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  • Carlos Hathcock Method of Sighting in a Rifle

    04/20/2018 7:11:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Sighting in a rifle is an important thing to do if you want your rifle to be dead on when taking a shot. Which brings us to the Carlos Hathcock way of sighting in a rifle. For those that don’t know who Carlos Hathcock is, he was a United States Marine Corps (USMC) sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. Hathcock's record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a serious threat to the NVA (North Vietnamese Army), which they placed a bounty of U.S....
  • M14 Rifle Transcends Time

    04/20/2018 5:09:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 44 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/20/2018 | J Hines
    The M14 Rifle has a long history in the military (USMC) that continues to this day. It is an American automatic rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 in) ammunition. Replaced the M1 Garand in 1959 for the U.S. military. This service weapon was used as a ceremonial weapon and sniper/designated marksman as well. Hunters have also enjoyed this weapon for hunting and plinking. The US M14 Service Rifle is one military rifle that transcends through time. This tough 7.62x51mm caliber gives this rifle a powerful punch. When the shorter-range M4 Carbines can’t reach the enemy, the M14 certainly will. Many...
  • Glock G43 Double Tap

    04/19/2018 9:26:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/19/2018 | J Hines
    Some say the Glock G43 is a pretty difficult handgun to shoot. Strong hand only shooting doesn’t make it easier. At least if you’re engaging targets further away than 15 yards with precision and you care to know. But the “G43” has a lot of other qualities, its size is one of them. Fully loaded at 634 g / 22.36 oz isn’t bad either. If you’re shooting a competition with a Glock 43, your planning will be similar to the people shooting revolver. You’re going to have to plan around 6 rounds per magazine change, that's typically three targets (in...
  • Komatsu Wooden Replica Guns

    04/19/2018 5:48:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/19/2018 | J Hines
    I came across Komatsu Ltd from his custom Multicam samurai armor (shown above). While looking for more information about the custom Cordura armor, I discovered a treasure of stuff. Komatsu had documented some of the build of this custom sewn armor along with an amazing body of work in wooden gun replicas. We have seen wooden replica guns in the past. Splinter Sell made some HK guns and FN SCARs. Then there is AK47 shooter and his giant AK made of pallet wood. Take a look at this FN SCAR MK20 in the photos below. That isn't an airsoft gun....
  • Concealed Carry for Women

    04/18/2018 5:05:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/18/2018 | N Perna
    A look at the pluses and minuses of off-body and on-body techniques Like most men in law enforcement, I have little or no fashion sense. My closet contains clothes in “earth tones” (brown, green, black and tan), along with the occasional blue (jeans) and white (T-shirts). I dress as if I'm preparing for some sort of tactical event, where the ability to camouflage myself is the key to survival. A 115-pound female isn’t going to be able to conceal an M1911A1 on her person, regardless of whether it is carried inside or outside the waistband. However, she can generally hide...
  • Bad Day for a Boar

    04/17/2018 4:44:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/17/2018 | J Hines
    If you're a hog in down under (Australia) you don’t want to run into these hunters armed with .375 and .416 Rigby rifles. Just like in the United States, in the land under they have a huge population of feral hogs. Yes, it is a problem over there as well. If you’re out hunting, there are chances you’ll run into hogs in the northern territory. So here is what went down with this poor hog. These good folks were out hunting water buffalo, which is why they were armed with these bigger calibers. (.375 and .416 Rigby) When they came...
  • See Through Suppressor in Super Slow Motion (110,000 fps) - Smarter Every Day 177

    04/16/2018 4:09:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    Gun porn.
  • Full Metal Jacket actor 'Gunny' Dies at 74

    04/16/2018 9:32:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | B Boddington
    R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known to millions of moviegoers as the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," died Sunday morning, according to his longtime manager. He was 74. In a statement posted on Twitter, Bill Rogin said Ermey had died due to complications from pneumonia. "It is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform," Rogin wrote. "He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on...
  • AK-47 Accuracy and Reliability

    04/16/2018 4:36:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 61 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/16/2018 | J Hines
    I'm sure we’ve all heard about how reliable and not accurate they are, but just how true is this? There’s been a plethora of AK’s that hadn’t been cleaned in 10 years and it’s still shoots just fine. I wanted to see just how accurate these rifles truly were and exactly what they can withstand. Accuracy The AK-47 is not the most accurate weapon when compared to other assault rifles, such as the M4(AR-15). The accuracy of the AK usually when taken out of the box is steady at 4 inch group. Though over time, changes in its accuracy begin...
  • Pure pwnage in it's hockey form.

    04/13/2018 2:32:39 PM PDT · by Fhios · 24 replies
    Not a big hockey fan but I came across this on the web. It's total pure pwnage. https://twitter.com/NHLonNBCSports/status/984642064305524737/video/1
  • Angry Bear

    04/13/2018 9:59:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/13/2018 | J Hines
    It may be fun teasing a bear, but when you over do it, you better watch out. This was a close call one for this snowmobiler here. Bears can be unpredictable and if cornered or threatened, they will fight and you’ll see some sharp claws coming your way. Yeh, you can’t keep egging the bear on like this and get to close. This one guy crept up on that bear a little too close obviously pushing his luck too far and almost paid the price. No blame goes to the bear for protecting itself. Its ok to observe nature, but...
  • Kirsten Joy Weiss - Sharing with her Firearms Community & Helping Assuage Anti-Gunners' Fears

    04/13/2018 5:22:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    About four years ago, one of my editors sent me a link to a YouTube video where a beautiful, ponytailed young woman named Kirsten Joy Weiss shot balloons on the roadside with a .22 rifle while speeding past on the back of a motorcycle. “Wow,” I thought, “where did that girl learn to shoot?!?” I later learned that her air and smallbore rifle competitive shooting had earned her plenty of medals and brought her to world championships and the brink of the Olympics. Since that first video, and scores more exciting content that followed on YouTube, Weiss has made a...
  • Pistol Sights Under Various Low Lighting Conditions

    04/12/2018 9:43:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/12/2018 | C Nicholas
    J.W. Ramp captured a series of images of pistol sights under various lighting conditions. Some of these photosshows you the different conditions and the pistol sight picture. Recently a discussion came up in the Primary & Secondary Discord chat server regarding recommended pistol sights for defensive use. The two non-red dot suggestions that seemed the most popular were Tritium-based "night sights" (either front-only or all around) and a fiber-optic front sight with blacked-out rear. Having a handful of different sight setups on a few of my Glocks, I figured it’d be handy to compare them side-by-side in various lighting conditions...
  • 300 Blackout vs 556 – Which Caliber is better?

    04/12/2018 5:13:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/12/2018 | J Hines
    The only drawback from the AR platform is the 5.56 cartridge. Some folks want a little more punch. There have been some cartridges that have come down the pike as an alternative, but the only one that stands out is the .300 AAC Blackout. One of the ways to test out this debate is to do a terminal ballistic testing. Terminal ballistics of a round are the qualities it has when it hits the target. The sectional density, the relationship of its mass and its weight, its ability to penetrate rather than fragment, and the wound channel it creates due...
  • Saiga-12 Full Auto shotgun

    04/11/2018 9:20:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/11/2018 | J Hines
    Usually firearms fall into three categories. First there are work guns for the public servant, hunter or for personal defense to protect your yourself and others or to feed your family. Next are fun guns for plinking or use for competition. Finally, there is a category for collecting unique guns that will turn heads at the range and for no other reason than to say that you own one. The Saiga-12 shotgun is one of those that could be in the personal defense department, but with it being a full automatic. This changes everything, this baby is in all categories....
  • 10mm or 357 Magnum?

    04/11/2018 4:47:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/11/2018 | J Hines
    Battle of the two powerhouse handguns. Both the Glock 10mm and the .357 magnum are serious personal defense calibers. Which caliber is best against real muscles or something that simulates it. YouTuber mark3smle tests this out by demonstrating which caliber is capable of against a ballistic gel. Ballistic gelatin is a testing medium scientifically correlated to swine muscle tissue (which in turn is comparable to human muscle tissue), in which the effects of bullet wounds can be simulated. In other word, the ballistic gel gives you an idea of the path of the bullet when it penetrates a target tissue...
  • Kel-Tec KSG-25 Shotgun Slug Fest

    04/10/2018 4:48:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/10/2018 | J Hines
    Everyone loves shooting shotgun slugs. But, not everyone shoots a Keltec KSG-25 shotgun. The Kel-Tec KSG is a bullpup 12-gauge pump action shotgun designed by Kel-Tec. It has two tube magazines which the user of the gun can switch between manually. Each tube holds a total of seven 2.75-inch (70 mm) 12-gauge shotshells or six 3-inch (76 mm) shotshells. Youtuber Hickok45 gets a chance to blast away with slugs from this awesome shotgun in a destructive way. When fully loaded the KSG-25 shotgun can hold 25 shots before reloading. It may not be magazine fed, but this will work getting...
  • "Get Off Me" Guns

    04/09/2018 4:58:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/9/2018 | J Hines
    With the small stature comes the debate of is that enough knock down power for personal defense? Maybe not but like it or not, these little nostril guns play a roll as a secondary backup. Many gun gurus talk of using these GOM guns for “dynamic cover.” Its simply returning gunfire to get the bad guy to stop an attack just enough for you to escape. Another tactic is when your primary gun is out of commission and out of ammo and using the .22 as a tactical retreat. Its understood that the .22 is not going to be used...
  • THE WORST PRODUCT EVER MADE (Bob Allen Shoe Top Muzzle Rest)

    04/08/2018 12:50:07 PM PDT · by InABunkerUnderSF · 40 replies
    Hands Down the Dumbest Product we have ever seen. The Allen Company Shoe-top Barrel rest breaks 3/4 of the firearm safety rules. 1.) Treat Every gun as though its loaded 3.) Do not let your muzzle cover anything you do not wish to destroy 4.) Know your target; its foreground and its background. This product is an abomination, we are going to test to see how it does.
  • This Life Hack For Threading A Needle Is Blowing Minds All Over Twitter

    04/07/2018 3:31:00 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 34 replies
    Guacamoley ^ | April 5, 2018 | ALEX MAXX
    Well, what would you do if someone released a trick that will change the sewing game forever? One that, despite being so simple, no one has ever thought of? Someone has, and it is a gigantic time saver.