Guns & Gals

There are not a lot of ladies that write about firearms. I know two that do a great job of it though. Interestingly, they are very different in many ways. One is a hunter, the other mostly a shooter. But they both know guns and are talented at communicating about them. Check out their BLOGS:

Hunting the Truth  Jennifer has edited my stuff from time to time and remains at least partially sane. This alone means she is part alien, part hillbilly or maybe both. She can also weave a tale.

Shelly Rae  I’ve talked about Shelly (RED) on this BLOG before. Spent several days at Gunsite with her. She can shoot and can trade verbal jabs with any male chauvinist gunwriters she comes across.



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 Guns & Gals

  1. William Bouley says:

    Well there you go trying to use actual ballistic tests to compare anything. We both know that most opinions based on lack of real knowledge are the hardest to change. I also carry a 1911 in .45 ACP and have the opinion that the larger bullet, and the bigger the hole, the better. But… its been my experience that shot placement and proficiency with any given weapon is more important then a bigger hole. An issue that never gets discussed is noise. I have had to discharge a firearm in a hurry on a couple of occasions, and the cause for that discharge never allowed for the use of proper hearing protection. In my opinion, dropping the hammer on a .45 without hearing protection is severely painfull. When you have others near you, doing the same thing, you can remove functional communication from the fight. As for the 9mm, I have fired several magizines of ammo and still been able to communicate with those around me.(I know, opinion). For those who have never fired their carry gun anywhere but the range, with perfect controlled conditions, they may want to try dropping the hammer on their choice of ammo in low light with out hearing protection. If they feel that they can properly function and be proficient, then they have a basis for an opinion.

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