Howard Delo

This past weekend saw the Anchorage Boat Show and the Mat Valley Sportsmen’s gun show. The former was in Anchorage and the latter was at Raven Hall on the state fairgrounds. Ordinarily, I would have liked to attend both, but I had already committed to help the blackpowder guys with their tables at the gun show.

The theme for the blackpowder club’s presentation was items used by the frontiersmen in up-close personal defense. Here’s a scenario: you’re by yourself and six bad guys decide they want your stuff or maybe even your scalp. You fire your rifle and then your pistol and take two of them out. Both your firearms are now empty and there are still four bad guys even more set on doing you harm. What do you do now?

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