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Michael Bane is the executive producer of Down Range Television and the host of Down Range Radio. He is also the host of Shooting Gallery on the Outdoor Channel. His blog, the Michael Bane blog, is the main go to site among gun bloggers.

Is It Sunday Already?

This being off the road is confusing me. I usually blog when I get back to my hotel room after a day on the set…I’ve got to figure out the old non-road blogging waypoints! LOL! It’ll be all too short…I glanced at my August calendar a couple of days ago, and it’s back to the […]

Yo, July!

Amazingly, there’s no snow left on the property surrounding the Secret Hidden Bunker in the Rocky Mountains! Ah…this must be what they call summer…I wonder how long it will last? Had a great weekend…my Sweetie and I shot the cowboy action shooting regional, Hell On Wheels, up in cowboy world in Cheyenne. It’s always a […]

Marlin Firearms

The venerable firearms manufacturer Marlin will close it’s doors. Workers at the Marlin Firearms Co. in Connecticut say they’ve been told the 140-year-old company will close next year and all 265 employees will lose their jobs. Workers at the North Haven company say they learned about the closure plans Thursday. They told local news media […]

Single Action Project

It’s been a few years since I launched into a single action revolver project, and I got that ole urge again (Farmer Frank James would recognize the feeling in a heartbeat!). The photo above is one of the classic old Texas Longhorn Border Pistols created by the late Bill Grover… I cribbed the picture from […]

Wild Bunch Wrap Up

First off, congrats to SG & COWBOYS regular Evil Roy — the irrepressible Gene Pearcey — for taking High Modern (and High Overall) at the 2nd SASS Wild Bunch championships at Founder Ranch, NM. He was joined by Fast Hammer as High Traditional and at 4th overall Holy Terror — Glock shooter Randi Rogers — […]

Me & My 1911

I didn’t finish the Para Retro-Expert in time, so I defaulted to my Heinie Springfield 1911A1, which has run just fine. Today I used handloads with 230-gr LaserCast bullets and 231, just making IPSC Major. I finished the day 3 down…no excuses…pulled the trigger when the sights weren’t on the target. Sadly, I was moving […]

China Camp Passes

Sad, sad news…my good friend Dennis Ming, who as “China Camp” became one of the best cowboy shooters in history and the sport’s first great champion, today suffered a fatal heart attack. I don’t quite know what to say…he and I shot on the same squad last month in the Wild Bunch match, and in […]

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