Author: LisaDeming

SIG SAUER P320-M17

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor As part of the US Army’s Modular Handgun System competition to replace the Beretta 92/M9 that served the US military for more than 25 years, the Army provided specific features and specifications they wanted to see. One of those was the ability to quickly swap the fire controls with various frames and slides to increase the versatility of the weapon for different environments and operations. The winner of that competition was Sig Sauer with their M17, a modified P320. About a year later, the US Navy also adopted the M17. Now Sig Sauer is...

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Adventure On A Budget: Lee’s Ferry – Trout Fishing Heaven

By Terry Clapp First off, this part of Trout Heaven is about as hard to access as it is to get through the Pearly Gates. I’m just saying for the DIY person it’s as remote in as many ways as it is beautiful and unique. It’s a year-round trout fishing stream like no other. If you like to hike, rappel and trout fish in nature’s most beautiful sandstone landscapes, you have arrived. However, if you are like me, you either drive up to the Lee’s Ferry boat launch area or hook up with one of many local outfitters. Lee’s...

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Amateur Outdoorsman Says “Know the Rules”

Contrary to the old saying that “rules were made to be broken” it isn’t necessarily a good thing to break the rules. This is especially true when it comes to fishing and hunting. The local fish and game officer just might not accept the fact that you are an amateur and didn’t know the rules. Sure, he or she might let you off with a warning, but a $100 ticket for using the wrong kind of bait can turn a casual afternoon outing into a very bad experience. Whether you are fishing or hunting, you need to know the...

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Trigger Time: Compete FOR Life

How Competition Makes You A Better Shooter By Capt. Beau Mason Utah Highway Patrol The question of why to get involved in competitive shooting is one that many gun enthusiasts struggle with if they have never tried it. Many people get turned off or have false beliefs about what competition is and how it will affect their shooting. I can’t tell you how many times throughout my career in law enforcement I’ve heard “gun guys“ or the “tactical“ guys say that shooting competition creates bad habits or does nothing to make you better. However not one time was this...

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Video Product Review: Nikon Monarch 2000 Laser Rangefinder

A rangefinder is an essential piece of gear for today’s hunters and shooters. The new Nikon Monarch 2000 will get you ranges from 8 yards all the way out to 2000 yards and it is going to do it for less than $300, which makes it an affordable piece of gear for just about everyone. You might expect a piece of equipment at this price to be lacking in features. However, Nikon has delivered a quality product with all the necessities to get you on target out past a mile. It has a 6X zoom which allows you to...

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