In our zeal to teach hunter-recruits marksmanship and fieldcraft we must not forget to arm them with the knowledge of everything American hunters have done to conserve our natural resources. A well-armed hunter, after all, is our best advertisement.
One of the most prominent early American firearm manufacturers, Winchester Repeating Arms has a footprint in the very roots of U.S. history. Here are 10 things about the 153-year-old company that may surprise you.
Few firearms companies have the demographic reach of O.F. Mossberg & Sons. The North Haven, Connecticut-based firm hasn’t yet reached its centennial (that’ll come in 2019), but its stamp can be found on the firearms carried into battle by our armed forces, in the hands of law enforcement personnel nationwide, slung over the backs of big game hunters and gently resting in the corner of duck blinds north and south. If you own firearms, there’s a very good chance you own a Mossberg.
The irony of having smart phones, smart cars and smart everything is they can make us less smart. To put it bluntly, they can make us dumb. By using these gadgets at every turn, we become more and more dependent—to the point where we become clueless without them.
In its 30 odd years of existence, Mossy Oak has become one of the most respected names in the hunting and outdoor business, and for good reason. The company's patterns have helped revolutionize hunting-specific camouflage as a whole, and recognized by hunters and huntresses throughout the world. Despite the company's successes, it didn't become a staple overnight. And the road to 2016—Mossy Oak's 30th Anniversary—is chock full of stories worth telling. Here are 10 things you didn't know about Mossy Oak.