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  • Survival Rifles

    11/20/2018 5:57:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 61 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/20/18 | C Raleigh
    When the chips are down and without a moments notice what bug out guns, pocket rifles or survival rifles do you have? These rifles fits the SHTF scenario where you need a compact rifle that can be broken down and stored in your day pack, truck or even in your hidden cache. Just so you know, these survival rifles we’re talking about is not a personal defense gun like the AK’s or fully equipped M4 (AR-15). Our main goal is about taking this out to the field when needed during a dire situation to hunt small game for survival. There...
  • How to Shoot Wolves from an Airplane – Interview with 100-Year-Old Roy Eykamp

    11/17/2018 5:06:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Roy's friend, Pete Peterson holds up a couple of wolf hides in Canada Roy Eykamp is 100 years old and living in NSW, Australia. Shortly after WWII, Roy hunted wolves from a light, ski-equipped airplane in Ontario, Canada. He had tremendous success. He partnered with Harley Rauch, a famous South Dakota pilot.  Hunting wolves from an airplane while mere feet off the ground was a dangerous undertaking. Roy nearly died in a crash. I was fortunate enough to interview Roy. In the video, he explains the technique used to hunt wolves from the air, how the crash occurred, and...
  • Scratchie The Squirrel [Vanity]

    11/16/2018 8:56:04 PM PST · by backspace · 70 replies
    Self | 11/16/2018 | Self
    Been feeding the cute little squirrel out back..... I named him "Scratchie"
  • Happy as a clam?

    11/16/2018 5:34:15 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 53 replies
    Why do people say that they are as "happy as a clam"? Clams don't look all that happy to me.
  • Best AR-15 Adjustable Gas Block

    11/16/2018 5:30:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/16/2018 | B Hormberg
    Did you know that replacing the factory gas block on your AR-15 with an adjustable gas block can improve your rifle’s performance? Such as: -Less recoil, results in a faster follow-up shot. -Less stress on the operating parts. -Less carbon build-up, better reliability and easier cleaning. The concept of an adjustable-gas system has been around for quite a while. Competition shooters using M1 Garand rifles, a semiauto first used in the US military in 1936, found utility in adjustable gas plugs to regulate the cycling of the action by letting out a little extra gas. Perhaps the most prolific use...
  • Ocasio-Cortez gets in closed-door fight with veteran lawmaker over climate change

    11/16/2018 5:07:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 11/15/18 | Anthony Adragna, Zack Colman, John Bresnahan
    **SNIP** Watching it all from the sidelines was Pelosi, who has already called for reinstatement of the select panel that she first set more than a decade ago. Ocasio-Cortez has praised Pelosi for reinstating the special committee, even though she wants it to have far broader authority to craft legislation remaking the U.S. energy grid. “We need to act on climate change NOW w/ a *fossil fuel $-free* Select Committee *with a mandate* to draft a Green New Deal,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier Thursday. “It’s our best chance to beat the clock.” Pallone declined to comment on what happened during the...
  • Repeating Rifles

    11/15/2018 5:58:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/15/2018 | L Whitman
    Is it good for Hunting? Do you hunt with action lever rifles? (repeaters) There was a period when lever action rifles were completely out of the picture for hunting. Thanks to companies like Marlin, Henry and Winchester as they still make these fine repeating rifles. Its amazing to see in this heavy marketed AR-platform and bolt action world that the repeating firearms are making a comeback. Veteran hunters may be the ones influencing the newer generation of hunters. Maybe, the newbies are out there looking to be like John Wayne. Good thing this isn’t a faddish thing because hunting deer...
  • .410 Revolvers - which is better the S&W Governor or Taurus Judge?

    11/14/2018 6:07:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/14/2018 | C Cocoles
    The general thinking for self-defense is who would want a .410 when a 12 gauge is available. There was a time, I never considered the .410 for this purpose. Sometime later, I ran into an old timer and the subject of guns came up. I told him I keep a Mini M-14 in the truck for survival. He quickly added that I should also carry a .410 because it has some punch. Not quite sure of the old timer comments, but I am aware that Taurus and S&W makes some good firearms. It was worth looking at the Judge and...
  • The Real Story About How California Became ‘The Land of Raging Infernos’

    11/13/2018 8:46:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/18 | Judi McLeod
    While the mainstream and social media focus on what Waters is saying about President Trump, the real tragedy of what is happening in California is being told by the dead. Maxine Water’s got it bassackwards in telling President Donald Trump to “keep his mouth shut” on blaming “mismanagement” for California fires leaving death and destruction in their wake. Waters, whose screech to impeach is more ear-piercing than anyone else’s, was as silent as the dead when it came to protecting California against becoming ‘The Land of Raging Infernos’.
  • CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed 2016 Wildfire Management Bill While CA Burned

    11/13/2018 5:31:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/18 | Katy Grimes
    That sound practice grounded to a halt when the most radical environmentalists took over Every governor has signed regretful legislation, or made a disastrous pardon he or she would like a chance to re-do. California’s whacky outgoing Democrat governor has spent the last eight years trying to convince the people of California that we are to blame for droughts, wildfires and “extreme weather,” and that climate change is an existential threat to the California way of life. Showing no regrets, Gov. Jerry Brown calls the people “freeloaders,” and “deniers,” and has mocked our “little green lawns.” Brown even spitefully signed...
  • Colt 1849 Pocket Gun

    11/13/2018 5:28:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/13/2018 | M Nesbitt
    Uberti's version of Colt's percussion .31-caliber Model 1849 a 'dandy little gun.' Looking back along the line of the original Colts, the Model 1849 Pocket Revolvers have quite a history. Sam Colt had produced some very historic revolvers beginning in 1836. The Colt Patterson revolver was a five shot with the folding trigger and a pair of those are said to have been carried by Kit Carson, probably after 1840. Next came the Colt Walker revolver, which was quite an improvement but that big .44 is huge. The Walker was followed by the Colt Dragoon series, also .44s but with...
  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA REVEALED, Best of 51 Days & 32 Videos

    11/11/2018 11:35:25 AM PST · by DWar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/10/2018 | Papa&TheBandit
    Thorough exploration of the Olympic Peninsula. Best of 51 Days & 32 Videos. Come along on the adventure!
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/10/2018 (News Dump Edition)

    11/10/2018 5:38:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump has approved an emergency declaration because of wildfires in California. Its been a brutal week of wildfires affecting northern California with nine deaths in the town of Paradise, 6,700 structures were destroyed there in the town of 26,000 when the fire suddenly swept through causing confusion and traffic jams in the midst of the raging inferno. 35 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING THERE..... Yesterday, a new fire spread rapidly in southern California..... President Trump tweeted about the situation at around 3am this morning: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that...
  • Lauren Young: Soldier, Patriot, Athlete, Gun Girl

    11/09/2018 5:11:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/9/2018 | F Jardim
    No phony 'gun bunny,' this former Army MP who served in Afghanistan enjoys long-range shooting and is an Instagram-era Second Amendment, concealed carry and female empowerment influencer. The increasing number of women taking up shooting for self-defense and recreational purposes is shifting the demographics of the shooting sports community in huge and very positive ways. Shooting was never purely a man's pursuit, but social mores prevalent in my generation made women on the range a rarity. Back in the Reagan era, if you saw a female on the range, she was almost certainly there with her boyfriend or husband, "trying...
  • Grizzly Bear takes Shotgun Blast at point-blank range

    11/08/2018 5:40:41 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/8/2018 | NN
    When a Canadian family noticed a group of bears on their property, the father attempted to scare them off by firing a warning shot into the air. Unfortunately, this provoked the mother bear, who charged. Amazingly, the man was able to fire off his last shot, momentarily knocking the beast off her feet and giving him enough time to make it back to safety. He later tracked the bear family, and believes while the mama bear is sore, she’s okay. See the footage of bear attacks.
  • The Pocket Shot Slingshot

    11/07/2018 5:20:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/7/2018 | D Breteau
    What is The Pocket Shot? Well, it is what I call a modern-day sling shot, but a little cooler, has an interesting design and is quite portable – but make no mistake, this is not a toy! Let's get the statistics out of the way first: The Pocket Shot is a closed pouch made of latex with a base and locking ring that compresses the latex ends. This design allows for a solid grip on the front end and a clear line of projection for your ammunition – in this case a steel slug. Pocket Shot claims that it has...
  • NERF Gun John Wick

    11/06/2018 5:03:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/6/2018 | C Cocoles
    Tell us if you've done this, come on fess up, you have at least one NERF gun in your home or office and have done the following when no one is watching: 'sliced the pie', hostage shots, body armor drills, quick-draw Doc Holliday trigger guard spins, open shirtless apex carry, look in the mirror and say 'you looking at me?', double tap on swimsuit model posters and long range "sniping". If you've done any of this you're a John Wick fan. Youtuber Corridor Digital did a three minutes of awesomeness a while back, substituting NERF guns for the real deal,...
  • Hornady ELD Match

    11/05/2018 5:08:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/5/2018 | P Massaro
    Match bullets have long been the best friend of the target shooter, but that relationship has been taken even further in the last decade with the rising popularity of long-range shooting. Where once the simple consistency of a match bullet was enough to give the characteristics a competition shooter desired, taking things well out past 1,000 yards has changed the requirements. Whereas many shooters had no idea what Ballistic Coefficient was, or couldn't explain the difference between a tangent or secant ogive, modern long-range shooters are better educated than ever. Yes, many of our most popular match bullets are still...
  • Let Daylight Saving Time Die Already

    11/04/2018 10:14:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Reason ^ | November 2, 2018 | Zuri Davis
    Everyone not named Franklin D. Roosevelt hates Daylight Saving Time. The constant back and forth is confusing, especially for those who have an early Sunday morning commitment. The Standard Time Act of 1918 gave the federal government power to oversee national time zones. That power was extended with the passage of the Uniform Time Act of 1966, which allows the Department of Transportation (DOT) to set Daylight Saving Time for the entire country. Why DOT? Because "time standards are important for many modes of transportation," or something like that. Despite decades of observance, however, more and more Americans are rebelling...
  • American Derringer Pistol

    11/02/2018 5:09:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/2/2018 | J Dickson
    Small hideout guns tend to be small caliber and that means ineffectual stoppers. The current crop of ultra-light polymer-framed .32s and .380s with double action only trigger mechanisms are also very hard to hit anything with. There is a more effective alternative available. American Derringer has beefed up the traditional Remington Double Derringer to .45 Colt caliber and it also will chamber the 2½-inch .410 shotgun shells. The .45 Colt is a one-shot stopper with a hit to the vitals, and you have two shots. It is a close range weapon, but then most gunfights are also close range and...