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2021 will bring us a bunch of new Buck knives. (Image © Buck Knives) Buck knives is introducing a variety of new knives for 2021, and there’s quite a selection. From fixed blades to auto & assisted opening to EDC folders and a cool compact frame lock...

The Gripper Caddy can be a great portable gun rack. (Image © Gripper by Bauer) Sometimes during a flurry of new product announcements and introductions, a good product that’s been around for years will pop up. That’s what happened to me recently, when I...

New Plano Frost Cooler line includes 14-quart (left) and 32-quart models. (Image © Plano) Plano is bringing out a bunch of new products for 2021, including a line of heavy-duty coolers. The new Plano Frost coolers come in three sizes (14, 21, and 32 quar...

The new Mossberg over/under Gold Reserve and Silver Reserve are priced well. (Image © Mossberg) Mossberg has just announced a new line of over/under shotguns22, which they’re calling the Mossberg Reserve Series. The new Mossberg over/under is currently l...

While the gun industry is booming on the inside, many everyday shooters are improving their kit from the leftovers of their regular paychecks. SHOT Show 2021 is virtual this year, so I had some fun perusing new products from my living room instead of ridi...

If you’ve ever used a hammer to drive a screw, you understand the need for tools designed for specific tasks (you probably also ate a lot of lead paint chips). As popular as Stoeger’s M3500 shotgun is, they decided to take it a step further. If goose hunt...

I must admit I do not own a FN (Fabrique National) firearm, but have shot many over the years and have never been disappointed. Now FN is introducing a brand-new carry pistol on the market, the FN 509 Compact in 9mm. The new pistol is definitely aimed at...

First hunt, first kill while squirrel hunting with Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle. (Photo © Russ Chastain) Time really does fly, and now that I’m in my sixth decade of earthly existence, I find it goes by faster all the time. It’s hard to believe it’s been si...

The Browning X-Bolt Mountain Pro in Tungsten Cerakote (top) and Burnt Bronze Cerakote. (Image © Browning) Browning has just announced a new line of bolt action rifles, dubbed the X-Bolt Mountain Pro. As befits any rifle with “mountain” in its name, the X...

It’s that time of year again, when the gun industry companies unveil their new wares. But with the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trades (SHOT) Show cancelled thanks to concerns about COVID-19, many companies are taking to the internet. Winchester...

Hunting and Browning are words that have gone hand in hand for longer than I’ve been alive. Because of this, it’s no surprise that the Utah-based company continues to announce new firearms. Keeping duck hunters at the front of their minds, Browning has in...

Cryo what? Cryobiology is the ability of organisms to withstand freezing. It normally refers to animal life out in the wilds. It refers to their ability to maintain life despite extreme weather and temperature conditions. We humans have managed to figure...

Shadow Systems, based in Plano, Texas, has come up with a series of pistols made for using. I had a chance to meet with factory reps and learn more. The occasion was the Blue August Gun & Outdoor Writers’ Conference near Dallas in 2019. And Shado...

Aero Precision will be making a move very soon from their current facility in Tacoma, Washington to a new and larger facility located in Lakewood, which is just a short hop down south to a more industrialized area. The reason for the move as stated by the...

This Schrade 498 fixed blade hunting knife has sentimental value to me. (Photo © Russ Chastain) Many moons ago — at least a quarter-century — I found a knife while surveying a long-abandoned industrial property. That was not unusual; I found stuff all th...

Normally this is the time of year when many firearms, shooting, and hunting product manufacturers begin to release information about their new products for the year. Usually this would have also been a big event at the annual SHOT Show held in Las Vegas,...

(Image: Screenshot from “buck sheds antler” video) YouTuber Justin Hoffman recently posted a cool video in which a whitetail buck sheds its only antler right in front of his game cam! Needless to say, this is pretty dang cool. The antlers of Whitetail d...

Deer hunting seasons are winding down all across the country, but a few are still open. Winter weather has its grip on most hunting areas. It used to be that cold, snow, etc caused deer to move about freely, but something has changed in some areas. After...

It’s that time of year where new ammunition offerings from big name companies abound. With SHOT Show 2021 not taking place in person due to COVID-19 these companies are anxious to get the word out on new and innovative products. This year Browning in conj...

Primos Slide Bugle Elk Call (Photo © Primos) For 2021, hunting gear giant Primos is rolling out a series of new products to help hunters get what they go after, and among those selections is this cool new Slide Bugle elk call which allows you to sound li...