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  • A Hell of a Rifle

    03/27/2017 10:50:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/27/2017 | D Workman
    Back at Shot Show 2017 on media day at the range once again preceded the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, and it gave outdoor and gun writers including yours truly the opportunity to press a lot of triggers. One experience I won't soon forget is the all-too-brief time I spent at the Browning display because the centerpiece of that exhibit was a brand-new entry in the X-Bolt family they call the Hell's Canyon Long Range rifle. It's a gem. Keep in mind, this is the 100th anniversary of the famous Browning Automatic Rifle,...
  • How Bad is Getting Shot at Point Blank Range?

    03/27/2017 7:01:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/27/2017 | GY6
    Getting Shot At Point Blank RangeHow bad is it? Clearly, we all know being shot in any way isnt a good thing lol! Have you wondered what it looks like to get shot at point blank range? If youve invested much energy around firearms, the idea most likely has gone through your head. And if you are one of those people who really need to know "What's the most terrible that could happen?" todays is the day to find out. Might you be able to survive any of these shots? Possibly. Would you be able to take any of these...
  • Boat-seat maker to expand, add 140 jobs (Indiana, $15/hour)

    03/25/2017 4:00:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | March 24, 2017 | Sherry Slater
    An Elkhart-based manufacturer is expanding its presence in New Haven. Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc. will invest more than $15 million to build a 300,000-square-foot factory at Edgerton and Ryan roads, according to a filing with Allen County's Department of Planning Services. The company will move in about $4 million in equipment, retain 185 jobs and add 140 positions paying $15 an hour on average, according to the filing. Plans call for vacating Lippert's facility on Nelson Road as operations are consolidated. The company makes seating for pontoon boats. For more on this story, see Saturday's print edition of The Journal...
  • Gun Manufacturer Colt To Add 100 Jobs, Buy West Hartford Headquarters (Connecticut)

    03/25/2017 3:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 24, 2017 | Stephen Singer
    Colt's Manufacturing Co., the gun maker that emerged from bankruptcy last year, is purchasing its West Hartford headquarters and manufacturing plant as part of a $23 million investment in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday. Colt's intends to keep its workforce of 600 workers and create 100 jobs over five years, Malloy said. The state Department of Economic and Community Development is providing a $10 million loan, with as much as $2 million forgiven if Colt's meets job milestones. The manufacturing facility and the land have a price of $13 million. Colt's, which sells guns to the military, police...
  • Gun Range inside your Living Room

    03/24/2017 8:06:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/24/2017 | J Hines
    How many of you all thought of making your home into a semi shooting range? Meaning you're not going to completely do a make over. But, you do want to shoot at a target and make sure that it doesn't go through it and into your drywall. Sounds like a doable idea? Well, the guy from Demolition Ranch had the same idea of building something like a mobile steel target embedded in a container that is able to act as a target, can control and catch the ricochet. This mobile steel target in theory can be placed anywhere in the...
  • Finding Peace with Short Range Hunting

    03/24/2017 5:42:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/24/2017 | B Boddington
    I've gotten a lot of questions about where I stand on hunting and shooting from long distances, although I usually tend to stay out of these matters, because I figure that everyone has her or his own reasons to hunt. People always have their own driving motivations and passions, and hunting is a personal experience. It is rooted in being alone in the wild and connecting to Mother Nature. This can be done no matter what weapon you choose to hunt with or how far you choose to shoot from, but for me hunting is all about the stalk and...
  • A-10 Warthog Pilots giving a Little Pick me up Flyby

    03/23/2017 10:41:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/23/2017 | J Hines
    If youre a grunt and seeing an A-10 Warthog flying over your head its a pretty awesome feeling. When a grunt is in trouble, then it is a bless full sight. In this sighting its a nice day in whatever Star Wars desert town basically in the middle of nowhere that these grunts had to patrol. This day no guns blazing, no bombs going off and this day things were chill. If that wasn't enough, these grunts got treated to not one, but two Sic A-10 flybys. One went right up to them, banking very low over their position. The...
  • Why 1911s Don't Suck

    03/23/2017 7:24:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/23/2017 | J Hines
    There have been many people talking about the good stuff about owning a 1911. In this segment we want to narrow down certain attributes among all brands that manufactures 1911's that correlates as to why 1911's are good to have, its more than saying 1911's are cool and that they are for EDC, personal protection, etc. Here's what it narrows down to why 1911's are good: Takes your marksmanship to the next level.Single action trigger short reset, lighter trigger= Speed ShootingSteel gunsCustomizable Thats right with a good piece of machine in your hands, you can get your marksmanship better....
  • Whats more fun than a .45 cal 1911 auto pistol?

    03/22/2017 5:47:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/22/2017 | J Hines
    How about one that's actually two pistols welded together? Hickok45 does some close range shooting with this double barrel 1911 pistol. Hickok45 got another chance to make double holes with each shot using a double-barreled 1911 pistol. The pistol is actually two pistols in one welded together. Named the 2011 Dueller Prismatic this double barrel beast fires two .45 ACP cartridges with each pull of the trigger. Two large holes appear side by side in targets with each single pull of the trigger. Now, that is pretty slick. Remember, a single full metal jacket .45 ACP slug weighs, on average...
  • Water Hazard and Murphy at Ranch in 2017

    03/21/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Ranch in Arizona, I keep water trickling for a water hole. It is the only reliable water for about three miles in any direction. I have a game camera there, and sometimes obtain interesting photographs, like the bobcat and coyote interaction above from a couple of months ago. The water hole is about 15 yards from the backstop of the pistol range. Some of the water pipe was exposed over the last few years. My bother and I were at the range, shooting 170 grain cast lead .40 caliber projectiles at a half silhouette steel target. After...
  • Are Snipers the Ultimate Cool Soldier?

    03/21/2017 12:26:34 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/21/2017 | J Hines
    In a segment from National Geographic Ultimate Soldiers we look at one of snipers attribute, that is mind control. A well-trained sniper uses mind over matter to control his own physiology. A situation that many snipers find themselves in the middle east is operating in a hot climate. In this test to highlight a long range precision shooter ability to shoot between heartbeat. Researchers build a sniper coffin with a gun port, 100 feet away sits a target. Increasing the heat temperature is another simulation to increase the stress on the sniper. Increased heat can raise your heart rate and...
  • Semi-auto Grenade Launcher, Explosions, and the Gunny

    03/21/2017 5:26:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/21/2017 | C Bailey
    Grenade! Everybody loves grenades, things that goes kaboom including the Gunny. But there are usually two separate groups you can fall into when talking about these awesome balls of explosives. One group is that: people whose only experience with grenades comes from video games like James Bond, Call of Duty, and Halo. Realistic, no, but enough to know they are super cool and effective. The other group, of course, consists of military servicemen and woman who have been specially trained and taught on all the actual ins and outs of grenades and anything that will launch them. (M-203) Most people...
  • Cat M4 cleaning tool - AR15

    03/20/2017 11:21:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/20/2017 | J Hines
    I know that we all love having fun shooting our AR's but when its over, its time to get to the business of cleaning. Having a specific tool like the CAT M4 is an invaluable piece to have so you can get into the nooks and crannies of your bolt carrier group. With this tool you can clean your firing pin and the chamber area where the firing pin sits. It can still be done without this tool, but with a CAT M4 handy it makes your life easier. Has anyone use this or similar AR15 cleaning tool? Read...
  • How NOT to shoot a Short Barreled Shotgun

    03/20/2017 5:54:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/20/2017 | R Chastain
    Don't let this happen to you! There are some really short guns in the world, and when you grab one with both hands, there is often a tendency to hold the gun farther forward than you should. In this short video, Hickock45 gives some good advice about shooting short barrel guns, as he demonstrates with a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun. The cloud of meat (hot dog) spraying away from the muzzle could have been part of his finger, had he been less wise. Even for those of us who know better, this is a good graphic reminder of what not...
  • Razorback 22LR Beltfed Conversion for the AR15 rifle

    03/19/2017 2:31:57 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/19/2017 | J Hines
    Razorback 22LR Beltfed Conversion for the AR15 rifle Credits go to LSM1213 Tired of stacking up old magazines on your plinker? Lakeside Guns has the solution for you a beltfed .22 LR. Correct, the Lakeside Machine has a clever transformation for AR-15 style rifles, called the Razorback. This altered upper receiver allows you go through rimfire ammunition by means of a belt. Maybe best of all, it requires no alteration to the lower receiver to slap one on. In general, the Razorback gives off an impression of being for the most part a novelty but be that as...
  • Bicycle clubs flourished, then faded in Quincy

    03/19/2017 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    whig.com ^ | Mar. 19, 2017 | JOSEPH NEWKIRK
    In 1817, German Baron Karl von Drais invented a prototype of the modern bicycle called a "velocipede" and nicknamed in English "hobbyhorse." Throughout the following years, mechanics modified and redesigned it, and by the 1870s a high-wheeled bicycle enabling greater speed had replaced the velocipede and could occasionally be seen on American streets as a novelty. During the latter part of that decade, Egbert H. Osburn demonstrated the first "wheel" in Quincy to dazzled spectators gathered in Pinkham Hall on Maine between Third and Fourth. As more bicycles began taking to the road, an 1881 edition of The Quincy Daily...
  • The Mark Steyn Show; interview with James E Mitchell

    03/17/2017 8:59:24 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 14 March 2017 | Mark Steyn
    1:09:14 Video In this episode of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark talks to the man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, James E Mitchell. In an extended interview about his new book Enhanced Interrogation, Dr Mitchell recalls getting to know some of the world's most high-value terrorists - and what happened to him when his own government decided he was the problem.
  • Through the House of Pain

    03/17/2017 5:08:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/17/2017 | J Hines
    The intense USAF qualification course ensures only the most qualified Security Forces Airmen become Ravens. When fully trained, Ravens are air marshals on the ground who deploy with aircrew members on missions designated by the AMC Threat Working Group. Raven teams protect aircraft and their crews and cargo from criminal and terrorist threats while traveling through airfields where security is either unknown or inadequate. The Air Force has fewer than 150 active Ravens executing AMC's force protection of strategic airlift around the world. The intense qualification course ensures the select few who become Ravens are of an exceptional caliber. Inside...
  • Three Kahr Arms 9mm Pistols now California Legal

    03/16/2017 10:37:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/16/2017 | S Morstan
    Kahr Arms is happy to announce that three of their popular CW9 9mm models are now California legal. These models include the CW9 in a Black Carbon Fiber frame, standard CW9 with front night sight and the very popular Cerakote Burnt Bronze. The three CW9 models all feature a 3.6" barrel with conventional rifling, an overall length of 5.9", and a height of 4.5" and each pistol weighs just 15.8 oz. All three models offer a trigger cocking DAO, lock-breach, "Browning-type" recoil lug, and a passive striker block with no magazine disconnect. Capacity is 7+1. Read the rest of the...
  • Could you survive three AR15 rounds to the chest?

    03/16/2017 6:49:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/16/2017 | J Hines
    A gun specialist and a trauma specialist gives us an answer by reproducing a scene from the 1986 war film, Platoon. With the assistance of a fast camera, we will get a good idea on the degree of harm. The M16 slug 5.56 (.223) is known for its tumble which is essentially what causes the harm. Nonetheless, while most lead center slugs do this after they enter the tissue, the M16's speed also adds to the injuries. From a distance of 30 feet, what will happen to the ballistic gel mannequin? What will be the impact to the imperative organs?...
  • Short-Barreled AR15 are the Rage these days

    03/15/2017 11:01:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 52 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/15/2017 | J Hines
    This AR-15 with a two-inch barrel takes it to another level and is just insane. AR-15 style rifles sporting shorter length barrels are high in demand these days. But how short is just too short on a registered short barreled rifle (SBR)? Well, try this one. Yes, that barrel is actually only two inches long. When firing the 5.56x45mm/.223 caliber cartridges, the tips of the bullets protrude out of the barrel. This can be witnessed in the video before each shot is taken. Is a 2″ barrel a good idea on an AR-15 rifle? Maybe not, but it does still...
  • Have you seen a Coyote with five feet before?

    03/15/2017 6:46:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | E Nestor
    In a Facebook post shared by Mac Frederick, we see a coyote with five feet. This beast has a strange mutation that has given it an extra foot. These incredible pictures and x-rays prove the five-footed coyote is for real. What would cause such a deformation in this otherwise normal coyote? A genetic defect certainly caused the growth of the extra foot. Read the rest of the story here.
  • Glock19 vs Sig Sauer1911 - Torture Test

    03/15/2017 4:59:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/15/2017 | J Hines
    There has been a lot of buzz on the internet lately about the reliability of a 1911 platform as a self defense pistol. For a quick torture test DRF (DownRange Firearms) Training took a Sig Sauer 1911 and my personal Glock 19, buried them in the dirt, actions open, cleared the dirt and debris from the guns and proceeded to fire the guns testing their reliability. Results The Glock performed flawlessly, the 1911, as expected, failed miserably. Glocks shot off all 15 rounds where the Sig only came up with 2 shots fired. We had fun with this one and...
  • Don't forget to Tag your Deer

    03/14/2017 6:31:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/14/2017 | S Morstan
    Are you man enough for the hunt? Well sometimes you gain a reputation in unexpected ways. Id like to think most fearsome reputations come about thanks to situations like this joke describes. Next time you take down a deer, maybe make extra-sure it's down before you tag 'em. See the rest of the joke here. See the rest of the joke here
  • Hilarious Jack Russell Goes Crazy with Excitement at Crufts 2017! (ROTFLMAO)

    03/13/2017 9:38:22 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
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  • Is Appendix carry safer than a Side carry?

    03/13/2017 8:34:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/13/2017 | J Hines
    There are groups of gun enthusiasts that love to appendix carry while another group of shooters thinks its a safety hazard. This group thinks an accidental discharge can occur while youre drawing the pistol as the line of sight is toward the pelvic area. Rob Leatham and Rob Pincus goes over some advantages that appendix carry offers such as concealment, speed, and presentation of the weapon. Rob Pincus explains one advantage that appendix carry shine is keeping your weapon in front while drawing and displaying. Where as the side holstered there is more required motion with your arms to get...
  • Feathered Frenzy - Turkey Hunt

    03/13/2017 5:25:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/13/2017 | Larry Case
    Tactics, tips and a passel of great gear for your upcoming battles with Mr. Gobbler. The wild turkey is an American bird right down to his red, white and blue head. You may recall that shortly after we had that little scuffle with the British a few hundred years ago, Ben Franklin himself wanted to make the wild turkey our national bird. Thank heaven ol' Ben was outvoted on this particular idea. Imagine the wild turkey as a completely protected species. We would be forced to hunt something else, like maybe the bald eagle. Hunting eagles wouldn't be much fun,...
  • Snapmaker will combine 3D printing, laser engraving and carving of objects in a modular way

    03/12/2017 6:41:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hi-Tech Gazette ^ | March 12, 2017 | Liam Davis
    Snapmaker is a new proposal that will soon begin its campaign through the Kickstarter collective funding platform. It is a modular 3D printer that also allows for laser engraving and object carving capabilities. The idea is that users can have three devices in one, combining their capabilities through the use of different modules. But it will not be surprising just to enable the combination of three devices in one since it will also launch in the campaign at competitive prices. In this regard, Snapmaker with 3D printing functionality will be available for $299, while the laser engraving module and the...
  • Here's a Shooting Drill that you have never Tried

    03/10/2017 8:57:08 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/10/2017 | AV Loan
    This is one tactical shooting drill that you probably have never seen, but it certainly brings up an interesting topic on realism in training and the engagement of moving targets. Rob Pincus came up with this shooting drill called Dynamic Deviation Control. Dynamic Deviation Control is a pistol shooting drill that is designed to inculcate a shooter to engage a moving target. This is just fancy talk for saying shooting while your gun is in motion. Keeping you gun perfectly still during precision drills on the range is one thing, but do it while in motion will be a common...
  • Swift Solution - Scirocco II Ammo

    03/10/2017 5:19:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/10/2017 | P Massaro
    Like the hot desert wind of the same name, Scirocco II bullets are powerful and unrelenting. I had been frustrated with the terminal performance of my .300 Winchester Magnum, as the cup-and-core bullets – which flew very well when punching paper – were giving too much expansion when used in the New York deer woods. I needed a stiffer bullet, yet wanted to take full advantage of the flat trajectories and wind deflection characteristics of the spitzer boat-tail bullets. I did a bit of research, and found an advertisement for the Swift Scirocco II. The ad copy touted a newly...
  • What's with the Shotgun for Bass fishing?

    03/09/2017 9:49:29 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/9/2017 | J Certo
    Would you think to bring a shotgun to bass fishing? Well this guy sure did, and with good reason. They give some great tips about filling your bird tags and hooking lunkers for anywhere you call home. The reason this guy wanted to bring a shotgun bass fishing was because of the cormorant bird. These 'water turkeys' frequent lakes where you can also find hungry pre-spawn bass. Although the shotgun worked well for the birds, the angler was using a Zoom 4? Lizard to lure in the pre spawn bass. The fisherman used a dragging technique to find where the...
  • POF P416 Meltdown test

    03/09/2017 5:54:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/9/2017 | J Hines
    In this shoot (no pun intended) Eric Youtuber takes out a the POF P416 for a little fun. The idea is to get a new gun out and start shooting it till it breaks. This is a different approach compared to doing a sand and mud stress test. One of the thing that Eric is testing is "stuck case", this tends to stick more on an AR when the chambers are dirty. Eric will be running Wolf 62-Grain ammunition, using Magpul P-mags and D60 drums loaded with fifty rounds. Eric does mag dump after mag dump until a weapon fails...
  • Any Alpaca Owners on FR?

    03/08/2017 5:51:19 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 104 replies
    Self ^ | 03/08/17 | GRRRRR
    My Lady Jean and have a nice little ranch near Denver. On our tender little 35 acres, we have ten alpacas. They belong to the Camelid family, llamas, vicua and the true humpty humpers. They're cute too, so Lady Jean is happy. We're expecting a baby "cria" in May. Our first breeding try. We have all females except one old gelded male, Andy. You don't keep the boys and girls together as the boys will go through a fence if he gets the right wink! We have two years of fleece, they get shorn once a year and yield around...
  • Senator on Hearing Protection Act: Lives will be lost (VIDEO)

    03/08/2017 12:39:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    guns.com ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Eger
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, argues in a recent video about potential suppressor deregulation that it would be a danger to public safety. In a two-minute video short published by the Huffington Post this week, Murphy attacks the pending Hearing Protection Act as a piece of legislative charity to a flagging gun industry. It will be a boon to the industry, but it will be terrible for the country, says Murphy. Silencers are used to commit crimes. They are used to conceal the fact that you are firing a weapon. There will be more crimes committed more people...
  • Shooting Sharps

    03/08/2017 6:21:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/8/2017 | Mike Nesbitt
    The gun that made it safe for the Winchester to win the West. Christian Sharps already had some limited experience with breechloaders when he patented his falling block action in 1848. He'd worked at Harpers Ferry where the Hall breechloaders were made, and many people have assumed that that was where the seed was planted in his head to design a better breechloader. But designing that "better mousetrap" was only the beginning for the young gunmaker. Unfortunately, Sharps had difficulty in selling or marketing his idea. Over the next three years, he had a number of different business partners, and...
  • New Beretta APX design to Win the Fight - will this outgun Glocks?

    03/07/2017 9:37:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 42 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2017 | A Van Loan
    The Beretta APX pistol is making its debut, and it's sure to make inroads with military and police users around the globe. Yes, it is another striker fire type of pistol that Glock spearheaded into the market. Heres a sneak preview at the Beretta APX pistol, a modular polymer design that is making the competition stand up and notice. The commonalities that everyone needed in a pistol were: Reliability and DurabilityErgonimicsTriggerModularity Designed by a gun maker who intimately understands the needs of elite military and police tactical units, the Beretta APX pistol has gone through over a million rounds of...
  • Playing Favorites

    03/07/2017 5:14:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2017 | Mike Dickerson
    How one rifle and load became a go-to combo for deer-sized game.As an outdoor writer, I'm often asked what my favorite rifle is. My standard answer, especially when I'm in the field, is whatever rifle I happen to be holding in my hands at any given moment. But that's not entirely true. We all have our favorites. For some, it may be a beat-up rifle that's been handed down from generation to generation. It may be one with high-grade wood and fancy engraving. Many prefer turn bolt-action guns. Some swoon over a fine double gun, while others may shoot only...
  • 20mm Anti-Tank Gun vs 16 Steel Sheets

    03/06/2017 5:03:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/6/2017 | FullMag
    Watch as Full Mag Youtuber fires a Finnish Lahti L-39 anti-tank gun at 16 1/4 inch steel plates spaced out between 4 inches. Using armor piercing Tungsten rounds to see how many steel it can punch through. The weapon utilizes skis and a special bipod to stabilize the recoil. The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20 mm anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. It had excellent accuracy, penetration and range, but its size made transportation difficult. It was nicknamed Norsupyssy ("Elephant Gun"), and as tanks developed armour too thick for the Lahti to penetrate its uses switched to...
  • Bad Bulletproof

    03/05/2017 3:09:56 PM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/5/2017 | S Morstan
    'Oh dear god no.' Thats my reaction just knowing what's about to happen as I watch the video for the first time. The epitome of hold my beer as I hope Im not gonna watch someone die on a facebook video today. Thankfully, my boss would never do that to me. I just watch someone realize how stupid they are in the span of a gunshot, and see them learn that bulletproof is not damage-proof. "Oh my god, is the bullet in you?" They ask while sounding completely calm, and I can't help but wonder just how sober these guys...
  • Reigning royalty rides high

    03/05/2017 2:10:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA - A group of four young ladies representing the Sierra Vista Riding Club won first place in the royalty division at the recent Tucson Rodeo Parade. Sierra Vista Riding Club royalty - Queen Gracie Martin and the three members of her court - Princess Brianna Young and two little misses, Makayla Moss and Paige Evans - rode down the parade route in a carriage pulled by a pair of massive Percheron draft horses, winning the royalty division.
  • How do you train for faster shooting?

    03/03/2017 9:30:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/3/2017 | J Hines
    Among the gun circle there has been talk of the debate on pistol fast shooting methods. Some of school of thought is on trigger slapping, holding a pistol in a special way or get your smooth trigger squeeze faster, the list goes on. Rob Leatham teaches a method that anyone can do. You don't have to be into 3GN or law enforcement. However, this type of fast shooting is the basis for personal defense and competition shooting, or whatever you're into. Rob emphasizes that it has everything to do with pulling the trigger quickly and controlling that recoil. We do...
  • Fault Line Swine

    03/03/2017 6:34:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/3/2017 | Brad Fitzpatrick
    The author and a Weatherby Vanguard .375 H&M Magnum pursue feral pigs in the 'Earthquake Capital of the World.' Halfway between California's Bay Area and the sprawling urban megalopolis of Los Angeles lies the Central Coast, a range of green hills and oak forests. It's home to a good portion of the Golden State's remaining agricultural land, and in hamlets such as Parkfield (population 18 or 34, depending on whether you believe the city limit sign or the abandoned railway car in the center of town) you're more likely to see flatbed pickups and cowboy hats than sports cars and...
  • Modern Savage Rifle

    03/02/2017 6:52:38 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/2/2017 | C Hodgkins
    With the introduction of two MSR-10 rifles for hunting and long-range shooting, Savage Arms gives shooters some excellent choices. Savage Arms' new line of next-generation semiautos comes to the marketplace with an attitude – the company has cleverly co-opted the MSR acronym for branding the guns, using the tagline "MSR now stands for Modern Savage Rifle" – but the guns are poised to deliver in the field and on the range as well, with everything from expanded caliber choices and badass designs to a full suite of custom upgrades packaged as standard features. Although the four-gun family includes two MSR-15...
  • Stuff Hunting Wives Say

    03/01/2017 12:07:38 PM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/1/2017 | C Cocoles
    Does this sound familiar If you're a wife of a hunter, or maybe you notice your wife saying things like: Brittany Zeigler: You forgot how many guns do you need? Oh you need a new one every year? Lovely Susannah B. Lewis, Author: Yes I thought of that when I was done! Definitely more firearms in this house than on a SWAT team!! Cami Mash Hansbrough: My husband complains about how much I spend on workout clothes, yet we get phone calls from gander mtn and cabela's asking if everything is ok because they haven't seen him for over a...
  • Busting the Gun myth: Stance

    03/01/2017 6:43:26 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/1/2017 | A van Loan
    Tom McHale of Springfield Armory questioned Rob Leatham about stances while shooting. Many novices are confused with the stances that are taught such as: Isoceles, Weaver, Chapman and your own. What Rob explains and demonstrates has nothing to do with the stance that you use. What really matters are: balance pointability to control the gun and recoil The main thing to really understand and practice is your balance while shooting on rapidly. Rob explains there should be a slight forward lean while shooting, how much depends on what caliber you're throwing down range. Other key points are that your...
  • Barret M107 50 Cal BMG QDL Suppressed with Subsonic Ammo QUIET

    02/28/2017 11:28:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/28/2017 | C Buckner
    Usually when you are anywhere nearby when a 50 BMG is being shot you would be aware of its presences by the loud sound, but thanks to a suppresser, you may not recognize the sound of this rifle. Many know the 50 BMG shot to be one of the loudest and most painful out there. Whether you are are the shooter or not, if you are anywhere in the vicinity you will hear, and most likely, feel the shot go off. Unless, that particular firearm is both suppressed and shooting subsonic ammo. Then you might just think someone is out...
  • Pellets and Patterns

    02/28/2017 5:56:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/28/2017 | Troy Radowski
    Whether you prefer a 20-, 12- or even a 10-gauge shotgun to go after your spring gobbler, the time is now to pick the right load for maximum effectiveness. You might only get one chance at that trophy bird, so why not give yourself the best opportunity at a quick clean and ethical harvest? There are many turkey choke tubes on the market, and folks often ask me which one is best. I always tell them to pick a choke designed for your gun and the load you plan to shoot. But whatever you do, choose something, because you shouldn't...
  • African-American gun club says membership surged in Trump era

    02/27/2017 12:25:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVW-TV ^ | February 27, 2017 | Ryan Young, CNN
    More African-Americans appear to be taking an active interest in their right to bear arms since the election of President Donald Trump, gun club leaders and firearm sellers say. A national African-American gun club has doubled its membership since Election Day, and gun sellers say they've noticed more black customers buying firearms. At Stoddard's Range and Guns in Atlanta, one thunderous clap after another reverberates through the room, mixing with laughter and the smell of gunpowder. A group of men are bonding over a hobby they love. Moments later, with their clips empty and a stream of hot shell casings...
  • How do you check to see if your 1911 is clear?

    02/27/2017 5:34:14 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/27/2017 | J Hines
    There are a couple ways of checking your 1911 pistol to make sure its clear. Larry from Vickers Tactical goes over some different ways you can check to make sure your 1911 is clear, and why he prefers the press check. Most have been taught is the "pinch" check. This is where you apply pressure to the slide with your index finger to the rear about half an inch, while the thumb was hooked in the trigger guard. However, accident occurs when the slide slips forward and the thumb accidentally hits the trigger resulting in an accidental discharge. (AD) With...
  • Can you Ricochet a Ricochet?

    02/25/2017 9:31:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/25/2017 | C Buckner
    When we think ricochet, we usually think danger. But can a ricochet be directed and actually used as a bullet? When we are planning our hunting lanes or setting up our targets for a little range practice, we often think of a ricochet as one of the things on our safety list. In some circle of tactical shooting, shooting down the hallway, you can actually ricochet a shot from the side walls. What we don't often do is think about using the ricochet to actually hit our target. And to be honest unless you are planning some trick shots you...