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  • Pistol Sights Under Various Low Lighting Conditions

    04/12/2018 9:43:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/12/2018 | C Nicholas
    J.W. Ramp captured a series of images of pistol sights under various lighting conditions. Some of these photosshows you the different conditions and the pistol sight picture. Recently a discussion came up in the Primary & Secondary Discord chat server regarding recommended pistol sights for defensive use. The two non-red dot suggestions that seemed the most popular were Tritium-based "night sights" (either front-only or all around) and a fiber-optic front sight with blacked-out rear. Having a handful of different sight setups on a few of my Glocks, I figured it’d be handy to compare them side-by-side in various lighting conditions...
  • The Legendary Browning 'Hi Power' Pistol Ends Production

    02/09/2018 6:19:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 7, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Small arms manufacturer Browning has ended production of the Browning Hi Power semiautomatic handgun. The legendary pistol served in armies worldwide, from Nationalist China to the British Special Air Service and was one of the first high capacity pistols ever invented. An invention of prolific arms designer John Moses Browning, the Hi Power was the inventor’s last pistol design.
  • New Gun Owners Account for 40 Percent of California Guns Purchased

    01/23/2018 5:45:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who campaign for a disarmed population take comfort in persuading themselves that gun ownership is declining in the United States.This is the primary goal, after all. If gun ownership is declining, they can claim they are “winning”.The most commonly cited evidence that gun ownership is declining is the General Social Survey, which shows a gradually declining percentage of households in the United States that tell survey-takers they have guns in the household.But the number of guns sold in the last decade skyrocketed.  At the beginning of 2008, there were about 301 million privately owned guns in the United...
  • Pistols for Defense against Bears? Failures are Rare

    01/19/2018 4:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    While discussing bear attacks, a consistent refrain is that pistols are useless as a way to defend yourself against bears.  In discussion groups, nay sayers claim that pistols are difficult to use, of insufficient power, and there are numerous instances where people who attempted to use pistols to defend against bears are badly mauled. I have read of numerous cases where people used pistols to successfully defend against bears, so I asked one poster to give some examples where pistol defenses failed. The exchange occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after...
  • Hunting Pistols for the unconventional Hunters

    12/22/2017 6:42:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/22/2017 | J Hines
    When we talk about deer hunting everyone usually thinks of going out with a rifle, bow or a shotgun to hunt with. What you don’t hear much (if you’re not into hunting) about is hunting with a pistol. Depending on where you live hunting with a pistol is considered in the “unconventional firearms” category. If you’re lucky enough to be in such areas, here’s a list of pistols that you can check out for hunting: Magnum Research Desert Eagle The Desert Eagle weighs 4 1/2 pounds, with that weight, along with its gas-operated action, makes it one of the more...
  • FL Man Shot His Junk After Sitting On A Loaded Gun

    08/11/2017 11:46:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | F Patrick
    This was a while back but worth mentioning because its humorous. You read the headline correctly, a man shot his junk, that was not a typo. A 38-year-old Florida man by the name of Cedrick Jelks shot himself in the penis after sitting on his loaded handgun (probably a 1911). Sadly there isn't much info out there about the incident other than Jelks’ 25-year old girlfriend Shanekia Roberts reported Jelks sitting in his Nissan Altima by himself and then added a couple extra holes to his penis as well as a bullet wound to the thigh. Roberts said that he...
  • 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 · 64 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.