Things That Go Boom

 Posted by at 1:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 192019
 

No, I haven’t been playing with dynamite or hand grenades, though I have in the past and somehow managed not to blow myself up. But I don’t do that anymore, deciding that I should quit while I was ahead. Or still had a head. No, yesterday Miss Terry and I went to the gun show […]

Apr 212019
 

I have been a gun guy and a history buff for all my life, and over the years I have owned more guns than I can count. My first gun was an old Stevens Favorite trapdoor single shot .22 rifle I got when I was about eight years old. I got my first handgun, a […]

Choose Your Weapon!

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the July-August 2014 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Guns are like cats. People seem to either love them or hate them. If you’re in the “love” category, or even if you just appreciate fine firearms, make it a point to visit the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore, […]

Almost Overlooked

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222014
 

I’m always surprised at how many neat places get overlooked because they are in the shadow of more well-known attractions and visitors never hear about them. So today I thought I’d share some interesting stops you shouldn’t miss on your way to the big attraction down the road. Gettysburg – We have paid many visits […]

Mar 082010
 

Back when I was in the military, I spent some time teaching firearms and close quarters combat at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. One of the things that we tried to stress to the Army’s future leaders was that you can plan and strategize all you want to, and you may […]

Feb 162010
 

Longtime Gypsy Journal and blog readers probably already know that I am fascinated by those small world encounters that we have or hear about all the time. You know what I mean, those chance conversations with a new friend in a campground, where you suddenly realize that you both worked at the same company 20 […]

Dec 052009
 

For the most part the RV lifestyle is extremely safe, especially in terms of personal safety. I have always told new RVers that they have more to fear from an RV fire, or the idiot coming at them at 60 miles an hour riding three tons of steel, than they do from a criminal. An […]