Swamp People – DIAMONDBACK Style

These 7 gators were taken using Diamondback AirBoats– the largest airboat manufacturer in the world – (prices start at $ 35,000) and Diamondback 380 and 9mm handguns (Much more affordable at less than $ 400.00)  . We were just a tad bit better equipped than those folks off the Swap People TV show. (We might not look the part but we played it well thanks to the experience of HoHo and Shane Brooks who have been in gators their entire life.)

I covered most of this in my last POST but what I did not tell you is that for me, gator hunting turned out to be one of the most exciting things I have done with a gun. Its one of the few hunts where you can effectively use a sub-compact handgun with success and you just never know what is going to come up out of the water and often when it does come up, its less than three feet away and its time to shoot. And, you better shoot straight and your gun better work!

Be afraid...Be very afraid.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to Swamp People – DIAMONDBACK Style

  1. Michael B. Saari says:

    Now that looks like fun!

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