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The Case for a Good Gun Case
Sitting in a window seat on a 737 jet, I casually watched two luggage tractors heading toward the plane, each pulling a wagon loaded with duffle bags and suitcases from various connecting flights. Suddenly, a gun case that had been teetering atop the mound of luggage fell about 7 feet to the tarmac, bounced a few times and skidded to a halt. The second tractor, traveling closely behind, swerved and ran over it. It was deliberate. I’ve often thought about that incident, which took place in the Johannesburg, South Africa, airport. Whoever owned that rifle, like me, was headed for a safari somewhere in Zambia, and I can only imagine what went through his mind when he claimed his gun case upon our arrival. Another time, I was in the Pittsburgh airport waiting for my luggage after returning from a hunt. My rifle, a Ruger No. 1, was traveling in one of those generic aluminum gun cases. You know the kind I’m talking about — a sharp-cornered, rectangular box of welded aircraft-g... More

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The Case for Iron Sights
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Larry Teague / GunHunter Editor

Larry Teague

Larry Teague has been an outdoors writer and magazine editor for 35 years. He landed his first writing job, penning hunting and fishing reports for the Houston Post newspaper, in 1977. From 1980-1985, he was editor of Gulf Tide magazine, published by the Gulf Coast Conservation Association. For 12 years, Teague was editor of Southern Outdoors magazine, published by B.A.S.S. Inc. He also edited Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World magazine and numerous firearms books before becoming the founding editor of Buckmasters GunHunter Magazine in 2003.

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