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  • Vintage Iconic Colt Model 1911

    02/22/2018 5:47:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/22/2018 | J Hines
    The Colt Model 1911 has a really long lifespan. I can remember when I first qualified on the 1911 while in the military. This may sound cheesy, but it was a huge accomplishment for myself with no pistol shooting experience at the time. What I also love was seeing those old WWII training footage back in the day. You'll notice this footage is very similar to the FBI pistol training and utilizing Col. Rex Applegate combat shooting methods for close quarter combat. Maybe I’m just old school but I like the tradition that these bad boys 1911 have gone through....
  • Polar Bear Attack Stopped with Three Shots from .44 Magnum Revolver

    02/21/2018 9:18:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago. Polar bear attacks are expected there, and tourists are not allowed unless they carry a high powered firearm. In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire. The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver. From telegraph.co.uk: They were lucky to be alive after a polar bear broke into their tent on a remote Norwegian island and tried to maul them....
  • No NFA Firearm

    02/21/2018 5:01:54 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/21/2018 | J Hines
    Folks it's not often that we get a firearm that we’re excited about, and that we feel like falls in an innovative category. Let’s face it: Everybody’s making an AR-15, a lot of people are making 1911s, and a lot of people are not making striker-fire handguns. This particular weapon, and we’re gonna call it a weapon, we’re gonna call it a firearm, because it’s not a shotgun even though it resembles one. What we’re gonna be doing is, we’re gonna do a review on this thing, because it classifies by the ATF’s definition as a firearm. Again, it’s not...
  • AR-Style Shotgun with an Attitude

    02/20/2018 6:21:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/20/2018 | J Hines
    Box fed 12-gauge shotgun is the rage right now on social media. But box fed shotguns at the world's largest maker of 1911's is a different thing. Youtuber Legally Armed America had a chance to be the first gun channels to receive one of the VR60's from Rock Island Amory and it looks like they had a blast! Rock Island Armory are famously known for their 1911. But in this case they came out with an AR-style, box fed 12-gauge shotgun. Rock Island didn’t just think of making one but listened to their customers. Most customers wanted this in a...
  • Magazine Fed Mossberg 590M makes a Splash at ShotShow

    02/19/2018 9:23:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/19/2018 | J Hines
    Now you can really get some! Mossberg’s new Model 590M has a detachable box magazine. which many shotgun addicts are talking about. YouTuber Big Daddy Hoffman 1911 got a chance to take this Mossberg’s for a test run. Not only does this shotgun feature detachable box magazines, but you can get it with a 20-round or 15-round magazine. The mag has ambidextrous release. Certain models comes with Ghost Ring sights. The market looks fresh for Mossberg with detachable magazines. This Mossberg 590M will be very popular among the tactical-minded shooters and home defenders. How many of you all want one?...
  • 6.5 Creedmoor vs 243

    02/19/2018 7:05:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/19/2018 | J Hines
    There are some talks in the long range community of how well does the 6.5 Creedmoor perform against the .243. From a ballistics view the 243 and 6.5 are almost identical out to 1100 meters. The 243 has an edge as far as bullet drop is concern. If you’re a numbers guy/gal, take a look at this: .243 Nosler 105gr BC .571 Muzzle FPS 2846 Tansonic 1359 at 1100 yd total drop 383 inches. 6.5 Nosler 140gr BC .658 Muzzle FPS 2598 Transonic 1352 at 1100 yd total drop 429 inches. Some precision shooters make claims to barrel life can...
  • Why its good to carry a Pistol when Hog Hunting

    02/16/2018 5:42:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/16/2018 | J Hines
    Feral hogs are a huge problem in the Lone Star State. So its not surprising to see YouTuber Texas bass fishing guru Justin Rackley, out doing his part to help eradicate some these pests from his home state. On a particular night Justin is out hog hunting. He shoots one with his AR and thinks it was a clean kill shot. But as he and the camera guy walks up to the hog, it was still alive and very angry. As you know when you shoot one and it goes down, best to have your AR or pistol on you...
  • A-10 drops a "Brrrt" on a Runaway Taliban Vehicle

    02/15/2018 5:29:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/15/2018 | J Hines
    You can run, but you can’t hide from an A-10 Thunderbolt II and its technological advanced GAU-8 30mm weapon system. U.S. Air Forces Central Command released a un-classified footage of an engagement between an A-10 and what looks to be "a Taliban vehicle fleeing the scene of an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan." The short video display a light-colored car speeding down a dusty desert road only to be stopped by a hail storm of 30mm rounds from the A-10. Zooming in on the stopped vehicle you can see four basketball-sized holes punched in the top of the vehicle before another...
  • .50 Cal my Tail Light

    02/14/2018 7:01:42 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/14/2018 | J Hines
    Getting a new gun for Christmas is great, but sometimes you gotta know how not to shoot your new .50 cal. You need to take into account of where you take your first shot. This is a funny example of how not to shoot your new .50 Cal. With a .50 cal you have to be aware to stay clear of the area from all four directions, not just in front of the barrel. The shooting itself is actually pretty good, especially when you consider that the shooter is 70 years old. Even if you weren't lucky enough to get...
  • Don't try this Gun Disarm

    02/14/2018 5:16:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/14/2018 | J Hines
    Happy Hump Day & Valentine Day to all. Lets start it off with this really dumb ass martial arts. If you want to learn how to disarm someone that has a gun pointed at you. Learn from a certified instructor, not from the internet like this video. The internet is a beautiful thing, full of knowledge and crap. If you watch this horrendous gun disarm against two guns and think this is the real McCoy, you’re on your way to the grave. Watch this video as a form of entertainment. Seriously folks don’t try this at home. Watch this hilarious...
  • Bear Attacks Florida Man as he lets dog out

    02/12/2018 11:16:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2018 | J Hines
    A Florida man Andy Meunier was taking his dog out for a walk when a bear attacked him. It was a short while after leaving his Naples home when he turned to see a black bear staring at him. Without warning, the bear attacked. Neunier recalls, “Everything went in slow motion,” “Everything went in slow motion. It was just as scary as you can imagine,” Meunier told ABC affiliate WZVN. “It was standing in front of me and I tried to turn left real quick and get back in the house, and caught an uppercut from a brown, or a...
  • Gun Safe Fail

    02/12/2018 5:22:37 AM PST · by w1n1 · 44 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2018 | J Hines
    When you see those big gun safes that people buy, you probably think that its theft-proof. Gun safe manufacturers offers a variety of safes for the many different users in their market. Such as the inexpensive for the hunters in their cabin to the high-end heavy duty for the more affluent buyer. No matter how tough it looks to get into these gun safes, you can see how 10 dollars (hand saw) can get you into one of these heavy gun safes. In this video from SecureIt Gun Storage you can see it doesn't take a lot to get into...
  • Why the Internet is Wrong about the Glock 19X

    02/09/2018 9:44:41 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/9/2018 | J Hines
    The Glock 19X has received a lot of hate from the concealed carry community who wanted a Glock 17 slide on a Glock 19 frame. My guess is that they may have their wish later on, but for now, the 19X is a problem solver for a different customer. Daniel Shaw of GunMag Warehouse discuss with Jeremy Strafford of Guns & Ammo Magazine about this hate. The focus of the conversation is really about who this gun was design for. For starters there isn't any problem with the 19X according to Jeremy. (who is also an LE officer) Even though...
  • Not your Boring Shotshow Range Day

    02/09/2018 5:45:43 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/9/2018 | J Hines
    Booth videos at Shotshow usually suck. Its a media guy and a company rep getting forced to say nothing but awesome things about a product. Most of the times, that media guy has shot the gun for the first time. How could he possibly formulate an opinion off that? Well these two guys, an Army Ranger and a Marine didn’t follow the template and what came out of footage that was supposed to be scrapped ended up being the thing that makes this video worth watching. If you're former military or police you will understand what they're talking about when...
  • Why its better to Hog Hunt from the Air

    02/08/2018 5:23:42 AM PST · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/8/2018 | J Hines
    Feral hogs can be a pain on your property where they run rampant. Some owners have hunted them down to mitigate the problem at the ground level. Now these guys from John Coffee FB took this mitigation to the air via helicopter. Hunting these hogs at the ground level can be a chore and sometimes they do get out of your sights or they run in every direction. With this airborne approach, man, you own the sky. Once the hogs have been spotted, you can get to work quickly, yes it is like shooting ducks at a gallery. But at...
  • Jet Li Gun Disarm from Lethal Weapon 4

    02/07/2018 8:57:24 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2018 | J Hines
    How realistic is it to disarm someone pointing a Beretta 92FS pistol at you? You can see this in one of Jet Li’s movie, "Lethal Weapon 4". Jet Li does it by removing the slide off in real-time. Youtuber Ian McCallom examines how this is possible. The basics is that you need to push the side button in and rotating the disasembly lever down, then the slide can be pulled away from the lower. Ian performs this disarm and is surprise that its not as hard as it seems with one hand. However, putting this into a real-time stress related...
  • Overlooked Powerhouse

    02/07/2018 6:17:45 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2018 | D Workman
    The Fabulous .41 Remains A Preferred Caliber For The Discerning And Serious Shooter Despite hitting harder than the .357 Magnum (with a bigger bore), and shooting flatter (to a slight degree) with less recoil than the .44 Magnum, the .41 Remington Magnum has been unfairly overshadowed since hitting the American landscape back in 1964. But the truth is, it just might be the best of a pretty good bunch. Let’s be honest. The .44 Magnum is a fraud, being a .429 in true caliber, while the .41 Magnum is the real McCoy. With comparable loads, the .41 Magnum can do...
  • Do the Anti-Tank Demolition Dance

    02/06/2018 5:48:39 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/6/2018 | J Hines
    Have you heard of the demolition dance? Before you can do the dance you have to shoot an M136 AT4 light shoulder-mounted anti-tank weapon and hit your target. Still don’t know what the dance or an AT4 is? The AT4 is an 84-mm unguided, portable, single-shot recoilless smoothbore weapon and is the most common light anti-tank weapons in the world. The AT4 was intended to give infantry units a means to destroy or disable armoured vehicles and fortifications. Watch this soldier shoot the AT4 and hit the target successfully, though its a slow mover (nine seconds) it packs a serious...
  • Do you customize your AR15 lower?

    02/05/2018 10:06:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/5/2018 | J Hines
    Looking to get an AR lower parts kit? Building an AR can be very satisfying and you don't have to be a gunsmith. AR manufacturers have opened up the doors for the many home AR gunsmithers or someone just looking to replace a spring. Anyways, if you want to save money or want a higher quality parts than the stock AR, then have a look at some kits beolow. Selecting the right AR lowers can be a chore or for some its a fun hobby to put together an optimized AR. DPMS AR-15 Lower Parts Kit DPMS is a big...
  • Did you know Disney used to make Anti-Tank training films?

    02/05/2018 5:55:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/5/2018 | J Hines
    When we think of Disney, we think of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Back in the WWII era, Disney did their part to help Uncle Sam by making instructional films on how to use the Boys anti-tank rifle. This vintage video from VDMA Youtube goes over the instructions of the .55-caliber rifle, known as the Boys Anti-Tank rifle. This was used to stop or slow down an armored vehicle. This big Boy .55-caliber is an accurate bolt action. Weighs in at 36 pounds, magazines weighs 2lbs 7 oz (5 rounds) The maximum range is 300 yard and can penetrate light...