Chasing Spring Bear

I had to admit, the plan had definite appeal.  The old logging road would provide a high ground vantage point overlooking the dense forests of southeast Lane County.   A fifty yard section of road provided several viewpoints from which a number of grass-covered...

Thompson/Center NorthWest Explorer

There is something truly therapeutic about a day at the range.  Whether it is the paring of one’s focus from the myriad trappings of modern life down to the simple fundamentals of marksmanship or simply the act of being outside, a range day never ceases to exert...

Coyote Day Trip

The look pasted upon both of our faces was nearly identical.  The appearance of comfortable contentment was, in a flash, replaced with mild panic.  And the cause of the transition between the two states should have been obvious and expected, as clues had been present...

Bone Collector Benchmade Blade

I am a rabid fan and user of Benchmade blades.  Though I almost exclusively use Gene Ingram fixed blades for breaking big critters down into more convenient, portable sizes, you will never catch me without some form or fashion of Benchmade clipped inside my pants...

Firearms Safety, Every Time

As is often the case, it is tragedy which makes us revisit those fundamental rules designed to, ideally, prevent it.  Sadly, it is the untimely, accidental passing of a Brother Warrior that motivates me to pen (or type, as the case may be) some thoughts on firearms...