Volume 22, Number 6 October/November 2014


An Alaskan looking for a boat gun for protection from bears appreciates a warm welcome. Last spring, as melting ice was finally exposing blacktop in parking lots, I used my smartphone to Google “gun shops Fairbanks, Alaska.” Siri sent me to four retailers from Fairbanks and suburban North Pole. My story was that I needed a pump shotgun to carry in a jet boat for bear protection. When the summer was over, the pump would stand duty as a home-defense gun. I hit the route button and found the following stores. Store A Start With What You Know This big-box… [Read More]