Category Outdoors

Idle Firearms are a SHTF Liability

John J. Woods
Magnolia Outdoor Communications


Any mechanical device that goes unused will eventually fall into non-readiness. The same goes for the user. Guns that are bought with the intent of becoming the defensive front line of self-protection during a SHTF event should be used regularly and well maintained.

So many times working gun shows, I work with people looking to buy prepper guns for self-defense, concealed carry, or other uses. When they finally select a gun to purchase, they rarely buy ammunition on the spot. Do they not intend to fire the gun, or even learn to shoot it and practice with it regularly? In many cases that never happens.

Having such a gun in the house if you do not ever intend to use it, is a total waste...

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The A. H. Fox Sterlingworth

John J. Woods
Magnolia Outdoor Communications


It should be without reckless abandon to venture into the world of collecting double barreled shotguns. It is wrought with many a lowland swamps designed to sink you to the waist and suck out all of your hard earned deposits. If you get the itch, be careful how hard your scratch.

Of all the stories, tales, renditions, tomes, and sad laments by a multitude of outdoor writers, double gun hunters, and collectors, it seems more tears have wetted the cheeks of well-meaning gentlemen over the buying, selling, trading, and using of twin barrel shotguns than any other gun, save maybe old Winchester levers and Colt Single Action Army’s. It is a realm not to be entered into by the faint of heart or the shallow of pocketbook.

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Colorado Congressman Pushes Gun Control Agenda on Students


Rather Than Eat Crow, Congressman Files Bill To Block ‘Colorado Loophole’

After spurring a walk-out by students angered that gun-control zealots had hijacked a vigil to honor a fallen classmate and those injured in a school shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver, Colorado first-year Democratic Congressman Jason Crow offered no apologies.

In fact, to add legislative activism to tone-deaf insult, the very next day Crow introduced a federal bill to close what he called an “obvious loophole” that allowed a woman to buy a shotgun in Colorado days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

Crow introduced H.R. 2634 on May 9th...

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Real or Fake: The Truth About 10 Hollywood Survival Scenes

I love a good action movie. My favorites usually involve beleaguered heroes surviving against very long odds in the wild. Even though the lines between reality and silver-screen magic are blurry in Hollywood, they have a bad habit of mixing plausible survival situations with impossible nonsense.

As hunters, anglers, and survival movie fans, can we spot the fake stuff when it flashes before our eyes? Also, is there any actual knowledge or useful ideas to learn when we sit down to watch a movie? Well, we’re about to find out. Pop yourself some popcorn, dim the lights, and join me as I prowl through some well-known movie scenes to determine if they have any “survival” merit that we could actually use in an emergency.

10. The Creative Castaway

Can you really rub a stick against ano...

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