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Real-World Defensive Shooting Stances

Recently, I was looking at some vintage photos of FBI agent Jelly Bryce (read about his story here). Bryce was an Oklahoma gunfighter who joined the FBI in the 1930s. He was quite fast with a sixgun and always employed … Continue reading

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Profile: Jelly Bryce—Oklahoma Gunfighter

(l.) Jelly Bryce had his own point-shooting method. Taken for dramatic effect for LIFE (and as we know, in clear violation of NRA safety rules) this image clearly demonstrated Bryce’s unique, deep crouch stance. He would fire when the gun … Continue reading

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Remembering Mr. Bill

I’m working on a story about Bill Jordan for my column in Shooting Illustrated. And, thinking back on our time together, I remembered a hunting yarn about Bill that I thought I would share with you. We were hunting turkey … Continue reading

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The Cadillac of Snub-Nosed Revolvers

One of my favorite handguns started life as the Smith & Wesson Combat Magnum. Back in the 50’s, Bill Jordan was approached by the wheels at Smith & Wesson and asked to give his thoughts on the perfect revolver for … Continue reading

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