Which Firearms Are Best for Home Defense

April 28, 2022

This article was written by Will Deem, Firearms Instructor, Bill Jacksons Gun Department There is no best firearm for home defense per se.  Of the three common types of firearms, each has advantages and disadvantages.  Further, the choice of “best” also depends on the user.  Stature, and wrist and upper arm strength can be determining […]

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Best Florida Camping Gear: 8 Things to Consider

April 15, 2022

Florida camping season usually runs from February to May to avoid excessive heat, but some people will continue into the summer.  Bless their hearts.  For those people, we have 8 things to consider when choosing camping gear.  Read on to learn more. 1. Tents with lots of mesh: In Florida, it’s best to have a […]

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Understanding metal detectors: You get what you pay for . . .

March 31, 2022

We get many customers who come in to ask about metal detectors. In their mind they want to get started, but don’t want to invest a lot of money.  When looking online, they see prices under $200, and think that’s doable. Not so fast.  There are a few things to understand about metal detectors to […]

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Trail running shoes versus hiking boots: Footwear options for your next hike

March 14, 2022

Many come to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure to get help fitting footwear for their adventures. When one thinks of hiking footwear, there is an image of big clunky heavy boots. In the past number of years there has been a shift to lighter options. Technology in both footwear and other gear has given us […]

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Snow Skiing and Boarding Eastern vs. Western Mountains: Things to consider

October 12, 2021

If you are planning a snow ski or boarding trip this winter, there are many options for vacation locations from which to choose. Our store is located in Florida.  Many customers are surprised to learn that we have a snow ski and boarding department thinking it wouldn’t be profitable. The Tampa Bay area on the […]

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What You Need to Know About Properly Fitting A Handgun

September 15, 2021

Ever listened to someone who has picked up a handgun and made the comment “this just feels right?”  Truth is, there is a lot of truth in that statement, since a handgun that doesn’t “feel right” probably won’t shoot right for you. I frequently use the analogy of fitting a gun to your hand to […]

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What is the best firearm for home defense? A comprehensive guide to choosing the best firearm for home defense.

August 30, 2021

What is the best firearm for home defense?  Simple question, simple answer – it depends.  To begin, we have to consider the basic types of firearms that are suitable for home defense:  pistols/revolvers, shotguns,  and rifles/carbines.  Each has their own strengths, and each has their own weaknesses, which we should consider. Also, there are several personal […]

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The Best Places to Fish in Florida within Driving Distance from Tampa

August 15, 2021

Here in Florida, fishing is a way of life. Whether you’re looking for fishing spots in Tampa or if you prefer to drop a line close by, we’ve got all the information you need! In this article, we will be discussing the best fishing spots in and around Tampa, that are perfect for a day […]

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Ways to Beat the Heat While Camping in Florida this Summer: Part 2

July 29, 2021

Summer camping in Florida is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do in our beautiful state. However, you have to have the right summer camping gear and know-how to stay cool during the blazing hot Florida summer days. So, here is part two of how to beat the heat while camping in […]

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Ways to Beat the Heat While Camping in Florida This Summer: Part 1

July 15, 2021

Florida is one of the most popular destinations in the world during the summer season because of the warm climate and beautiful beaches. It also has a great camping scene, making it attract large crowds of people who are looking to have fun outdoors. As the temperatures rise, there are a few ways to stay […]

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