Scratching the Itch for a Sports Car Rifle.

  In early April of 2014, I had the pleasure of visiting the grand opening of the Steyr Arms facility in Bessemer, Alabama. This impressive new facility will change a lot of things, including availability of some of their guns here in the US. Steyr sister companies are Mannlicher and Merkel, so there are guns to keep anybody smiling.   The showroom has an impressive display of firearms, illustrating the huge and diverse range of guns this company offers. The … Continue reading


  He was just a boy but he was accepting a man’s job. As soon as the light was better he would take us to the buffalo that had been raiding the tiny patch of corn his family grew on this desiccated and crusted ground. As we waited for the sun, I noticed that he carried an ax made from a truck spring and a mopane tree root. “For the lions,” was the answer when I asked why. I thought … Continue reading