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  • Seaweed Solid State Cell

    09/23/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by amorphous · 5 replies
    Robert Murray-Smith Youtube Channel ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Rober Murray-Smith
    I posted this so you could share that moment of discovery - there is no real point in asking me about performance characteristics regarding this cell as it is quite literally 1 day old - so i have no idea. - Robert Murray-Smith.
  • CZ-75 Full Auto Pistol

    09/23/2016 6:22:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/23/2016 | J Hines
    The CZ-75 is a pistol made by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZUB) in the Czech Republic that has both semi-automatic and selective fire variants. First introduced in 1975, it is one of the original “wonder nines” featuring a staggered-column magazine, all-steel construction, and a hammer forged barrel. It is widely distributed throughout the world. It is the most common handgun in the Czech Republic. Like most fully automatic firearms, accuracy sort of goes out the window, with the CZ you also need to apply some death grip to hang onto it. But on the Hollywood side, you sure look good...
  • Carving a pumpkin with an AK-47

    09/22/2016 5:24:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/22/2016 | J Hines
    Move over pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin carving with an AK-47 is the new hype this fall. We all love fall. Cooler weather, football, bonfires, and hunting seasons. It is the time of year we wait for all year long. All things flavored pumpkin spice seems to create a buzz these days, but carving pumpkins with an AK-47 is the coolest thing you will see this fall. Forks, knives, mini saws, hatchets the list goes on for different tools to use to carve pumpkins. AK-47 in hand, this gentleman carves a jack-o-lantern in the coolest, manliest, and most awesome fashion we...
  • will the AR15 pass the mud test?

    09/21/2016 5:33:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/21/2016 | J Hines
    The AR15 is known for being a top player in modern wartime scenarios. But what happens when its put to one of the harshest firing tests there is? If that isnt surprising, then I dont know what is. The AR15 went 5 for 5 right after having mud poured over every inch of its mechanical parts. During the second round of testing, it even had mud poured directly onto it with the dust cover open. The key to this rifles success is centered on the way it was designed. Since all if its moving parts are designed to essentially seal...
  • Controlling Coyote population on your Land - Sky way

    09/20/2016 6:47:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/20/2016 | J Hines
    With coyote populations rapidly increasing, coyote hunters are taking to the skies to get the job done in less than 30 minutes. When packs of coyotes infiltrate your area and present a clear threat to livestock and local wildlife, it's time to get serious about thinning them out quickly. Watch as this coyote hunter takes to the skies to do some population control from a chopper. Whether you're taking out coyotes from a chopper or shooting them in a hay field, having the right weapon will help make all the difference. If you're hunting coyotes in close proximity, using a...
  • How To Choose The Proper Style Of Knife For Each Specific Hunting Task

    09/20/2016 5:46:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/2016 | T Claycomb
    A knife is a tool, and you must choose the correct one for each specific job. While you can dig a hole with a spoon, a shovel works a lot better, and the same goes with knives. Also, I don’t jump out of helicopters with a tactical knife clenched in my teeth to cut off the heads of the bad guys. I just like to hunt and fish, and gut, skin and cut up what I kill, so my advice comes from that perspective. LET'S DISPEL A MYTH. Just because you skinned your first bear with a certain knife doesn’t...
  • Hunting Prep

    09/19/2016 9:36:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2016 | L Case
    Gettin Ready for Shotgun Season Like many of you, I am much better at just doing stuff than getting ready for it. I guess it’s all about being prepared, and I was never the sharpest Boy Scout in the troop, or something like that. But some things are too important to not prepare for. Depending on what and where you hunt with your scattergun, your season is either coming up fast, or is already here. September is often the last call for getting shotguns and other paraphernalia ready, so let’s talk about what you need to do to get out...
  • The Magnificent Sevens

    09/18/2016 12:42:15 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/18/2016 | B Fitzpatrick
    Despite The Rise Of The 6.5, The 7mm Remains America’s Favorite Metric Hunting CartridgeIt’s hard to pick up a shooting magazine or wander through a large gun store without coming face to face with one of the myriad of popular 6.5 cartridges. Some, like the 6.5 Grendel, 26 Nosler and 6.5 Creedmoor are relatively new. Others, like the 6.5×55 Swedish Mauser, are practically historic. But the 6.5s are trending right now in every platform for hunting and competitive shooting. I won't take anything away from the 6.5s. They’re versatile cartridges that are accurate out to long range. But the king...
  • Your Deer are here

    09/16/2016 8:44:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/16/2016 | B Adelman
    Where and How to Hunt for Bucks as Seasons Get Cranking in September With several deer hunting seasons in full swing in California, options are many for hunters, assuming one will fit our personal needs. Not many of us own or have access to a 20,000-acre ranch in the B Zone (most of the North Coast from the border to the Bay Area) that is crawling with deer, hogs, coyotes, cats, game birds and snakes. Option two is to join an established annual dues hunting club that offers access to hunts behind locked gates (reservations for all hunts required). You...
  • The Savage 220Y And The Winchester SX3 Provide Accuracy And Power

    09/16/2016 6:38:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/16/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Where Rifled Shotguns Are Needed Or Required In modern America, rifled shotguns are hybrid creatures spawned mainly by regulatory compliance. Several states require them for deer hunting, with the justifications ranging from reduced range for densely populated areas to deliberately limited effectiveness to give deer a fighting chance. Their technical provenance, however, goes back quite a bit further. The first bolt-action rifle adopted by Prussia in late 1840s, the Dreyse "needle gun", used projectiles somewhere between 16 gauge and 20 gauge – a 1-ounce bullet riding a paper sabot at around 1,000 feet per second. As rifle designs improved and...
  • Guns that shoots around corner

    09/15/2016 8:00:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/15/2016 | J Hines
    Without leaving your Head out in the Open Guns that shoot around corners are more than grist for the mill of an old Bugs Bunny plot in a Saturday morning cartoon. Theyre real, and were first used, with limited success, by the German army in World War II. The weapon in question was the STG44 Krummlauf, a variant of the standard STG44 assault rifle. Why on earth would you want to shoot around a corner? The better question is why on earth wouldnt you? Its a lot safer than standing out in broad daylight where the enemy can take shots...
  • Is the .308 ammo viable for long range hunting?

    09/14/2016 12:05:34 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 91 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/14/2016 | J Hines
    Currently, the majority of rifles designed for long range hunting these days appear similar to that of military grade weapons in size, weight, and their configuration. These large rifles tend to feature tactical stocks, bipods, larger scopes, and tapered barrels. The majority of these rifles seem to have been configured directly from the factory to utilize .308 Winchester, a powerful round, but one that makes the hunter question whether or not such a cartridge is useful when it comes to tackling big game at long ranges. Long Range Believe it or not, the term "long range" actually means many different...
  • How many Drywall does it take to stop a .22LR bullet?

    09/13/2016 6:16:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 60 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/13/2016 | J Hines
    This was tested with a Henry Lever Action Rifle and a S&W M&P 22. The purpose of the test was that there are some people do use a 22 long rifle for home defense. If they missed their target and hit the drywall in their home. The video was demonstrated by 22Plinkster and discovered most of the .22 rounds went through 9 drywall and some into the tenth drywall, its very impressive for a 22 round. See the test here.
  • The Ultimate AR-15 Meltdown test

    09/09/2016 9:23:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/9/2016 | J Hines
    Eric, from Moss Pawn & Gun, attempts to burn out an AR-15 upper on an M16 lower. There are several specific products being used including: SRC Relia-Bolt BCG, Geissele Super Gas Block and an AR barrel from Faxon Firearms. Eric also uses steel-based ammunition because it's pretty rough on the bolts. There are so many things that can go wrong. Gas tubes are designed to fail before the firearm will be destroyed. Watch the video to find out what happens, you wont be disappointed!
  • Which knot do use to climb a wet rope?

    09/09/2016 7:36:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 9/9/2016 | C Cocoles
    If you're into rappeling or knot tying for fun or practical survival, have a look at this Bachmann knot. You're going to need it if you're going to encounter climbing up a wet rope. For those not familiar with it, the Bachmann knot is a uni-directional, meaning it can only be loaded from one direction and that's down. Again, its something that most survivalist should know, but how many have actually practice climbing with it? See the video here.
  • See what a 750 grain bullet can do

    09/08/2016 10:33:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Ever wondered what it would be like to go hog hunting with an elephant gun? If youve ever wondered what a 750 grain bullet fired from a .577 Nitro would do to a feral hog, then you need to see this video. Not only is a double rifle a stylish piece of gear for hunting dangerous game in Africa, but it is quite effective against feral hogs as well. For reference, a typical .30-06 Springfield hunting bullet weighs 165-180 grains. Though this is not small by any means, it is dwarfed by the 293 gr bullet fired by the 9.3x74mm...
  • Who does Point-Aim shooting?

    09/08/2016 6:24:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/8/2016 | J Hines
    In the sport of Western Mounted Shooting, where shooting takes place on a horse while moving takes great skills not just in riding and maintaining a stable base. But in shooting itself, you have to master the point-aim method, because there's no time to take aim and get your sight alignment as you would do while stationary. This type of shooting is so dominant it's maybe one of the most realistic ways to train for that fast instinctive shooting while in a real gunfight. Many people practice shooting with sight alighment, but how many of you do the old...
  • This Young Bow Shooter might be on to something

    09/07/2016 7:25:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/7/2016 | E Nestor
    Instead of using a traditional quiver, this archery shooter uses arrows as hair pins. When she need an arrow she just needs to pull one out of her hair. This young archery competitor is traveling light with no traditional quiver to get in the way. Where are her extra arrows kept? In her hair, of course. This interesting idea lends itself to competition shooting. That is as long as you dont pull your hair out in the process. For hunting, this large headdress might get caught in branches and brush though. Watch the video as this young lady shows off...
  • Ever thought of Shooting a First Century Weapon?

    09/07/2016 7:02:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/7/2016 | J Hines
    That's right a weapon that was invented in the first century. First Century weapons have to be relics? Not really. Believe it or not, the flame thrower was invented in the First Century. the initial idea for the flame thrower came from the Greeks in the year 1 AD, taking the form of hand-pumped flamethrowers on board their naval ships. Later, the modern flame thrower, or Flamnenwerfer in German, showed up around 1901, and since was used extensively in WWII, Vietnam, and other conflicts. Nowadays, private ownership of flame throwers is not prohibited by federal law, but a few states...
  • 45 Cal as EDC/Personal Defense Weapon

    09/06/2016 8:58:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 83 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/6/2016 | J Hines
    There are many pros and cons on carrying a 45 cal handgun for your everyday carry as a personal defense weapon. Experts and common Joe’s like us choose brands and models based on afford ability, gender, hand size and functionality. (stopping power) Most of us will agree the 45 has good stopping power and yet there are some school of thoughts a 10mm will have the same effect. Then there are debates on the stopping power versus accuracy, the later being more important to focus on. And yes, last the bullet itself, the reloaders will talk about the best amount...
  • What's your favorite Solar Charger?

    09/05/2016 1:25:09 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/5/2016 | D Breateau
    So for you preppers out there, which type of Solar chargers have you come across that was reliable? Solar chargers and gadgets that run on solar can be found all over the place, and like many I have tried almost all of them disappoint. Some never fully charge, lose their charge too quickly, fall apart, short out if they get wet or any number of things that render it useless after just a couple tries. These are all the reasons I fell in love with Sunjack. Here's some specs on it. Four solar panels that come in an easy-to-carry and...
  • The Fabulous .41 Remains A Preferred Caliber For The Discerning And Serious Shooter

    09/04/2016 5:45:27 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/4/2016 | Dave Workman
    Despite hitting harder than the .357 Magnum (with a bigger bore), and shooting flatter (to a slight degree) with less recoil than the .44 Magnum, the .41 Remington Magnum has been unfairly overshadowed since hitting the American landscape back in 1964. But the truth is, it just might be the best of a pretty good bunch. Let’s be honest. The .44 Magnum is a fraud, being a .429 in true caliber, while the .41 Magnum is the real McCoy. With comparable loads, the .41 Magnum can do anything the .44 Magnum can do, and it is a real survivor. The...
  • The Shredder Worlds Scariest Ammo

    09/02/2016 5:59:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 56 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/2/2016 | J Hines
    The guys from Taofledermaus took 12 large, extremely sharp X-Acto blades and loaded them into hi-brass 12gauge shotgun shells. They were hoping to see if the razors would stay intact. These are highly sharpen razor blades wrapped with industrial thread, the whole load is encased inside the 12 gauge shotgun shell. The threads were meant to hold them in place while in flight, but in this test it didnt work out. Electrical tape was also used, but with the same result. Various targets were used for testing such as watermelon, the head of a manequin and three large cucumbers. See...
  • Face to face with a Charging Moose

    09/01/2016 8:20:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    Not many hunters get a chance to film a moose hunting scene like this one. Watch what happens as this moose charges up to these hunters. This moose came charging up like he owned the space, but the hunter was ready for him. I was impressed by how calm and collected the hunter was throughout the hunt. Not many people could keep their cool like this guy did. It took two shots to take down this huge bull. He went down fighting and didnt stop struggling until the second shot ended it. That was a very close encounter! See the...
  • How to make a sawed off Shotgun

    09/01/2016 5:23:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/1/2016 | J Males
    The shotgun has long been a standard in home defense for obvious reasons. The ability to modify this weapon into a shorter more versatile style has sparked the interest of a large number of shotgun owners. This guy seems to know his stuff when it comes to creating a sawed off shotgun. Having a versatile gun like this is important when seeking to be able to protect your family and home from intruders or other external threats. Watch the video here to see how to make a sawed off shotgun. A few simple steps and you are ready to hit...
  • Which cartridge do you use for long range hunting?

    08/31/2016 11:54:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 97 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/31/2016 | M Sargent
    With the latest guns, scopes, and laser rangefinders, well-practiced hunters are able to confidently take game at over 1,000 yards. If you are looking to break into the long range hunting arena, or are trying to improve your long range accuracy, listen to what the experts at Red Rock Precision Rifles feel are the best cartridges for long range hunting. Shooters sensitive to recoil should choose a 28 Nosler and those looking for more power should choose a .300 Remington Ultra Mag. However, thats just one mans opinion. If it's deer or deer-sized game youre chasing, you cant go wrong...
  • The Sedgley Glove Gun that packs a Punch

    08/29/2016 9:41:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/29/2016 | J Hines
    Anyone seen Quentin Tarantinos Inglorious Basterds where they used a pistol mounted glove to elminate a couple of German guards? Guess what?, in the real world U.S. military did manufactured some in small numbers. Originally it was designed for the U.S. Navy made by RF Sedgley company. The pistol is a single shot .38 S&W barrel mounted alongside a plunger, that extends beyond the muzzle of the barrel. The entire thing is riveted to a heavy glove. Its designed when the person makes a fist, the plunger and muzzle are left slightly in front of the knuckles. Upon impact while...
  • Taurus Judge - a Gun that can do it all

    08/28/2016 12:31:45 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/28/2016 | C Buckner
    The Taurus Judge is the gun that can do it all, check it out as Matt from Demolition Ranch puts it to the test in as many ways as possible. Most people have at least heard of the Taurus Judge and the Taurus Judge Public Defender, and youve probably heard the claim that its the gun that can do it all. Today youll get to see that claim put to the test as Matt from Demolition Ranch puts just about as many different types of rounds as possible through these guns and gives them all sorts of tests. What we...
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/27/2016 9:11:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Uahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pickem fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pickem league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • Make a mini-Flamethrower

    08/26/2016 5:56:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/26/2016 | S Morstan
    Yes, you too can make one to build a fire at your next camp outing or just to bring it up at a cocktail party. However, be warned this may not be most practical gadget to create for fire starting your campsite. But I guess you can chalk one up for ingenuity. Have a look here with instructions on how to build this mini-flamethrower.
  • Is Hunting Ritual too Extreme?

    08/25/2016 6:47:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 62 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/25/2016 | S Ratliff
    A man is facing serious backlash after proudly posting photos of his daughter taking a bite of warm deer heart as part of a hunting tradition. On NZ Woman Hunters Facebook page, hunter Johnny posted a photo of his daughter, "little pink ninja princess Chloe", taking a bite of a deer heart straight from the chest of a deer she killed. This submission has been taken off Facebook. Johnny submission states he is a proud dad and that his daughter successfully shot and killed a young stag using his shoulder as a leaning rest. Its a tradition that is known...
  • Dual Handguns vs Single Pistol

    08/25/2016 5:07:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/25/2016 | J Hines
    Which is faster and more accurate? Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical and his buddy Dave Royer were out testing a firearm myths whether dual-wielding versus using sight alignment with a single pistol is better. Seen all the time in the movies Dave and Larry are out to show you what really happens when you fire two pistols at the same time. So they set up a couple of test drills one is stationary and the other shooting on the move. Stationary Drill They start the test with stationary shooting at multiple targets. (5 targets) Dual shooting (using H&K .45 Compact...
  • Car Jacking - Where are you packing your heat?

    08/24/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 68 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/24/2016 | J Hines
    On the hip, in a case, or on the seat next to the driver, where are you packing for easy access? Car jacking happens almost everywhere and one of the question that comes up is where are you packing your firearm for easy access. Heres some noise taking place on 1911 Forum on the subject. boatdoc: many of my friends are appendix carrying for access while driving seems to me that an extra gun could be placed in an ankle holster( a revolver maybe?) for your protection. A purse or briefcase might give the perps a gun they did not...
  • Where has all the sea glass gone?

    08/23/2016 1:59:07 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    theforecaster.net ^ | August 22, 2016 | Edgar Allen Beem
    The beach is constantly changing. The beach remains the same. It is a dynamic constant in our lives, a strand of sand to which we return year after year. This year, the first thing we noticed were all the rocks, a vein of smooth beach stones the size of belt buckles lying between the hard-packed sand of the intertidal zone and the hot, dry sand of the upper beach. Were these stones deposited upon the beach by a storm or perhaps exposed by same? They werent here last summer, at least not so exposed and so concentrated. The stone strip...
  • See how fast you can load your 9mm rounds

    08/23/2016 7:46:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/23/2016 | J Hines
    The folks from B&T AG formerly known as Brgger & Thomet AG of Switzerland created this super fast magazine loader for the MP9 and HK MP5 which shoots the 9mm rounds, but before you get it for your Glocks, read this first. A loader like this WILL NOT work with a single-position-feed magazine like a Glock (or pretty much any pistol) magazine. It will ONLY work with a double-position-feed magazine like most SMGs and rifles use. See the video here on how fast you can reload your magazine here.
  • What do you think of Spear Hunting?

    08/23/2016 6:24:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/23/2016 | E Nestor
    Spear hunting sounds primitive but lately has come under fire from some who feel it is too brutal. Spear hunter Michel Blanchett has been spear hunting for 7 years. He claims this primitive way of hunting is the most ethical as it pits you against your game at close range with one throw to get your game. This type of hunting is for the elite hunter This allows game to have a better chance against a hunter than it would against a long distance rifle shooter or even a modern archery armed hunter. What is your stance on spear hunting?...
  • Optimizing your 9mm for Accuracy and Effectiveness

    08/22/2016 9:20:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 47 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/22/2016 | J Hines
    Choosing the right ammunition can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced of gun enthusiasts. Without taking on the overwhelming hobby of making your own ammunition, and having your significant other hassle you over those exciting new credit card bills, here are a few tips to help you find the right ammunition for your 9mm. Regarding Grain and What That Means for You and Your AccuracyGrain is relatively important when it comes to the accuracy of your carbine or pistol. Truly, most sportsmen can spend an entire lifetime going to the range or hunting and never really worry...
  • Leupold Scopes Quality In View

    08/21/2016 3:55:48 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 56 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/21/2016 | Troy Rodawsky
    If you didn't know - Leupold Blends High Capacity With Quality, State-of-the-art Recycling To Produce Top Optics The Leupold & Stevens factory in Beaverton, Ore., just west of Portland, stands on the far edge of a grassy, wooded hill at the end of a long, curving driveway, and the distance from the public street to the front door is just far enough to put one of their popular riflescopes or range finders to the test. Standing at the sign out front, the headquarters could be taken for a small college or public library. Instead, this unassuming facility houses a beehive...
  • 12 Gauge Shotgun Shells - Slug it out

    08/20/2016 12:44:29 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/20/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Modern 12-gauge Shotgun Slugs Can Be An Excellent Choice For Self-Defense Distances And Beyond Shotguns are a perennial home defense favorite. They are generally inexpensive, very common and perceived as being simple to operate. Nearly every gun-owning household has at least one smoothbore. But, since research and anecdotal evidence point towards the relative ineffectiveness of birdshot against large intruders, buckshot is typically used to deliver multiple simultaneous impacts while adding some margin for aiming error. Buckshot, from .35 caliber 000 to .24 caliber No. 4, works fairly well on opponents up close and in the open, but doesn’t penetrate cover...
  • Turn your AR-15 into a mini-Gatling gun

    08/12/2016 8:54:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/12/2016 | J Hines
    If you're craving to shoot a gatling gun, well you can now turn your AR-15 into one. Just by installing this conversion kit from Two Z Precision, this will allow you to fire 3 rounds per turn once installed. Watch Jerry Miculek take the ordinary gat and turn it into a mini Gatling Gun! Complete with mini crank and all, able to fire almost 700 Rounds per minute on a standard semi-auto AR-15. After watching Jerry shoot, it obviously doesn't look like a practical way of shooting and handling the AR, obviously its more for shoot and laughs. There are...
  • West Enders: Never surrender!

    08/11/2016 9:02:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    West Enders: Never surrender! Efforts to rejuvenate the West End are not new in this communitys history. Mayor Rick Mueller reminded us of that fact during his Spotlight speech Tuesday morning at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center. Technical problems prevented Mayor Mueller from starting his remarks with the benefit of a supporting video. All he had were a fist-full of notes and his decades-long memories of what Sierra Vista was like in its earlier days. That was more than enough. In the late 90s, he and another local politician, Pat Call, invested themselves in doing something about the West...
  • Tricking out your Ruger 10/22

    08/11/2016 5:56:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 82 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2016 | Tom Claycomb
    I'm convinced that the Ruger 10/22 is the most popular .22 rifle of all time. Not only is it a great little rifle right out of the box, but there are probably a million aftermarket items available that enhance its functionality even further, making it the most “trick-out-able” gun on the market. Not bad for a rifle that first hit the market in 1964. The 10/22 became my go-to rifle pretty quickly. How could I not love it? It’s extremely dependable, accurate and, as I mentioned, you can trick it out as much as you want. But it was my...
  • See this AK-47 in Action

    08/10/2016 7:27:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/10/2016 | A Loan
    Watching the AK-47 in Action is a beauty. Ok, here's your hump day gun porn vid. This video highlights Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical firing hundreds of round with an AK-47 and see the internal dynamics of this famous gun in slow motion. The AK-47 family is a very reliable combat weapon. Massed produced out of stamped metals using a fairly simple gas piston cycling action the stories of the robustness of these rifles are renowned. The weapon was designed to be used in all types of environment. Anyone who has fired one is always surprised by how easy it...
  • The awkward Sunngard automatic pistol

    08/09/2016 7:27:28 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/9/2016 | J Hines
    Early in the 20th century one of the weakness observed by an inventor named Harald Sunngard in automatic pistols was that during reloads while under stress were often bungled by shooters. This would leave them vulnerable to return fire without being able to shoot back. This Norwegian inventor came up with a solution. There were two parts to this, the first was to use a big magazine, second was to store a spare magazine right in the well of the pistol for immediate use. The grip of the pistol needed to be big enough to store two identical magazines. One...
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/08/2016 12:44:59 PM PDT · by texas booster · 11 replies
    Yahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | 08/08/2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pickem fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pickem league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • Deer Hunting is endangered by Coyotes

    08/08/2016 12:35:10 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Coyotes will hurt our Deer Hunting With the rise of coyote population, Quality Deer Managment Association data shows that 75 percent of the coyote population needs to be removed annually to control their population. But the reality is that hunting coyotes isnt going to make a dent in decreasing their population due too many coyotes out there. Some hunters and land owners have talked of trapping, localized areas have had some successes. Trapping is still hard due to resource, man power and gasoline. Someone has to get out there and check the traps in the areas. Despite the efforts our...
  • Appendix Carry - what's all the hype about?

    08/08/2016 9:59:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/8/2016 | J Hines
    <p>There are many ways to carry your concealed handguns, which brings up the argument of appendix carry vs the four oclock, small of back or under the armpit position, etc. Appendix carry has grown in popularity, whether thats by watching too many Hollywood movies or experimenting with the different position. Another thing thats talked about is the carrier body composition as a factor. Seems like the thinner folks have an easier time concealing the handguns versus another whos a little on the heavier side.</p>
  • Gun Review: The Fully Functional Five Seven

    08/06/2016 3:36:02 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/6/2016 | Oleg Volk
    The AR57 Is An Excellent High-capacity Yet Affordable Alternative For Self-defense and Varmint Hunting. The AR57 (also known as the AR Five Seven) upper receiver for the AR-15 has two claims to fame: a 50-shot capacity and downward ejection for ambidextrous operation. Operating by simple blowback, this upper is available in 6-inch pistol and 16-inch rifle versions, with the latter being reviewed here. Manufactured by the eponymous AR57 LLC, and chambered in 5.7x28mm, this upper is less powerful than the standard 5.56mm version, but it has certain tangible advantages, including reduced muzzle blast, a high practical rate of fire, nonexistent...
  • Japans WWII Paratroop folding Rifle was the worse Idea

    08/05/2016 7:44:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/5/2016 | J Hines
    The Idea looked better on PaperIn World War Two Japan had a paratroop corps, Germany provided the technical assistance with equipment implementation in the late 1930s. One of the methods was the use of parachute-equipped containers housing the firearms, this was dropped separately from the paratrooper. In the combat drop at Sumatra (Japanese) and Crete (Germany), both drop zones had problems of weapons containers landing far from troops, resulting being out gunned. At the outcome the Japanese obviously thought this wasn't a good idea, and looked at alternatives methods. One idea is to have the paratroops jump with a compact...
  • Ever thought what a 90mm Cannon would do to a 5k iMac?

    08/04/2016 10:15:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/4/2016 | J Hines
    Computer slowness getting you down? or, maybe youre just getting tired of Macs. FullMag fired a T8 anti-tank gun at it and see what the destruction looks like. Hearing about it is one thing, but seeing it in slow motion is taking it to another level of curiosity, see the destruction here.