Monthly Archives: April 2013

Too Good to Die

The .38 Super cartridge was introduced in 1928. It was simply the .38 ACP cartridge with hotter powder, giving almost 1300fps with a 130gr bullet. Colt made the move when they realized that their 1911 pistol could withstand higher pressures … Continue reading

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Adios, John Wootters

This past weekend I was down at Ingram, Texas, at the home of John & Jeanie Wootters to participate in a memorial service and celebration of the life of John Wootters. John started writing gun & hunting articles shortly after … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days?

This time of year gets sort of boring for hunting folks. Short of the spring turkey season, there isn’t a lot of hunting going on. And it’s a little early to start getting rifle, ammo, and gear, in shape for … Continue reading

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Frank Hamer Tales

Not only was Frank Hamer an interesting character, but he also set the mold for the Texas Rangers who came after him. Throughout his long career, Hamer always relied on his engraved Colt .45 single action. However, after his horseback … Continue reading

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