S&W MODEL 629


Vector Mini Uzi


Bullet Religion

“If you’re not packing a .45, you’re not even armed.”

“Forty ‘short-and-week’ is a worthless cartridge,”

“Why would anybody carry a little 9mm?”

Any of these sound familiar?

Well, perhaps there is a small grain of truth in some of these statements, depending on the context in which they are uttered; however, it’s been my experience over the years that too many gun owners take way too much pride in their chosen “bullet religion.” I say “religion” because occasionally we all run into those devout, evangelical members of the “Church of 45.” No amount of scientific evidence will dissuade them from their faith and fervor; common sense and reason are just not a part of their universe. They latch onto their favorite notion and “preach the gospel” at every opportunity. The more they preach, the better they feel about the big .45 they carry.

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GUN CULTURE 2.0

Occasionally I’m reminded that there are still a great many firearms enthusiasts clinging to the notion that in order to be a shooter and 2nd Amendment supporter, a person must fit a certain mold. While 99% of the firearms community seems to have pretty much gotten over the gender and race thing, I still notice quite often that you’d better be pretty enthusiastic about praying with the group and voting Republican if you want to be a member of the “club.”

It appears we still often require our 2nd amendment supporters to be pretty far right wing in both religion and political party. That’s all well and good for small groups and clubs here and there if that’s the overwhelming desire of their members; however, if our intention is to bring in more shooters and future 2nd Amendment advocates, how about we focus on the Bill of Rights and try not to alienate potential recruits with needless political party and religious affiliation grandstanding. It does nothing for the cause, even if it does make us feel better about ourselves.

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Squib Load Danger

Demonstrating and discussing the dangers of having a squib load.
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UPCOMING “MEET & GREETS” Lexington, Ky, at The OUTDOOR SHOW. ——
Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Bud’s Gun Shop booth at The Outdoor Show. (Lexington, Ky)
We’re also going to be at the Clarksville, Tn, Friends of NRA Banquet that same night (8-26-17) for those planning on attending that event.
ALSO, everybody, REMEMBER to bookmark and/or subscribe over on FULL30. Regardless of social media policies and decisions, you’ll always be able to find our videos there: https://www.full30.com/channels/hickok45
By the way, before you ask a questions, go to the FAQ Video playlist and watch the short FAQ Videos. Most questions are answered there.
Sincerely, wish I could speak personally with all of you, or at least on line, and answer any question you might have, but the time and numbers prevent that.
Note: All shooting in our videos is done by professional shooters for instructional and entertainment purposes. Do not attempt to copy at home anything you see in our videos. Firearms can be extremely dangerous if not used safely.
(Note: These descriptions were last updated on 7-5-17. They are updated whenever new meet & greets are determined, or a new announcement is added.) By the way, our new website is a work in progress at this point.


Honor Guard Subcompact

Shooting and discussing the Honor Guard Subcompact by Honor Defense.
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JOIN THE NRA at the Hickok45 page and get a nice discount: https://membership.nra.org/Hickok45/Join
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Federal Premium: http://www.federalpremium.com/
https://www.facebook.com/federalpremiumammo
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UPCOMING “MEET & GREETS” Lexington, Ky, at The OUTDOOR SHOW. ——
Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Bud’s Gun Shop booth at The Outdoor Show. (Lexington, Ky)
We’re also going to be at the Clarksville, Tn, Friends of NRA Banquet that same night (8-26-17) for those planning on attending that event.
ALSO, everybody, REMEMBER to bookmark and/or subscribe over on FULL30. Regardless of social media policies and decisions, you’ll always be able to find our videos there: https://www.full30.com/channels/hickok45
By the way, before you ask a questions, go to the FAQ Video playlist and watch the short FAQ Videos. Most questions are answered there.
Sincerely, wish I could speak personally with all of you, or at least on line, and answer any question you might have, but the time and numbers prevent that.
Note: All shooting in our videos is done by professional shooters for instructional and entertainment purposes. Do not attempt to copy at home anything you see in our videos. Firearms can be extremely dangerous if not used safely.
(Note: These descriptions were last updated on 7-5-17. They are updated whenever new meet & greets are determined, or a new announcement is added.) By the way, our new website is a work in progress at this point.


Double Barrel 1911 Woods Walk

Sometimes you just need “Double” the protection!
Original Video with this handgun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCOQf12y3kw
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JOIN THE NRA at the Hickok45 page and get a nice discount: https://membership.nra.org/Hickok45/Join
Hickok45 Store: http://shop.missingink.com/hickok45store
Federal Premium: http://www.federalpremium.com/
https://www.facebook.com/federalpremiumammo
SDI (Sonoran Desert Institute): http://www.sdi.edu/
UPCOMING “MEET & GREETS” Lexington, Ky, at The OUTDOOR SHOW. ——
Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Bud’s Gun Shop booth at The Outdoor Show. (Lexington, Ky)
We’re also going to be at the Clarksville, Tn, Friends of NRA Banquet that same night (8-26-17) for those planning on attending that event.
ALSO, everybody, REMEMBER to bookmark and/or subscribe over on FULL30. Regardless of social media policies and decisions, you’ll always be able to find our videos there: https://www.full30.com/channels/hickok45
By the way, before you ask a questions, go to the FAQ Video playlist and watch the short FAQ Videos. Most questions are answered there.
Sincerely, wish I could speak personally with all of you, or at least on line, and answer any question you might have, but the time and numbers prevent that.
Note: All shooting in our videos is done by professional shooters for instructional and entertainment purposes. Do not attempt to copy at home anything you see in our videos. Firearms can be extremely dangerous if not used safely.
(Note: These descriptions were last updated on 7-5-17. They are updated whenever new meet & greets are determined, or a new announcement is added.) By the way, our new website is a work in progress at this point.


Colt Frontier Six Shooter

Shooting and discussing a vintage 1887 Colt in 44 caliber!
Paper Target on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/292205121026?
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JOIN THE NRA at the Hickok45 page and get a nice discount: https://membership.nra.org/Hickok45/Join
Hickok45 Store: http://shop.missingink.com/hickok45store
Federal Premium: http://www.federalpremium.com/
https://www.facebook.com/federalpremiumammo
SDI (Sonoran Desert Institute): http://www.sdi.edu/
UPCOMING “MEET & GREETS” Lexington, Ky, at The OUTDOOR SHOW. ——
Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Bud’s Gun Shop booth at The Outdoor Show. (Lexington, Ky)
We’re also going to be at the Clarksville, Tn, Friends of NRA Banquet that same night (8-26-17) for those planning on attending that event.
ALSO, everybody, REMEMBER to bookmark and/or subscribe over on FULL30. Regardless of social media policies and decisions, you’ll always be able to find our videos there: https://www.full30.com/channels/hickok45
By the way, before you ask a questions, go to the FAQ Video playlist and watch the short FAQ Videos. Most questions are answered there.
Sincerely, wish I could speak personally with all of you, or at least on line, and answer any question you might have, but the time and numbers prevent that.
Note: All shooting in our videos is done by professional shooters for instructional and entertainment purposes. Do not attempt to copy at home anything you see in our videos. Firearms can be extremely dangerous if not used safely.
(Note: These descriptions were last updated on 7-5-17. They are updated whenever new meet & greets are determined, or a new announcement is added.) By the way, our new website is a work in progress at this point.


CZ 550 FS 6.5 Swede

Shooting and discussing the CZ 550 FS. This one is chambered in the wonderful 6.5X55 Swede cartridge, one of my very favorite rifle rounds.
———————— Please GO to our website and check out what the great folks who support us have to offer: BUD’s GUN SHOP, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, FEDERAL PREMIUM, and SONORAN DESERT INSTITUTE: http://www.hickok45.com/supporters/
JOIN THE NRA at the Hickok45 page and get a nice discount: https://membership.nra.org/Hickok45/Join
Hickok45 Store: http://shop.missingink.com/hickok45store
Federal Premium: http://www.federalpremium.com/
https://www.facebook.com/federalpremiumammo
SDI (Sonoran Desert Institute): http://www.sdi.edu/
UPCOMING “MEET & GREETS” Lexington, Ky, at The OUTDOOR SHOW. ——
Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Bud’s Gun Shop booth at The Outdoor Show. (Lexington, Ky)
We’re also going to be at the Clarksville, Tn, Friends of NRA Banquet that same night (8-26-17) for those planning on attending that event.
ALSO, everybody, REMEMBER to bookmark and/or subscribe over on FULL30. Regardless of social media policies and decisions, you’ll always be able to find our videos there: https://www.full30.com/channels/hickok45
By the way, before you ask a questions, go to the FAQ Video playlist and watch the short FAQ Videos. Most questions are answered there.
Sincerely, wish I could speak personally with all of you, or at least on line, and answer any question you might have, but the time and numbers prevent that.
Note: All shooting in our videos is done by professional shooters for instructional and entertainment purposes. Do not attempt to copy at home anything you see in our videos. Firearms can be extremely dangerous if not used safely.
(Note: These descriptions were last updated on 7-5-17. They are updated whenever new meet & greets are determined, or a new announcement is added.) By the way, our new website is a work in progress at this point.


10 Years Later!

10 years later we revisit the first video posted.
Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yyAMfqo3y4&lc=z12ai5eozoyvf3kx404cgts5ttioy5qgbtw0k
———————— Please GO to our website and check out what the great folks who support us have to offer: BUD’s GUN SHOP, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, FEDERAL PREMIUM, and SONORAN DESERT INSTITUTE: http://www.hickok45.com/supporters/
JOIN THE NRA at the Hickok45 page and get a nice discount: https://membership.nra.org/Hickok45/Join
Hickok45 Store: http://shop.missingink.com/hickok45store
Federal Premium: http://www.federalpremium.com/
https://www.facebook.com/federalpremiumammo
SDI (Sonoran Desert Institute): http://www.sdi.edu/
UPCOMING “MEET & GREETS” Lexington, Ky, at The OUTDOOR SHOW. ——
Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Bud’s Gun Shop booth at The Outdoor Show. (Lexington, Ky)
We’re also going to be at the Clarksville, Tn, Friends of NRA Banquet that same night (8-26-17) for those planning on attending that event.
ALSO, everybody, REMEMBER to bookmark and/or subscribe over on FULL30. Regardless of social media policies and decisions, you’ll always be able to find our videos there: https://www.full30.com/channels/hickok45
By the way, before you ask a questions, go to the FAQ Video playlist and watch the short FAQ Videos. Most questions are answered there.
Sincerely, wish I could speak personally with all of you, or at least on line, and answer any question you might have, but the time and numbers prevent that.
Note: All shooting in our videos is done by professional shooters for instructional and entertainment purposes. Do not attempt to copy at home anything you see in our videos. Firearms can be extremely dangerous if not used safely.
(Note: These descriptions were last updated on 7-5-17. They are updated whenever new meet & greets are determined, or a new announcement is added.) By the way, our new website is a work in progress at this point.