Category Archives: firearms

The Last Charge

In the 1970s, I began to do business by mail-order with a company called AmmoMart in Ontario, Canada. They supplied powder, primers, bullets, cases, reloading tools and scopes to shooters far and wide. I’m still using bullets, powder and scopes … Continue reading

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The Day Is Done

I had a strange day. I did some of the usual puttering around when a visitor arrived early in the afternoon. We went shooting, first at a rifle-range and then at a gravel pit. I checked out a Mauser 98k … Continue reading

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Absence Of Grouse

One of the privileges of growing old here is that the province exempts us old coots from getting hunting licences for grouse. We have to follow all the other rules and carry ID showing age. Today, at sunrise, I went … Continue reading

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On Retirement

I’m feeling a lot better about retirement these days. It’s a big transition going from travelling in remote parts of Canada to be told what to do my directors of education, principals, students, and parents to being told what to … Continue reading

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The 1% Solution

“The French interior minister has called on “all patriotic citizens” to become reservists to boost security in the wake of the attack in Nice, in which 84 people were killed. Bernard Cazeneuve reiterated that France would call up 12,000 reservists.” See Attack … Continue reading

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Not A Sniper

“This was a mobile shooter who had written manifestos on how to shoot and move, shoot and move, and that’s what he did” See Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed, suspect ID’dThe title of TFA quoted on the right is simply … Continue reading

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You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

“The Canadian military has a stockpile of armoured vehicles that could be of use to the Kurds but has yet to figure out whether to turn those over. The military has in its surplus stocks three Husky armoured vehicles used in … Continue reading

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This Dog Don’t Hunt

“Fingerprints of Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam have been found in a Brussels flat raided this week, Belgian prosecutors say. State broadcaster RTBF says he may have escaped during Tuesday’s police raid, in which one suspect was shot dead.” See Brussels raid: … Continue reading

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Carson On Firearms

Last night, during a “town hall” on CNN, Carson stated that he thought government should be training in usage and safety with firearms, and that he liked having a firearm. See CNN, Ben Carson: “I like having a gun” That’s … Continue reading

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One Place I Taught

“Four people have been killed and several injured in shootings in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, police say.” See Canada shootings: Four killed in Saskatchewan – BBC NewsI taught in many places in northern Canada, good, bad and ugly. La … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016!

I’m so old a new year is becoming tedious but I have plenty of reasons to embrace 2016. I’m not so old I can’t have ambitions and achieve them in a new year. Last year, TLW and I got a … Continue reading

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Shooting Prone – No Method For A Gentleman…

I went shooting today. Actually, I mostly did a lot of fetching and carrying and a young man tested some ammunition I’d made up and a new rifle. The weather was beautiful: just above freezing with some sun and very … Continue reading

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