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  • 22 Magnum for Varmint Hunting

    09/21/2018 4:57:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/21/2018 | J McAdams
    Everything about calibers these days is power, how it can knock down fifty gallon tank water or hit mach 5. Many manufactures gets better at perfecting and innovating more advanced cartridges. If you’re just out on a walk-about and doing some varmint hunting, do you need such power? Whats a common caliber and often overlooked that you've come across for varmint hunting? Many small time hunters talk about the .22 Magnum. The .22 Magnum may be the sweet optimum shooting little caliber for this purpose. The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire cartridge has a long history since its invention in 1959...
  • Hi-Point C9 Takes a Licking from 12 Gauge

    09/20/2018 5:09:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/20/2018 | J Hines
    And keeps on Ticking! A $75 pawnshop find proved to be pretty hard to kill, despite some 12 gauge stippling. In the above, the Youtuber 704 Tactical channel pits their working pre-owned Hi-Point C9 9mm semi-auto — which they picked up to work on slide cuts, coatings, and basic gunsmithing. All internal parts replaced by their friendly neighborhood Hi-Point, C9 was then pitted against a Mossberg 500 stoked with No. 8 birdshot. The idea for this stress test came from Edwin Sarkissian where he dropped a Hi-Point C9 from a helicopter and the C9 still ran. On this first test...
  • Medusa Model 47 – Multi Caliber Revolver

    09/19/2018 5:35:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2018 | C Cocoles
    Did you know theres a revolver that can shoot multiple calibers?, and can you name it? If you’re a gun freak and was thinking of the Medusa, you were right! The Medusa M47 is a revolver manufactured by Phillips & Rodgers in the late 1990s, and is based on the Smith & Wesson K frame, capable of chambering and firing around 25 different calibers within the .38, 9mm and .357 family. It is capable of both double and single action firing. Inside the cylinder theres a prong spring-loaded that sticks out, this allows the gun to chambers the many different...
  • AR Pistol Kit

    09/18/2018 9:43:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/18/2018 | J Hines
    Which rifles do you know that are also cool pistols? ARÂ’s and AKÂ’s of course! Whether you want it for plinking or home defense, an AR/AK pistol is doable, and yes you can build one as well. In this segment weÂ’re going to go over the popular AR/AK pistol, this is not the complete guide. This is to get you started if youÂ’re planning on building or buying a complete AR pistol. If youÂ’re not familiar with the AR/AK pistol, lets cover a little bit on the current legalitiesÂ… Legal Pistol Stuff here We're going to keep it short here.....Though...
  • Catching up with Shooter and Trainer Kay Miculek – Jerry’s Other Half

    09/18/2018 4:29:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/18/2018 | K Miculek
    Kay Miculek, matriarch of the Miculek shooting family, was born into shooting. One might think that she came into it after marrying champion shooter Jerry Miculek. But she was raised by a dad who was a gunsmith and was himself a nationally ranked Bullseye shooter. Miculek and her brother were on their high school rifle team. She moved away, but went back home to Louisiana in her 30s. Her brother suggested they shoot the Bianchi Cup, and that’s where she met Jerry. They began traveling and shooting, having a wonderful time. Then a daughter, Lena, appeared late in life. "I...
  • Target Shooting is Huge for U.S. Economy

    09/17/2018 8:37:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/17/2018 | N Sf
    Here are some facts from the gun industry in the U.S. One would think that most of the consumer that drives our economy would be the outdoorsman, the group thats into hunting Well, according to National Shooting Sports Foundation target shooting is what is driving the $16.9 billion dollar per year. Another way to view this is that 20 million Americans enjoy target shooting every weekend. When yo break this down on a per day basis, its $46 million dollars to the U.S. economy. Research from NSSF also say that 329 thousand jobs are supported by the target shooting industry....
  • Remington 700 Trigger

    09/17/2018 5:32:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/17/2018 | C Cocoles
    The trigger mechanism of the REM 700 has always been surrounded by controversies from its inception. The original trigger was invented by, Merle “Mike” Walker in 1948, and was once called the “Walker Trigger”. Its focus is the ‘trigger connector’, which according to walker’s patent – not only smooths the action of the trigger, but also prevents the trigger from bouncing back. This revolutionary trigger was a big success among hunters and expert marksman. However, this was short lived due to high reports of malfunctions which cause injuries to the shooters. As of December of 2014, Remington had a callback...
  • Man Stops New Mexico Bear Attack with a Glock 10mm

    09/15/2018 6:38:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On morning of 25 July, 2018, Bridger Petrini was keeping his dogs in shape for the upcoming bear season in New Mexico, near the Colorado border. Petrini purchased his professional guide service eight years ago, from his father, who started it in 1985.  The bear season would open in less than three weeks, and the dogs had to be in shape for it.  He had made some important appointments in Raton, the nearest town, for the afternoon. He was within a quarter mile of the house, when the dogs unexpectedly found a bear and took off. He and the...
  • Mossberg MVP Precision Rifle – 1 Mile Shot

    09/14/2018 5:06:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/14/2018 | L Sinclair
    Have you ever thought making that 1 mile shot possible? If you’re into long range shooting take a look at this Mossberg MVP Precision rifle. You don't have to be part of the elite F-Class shooters where their rifles are custom custom made. The Mossberg MVP chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor or 7.62 NATO (308) round embedded on a tactical platform will definitely turn some heads. Mossberg MVP Precision rifle features: a Mossberg-designed aluminum chassisslim-profile hand guardLUTH-AR™ MBA-3 adjustable stockMagpul® MOE+® gripMossberg’s Lightning Bolt Action™ Trigger System24-inch barrel length and 1:8 twist rate for the 6.5mm Creedmoor20-inch barrel length and 1:10...
  • AR15 Lower Parts

    09/13/2018 4:57:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/13/2018 | C Cocoles
    AR manufacturers have opened up the doors for the many home AR gunsmithers or someone just looking to replace a spring. If you want to save money or want a higher quality parts than the stock AR, then have a look at some kits below. Selecting the right AR lowers can be a chore or for some its a fun hobby to put together an optimized AR. Some of these below ranges from mil-spec to weird G.I. Joes solutions. We’ve dove into some high end gear and junk alike to give you the top lowers in the market. Brownell's MOE...
  • Marlin 30-30 Model 336

    09/12/2018 9:07:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/12/2018 | L Deboma
    First conceived by Marlin Firearms in 1948, the Marlin 336 is one of the most popular lever-action rifles ever. The Marlin being reasonably priced, very reliable and easy-to-use rifle makes it very popular among the hunters and gun enthusiasts. This Marlin Model 336 ranks up there with other big boys like the Winchester Model 1894, the Winchester Model 70 and the Remington Model 700. Which is why hunters have taken countless deer, elk, bear and feral hogs with this great little rifle over the years. Here are some 336 model thats out there:336BL The BL stands for “big loop” and...
  • AMSEC PS1210HD Heavy-Duty Pistol Safe

    09/12/2018 4:49:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/12/2018 | D Goetzinger
    Probably you’ve noticed that the industry of firearm safety products is largely an industry of electronic gadgets. Handgun safes are often little more than toys. So, in response to complaints I’ve received about unreliable electronic safes, I recently looked at AMSEC's Heavy-Duty Pistol Safe, model PS1210HD, which features a mechanical lock. In one sense, I could summarize my findings and state simply: "It’s great. If you need a handgun safe, buy this one." The safe has outstanding features, including a scratch-resistant finish, a protective housing for the lock, and reinforcement for the hinge at the back. The entire box is...
  • The Swamp Ape - Pythons

    09/11/2018 5:03:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/11/2018 | F Jardim
    It's April in the Florida Everglades, the end of dry season when Burmese pythons breed. This invasive species is now the region’s apex predator and these great snakes have scoured the native populations of birds and small mammals. The larger snakes have even killed and eaten deer and alligators. By late afternoon as the hot sun is growing dimmer, Swamp Apes Tom Rahill, U.S. Navy veteran Joe “JoMo” Medina, and Sergeant Major Tom Aycock are tired. They've been searching for the big snakes since dawn, covering 30 miles of terrain by truck and on foot, checking the sides of the...
  • Welrod Silent Pistol

    09/10/2018 5:11:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/10/2018 | R Chastain
    If you've seen a Welrod for the first time, you might not realize what it is. When disassembled, it resembles a piece of industrial equipment, the sort of thing you might find in an obscure corner of the hardware store next to caulk dispensers or hot glue guns. In fact, it was nicknamed the "bicycle pump" by those who used it. It also has no easily-identifiable markings or symbols on its plain metal body. This historically-significant weapon has a very specific purpose: silent use behind enemy lines. Although the secretive nature of this gun makes tracking its use difficult, reports...
  • Wacky Gun Range Rules

    09/07/2018 4:52:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/7/2018 | N Perna
    As an avid shooter, I’ve had the pleasure (or displeasure) of shooting at a wide variety of ranges throughout the country. Suffice it to say, the operations and rules vary greatly from one range to the next. They range from “Hold my beer while I shoot” type establishments to places with a rules manual as thick as a New York City phone book. As with most places that are more “rule-intensive,” the most likely reason they have so many regulations is because of a phenomenon that I refer to as the LCD factor. LCD stands for lowest common denominator. -You...
  • Woman Doctor Shares the Benefits of Hunting in New Release

    09/06/2018 7:07:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 09.04.18 | Dawn Obrecht
    Woman Doctor Shares the Benefits of Hunting in New Release Contact: Dawn Obrecht, 303-877-5310, dawnobrecht@gmail.com; www.yesihunt.net   ENUMCLAW, Wash., Sept. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A whole new world opened for a vegetarian ER doctor when she agreed to try hunting with the new love of her life. Jumping in with enthusiasm, Dawn Obrecht, MD found hunting to be a fulfilling and exciting life change that enhanced her relationships. From a vantage point of thirty years of successful hunts, she shares the gifts that hunting has brought into her life in a new release, Yes, I Hunt! One Woman's Hunting Adventures...
  • New Dove Season and New Dove Hunter in Yuma, Arizona

    09/06/2018 5:47:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona dove season starts on 1 September. This year, 2018, I took a new dove hunter out on on opening day. My policy is to introduce new hunters to hunting as often as I have opportunities presented. Jesse had fired a few shots with a .22 rifle before; but had never fired a shotgun at a moving target. He had to learn nearly everything from scratch. Jesse understood basic gun safety. I reinforced the four basic safety rules.  I told him while actually hunting for dove, to have his finger on the safety of the old Remington 20 gauge...
  • M&P 380 EZ

    09/06/2018 4:46:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/6/2018 | T Engel
    In days of yore, I might have pointed my doubters – usually women and seniors – toward a SIG P238, a Walther PK 380 or, more recently, a Glock 42. But each of those came with caveats related either to cost (SIGs are pricey), functionality (Walthers are a pain to break down) or useability (for better or worse, beginners are skittish about Glock’s lack of a manual external safety – thankfully, most of them eventually get over that!). Now, however, I smile slyly and trot out Smith & Wesson’s most recent contribution to the concealed carry market – the M&P...
  • How do you Tame that Shotgun Recoil?

    09/05/2018 4:56:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 69 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/5/2018 | C Baker
    Having a 12 gauge shotgun should be on your list for home defense. However, for shooters that are not well versed or are timid with the 12 gauge notorious recoil. That kick can intimidate many gun enthusiasts. There are some ways to managing this recoil. The first is coined "hardware" which means modifying the gun or using a special accessories design to reduce the recoil. The second is using sound technique-based means utilizing good techniques while holding and shooting the 12 gauge shotgun. Hardware Solutions One of the the first “hardware” of the many ways to reduce the recoil to...
  • Sneaky Weapons of the Past

    09/04/2018 5:17:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/4/2018 | R Rowe
    There are a lot of ways to win a battle at different levels, but the most effective methods involve some kind of surprise and deception. Sneak attacks go back as far as war itself, and since then man has always come up with a lot of weapons designed to deliver damage without getting caught. In this list, we’re going to take a look at some of the coolest, scariest, and most notorious sneak attack weapons in history, focusing on attack weapons – not traps or ambush tactics. This list of stealth weapons is meant to take out a single target...