Tag: Michael Bane


The .458 SOCOM Refined

Merissa and Dianne Bishop are two of the most eclectic custom gunsmiths working today, and their .458 SOCOM bolt action hunting rifle is a fine example of their high-quality work combined with out-of-the-box thinking. We dip into our Secret Hidden Archives to answer your every question on this big bore blaster!

The .458 SOCOM Bishop Goes Viral?

Remember the .458 SOCOM bolt action rifle built by Merissa and Dianne Bishop? It recently went viral on TikTok. Also, we get back to the question of how are we carrying a gun in this new world we live in.

Back to Work with the Stoeger Micro-9mm!

This week Michael gets back to work with the Stoeger STR-9MC, the micro-9mm version of the STR line of pistols. Things were interrupted by a “hinky” red dot. Also, a closer look at the Rock Island “Baby Rock” .380 and Hunters HD Gold “Ruby” shooting glasses.

Can You Get the HITS?

Michael talks about the rules of gunfighting, including the most important Rule 1, HAVE A GUN. Also, the best way to practice with mouseguns.

Two Great .22 Choices!

The S&W “Kit Gun” has been around as long as the 1911, and its AirLite iteration is a perfect .22LR for back-up, deep concealed carry or for people willing to put in the time on the range. A second great choice is the Ruger LCR in .22LR, the perfect snub to use for practice…or carry. Also, how MTM products can ease your match stress!

Springfield’s Big Bet — the Echelon

Michael has some thoughts on the modern firearms market and why Springfield Armory’s big bet on a new 9mm striker-fired platform, the Echelon, might pay off big.

Training With a .22?

Training with a .22 can yield big benefits, as well as easing the high price of ammo. Also, why the Rock Island “Baby Rock” is such a great little gun.

The Semiauto Shotgun…a Superb Self-Defense Tool!

A self-defense shotgun renaissance is going on and this week Michael takes a look at his favorite semiauto shotguns. Plus, a perfect “adventurer” holster for a perfect “adventurer” gun!

Responding to “Recreational” Violence

This week, some thoughts on how to protect yourself and your family from mob-style "recreational” violence. Also, why the home defense shotgun is back on top, and, hey, the Rossi RM 66 .38/.357 is a great buy!

Ruger’s Top-Of-The-Line AR-556 MPR!

This week Michael takes a look at Ruger’s Proof Research-barreled AR-556 MPR, and he likes what he sees! Also, why the new Rossi revolvers, especially the RM 66, are perfect choices for anyone wanting to see what all this noise about revolvers is all about.