• The Cooper Model 56 test rifle came with the Cooper signature matte-finished stainless steel barrel and matte-blued action. The Jackson Game-style stock was cut from a piece of AA+ select grade Carlo walnut.
  • Cooper Firearms Enters the World of Magnums

     Story and Photos by Thomas C. Tabor Nothing solidifies a legacy better than focusing in certain areas for close to 20 years. When asked what they think of the Cooper Firearms of Montana, shooters naturally associate the name with rifles … Continue reading »

  • The Kenai has a built-in sun shade that prevents low-angle sunlight from hitting the objective lens and causing glare that can degrade the quality of the images produced by a scope.
  • Leupold’s SX-2 KENAI

    Leupold’s high-definition Kenai spotting scope performs under fire Story and Photos by Dr. Martin D. Topper Whether you’re a hunter, a competitive shooter or a person who just likes to plink at long range, a good spotting scope is an … Continue reading »

  • Ruger has a winner with the SR1911, the company’s long-anticipated entry into the Model 1911 arena.
  • Ruger’s Rugged 1911

    This U.S.-made .45 is everything you’d expect from the folks who gave us the Redhawk, Blackhawk, SR9, LC9 and, of course, the No. 1 Story and Photos by Dave Workman First, there were the jagged pieces of broken clay targets, … Continue reading »

Long-Gun Concealment

‘Hiding’ your gun from game in the field tips the odds in your favor

Story and Photos by Richard Folsland

The word “concealment” is defined in Webster’s New World Dictionary as “to hide or keep secret.” When it comes to the subject of handgun concealment, you can hardly pick up a gun magazine these days without seeing at least one article pertaining to handgun concealment. With the proliferation of “shall issue” states allowing concealed carry, these articles are of great importance.

However, most gun owners don’t feel the need to have a discussion involving concealment of long guns. By concealment of a long gun, I’m not referring to ways of hiding it under a trench coat, but rather, hiding it from game in the field. The human form walking upright scares game enough as it is without having a firearm add to the problem.


Back in the 1970’s when I was just beginning my career as a hunter, it was stylish to have a fancy-looking rifle or shotgun to show off. In those days, fancy meant bright bluing and a shiny, glossy stock finish. Anything less on a rifle or shotgun was a sure sign that the gun was cheap, or at least inexpensive.

To read this article in its entirety, pick up a copy of Gun World’s September issue, available on newsstands now.


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