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  • DL44 Jerry Miculek Blasting Away

    07/20/2018 5:40:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/20/2018 | J Hines
    Did you know that the iconic DL-44 Blaster that was used by Harrison Ford alias 'Han Solo' in "Star Wars" can actually fire real bullets? Legendary quick itching finger Jerry Miculek has a chance to blast one. Watch Jerry takes this modified DL-44 Blaster for a run. He goes thru what he calls the Keso Run drill where its all point shooting at close range at three different targets for inside the bar fight scenes. He nails 6 shots on all three targets in a little over 1 second. In the Star Wars world the DL-44 blaster pistol was used...
  • K98 Mauser

    07/19/2018 8:01:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/19/2018 | A Kincaid
    BY FAR THE greatest critique of the K98k is its rate of fire. As with any other bolt-action, soldiers could only fire as quickly as they could operate the bolt. Critics of the German’s bolt-action-armed infantry blame Hitler for losing WWII because he refused to arm his infantry with faster, semiautomatic rifles. When WWII began, the German infantry was not unlike other armies – armed with a mix of bolt-action rifles and some form of machine gun. Germany's strategy for implementing these weapons differed. They emphasized the machine gun, usually an MG-34 or an MG-42 (Maschinengewehr 34/42) as their primary...
  • .243 Caliber Best one to Go with

    07/19/2018 4:40:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/19/2018 | B Raleigh
    In the gun world we all like to talk about which gun or caliber is better than the other. This goes the same in the hunting world as well. Something that hunters and semi-seasoned hunters talk about is the best deer rifle/caliber. For the non-hunters most will only think of the 30-06 or 308. All the old favorites are normally there, like the classic Marlin, Remington and Ruger rifles. They go back and forth on whats better between a .270 Winchester, a 308 Winchester and a 30-06 Springfield. But, some experienced hunters will tell you go with the .243 caliber...
  • Archery 101: Safety First

    07/18/2018 5:18:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/18/2018 | C Cocoles
    No matter what kind of weapon that you fancy and want to get your kids involved. Be sure to teach them the importance's of safety, whether it's a pistol lesson or an archery lesson, this should come as no surprise. We don't normally like to point fingers at peoples mistake, but this father did not watch what his son was doing while setting up an archery target. Watch as this father is almost hit by his sons arrow in this awful archery lesson that has gone wrong. While the father was setting up the archery target, he was not aware...
  • Bullet Caliber Whats best for Deer Hunting?

    07/17/2018 5:21:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 66 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2018 | B Smith
    In one of the many survey conducted online this one is by B Smith an outdoorsman and writer. The question was asked on Social Media of what is the best rifle caliber for hunting deer. Supposed you were a newbie and was in the market, the following information may be helpful to you. You can obviously ask the folks running the gun stores and ranges. The following answers comprises from many different levels of hunters/gun enthusiasts, take it with a grain of salt, this is from the internet poll. Here are those popular calibers for deer hunting that was mentioned:.243.270.30-30.308There...
  • Mossberg Patriot Revere .30-06

    07/16/2018 4:51:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/16/2018 | T Claycomb III
    My hunting rifles dont 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 DAngelo a 93 pound 15-year-old girl whos 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 ARs 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 wouldnt 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 birds 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...
  • Oregon Standoff Breaking: Hammonds Pardoned By President Trump, Bundy Thanks God

    07/10/2018 2:03:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "All glory goes to our Heavenly Father for this tender mercy! This is a step in the right direction lets remember those still suffering whom went to expose the atrocities of the Hammonds" Ammon Bundy Facebook Post 7/10/2018 "Today President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency (Full Pardons) for Dwight Lincoln Hammond Jr., and his son, Steven Hammond" White House Press Release 7/10/2018 Word of the pardons came down around 10am this morning Eastern time. The White House says they are full pardons, not a commutation of sentences. The White House issued a statement that read in part:...
  • 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. Youve come a long way, babyThe 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, lets...
  • 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 youll 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...
  • They Hunt!

    07/03/2018 2:35:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Young Hunter with Canadian Goose and 20 gauge 870 A few years ago, a relative of mine was visiting his sister in a Midwestern college town. The sister and her husband have done well. They have two lovely children and are in the upper middle class. The husband is an entrepreneur and a developer. The sister and kids are athletic. My relative is an accomplished woodsman, hunter, and shooter. He is not above a play on words or a practical joke. He shares an opinion with Thomas Jefferson. Ball games do not impress him. He followed Jefferson's advise on...
  • 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 its 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...