Author: editor

Pro Ears Pro 300 – Field Tested

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor You only get issued one set of ears in life, so it is important to protect them whenever you are shooting. As a firearms instructor, I am amazed whenever I see parents at the local range who think just because they are shooting a .22 LR they, and their kids whose spiral ganglion cells are still developing, don’t need hearing protection. What most shooters don’t realize is that sudden impulse sounds of sufficient frequency cause permanent hearing loss by damaging these cells, even from small caliber rounds like the .22 LR. According to audiologist...

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Home Defense Tactics

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor Nationwide violent crime is down in America, with noticeable exceptions across the Southwest where violent crime is on the rise. Home invasions, a specific category of violent crime, is not tracked by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, but just turn on the news or pick up the newspaper and you will see that more often burglars are entering occupied dwellings.Statistics are all well and good until you or a member of your family becomes one, then you really don’t care how rare or infrequent these violent home invasions are, because in your world, they...

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Pro’s Pick: Benelli Vinci

This month’s feature in our new “Pro’s Picks” section is on the Benelli’s Vinci shotgun.  On a recent waterfowl trip to Colorado with Stillwater Outfitters, our staff at Sportsman’s News were able to put the Vinci to the test and it passed with flying colors! We found this great addition to the line of Benelli shotguns to be lightweight, with very soft recoil, resulting in a very fast shooting cycle.  We experienced no jams or cycling problems what so ever and found it to be one of the most reliable and efficient firearms we have ever put to the...

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Wheels Afield: Jeep Liberty Limited

This vehicle is happiest when it’s out in the back country and hitting the trails. By Andy Lightbody With roots that go back to 2002, the Jeep Liberty has continued to be refined and enhanced, since its last major make-over back in 2008. So with only 2 years since getting a major overhaul, there are not a lot of new whistles and bells for 2010 or 2011. That however is not a bad thing. After all, there’s truth in the old saying… if it works, don’t fix it! If you’re looking for a small SUV that loves being off...

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Alaska Kingfishers On The Mighty Nushagak

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor When the subject of king salmon fishing comes up in most conversations, the usual answer is , “Head for the Kenai River in Alaska”. Now granted, the Kenai is a great fishery and you always have the possibility of hooking into a 70+ pound monster, but the numbers year in and year out don’t match those of other rivers available. If you want to fish a river that boasts the largest average run of king salmon in all of Alaska, you need to head to the “Mighty Nushagak”.The “Nush” as most outfitters and regulars...

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