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 By Philip Gregory    Opinion    June 4, 2020

The evolution of the .44 magnum continued

This column picks up where the last one ended concerning the development of the .44 Magnum cartridge. The last column ended with the introduction of the first .44 caliber, self contained cartridge...

 
 By Philip Gregory    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Wake up America, we are losing our rights

For the past several weeks, we Americans have been told we must stay at home. We have been told we cannot attend church. We have been told we cannot assemble in groups larger than ten. The state of Maryland has deployed drones to enforce social...

 
 By Philip Gregory    Opinion    May 7, 2020

The evolution of the .44 Magnum

I don't have much confidence in the idea that we humans evolved from pond scum but I know for certain that firearms and ammunition have evolved through the ages to give us the wonderful products we...

 

What freedom means to me

I am confident if you ask ten people what "Freedom" means to them, you would get ten different replies. During these difficult times of quarantine, maintaining social distances, staying at home and...

 

Hunting with a handgun

Those of you who have been reading my columns know I like handguns...a lot. To add thrill and challenge to hunting, do it with a handgun. Shooting a handgun is not so different from a rifle and the sk...

 

Are we obsessed with firearms?

Americans are accused by many as having an obsession with firearms. If this is true, why is it? Let's assume for a moment it is true. Maybe it is because we are much more closely tied to our frontier...

 

Premium bullets - Are they needed?

My first reply to that question is, "yes, sometimes, maybe." It all depends on the situation. But let me define what a premium bullet is - I'm talking about the projectile, not the cartridge.) Most...

 

How do wild animals die?

It is a very sad fact that all living creatures die, even the giant Sequoia trees of the western coast. The wild animals of our forest and mountains face death every day. It should be no surprise that...

 

Ethics in hunting

As with any activity, there are ethics in hunting. The difference with ethics in hunting is there is almost no one around to see the behavior of the hunter in the woods and mountains. Were we sure...

 

What makes a complete rifle battery?

I have been exchanging emails with my nephew on what makes up a complete rifle battery. Lets define what we are attempting to assemble. That is "The rifle chamberings needed to hunt all the species...

 

Was it necessary?

I was extremely upset, even angry, when I learned the sow grizzly bear that had three cubs roaming around the Swan Valley, had been captured and killed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks...

 

Mass shootings, what can be done?

These mass shootings occurring around the country are doing grave damage to one of our most cherish freedoms. Millions of people believe that gun control laws are the answer to the problem. But that...

 

Guns, I just love 'em

I have had a life long "love affair" with firearms. I just love the darn things. Why this is I cannot say. It's just a distinct part of me. The firearms I like most are really special works of art...

 

Why I love the .44 Magnum

Describing why I love a particular gun or cartridge isn't easy. Where do I begin? First, the pistol and cartridge were built in a joint venture between Smith & Wesson and Remington, made...

 

Should you handload your own ammo?

I know most of you reading this do not hand load your own ammo. Let me attempt to convince you that you should. These are my reasons. First is always economy. It doesn't matter what cartridge you want...

 
 By Philip Gregory    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Great choice in the auto pistol

Previously I discussed the advantages a revolver has as a concealed carry/self defense firearm. Now I will discuss why the auto pistol is also a great choice. First, the auto pistols come in many...

 

Revolver or auto?

When asked that question, my reply is, “what do you want the gun for?” Let’s talk about only concealed carry for now. I will address other purposes later. There are so many choices it can be...

 

Why I hate the .357 magnum

The reason I hate the .357 so much is partly because of the handguns it is available in. Many of the firearms manufactured in the .357 are works of art by themselves. Some of them are so nice and so...

 

Acceptable and Unacceptable Ways to Protest

I want to respond to Mike Marshall’s letter in last week’s Pathfinder. Mike disagreed with some people’s dissatisfaction with other people’s method of protesting. I think Mike is very wrong. There are acceptable ways of protesting and there...

 

National Press No Longer Keeps Elected Officials on the Straight and Narrow

How is it that a person can illegally transmit 2,100 classified emails on four illegally established personal computers, lie to the FBI multiple times during a criminal investigation (which is also a crime), allow four US state department officials...

 

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