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  • Car Jacking - Where are you packing your heat?

    08/24/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 56 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 · 44 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 · 51 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 · 9 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.
  • Gun Review: Sig-nificant Shooter

    08/04/2016 6:29:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/4/2016 | Tom Claycomb
    With Quality Guns Like The MCX And A Branded Line Of Pellets And Targets, SIG Sauer Is Establishing Itself As A Leader In The Airgun Market I's probably a waste of our ink and your time to remind you that SIG Sauer makes some sweet guns, or how excited I was when my friends at SIG told me that they wanted me to test their new airgun line. For that small minority who may not have read last months review of SIG's P226 airgun, not only did SIG launch an airgun line, they went the extra mile and developed...
  • The 5.56mm Motorized Gatling gun XM556

    08/03/2016 10:39:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/3/2016 | R Chastain
    The XM556 Microgun is the smallest 5.56 Gatling, and the first designed to be handheld. Empty Shell, LLC designed and engineered this gatlin gun around the 5.56mm NATO cartridge. This motorized handheld microgun is smaller and lighter than the current 5.56 beltfed Squad Automatic Weapons with 4x the firepower. Here's some insights into the making of the XM556 from Empty Shell LLC: "The XM556 is a new platform system designed from scratch. The parts are not just a smaller imitation of the larger M134. An absolutely all new style of bolt was conceived and designed to eliminate current known issues...
  • Spying on big bucks - benefits of Drones?

    08/03/2016 9:04:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/3/2016 | A Comstock
    Drones have caused quite a stir in the hunting world with how they are used. Drones can be a great tool for deer hunting. Watch this video to see some awesome drone footage spying on bucks. While drones can be a very useful scouting tool in the summer to simply scout properties, they are starting to be outlawed by many states to be used during hunting season. Drones can cause problems with ethics if used incorrectly or illegally. If a drone is used in the wrong way, they can be a non ethical tool. When used the right way, you...
  • Picking the Perfect Hunting Partner

    08/03/2016 6:41:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 8/3/2016 | Paul Atkins
    FINDING THE RIGHT HUNTING partner isnt something new. Guys and gals have been doing it for years, and when you do find one you usually want to try and keep them around as long as possible. Here in the Arctic I have had several over the years who have brought out all kinds of emotions in me. Some I hated to lose, while others I couldnt get away from fast enough. So, I have created what I consider to be a checklist to see if you and your partner are compatible when it comes to getting along in the wilds...
  • This is how you Shoot a Running Boar

    08/02/2016 11:53:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    Shooting a running boar requires special marksmanship skills, similar to shooting waterfowl or clay pigions. If you want to see some top notch skills in shooting a moving object, where you have to lead your aim at various speeds and range. Take a look at this video of Franz-Albrecht Oettingen hitting this running boar. Looks like Franz is sporting a Sauer 202 (not sure though, if anyone knows please correct) with Aimpoint red dot, see the quick sight acquisition and lead, as well as the Blaser straight pull bolt action allows rapid follow up done with efficiency. See the action...
  • WWII Lethal Dart Gun - Code name Bigot

    08/02/2016 7:15:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/2/2016 | J Hines
    Once upon a time during WWII a lethal dart gun code name Bigot was created to be used by commandos to covertly eliminate sentries, this dart gun was constructed from a M1911 .45 caliber pistol. The Office of Strategic Services predecessors of the CIA developed this clandestine weapon, its unknown as to what advantage this has over a silenced pistol. The weapon never made it out of the research and development department, but this didn't stop Ian McCollum from Forgotten Weapons to get his hands on one to check out, see the video and Ian's observation.
  • #Fishbra growing trend on Instagram

    08/01/2016 11:27:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/1/2016 | J Hoffman
    #FishBras is the newest fad to hit Instagram, and as youll see, women are proudly showing off their fishing assets. A new fish craze is hitting the picture-sharing site Instagram, were women anglers proud of their catch display a fish in front of their bare breasts. Tagged using the term #FishBras, a quick search of Instagram will find just under 3,000 entries so far and that number is growing on a daily basis. What seems to be a trend mainly for saltwater anglers (it helps that they are mostly clad in bikinis), northern gals are also getting...
  • Magpul Expands into traditional Rifle stock Remington 700

    08/01/2016 10:41:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/1/2016 | Richard Sharrer
    Magpul Industries has long been known for manufacturing superior rifle (and now pistol) magazines, as well as improved stocks for ARs. The company is now expanding into more traditional rifle stocks and is taking them to new levels. I was recently sent a Magpul “Hunter” stock for the Remington 700 series rifles to test. Now, admittedly, I’m not much of a hunter. I choose to spend my shooting time a bit more tactically, but with that said, I really do like this stock. The version I received was in basic black, but other available colors include flat dark earth, stealth...
  • Nevada State Field Target Match

    08/01/2016 9:29:14 AM PDT · by Axenolith · 9 replies
    N.A.G. ^ | July 28 | AirSmithCA
    2016 Nevada State Airgun Field Target - Grand Prix Match Report
  • Apache Revolver - Gangster Weapons of the Past

    07/28/2016 8:01:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/28/2016 | J Hines
    In the early 1900's French gangsters used a weapon called an Apache Revolver that functioned as a revolver, a knife and brass knuckles. The Apache operates on the principle of a pepperbox revolver using a pinfire cartridge and incorporates a fold-over knuckle duster forming the grip and also a rudimentary foldout, dual-edged knife. Due to the lack of a barrel, the revolvers effective range is very limited, but since all of its component parts can be folded inward towards the cylinder, it was easily concealable inside a pocket. It was common to leave an empty chamber with no cartridge under...
  • AR-15 vs Mini-14

    07/27/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 70 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/27/2016 | J Hines
    Depending on what the AR's or Mini's are used for, we can all agree that the AR's is better for most situations. (SHTF, home defense, hunting, etc..) But, if we talk talk about the costs to have either a low end or tricked out piece of hardware, I guess the discussions can go on almost forever with the die hard ARs and Mini-14 folks. Or, better yet which one is most accurate? Here's what some are saying from Reddit and AR15Forum:Poison_Tequila: the truth is a little different. An AR can be picky or reliable, a mini is probably more accurate...
  • Are Sig's 1911 less reliable than Colt or Springfield?

    07/26/2016 7:46:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/26/2016 | J Hines
    Some of our readers and those from 1911 forum were taliking about whether the Sig 1911 is less reliable than Colt or Springfield. Here's some of the conversation taking place: 3RidersApproaching: SIG offers some very appealing 1911s in terms of features (front strap checkering, rounded butts, etc.) And their pricing is attractive. Relatively few models from Colt and Springfield come with front strap checkering (something that I have, over time, come to really appreciate after having bought a number of 1911s that DONT have it.) Ive caught some drift here and there that SIG quality (perhaps regarding their non-1911 models?)...
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    07/22/2016 4:38:04 PM PDT · by texas booster · 9 replies
    Yahoo@ fantasy football ^ | 07/22/2016 | 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. Ping me if you want to join.Our team number is 1447.
  • The Triple Double Shotgun

    07/22/2016 10:45:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/22/2016 | C Bailey
    You read right, this beast of a shotgun has 6 barrels and holds 48 rounds at a time. The ultimate zombie apocalypse weapon. Triple double is usually a term thrown around in basketball. Not so much in shotgun lingo. Double barrel shotguns are awesome. But you know what they are not as awesome as? A triple double shotgun. The guys from Demolition Ranch brings us one of the coolest and craziest guns you will ever see. Sure it is super heavy and quite uncomfortable and to be honest, not practical whats so ever. But that doesnt matter because it is...
  • Tactical Use of the AR-15

    07/21/2016 11:55:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/21/2016 | J Hines
    Everybody has an AR because of its reliability, durability and flexibility. Besides owning a shotgun an AR is the next best thing for a home defense. This video highlights Richard Nance (GunsandAmmo Editor) and Dave Spaulding (Handgun Combatives) discussing tactics and techniques using an AR-15 which any lawful citizen can learn. They talk about best ways to enter and clear a room while not extending your AR out there. But if you do there are some weapon retention methods that can be used to retain your AR. See the video here. How bout you all, do you use your AR-15...
  • Flatten a monster Boar with a .300 Mag

    07/19/2016 7:59:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/19/2016 | J McAdams
    Longtime hog nemesis Brian "Pigman" Quaca shows off his new toy from Savage Arms a .300 Win Mag by flattening a 270+ pound wild boar on this hunt. This video highlights the action, though the video clip doesnt show it, Pigman was actually busy playing on his phone and didn't notice the hog come out at first (we've all been there before, right?). Fortunately for him, the camera guy was on his game and got his attention. At that point, it was just a matter of putting his round on target, which he did like a true professional using his...
  • .44 Russian A Stubby, But Accurate Load

    07/14/2016 10:10:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/14/2016 | Mike Nesbitt
    The .44 Smith & Wesson Russian is a rather stubby little cartridge. It has an overall cartridge length that is just a bit shorter than a Sharps .45-caliber paper-patched 550-grain bullet, but its performance outshines its size. In recent years cowboy-action shooters have brought new life to this fine old load. One attraction for me is shooting blackpowder revolvers and lever-action rifles from the 1870s. Of course for me, shooting those guns is rather restricted to using the newly-made copies. Regarding revolvers – which we’ll concentrate on for the rest of this short tale – my guns are mostly second-...
  • Watch out you're now the hunted

    07/14/2016 9:25:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/14/2016 | M Alpert
    This hunter makes a last minute shot to save his life in this heart-pounding lion encounter video. When you mess with the King of the Beasts, you should expect dangera lot of danger. In the video, a team of South African lion hunters have shot and wounded a male lion, but it disappears from their sight. What they dont realize is that the lion is circling them, looking to counterattack, see the video here.
  • Gun Review: Keystone Adds Rounds With 722

    07/13/2016 12:41:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/13/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Keystone Arms has long been known for single-shot .22-caliber bolt-actions for kids. Last year, they introduced a very unique repeater bolt action, which was released during the rimfire-ammunition shortage that happened not long ago. This gun came out with no fanfare and made very little impression in the gun industry. The Model 722, named for its seven-shot capacity and caliber, comes in three variants: the simple $262 Sporter, the more refined $315 Classic and the $340 heavy-barreled Varmint. They share all parts except the barrel and stock. THE SEVEN-SHOT MAGAZINE is genius. The thick stainless-steel lips are smooth to the...
  • When is a deer shot unethical?

    07/13/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/13/2016 | C Cocoles
    Recent advances in technology enable hunters or anybody to take shots at extreme ranges (TrackingPoint), no untrained shooter would even consider shooting an animal at such range. Video from Extreme Outer Limits highlights hunters successfully making a 1,315 yard shot on a mule deer. These hunters were using a rifle chambered in .26 Nosler using 140gr Berger VLD bullets with a ballistic coefficient of .612 (an extremely aerodynamic bullet). There's a mixed sentiment conversation taking place out in the online world whether it is ethical or not. Some comments were: the bullet duration time of flight taking too long,...
  • Home reloading of Percussion Caps and Primers is More Common than Thought

    07/13/2016 5:46:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The home and small shop manufacture of ammunition is an interesting subject for those debating the potential for disarming the population. Guns are not very hard to make. They are routinely made in third world workshops and by first world hobbyists. Some of the simplest to make are some of those most detested by the opponents of armed self defense. Homemade submachine guns are commonly found in Brazil and Israel. Many who oppose armed self defense have made the case that ammunition is the weak point in a black market or grey market economy. They assume that ammunition is...
  • Top 10 Most Insane & Mysterious Broadcast Interruptions

    07/11/2016 4:32:34 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/11/'16 | blameitonjorge
    Click on the link to watch this interesting video.
  • 9mm Tracers Lights up Coyote

    07/11/2016 9:53:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/11/2016 | M Sargent
    Hunting coyote and other predators is definitely a huge plus in helping preserve the local deer population. Youtuber Tim Wells highlights some coyote hunting with 9mm tracer rounds. Awesome shooting and great footage of tracers! In the video, Tim encounters some challenges on getting these wily predators to come closer. With some patiences like a seasoned hunter, utilizing the Foxpro caller, the coyotes arrive. However, one of the shooter misses an easy shot of the standing coyote, but later was able to obtain a different shot to take down the coyote, see the video for the highlights.
  • C'zing the Chance - Shotgun World-Record Holder Dave Miller & CZ-USA 612 Magnum

    07/11/2016 8:01:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/11/2016 | Larry Case
    I had been discussing this for a while with Dave Miller, the shotgun product manager at CZ-USA, a firearm manufacturer headquartered next door to Missouri in Kansas City, Kan. CZ-USA is the US-based subsidiary of the Czech Republic company that makes a long list of firearms, including rifles, pistols, submachine guns and some very fine shotguns. Many of their scatterguns are made in Turkey, which, if you didn't know, has a long history of making firearms. CZ-USA also owns Dan Wesson Firearms, which has produced excellent revolvers and pistols for years, including some very nice 1911s. I have talked to...
  • Noveske - Back with a Bang

    07/08/2016 9:24:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/8/2016 | Troy Taysom
    The AR-15 is arguably the most popular rifle platform ever. It has been around since the late 1950s when it was created by Armalite. AR actually stands for Armalite rifle, and I can only imagine that their designers, back in 1959, had no idea they would create a platform that would transcend the civilian gun market place. When it first appeared it was chambered for .223/5.56, but today one can find calibers from .22LR all the way up to .50 Beowulf. With all of the options out there, building ones own rifle has also become a popular pastime, because no...
  • Bear Defense Carry - what do you carry?

    07/08/2016 8:33:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 61 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 7/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Many hunters have talked about what to carry for bear defense while out in the woods. Here are some conversations on 1911forum and Reddit. BPHORSEGUY: There have been increasing small bear sightings in my and my dogs hiking area. I am considering carry a .45ACP instead of my 9mm and solids instead of HP. magazineman: I'd guess .44 mag or better. + running shoes. But for your purposes I'd see what handgun bear hunters use. I'd be surprised if 9mm or .45 were on the menu for that job. Big revolvers are probably the preferred item. AtheistInfantry: As a life...
  • Portuguese Homemade Revolver uses Homemade Cartridges

    07/08/2016 4:58:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This image from homemadeguns.wordpress.com appears to be from a Portugese police agency. Shotgun shells are often used for the clandestine manufacture of pistol ammunition. It many countries it is much easier to obtain shotgun shells than pistol or rifle ammunition. In countries where severe restrictions on the private ownership of firearms have been imposed, shotguns are the least restricted. In the extremely restrictive Soviet Union, shotgun cartridges were relatively available. In England, the easiest firearm license to obtain is the shotgun license, as it is in Japan. With a source of shotgun cartridges, you have everything you need to...
  • Gun Review: the lighter side of Sig P22

    07/07/2016 8:31:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/7/2016 | Tom Claycomb
    At first glance the SIG P226 air pistol could be mixed up with the SIG P226, which comes in 9mm and .40 caliber, which is a pistol preferred by elite military forces around the world. I can see how their airgun could be used for training purposes and you could do a lot of inexpensive training with a pistol that so closely resembles your real one. The P226 air pistol uses a conventional size 12-gram Co2 canister, which slips into the back of the grip. The magazine pops out of the bottom the same way it would on any modern...
  • Elk on a Trampoline

    07/07/2016 7:43:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/7/2016 | M Alpert
    Just when you thought you had seen it all, Greg Chase a resident of Evergreen, CO observed these elks in his backyard, particular the one in the trampoline. Here's what he had to say about the whole thing. A young elk was stumbling around on his family's trampoline, while other elk were grazing the ground nearby. The young elk quickly realized that getting off the trampoline was much harder than getting on. The Elk's friend on the outside actually looks like he wants to get in and join the fun while the Mom looks on. See the video here.
  • Spectacular Long Range Shot

    07/06/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/6/2016 | C Morgan
    Making long range kill shots is an incredible feat every hunter wants to accomplish, but realistically very few can pull them off in their hunting careers due to location and opportunity of the shot. Once in a while, we see a few that are hard to believe, and even amazing. Making the shots involve many factors such as: the terrain, wind, weather conditions and sight line. If it's all perfect then its easy to excecute. Yeh, I know easier said than done. So enjoy this video of the past highlighting some great long range shots.
  • The Lost Pistol of WWII

    07/06/2016 7:10:10 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Frank Jardim
    Clandestine weapons like the World War II FP-45 pistol, later dubbed the Liberator by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944, have always intrigued me. It remains the rarest of American martial handguns from the conflict, with original examples usually starting in the $1,500 range for rusty, damaged pieces and the best examples, with their impossibly rare waxed shipping boxes, bringing over $7,000. Myths and misinformation hide the pistol’s real story; they weren’t wildly inaccurate junk guns that exploded after a few shots, and they were never tossed out of airplanes over occupied Europe en masse. THE FP-45 PISTOL was...
  • My Life and Shortwave Radio

    07/04/2016 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 144 replies
    Self | 7/4/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Way back in the early 70s, my mother's youngest brother (who was a seasonal worker for the US Army Corps of Engineers), as was his habit, brought his car over to our house while he was away on "the boat" (as we all called it). But this time he left something else . . . an very plain-looking, ordinary radio. Back in those days FM was still fairly exotic. AM was still king, and that's where most of the music and regular radio programming was. This little radio happened to have both AM and FM. But it had a third...