Check out the excellent reporting from Paul Erhardt on Winter Range over at DRTV. Here's an action shot of me painting a target:
Look at that wrist work!
I also really like Paul's holsterpalooza...check it out! BTW, the buffalo rig is mine, from Ted Blocker. My match guns (as you know, I think) are .357 Ruger Blackhawks overhauled by Cylinder & Slide; the rifle is an 1873 Cimarron/Winchester clone with work by Long Hunter, Jim Finch; the shotgun is an old Chinese Winchester '97 clone built by Coyote Cap.
BTW, interesting article in Business Week on, of all things AR-15s:
Rambo Rifles for Weekend Hunters
The "Modern Sporting Rifle" is a hot seller. Please, just don't call it an assault weapon
For generations, rifle models first used by soldiers have become profitable sellers in the domestic market. The 1903 bolt-action Springfield adopted by the U.S. Army in World War I begat the wooden-stock rifle carried by generations of deer hunters. The higher-capacity Garand issued to troops in World War II also spawned versions used to hunt big game.
The modern sporting rifle, assuming the label sticks, traces its roots to the M-16 that first saw combat in Vietnam. The main difference between the military weapon and its civilian counterpart is that the Pentagon's version has the capacity to fire bursts of bullets with a single pull of the trigger. The cosmetically similar MSR fires only one round with each trigger pull.
Some of the confusion over these rifles stems from the tendency of gun-control advocates to refer to all of them —fully automatic and semiautomatic—as "assault weapons."Read the whole thing.