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  • Be Amaze of what Saiga-12 can do to Cars

    10/13/2017 5:14:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/13/2017 | E Nestor
    Saiga-12 shotguns are incredible weapons. When they target these cars, we all get a great show. Watch as these guys use Saiga-12 shotguns for some serious destruction in this action-packed video. I’ll admit there’s not much logic to this video but it sure is fun watching these cars get banged up. YouTuber anderRuskov shared a video of cars being shot up by 12-gauge buckshot loads. The weapons of choice are semi-automatic Saiga-12 shotguns loaded up with 20-round drum magazines. The Saiga-12 shotgun has quite an interesting design. It’s essentially a beefed-up AK-47 rifle chambered with 12-gauge shotgun loads. This smoothbore...
  • 7 Shotguns Kaboom

    10/09/2017 5:13:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/9/2017 | E Nestor
    Shotguns can kaboom just like any firearm can. Faulty loaded ammunition can be the death to a fine shotgun. These seven shotgun kabooms send these weapons to their doom. This skeet shooter had a nasty surprise waiting for him…Squib art A little destructive art.This shotgun was a total loss from a badly loaded shell.Now that is indeed a sad and scary sight. See the rest of the 7 shotguns kaboom here.
  • Shoot with both Eyes Open

    08/31/2017 6:41:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Shotgun coach Nick Penn states much of common shooting wisdom is incorrect. He helps shooters “shoot straight” with both eyes open. According to U.K. shooting coach Nick Penn, half of the people who take shotgun shooting lessons are wasting their money. Why? He says it’s because they’re told to shoot with one eye shut. Penn maintains that shooting with both eyes open is essential. But there’s more to it than that, Penn says. You should go by feel—more than barrel or bead reference—when you pull the trigger. He says shooting is the only sport in which the proper techniques and...
  • Does your 12 Gauge Recoil Face look like this?

    08/29/2017 4:52:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/29/2017 | E Nestor
    You’ve probably seen many people cringe when the shoot a 12 gauge, but sometimes you find a video you just have to share. This young lady's expression when shooting a 12 gauge shotgun is priceless. This shooter indeed is up to the task and is all smiles and laughter after the punishing shots. She certainly got the job done. Well before we laugh too much, we must ask ourselves what would our recoil faces look like in slow motion? See the full 12 gauge recoil face video here.
  • Is the Single Shot Shotgun Still Relevant?

    08/25/2017 4:36:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 59 replies
    thearmsguide ^ | August 14, 2017 | Mark3smle
    The shotgun is nothing new. The smoothbore musket was the weapon of choice in the 17th and 18th centuries (not rifles). Why? Because you can get any job done with the same gun. While the shotgun—and other weapons—have evolved since then, the shotgun still holds its own with a colorful variety of firearms, action types, and ammunition choices to suit any conceivable need. For the last hundred years, the pump action and semi-automatic design have reigned supreme, eclipsing their break-top predecessors namely the single shot and double barrel varieties. But the break-top guns are still around and still going strong,...
  • Joe Biden still wants to be president. Can his family endure one last campaign?

    07/30/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/30/17 | Roxanne Roberts
    The new house is on the edge of Cape Henlopen State Park, just north of the boardwalk: three stories, six bedrooms, three fireplaces and an expansive view of the Atlantic Ocean. The new owners are Joe and Jill Biden, rich for the first time in their lives, thanks to a three-book publishing deal - two by him, one by her - that allowed them to purchase the $2 million vacation home in this beachiest of beach towns. Red, white and blue bunting hangs from the second-floor balcony. There's a small wooden sign, "A Promise Kept," over the entrance, and two...
  • 12-Gauge Shotgun vs AR-15 for Personal Defense

    07/11/2017 9:39:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 95 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/11/2017 | W Clapp
    At one time back in the day, inside most police cars were equipped with an M-870 shotgun. Then theres an odd ball patrolman with his AR-15 with .223 caliber. Which patrolman has the advantage? The logic behind the usage of an AR stems from situations where a firearm needed for greater range than a shotgun. So the debate begins, shotgun folks talk about having the knock down power to stop the fight with its 00 buck. AR’s with its high velocity and more firepower in terms of 20 rounds – 30 rounds magazine capacity. Using either firearm we can make...
  • Revolving Shotgun, to Fight Boko Haram in Nigeria

    06/25/2017 6:40:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from theguardian.com: In this widely circulated image of Aisha Gombi Bakari, you can see the homemade revolving shotgun that she uses to hunt Baka Haram Islamic terrorists.  The lock up does not look impressive, but it will do for a small number of shots.  The cylinder is probably turned by hand. There are index cuts to make sure it is lined up with the barrel.  Aisha is supposed to be paid about $25 a month, but the payments are spotty.  An official has recently been indicted on embezzeling 1.8 billion dollars marked for anti-terrorism efforts. That might explain...
  • Can you shoot a .410 Shotshells from a .45/70 Rifle?

    06/23/2017 11:45:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/23/2017 | E Nestor
    Can the smaller .410 shotshell be used in a .45/70 rifle? Is this true? What will happen if you do? Well, YouTuber The Emporium is taking on the experiment. Well, the shotshell fits in the chamber of this single shot .45/70 rifle. It will also fire, but with donut-shaped patterns due to the rifled barrel. Oh those case heads sure do bulge. In his last shot the firing pin actually pierced the primer. This shows us that you should not try this ever. Always only fire the cartridges or shells that are suggested by the manufacturer. See the 410 shotshell...
  • Amazing Running Shot

    06/12/2017 7:22:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/12/2017 | J Walsh
    This hunter dropped a buck on the run with a quick shotgun blast. Check out this footage of a hunter in Norfolk County, Ontario, shooting a 12-gauge shotgun, make an incredible running shot on a big whitetail buck. Making that kind of running shot can’t be easy, and there’s nothing like having a GoPro capture it all to remember it forever. In case anyone is wondering what he was shooting, this hunter Justin Walsh said: "I live and hunt in Norfolk County (Ontario). I was shooting a 12 ga. Remington 870 with the slug barrel, Winchester Super-X Sabot Slug...
  • Gangsta style (guns)

    05/29/2017 7:56:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
  • New 12 Gauge Laughs at Gun Control Law

    04/25/2017 8:31:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/25/2017 | E Nestor
    When is a shotgun not a shotgun, according to U.S. gun laws? When it's the incredible Fostech Origin 12 SBV "Firearm." New for 2017, the Origin 12 SBV will not be restricted by the expected gun control laws, because it's technically 'not a shotgun. It doesn't have to be registered because of the fact that it is not intended to be fired from the shoulder. Gun control laws in general are absolutely a waste of time. Case in point: the absolutely brilliant Fostech Origin 12 SBV "Firearm." At first look without a closer examination this weapon looks like a NFA...
  • How NOT to shoot a Short Barreled Shotgun

    03/20/2017 5:54:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/20/2017 | R Chastain
    Don't let this happen to you! There are some really short guns in the world, and when you grab one with both hands, there is often a tendency to hold the gun farther forward than you should. In this short video, Hickock45 gives some good advice about shooting short barrel guns, as he demonstrates with a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun. The cloud of meat (hot dog) spraying away from the muzzle could have been part of his finger, had he been less wise. Even for those of us who know better, this is a good graphic reminder of what not...
  • What happens when you use a long gun up close?

    03/09/2017 10:27:29 AM PST · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/9/2017 | V Veen
    Disarm techniques have been taught to many law enforcement, military and in self defense courses. In the defensive tactics mindset, it is taught you never look for a disarm. If you do, its best to use your own firearm to disarm a bad guy. Disarms itself are accidental if not incidental. Disarms are not that complicated its a matter of determination and self preservation being the primary motivator. Watch as this security camera footage captures the tables turning on a would-be thief. See the footage here.
  • What's with the Shotgun for Bass fishing?

    03/09/2017 9:49:29 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/9/2017 | J Certo
    Would you think to bring a shotgun to bass fishing? Well this guy sure did, and with good reason. They give some great tips about filling your bird tags and hooking lunkers for anywhere you call home. The reason this guy wanted to bring a shotgun bass fishing was because of the cormorant bird. These 'water turkeys' frequent lakes where you can also find hungry pre-spawn bass. Although the shotgun worked well for the birds, the angler was using a Zoom 4? Lizard to lure in the pre spawn bass. The fisherman used a dragging technique to find where the...
  • The Winchester Model 1897: So good, even the Germans wanted it NERFed

    02/10/2017 8:13:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/10/2017 | S Morstan
    Allegedly, according to the wikipedia page, the Winchester Model 1897 was a favorite in the American Military. So much so that the Germans in World War 1 called for it to be banned due to it causing “Undue suffering”. Even cooler than that, however, was its (alleged) preferred use: Shooting hand grenades! While in the trenches, they would keep a few soldiers skilled in Trap shooting, armed with these shotguns. When a hand grenade was tossed their way, the trap shooters were tasked with shooting them away from the trench while they were in the air. P-TING! I wonder, which...
  • The Full Monte

    02/08/2017 5:22:55 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/8/2017 | B Fitzpatrick
    Benelli's Montefeltro has made the journey from European novelty to the world's most respected repeating upland shotgun.In 1911, as John Browning was finalizing his semiautomatic pistol stateside, Teresa Benelli was helping her six sons invest in a small automotive repair shop in Urbino, Italy. The brothers did well with their business and eventually began building motorcycles, selling their bikes in the U.S. through Montgomery Ward catalogs. By 1967, the brand had earned enough capital to allow Giovanni Benelli to design and market semiautomatic shotguns, a byproduct of his love of hunting. Little did he know that the gun that bore...
  • 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.
  • Fitting a Shotgun - a Lost Art

    02/06/2017 11:12:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/6/2017 | E Nestor
    The once-special fitting process is documented in this great old 1956 video. Most of us when buying a shotgun these days, would just shoulder one at the gun counter and decide if we like it. This incorrect way of buying a shotgun has cost us many missed shots and the feeling of buyers remorse after the fact. The correct way (the lost art of custom fitting) is to have a master shotgun fit the shooter with a special adjustable stocked shotgun. With his trained eye this gunsmith would measure what the fit should be. This method provided a quick way...
  • It's got a little Kick...

    02/03/2017 5:18:14 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am shooting Journal ^ | 2/3/2017 | S Morstan
    Little man rips this and all he has left to say is "I don’t know which is bigger, OO Buck or #2." Yeh, just a little kick and most kids his would end up on the ground, this boy leans back only to look at dad like, "Whoa, baby, that had some mustard on it!" This little tyke has some shooting chops on him with this rifle, a compact shooter with a gun probably taller than he is. He appears to hit his mark in the video, and probably gains a bruised shoulder in the process– which he appears to...