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  • On The Gun Range: Mars vs Venus

    06/16/2020 6:18:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/16/20 | T Whitlock
    When it comes to who is the better shooter and why, men or women, the iconic Irving Berlin duet from Annie Get Your Gun immediately springs to mind. “Anything you can do I can do better! I can do anything better than you” is sung while Annie Oakley and Frank Butler prepare for the climactic sharpshooting contest in the classic Broadway musical. For an object as functionally gender-neutral as a gun, why is it that each of the sexes assumes they are better adept at mastering it? Any quality instructor will tell you the real weapon is not the gun....
  • Selecting The Best Optics

    06/12/2020 9:14:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/12/20 | T Claycomb III
    We can all boast life lessons that have taught us certain principles. For me, the optics lesson happened years ago. Ed Sweet, the host of Kid Outdoors, and I would take a lot of kids bear hunting. I'd write articles about the hunts and he’d film them for his show. On one of our first hunts we saw 10 bears in two afternoons. Only once did I spot the bear before anyone else. That's because my partners had good glass. I had an average pair of binoculars and have realized over the years that I had been missing a lot...
  • First Steps to Prepping

    06/11/2020 6:12:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/11/20 | J Wood
    Do you recall how you became interested in prepping? Was it a personal experience from a localized disaster that you were not prepared for, or perhaps watching a catastrophic event on television? Maybe you fear the economic crisis in Greece or exodus of thousands of people from troubled countries who might reach the shores of America? Maybe it was triggered by a stock market shutdown due to a computer glitch? Whatever the reason or motivation that started you into prepping, the good news is these are all issues you are thinking about. You might be eager to carry this concern...
  • Time to Thin the Pack - Coyote Hunting

    06/09/2020 7:17:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/9/20 | J Dickson
    Given their game-, livestock- and pet-killing ways, booming numbers, spring’s prime time to hunt coyotes. - Coyotes are most prone to prey on pets and livestock in the spring because this is when they are having to feed their pups. They breed around mid-February and have their pups 63 days later in mid-April. At first, the female stays in the den with the pups and the male hunts and brings food back to her in the den. Later, they both hunt and feeding all those hungry mouths becomes an intense full-time job for both of them. Any farm livestock that...
  • New Grips for the Smith & Wesson No. 3

    06/05/2020 9:24:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/5/20 | M Nesbitt
    But the question is, how does the replica S&W New Model shoot with Triple K's replacements? In my story last issue about the new Smith & Wesson No. 3, I was able to tell you why I like that Uberti-made S&W-style gun. There are several reasons and I don’t think I missed any of them. However, there was one little thing that I wanted to change and that was mainly for personal reasons. I favored some original-looking grips, such as what Smith & Wesson used to have when they were making the New Model No. 3 revolvers, so I ordered...
  • Mossberg 590A1

    06/04/2020 8:10:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/4/20 | F Jardim
    For When You Need a War Shotgun - If you do your bird hunting with a classic Mossberg 500 shotgun, you might be taken aback when you first handle their tactically oriented, nine-shot, bayonet-lug- and aperture-sight-equipped Magpul series Model 590A1. For starters, the 590A1 is built for war, not sport, and the Magpul series takes it a step beyond with furniture that enhances its tactical function and allows for more user customization than the standard military stock. Whether you’re repelled by it or drawn to it, you have to admit: it’s a sexy beast. At nearly 8.5 pounds empty, I...
  • Remington Model 51 - Pocket Pistol

    05/27/2020 2:42:07 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/27/20 | C Cocole
    Blast from the Past - A 20th Century Pocket Gun that was ahead of its Time - At the beginning of the 20th century semi-automatic magazine fed pistols were a novel concept. However, this era gave us the iconic M1911 and the German Luger just to name a few. There were many others that popped up into the scene but were left behind as time went by. One pistol that was forgotten but had a really good design was the Remington Model 51 which was developed during the prohibition era of the United States. At this time John Browning may...
  • Deb Sullivan: A Modern-Day Annie Oakley

    05/19/2020 7:56:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/20 | P Pawela
    From concealed-carry class attendee to successful team competition shooter to sole owner of an ammunition company, one woman's inspiring journey through the firearms world. America is still the greatest country in the world for allowing anyone to make their dreams come true through enough hard work, ambition and a never-ending devotion to their vision. For instance, consider the historical life of Annie Oakley. The 19th century female trailblazer became America’s sweetheart as one of the greatest shooters of all time. At a time when women were largely confined to home and their family, Oakley generated huge audiences across the country...
  • On the Hornady A-Tip Match

    05/13/2020 9:36:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/13/20 | P Massaro
    Not all match-grade bullets are created equal, especially those featuring an aluminum tip - In the cold, dry air of the eastern Oregon desert, the Leupold Optics Academy hosts its shooting courses at an impressive rifle range, with targets at distances from 100 yards to 2,000 yards. The ever-changing winds, the constant mirage and the physical location of the targets make for some very interesting shooting, to say the least, and you'll want every advantage possible to make that steel ring. There are many facets, but an accurate rifle, good glass and a proper cartridge/bullet combination will make the shooter's...
  • Single-Action, Double-Action & Automatic Pistols

    05/07/2020 11:17:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/7/20 | J Dickson
    The merits of each have been debated for decades; here’s one shooter’s take. - The relative merits of the three basic types of pistols – single-action, double-action and automatic – has rarely been discussed in an impartial manner. All have their place and their advantages and disadvantages, depending upon their use. There is a lot of misinformation and even brazen lies that have been repeated for so long that many people believe them. Chief among these is the lie that revolvers are more reliable than automatics. We need to get that lie out of the way before we go any...
  • Colt Police .38 Special – Compact Powerhouse of the Revolver Era

    05/06/2020 11:03:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/6/2020 | F Jardim
    Made for a time when cops and citizens carried a pistol in their pocket, this handgun served for decades before semiautos became more popular - I’ve made a habit of perusing the CenturyArms.com website's Surplus Corner to see what gun bargains they've turned up. Recently I found a deal that felt like a time warp back to the 1980s. They had a bunch of clean, well-kept, 1960s vintage, police turn-in Colt Police Positive .38 Special revolvers at really reasonable prices. At a gun show, prices at that level get Colt collectors handing over their money as fast as they can....