Category Archives: History

Elmer Keith and The Golden Years of Gunwriting

Fair Use Keith Elmer Image (WP:NFCC#4) This past weekend, I played an event in southern Wyoming and then headed to Idaho on assignment for American Rifleman. Of course, I made time to be sure to visit Salmon, ID. Now, you old-timers … Continue reading

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Defensive Decisions: Making & Modifying Personal-Protection Plans

In the past, I’ve talked about the need for your defensive gun handling to be almost second nature because your attention should be focused on the threat and your plan to deal with it. Modifying a plan to quickly deal … Continue reading

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The Western Expansion—where people came from, the hardships they endured—is a tale of courage that shaped the fabric of the West. The Scottish Drovers were an important part of the saga. Forced by dire economic conditions to leave their homeland, … Continue reading

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Frank Hamer’s Sweetwater Fight: Lessons Learned

Frank Hamer was not afraid to wade into trouble, but occasionally learned a hard lesson doing so. Such was the case at Sweetwater, TX. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer is best known for helping to end the careers of Clyde Barrow … Continue reading

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