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  • Every Marine is a Carbineman: USMC may switch to M4

    07/28/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Max Slowik
    Marine Corps leaders have made the long-awaited proposal to adopt the M4 carbine as the standard Marine infantry rifle. The recommendation wouldn’t completely phase out the currently-standard M16, but it would push the archetypal rifle into a support role. This follows in the Army’s footsteps, which began the transition to M4s more than 20 years ago. The M4 is in use with the Marines for select roles and is issued to officers as well.
  • Alabama Rabid Bobcat Attack: Rifle makes a Dangerous Club

    07/21/2015 12:48:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Sardis, Alabama woman, Michelle Russel, was attacked by a rabid bobcat in her front yard on 13 July, 2015.  Her friend, Register, had a .22 rifle in the house, but the cartridges were in a tool shop.  From greenvilleadvocate.com: “I kept yelling, ‘There’s a bobcat out here.’ He immediately got his gun and ran to his tool shop to get bullets,” she said.   Register got the rifle loaded, but not before the cat attacked Michelle: “The cat just full-force jumped in the air and bit my arm. If I had been facing him, he would’ve probably got...
  • Syrian Civil War - German World War 2 Era STG 44 Rifle Used By Syrian Rebels In Firefight (Video)

    07/06/2015 6:18:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 16, 2015 | WarLeaks
    Video footage resurfaced showing Syrian rebels using the German Made STG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44) or also called MP 44 in fighting and firefights on the battlefield in Syria. Syrian rebels already claimed to have captured about 5000 of this automatic rifles from the Syrian army in 2012 but other footage now shows them using it in action during fighting with the Syrian army.
  • My Homemade 40W LASER SHOTGUN!!!!!

    06/07/2015 11:56:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/7/2015 | styropyro
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  • The Mosin-Nagant Never Stopped Fighting

    04/10/2015 6:35:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 9, 2015 | Paul Fitch
    If there’s any weapon that deserves the most credit for beating back Nazi Germany, it might be the legendary bolt-action Mosin-Nagant rifle. The Soviet Union made them in absolutely huge numbers — and they’re still available and rather cheap compared to their contemporaries. What’s more extraordinary is that the basic design is more than a century old. Even now, rebels carry Mosin-Nagants alongside more modern weapons as in conflicts from Ukraine to the Middle East.
  • 52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment 'at risk'

    03/10/2015 6:29:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/10/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A majority in both the Senate and House — 52 senators, 238 House members — have joined to oppose the Obama administration's move to ban a popular type of ammo used in the top-selling AR-15 rifle and pistol because it pierces police body armor. A week after the House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter of opposition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley echoed that in his own letter signed by 51 others.In their letter, the senators said that the 5.56 M855 "green tip"...
  • LA: Rare Rifle Robbery

    03/07/2015 4:16:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I occasionally see where rifles are used in crime.  It is rare enough that it is noteworthy.  The reasons are simple and easily understood.  Rifles are much harder to conceal, and criminals do not like to draw attention to themselves.  To rob someone, criminals want compliance; to get compliance, they need to be close.  If you are close, it is much easier to disarm someone who has a rifle than it is someone who is armed with a handgun. I was taught in the Army; a rifle gives you more to grab on to, and more leverage to twist...
  • Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

    02/26/2015 3:53:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | NRA-ILA
    Oppose BATFE's Expansion of the Federal "Armor Piercing" Ammo Ban and Tell Congress to Act President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing. BATFE is now proposing to ban a whole class of common...
  • Where is the NRA?

    02/10/2015 2:24:01 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 3, 2015 | Conservative Review Staff
    Gun Owners of America sent out an alert warning Republicans of the pending nomination of anti-gun crusader Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for Attorney General. That begs the question: Where is the National Rifle Association (NRA)? Lynch is no friend of the Second Amendment yet the NRA appears to be giving members of the Senate a pass on the nomination. After you read the GOA alert, you can only ask "why?" Let's start with Operation Choke Point, the Justice Department program intended to destroy the firearms industry by cutting off credit and credit card processing to gun manufacturers and dealers....
  • The Kingston Armory .22 LR Garand is a Small Caliber Replica of the Original

    01/27/2015 9:05:28 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 35 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | Rob Reed
    The rifle is built to replicate the original in look, feel, and heft. The heart of the design is a .22 caliber receiver based on the design of the Ruger 10/22, but made of steel, not aluminum. The receiver is housed in a stock and hand guards made from real American Walnut.
  • Archaeologists find 1882 rifle leaning against Nevada desert tree

    01/16/2015 6:46:32 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/2015 | Dan Whitcomb
    Archaeologists conducting a survey in Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada have stumbled upon a 132-year-old Winchester rifle propped against a tree, possibly having been left there more than a century ago. The rifle, which records show was manufactured and shipped by the gun maker in 1882, had been leaning against the Juniper tree for so long that the wood of its stock was cracked and deteriorated from the desert sun, its barrel rusted. "It really is a mystery," said Nichole Andler, a public information officer for Great Basin National Park. "We know it has been out there awhile...
  • Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park

    01/15/2015 12:27:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 1-15-2015 | Fox News
    The story of how it got there may never be known, but a rusting 132-year-old Winchester rifle -- known in U.S. lore as "the gun that won the West" -- was recently found resting against a juniper tree in a Nevada national park. The gun, its stock split, gray and faded like driftwood, and its steel barrel rusted brown, blended in perfectly against the tree in a remote part of the Great Basin National Park until a National Parks Service employee spotted it. “The rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, was found leaning against...
  • The mystery of the 132-year-old Winchester rifle found propped against a national park tree

    01/15/2015 6:23:25 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 68 replies
    Post ^ | 1/14/15 | Elahe Izadi
    Archaeologists conducting surveys in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park came upon a gun frozen in time: a .44-40 Winchester rifle manufactured in 1882. It was propped up against a juniper tree.
  • Mystery 132-year-old rifle found in national park

    01/15/2015 7:57:16 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 29 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, Nev., -- Officials at Nevada's Great Basin National Park said they are trying to determine the origins of a 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree. Park officials said the rifle, identified by an engraving on its side as a Model 1873 Winchester manufactured in 1882, was found blending in with the colors of a juniper tree in the park and seems to have been there for "many years." The officials wrote on the park's Facebook page the rifle was "exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain" and features "a cracked wood stock, weathered to grey"...
  • 132 Year-old Winchester rifle found against a tree at Great Basin National Park

    01/14/2015 6:40:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 134 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Archaeologists traversing the Great Basin National Park in Nevada came across an interesting find: a 132-year-old Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle. The Facebook page for Great Basin National Park said in a post last week that researchers found the rifle, known as “the gun that won the West,” leaning up against a tree. “The 132 year-old rifle, exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain was found leaning against a tree in the park. The cracked wood stock, weathered to grey, and the brown rusted barrel blended into the colors of the old juniper tree in a remote rocky outcrop, keeping...
  • India’s Anti-Terror Troops Despise Their Assault Rifle

    01/14/2015 9:53:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 13, 2015 | Robert Beckhusen
    In 1999, the Indian Army fought a three-month-long undeclared war with Pakistan. It was also the combat debut of India’s new Insas battle rifle. The Insas is a very bad rifle. During the conflict—waged over the disputed and mountainous Kargil district in the province of Kashmir—the Indian troops’ rifles jammed up, and their cheap, 20-round plastic magazines cracked in the cold weather.
  • Gun Trouble (M-4, M-16)

    12/30/2014 5:44:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 28, 2014 | Robert H. Scales
    The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed. Military lives depend on these cheap composites of metal and plastic. So why can't the richest country in the world give its soldiers better ones? One afternoon just a month and a half after the Battle of Gettysburg, Christopher Spencer, the creator of a seven-shot repeating rifle, walked Abraham Lincoln out to a grassy field near where the Washington Monument now stands in order to demonstrate the amazing potential of his new gun. Lincoln had heard about the mystical powers of repeating rifles at...
  • German Soldiers Don’t Trust Their Battle Rifle (G36)

    12/11/2014 11:19:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 10, 2014 | Till Rimmele
    Everyone has heard of the formidable German assault rifle, the G36—the successor to the reliable G3. Both are Heckler & Koch products. You can find the G3 all around the world, as the rifle is in the top five for small arms sales. The G36 is different. It’s actually quite rare outside of Europe. And for good reason. It’s got a bad reputation.
  • Carl Gustaf 1915 Mauser

    11/22/2014 8:16:38 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 26 replies
    Self | November 23, 2014 | Self
    I have a Carl Gustaf 1915 Mauser. I rifle has threading at the end of the barrel for a blank attachment. I also have what looks like a yellow hard plastic clyinder that fits exactly over all the threading. Was this originally part of the rifle and does it ad value to it.
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of America’s Last Battle Rifle (M-14)

    11/14/2014 6:18:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 13, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    Critics said the M-14 was what happened when the U.S. government took many years and spent millions of dollars designing a rifle that was really just a glorified M-1 Garand from World War II. The M-14 was the U.S. military’s last battle rifle. It appeared in 1959—the contemporary of the Pentagon’s first jet fighters and ICBMs. With its heavy steel parts and walnut stock, the M-14 looked positively archaic. It was hardly a Space Age weapon. And it only endured as America’s battle rifle until 1970, when the M-16 completely superseded it—the shortest service record of any U.S. military rifle...
  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies
    Do any Freepers know anything about the Battle Rifle Company? I saw one of their rifles in the latest issue of America's 1st Freedom.
  • Lack of spare parts triggers the end for old reliable Lee-Enfield rifle

    10/19/2014 7:55:46 AM PDT · by fso301 · 57 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/18/2014 | Joseph Hall
    The foe now has four legs. But a century on, the rugged reliability and brute firepower that made the Lee-Enfield rifle the standard-issue weapon for entrenched Canadian troops during the latter half of the First World War makes it an ideal choice still for a modern group of this country’s soldiers. The Canadian Rangers — a component of the armed forces reserves — conduct sovereignty patrols and assist search and rescue missions in the Far North and in remote coastal regions across the country.
  • The FN FAL Was Almost America’s Battle Rifle

    10/06/2014 7:36:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 5, 2014 | Paul Huard
    It could have the United States’ main battle rifle. Instead, it became “the right arm of the free world.” Name a war, revolution, or revolt during the Cold War that involved the British Commonwealth, Western European nations or their allies and you found the Fabrique Nationale FAL in the hands of the soldiers fighting the battles. No wonder the FAL earned its nickname and became a symbol of the struggle against Communism. Starting immediately after World War II, FN produced two million copies of the Fusil Automatique Léger—or Light Automatic Rifle. More than 90 nations adopted the weapon. At one...
  • Gun rights advocate demonstrates outside Metro school

    09/19/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT · by kwikrnu · 11 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 news ^ | 9-19-2014 | jennifer johnson
    Leonard Embody is no stranger to police. MORE Click to read more headlines from Davidson County.More >> He's been arrested or detained numerous times for walking around town with guns. His charges were all eventually dismissed, which may explain why he wasn't arrested on Wednesday as he paraded up and down the sidewalk in front of Hillsboro High School. Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.
  • Islaminc State Posts Picture Of Baby In ISIS Onesie, Another Baby With Rifle

    09/05/2014 3:49:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 5,2014 | Mary Chastain
    The Islamic State (IS) terror group, also referred to as ISIS, posted more disturbing pictures of babies surrounded by weapons and ISIS paraphernalia. One, no more than two months old, is wearing an ISIS onesie, and another, at least twelve months old, has a Kalashnikov rifle on his lap.
  • 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