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  • Mossberg Patriot Revere .30-06

    07/16/2018 4:51:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/16/2018 | T Claycomb III
    My hunting rifles don’t have an easy life. So when I had a series of Texas hog and varmint hunts lined up in January and February, it was decided for me to test the Mossberg Patriot Revere. Originally, I wanted it chambered in the popular 6.5 Creedmoor, but they were in such demand that they were unavailable, so I went with the old tried-and-true .30-06. My first deer rifle, which I bought with my paper route earnings in sixth or seventh grade, was a .30-06. That's what my dad hunted with, so of course that's what I had to have....
  • 15 Yr Old Weapon Master Girl

    07/13/2018 5:07:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/13/2018 | C Raleigh
    Meet Danyela D’Angelo a 93 pound 15-year-old girl who’s become a master shooter of all firearms. Seriously, she's shot everything from the massive 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum revolver to all sorts of submachine guns. You can catch her firing up the .50 cal Desert Eagle like a boss. Ingram Mac-10 you say, yes, she shoots one suppressed. The AR, yeh looks like she was toting the old CAR-15 (short barrel with thick hand guard) is what I call it. She also competes shooting with AR’s and race guns. You don't believe us take a look at this 15 yr...
  • 12-Gauge Gatling Gun

    07/12/2018 4:58:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/12/2018 | J Hines
    The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. Invented by Richard Gatling, it is known for its use by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the 1860s, which was the first time it was employed in combat. What about the 12-gauge you ask? This video from "Made Smith's Enterprises, LLC" posted on Facebook. They highlight this modified hand-cranked gatling gun that spits out 12-gauge shotgun shells at an awesome rate. This may not be legal in all states but man wouldn’t you...
  • Mossberg 590M Shockwave now has Detachable Magazine

    07/11/2018 9:28:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/11/2018 | J Hines
    Mag-Fed, Pump-Action 12-Gauge The new non-NFA pump-action 12 gauge includes a 15-inch barrel and 10-shell detachable box magazine as standard options. Announced recently, Mossberg has added a detachable double-stack magazine to its 590M Shockwave. Showcasing its raptor-style pistol grip on a pump-action is not only do-able but fun to shoot. Combine this with the new series of detachable double-stack magazine of 10, 15 or 20-round capacity mags. Which has an ambidextrous magazine release button for easy unload and reloading. You now have plenty of slugs for shooting paper targets or for home defense. The 590M features a safety strap on...
  • Army Vet Saves an Eagle by Shooting at it

    07/11/2018 5:02:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/11/2018 | J Hines
    For two-and-a-half days the beautiful bald eagle hung upside down from the tree. Officials from DNR, police and fire dept. had known about the bird’s predicament, but were unable to help due to red tape jurisdiction and safety. No need to fear, enter Jason Galvin an Army vet with great shooting skills stepped up to the plate with his .22 long rifle to shoot through the rope that was holding a bald eagle captive 70 feet up. Mr. Galvin said in the video "It was kind of weird, actually shooting in the direction of a bald eagle. I was very...
  • HBO's 'Game of Thrones' prequel to begin filming in Ireland

    07/10/2018 3:54:01 PM PDT · by Boomer · 31 replies
    FNC Entertainment ^ | 7/10/2018 | Zoe Szathmary
    While one “Game of Thrones” chapter is closing, another may be opening. “Game of Thrones” characters have been bidding farewell to their beloved characters as filming for the eighth and final season wrapped this summer. But fans are optimistic about a prequel to the hit HBO show, which is reportedly set to film in Northern Ireland in October. According to the Belfast Telegraph, filming for the new show will take place at Paint Hall studios in Belfast, where the original “Game of Thrones” series was shot. “This is fantastic news for everyone at the studio - from the cast and...
  • Handguns: Not just for Self-Defense

    07/10/2018 10:07:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/10/2018 | N Perna
    SWAT officer gives his take on best offensive weapons, what makes them good, differences with defensive handguns. The M1911A1 carried by U.S. troops from World War I up until the mid-1980s had some severe limitations. With a seven round magazine and fixed sights, the weapon lacked firepower and modularity. Compare this to a modern handgun with a 15-round magazine, red dot optic, and rails for lights and lasers. You’ve come a long way, baby…The modern handgun opens up a whole new world of options in terms of what kinds of missions it can be used for. No longer limited to...
  • 9mm vs 45ACP

    07/10/2018 4:56:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 54 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/10/2018 | J Dobbs
    The debate over the 9mm and .45 ACP is one of the most talked about in the firearms community. Both handguns/calibers have a huge following thanks to their popularity and success in the field. 9mm vs .45 ACP Match Ups One of the biggest mistake that most people make is taking a black-and-white stance (only looking at ballistics stats) on the .45 ACP and 9mm. Many will say that the .45 is better because it shoots a bigger caliber bullet, or that the 9mm is better because of its higher magazine capacity. Both points are spot on and provide good...
  • Saiga 12 Shotgun – Rocking It

    07/09/2018 5:00:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/9/2018 | J Hines
    This 12-year-old boy is rocking it with this fully automatic Saiga 12 Shotgun. Yes, he's not afraid of a little recoil. YouTuber aRiZ2008 shared this video of a young boy pouncing 12-gauge slugs through a full MD-20 drum magazine containing 20 shotgun shells. This full-auto shotgun is a little more to handle than your typical 12-gauge Mossberg semi-auto or pump-action shotgun. Its funny nowadays some people complain of recoil when shooting their shotguns and rifles, like the one a while back said, "a low-power Ar-15 .223 caliber rifle traumatized him". But, look at this your shooter who has no problems...
  • Tactical Lessons from Benghazi's Heroes

    07/06/2018 8:57:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2018 | P Pawela
    Unless one has lived in a cave for the past couple of years, the majority of Americans are fully aware of this story, as depicted in the best-selling book and popular movie by the same name, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziFrom the book: “Against overwhelming odds, Mark ‘Oz’ Geist, Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto, John ‘Tig’ Tiegen, Jack Silva, Dave ‘Boon’ Benton, and Tyrone ‘Rone’ Wood went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.” I have personally had the honor of meeting with Oz, Tig, Tanto and...
  • Steyer AUG - Die Hard Fans

    07/06/2018 5:03:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2018 | C Raleigh
    Let's say I wanted a rifle, chambered in 5.56, with a 16-inch barrel, and I wanted it to be about the same size as an SMG. Well, look no further, the Austrian Steyer AUG fits that need. The Steyr AUG is a bullpup rifle that manages to pack a lot in a little space. It does this by placing the action behind the trigger group. This includes the magazine, bolt, and ejection port. What the engineers at Steyr did was create a simple rifle, that incorporated a 16-inch barrel in a gun the same size as an SMG. Seriously, let’s...
  • Rifle Scope Guide2: Mounting Glass

    07/05/2018 8:16:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/5/2018 | C Wojcik
    Now that you've bought a new scope, it's time to affix it to your rifle, a daunting but not impossible task for marksmen. If there's any one trend I see a lot of as a professional precision rifle instructor, it's improperly mounted riflescopes. If we look at what a rifle scope is from a fundamental standpoint, it's a mechanical aiming device that gives us the ability to bring a distant target up close and personal, which in turn allows the shooter to pick a relatively precise aiming point that the shooter hopes to put a bullet into if everything else...
  • How to Cast Round-Ball Bullets

    07/05/2018 4:42:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/5/2018 | M Nesbitt
    Let's talk about fire. For doin' it "primitive" and casting bullets, you certainly want a hot but small fire. After all, you'll need to be able to get real close. A small cooking fire is just about right, so keep plenty of small pieces of wood handy because you’ll find yourself feeding this little fire, probably with every ladle-full of lead you melt. A bed of coal is very nice but not hot enough; you want some flame from those small pieces of wood to renew the coals and to lick the bottom of the ladle just to keep it...
  • Rifle Scopes Buying Guide

    07/03/2018 4:52:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/3/2018 | C Wojcik
    If there's one question I receive, or view as a question posed on the vast expanses of the internet, it's "what scope should I buy?" The resultant answers are usually comprised of about 95 percent useless information, whereas the remaining 5 percent is generated by folks who have a solid understanding of how to make a good choice with optics. Optics aren't cheap, and it’s always a good idea to subscribe to the “buy once, cry once” policy when it comes to buying them. Why is that useless information percentage so high? Because there's an incredible amount of old and...
  • Top 10mm Handguns to Check Out

    07/02/2018 5:29:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/2/2018 | J Hines
    Love it or hate it, the vaunted 10mm has definitely been enjoying a resurgence of late, we also like to shoot and argue about guns. Here are some of the top 10mm handguns out there capable of taming this underrated beast of a cartridge. Colt Delta Elite Colt stepped up in 1987 after the original Bren Ten went out of production and introduced this 10mm pistol. The Colt Delta Elite was for the 1911 followers, re-designed to fire the 10mm cartridge. It was the best of both worlds: a gun worthy for personal-defense but powerful enough to take hunting. Glock...
  • .41 Magnum – Overshadowed by the .44 Magnum

    06/29/2018 5:16:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/29/2018 | D Workman
    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 popularity of the .41-caliber Magnum seems to ebb and flow, but those who have stuck with it make it as versatile a choice as its siblings. I've carried the .41 Magnum for personal protection, killed a couple of deer with it, shot long-range targets (it's a favorite among silhouette shooters) and had it in the back...
  • German MG-34 & MG-42 Machine Guns

    06/28/2018 5:49:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/28/2018 | J Hines
    In early beginning of World War II, the Germans used the deadly and effective “Hitler’s Buzzsaw” other wise known as the MG-42 machine gun. The chain-fed light machine gun could pump out 900-1500 per minute of 7.92x57mm Mauser rounds. The sound of the MG-42 was different and when faced against it, you were outgunned. The good news for the allies was that to have it manufactured was very expensive and time consuming for the Germans. So the Germans comes out with the MG-34 machine gun. This firearm was cheaper and quicker to manufacture and put out to the troops. However,...
  • AR-15 Reload: A Divine Explanation

    06/27/2018 7:24:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/27/2018 | J Hines
    Came across this video out on Facebook from Thunder Ranch of how to reload and use the bolt release. The explanation is very simple, Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch explains the relationship between God & Eugene Stoner. While most of us know how to reload an AR-15, there is a bit of a polarized perspectives on how to push the bolt release. There are some groups saying that you could lose fine motor skills. Some believe you will while others say it is a myth and training overcomes that myth. Clint is on a totally different level believes that God...
  • Springfield XD-S: Is it the Best CCW Pistol?

    06/27/2018 5:23:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/27/2018 | J Hines
    Our society are full of conceal-carry options. Right now is probably considered the golden age of personal defense handguns galore for the consumer. You can get just about any size and caliber all design to go with you anywhere. Memory Lane In the 80s, the Walther PPK ruled the roost, unless you were into revolvers. The early 90s saw the introduction of the compact Glock, and just a few years later the gun industry was flooded with .380s designed for pocket carry. Now, polymer-framed, striker-fired compacts are a popular choice, along with compact 1911s and snub-nosed revolvers. Here are some...
  • 10mm vs .45ACP

    06/26/2018 4:53:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/26/2018 | J Hines
    If you're looking for a powerful cartridge for your semi-auto handguns. Then it boils down to a couple of choices. The 10mm and the .45 ACP. Both of these are widely popular so many will have a difficult decision to choose. Some folks that have the money will get both. However, for this scenario we need to choose one. Even if you do own both a 10mm Auto and a .45 ACP handgun, how do you know which one is best for certain task? Both of their capabilities overlap each other but their characteristics and traits differ. Each has distinct...