Author Archives: Oleg Volk

Photographer at rest

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Badass little kid

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When 458SOCOM feels too whimpy…

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Local gunsmith knows his craft well.

Rifles creased by David from Lebanon Gun Shop.

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Victoria and Nate

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Recent portraits

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Two new marksmen

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Keltec KS7, a compact ambi 12ga shotgun with 7+1 capacity.

Facebook auto-censored this post. Welcome to the culture war, part 3845xxx. All in all, not a bad run for the gear just fitted to the shooter.

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Cost-benefit analysis for protective gear

Wearing rifle-rated body armor seems like the most obviously beneficial daily practice. In addition to stopping bullets, it also protects from bruises and abrasions. It’s such a great idea that it should be mandatory! Oh, wait…why not? Armor, even the … Continue reading

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Socialism vs Capitalism, an issue of terminology.

The interminable Internet battles over the details of politics are bound to fail when words don’t have the same meaning to all participants. Let’s go over the definitions: Capitalism: A private individual has a surplus of tools. She lets others … Continue reading

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A modesty device

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A pointed argument.

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Halloween is coming!

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Defensive weapon for the infirm.

Rimfire pistols are seldom the answer to defensive needs, but they fit one niche well. The defender in this case is an 86-year-old woman who lives alone. Her hand and arm strength are minimal, so full-weight handguns are not in … Continue reading

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1x Prism Scopes: new on CTD Blog

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Aguila SSS ammunition: new on CTD Blog

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Vintage guns with fixed sights.

This revolver was designed with 38/200 military load in mind. Shooting it with lighter 148gr loads produces a different vertical point of impact, sometimes a horizontal offset as well.

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What rifle ammunition for fat polar fox?

“Fat polar fox” is a Russian euphemism of a euphemism of a rude expression for a persistent catastrophic situation. Things get bad and stay that way. A prudent person’s preparation list includes some weapons and training with it. Let’s say … Continue reading

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New on Steinel blog: 45-70 staying power.

Why did 45-70 endure when its contemporaries went away?

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Cat in repose

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