Month: March 2012

Latest Behind the Scenes Top Shot Update from Contestant Gary Shank

This week on Top Shot as we walked up to the practice range, I could see Colby with a big smile on his face standing with an enormous tarp-covered weapon behind him.  At this point I knew it had to be either a cannon or a Gatling gun.  Colby unveils an 1898 3.2 inch bag gun that quite possibly was at San Juan Hill during the Spanish American War!! I’m thinking to myself, this is why I wanted to be in this competition! Although I have fired cannons before, during my Civil War reenactment days, I have never fired...

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Top Shot Season 4 Episode Update from Contestant Gary Shank

This week on Top Shot Red team is coming off two consecutive wins and we are flying high! We are up two members to the blue team — seven of us and only five of them.  As I am walking up to the practice range, I can see Colby’s big smile and to his side is a flintlock pistol!  I’m thinking to myself, finally a gun that gives me, and thus my team, a distinct advantage over the Blue team.  I have a feeling few people in this crowd of experienced shooters have shot black powder firearms, let alone...

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Hitting the Trails in 2012

The days are getting longer and the mountain trails are screaming your name.  It’s time to get out there and shed those few extra pounds that piled on during the winter months.  This task is daunting to many, but a sheer joy to others, but  is much easier to enjoy when your feet are comfortable.  Here are some of the great hiking shoes available at Sportsman’s Warehouse that should solve the comfort problem this year.  We have picked a couple of models of the most common brands and here is what they are all about.  All of the weights...

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Headed to Texas with PAO Steve Jones Backcountry Hunts Again

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the Sportsman’s News team originally went to west Texas to hunt with and evaluate Steve Jone Backcountry Hunts. It has been exactly one full year though. Josh Harris of Worldwide Trophy Adventures and Sportsman’s News Pro Staffer was the primary hunter on that trip and he tagged a whopper 33″ Aoudad on the 2nd day of the hunt. Sportsman’s News team member Kevin Orton whacked a good 28 incher on the last day of the hunt. I toted my bow till the end and came home empty...

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