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  • THE OLD LION, THE FIRST LADY, AND THE QUEEN MUM….

      When one thinks of a gun toting Roosevelt the instant image in just about everyone’s mind is that of Theodore Roosevelt dropping a Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone or a rhinoceros in the Lado region of British Uganda. But there were two branches of the famous New York presidential family tree. Theodore’s Republican set lived […]

    December 2, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Bull Moose and His Connecticut Connections…

      The Bull Moose and His Connecticut Connections… John Milius’ 1975 film, The Wind and the Lion,is a semi historic romantic adventure very loosely based on the Perdicaris Incident. Like most of Milius’ work it is meticulously researched and, even if this film does not strictly adhere to history, it is accurate in detail of […]

    November 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • I DIDN’T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED…

    I DIDN’T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED… When I was a young lad in the 1950s, whenever we picked the old Mossberg 146B that he had bought for my brother at Billy Belgrade’s pawnshop, The Old Man ingrained the habit of firearms safety by singing the verse of a popular song of the time, written […]

    October 1, 2018 | 2 comments | View Post

  • DOING IT OLD SCHOOL…

    DOING IT OLD SCHOOL… My brother is a pilot of The Old School. By that I means he lives, at least in his mind’s eye, in an aviation world populated by leather jacket, silk scarf, helmet and goggles wearing men with leathery tanned faces and steely eyes surrounded by crow’s feet, earned by staring into […]

    September 3, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • And blow, ye winds, high-ho..

    And blow, ye winds, high-ho.. On a typical hot humid July afternoon at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Aviation Officer Candidate School Class 17-71 stood, under arms, in five sweat stained opened ranks of nine, dressed right and covered down. Staff Sergeant A. W. Myers, USMC, had been drilling us on the broiling hot cement parade […]

    August 2, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • YOU WON’T FIND THIS IN ANY RELOADING MANUAL…

    YOU WON’T FIND THIS IN ANY RELOADING MANUAL… My wife Margaret was clipping coupons as we were leafing through the papers over a lazy Sunday breakfast. She passed me a dissected section and, to attract my attention,  tapped her scissors’ point on a short article she thought might be of interest to me. It was […]

    June 30, 2018 | 1 comment | View Post

  • THE MALTESE FALCON MEETS THE MALTESE CROSS…

    Samuel Dashiell Hammett was, according to the New York Times, “the dean of the ‘hard-boiled’ school of detective fiction.” He is widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time who produced his most enduring tales, The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, in a short four year period between 1929 and […]

    June 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Culling the Herd

    CULLING THE HERD… I am a student of the so called Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration because I hate cold weather and admire those who endure conditions I am too cowardly to challenge. The great white waste of the southern polar region is the most inhospitable place on earth. It is a high altitude desert […]

    May 1, 2018 | 4 comments | View Post

  • Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) Start Thursday, 4/26/18

    Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) Start Thursday, 4/26/18

    Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) start this Thursday, April 28th. Don’t forget to bring your outdoor stuff…like clips for your target and a windmill if you have one. First shots down range at 6 p.m. Range gate is generally open by 5:15 p.m.

    April 26, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Good Old Days

    THE GOOD OLD DAYS… When I made my first trip to Camp Perry I was overwhelmed by the long awaited and anticipated experience. Day after day of shooting, free meals three times a day in the Mess Hall, a Spartan but adequate bunk in a hut, the company of like minded souls, and Commercial Row. […]

    April 1, 2018 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Shot In The Tail

    Shot In The Tail… The Hudson New Hampshire Range is a small range, ten points packed so close together that the legs of spotting scopes often intrude into the adjacent shooter’s space. Some might generously call it intimate. However, an astute observer would comment that the shooters on the line appeared more like the top […]

    March 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2018 Connecticut and Rhode Island JORC

    2018 Connecticut and Rhode Island JORC The Chase Hall Range Complex at the United States Coast Guard Academy was a beehive of activity during the first weekend in January as it hosted the combined Connecticut and Rhode Island USA Shooting Junior Olympic Rifle and Pistol Championship Qualifier. With 64 combined entries Match Director Debbie Lyman […]

    January 9, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • GUNSLING DAVE, MAN AND THE MYTH…

    The chime on my computer sounded indicating I had mail. Opening the message I found that my good friend and fellow shooting historian Paul Nordquist reporting that, “We got an inquiry at the NRA the other day that you may find interesting. A man wrote seeking information on “Gunsling” Dave” the brother of his Great Grandfather. In your […]

    January 1, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Twenty Eighth Annual Swanson Match

    The Twenty Eighth Annual Swanson Match One Hundred and forty-three juniors pounded well over a case of 22 caliber long rifle bullets into the backstop of Quaker Hill Rod and Gun Club’s Carrol Indoor Range over the first weekend in December as they contested for awards in the 28th Annual David L. Swanson Memorial Match. […]

    December 4, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Promise Made Is a Debt Unpaid…

    A Promise Made Is a Debt Unpaid… Saturday September 10, 1938 was the end of two long days for Coast Guard Seaman First Class Rudolph Jones. He had suffered through the typical hot humid late summer days usually found on the firing line at Camp Perry, Ohio during the National Board for the Promotion of […]

    December 1, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Lord Roberts Trophy 2017 Video

    November 28, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ruby Gomes a Wildcat

    Ruby Gomes a Wildcat

      Ruby Gomes a Wildcat Portsmouth Rhode Island High School senior Ruby Gomes has committed to the University of Kentucky Wildcat’s nationally ranked rifle team. Gomes will be joining a team which has made 17 consecutive appearances in the NCAA championships and produced over 60 All Americans. After learning basic skills at various local clubs, […]

    November 9, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2018 National Match Calendar

    2018 National Match Calendar

    October 31, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Gaul and Shooting are much the same…

    Success in the shooting sports is, as Gaius Julius Caesar said of Gaul,”…omnis divisa est in partes tres.” Success is divided into three parts, physical, equipment and mental. Shooting does not require the physical abilities of a superhero. One of its beauties is that it is blind to height, weight, speed, gender, or age. A […]

    October 31, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Take the King’s Schilling; do the King’s Biddding…

    In a time long ago the center of my shooting universe was a large concrete and granite example of Classical Revival architecture located at 360 Broad Street in Hartford, Connecticut; the Connecticut State Armory and Arsenal, headquarters of the Connecticut State Military Department. For twenty years I was a small cog in that martial machine […]

    September 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • NRA State Championship Conentional Smallbore Rifle Prone River Bend Gun Club Dawsonville, GA September 23 – 24, 2017

    Final Results Bulletin – 2017 Smallbore Prone State Championship – Sep 23-24, 2017

    September 25, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post