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 By John Anderson    Hunting    March 1, 2021

Kids And Hunting

There are a lot of great organizations in Arizona full of people who enjoy sharing their love of the outdoors with others, especially kids. One of them is Arizona Quail Today, which hosted its first... Full story

 

Gun Owner Classes

Learn And Feel More At Ease With Your Firearm According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), over five million Americans became first-time gun owners in 2020. That's great news for the... Full story

 

How To Practice When You Can't Find Ammo

The year 2021 is starting out with ammunition shortages that are probably going to continue well into the year, according to the NRA. Even guys who reload their own ammo are having a hard time,... Full story

 

Gifts For The Shooter And Hunter

People are always telling me I'm hard to buy for, but since I shoot and hunt, it's actually really easy to find great things I'd love to have. If you have a shooter or hunter on your list, here are... Full story

 

CCW Rules

In Other Words, Know Before You Go If you have taken a Concealed Carry class and have gotten your permit, congratulations! Now you need to start thinking about what that permit does and doesn't do... Full story

 

No Ammo? No Problem!

If you have tried to buy any ammunition lately, you already know that shelves are bare. Buying online is just as trying: I've put a couple boxes in my cart on the Cabelas website, and before I could c... Full story

 
 By John Anderson    WOOT    July 1, 2020

Self-Defense Handgun

Take Time To 'Try It On' And Practice We are currently in the process of buying a new handgun for our granddaughter who is soon moving out on her own. She has been shooting for years, but the only pis... Full story

 

Gifts For Dads Who Shoot

It's June and you know what that means – time to celebrate Dad! Here are some ideas for you to give to your hunting/shooting buddy. There is a wide range of prices to suit any wallet and dad is... Full story

 

Mothers Day Gifts For Moms Who Shoot

If you're lucky enough to have a mom in your life who likes to shoot, getting her something for Mothers' Day that she will love is easier now than ever. More and more companies are designing gear just... Full story

 

Here's What To Expect At The Range

If you are new to shooting, going to the range may be a bit intimidating. I know my girls were nervous the first time, and they wanted to know all about it before they went. Just knowing what to... Full story

 
 By John Anderson    Hunting    March 1, 2020

News And New Products

There are two big outdoor events in Arizona this month, plus two fantastic new holsters I wanted to tell you about. Also, dove seasons, quail season, and waterfowl seasons may all be over, but that... Full story

 

Tips, Tricks, Gadgets For Pistols

In the movies, the heroes only have problems with their firearms if it suits the plot. In real life, I've taken a lot of classes and gone to a lot of ranges, and believe me, if you have problems,... Full story

 

Gift Guide For Shooters

I saw a great meme the other day: It said, "Quit saying I'm hard to buy for – you know where the gun store is!". Made me laugh and also made me realize that gift-giving season is almost upon us. If... Full story

 

Arizona Hunting Season

Arizona is blessed by an abundance of gorgeous hunting country, but that also means that hunters have a lot of ground to cover while hunting. Optics are crucial in most western hunts, but... Full story

 
 By John Anderson    Hunting    July 1, 2019

Gun Talk

There isn't much hunting going on this month, and it's a bit warm to go out shooting (unless you pay for an indoor range), but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be training. This is a great time for... Full story

 

Non-Lethal Weapons

There are many situations that probably don't require a lethal response. A dog attacking your dog as you walk, for instance, or some guy with road rage who isn't armed but is still intent on punching... Full story

 

Back-Up / Secondary Weapons

If you have a concealed carry permit and carry a weapon regularly, have you ever considered carrying a back-up weapon? Not just a knife or a tactical pen or a monkey fist, but a secondary firearm?... Full story

 

Non-Lead Ammo

For quite a while now, waterfowl hunters have been required to use shotgun shells that do not contain lead. Seems the lead pellets in the water get ingested accidentally by waterfowl and it is toxic... Full story

 

Desert Shooting

When I was a kid, you could drive out Cave Creek Road to Jomax Road and be in the boonies. We'd go out there as a family, often with another family or a few aunts and uncles. While the ladies made... Full story

 

Step Up Your Shooting Game

Even if you bought a pistol purely for self-defense purposes, you need to practice with it often. For one thing, you need to develop muscle memory. Muscle memory comes after you've done a movement so... Full story

 

Anderson Report Backpacks

I'm not as young as I used to be. Last deer season, Margie and I lugged our heavy AR's all over the mountains in very rough and rocky terrain, and it was no fun. By the time you figure your backpack,... Full story

 

Five Reasons Why You Need A Concealed-Carry Permit

Arizona allows all of its citizens to legally carry a concealed weapon, but a CCW Permit is still a great idea for a lot of reasons. First and foremost is the training you receive when you attend a CC... Full story

 

Father's Day Gifts For Shooters

Father's Day is coming up sooner than you think, and sometimes dads can be super hard to buy for. If dad is a shooter, we've got you covered – here are some ideas for gifts any shooting dad would... Full story

 

Guns And Gear For OHVs

Four-wheeling is a blast – there are so many places to explore in this beautiful state, and many of them are hidden treasures that you can only get to on extremely rough roads. I've always had a 4WD... Full story

 

McMillan Stocks - Here Is Perfection For Your Rifle

Why would you want to pay for a custom gun stock? First of all, for the way it looks and feels -- McMillan offers a variety of colors and combinations so you can make your rifle one of a kind. More im... Full story

 

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