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  • John Wick: Center Axis Relock Shooting System

    05/22/2018 4:56:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/22/2018 | J Hines
    We all love action movies and chances are you’ve probably seen the movie John Wick and maybe the sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 as well. The action in these movies are very cool to watch, the choreograph is well designed. The credit goes to Taran Butler, the man who trained Keanu Reeves to tactical shoot that looks impressive in the movie. We also learned that filming has begun on the third (final?) chapter in the series, and that got us thinking about the films, particularly the shooting techniques that were used in them. Now, for those of you who haven’t...
  • Man Survives Bear Attack but Loses Face

    05/21/2018 7:13:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/21/2018 | J Hines
    Wes Perkins was the luckiest man to walk the earth, this guy survived the most gruesome bear attack ever. The bear attack was so horrific, hard to look at or to think about. The following is a story from Anchorage Daily News about survival, incredible willpower, and how the unbelievable can become the truth. So how did this nightmare of situation come about? It was essentially a bear hunt gone bad, a routine and pleasant hunt that took a turn for the worse when Perkins came across the wrong bear at the wrong time. Rather than fleeing like most usually...
  • Best .380 Pocket Pistols for Concealed Carry

    05/21/2018 4:52:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/21/2018 | J Hines
    The .380 pistols known as pocket pistols, mouse guns or “get off me” guns can be a good choice for self-defense. Prices vary from $200 to $700, some current full size handgun model may be a better choice to go. If you’re looking for good concealment carry, then the 380 is a good choice. The next thing that comes up are limited ammo and no umph behind their blast. (stopping power) Let’s go over some pros and con.Down Side The .380s are usually light in weight, this makes it harder to dampen the recoil thus affecting the accuracy of the...
  • How long does it take for a .50 Cal Bullet to Come down?

    05/17/2018 5:43:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 75 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/17/2018 | E Sarkissian
    Have you ever wondered how long it takes for a .50 caliber bullet to go up and come back down? Obviously, you'd probably not want to do this because its a gun safety issue, too many possibilities involved. Most gun authorities frown upon this gesture with any guns or bows. But the thing is many gun enthusiasts have that curiosity to know, how long does it take for a .50 caliber bullet to come down. Youtuber Edwin Sarkissian takes aim (no pun intended) at this question with a .50 caliber incendiary round. Results After the shot was fired it took...
  • Red Ants And An Arrest – Funny Cop Story

    05/16/2018 5:19:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/16/2018 | S Young
    While conducting a traffic stop on a busy two-lane road I had asked the driver for their license and registration and then returned to my vehicle to check their credentials. This is when I felt the sudden yet all-too-familiar stings on my ankle and leg. When I looked down I noticed that my foot was entirely engulfed in fire ants. The roadway where I conducted this traffic stop is very narrow and I had to be careful entering or exiting my vehicle to ensure not stepping into oncoming traffic. Hastily, I kicked off my boot but continued to get stung...
  • Man gets Mauled by Bear while trying to take a "Selfie"

    05/15/2018 5:08:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/15/2018 | J Hines
    Here's proof that us folks in the U.S. aren’t the only idiots when it comes to wildlife interaction, a man in India was reportedly mauled to death when he tried to take a "selfie" of himself with a bear. According to an Indie article, Prabhu Bhatara was returning from a wedding with some others when they stopped for a potty break. Seeing an injured bear, he decided it would be a good idea to get close to it and take a "selfie". There's a video, that shows the bear chewing and shaking this guy. There was quite a crowd there,...
  • Mittelstand guns: Made in Germany, fired in America (Built-in European bias)

    05/14/2018 10:18:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Handelsblatt Global ^ | May 11, 2018 | John Blau and Tim Rahmann
    Mowing down school kids, concertgoers and other innocent people is a quintessentially American homicidal tradition that annually devours more lives than terrorism. For many of the sick, angry assailants, the weapon of choice is a military-style, semi-automatic assault rifle, purchased over the counter and made in Germany, where such assault-type weapons are banned for civilian use. German gunmakers Heckler & Koch and Sig Sauer are major suppliers of semi-automatic assault rifles designed to rapidly fire ammunition that can kill or maim people. While their primary customers for these guns are armies, the firms have also tapped into lucrative markets in...
  • Guns Kaboom

    05/14/2018 5:06:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/14/2018 | J Hines
    Its fun shooting guns of all sizes and we like hearing big bang. However, sometimes guns malfunctions and comes apart for various reasons. This compilation from Youtuber FTV has some incredible gun explosions that will catch your attention the next time you pull that trigger. When gun explodes it can happen to rifles, pistols and even muzzleloaders. Unfortunately, when it happens thats not much you can do but see the aftermath. You could be cognizant of your loads, they usually are the reason behind this. Some folks into muzzleloaders also say if you’re using smokeless powder or not getting that...
  • 410 Single-Shot Shotgun from Henry Arms

    05/11/2018 5:41:33 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/11/2-18 | J Hines
    Did you know Henry Arms has a new single-shot thats a .410-bore shotgun? This single-shot shotgun comes as a .410, 20 gauge and a 12 gauge. This top notch shotgun is very functional for shooting clay pigeons, varmints or any small game up close. You need one of these in your backyard. Here’s Youtuber mark3smle going over this awesome shotgun. Considered a very simple and versatile gun. Single action require hammer to the rear and has a light pull on the trigger. Which makes it very easy to operate and shoot. Not likely to be used as a personal defense...
  • Jeff Cooper – The Godfather Of Gun Training

    05/10/2018 7:55:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/10/2018 | T Lynch
    I have never met Jeff Cooper. I have never taken a class at the Gunsite Academy and I don’t claim to know much about the man. I do know that he saved my life, and if you carry a gun for a living, at some point he is going to save yours too. Jeff Cooper taught us how to think. I spent eight years in Afghanistan, all of it outside the wire embedded in various Afghan communities. During that time I was given the opportunity to design reconstruction projects in the contested provinces of Nangarhar, Kunar, Nimroz and the Hellmand....
  • Best .38 Revolvers for CCW

    05/10/2018 5:10:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/10 | T Dobrygoski
    How many cop or detective movies have you watched where the hero had a .38 revolver? Damn near all of them, right? That’s because the .38 revolver is a ridiculously reliable gun. You won’t be winning any long distance sharpshooting challenges with it, but you will feel safe carrying one. Just look how confident those old-timey cops and private dicks were. Why a .38? First off, let’s talk about what makes the .38 caliber and a revolver worth carrying. Some people might consider the .38 and even the .38+p ammo to be outdated. The .38 ammo is pretty much the...
  • Top .300 Blackout for Hunting, Target Shooting and Self-Defense

    05/09/2018 10:54:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/9/2018 | T Pike
    Manufacturer are getting more resourceful, every year we get a new round that’s been declared the latest and greatest. The 6.8 SPC, the 6.5 Grendel, and this year we’ve seen the rise of the .224 Valkyrie. Sure, some of these rounds don’t completely fail. Their cult status lets them keep living a sort of half-life – but most of them have the shelf life of freshly baked bread. One round that hasn’t failed is the 300 Blackout. In fact, it’s simply grown and grown in popularity. The round was introduced at the best time possible! If you’re not into the...
  • The Violin Is A Dead Giveaway

    05/09/2018 5:07:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/9/2018 | J Hines
    ne day, my partner Nicky and I responded to a call on Church Street in New York City. When we arrived, a woman was leaning out of a fifth-story window yelling “Up here! Up here!” We ran up the stairs of the old five-story walk-up and saw that the old wooden door had been knocked in and was hanging by a single hinge. We went inside and met with a heavy-set, 30ish Latin lady who had been yelling from the window. She was clearly upset and sporting a fresh shiner. The following is a breakdown of our conversation, which in...
  • Revolvers: Perfect or Out-Dated for Personal Defense?

    05/08/2018 7:59:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 70 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/8/2018 | J Hines
    The prevailing sentiment…was that the revolver are kind of like the everyman gun. It should be the go-to firearm for the average civilian who wants something for personal protection and semi-autos are probably best reserved for more dedicated shooters. From Youtuber Lucky Gun, he is quick to point out, that the revolver is not without its flaws. "It never ceases to amaze me just how many people are under the impression that revolvers are incapable of malfunctioning." The fact of the matter is that even though revolvers can be very reliable, they're also prone to some pretty serious issues that...
  • .22 Pistols for Plinking out in the Wild

    05/08/2018 4:50:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/8/2018 | J Hines
    Going on a walkabout with your favorite .22 caliber pistol is not only handy but fun. These .22 pistols are very fun to have on your nature hikes so you can plink at rusty cans or going after small game. Here’s a list of fun .22s pistol that many shooters would love to carry afield. If you don’t have any of these pistols, you might want to start with these: Sicario Ruger MK IV I know this is a suppressed pistol and we couldn’t resist not mentioning, but its just awesome for not just plinking but shooting at small pests...
  • Hog Hunting with a .50 Cal

    05/07/2018 4:52:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/7/2018 | J Hines
    Ever wondered what it would be like to go hog hunting with a Barrett .50-caliber rifle? This guy in Texas actually did. If you thought hog hunting with elephant guns was impressive, check out these guys in Texas (Youtube dbtexhunts1) who decided to bring this up a notch and go hog hunting with a Barrett .50 cal rifle. In a battle between a 100-150 pound hog and a .50 cal bullet with about 14,000 foot pounds of energy, the hog is going down every time. I don’t think debating if this is ethical hunting or not. Ask any ranchers or...
  • A Fun and Useful Rifle for the Woods: Setting Up an AR-15 for Hunting

    05/07/2018 1:05:06 AM PDT · by JayCh · 13 replies
    Minute Man Review | Jay Chambers
    With the bad press the AR-15 is getting lately, even from so-called Second Amendment advocates, it would seem that the future of the Swiss Army Knife of rifles is grim. “They’re not hunting rifles,” they say. “They were only ever designed to hunt two-legged targets, and that’s all they can ever do! They are ASSAULT WEAPONS.”
  • 8 Ways Cycling Will Make You Healthier

    05/07/2018 12:06:36 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 86 replies
    bicycling.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Molly Hurford
    Riding a bike can help you lose weight, recover from injury, and even get smarter—and that's just for starters
  • PPSh-41 – Iconic “Burp Gun”

    05/04/2018 8:40:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2018 | I McCollum
    Have you heard of the "Burp Gun"?, no not the Grease gun. This Russian gun is rich with history. The sub-machinegun was used as a close-quarter gun during WWII by the Russians against the Germans. The Russian PPSh-41 was known to many as the “Burp Gun” due to the sound it made when fired. With an incredibly high cycling rate of around 1,000 rounds per minute, this submachine gun is incredible. It can fire from a stick magazine that holds 35 rounds or a drum magazine that holds 71 rounds. The light, recoiling cartridge allows for very controllable firing despite...
  • Stop Sticks Gone Wrong - Funny Cop Story

    05/04/2018 4:59:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2018 | S Young
    Working as a deputy sheriff in south Florida during the late 1990s, my agency had just been issued stop-sticks. These sticks were about 3 feet long and had large spikes protruding all the way around. They were meant to be used as a stop-gap measure when a suspect was fleeing in a vehicle. If an officer could get into position, the sticks were to be thrown in front of the tires as the car passed by. The weight of the car would bear down on the spikes, deflating the tires and ideally ending the chase safely. If I said everyone...