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  • Best Scopes for AR-15 under $100

    06/18/2019 5:26:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/18/2019 | J Kelly
    If you're tight on budget but still want to get a scope for under $100. The good news is that there are plenty of great options available for under $100. For under $100 is it worth looking for one? Its a good thing that the overall quality of the lens and magnification factors is about the same as those for higher end scopes. Usually higher-end scopes come with extra features, settings and customization options to justify their higher cost point. A lower end rifle scope quality of the lens and magnification factors will likely be about the same as the...
  • Best 22 Rifle for Plinking and Hunting

    06/10/2019 5:04:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 63 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/10/2019 | J Ellis
    Debates have come across stating that the .22 rifle is not a serious caliber for those into guns. The .22 caliber doesn’t have the knock down power to take down a medium size game or let alone stop an attacker inside your home. From a survivalist needs, the .22 caliber is one of the many invaluable source to have when feeding yourself and family. For small game like rabbits and squirrels, the .22 caliber is perfect. Using a larger caliber is just a poor choice of tools for this task. The availability and pricing for the .22 caliber is on...
  • TVM Flintlock Fowler Kit

    06/03/2019 5:09:33 AM PDT · by w1n1
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/3/2019 | M Nesbitt
    Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading’s Fowler is just one of several excellent muzzleloading guns they make, either as finished guns ready to shoot or as kits. I have built guns from TVM’s kits before, so for this Fowler, I ordered one again. The kit I ordered is called a “TVM Kit,” which means several important steps are already done. TVM also makes the “Builders Kit” for more advanced ‘smiths where more work is needed. Getting the TVM Kit does cost a little more, about $150, and to me that is well worth it. The TVM kit for the Fowler has a base...
  • Girl Gun Fails

    06/04/2019 5:15:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/4/2019 | J Eastman
    Many gun magazines have their flavor of gun bunnies showcasing inside the calendars, AR girls, etc.. Here's our short list of close-call gun accidents in the hot girl gun category. Sure, real gun folks often have better videos, but the hot girls sometimes wear bikinis. These girls simply can't handle a weapon, making them probably not the safest hands for a firearm to be in. There are many gun bunny FAILs out there in the wild internet. The girls on this list probably wish they didn't have someone posting these mishaps on social media, or probably hoped that they'd be...
  • .50-110 Smokeless Powder Lever Action Rifle

    06/05/2019 5:14:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/5/2019 | T Vickman
    Are you into old buffalo cartridge and want to make it better? Do this, load it up with smokeless powder in a lever action rifle. You will surely have some fire power with a .50-110 caliber rifle. Which means lots of fun shooting and yes you can take down some game as well. We can't say this enough, loading this cartridge with smokeless powder makes this lever action rifle a hard hitter that can punch holes in steel and obliterate other targets. The 450 grain .50-110 caliber can create more energy than the 458 Winchester Magnum. This cartridge is good...
  • MGM Ironman - Think you can do this?

    06/06/2019 5:02:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/6/2019 | P Caughran
    If you're into competitive shooting but want a little bit of a physical challenge to go with it. Look into the MGM Ironman competition. Its sort of like 3 gun competition with a CrossFit blended in to raise your heartbeat as you settle to shoot. Challenges this year were the same as previous years, but some were slightly different. For instance, instead of having to haul a 150-pound dummy over to and on top of a 5-foot shooting platform, this year the competitors were given three options: a 100-pound, taped-up sack for a 60-second bonus; two steel targets weighing in...
  • U.S. Army gets new Submachine Gun - APC9K

    06/07/2019 5:06:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 100 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/7/2019 | S Coffman
    Submachine guns such as the M3 grease gun and the Thompson served our military troops well in World War II and Korea. Fast forward M4 carbines have been the main service weapons. Recently, the U.S. Army have decided to contract the Swiss defense contractor (Brugger and Thomet) $2.5 million dollars for the new APC9K submachine gun. There are 350 guns in the books as purchased with options to another thousand. The U.S. Army have been looking for something to replace the Heckler & Koch 9mm MP5. Decisions was based on arming certain personnel that would needed something more small and...
  • Dickinson Greenwing 12-Gauge Over/Under Shotgun

    05/31/2019 4:57:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/31/2019 | S Comus
    Performs like a True Champ - Tim Bailey and the folks at Dickinson Arms in Southern California continue to out-do themselves and raise the bar when it comes to delivering value in shotguns with the introduction this fall of the Greenwing 12-gauge over/under shotgun. "This isn't just a great value gun – it's a great gun, period," said Bailey, co-owner of Dickinson Arms. "Working with our factories in Turkey, we are able to provide a level of features, quality and performance one would only expect from a gun costing much more." The Greenwing is built with the same handcrafted construction...
  • Testing your Rifle Accuracy

    05/30/2019 5:29:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/30/2019 | S Coffman
    Is it the Arrow or the Indian? - When testing a rifle for accuracy with a new load, its ideal to have multiple shooters to test it out. For the serious long range shooter working on a load for a new rifle can be overwhelming with all the possible variables that can come up. Such as charge weight, seating depth, neck tension and so on. When you think you got all the variables tackled in the load. The results on target can be a let down. You can quickly jump to the conclusion that the load needs to be changed....
  • Runaway Tommy Gun

    05/29/2019 5:06:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/29/2019 | J Alvarez
    YouTuber PowerModz shows just how scary a runaway machine gun can actually be. This Thompson submachine gun takes off expectantly for this shooter. A runaway machine gun can ruin your day or others quickly. While firing short bursts the machine gun just kept on going without putting a finger on the trigger. Though text book states – Uncontrolled fire (the weapon continues to fire after the trigger is released) is usually caused by the firer not pulling and holding the trigger all the way to the rear. This results in the sear not clearing the sear notch, which causes wear...
  • New Source for Top-Line Bolt Rifle Parts

    05/28/2019 5:01:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/28/2019 | Y Hill
    Within the firearms industry, the name Yankee Hill Machine is almost unavoidable when it comes to quality, affordable, American-made modern sporting rifles, components and accessories. For over 65 years YHM has proven itself as one of the leading developers of suppressor technology and modern sporting rifle accessories that will stand the test of time without breaking the bank. Now, having established themselves in that market, YHM is branching out with a new division, one that focuses on a premier product line and a particular customer. Enter Graham Brothers Rifleworks, the premier product line for the precision marksman. This new brand...
  • Point Shooting - Is it still worth Learning?

    05/24/2019 8:58:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/24/2019 | J Hines
    Or is this a lost art? Many shooting instructors will agree that shooting inside 20 feet usually doesn’t require having a perfect sight picture. In a defensive situation, it makes sense to have point-shooting abilities. After-action reports show that, almost without fail, people don’t look at the front sight in a panic situation. Our instinct is to look at the threat. So why not develop that instinct into a usable shooting skill? Brief History Point shooting has been used by archers since the dawn of man. Training with firearms has its roots back in the OSS (Office of Strategic Services...
  • Unique Gun Safe that has GPS Tracker

    05/23/2019 5:31:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/23/2019 | J Hines
    When you get a gun, that firearm is meant for you and only you, and no one should be able to come into your house and take it. If it is stolen in a burglary, not only is this lost property but it can be used for an awful crime and you are in danger of being framed. Even worse, if your gun is taken during a home invasion before you have the chance to get it, then the tool you bought to protect you and your family is suddenly being used to hurt you. Whatever the scenario, having your...
  • Gunfight Training

    05/22/2019 9:33:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/22/2019 | J Wilson
    Sometimes a pre-cursor to a Gunfight involves Hand-to-Hand Jitsu just to get to Glock-Fu. Are we training correctly in preparation for that Gunfight? Unfortunately, there are many assaults that takes place every day. Bad guys don’t discriminate man or woman. In the following video, the footage highlights a female protecting herself from an attack by a would be mugger. At this point, the motive is unknown, but what does stand out is that the female successfully fends off the attack and stopping the attacker with her pistol. Yes, we can go on stating that having the right to bear arms...
  • 6.5 Creedmoor vs .223

    05/21/2019 5:07:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/21/2019 | T Smolar
    Inside the gun community there are always talks about which is the better caliber, such as .308 vs the .243 or 9mm against the .45 ACP. Then of course thereÂ’s the long range rock star competitive round 6.5 Creedmoor against the .223/5.56 combat load issue of the military. For those in hunting and competitive long range shooting circles all know that there isnÂ’t much to compare when viewed only through long range superiority. Now for hunting or home defense there are some considerations. Lets take a look at some basic factors for hunting, home defense/tactical and competitive shooting. Ballistics Coefficient...
  • Halle Berry Epic Training for John Wick 3

    05/20/2019 4:57:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/20/2019 | T Stromberg
    In the new John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Keanu Reeves' is getting a badass vixen backup in the form of Halle Berry’s Sofia. This actress is no stranger to action franchises, see her in the X-Men movies and Swordfish. For John Wick3, Halle Berry had to up her game for the role and that meant going through some seriously intense firearms, hand-to-hand training which you can see in the video. Halle Berry was quick to say that she learned some serious skills training for John Wick3. Watching her performance out on the range, you can tell she had been...
  • Real Stick Fighting

    05/17/2019 5:42:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/17/2019 | J Hines
    Two men in fencing masks circle warily in the center of a gym. Each holds a three-foot long rattan stick in one hand. A sudden rush and both are engaged in a swirl of weapons. The air rings to the sound and smell of rattan sticks striking each other and the duller whomp of sticks striking legs, arms and bodies. This melee is engaged at full speed and full power. Punches aren't pulled. When the grueling two-minute bout is over, both combatants display an array of bumps, bruises and welts. The fighters embrace and depart the battlefield as friends. Neither...
  • Axe Throwing Blonde

    05/16/2019 5:20:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/16/2019 | J Smolar
    Axe throwing sounds like fun, but what can go wrong right? You have a safety backstop in case you miss the target. However, nothing is as safe as we think it should be. Watch this axe throwing girl almost catches an axe with her face. She might be related to Thor, her axe seemingly wants to come back to her after the throw. Ok, what really happened was this blonde axe thrower threw way too low and the axe hit the floor. Which rebounded off the backstop and propelled back to the she "Thor". She ducked just in time as...
  • Training vs Qualifications in Gun Training

    05/15/2019 5:10:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/15/2019 | B Axsom
    When you think of qualification as it applies to firearms it normally means that there is some sort of score involved, as well as time limits and conditions. The conditions, number of shots sequence etc are very defined and spelled out in detail. For example, 25 years ago when I was qualifying for my job as a military police officer, we had to do such things as wait for the buzzer then draw and fire two shots in six seconds sort of thing. There were reloads thrown in and even a barricade to work around. We still knew exactly what...
  • How to Understand Minute of Angle - for Long Range Shooting

    05/14/2019 4:45:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 42 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/14/2019 | S Coffman
    In the course of perfecting your shooting accuracy, you will hear the word MOA. If you don’t know what it is, then shooting on target will be the hardest thing to achieve. For those who know it, they realize that some calculations are crucial if you want to improve on accuracy. Now, what are those calculations? Will they make shooting a rocket science subject? If you are asking such questions, the information below is for you. You will see how easy it is to understand Minute of Angle when we break it down into digestible chunks that will aid you...