Richard Mann


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The Empty Cases’ Guide to Being a Real, Gun Using, Outdoor Kind of Man

Own a truck. Always have a knife. Carry a knife. Always. The only time you should not have a knife is when you are naked, in a bed or when you’re swim

Cats in the Cradle

There is only a brief moment in time when you will have plenty of time to spend with your son and he will have plenty to spend with you. That time wit


Gimmie Three Steps

Ronnie Van Zant’s words were ringing in my ears. The deer was 30 yards away, broadside and just needed three steps to be in the clear. Montana was on the gun, eye in the scope and ready. The minutes clicked by, the deer continued to eat and my heart was beating so loud I knew Montana could hea
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A Mossberg, A Big Mac and a Sable

  We’d been climbing, non-stop, for 30 minutes in order to get some elevation to help us locate the sable. My knees were screaming. All that time on a wrestling mat might have helped build character but it did nothing good for my knee joints. Had we seen the sable the pain and the heat would ha
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I took the Laser Grips off my 1911

  I didn’t think anything would ever make me do that until the mammoth ivory grips from Smitty’s Designs showed up. Oh my! Nothing like a Nighthawk 1911 built just the way you want it with mammoth ivory grips. And then there is my Novak’s (Joe & Dustin Bonar) 1911 which ha
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A New .45-70 From Marlin

There is something about lever action rifles. My son Bat gets to shoot all the guns that come through here for testing and he also enjoys playing those first person shooter video games. (If you believe everything you hear he should be doing terrible things.) What I’ve found interesting is that
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West Virginia High Adventure

Some folks believe that the new High Adventure Camp of the Boy Scout of America is some sort of clandestine government facility that has been built as a concentration camp or a FEMA camp. Some even believe it is a bunker to replace the one that was decommissioned at the Greenbrier Resort. Its none o
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