the most effective hearing protection available today is an electronic hearing device that is easy to use and is comfortable. The biggest benefit to an electronic hearing device is that it filters out noises such as a rifle blast while allowing low decibel sounds safe passage.

These devices allow sounds up to 25 decibels to transmit through to your ears, and block out noises exceeding 82 decibels. Not only do these devices preserve your hearing, they offer the added benefit of amplifying faint sounds which many hunters find useful a field. Another possible benefit may be that these devices may help you if you’re one of the millions who suffer from low level hearing loss.

The experienced hunter understands the sense of hearing must be in top order to be alert to what’s going on around them.

Many types of hearing devices are available today from foam ear plugs, to electronic headphones, to noise-canceling phones, to molded ear plugs, etc…. There is a variety of devices to choose from and thorough research should be conducted before making your purchase. Many shooting ranges offer free hearing protection to range users [must be returned at the end of your shooting session]. This is the perfect time to test different devices regarding fit, functionality, comfort, etc… and what better place to test-drive a potential purchase.

In closing, hearing protection, similar to eye protection, is essential gear and must be seriously considered. These safety devices are relatively inexpensive and worth looking into.