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  • Full-Auto Shotgun too good to be True

    12/13/2017 4:53:08 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/13/2017 | J Hines
    How many of you shotgun lovers would love to try this fully-automatic shotgun for hunting? Or, maybe for home defense. From the outside appearances it looks like any ordinary shotgun. But, man when you squeeze that trigger its fully auto! Unfortunately, this piece of work is not available in the U.S. due to federal gun laws. If it was legal would you get one? See the complete full-auto shotgun video here.
  • Steel Wool Shotgun Rounds – Cheap Man’s Dragons Breath

    12/11/2017 8:37:19 AM PST · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/11/2017 | J Hines
    Anyone that loves to see large sparks from their shotgun, should have a look at this, you may already have the ingredient at home. From a simple idea, TAOFLEDERMAUS Youtuber loaded shells with a small wad of steel wool on top of the powder to create “poor man’s dragon breath” rounds. Dragon’s breath is the sparks that travels almost 40 yards. Not bad for something you probably have in the cupboard under the kitchen sink! What’s crazy about this is that its easy to create this, but we urge you to not to try this at home. See the full...
  • Remington 870 DM Shotgun

    12/07/2017 7:56:42 AM PST · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/7/2017 | J Hines
    Remington finally just went and did it, they implemented the “DM” into their 870 model shotgun, that is the “detachable magazine”. It was coming sooner than later. The magazine holds 6 rounds and functions just like any mag on an AR. If you’re an AR guy/gal and wanted to get into shooting a shotgun but shied away from it due to no magazine operation. Remington can now be up on the pedestal along with other magazine fed rifles. Whether you’re into hunting or the home defense type, this “DM” is the real deal for Remington 870 shotguns. Here's a few...
  • Need more Shells?

    11/29/2017 4:48:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/29/2017 | J Hines
    A Shell Short? Adding More Capacity to your Shotgun is simple, and a mag extension often comes with a handy sling attachment point, perfect to breathe new life into an old scatter gun. Still don’t know what a shotgun magazine extension is? It is something that attaches to the handle of the gun, the magazine extension is a solid steel tube that replaces the regular magazine cap on your shotgun. This will add a few rounds to your shotgun. Most shotguns holds 2-5 shells, with a mag extension it can hold up to 6-10 shells. (depending on the type) Having...
  • African Lion Attacks Hunter

    11/15/2017 4:38:38 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/15/2017 | J Hines
    Many hunters have sharpen their skills with their rifle by zeroing in at various distances and quick scope tracking. But how many have faced a lion attack at up close and personal? This isn’t about seeing the lion at 100 yard, but unexpectedly at close range in a high bush environment. This is what happened to this hunting party. Some facts that are unknowned as to the development of this hunt. One thing is for certain, when a lion comes charging at close distances, you better have your shotgun ready and game on. Looks like this hunter survived but have...
  • What is a good Maximum Effective Range for a Home Defense Shotgun?

    11/08/2017 6:04:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/8/2017 | J Johnston
    There are many information compile on the internet about the maximum range of slugs and buckshots. The information are based on mathematical data as a gee whiz thing. What about for real-world maximum practical ranges? Yes, the idea of using that big equalizer to thwart the would be home robber is all good, but its a good idea to know the limitations. Many facts on the load’s maximum range is useless to know in a home invasion scenario. But knowing the maximum effective range is important. Some factors includes the shotgun, load and the shooter’s ability (training experience). Finding your...
  • Mossberg Issues Product Recall On Some Maverick Hunter Shotguns

    11/07/2017 10:41:07 PM PST · by LegendHasIt · 9 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 7, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    Maverick Arms has discovered that a small number of Maverick Hunter™ Over/Under 12-gauge shotguns (SKU 75445) have been marked incorrectly. The chamber marking indicates that these shotguns are chambered for 3 ½” shells, however, the chambers are manufactured for 2 ¾” and 3” shells. Snip Each Maverick Hunter™ shotgun is marked with a chamber designation on the right side of the barrel, just below the safety warning. If your shotgun marking reads “12 Ga 3 ½” Maverick Hunter” then your shotgun IS affected by this recall. Discontinue use of this shotgun and immediately follow the instructions provided below. Note that...
  • Homemade Belt-Fed Shotgun

    11/06/2017 7:05:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/6/2017 | E Nestor
    What do you get when you cross a shotgun with a machine gun? This homemade belt-fed shotgun and machine gun combination sure looks impressive. Check out this video to find out if the looks match the performance. Now that is a sight that we have never witnessed before. For a homemade weapon, this shotgun fires pretty well. While the performance of this DIY shotgun/machine gun still needs some work, judging by all those jams, the concept is quite interesting. Who else on your block has something like this? See the homemade belt-fed shotgun video here.
  • Magnetic Buckshot is amazing with a Shotgun

    10/30/2017 7:21:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/30/2017 | E Nestor
    Buckyball magnetic buckshot seemed like a good idea. How would these spherical magnets do loaded in a shotgun shell? TAOFLEDERMAUS Youtuber, has been experimenting with ammo for years on his YouTube channel, was curious about it, and set for the range. Buckyball magnets are buckshot-sized magnets that happen to fit nicely into a 12-gauge shotgun shell. Would they stick together all the way to the target? Would they cause problems within the shotgun itself? Would they stick to metal targets after being firing into them? This experimental shotgun load is quite an interesting concept. See the full magnetic buckshot from...
  • New 12-Gauge not Affected by Gun Laws

    10/30/2017 5:24:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/30/2017 | 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.” Lets take a closer look at this interesting weapon prototype. At first look...
  • 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 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 canÂ’t be easy, and thereÂ’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...