Tag Archives: old west

Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid

On the night of July 14, 1881, Pat Garrett killed Henry McCarty (alias Billy the Kid) in Pete Maxwell’s bedroom at old Fort Sumner, in New Mexico Territory. Over the years, more legends have cropped up over this one incident … Continue reading

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Colt: The Revolver of the American West

One of the great things about being a gun writer is that you never know what the day’s mail will bring. For instance, I just recently got a great book from Jim Muschett at Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. It is … Continue reading

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The Scout Belt

The Scout Belt is an interesting piece of equipment that has its origins in the American Southwest. The first bottleneck rifle cartridges, the .30/30 & .30/40 Krag, were introduced about 1895, along with the production of the Winchester Models 1894 … Continue reading

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Happy Trails

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation was set up by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans to help and support children-at-risk. It is the only children’s charity that I know of that actively supports the shooting sports. And, for the last 16 … Continue reading

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