Vic Venters

Vic Venters

Vic Venters is Shooting Sportsman’s Senior Editor.

British Gunmakers of the 21st Century

The Bookshelf

Authors Donald Dallas and David J. Baker are heavyweights in writing about the history and development of the British sporting-gun trade in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Cole Expands to Texas

Cole Expands to Texas

The new Texas shop is the third location for Cole Fine Guns & Gunsmithing, which includes an operation in Harpswell, Maine, and its flagship store in Naples, Florida.

Tall Timbers’ Bobwhite Quail Management Handbook

Bobwhites by the Book

As wild-quail populations nose-dived in the Southeast in the 1980s, relative declines on even well-managed private plantations in north Florida and south Georgia proved that they, too, were not immune.

While There Were Still Wild Birds: A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting

Remembering Wild Quail

It’s hard to foster a budding young Babcock or Ruark on an ersatz diet of pen-raised quail. While There Were Still Wild Birds: A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting, by Richard E. Rankin Jr., is one modern exception.

A Novella Approach

A Novella Approach

Guns, shooting, and characters sketched from American gun culture—propel the narratives in each of three related novellas that comprise Bang Bang Tales, by first-time author Clark Stoneridge.

Wingshooting books

The Bookshelf

Esteemed historian Donald Dallas brings to life the leading British riflemaker of the Victorian Age; A glossy second take that reflects the rapidly evolving face of sport shooting and hunting in 21st Century America. A look at some of our favorite Wingshooting Books.