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  • Candidate Says "Sexploits" Make Him Ideal Person to Govern [semi-satire]

    05/23/2017 12:52:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Noah Dyer, a Democratic candidate for governor in Arizona, boasts that "my extensive sexual experiences equip me to understand the issues most important to the citizens of this state. For adults, and some children, sex is the most rewarding activity they will ever know. Few others understand this as well as I do. That will be the key to my ascension to the throne of governor." Dyer laid out his qualifications arguing that "my frequent casual sex, sex with married women, sex with multiple partners at once, sexting, and video-taping my sexual encounters demonstrate an unprecedented transparency among those of...
  • Quick down and dirty on How to Clean a Pistol

    05/19/2017 10:37:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/2017 | J Burton
    Here are the basics of what you should have to clean you pistol. But first Be sure to Clear your pistol Pistol Cleaning tools clean patchestooth brushshort cleaning rod w cleaning rod loopcleaning solventgun lubricant/protectant Now see the cleaning pistol video here.
  • What happens when you shoot a Prince Rupert Drop with a .38 Special?

    05/19/2017 6:12:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/2017 | C Buckner
    If you don't know what a Prince Rupert Drop is, it is a toughened glass beads created by dripping molten glass into cold water, which causes it to solidify into a tadpole-shaped droplet with a long, thin tail. (from Wiki) A Prince Rupert's Drop has a reputation of being virtually indestructible; but what will a .38 special round do to it? If you haven't seen one before, a Prince Rupert's Drop is an amazing feat of engineering that can stand up to a ton of pressure. In the past we've already discovered that even being shot point blank with a...
  • A Light Case of Shell Shock

    05/19/2017 5:03:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/2017 | Bob Shell
    By developing a lighter, two-piece case with steel and aluminum, Shell Shock Technologies has begun to capture a share of the factory ammunition and reloading market. We live in an age where all types of novel ammo and reloading components are coming to the market. That is good news for shooters, as many of these products are legitimate improvements over previous offerings. One company, Shell Shock Technologies, has recently released 9mm cases using manufacturing methods not previously used, at least to my knowledge. What sets Shell Shock apart is that the company produces a two-piece case made from nickel steel....
  • Can you shoot this Rabbit from 282 Yards out?

    05/15/2017 5:26:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/15/2017 | C Buckner
    What you are about to witness is an amazing feat of shooting with a .17 HMR as a rabbit at 282 yards away goes down with no problem. We know that the .17 HMR was made to shoot accurately at long distances, but because the bullet is so small, its hard for most people to hit longer shots. But if you really know what you are doing, and know the science of long range shooting, hitting something like this 282 Yard shot on a rabbit is no problem. Most people won't even be able to spot the rabbit from that...
  • Scoping things out Astronomy club gives local kids a vision out of this world

    05/13/2017 7:11:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA - Ted Forte, Ken Duncan, and Bob Gent met at Colonel Smith Middle School recently and young astronomers observed the planet Venus, the moon, and the sun through their telescopes. The trio also brought the Planetary Science Institute's meteorite kit, and student scientists studied pieces of Mars and a rare and beautiful Pallasite meteorite. Later that evening, they drove to Faras Elementary School near Douglas, and Rick Burke joined Forte, Duncan, and Gent. The seeing was good, and we observed the moon, Jupiter and other wonders of the night sky, Gent said.
  • Vanity: Grain Alcohol in Minnesota

    05/13/2017 3:20:24 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    Vanity | 5/13/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Do they sell grain alcohol in Minnesota? I looked up the laws for the state and it says no alcohols over 80% ABV. Everclear sells a version of their grain that is 75.5% so it is possible. I live in Spain but have neighbors visiting the Bloomington area who I could ask to bring some back when they return. I want to make some infused liqueurs and the strongest non-flavored alcohol they sell here is 40% Vodka. Perhaps some Minnesota Freeper can answer this question?
  • Do you Feel like a Badass when Firing the Tommy Gun from the Hip?

    05/12/2017 7:09:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/12/2017 | D Smith
    Whether used by hero or villain, this is one iconic, badass firearm, even the fictional Captain America partner Bucky Barnes used with great effect on the silver screen. It doesn't matter who is firing it or if it's just on display, the Thompson submachine gun is one wicked cool piece of firearms history. From prohibition era gangsters and outlaws to cops and WWII heroes, the Thompson has become a legitimate icon of American firearms lore and even mythology. I recently held a Thompson (but didn't get to fire it) and I have to say, yes, I did feel pretty badass...
  • Wild Game Cuts Illustrated Guide

    05/11/2017 10:14:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/11/2017 | Van Der
    If you're interested in how to butcher your own deer harvests, you might like this illustrated deer meat guide. This illustration by artist Nadia van der Donk shows where the different cuts of meat come from on a deer. A single deer can provide a lot of meat that can last for months if rationed properly. The hide can also be used for a wall hanging or carpet. Butchering at home requires a lot more than a deer meat guide. You'll need the right knives for skinning the hide, a hacksaw, wet stone and gloves for cleanliness. Whats cool is...
  • Better Bang For Your Buck

    05/11/2017 8:06:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/11/2017 | M Dickerson
    Despite the continuing impact of inflation, you can still find some excellent hunting rifles that won’t break the bank. Progress and the march of time can be very hard on the wallet, especially when it comes to hunting rifles. Consider, if you will, the classic Big Three of American hunting rifles. According to a 2004 gun-value reference in my collection, you could at that time buy a new Remington 700 BDL rifle for about $500, and the ADL model went for even less. A new Ruger Model 77 All-Weather rifle could also be found for less than $500, and the...
  • Will a .50 Cal Stop A Running Engine?

    05/11/2017 6:12:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/11/2017 | J Hines
    FullMag Youtuber Ford truck usage has taken its toll, the cylinder has gone out. It would cost more to have it fix then to just go out and buy a new truck. Rather than tear up the vehicle piece by piece, theyve decided to try out a theory with a 50 cal Barrett. Can a .50 cal stop a running engine? FullMag utilizes the armor piercing, incendiary round for a good cause. Shooting through the block is relatively anticlimactic, since it will only leak oil. So let's try to place a couple rounds through the valves and see if we...
  • Try Two hands if you're Shooting the 500 S&W

    05/10/2017 6:10:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/10/2017 | J Hines
    Dont be like this fella here. While trying to fire one of the biggest rounds from one of the biggest wheel guns, an unprepared shoot nearly earned a Darwin award. The shooter in this video is firing 700 grain heavy cast trex rounds from a 500 S&W. If youre familiar with these rounds you know that most shooters usually take the one-and-done approach. Even with two hands, these rounds can leave your wrists aching. For whatever reason, this shooter decided to go one-handed. As the weapon recoils back wildly, the shooter squeezes his hand even harder and unintentionally pulls the...
  • I've decided to give it all up and spend the rest of my life surfing

    05/09/2017 6:32:12 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 84 replies
    I shall be a beach bum and will eat nothing but pizza and beer from here on out. Excuse me while I go catch this wave...
  • AR15 Pistol Use

    05/09/2017 9:10:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/9/2017 | R Pincus
    AR-15 pistols are popular for several good reasons. The ability to have a compact firearm with the performance and ergonomics of the AR-15 rifle is very attractive for those looking for potent vehicle or home defense options. AR pistols carry specific reliability, performance, legal and training issues. For many pistol users, the AR15 pistol makes a lot of sense economically and for personal defense. A key thing to remember is that it is a pistol even if you have a 14 inch barrel on it and train it as such. Put it through the rigors of scenarios for home defense...
  • Here's Everything You Need To Know About Fidget Spinners

    05/09/2017 8:51:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies ^ | May 04, 2017 | Jennifer Calfas
    Fidget spinners are popular new toys, which are made to calm nerves and ease anxiety, that are selling out at stores across the country. Chances are your child or someone else's has at least one spinner already. They've become so popular that teachers are banning the devices from classrooms, saying they're too distracting. Here's everything you need to know about the new gadgets.
  • The Great Flintlock Duck Hunt

    05/09/2017 5:46:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/9/2017 | Mike Nesbitt
    On a cold winter day in western Washington, two duck hunting rookies loaded up on No. 2 shot and expert advice to take on some wily webfoots. Cedarville Farms, located in Oakville, Washington, is an active farm that includes a working millworks facility. But perhaps more applicable to the topic of this column, it is also home to a waterfowl hunting club situated on more than 100 acres with five swales, a tree-enclosed pond, and 2,500 feet of river frontage. Owner Jon McAninch always donates a couple of two-person guided hunts to the annual Washington Waterfowl Association (WWA) raffle, and...
  • CA Criptid Walks Seven Places for the Paranormal

    05/08/2017 9:32:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/8/2017 | S Morstan
    When theres something strange and it don't look good, it can be quite a thriller of a ride, but lest you fall into the Twilight Zone by accident -or if you want to go looking for trouble- here are a few places for California Criptids and paranormal pacers. Moro Rock Trail Tulare, CA Starting off easy in Tulare, theres the Moro Rock Trail, where the walk may be beautiful, but when you try to take a picture of the scenery, you may find yourself with some Phantasmic Photobombers trying to get in the picture. I wonder if they'll pose...
  • A European Ruby - WWI French Handgun

    05/08/2017 5:31:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/8/2017 | R Reed
    Although the Ruby pistol became a procurement nightmare, it nevertheless armed French troops and scores of others throughout World War I and beyond. The "Ruby" pistol is the result of France's desperate need for arms in the early days of the Great War. By 1915, much of the French industrial heartland was under German control, and what remained under allied control was producing critically needed material such as rifles, machine guns, and artillery. As the conflict grew beyond even the most pessimistic expectations, the sheer volume of troops sent into battle literally exhausted the meager stores of small arms. To...
  • Top 5 9mm Carbines

    05/07/2017 12:25:40 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 65 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/7/2017 | J Hines
    Here's the top 5 9mm Carbines out on the market. These carbines are popular by the quality, ease of use, personal defense capability and of course the availability of the 9mm rounds. What about you?, whats your favorite 9mm carbine? See the rest of the top 9mm carbine video here.
  • Attwood Marine adding 80 jobs, investing $2M in Michigan facility

    05/05/2017 10:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Flint Journal ^ | May 3, 2017 | Jim Harger
    LOWELL, MI - Attwood Marine, a division of Mercury Marine that makes boating parts and accessories, announced it will invest in a $2 million expansion that will add 80 jobs. "We are delighted to expand at our Lowell location," said Jim Fox, president, Attwood Marine in a news release on Wednesday, May 3. "This location is well-suited to accommodate our accelerated growth plans." Located along the banks of the Flat River, Attwood started in 1893 in Grand Rapids as a parts maker for carriages and hearses and added marine parts in 1905. In 1964, the company became a subsidiary of...