Mike

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Mike has been a shooter, bullet caster and reloader for over 40 years. Never one to be satisfied with the status quo, he is often found at his reloading bench concocting yet another load. With a target range in his backyard and after 40 years of shooting, his knowledge of firearms and reloading is fairly extensive. He is married, with four sons and daughters-law and 9-and-counting grandkids.
Smith & Wesson Model 60 Barrel
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12 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers

The .357 Magnum cartridge is the most popular all-around revolver cartridge out there. The .357 seems to be the go-to round for wheel gunners. You can also use it whether you carry a snubby for protection or a larger gun for target shooting, hunting and hiking. In addition, the cartridge is viable for most uses ... Read more
.45 ACP Ammo
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Best .45 ACP Ammo: Self-Defense & Target Practice

“The only reason I carry a .45 is because they don’t make a .46.” How many times have I heard that old chestnut? Technically, they now make a .46-plus – the .500 S&W Magnum (.500 bullet diameter) and the .480 Ruger (.475 bullet diameter), to name a couple – but they are heavy-duty revolver rounds ... Read more
.380 ACP Shells
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Best 380 Ammo: Self-Defense & Target Practice

You may be wondering “why do a best-of article on ammo for a marginal carry gun” … it’s because of popularity. The .380 is here, stronger than ever, with many folks carrying them – myself included. Its popularity has surged over the last few years to the point where many claim it to be a ... Read more
Judging the Taurus Judge title
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Taurus Judge review

The Taurus Judge is the Brazilian manufacturer’s best selling gun, according to the last sales stats I saw. That says a lot, but why? Welcome to my in-depth review of the Judge, focusing on its use cases and how it shoots. Introduction Why call it the Judge? Well, the gun started out with the model ... Read more
Taurus G2C with holster and ammo
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The full Taurus G2C review

Even though the newer G3 and G3c pistols are out, the Taurus G2C is still an excellent choice for concealed carry. With its affordable price tag, you get serious bang for your buck – an accurate, reliable handgun that is serviced by a range of aftermarket accessories. It is easy to use and easy to ... Read more
Ruger MPR Review [AR 556 Expert Hands On]
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Ruger MPR Review [AR 556 Expert Hands On]

Summary Ruger and rifles. It doesn’t sound right, at least to those of us who cut their shooting teeth on Ruger revolvers and semi-auto pistols. After all, Ruger’s first products were handguns, right? It started in 1949 with the MK I Standard .22 pistol and then went to the .357 Magnum Blackhawk. From there, it ... Read more
Close up of the excellent Ruger Scout Rifle shown with ammunition and targets.
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Ruger Scout Rifle Review [Hands on with photos]

The Ruger Scout rifle started with Jeff Cooper. In case you don’t know who Jeff Cooper was, allow me to point you to a website that will help you understand what this former Marine Lt. Colonel contributed to the shooting sports. Part shooter, part statesman and part philosopher, Jeff helped found what became Gunsite Academy ... Read more
Henry Big Boy 44 Magnum rifle title photo
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Henry Big Boy Review [Hands on]

Introduction Henry. The name sort of says it all, eh? From the brand’s beginnings in 1860 to today, Henry has earned a reputation for building reliable, stout guns that exhibit excellent workmanship, material, fit and finish. I mean… just look at the Henry Big Boy rifle above. Top-grain American walnut stock, highly-polished brass receiver, deep-blued ... Read more
Ruger Precision Rifle In 22LR
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Ruger Precision Rimfire 22 LR – Buy or Avoid?

The Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle (RPR) is something of a phenomenon! In the world of precision rifles, Ruger has a respectable presence. But usually, they are associated with calibers such as .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor. We don’t typically put “.22 LR” and “precision rifle” in the same sentence. But, as Bob Hope said, I gotta ... Read more
Close up shot of the Ruger GP100
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Ruger GP100 Revolver – expert hands on review [2021]

Ruger and the revolver First, before we get to the Ruger GP100, let’s take a quick look at history. Ruger has had a long relationship with revolvers. Although the company was founded to produce a semi-automatic .22 pistol, Ruger’s second product was actually a single action revolver in .357 Magnum. This was to capitalize on ... Read more
Ruger Charger with red dot sight
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Ruger Charger review (9mm)

First off, let me say that I really enjoyed the Ruger Charger. It was fun to shoot and easy to carry around, since there was no buttstock to get in the way. (Having said that, you could attach a brace – the mount is there). With dual-magazine capability (Ruger and Glock), you could have a ... Read more
Title shot of the Mossberg 464 SPX on the gun bag
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Mossberg 464 SPX review – traditional meets tactical [2021]

It was with great interest that I opened the long box from Mossberg. I know, many of you have opened similar boxes from that company and have been pleased at the shotgun contained therein. But – I wasn’t opening the box to retrieve a shotgun. Mossberg doesn’t make just shotguns. They make rifles (here, too) ... Read more
Concealed Carry CCW
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Best Concealed Carry Insurance [2021 Update]

Our CCW Insurance Top Pick We looked at the most popular concealed carry coverages and our favorite is the USCCA. They are a bit more expensive than the other providers but offer a lot more bang for your money! Some of our team members have been personal clients of USCCA for years! Visit USCCA All ... Read more

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Hi! I'm Mike, one of the oldest writer of Sniper Country! If you have any feedback or question about my articles, please submit it here, it's always appreciated!

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