My Ithaca Model 49

My Ithaca Model 49 .22 rifle

My dad, a Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy at the time, had given me a little Ithaca Model 49 .22 rifle for my 8th birthday. He had purchased it used from a local shop and presented it to me one day while we were out shooting. I’m not sure there are words in the dictionary to describe the excited look on my face when my dad handed me that rifle and said, “Happy birthday son.”

How to make an old Ruger Mini 14 more accurate.

How to make an old Ruger Mini 14 more accurate.

Let’s give credit where credit is due. The Ruger Mini 14, for all the accuracy issues it had at the beginning, is a rugged, ridiculously reliable, handy little rifle. It’s quick to the shoulder, easy and fun to shoot, has very little recoil and is chambered for a fairly powerful and versatile cartridge.

A Memorial Day Tribute

When Memorial Day comes around, it’s traditional for people to put on patriotism for a day, to speak well of those who sacrificed for our country and made possible our freedom. It’s a shame that it comes around only once a year. For some, patriotism is a constant and every day is Memorial Day.

How to carry a gun while hiking in California

How to carry a gun while hiking in California

At one time the main concern was fending off mountain lions and dealing with venomous snakes. However, more recently students have expressed concerns about drug cartels and smugglers. You might say that the wild beasts have been supplanted by even wilder and sometimes more dangerous two legged pests…