Author Archives: Jim

About Jim

Retired from industrial construction and livin' the dream in the mountains of Virginia.

GRILL & SMOKER MODIFICATIONS

This past spring, my wife gave me a Masterbuilt 44 inch propane smoker for Father’s Day. I had a great deal of difficulty getting chips to produce smoke because of the design of the heat shield and smoke box. I … Continue reading

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SMOKING CHEESE

In April of 2015, I bought a Char-Broil brand cabinet smoker. I have thoroughly enjoyed using it! Right now, (10:10 PM), the smoker is set up for cold smoking and I’m waiting for the smoke to start rising in the … Continue reading

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HOMEMADE SNAKE SHOT LOADS

    Somewhere in the late 70s, I bought a Bicentennial edition Ruger New Model Blackhawk in .357 Magnum. My brother pestered me for a few years about it and I finally gave it to him. He passed away in November … Continue reading

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THE CRICKET RIFLE

Recently, I purchased a Cricket rifle chambered to accept 22 short, long & long rifle ammunition. The model I chose is the baseline offering with a 16 inch barrel, blued steel and black synthetic stock. I bought one of these … Continue reading

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KNOW YOUR TARGET

One of the four Cardinal gun safety rules is “Know your target and what is beyond it.” There’s a good reason that rule was established. Consider the foolishness and stupidity of shooting at something you have not identified. Furthermore, if … Continue reading

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PARENTS, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE

Saturday, November 22nd, the Cleveland, Ohio police dispatcher received a call from a citizen in an outdoor recreational park saying a juvenile was waving around what appeared to be a handgun. Two police officers were dispatched to the scene. Within … Continue reading

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WHERE ARE FIREARMS PROHIBITED?

As a law-abiding firearms owner, you should know where you are not allowed to carry firearms. The various places listed below prohibit all firearms, including your handgun, concealed or not. I don’t want to waste precious space listing the statutes. … Continue reading

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