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  • Henry .44-40 rifle. Remarkable design in its time.

    12/23/2017 3:25:37 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 56 replies
    The eyes of soldiers, notables and frontiersmen, posing with their sleek, efficient Henry repeating rifles in century-and-a-half-old photographs, typically reflect pride and confidence, and imply that the rifle’s users know they’re holding something special. Such feelings are understandable. The 16-shot Henry lever-action set the owner above the norm. It was truly one of the mechanical wonders of its era. During a time when most military and sporting arms were single-shots or cumbersome percussion repeaters, a gun that effortlessly spat out a rapid stream of bullets with only one charging of handy, self-contained cartridges was something to be admired and coveted....
  • The Rifles That Made America

    11/29/2017 7:39:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 28 Nov, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    Ever since the 13 colonies gathered enough gumption to form a union, U.S. soldiers have carried an evolving range of weapons, from flintlocks pistols to lever actions to assault rifles. The American soldier has fought many battles through the generations. The first line of defense has always been the rifle. The earliest European settlers brought matchlock muskets to American shores, but by the 18th century these had been replaced with flintlocks, which used flint to ignite gunpowder. These flintlocks armed the minutemen and the new Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. At the outbreak of the war, the Continental Army...
  • Cuban Girls Forced to Thank “Every Girl’s Boyfriend” Fidel

    11/28/2017 5:04:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And you think there is sexual harassment in the United States, in the United States Congress and Hollywood, wait ’til you hear what they’re doing in Cuba. And of course Fauxcahontas. Can you believe this? I happen to love this. I am cracking up watching this. It is quintessential Trump. The only thing wrong with it is that it’s allowing the media to cover it and not stay focused on Al Franken and John Conyers and all the others, but still there’s a reason for it. It’s classic Trump. It’s quintessential Trump. The media still hasn’t figured it out...
  • Semi-Auto Rifles: Common for 100 Years: Mass Shooters, Not

    11/17/2017 4:32:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Opponents of an armed population often claim that semi-automatic rifles are a new phenomena in the United States. That is false. One of the first successful semi-automatic or self loading rifles was the Remington Model 8 above. It was patented in 1900 by John Moses Browning.Commercial production started in 1906. It was a successful design, used in the hunting fields, in law enforcement, and had limited usage in the U.S. military. The model 8 was modified a bit in 1936 and become the model 81, which was produced until 1950. You can see that some of the design features...
  • Texas Officials Credit Armed Citizen with Stopping Church Massacre

    11/06/2017 4:29:07 PM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | AWR Hawins
    During a November 6 press conference, officials credited an armed citizen with stopping the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The citizen who stopped the Texas church attack is described as a man who grabbed his AR-15 before he grabbed his shoes. (My emphasis) Witness Johnnie Langendorff said the good guy with the gun–identified as Stephen Willeford–ran out of his house without any shoes, holding his rifle determined to end the attack on the church.
  • For those who know, preferably by experience

    10/28/2017 4:52:46 AM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 16 replies
    My standard-issue brain | October 28, 2017 | ExGeeEye
    If you have an AR-type rifle with a standard flash suppressor on it, and you store it outside of a case as in a rack, and place a plastic dust cover over the flash suppressor, what happens if, in an emergent situation, you grab it, stick a mag in it, rack it and go "hunting", and (God forbid!) fire it, forgetting to remove the dust cap? Anything bad?
  • Paddock bought a high-powered rifle that has not been found.

    10/05/2017 11:37:15 AM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Octobner 6, 2017 | Martin Gould
    Mass killer Stephen Paddock bought a high-powered hunting rifle just hours before he arrived in Las Vegas on his mission of death, DailyMail.com can reveal. But bizarrely the rifle wasn’t one of the 23 weapon haul found by police in his sniper’s nest hotel suite.
  • NBC News Explains the Difference Between a Pistol and a Rifle

    06/14/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 14, 2017
    NBC has a firearms "expert" on explaining "difference" in rate of fire in semi-auto pistols and semi-auto rifles. NBC News special reportAnd now you know ...
  • Ruger Mini-14 Opinions

    06/13/2017 8:35:33 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 113 replies
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    My son is finishing up his two week National Guard training and I'm going to get him an AR15 as a token of my appreciation for his service. While shopping at the local gun shop, (I'll wait until he is back before purchasing) I noticed a couple of Ruger Mini-14's. Ranch style and tactical. I was drawn to the ranch style version. Something about the hardwood stock. Really liked the feel and the size of the rifle. 5/20/30 round mags are available. We currently have no .223/5.556mm in our collection and gun shop will give a generous discount on a...
  • The Mosin-Nagant Rifle

    05/31/2017 5:42:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 53 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/31/2017 | E Nestor
    Is more than meets the eye as this long range shooting shows – the old war horse of Russia The M91/30 Mosin-Nagant with 7N1 ammo is a formidable long range rifle system. This segment highlights a demonstration of just how effective an unmodified military rifle can be in experienced hands. This rifle is in 100% original military configuration and had NOT been equipped with any optical sights, yet it slams steel at 944 yards as easy as anything else on the shelf. Many assume these rifle like this (purchased for under $100) must need modification to shoot well… but what...
  • .223 Used to Rescue Relatives Next Door, two Invaders Shot, 1 Killed

    05/14/2017 4:19:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 May, 2017, a Houston family underwent a home invasion nightmare. Sometime in the early morning hours, twin 19 year old brothers woke to their parents screaming while being beat and held hostage by four armed home invaders. The stories do not say exactly what the four invaders were armed with. At least one had a pistol, because the father and the twins were "pistol whipped". The mother and 10 year old sister were held hostage.  The robbers demanded jewelry and money. From khou.com: HOUSTON – A man came to the rescue when his relatives next door were...
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program May Receive 86,000 Repatriated M1 Garands From The Philippines

    04/12/2017 2:07:34 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 96 replies
    American Military News ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff Writer 4
    The Civilian Marksmanship Program may receive 86,000 repatriated M1 Garand rifles from the Philippine government. According to an M1 Garand collectors group, a large group of loaned rifles are being processed by the U.S. Army to be shipped back to the United States. ...
  • Rifle Used to Shoot World Record Whitetail: Knight Disc Extreme?

    02/12/2017 4:20:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been many stories written about the likely new world record non-typical whitetail taken by Stephen Tucker in Tennessee.  It has been written about in The Tennessean, The New York Times, North American Whitetail, CNN, Fox News and Field and Stream.  Field and Stream is the only place I found a photograph of Stephen with his rifle.  The rifle part of the picture was rotated and cropped.  You see it above. None of the articles I have read identify the rifle. Shooters are naturally curious about what hardware was used to take a world record trophy. I believe...
  • 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.
  • Could Donald Trump’s Bodyguard Have Fake Arms For This Reason?

    01/26/2017 4:38:48 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 70 replies
    After yesterday’s presidential inauguration, many members of the military and law enforcement community noticed something very unusual about one of Trump’s bodyguards. The secret service agent, who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Hitman Agent 47, seemed to have very stiff arms that were in an unusual resting position. donald trump bodyguard fake arms Upon further review of video and images, they noticed his hands stayed in that exact same position for hours. The conclusion they reached, was that he did indeed have tactical fake arms. Take a look at the video and you can even see how they...
  • Teen live streams himself firing into neighbor's house

    11/18/2016 2:45:05 PM PST · by Carl Vehse · 17 replies
    FOX5 News ^ | November 18, 2016 | FOX5 News
    Police have arrested an Ohio teen who they say broadcast himself shooting a rifle into his neighbor's home on Facebook Live because he was bored. Police say he live-streamed a series of disturbing, profanity-laced videos, in which he's seen playing with guns and laughing.
  • This 950-Caliber Rifle Kicks Like A Beast

    10/30/2016 11:19:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | October 28, 2016 | James Clark
    Depending on what you’re shooting, there’s always a little bit of recoil, sometimes it’s hardly noticeable, like the AR-15 — unless you’re a journalist with the New York Post. On the other hand, a rifle like .950 JDJ, has a kick that leaves a lasting impression and probably a bruise the size of a dinner plate.
  • Magpul Expands into traditional Rifle stock Remington 700

    08/01/2016 10:41:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/1/2016 | Richard Sharrer
    Magpul Industries has long been known for manufacturing superior rifle (and now pistol) magazines, as well as improved stocks for ARs. The company is now expanding into more traditional rifle stocks and is taking them to new levels. I was recently sent a Magpul “Hunter” stock for the Remington 700 series rifles to test. Now, admittedly, I’m not much of a hunter. I choose to spend my shooting time a bit more tactically, but with that said, I really do like this stock. The version I received was in basic black, but other available colors include flat dark earth, stealth...
  • Nevada State Field Target Match

    08/01/2016 9:29:14 AM PDT · by Axenolith · 9 replies
    N.A.G. ^ | July 28 | AirSmithCA
    2016 Nevada State Airgun Field Target - Grand Prix Match Report
  • Dallas Sniper Rifle Controversy: Who Knows the Rifle?

    07/11/2016 10:34:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 93 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There is considerable controversy and confusion about the firearms used in the Dallas sniper attack against police officers.  Early in the aftermath, numerous disarmist pundits proclaimed that it was an AR15 rifle, without any substantive verification of any kind.  One of them was the “gun guy” on the Huffington Post.  Another was Dallas Mayor (D) Mike Rawlings.  From newswest9.com: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the suspect in the sniper slayings of five officers used an AR-15 rifle. Rawlings said that’s the type of weapon 25-year-old Micah Johnson used in the attack Thursday night in downtown Dallas. A similar assault...