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  • Jerry Miculek Destroys Stage 8 3GN Southeastern Regional 2017

    02/07/2017 6:26:42 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2017 | J Hines
    Here's Jerry Miculek destroying Stage 8 at 3GN Southeastern Regional 2017 in Frostproof, FL. He kills it with a 56.53 time, thats under a minute running to different stations with multiple targets varying from 5 to 20 yards out with shotgun, AR and pistol. See the action here from 3GN.
  • Who saids the 1911A is Inaccurate?

    12/19/2016 9:11:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 63 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/19/2016 | J Hines
    The GI's of WWII Insisted the 1911's were Inaccurate! There are numerous stories of GI’s returning from World War II complaining about the inaccuracy of the 1911A1, and since the 1911 can be one of the most accurate combat handguns why not put this myth to the test. Luckily, great minds think a like Dave Royer and Larry Vicker put together a test to debunk this myth. So they pitted an actual WWII US .45 cal with WWII 45 ACP ammunition against Larry's custom Colt 1911. Doesn't sound fair but let's wait to see the results. Results Though there were...
  • most-heavily-armed-states-in-america

    06/30/2016 4:41:51 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 52 replies ^ | 6/30/2016 | CBS Evening News
    As America reels from yet another mass shooting, inevitable questions resurface about guns laws and the nation's pervasive firearm culture. Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census... does not include categories like pistols, which make up a large percentage of the guns in the U.S.
  • Action vs Reaction Handgun drills

    03/24/2016 6:12:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/24/2016 | asj
    This handgun drill is termed "The Charging Initiator", though the drill emphasis is on testing the shooter's reaction time, presentation against a buddy. But, the main goal is to have the shooters go from zero to full speed blasting away in a few seconds with accuracy. Check out the video here. What's your favorite handgun drills?
  • Army Chief Eyeing Glock Pistol as Service's Next Sidearm

    03/22/2016 9:38:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 163 replies ^ | March 21, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army's chief of staff is searching for alternatives to the multi-year Modular Handgun System effort, to include piggy-backing on Army Special Operations Command's current pistol contract. Gen. Mark Milley has used recent public appearances to criticize federal acquisition guidelines that all services must follow when choosing and purchasing weapons and equipment.
  • How Effective will a 9mm bullet be to take out a Truck tire?

    02/03/2016 8:54:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/3/2016 | E Nestor
    Ok, so we all have seen movies showing a person shooting at a vehicle tire with their pistol to deflate it. But, ever wonder, how effective is that with a 9mm? Well enter FullMag who was curious and decided to try out this experiment. The 9mm pistol cartridge has its lovers and its haters. How will a 9mm pistol hollow point bullet react when it hits a truck tire? FullMag set to try this out on a truck tire attached to a Ford F-150. The bullet cuts a nice hole on entry and air whizzes from this hole. Remarkably the...
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 627 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • The P38 Was the Wehrmacht’s Workhorse Pistol

    01/20/2016 6:56:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 19, 2016 | Paul Richard Huard
    U.S. Army Sgt. Ivan Schwartz survived D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge by remaining very, very careful. Schwartz had landed on Utah beach, going ashore when the sand was littered with dead men and smashed vehicles. He carried rounds for an 81-millimeter mortar, survived a close call when Allied planes dropped bombs close to friendly lines, and strung wire for a field telephone to a forward observer post while under artillery fire — an act that earned him the Bronze Star.
  • Gunmaker to craft pistols from chunk of prehistoric meteorite found in Africa nearly 200 years ago

    12/28/2015 2:55:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/15 | Ollie Gillman
    Gunmaker to craft pistols from chunk of prehistoric meteorite found in Africa nearly 200 years ago and sell them for $1million A high-end gunmaker is crafting a pair of pistols from a chunk of prehistoric meteorite and plans to sell them for $1million. Cabot Guns, based in Pittsburgh, has already made gun grips from a 77-pound meteorite and says the 'extra-terrestrial pistols' will go to auction in 2016. The semi-automatic .45 caliber pistols will be made from the meteorite, which is believed to have crashed to Earth 4.5billion years ago.
  • Glocks vs 1911

    12/21/2015 11:26:10 AM PST · by w1n1 · 111 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/21/2015 | S Morstan
    The never ending debate of which is better for every day carry and personal protection continues. Here are some folks had to say from Glocks and 1911 forums: Vintage68: I don't think anyone would say the Glock is a bad pistol because it's not. They're incredibly reliable, if ugly, tools. I think most people, at least on a 1911 forum, will say that that the feel of a 1911 in the hand and the trigger will beat the snot out of a Glock any day of the week. McMagic: 1911 is a much nicer platform. Glocks are notoriously hard to...
  • Buying Glock G 43

    11/20/2015 3:08:44 PM PST · by saleman · 51 replies
    me | 11/20/2015 | saleman
    Buying glock g 43. Or was.....
  • Why do they call it a .38 when it's actually a .357 ?

    08/08/2015 8:51:17 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 34 replies
    "The early cartridge revolvers were simply modified cap and ball designs with the chambers drilled through so you could load from the breech end, The bullet must go inside the case, and the case must go inside the chamber. So the dimensional relationship between bullet, chamber and barrel is now out of whack. If the bullet was to fit inside the case, it would have to have a smaller diameter than the bore, and that wouldn't work. This problem was temporarily solved by using what were called "heeled" bullets (see below).
  • Why I Like 9mm

    06/18/2015 10:31:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 106 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/18/2015 | John Johnston
    When I used to work at a gun store I was frequently asked what caliber was best for any given situation. It would have been nice if there had been some sort of magic death ray that I could have suggested, but there isn’t, and most people have a pretty flawed understanding of what actually happens when a bullet interacts with a human target. Here’s my take on it and personal reasoning behind selecting a 9mm round. For starters let’s examine a couple of concepts that don’t actually exist in the scientific world but everyone talks about anyway. I’m going...
  • Colt Python - Nickle...Opinions

    05/25/2015 2:06:07 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 123 replies
    Only me | 5/25/15 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.... I need some input on a handgun. I was gifted a Colt Python (.357 magnum) from my father. I'd like to know what this thing is worth.
  • How to Disarm a Pistol to Your Face

    03/12/2015 11:28:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/12/2015
    Shawn Davenport from Funker Tactical demonstrates how to disarm a pistol pointing to your face. Basic principles are get off line of sight, control the muzzel of the pistol and execute the disarm. View the pistol disarm here.
  • USFA ZiP .22 Review

    01/20/2013 5:26:35 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 33 replies
    Petersen's Hunting ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mike Schoby
    I first saw the USFA ZiP .22 on USFA’s website and it immediately caught my attention. Why? Well, for starters it is unique—very unique. It captures the imagination, finding something truly new in firearms development is a bit of a rarity. John Browning and Paul Mauser can still say that most firearms are mere modifications of designs they pioneered 100 years ago. So on that merit alone, I wanted to check out this pistol. Secondly, being mainly polymer and uber-lightweight, this gun fills a niche for the survival crowd. It would fit easily in a backpack, truck or tackle box,...
  • Ex-Dixon official's home: Pool, baby grand, chandelier with pistols (faces 60 felony charges)

    12/07/2012 7:50:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Ex-Dixon official's home: Pool, baby grand, chandelier with pistolsAssociated Press 4:15 p.m. CST, December 7, 2012 Rita Crundwell spared no expense when she built and furnished her sprawling home with custom touches like a chandelier made of old revolvers and spurs, an in-ground pool and a baby grand piano in the wood-beamed living room. **SNIP** And she did it all, Crundwell has admitted, by stealing $53 million from the people of Dixon, embezzling the money over two decades while serving as comptroller in the city that was Ronald Reagan's boyhood home. The 59-year-old pleaded guilty last month and will be...
  • St. Louis native stuck in Dubai over gun smuggling case

    09/25/2012 8:21:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis native stuck in Dubai for months awaiting trial on gun smuggling charges said he was acquitted today on all counts. Steve Dolan, 57, a Dubai-based vice president for international shipping firm APL, said he faced up to 50 years behind bars after authorities told him they found some 30,000 knock-off pistols in a shipping container last fall. The container, which also held liquid soap, was apparently switching ships in Dubai while en route from Turkey to Djibouti.

    10/22/2012 10:27:59 AM PDT · by 7thson · 12 replies
    I was at a gun store in Virginia this past weekend and was told that Virginia law states that only VA residents can purchase a gun in VA. Is this true.
  • GAO: America has 118 million pistols, 8 million conceal-carry permits

    10/15/2012 9:25:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 83 replies ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    In a new report heralded by the NRA, the General Accountability Office finds that the numbers of Americans with permits to carry a concealed weapon has surged and virtually every state now allows pistols to be carried under garments or even in a car glove box. "The number of states allowing concealed carry permits is increasing," said the GAO. The report included two shocking numbers: -- There are currently 118 million handguns in America, either owned or for sale. -- Some 8 million Americans already have a concealed carry permit, about 1 million more than previously thought. The report found...
  • SIG SAUER Introduces 1911 Fastback

    02/01/2012 11:52:47 PM PST · by golux · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/27/2012 | Shooting Illustrated Staff
    With the introduction of the 1911 pistol in 2006, SIG SAUER has been building the finest, production 1911-platform pistols available. By combining modern refinements in the classic American design, SIG SAUER has created 1911s that are as accurate as they are combat- reliable. This innovation is continued with the new Fastback series of 1911s. SIG SAUER engineers have redesigned the frame and mainspring housing to create a proprietary rounded backstrap, giving the Fastback a distinctive look and advantage for concealed carry...
  • Handgun Wounding Factors and Effectiveness

    07/26/2011 4:29:39 PM PDT · by TheThirdRuffian · 63 replies · 1+ views
    FBI Academy Firearms Training Unit ^ | July 14, 1989 | Urey W. Patrick
    A study on the most effective and useful handgun ammunition for self-defense and law enforcement purposes.
  • Pair of singing bird pistols from 1820.

    07/16/2011 6:50:33 AM PDT · by Hotmetal · 24 replies
    I have never heard or seen anything like this. Very beautiful pistols.
  • Gun Enthusiasts: A Pistol or two for the Tea Party Patriot?

    11/01/2010 10:17:19 PM PDT · by MountainWoman · 24 replies
    Sig Sauer Website ^ | 01-11-10 | None
    Check out Sig Sauer's two new beautiful pistols in honor of the Tea Party (I would think) and the Founding Fathers. Very nice. Gadsden Liberty
  • Anybody have experience with a SA XD-9 SC?

    09/01/2010 3:55:55 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    1 Sept 10 | Bjørn Radtke
    Anybody have experience with a SA XD-9 SC? Stopping power, accuracy, etc.
  • Episode 21 of the Shrugging Out podcast: My One and Only Gun Show

    05/26/2010 5:25:15 AM PDT · by Packer Pete · 22 replies · 382+ views
    Me ^ | May 25, 2010 | PackerPete aka Shrugger
    Based on a listener's request, I expand (briefly) on the couple of mentions I've made of guns in prior shows. You won't learn much about guns if you already have a few, but you'll get the "Shrugging Out" perspective on them, sure enough. Many thanks for listening! Or even watching on YouTube as I blog while driving!
  • Ruger P85 Opinions Please

    04/03/2009 1:56:34 PM PDT · by y6162 · 52 replies · 4,025+ views
    Guns Magazine ^ | Jan, 2004 | Glenn Barnes
    Ruger's P-Series: what's wrong with Ruger's P-Series semiauto pistols? Not a darn thing, says the author
  • Ammo Ban And Registration Proposal Getting Fresh Look

    12/15/2008 7:29:33 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 59 replies · 4,181+ views
    Happy Holidays: Now dispose of all of your ammunition! Every last round! From now on, you will be able to buy only overpriced ammunition that will be registered to you in a government database. Not yet--at least for now. A small company, Ammunition Accountability--which wants to help anti-gunners price and regulate the Second Amendment out of existence, profit at the expense of our rights, or both--has found radical anti-gun legislators in 18 states willing to introduce bills pushing such nonsense. But few anti-gun proposals are so overtly aimed at destroying the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. As we began...
  • Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times (VOA sub-title: Thanks to Obama!!!)

    10/27/2008 8:08:00 PM PDT · by VOA · 28 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2008 | Fredrick Kunkle
    Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times By Fredrick Kunkle Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, October 27, 2008; Page A01 Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. ...SNIP... Several variables drive sales, but many dealers, buyers and experts attribute the increase in part to concerns about the economy and fears that if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wins the presidency, he will join with fellow Democrats in Congress to enact new gun controls. ...SNIP... "Even though [Obama] has a lot going for him,...
  • Questions regarding decockers and safeties

    10/10/2007 9:13:17 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 19 replies · 6,103+ views
    Every DA/SA semi that I have shot (SIG P232, P226, P229, P239) has had a decocker but not a safety. Is that setup true for all DA/SAs? That is, do all DA/SAs have decockers but no safeties? Or are there exceptions? What reason would a manufacturer have for putting a safety on a DA/SA? Wouldn't it be redundant with the safety feature of the long initial trigger pull? Another question: do all SAO semis have safeties but not decockers, or are there exceptions? Again, if there are, what reason would a manufacturer have for putting a decocker on a SAO...
  • Alabama boy shoots 1000 lb, 9 ft. wild boar

    05/28/2007 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Renfield · 91 replies · 22,698+ views ^ | 5-25-07 | Unknown
    An Alabama boy has used his revolver on an enormous wild boar, killing the animal and sending the youngster on his way to 15 minutes of fame. Or more.Advertisement Jamison Stone, 11, used a .50 caliber revolver to kill the pig at a commercial hunting preserve in east Alabama about three weeks ago. Stone, his father and two guides tracked the pig, but bagging the swine took about three hours of chasing through hilly woods before a final shot at point blank range brought it down for good. Stone's father, Mike Stone, says the animal weighed more than a thousand...
  • Freep the Dept. of Interior over gun ban - disarmed victims zone

    03/06/2007 12:20:22 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 7 replies · 761+ views
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | March 6, 2007 | Phillip Van Cleave
    **URGENT** **URGENT** **URGENT** VCDL has just learned from our sources on Capitol Hill that the Department of the Interior (DOI) is **livid** over the National Park Service's (NPS) asinine rejection letter sent to VCDL concerning VCDL's Petition for Rule Making! ( That petition would allow a law-abiding citizen to carry a handgun  for self-defense in a National Park if the state in which the park is located allows such carry. Apparently the National Park Service DID NOT CLEAR that rejection letter with their parent - the Department of the Interior! The Department of Interior had been telling VCDL and key...
  • Jeff Cooper, 86; Firearms Expert Set Standard for Pistol Technique(R.I.P. Marine)

    10/01/2006 11:40:11 AM PDT · by kellynla · 20 replies · 783+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 1, 2006 | Dennis McLellan
    Jeff Cooper, a firearms expert who formulated the widely used "modern technique of the pistol" and founded a highly regarded firearms training center in Arizona, has died. He was 86. Cooper, an author and longtime Guns & Ammo magazine columnist who had experienced health problems in recent years, died Monday at his home near the training center on Gunsite Ranch, his family said. ADVERTISEMENTA big-game hunter and retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, Cooper founded what was originally called the American Pistol Institute on Gunsite Ranch in the Sonora Desert just west of Paulden, Ariz., in 1976. The training center expanded...
  • Photos of Massive Handgun Destruction

    06/08/2006 12:01:51 AM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 15 replies · 397+ views
    No Source ^ | 8 June 2006 | FreedomCalls
    Here are some pictures of the wholesale destruction of some Tokarevs and Makarovs in Estonia. If you are a collector, you may get upset.
  • Hopkins and Allen

    05/24/2006 3:49:06 PM PDT · by yblocr · 3 replies · 263+ views
    5/24/06 | yblocr
    I have a Hopkins and Allen pistol. It looks like the safety police models that I have seen on the web. This one has a four inch barrel, however. It does have the same, mildly abused finish and black grips. On the metal on the bottom of the grips are the two numbers 88 and 600, one over the other. On top of the barrel is "Hopkins and Allen Mfg. Co." and underneath that line is "Norwich, Ct. U.S.A. Pat. Jan. 15 Oct. 15 86". Does that mean that it was made in 1886? How much is it worth?
  • NJ: Weapons cache seized at home in Greenville

    05/09/2006 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Firefigher NC · 162 replies · 2,442+ views ^ | May 9, 2005 | MICHAELANGELO CONTE
    <p>An arsenal of exotic weapons - including a sniper rifle, a spear and a set of 8-inch metal claws - were seized from a 23-year-old Jersey City man after his worried father called cops. When South District cops responded to the Greenville home yesterday morning, they found the sniper rifle - with a powerful scope and a laser sight - as well as three Glock handguns and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition, reports said. Among the bullets were illegal "hollow-point" rounds, police said. In addition to the spear and metal claws, cops found a number of savage-looking knives, including one that had blades coming out of each end of its carved wooden handle. The owner of the weapons lived with his father, his brother and two younger brothers, police said.</p>
  • NYC Mayor's Criticism of Gun Legislation Challenged

    03/31/2006 10:46:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies · 936+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | Jeff Johnson
    Senior Staff Writer ( - New York City's mayor is blasting a congressional proposal under which several temporary federal gun regulations would become permanent law. Michael Bloomberg claimed the legislation "would explicitly impinge on our ability to fight illegal gun trafficking, and it would result in the shooting deaths of innocent people." But an attorney who specializes in federal firearms laws calls Bloomberg's claims "patently false." The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security met Tuesday to discuss the "Firearms Correction and Improvement Act" (H.R. 5005) introduced last week by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas). Smith wrote the bill...
  • Ruger P345PR: Should I buy this?

    03/21/2006 10:07:57 AM PST · by JewishRighter · 64 replies · 5,705+ views
    March 21, 2006 | JewishRighter
    I am considering buying a pistol for personal, home protection. I don't expect to have any concealed carry needs/opportunities/license. I am pretty well settled on 45ACP as a benchmark for stopping power. I am also limiting my preferences to American manufacturers. I don't expect to do a lot of shooting, except for regular practice to maintain proficiency. I've seen a lot of discussion of various weapons and I'm really asking for views on reliability, durability, user-friendliness, safety and degree of kickback for the Ruger P345PR. If anyone suggests another American made 45, please tell me why it would be preferred...
  • ***Vanity*** The new Springfield Armory XD 45ACP

    02/27/2006 9:31:44 AM PST · by BigBlueJon · 83 replies · 2,208+ views
    Springfield Armory ^ | 02/27/2006 | me
    I always enjoy a good gun thread, and I wanted to start one today. I would like to know what kind of experience anyone has had with this new pistol, or any other Springfield Armory pistol for that matter. I've drooled over it on the website before, but today was the first time I was able to lay hands on it. It's one beautiful piece of ugly and I want one, but I have never been around a Springfield product before. Any thoughts would be helpful before I go and lay down some cash for this.
  • Comments from an associate who follows VA Legislation re:Gun Rights

    01/27/2006 7:11:45 AM PST · by concretebob · 13 replies · 384+ views
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | 27 January 2006 | President--VCDL
    Tonight the Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee heard several gun bills and here are the results: HB 162, Delegate Lingamfelter, allows a person to have a firearm locked in their vehicle in private parking lots. The bill was amended to exempt vehicles owned by a company or parking lots that had gates and/or guards that limited public access. I spoke in favor of the bill. The bill PASSED out of subcommittee and is now on its way to the full committee! Whaa Hooo! HB 705, Delegate Hogan, a bill to take away the ability of a county to regulate...
  • Winchester model 1300 defender

    11/09/2005 5:27:42 PM PST · by calex59 · 53 replies · 27,023+ views
    Carl Alexander
    The Defender 8-Shot allows you to be prepared for any unseen obstacle that might come your way while in the backcountry. It's easy to pack and carry, and handles both buckshot and rifled slugs easily. The rugged Defender 8-Shot features an eight-shot magazine capacity, 18" cylinder bore barrel, non-glare metal surfaces and a lightweight composite stock and forearm. Choose from the full stock version with a removable front TRUGLO® fiber optic sight, the pistol grip model, or the combo version with both pistol grip and full stock included. The full stock model is available in both 12 and 20 gauge.
  • Armed militia protects its New Orleans neighborhood

    09/10/2005 7:02:27 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 172 replies · 5,221+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 10, 2005 | Bob Dart
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Algiers Point militia put away its weapons Friday as Army soldiers patrolled the historic neighborhood across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter. But the band of neighbors who survived Hurricane Katrina and then fought off looters has not disarmed. "Pit Bull Will Attack. We Are Here and Have Gun and Will Shoot," said the sign on Alexandra Boza's front porch. Actually, said the woman behind the sign, "I have two pistols." "I'm a part of the militia," Boza said. "We were taking the law into our own hands, but I didn't kill anyone." She did...
  • Guns a part of life for state senator

    04/11/2005 7:22:49 PM PDT · by Captain Ray · 6 replies · 535+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 4-11-05 | Captain Ray
    LINCOLN - She has a .38, and she knows how to shoot it. State Sen. Jeanne Combs bought her Smith & Wesson revolver 11 years ago for protection while traveling rural Jackson County, Ky., often at night, as a home health-care and hospice nurse. State Sen. Jeanne Combs believes she can accomplish what three male lawmakers in 10 years before her could not: to persuade the Nebraska Legislature to authorize carrying concealed handguns. A nurse at the Farmland Foods meatpacking plant in Crete, Combs is a down-home woman with roots in Kentucky and the mill towns of Ohio. Now 49,...
  • Gun bills OKd by House panel - Concealed-carry moves sicken foes [Illinois]

    03/09/2005 12:09:08 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 26 replies · 1,278+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2005 | Erika Slife and Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD -- Average citizens could carry concealed weapons under two bills that won overwhelming approval in a House committee Tuesday, setting up a rare, full-blown House floor fight over the issue that advocates say will make people safer and critics contend will lead to more gun violence.The move further buttressed the National Rifle Association's strategy to not only blunt Mayor Richard Daley's push for gun-control laws but to take the fight to him with a frontal assault of its own."I'm heartsick," said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago), a major advocate of gun control. The NRA is on a...
  • Even Insults Went Retro This Year (Zell, Teresa, etc.)

    12/29/2004 4:43:39 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 26 replies · 902+ views
    St. Petersburg Times online ^ | 12/26/04 | Robert Friedman
    The most heartening language trend of 2004 was the revival of the old-fashioned insult. When MSNBC's Chris Matthews, sitting in the safety of his studio, had some tough questions for U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., after Miller's over-the-top keynote address at the Republican National Convention, Miller went all Aaron Burr on him: "I wish I was over there, where I could get a little closer into your face. . . . I wish we lived in the day where you could challenge a person to a duel." Miller was giving away about 20 years and 90 pounds to Matthews. But...
  • Proper Lubrication of Your Pistol and Revolver

    12/22/2004 5:31:29 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 134 replies · 8,844+ views
    Cylinder & Slide ^ | unk | Bill Laughridge
    I'm sure that you have all been told: "Don't oil your pistol/revolver because it will jam or lock up." WRONG ANSWER! Ten or twenty years ago that might have been partially true. The lubricants that were available then were completely different than the modern ones available today. I have disassembled thousands of firearms over the last thirty some odd years and have also probably tried just about every "Snake Oil" that's been available during that time. It has been my observation that the oils that were available during the years prior to the 1970's and 80's contained paraffins that turned...
  • Gun fanatics, this Christmas, give the Nokia 1911-1A

    12/03/2004 5:10:10 PM PST · by Registered · 47 replies · 3,663+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 12-03-04 | Registered
  • New Hampshire Reforms Nonresident Pistol/Revolver License Rules

    11/02/2004 7:50:03 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 508+ views ^ | October 31, 2004 | Evan Nappen
    The NH Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules approved new rules – now, someone with a valid license to carry from any state, not just their own home state, is eligible for a license in New Hampshire. (Before, only home state licensee's were eligible). Here is the link to the new "Chapter Saf-C 2100 Nonresident Pistol/Revolver License" rules: For example: Florida offers a "shall issue" carry license to any U.S. citizen. With any one of those licenses anyone can get a New Hampshire carry license, even if one's home state does not issue (such as New Jersey). The application...
  • Guns Worn In Open Legal, But Alarm Va. 'Exercising Right' Called 'Unreasonable' by Some

    07/16/2004 10:11:07 AM PDT · by SASsySIGster · 48 replies · 1,729+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, July 15, 2004 | Tom Jackman
    <p>On July 2, Fairfax County police received a 911 call from a Champps restaurant in Reston. Six men are seated at a table, the caller said. They're all armed.</p> <p>Dispatchers quickly sent four officers to the scene. The officers were "extremely polite" and were hoping that some of the men were in law enforcement, said Sgt. Richard Perez, a spokesman for the police department. None was.</p>
  • Saudis To Allow Foreigners To Pack'em

    06/26/2004 11:11:25 AM PDT · by JRPerry · 7 replies · 177+ views ^ | June 25, 2005 | AP
    (AP) Foreigners fearing strikes by terrorists in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to carry guns, the police minister announced, following a rash of militant bombings, attacks and kidnappings targeting Western workers in the Gulf kingdom. "In principle, a citizen has the right to carry a licensed weapon, and so does the resident, if he senses danger he can carry a personal weapon as he does in his country," Prince Nayef said in the first such announcement during a press conference late Wednesday ...