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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
    cbsnews.com/ ^ | 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... ...it 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
    Military.com ^ | 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 · 628 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
    stltoday.com ^ | 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.
  • A QUESTION FOR VIRGINIA FREEPERS WHO ARE GUN OWNERS

    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
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 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...