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  • Gun Rights Activist Back On Nashville Streets

    08/29/2014 11:37:26 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 8-29-2014 | Laken Bowles
    A few days after a judge dropped charges against him, a vocal gun rights activist was back out on the streets on Nashville. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed weapons charges against, Leonard Embody, the so-called "Radnor Lake Rambo.” Embody was back out of the streets on Nashville Friday, wearing a bullet-proof vest and openly carrying his guns as he handed out flyers.
  • Charges dismissed for gun rights advocate

    08/28/2014 6:39:19 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8-28-2014 | travis loller
    "A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer."
  • Umbrella, Not Rifle, Spotted on CSU San Marcos

    08/20/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 27 replies
    NBC News 7 San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 • Updated at 12:01 PM PDT | R. Stickney
    A report of man carrying a rifle on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos prompted a campus-wide lockdown and search by local law enforcement officials Wednesday. Officials told NBC 7 they determined the man involved was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle.
  • MI: Man with Rifle Arrested; Police Hunt for a Charge

    04/08/2014 6:39:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A man attempted to board a bus in Battle Creek, Michigan, with an SKS rifle in his carry on baggage.  The rifle was longer than the bag, so the butt stuck out and was visible.  Some people called 911.   I was not there, so I do not know the totality of the circumstances.   It is clear that that no one was threatened by the man, and that the rifle was unloaded.   The police showed up and arrested the fellow... for what?   From wkzo.com: The City’s Gang Suppression Unit responded and took the 25-year-old into custody seizing the gun and...
  • China’s Got a Supergun: Beijing’s new infantry weapon is cheaper and simpler than the American..

    03/05/2014 5:43:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 5, 2014 | Kyle Mizokami
    China’s got a high-tech new gun that combines a rifle and grenade launcher. The ZH-05 Objective Individual Combat Weapon fires “smart” explosives that can kill enemies hiding behind cover. If this sounds familiar, it’s because the Pentagon has been working on a similar concept. The ZH-05 is yet another Chinese weapon based on a Western design. But this time, the copy could be as good as the original.
  • Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in rifle

    02/21/2014 3:26:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 126 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Army Senior Warrant Officer Russton B. Kramer, a 20-year Green Beret, has learned that if you want to improve your chances to survive, it’s best to personally make modifications to the Army’s primary rifle — the M4 carbine. (snip) Warrant Officer Kramer has been dropped into some of the most ferocious battles in the war on terrorism, from hunting Islamists in the mountains of northern Iraq to disrupting Taliban opium dealers in dusty southern Afghanistan. He was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery in Operation Viking Hammer to crush the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam in Iraq. The warrant officer...
  • Surveillance camera captures the moment mother opens fire on home invaders with rifle

    02/19/2014 2:16:24 PM PST · by matt04 · 97 replies
    This is the dramatic moment a mother-of-two opened fire with an assault rifle on intruders who tried to smash their way into her home. The woman took action after three hooded individuals kicked down the door of her Detroit home on Monday night where she lives with her two young children. She fired off rounds in a bid to deter the would-be burglars, later saying she 'didn't have time to get scared'. The unnamed mother told WXYZ Detroit: 'I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house and they challenged me and said "no you...
  • Oops! Dolphins quarterback's wife Lauren Tannehill leaves rifle in rental car

    01/15/2014 8:32:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 15, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash and Omar Kelly
    A New York mom vacationing in South Florida was expecting a healthy dose of sun, surf and fun. Imagine her surprise when her daughter unzipped a bag in their rental Nissan Rogue and found a rifle — a big rifle. Looking just like the ones real soldiers use. Horrified, she immediately called E-Z Rent-A-Car and then drove to the nearest police station.
  • Rifle Caliber Choices for a Long-Term SHTF Situation.

    12/10/2013 7:24:30 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 116 replies
    All Outdoor.com ^ | 12/10/2013 | Kevin Felts
    If you were going to pick a rifle caliber for a long term SHTF situation, what would that caliber be? For some reason I woke up this morning thinking about my 7mm express / 280 Remington, and how the panic buying in the first half of 2013 caused a shortage in ammunition supplies. When I got my Remington model 700 chambered in 280, I wanted something that was around the 270 or 30-06, and that would also work on heavier game such as elk and moose. In all honesty I put too much thought into picking the 280 Remington. While...
  • Stop That Tank! Disney Training Film on the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

    11/29/2013 12:59:35 PM PST · by Kolath · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05/31/2013 | Forgotten Weapons
    During World War II, the Disney company joined in the Allied war effort by producing animated movie material at cost for the US government (they also created insignia mascots for hundreds of aircraft and warships by request). These films number well over one hundred - although most are only partially created by Disney - and cover topics from antenna tuning to Beechcraft airplane maintenance to anti-German and Japanese propaganda. However, one piece in particular is of interest to us here at Forgotten Weapons: Stop That Tank! Produced in 1942 for the Canadian military, it is a training film on the...
  • [vanity] Seeking "rule 308" rifle clarification

    10/14/2013 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 106 replies
    Vanity for clarification | 10/14/2013 | BlueFlag
    Gun FReepers -- I am seeking clarification on a "deer rifle" that can serve as an adequate firearm for someone beginning to hunt game with larger caliber center-fire scoped rifle. More follows below. p.s, I am a long time pistol / rimfire / AR shooter, and am just now moving up to hunting game with a .308 and lack 1st-hand knowledge.
  • Rifles to be Banned Under new California Law on Governor Brown's Desk

    10/04/2013 3:57:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo by Oleg Volk, Rifle is a Remington model 8 SB-374 is the bill on Governor Brown's desk that would ban most centerfire hunting rifles that are semi-automatics in California.  It is clear that this is another long slide down the slippery slope of gun confiscation.  I say ban, because anyone who bothers to consider it can see that gun registration is gun confiscation in slow motion. Here is a short list of additional rifles that will be required to be registered.  The legal supply will be cut off.  No more will be legally allowed into the state.  Notice...
  • TX:Owner Opens Fire After Man Armed With Rifle Robs Local Store

    06/12/2013 10:14:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    kwtx.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    TEMPLE (June 10, 2013)—A man who used a long-barreled pump action rifle to rob a Temple convenience store and then fled to a waiting truck as the store’s owner fired at him, remained at large Monday, police said. The robbery was reported just before 11 p.m. Friday at Central Food Mart at 2004 North 3rd Street in Temple. The victims told officers that the man, whom they described as a light-skinned black, was wearing a gray or white hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and a white cloth over his face when he entered the store, pointed the rifle at them and...
  • U.S. RIFLE, CALIBER 7.62MM, M14 - OPERATION AND CYCLE OF FUNCTIONING

    06/06/2013 7:43:24 PM PDT · by ak267 · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | 08/07/2010 | AK267
    U.S. RIFLE, CALIBER 7.62MM, M14 - OPERATION AND CYCLE OF FUNCTIONING - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 36734 / Local Identifier 111-TF-2970 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964). DESIGN AND CAPABILITIES - FIELD STRIPPING PROVISIONS - CYCLE OF FUNCTIONING - FEEDING, CHAMBERING, LOCKING, FIRING, ETC. - SEMIAUTOMATIC AND AUTOMATIC OPERATION. DVD Copied by Master Scanner Thomas Gideon.
  • Illinois Swamped By Surge In Firearm Owner Applications

    05/10/2013 2:19:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 9, 2013 | NA
    Illinois State Police say they’re trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards. The agency received more than 28,000 applications for cards during April alone. That’s on top of an existing backlog of nearly 76,000 applications. The state police say they are dealing with a record number of applications. State police are supposed to approve or deny applications within 30 days. The agency says its understaffed due to budget cuts and is having trouble meeting the deadline. Every month since December has seen a record number of Illinois residents applying for FOID cards. Officials...
  • Why the 50 Meter Zero? (rifle marksmanship)

    05/02/2013 9:22:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies
    Why the 50 Meter Zero? Rourke linked to an excellent pictorial about ballistic trajectories from different zero's over at M4.com. Let's look at the trajectory using a 25 meter zero. If you look the bullet path is 8 inches high from roughly 125m to250m. This is a real problem. This is enough of a problem that folks will miss targets. In fact that is what happened. My informal understanding of the development of the 50 meter zero is as follows. Dudes were missing Tango's in the 100-150 meter range which was pretty close to the max range guys found themselves...
  • Man walks neighborhood with rifle, scares neighbors

    04/26/2013 7:05:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 204 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4/25/13 | Tony Burbeck
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man who walks around his neighborhood with a rifle strapped to his back says he is not a threat to harm anyone, but some neighbors fear he is an incident of vigilante justice waiting to happen. John Schultz, 19, also wears a bullet-proof vest, carries ammunition and has a knife in a holster as he walks through Walnut Creek, which is off Sunset Road in north Charlotte. The gun is his grandfather’s 303 British Enfield from WWII. His walks cause double-takes as well as safety concerns for some. Schultz says others thank him and wave at...
  • Remembering Charlton Heston, a.k.a. Chuck

    04/05/2013 6:03:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4-1-13 | Andrew Linn
    This upcoming Friday, April 5, will be the 5th year anniversary of the death of Charlton Heston, one of the greatest actors of all time. His best known roles include The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Show on Earth, Midway, Planet of the Apes, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes. But Chuck was also known for his political activism. He was originally a liberal Democrat, even supporting the Gun Control Act of 1968 (when asked why he did that, he replied, “I was young and foolish”). But soon aftewards...
  • Lookie how Obama is using your tax dollars now: Sending Syrian jihadists our most advanced sniper

    04/03/2013 12:38:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 3/31/13 | staff
    FSA jihadist rebels are now using the most advanced sniper rifle available today. The AS-50 is used by the Navy SEALS and will penetrate steel and concrete from an extremely long range. How long before this rifle is used to kill Israeli soldiers patrolling the Syrian border, FSA rebels have already started taking potshots at patrolling Israeli Soldiers in the past week, imagine what they can do now with the mother of all urban warfare Sniper rifles in their possession?. We know that the most of the weapons that the U.S is funneling to the FSA ends up in the...
  • 'Joe the Plumber' raffles AR-15 rifle

    02/21/2013 5:20:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    politico ^ | 2/21/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    The Ohio man known to America as “Joe the Plumber” is raffling off an AR-15 rifle to protest discussion of a ban on assault weapons. “Despite what national news commentators say, the AR 15 is NOT an ‘assault weapon’ or ‘weapon of mass destruction,’” he wrote at JoeForAmerica.com. “In honor of this magnificent rifle, JoeForAmerica.com is giving away a new AR 15 to the lucky man or woman who wins this drawing.” Joe the Plumber, whose real name is Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher, sprang onto the national stage during the 2008 campaign when President Barack Obama and then-GOP presidential candidate John...
  • The .46 Caliber Semi-Automatic Rifle That Changed the World

    02/12/2013 1:23:10 PM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    americanthinker. ^ | January 28, 2013 | Michael Geer
    "Behold the Girandoni rifle, a 20 round high capacity tubular magazine which fired at roughly the same velocity as a modern .45 ACP. It can punch straight through a 2x4 at 100 yards. Invented by Tyrollean Bartholomaus Girandoni around 1779, this revolutionary rifle is four feet long and weighs a manly 10 pounds. It's semi-automatic rate of fire and, for the period, its immense firepower reserve made it a fearsome thing to contemplate in battle." ...
  • .308 Winchester

    02/07/2013 4:00:51 PM PST · by M.K. Borders · 92 replies
    vanity | 7 Febuary 2013 | M.K.Borders
    Considering an upgrade into. 308 Winchester for some long shooting. Mostly predator hunting but also some competition. Lots of folks pointing me to the Remington 700 but I'm not getting real excited about that particular gun. Don't like that particular nylon stock and the action seems loose. Leaning toward Savage but would like some opinions.
  • Mossberg expanding MVP series with new Patrol rifles

    02/06/2013 7:10:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Mossberg is adding four new models of MVP—Mossberg Varmint Predator—rifles to their catalog for 2013. The new rifles make up the Patrol series, and are compact workhorse bolt guns chambered in 5.56 NATO and 300 AAC Blackout. Obviously marketed towards law enforcement and other civil servants that could use a good rifle, the MVP Patrol rifles will no doubt find homes with shooters of all types. The MVP is a Mossberg 4×4 that accepts AR-15 box magazines. Otherwise it’s a straightforward bolt-action rifle with eyes on simplicity and accuracy while still keeping costs down. The Patrol rifles differ from the...
  • Sandy Hook - it doesn't pass the smell test.

    01/24/2013 11:04:39 AM PST · by eastexsteve · 107 replies
    Though I have never thought of myself as a conspiracy nut, there are just some things about this incident that don’t pass the smell test for me. Perhaps there are some of you out there who can help me through some of this confusion. I speak as someone who owns many guns, including a couple AR-15 variants. (Well, maybe I’m a nut after all.) But, be that as it may, I think I have a few unanswered questions that haven’t been mentioned before on this topic. 1) A day after the shooting occurred, NBC News and the morning show in...
  • The Truth about Semi-Automatic Weapons

    12/20/2012 8:58:34 AM PST · by Jgerald · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/2004 | L. Pyle
    This is a great video showing the absurdity of the "assault weapons" ban. The current leftist talking point going around is, "Who needs an assault weapon." Many in the soccer mom crowd buy the talking point, because they have no understanding of how guns work. In this video, Officer Pyle of the San Jose Police Department explains how semi-automatic weapons really work, and that internally guns that "look evil" are identical to those which "look good." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysf8x477c30
  • Need help deciding on a Christmas gift (gun) for my son

    12/12/2012 5:38:05 PM PST · by RightFighter · 112 replies
    Vanity | 12/12/2012 | RightFighter
    I'm looking for a recommendation for a gun for my son for Christmas. Just to lay out the basics - he just turned 15 and is about 6'3" and weighs 235. Yes, he plays high school football. His mother and I have been divorced for many years, and she absolutely forbids him to have anything to do with guns in or near her home. His cousin recently received a .22 pistol, and my son's mom wouldn't let him hold it. I don't know whether she knows (but I assume she does) that he has shot my HK .40 USP along...
  • O Henry Fun Gun - A Sweet Lever Action 22

    12/07/2012 3:04:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    "Ahh, Christmas, that magical time of the year. Nothing beats the joy and pride a parent feels when they pick out that perfect gift and see their offspring open it up on Christmas morning. Their first bicycle, a well-oiled baseball mitt, a … Who the hell am I kidding? The latest edition of “Call of Duty” plus a live internet link for the X-box. Done. However, there’s one old-fashioned present that still rocks – their first rifle! A finely crafted, bolt-action single shot .22 rimfire will be a prized possession for years to come, or until they’re old enough to...
  • FBI Crime Stats: You are more likely to be killed by hands and feet than by a shotgun or rifle

    11/28/2012 6:48:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 27 October, 2012 | Mike Piccione
    The FBI has released their 2007-2011 “Murder Victims by Weapon” report. The results are contradictory to anti-gun industry claims that relaxing the ban on assault weapons will cause more crime. The report indicates you are more likely to be killed by hands or feet than by a rifle or shotgun. Since 2007 there has been a 16.2% decline in murders committed with personal weapons which are defined as “hands, fists, feet etc.” The number of murders of this type in 2011 totaled 728. While gun ownership has dramatically increased since 2007, murders for both the shotgun and rifle categories have...
  • Thanksgiving’s First Rifle: The Mayflower Wheel-lock Carbine

    11/22/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Kristin Alberts
    What’s even more American than turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie these days? An Italian gun, that’s what. The only known surviving firearm that crossed the wild Atlantic aboard the good ship Mayflower, settled with the pilgrims at Plymouth Colony and ultimately helped the first colonists not only survive, but prosper. Meet the Mayflower Gun. The GunAffectionately dubbed the Mayflower Gun and thought of as an American icon, the gun is actually an Italian-made wheel-lock carbine. This single-shot musket was originally chambered in .50 caliber rifle, though ages of heavy use have worn away the majority of the rifling. Given...
  • A Short History of Long Range Shooting in the United States

    11/15/2012 5:52:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    riflemansjournal.blogspot.com ^ | September, 2009 | Hap Rocketto
    Long range is, by definition, a relative term. When the earliest European settlers arrived on the east coast of what would become the United States of America they were armed with a collection of match, wheel lock, and snaphaunce actuated firearms that were, occasionally, more dangerous to the user than the intended victim. Among the immigrants were gentlemen adventurers on the prowl for quick riches, families looking to build a new life, and others who sought religious freedom; all who drilled with these firearms under the under the leadership of the likes of Captain John Smith, in the Virginias, and...
  • Vanity: Walmart Black Friday gun sale

    11/11/2012 12:11:00 PM PST · by Casie · 34 replies
    11/11/2012 | Casie
    Walmart posted their Black Friday sale and they included this Savage 12-Gauge.
  • Officer-involved shooting near Cantril (Iowa) leaves man dead

    10/17/2012 8:53:15 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 9 replies
    KTVO ^ | 10.17.12 | KTVO Newsdesk
    NEAR CANTRIL, IOWA -- UPDATE: On Wednesday evening, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) released more details about Tuesday morning's fatal shooting outside Cantril, Iowa. Investigators said Van Buren County Chief Deputy Brad Hudson and Deputy Jon Tharp responded to the multiple reports of a man with a gun walking along Highway 2. They said the man with a rifle was ordered multiple times to drop his firearm. The man then turned toward the duputies and raised the firearm toward the deputies. Due to the man's actions, Tharp fired one shot at the man, which resulted in his death....
  • K31 Swiss Rifle (Video 12:52)

    08/31/2012 7:53:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-23-2012 | hickok45
    Showing and shooting the classic Swiss K31 in 7.5X55mm. Hope you enjoy seeing this very interesting design that comes to us from a very interesting country when it comes to firearms history.
  • Northwest activists debate Oregon open carry incident

    08/28/2012 3:17:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Open Carry activists in Washington and Oregon are currently debating a five-minute video of a police encounter in Klamath Falls involving a man carrying what appears to be an automatic weapon down the street, and a very cool-headed cop. They’re talking about it on Open Carry.org in the Washington section, and on Police One, a law enforcement forum. The debate got so heated on DefensiveCarry.com that the moderators locked the thread. The chat is still open at SeattleGuns, and The High Road. This is the second high-profile officer-activist video encounter that has gone viral in recent memory, the other one...
  • American civilians buy as many AK47s as the Russian military and police

    08/20/2012 5:50:50 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2012 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    American civilians are buying as many AK47s from Russia's top armory as the Russian military and police. The surge in sales of Russian assault rifles and shotguns are fuelled by firearms enthusiasts who are paranoid about the weapons being banned in the United States. The semiautomatic weapons, fitted with high-capacity magazines, are manufactured at Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant, Russia's primary small arms factory. They are built alongside the fully-automatic military versions that are used by armies, militias and terrorists around the world. In the United States, they have become immensely popular. Among hunters, recreational shooters and survivalists, they are known for...
  • Prep School 101: Five .22 Rifles for the End of Times

    07/13/2012 4:37:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 87 replies
    guns.com ^ | 10 July, 2012 | David Higginbotham
    I was having lunch with some of my students last week and all they wanted to talk about was the coming apocalypse. Not the book of Revelations, exactly – and not exclusively zombies. They were more interested in the all-too-pervasive feeling that *the shit*, as they say, is going to hit the fan. Fecal matter in ventilation systems, sure, but what does that mean? Zombies, they know, are just a metaphor. We have no idea what’s coming. The Zombie is just a mirror of sorts – we make the boogey man look us because we know – even if we...
  • Is that a rifle in Grandpa's closet?

    07/07/2012 5:51:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    nrablog.com ^ | 6 July, 2012 | Lars Dalseide
    Fairfax, Virginia - After safely stored away in his grandfather's closet for years, the Springfield rifle above almost found it's way to the scrap heap. Luckily Carl was there to save the day. And lucky for us, he brought it in to the National Firearms Museum's for inspection. "A few of my family members were go through my grandfather's closet and found this stuck inside some plastic wrap," Carl began. "Their first reaction was to give it to the local police department for disposal — to which I exclaimed,'Hold on a minute there.'" That's when Museum Director Jim Supica grabbed...
  • U.S. Survival AR-7 Don’t Leave Civilization Without One

    06/28/2012 1:59:11 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 62 replies
    Henry rifles ^ | Today | Henryrepeating.com
    When disassembled, the pieces fit inside the impact-resistant, waterproof stock, which will float should it take a trip overboard. Assembly is as easy as attaching the receiver to the stock, inserting the barrel and screwing on the barrel nut. In just a few seconds, without the need for any tools, the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 is ready for action.
  • What are the top-10 deer rifles? Here's one man's picks(PA)

    06/04/2012 4:54:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    observer-reporter.com ^ | 3 June, 2012 | George Block
    Deer hunting has been a Pennsylvania tradition for many years, and each man and woman who goes afield has a favorite deer rifle. Hunting conditions and technology have affected choices, but there are those models and designs that stand head and shoulders over the others. I thought just for fun - and controversy - I would name what I think are the best deer rifles produced since 1900. I decided to concentrate on sporting designs and ignore rifles what were simply military designs used for deer hunting. A good example of those would be the 30-40 Krag. Before and after...
  • ATI Debuts STG-44 Rifle to Consumers at Raahauges

    06/03/2012 8:09:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 88 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 May, 2012 | ATI
    ROCHESTER, NY –-(Ammoland.com)- American Tactical Imports, a worldwide importer of firearms, is proud to introduce the GSG STG-44 to consumers at the Raahauges Shooting Sports Fair June 1-3 2012. The German Sport Guns .22LR STG-44 is the newest addition to the exciting line of GSG firearms. The demo was introduced at SHOT Show 2012, but now consumers will be able to see, handle and shoot the GSG STG-44 from ATI for the first time. The STG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44, literally “Storm Rifle”) was designed in 1944 in Nazi Germany and is considered by many historians to be the first modern...
  • M1 Garand: Our New Service Rifle (Original 1938 Review)

    05/18/2012 11:00:10 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 84 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | August 1938 | Maj. G.H. Drewry
    For more than thirty years the Ordnance Department endeavored to obtain a satisfactory semi-automatic or self-loading rifle to replace the bolt action Springfield. These efforts were not confined to the development within the Department. Invitations were extended periodically to gun designers in this country and abroad to submit weapons for test, and tests were made of those received which showed any promise of meeting the specifications prescribed. During this period of thirty odd years many rifles were received and tested. Mechanisms embodying every known principle of operation were represented in the many types submitted. After many tests of various calibers,...
  • More California Gun Control: Bill to Ban Open Carry of Rifles & Shotguns

    05/16/2012 3:44:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    guns.com ^ | 14 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    The California state assembly approved Anthony Portantino's bill that would make it illegal to openly carry unloaded shotguns and rifles on the streets. So, more gun control laws in California. Who here is surprised? Anyone? Anyone? An earlier bill spearheaded by Portantino banned the open carry of handguns. This new bill is just finishing what he started. There will be a few exceptions, of course: hunters and police will be able to carry weapons, and there will be select locations where the ban does not apply. For the most part, though, you won't be able to openly carry a gun...
  • California Assembly OKs measure to ban carrying unloaded rifles in public

    05/06/2012 7:28:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Jim Sanders
    Carrying unloaded rifles in public would be prohibited under hotly contested legislation that passed the Assembly on Thursday. Assembly Bill 1527 cleared the lower house, 44-28, with no Republican support. Proposed by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, the bill stems from the "open carry" movement in which gun-brandishing people protest against gun-control laws. The movement sparked headlines in 2009 for a rally outside an Arizona convention center where President Barack Obama was speaking. California cracked down on carrying unloaded handguns with a new law that took effect Jan. 1. Portantino's bill would expand that prohibition by targeting rifles. "Sooner...
  • Revolutionary endeavor: Bottineau’s Jonathan Bartlett teaches Project Appleseed(ND)

    01/31/2012 6:48:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    minotdailynews.com ^ | 30 January, 2012 | KIM FUNDINGSLAND
    BOTTINEAU It wouldn't be surprising if Jonathan Bartlett bleeds red, white and blue. The Bottineau resident has a deepening appreciation for this nation's founding fathers and early citizens and citizen soldiers. A few years ago, Bartlett was introduced to Project Appleseed, a combination heritage and marksmanship program conducted by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association. He was so captured by the experience that he continues to rise through the ranks of RWVA. "It was inspiring. It motivated me to be involved," said Bartlett. "Something really connected with the shooting aspect and the history of our founding. Our founders inspired our free...
  • The Guys from Knight Rifles Shoot the .950 JDJ, Extended Versio

    01/16/2012 12:23:49 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies · 1+ views
    YOUTUBE ^ | Jan 16,2012 | swampsniper
    The guys from Knight Rifles "Americas Muzzleloader" head out to the range with Dave Fricke of Millennium Manufacturing to shoot the largest center fire rifle ever made. Only 12 people have ever shot the .950 JDJ as a rifle. Produced by SSK Industries, only 3 were ever made this was the first and the lightest weighing in at 50 lbs.. 2400 grain bullet and 240 grains of powder.
  • **RIFLE VANITY** Long-Distance Shooting and Hunting

    12/17/2011 9:34:30 AM PST · by rabidralph · 252 replies · 1+ views
    12/17/2011 | Moi
    I am looking to buy a rifle that would serve two purposes: primarily a long-distance shooter and secondarily a larger game taker downer :-) I like to shoot beyond 600 yards and I want a rifle to suit that purpose. From info I've gathered, I should get a larger-calibered rifle, with at least a 24" barrel. I would like to keep the rifle below 10lbs because I also want to hunt with it some day. I am interested in hunting elk and moose, eventually. So I am thinking of a .308.
  • New Rifle Project

    12/06/2011 10:50:55 AM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 26 replies
    So earlier this year, I came across a great deal, two late '60's Winchester model 94 30-30's, one was in decent shape and had an octagon barrel (unfortunately not the collectable one) and the other a total rust bucket I was just going to use for a wall piece. Paid $50 each for them, great deal! I got thinking last night that I should just do something crazy with the rust bucket it since it will never be a valuable rifle so I stripped the old blue off and started working on the pitted rust and it came to me....
  • Riflery scholarship can have you armed for college

    11/28/2011 5:52:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 27 November, 2011 | Kevin Paul Dupont
    <p>College tuition is a big challenge for most of us, but guns can help pay the freight. So can badminton, martial arts, bowling, barrel racing, and other rodeo and equestrian sports. Scholarship money for all of those college sports is available in a vast number of places, including the schools themselves. Visit collegescholarships.org for a flight of fancy and finance.</p>
  • Rifle: No. 3 WVU Defeats No. 12 Nebraska

    10/17/2011 6:44:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    msnsportsnet.com ^ | 16 October, 2011 | Ashleigh Pollart
    MORGANTOWN, W.VA. - The No.3-ranked West Virginia rifle team defeated No. 12 Nebraska, 4667-4610, today at the NU Rifle Range, in Lincoln, Neb. The Mountaineers (2-0, 1-0 GARC) topped the Huskers (0-2, 0-1 GARC) in both guns, winning air rifle, 2354-2325, and smallbore, 2313-2285. Petra Zublasing Seniors Justin Pentz and Michael Kulbacki, junior Petra Zublasing, redshirt-freshman Thomas Kyanko and freshman Taylor Ciotola combined for the team’s scores. “Petra was the highlight, but there were a lot of good performances in there,” says coach Jon Hammond. “Overall it was a good, steady start to the season. Hopefully we will shoot higher...
  • Ohio Division of Wildlife considers opening deer hunting to certain center-fire rifles

    10/13/2011 5:23:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 12 October, 2011 | cbaus
    Outdoor writer Jeffrey L. Frischkorn recently publicized discussions at the Ohio Division of Wildlife to open deer hunting to firearms other than certain handguns, shotguns and muzzle-loading rifles. From the article: As for the future of deer management in Ohio, that is a subject under review, said [Mike Tonkovich, the Ohio Division of Wildlife's deer management administrator]. The biologist is in the process of sending out a random survey of all licensed Ohio hunters. One of the questions being asked is whether hunters would support an antlerless-only muzzle-loading season in October. Also being explored is whether to liberalize the regulations...