The Mossberg Patriot

The new Mossberg Patriot in .308 Winchester. Sheriff Jim Wilson
This past week I spent several days at Gunsite shooting the Mossberg rifles. Since I already had an assignment from the American Rifleman, I spent the majority of my time with the Mossberg Patriot. Now you can go online and look at all the variations that Mossberg offers in the Patriot family of rifles – and there are quite a few. Continue reading

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A Fine Old Pistol

Sheriff Jim Wilson's 1932 Colt Government Model in .38 Super

The Colt Government Model that you see pictured is what I get for hanging around gun shows (I’ll swear, they are worse than beer joints!!!). What it is is a 1932 Government Model in .38 Super, complete with the proper two-tone magazine. When I traded for it, it came with the factory checkered walnut stocks that were common at the time. The old, yellowed and vintage stag stocks that you see on it are compliments of my friend Ray Parga, at Del Valle Gunsmithing, in Marina, California. Continue reading

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What's Next, America? Sheriff Jim WilsonI am blessed with having some very talented friends out here in the Big Bend country of far West Texas. One of these is Joel Nelson… a cowboy, a horseman, a rancher, and one of the best cowboy poets that is working today. Joel has served his country, is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and is not afraid to say what he thinks. Joel’s poem, “CLINGING”, speaks to me and I hope it will do the same for you. His poem is published here with his permission. Continue reading

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Sheriff Jim Wilson and His Very Best Amigos: Joaquin Jackson, and Bart Skelton

Throughout my adult life I have made my living with guns. However, it is not so much the guns that have made it an enjoyable experience as the people that guns have brought me in contact with. A good example of this are these two rascals who are an important part of the small group that I call “Special Friends.” Continue reading

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