Oil & Smoke Part 1

October 2, 2022 – I am not sure if I am holding my own on pre-winter projects, deluding myself or accepting all will not get done. The remaining yard or two of compost, for months conspicuous under a big blue tarp, finally became topping on the lawn; a little tractor […] [Read More]

Ruger American® Pistol Pro Competition

September 25, 2022 – Fall has come to Maine and leaves on maple trees are already turning. Ambient temperatures are in the 50°F to 60°F range and rainfall is almost constant. Procrastination is leaving me with a muffler and tail pipe to change on the thrasher and a tractor to […] [Read More]

Bergara’s B-14 Ridge Rifle

September 18, 2022 – We routinely receive requests for review of a the Spanish made Bergara rifle. In particular a from a local UPS driver who has a great deal of firearm knowledge and appears to be very fond of the brand. Bergara B-14 Ridge Rifle Bergara B-14 Ridge Rifle […] [Read More]

Ruger’s 7.62 NATO / 308 Winchester Small Frame Autoloading Rifle

September 19, 2022 – Last night I was sitting in Rudy’s Real Texas Bar-B-Q in Round Rock, sharing brisket, ribs and sausage with family. Two sons and two grandchildren present, a visit and conversation that are unfortunately all too rare. I envy these younger generations. Lots of enthusiasm for challenges. […] [Read More]

Smith & Wesson’s 350 Legend Double Action Revolver

The Smith & Wesson Model 350 is an X frame based, double action, hunting revolver.  Chambered for the rebated rim, straight wall 350 Legend cartridge, the combination is optimal for small through medium size game… deer, out to 250 yards. The 350 Legend cartridge also has specificity of purpose in […] [Read More]

On Vacation This Week – The Upside Of Spontaneity

I don’t really take vacations. Of course some might say my life is one big vacation. In any event, my granddaughter in Texas is getting her driver’s license and she needed a car. I had a 2018 Ford Escape, parked in the garage with only 12,000 miles on it that […] [Read More]

Ruger’s New Lightweight and Ultra Compact LC Carbine in 5.7x28mm

August 29, 2022 – The Ruger LC Carbine is a very lightweight and very compact semi automatic firearm, chambered for the popular FN 5.7x28mm cartridge. A companion firearm to the company’s 5″ barrel Ruger 57 pistol, the LC Carbine’s 16.25″ barrel offers significantly enhanced ballistic performance, a longer sight radius […] [Read More]

S&W’s M&P®9 M2.0™ Compact Optics-Ready Spec Series Pistol Kit

By the time this article is posted, I will be on a road trip from Maine to Texas to visit family. It has been an eventful year, both personal and at Real Guns, and the hope is that seeing something other than home and work will restore life’s equilibrium. Articles […] [Read More]

Ruger’s AR-556® MPR – The 350 Legend Lives On

I’m usually not overly enthused with AR 15 type rifles for hunting. While there are exceptions, most are overweight, under powered and uncomfortable to carry. The Ruger AR 556 MPR in 350 Legend is one of those exceptions and much the antithesis of the general AR population’s short comings. Ruger […] [Read More]

Ruger Mark IV™ 22/45™ Lite

The new site is up and I actually like it. Simple, mostly white space, it provides a nice wall to hang pictures of firearms on without distractions. I am really procrastinating with producing videos. I am just not an on air personality. I’m awkward in front of a crowd… that’s […] [Read More]