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  • VANITY: New Mossberg Maverick 88. Scabbard or Case?

    11/18/2016 8:46:58 AM PST · by InsidiousMongo · 20 replies
    Self
    I just bought a Mossberg Maverick 88. I have a heat shield from a Mossberg 500 coming as well as a side saddle. I would like to purchase a scabbard but have no clue which one to choose and if scabbards can support a long gun with a 6-shell side saddle. Anyone have any suggestions?
  • Bonhomie For La Bohemienne

    11/06/2016 8:54:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/6/2016 | Mike Nesbitt
    Pedersoli's new side-by-side is a modern shotgun with a classical twist, and it will be right at home for you at the range or afield. Dedicated scattergunners have probably realized by now that, although I've shot their preferred choice of gun for many years, I've never considered myself a shotgunner. It's not that I have anything against them; it’s just that for me, shotguns have always taken a backseat to rifles and rifle shooting, especially when it comes to using black powder. But after seeing, handling and shooting a fine Pedersoli 12-gauge double with twin outside hammers, I think my...
  • Survival hack: Cut Shotgun Shells

    11/04/2016 6:48:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/4/2016 | J Hines
    What if youre in an emergency situation? And you're out of shotgun slugs the only shells available are cheap birdshot shells. Heres a quick survival hack that allows you to turn that bird shot shell into a slug capable of taking down bigger game. The hack is quite simple all you need to do is use a pocket knife and cut around the wadding area, but dont cut all the way through. What happens is when the shell is fired, the full frontal portion of the shotgun shell hull, shot and the wad becomes a fearsome projectile. How many out...
  • Hunting on a Budget

    11/03/2016 9:59:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/3/2016 | C Cocoles
    You need a gun that can meet all your hunting needs? A pump shotgun may be what you are looking for. If you're on a budget, or you are the kind of hunter who likes to keep it simple with survival in mind, consider getting one gun that will cover all your small and big game hunting needs. The video from Backwoodsman is definitely food for thought when you want to get one gun that will serve you well in marsh, forest and field. A pump shotgun, like the Mossberg 500, is a great American-made choice. With a wide variety...
  • Is there really a 1911...shotgun pistol?

    11/02/2016 6:12:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/2/2016 | J Hines
    Sources from somewhere in Thailand tells us that this is considered a "Pradit" gun and it is a favorite among the poor gangbangers. This 1911 shotgun pistol is cheap to make and packs a huge wallop in a single shot. If you're looking for a practical shotgun, stick with your standard types from Remington or Benellis. Is this a practical piece of firearm? Nah, would some people want one? absolutely! See the video here.
  • Gotta get your hands on this Saiga-12 Shotgun

    10/13/2016 10:54:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/13/2016 | J Hines
    This Saiga-12 is nothing like you have ever seen before In the world of competitive shooting (3 gun competition), the Russian Saiga 12 shotgun has made a name for itself. Engineered and designed with the AK-47 function in mind, this 12-gauge semi automatic shotgun gets the job done. Watch Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical gets a chance to shoot this sweet highly modified Saiga-12 shotgun. This particular shotgun belongs to Andrey Kirisenko, considered one of the fastest shotgun shooters in the world. This shotgun is the master blaster in the 12-gauge shotgun world. See the action here.
  • CZ-USA Built for the Task

    10/10/2016 7:50:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/10/2016 | Larry Case
    Pull!, A bright orange disc flies out of the trap house at a pace only slightly slower than the speed of light. You were hoping for a lob, a gimme, or a straightaway that you could transform into orange powder and boost your confidence a little, but you don’t get any of those. This nightmare scenario is played out time and again on trap shooting ranges all over the country, and sometimes we reluctantly find ourselves in the starring role. You have to get a good shotgun, one that is built for the task; a shotgun designed to make it...
  • Simple Hack to lessen recoil and improve shotgun accuracy

    10/07/2016 9:31:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/7/2016 | J Hines
    If you own an old single-shot, break-action 12 gauges then you know they arent very accurate and the recoil is enough to leave you sore black and bruised. There are ways improve this shotgun to make it better and actually make it more enjoyable to shoot with. There is a section of the gun called the forcing cone. This area is in the barrel of the gun, just in front of the chamber. The forcing cone is slightly taper down to the rest of the bore and is normally less than an inch in length. Its job is to force...
  • Hunting Prep

    09/19/2016 9:36:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2016 | L Case
    Gettin Ready for Shotgun Season Like many of you, I am much better at just doing stuff than getting ready for it. I guess it’s all about being prepared, and I was never the sharpest Boy Scout in the troop, or something like that. But some things are too important to not prepare for. Depending on what and where you hunt with your scattergun, your season is either coming up fast, or is already here. September is often the last call for getting shotguns and other paraphernalia ready, so let’s talk about what you need to do to get out...
  • The Shredder Worlds Scariest Ammo

    09/02/2016 5:59:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 56 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/2/2016 | J Hines
    The guys from Taofledermaus took 12 large, extremely sharp X-Acto blades and loaded them into hi-brass 12gauge shotgun shells. They were hoping to see if the razors would stay intact. These are highly sharpen razor blades wrapped with industrial thread, the whole load is encased inside the 12 gauge shotgun shell. The threads were meant to hold them in place while in flight, but in this test it didnt work out. Electrical tape was also used, but with the same result. Various targets were used for testing such as watermelon, the head of a manequin and three large cucumbers. See...
  • How to make a sawed off Shotgun

    09/01/2016 5:23:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/1/2016 | J Males
    The shotgun has long been a standard in home defense for obvious reasons. The ability to modify this weapon into a shorter more versatile style has sparked the interest of a large number of shotgun owners. This guy seems to know his stuff when it comes to creating a sawed off shotgun. Having a versatile gun like this is important when seeking to be able to protect your family and home from intruders or other external threats. Watch the video here to see how to make a sawed off shotgun. A few simple steps and you are ready to hit...
  • The Triple Double Shotgun

    07/22/2016 10:45:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/22/2016 | C Bailey
    You read right, this beast of a shotgun has 6 barrels and holds 48 rounds at a time. The ultimate zombie apocalypse weapon. Triple double is usually a term thrown around in basketball. Not so much in shotgun lingo. Double barrel shotguns are awesome. But you know what they are not as awesome as? A triple double shotgun. The guys from Demolition Ranch brings us one of the coolest and craziest guns you will ever see. Sure it is super heavy and quite uncomfortable and to be honest, not practical whats so ever. But that doesnt matter because it is...
  • C'zing the Chance - Shotgun World-Record Holder Dave Miller & CZ-USA 612 Magnum

    07/11/2016 8:01:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/11/2016 | Larry Case
    I had been discussing this for a while with Dave Miller, the shotgun product manager at CZ-USA, a firearm manufacturer headquartered next door to Missouri in Kansas City, Kan. CZ-USA is the US-based subsidiary of the Czech Republic company that makes a long list of firearms, including rifles, pistols, submachine guns and some very fine shotguns. Many of their scatterguns are made in Turkey, which, if you didn't know, has a long history of making firearms. CZ-USA also owns Dan Wesson Firearms, which has produced excellent revolvers and pistols for years, including some very nice 1911s. I have talked to...
  • Don't shoot at snakes while in the water with a .410 Load

    05/12/2016 8:40:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/12/2016 | E Nestor
    Here's a story from one of the angler's on his experience shooting water moccasins with the .410 load. While out fishing with his brother-in-law, snakes were everywhere swimming right up to within a few feet of us to check us out, heads above the water the entire time and not even remotely afraid. Given that I live about 100 yards from the pond, and I'm not a fan of water moccasins (which I'm pretty sure is what these were, because most harmless water snakes swim with their heads down and shy away from disturbances), I ran back to the house...
  • Do you Remember Shooting Daddy's Shotgun the First Time?

    04/20/2016 6:19:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/20/2016 | C Raleigh
    Those of us who have shouldered a shotgun a few thousand times in our lives can recall that first time we touched off a 12 gauge, or any gauge for that matter. It reminds us that we didnt always have the bulk or the muscle memory to handle one. Did it stop any of us from wanting another try, one of our own, or a trip to deer camp with dad? Maybe, its the macho side or just trying to impress Dad. Cheer for a young fella who just got his shoulder popped and in a minute when it quits...
  • Beretta is opening new gun factory in Tennessee

    04/12/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    Gun maker Beretta USA is opening a new factory on Friday, the culmination of generous land and tax offers in Tennessee and restrictive gun laws at its old Maryland location. Beretta USA is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently built facility in Gallatin, Tennessee, on April 15, having moved all manufacturing from Maryland. The new factory is 160,000 square feet, compared to 115,000 square feet if left behind, said Gabriele de Plano, vice president of defense marketing and operations for Beretta USA. "We've got plenty of space to expand as well," he said.
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • The World's Largest Improvised Shotgun Shell

    01/26/2016 11:25:05 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/26/2016 | J Hines
    This has gotta be the world's largest shotshellThanks to TAOFLEDERMAUS, you can see this improvised giant shotshell hurl inflatable balls high into the air. This video displays an impressive super shotshell. All of the regular shotgun shell components are there that are usually needed, though significantly larger. The bucket is the shell, Tannerite is the propellant, and then the wadding and the projectiles are inflatable balls, in this case. With a mighty explosion triggered by an accurate shot with an SKS rifle, the balls sail high into the sky. See it here.
  • Cracking a Safe with a Shotgun

    01/22/2016 12:24:22 PM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/22/2016 | E Nestor
    Can a Safe hold up against a Shotgun?Taofledermaus has just the improvised shotgun shell to try on this tough target. This test of wax slugs is against an old safe. Can an old safe be penetrated by these wax slugs? Well, a full can of beer is what is being protected inside of this safe. Watch as a shotgun loaded with wax slugs tries to strong arm it. At first try the rounds went through but missed the beer can inside the gun safe. Second try the rounds went through the safe and destroyed the beer can. The damage is...
  • Stoeger Coach - a Survivalist Shotgun

    01/08/2016 6:06:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/8/2016 | M Pandemic
    At the time of 1923, Stoeger has been associated with fine firearms for the hunter, sportsman, and defensive shooter. Firearm diversity includes a variety of calibers and gauges: double barrel over-and-unders, side-by-sides, semi-autos, and pump-actions, as well as auto-loading defense and sporting pistols. Stoeger actually began in 1923 in New York City (cough - back when NYC had common sense gun laws that promoted business) and grew until the 1990s, when Sako purchased the company. In 2000, Sako was in turn acquired by Beretta Holding, and Stoeger was placed under the current ownership of Benelli USA. I first noticed Stoeger...
  • What's up Doc? Carrot in a Shotgun

    12/28/2015 10:30:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/28/2015 | C Cocoles
    In the Bugs Bunny cartoon that shows Elmer Fud shooting at the wabbit with a barrel stuff full of carrots. Ever wonder what actually happens to the shotgun barrel or the wabbit, if it was real. Anyone try this for real? The setup: shotgun, carrot, string and a turkey to simulate the wabbit. Depending on which loads you use for the shotgun, in this take they were using No. 4 Shot high brass (big bb's). Here's what happens to the barrel. Yeh, you would need to replace the barrel. And here's what happens to the turkey (wabbit) Not good for...
  • Gun Advice(vanity)

    12/07/2015 8:10:57 AM PST · by Truth29 · 30 replies
    None ^ | 12/7/15 | Truth29
    I am thinking of buying a Russian Molot Vepr 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun as an antidote to Obama's rhetoric. Anyone have any experience with them?
  • Ted Cruz and ‘Shotgun Gate’ (with pictures of other politicians)

    11/06/2015 8:14:00 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Gunmart ^ | November 5, 2015 | Eric at the Gunmart Blog
    OMG! Ted Cruz is anti-gun or something! Its so beyond laughable. FYI, Gizmodo, thats how the hunter safety course TELLS YOU TO CARRY A BREAK ACTION!But lets point out how they never got their panties in a bunch over past politicians shall we… Sure do hope its unloaded…Again, sure do hope its unloaded…You NEVER point the gun at the ground when you are hunting with dogs…And a second before: Sure hope its unloaded…Also, the classic finger on the trigger not looking where the gun is pointed…Liberals probably dont have a problem with this because its not an evil firearm…
  • SHTF Drop your AK and Pick up a Shotgun

    10/27/2015 9:17:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 99 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 10/27/2015 | M Miller
    The AK family of weapons is reliable and rugged. It was designed to be operated by illiterate teenage conscripts with little to no training. It was never intended to protect a family after a natural disaster and is ill suited to that purpose. If the answer comes down to supportability and simplicity, you need a shotgun. Everybody has their own ideas about guns, that is part of their charm. There are near-infinite combinations of precision, wounding potential, and magazine capacity. There is much opinion on this. I will give you mine. You are welcome to violently disagree; it is your...
  • APNewsBreak: Top Biden aide lays out potential 2016 platform (restoring middle-class opportunity)

    10/16/2015 12:53:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 10/16/15 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden would run an optimistic and unscripted "campaign from the heart" based on restoring middle-class opportunity, one of his top political advisers said Thursday, laying out for the first time the argument Biden would make if he runs for president. Former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, one of Biden's closest political advisers, said Biden would soon make a decision about whether to enter the race. In an email obtained by The Associated Press, Kaufman asked former staffers to stay in close contact and said Biden would need their help immediately if he enters the race. "If...
  • Nazi Booty - Is this Hitler's Shotgun?

    08/31/2015 6:09:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/31/2015 | L Collectables
    Towards the end of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, the soldiers of the 506th Parachute Regiment, 101st Airborne, are sent to Hitlers Eagles Nest retreat in the Bavarian Alps. There, Nazi leaders had a getaway resort where they could enjoy an opulent lifestyle away from the public eye. As depicted in the miniseries, this is where the real boys of the 101st found a treasure trove of war souvenirs, and this is where the story of our shotgun engraved with the initials A.H. begins. The shotgun This style of shotgun, known as a Drilling, is uniquely German....
  • You Can Now Buy Shotgun Shells Designed Specifically For Shooting Down Drones

    08/19/2015 1:13:56 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 64 replies
    Popular Photography ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Popular Photography
    Ill say this right here at the beginning: Shooting a drone out of the sky is probably a bad idea. But, if youre dead set on taking down one of those unmanned flying camera copters, Snake River Shooting Products makes a shotgun shell made for that specific purpose. The packaging says, Prepare for the drone apocalypse! which is either a joke or a really alarmist thing to make people feel paranoid. The shells are full of #2 steel shot, which is rather big, meaning that hitting a drone from a reasonable range with one of these would likely reduce it...
  • Combat Shotguns Identity Crisis

    08/07/2015 8:28:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/7/2015 | Joseph Trevithick
    The shotgun is an iconic weapon most often associated with the pump-action badassery of action films and video games. While awesome in fiction, its use in the real world is limited to close combat and breaching doors, not to mention bird and deer hunting. Despite its drawbacks, a mystique surrounds the weapon, and soldiers as well as law enforcement officers still use them. The draw of the gun is so powerful that the Pentagon has spent several decades and millions of dollars to improve on the basic design. In the late 1960s, the military and private companies started tinkering with...
  • Aussie PM Tony Abbott Goes Full Dictator in Shotgun Grab

    08/03/2015 3:16:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 2 August, 2015 | Dennis DeMartins
    Australias descent into full blown fascism just accelerated again. The Adler lever-action ban in Australia just got serious as Prime Minister Tony Abbott has now decided to personally intervene and ban the firearms completely pending completion of a review of the NFA. Australian Customs and Border Protection have been ordered to detain all shipments of the Adler until the review is complete. Amidst the backlash from firearms owners and running out of concocted reasons and emotive rhetoric based arguments as to why law-abiding firearms owners are responsible for the actions of criminals, and that 128-year-old technology has now suddenly become...
  • Man shoots down drone hovering over house

    07/31/2015 2:31:27 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    CNet ^ | July 30, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Merideth allegedly told the police that a drone was hovering over his house, where his teen daughter (he has two) was sunbathing. So he pulled out his gun and gave it a merry death. Merideth was arrested for wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. There is, apparently, a local ordinance that says you can't shoot a gun off in the city, but the police charged him under a Kentucky Revised Statute.
  • Man Arrested for Hollywood Street Execution is Rapper Who Served on LAPD Advisory Board

    07/26/2015 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 25,2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The case of the execution-style Black-on-White murder on a Hollywood street this past Fourth of July weekend took a bizarre turn Friday night with the arrest of the suspect who is now being held on $1 million bail. Ezeoma Obioha, the 31-year-old man arrested by Los Angeles police for the murder Carrie Jean Melvin, also 31, was known to policeas a civilian member of the Los Angeles Police Departments Wilshire Area Community-Police Advisory Board with the title of Secretary. Obioha was a rapper and entrepreneur who presented himself as being all about protecting the community and helping stop young minorities...
  • Micro Black Aces Shotgun! Is it Legal?

    07/15/2015 3:19:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 37 replies
    Guns America ^ | 7/9/15 | Jacob Epstein
    Black Aces is offering a discount for GunsAmerica readers. If youve been thinking about buying a DT now might be the time. Use the code GA10 when ordering and get 10% off. Check out Black Aces: http://www.blackacestactical.com/dt These arent easy to find, either. Ordering is easy enough, but theyre not languishing on store shelves, if you know what mean. As of the writing of this, only one lucky reader can buy one on GunsAmerica: http://www.gunsamerica.com/Black Aces DT During the course of this review, I asked Black Aces Tacticals Eric Lemoine what DT stands for. DT stands for Delirium Tremens, Lemoine...
  • Shotgun used in slayings of Metairie father and son was stolen from Orleans deputy, JPSO says

    06/10/2015 4:41:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/9/15 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com
    The shotgun wielded by a teen accused of killing a father and son in their Metairie home belonged to an Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office deputy, a detective in the case testified Tuesday. The shotgun was a personal weapon reported stolen in a New Orleans vehicle burglary about a month before the April 22 slayings of David Pence, 56, and Nicholas Pence, 25, confirmed Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.JPSO detectives recovered the Mossburg pump-action shotgun from the home of 17-year-old suspect Dexter Allen Jr., 2227 Arts St., New Orleans, two days after the shootings, authorities have...
  • Sighting my Shotgun in, What?

    03/08/2015 11:12:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/8/2015 | Larry Case
    As we are speeding into the month of March, many of us shot-gunners are thinking about (or should be) preparing for the spring turkey season. I want to caution you about merely grabbing the shotgun off the wall, and heading off to the woods. Success comes from having confidence in your weapon, and we achieve this by doing some shooting and knowing what the gun will do. First, remember that this turkey shooting deal, in the spring, has evolved into something more like rifle shooting than shot-gunning. Ideally we are aiming, not pointing the gun, at a small, stationary target...
  • CA: Another Reason for a Gun at the Door

    01/09/2015 11:47:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeff Preach, above, is 63. He believed that his days as a high school football center were long gone. He has been a pillar of his community, town council member, a Lions Club president, president of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the Violin Canyon Corporation. He lives in a large house on a dirt road in the country near Castaic, California. Confused motorists have often stopped and asked for directions, according to a commenter who claimed to be related. It was about 10:30 on Sunday night when he answered the door. From abc7.com: "I opened the...
  • Shotgun-wielding Avondale man saves wife after she is attacked while walking dog

    12/09/2014 10:18:35 AM PST · by boycott · 82 replies
    al.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A woman who just finished walking her dog in Avondale this morning was attacked when a man apparently followed her home and forced his way inside. The woman wasn't injured, and was rescued when her husband awoke. Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said the incident happened at 4:56 a.m. The woman was walking her dog in the 3800 block of Fifth Avenue South. When she finished and opened the door to her apartment, the assailant forced his way in behind her. He pushed her down and covered her mouth with his hand to keep her from...
  • How to Buy Child First Shotgun

    12/05/2014 8:35:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 12/5/2014 | Larry Case
    I hope that you have not forgotten what it was like to be a 10-year-old kid on Christmas morning. Now add to that you are a kid in a hunting and shooting family. You have been wishing, hoping, and praying that you will see that new gun under the tree. Can you remember this? Think of Ralphie in A Christmas Story. A lot of our hunting traditions are going by the wayside; I hope that this one has not. I think it does a kid good to hope for the present he or she desires with all their little...
  • "Johnny Dronehunter"-Anyone see this?

    10/03/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/3/14 | hoagy62
    A friend of mine showed me this video today. I know it's an ad for a company that makes silencers....in this case, a shotgun silencer. However, the idea behind the video struck me as something right up FR's alley. What do you think? Johnny Dronehunter video
  • ME:Don't use your Shotgun as a Club... Unless you must

    10/02/2014 6:29:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a dramatic video from Maine, a neighbor uses his shotgun as a club to drive off Pitt bulls attacking a neighbors Basset hound. It is a bad idea to use your firearm as a club. The firearm may be damaged, and not operable when you need it. In the video, the man in the blue shirt (MIBS) is showing clubbing the attacking dogs with the shotgun, then shooting one of them. Link to video That is what is shown, until you look at the time stamps. When you check those, it is clear that the man in the...
  • CA:Long Beach store employee uses shotgun to stop pipe attack following dispute

    09/07/2014 8:02:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    presstelegram.com ^ | 3 September, 2014 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LONG BEACH >> A Long Beach store employee used a shotgun to frighten off two men and a teen following an alleged attack with a pipe in the business Wednesday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., police were called to a business in the 2800 block of E. Anaheim Street regarding an assault after the trio became involved in a dispute with employees resulting in a physical attack, said Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. During the argument, one of the three struck an employee with an object found in the business. Initial reports indicate it may have been...
  • WA: One Charge Dropped in "Joe Biden Defense" case, another Threatened

    08/23/2014 4:22:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeffrey C. Barton The man who fired a shotgun in the air to scare off car burglars, following Vice President Joe Biden's advice, has had the charge involved with the shooting dropped, according to the Columbian: A person, even in a no-shooting zone, still has the right to defend their person or their property, Golik said. In this case, based on the facts, there is a reasonable argument that Mr. Barton may have been defending his person and property when he fired in the air. Jeffrey C. Barton has an NRA supplied attorney, and says that a threat of...
  • New developments in 'Joe Biden defense' case

    08/22/2014 6:40:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 1 replies
    columbian.com ^ | August 18,2014 | Paris Achen
    Clark County's prosecutor said Tuesday he will dismiss a firearms-related charge against a Vancouver man who said he was merely taking Vice President Joe Biden's advice on how to defend his property from car prowlers. Instead, the man will be prosecuted for obstructing a police officer. Jeffrey C. Barton, 53, made international news when he told journalists: "I did what Joe Biden told me to do. I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.
  • Vanity: Need help choosing home invasion shotgun

    08/18/2014 9:57:48 PM PDT · by DRey · 171 replies
    8/18/2014 | DRey
    I carry concealed a nice glock .40. Fits female hand great, but want a short barrel home invasion shotgun loaded for bear. Any recommendations on a reliable, relatively light-weighted weapon? Brand? Model? Thanks!
  • GA: Teen Mother Fights Home Invaders

    08/09/2014 6:53:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Kayla Walker's Residence In Georgia, a teenage mother fought back against two home invaders. She managed to fight her way to a shotgun, and that persuaded them to retreat. Her attempt to fire was met with a very loud "click" as the firing pin connected with an empty chamber. From wnem.com: "But by the time I got in here, they was coming in and I was pushing them back out as hard as I could," she said. Walker said she immediately pushed the man out of the house, but another man behind him pushed them both back inside, knocking...
  • I Was Not Going to Cower, Says Homeowner Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Teen

    08/06/2014 1:08:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 5, 2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    In November 2013, 54-year-old Theodore Wafer was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and possession of a firearm for fatally shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride on the front porch of his suburban Detroit home. McBride, who had been drinking heavily and smoking pot that night, wound up at Wafer's door after wandering away from the scene of a late-night car accident several hours before. (Witnesses said she appeared "disoriented.") Prosecutors and McBride's family say she was clearly looking for help. Wafer said that he acted in self-defense, having taken the noise McBride was making outside for a sign that someone was trying...
  • OR: Attackers Call 911 on Man who Defended Himself Against Them

    07/18/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspects who called the Police Florida recently passed a law making it harder to prosecute people who are defending themselves with firearms. The law builds on a trend started with an Arizona law that codified the defensive display of a firearm as legal. The Arizona law had been prompted by criminals use of the criminal justice system to punish people who had foiled their crimes by displaying a firearm in self defense. This Oregon case, though it did not receive official sanction, shows how criminals attempt to use, or use, the criminal justice system to their advantage. In the...
  • Wash. state congressional candidate scraps shotgun-blast ad

    07/13/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 12 replies
    KOMO.com ^ | 7/13/14 | AP
    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Democrat running for Congress in conservative central Washington on Saturday removed an online campaign video that showed him blasting an elephant-shaped piata with a shotgun. The Tri-City Herald reported that the advertisement for Estakio Beltran generated a lot of criticism after it was posted last week, including from a group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who survived a gunshot wound to the head in 2011. "Mr. Beltran's ad showing him shooting a stuffed elephant - the longtime symbol of the Republican Party - is irresponsible and offensive," said the statement from...
  • CHARGES: Neighbor, 61, pulls gun on father teaching girl to ride bike

    06/02/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    FOX 9 ^ | 1/6/2014 | FOX 9
    ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) - It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount, Minn. while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle. Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he was accused of brandishing a shotgun on Daytona Way last week. It's an idyllic street, but neighbors there like to talk. When Jeanne Helgeson heard rumors that a well-known neighbor had threatened someone with a gun, she didn't believe it -- until her next-door neighbor confirmed the details, that is....
  • Biden Talks Tough against Russian Aggression in Europe

    05/05/2014 8:53:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Contending that 20th century history has proven that the borders of European countries cannot be changed by military force, US Vice-President Joe Biden called for Russia to stand down or face annihilation. Students of history are well aware that Hitlers plan to reshape the map of Europe came to a bad end for him, Biden declared. None of his conquests stood for long. Every subjugated people was eventually set free by the triumphant intervention of the Allied nations. Putin should not forget this. Perhaps, though, Russian President Vladimir Putin is remembering that Russia made significant territorial gains during and after...
  • Man Tried to Rob Bookies with Cucumber Hidden in Sock ... Sentenced to 3 Years (U.K.)

    03/02/2014 9:04:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 2, 2014 | Lee Moran
    Man sentenced to 3 years for holding up bookies with cucumber hidden in sock Gary Rough claims he was 'only joking' when he tried to rob the Ladbrokes in Glasgow, England, with a cucumber hidden inside a sock, which he tried to play off as a sawed-off shotgun. Rough was given 40 months jail time for the incident. A British robber has been jailed for holding up bookies with a cucumber. Gary Rough, 28, stuffed the lengthy vegetable into a black sock to try and make it look like a sawed-off shotgun. He then demanded cash from terrified staff at...