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  • Why Does The F-35A Stealth Fighter Need A Gun?

    01/24/2021 8:55:55 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 67 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/24/2021 | Peter Suicu
    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has been described as one of the most advanced combat systems in service anywhere in the world. In addition to its stealth capabilities, the all-weather, multirole, fifth-generation aircraft is a true warbird, and the F-35A conventional take-off and landing variant is armed with four internal stations as well as six external hardpoints on its wings with a capacity to carry 5,700 pounds internally, and 15,000 pounds externally.
  • 5 Best Revolvers To Protect Your Home

    01/24/2021 7:05:19 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 43 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/24/2021 | Peter Suicu
    We live in an unpredictable and unreliable world these days. Many factors of life are not what they used to be, and home security is a new or renewed concern for many. Part of any home security plan should include a reliable firearm, and few hold the reputation of reliability that belongs to the revolver. While lacking the magazine capacity of most full-size semi-auto pistols, the venerable wheel gun is virtually impossible to jam and often chambered in powerful cartridges like the .357 Magnum that put plenty of energy on target. There are many good revolvers out there to protect...
  • What Makes A Good Home Self Defense Gun?

    01/23/2021 2:23:53 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 184 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/23/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Here in the United States, there are many issues that people love to debate. While politics tops the list today, there are certainly other issues that could divide the country and leave people flustered and downright hostile. Up there with the best city for pizza or whether baseball should have a designated hitter rule is the issue of “what makes a good home self-defense gun?”
  • The AK Of Mini-Shotguns: The Tromix Micro-12

    01/22/2021 9:06:50 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 18 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/20/2021 | Peter Suicu
    The Tromix Micro-12 resembles the iconic AK-47 in a slimmed-down profile while the shotgun certainly has a general look and characteristic of a modern Kalashnikov firearm. That of course is by design – literally, as in this is an AK design rebuilt and improved in the USA. The compact 12 gauge shotguns are essentially modified by Tromix from those based on the Saiga shotguns manufactured in Russia by Izhmash/Kalashnikov. However, here is where things get a bit tricky.
  • The Beretta Model 38 Submachine Gun Was A True Killer

    01/21/2021 8:44:31 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 17 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/21/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Though not all the wartime military equipment made by Italy was top-notch, the Beretta Model 38 submachine gun was highly regarded by both the Axis and Allies. The Back Story Students of military history are no doubt familiar with the wide range of weaponry that made their combat debut during that conflict. Not only were new firearms seen for the first time, but new classes of firearms also proved their worth on austere, far-flung battlefields.
  • The Uzi Submachine Gun Is Back

    01/16/2021 8:14:52 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 31 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/16/2021 | Peter Suicu
    In the late 1940s, shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel, Major Uziel “Uzi” Gal began the development of a revolutionary submachine gun (SMG). Introduced to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Special Forces in 1954 and placed into general use with the Israeli military two years later, the Uzi was a blowback-operated weapon that fired from an open bolt. Origin Story The original weapon was just 7.72 pounds and had a rate of fire of 600 rounds per minute.
  • Fed Rule Bars Banks From Targeting Gun Manufacturers

    01/16/2021 1:00:59 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/15/2021 | Stephen Gutowski
    The Trump administration adopted a new rule to prevent big banks from denying services to gun manufacturers and other industries in a rebuke of an Obama-era financial program. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) rule, which was finalized on Thursday, will instruct large financial institutions to only deny services to specific clients on a case-by-case basis instead of making industry-wide blacklists. The regulation came as a rebuke to Operation Choke Point, which sought to pressure big banks to cut ties with businesses disfavored by the Obama administration, including the gun and payday lending industries. Operation Choke Point—coupled...
  • Gun question(s) for California Freepers

    01/14/2021 3:37:48 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 38 replies
    a day late | Fightin Kentuckian
    I have a cousin in CA who wants an AR15. He and I understand there are a ton of hoops to jump through. Question 1. Can a CA resident legally have a complete AR15 upper, 16 inch barrel, 5.55 or 223 Wylde, shipped to their residence? Question 2. Same for a lower parts kit without the stripped lower? question 3. Do you need a background check to buy ammo in CA and how much can you buy at a time? Question 4. I believe 30 round mags are lawful in CA. Is that correct? Thanks.
  • Why The U.S. Military Loves Heckler & Koch’s MK23 .45 ACP

    01/14/2021 7:29:27 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 37 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/14/2021 | Caleb Larson
    The best defense is a good offense: a role the Heckler & Koch MK23 filled with ease. The story of the MK23 begins in 1991, with the Offensive Handgun Weapons Program. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) wanted to find an accurate, reliable sidearm that could provide more stopping power than the newly-adopted Beretta M9 pistol. Though the M9 was not an ineffective sidearm, its 9mm pistol ammunition afforded considerably less stopping power than the M1911A1 it replaced.
  • Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8 Revolver Review: SWAT Dream?

    01/12/2021 11:53:18 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 48 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/12/2021 | Richard Douglas
    The revolver or wheel gun is that classic cowboy gun that everyone wants; it’s reliable, powerful, and is just plain cool. Smith & Wesson brings a new modern take on the revolver with the 327 TRR8, a .357 blacked out showstopper designed with SWAT use in mind. Is it the best new revolver in town, or does it lose the wheel gun showdown? Let’s take a closer look in my review of the Smith & Wesson 327 TRR8 just below.
  • Timing doesn't line up for Trump to have incited violence at the Capitol

    01/10/2021 3:10:15 AM PST · by AJFavish · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2021 | Allan J. Favish
    Based on this information, it appears that the breakdown of the barricades began at least 12 minutes before Trump's speech ended, by people who were over a mile and a half away from Trump. Although the loudspeaker system was massive, it is doubtful that the people bringing down the barricades could hear Trump from the loudspeaker system. Extremely vivid videos of the prelude to and a breach of barricades and entry into the Capitol Building are here and here on a YouTube channel that identifies "independent photojournalist Jon Farina" as the videographer. It does not appear that people in the...
  • Gun Store Burglars Meet the Owner During After Hours Break-In…It Went Poorly

    01/09/2021 11:29:28 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    7 Jan 2021 | JOHN BOCH
    At least one of the group of intruders received some ballistic dissuasion when they entered the store. Thanks to the shop’s camera system, store management and cops have nice quality video of the incident, along with an image of the license plate of the getaway ride. The car’s driver dropped his bleeding buddy at the local hospital’s ER entrance before speeding back to Peoria. The guy they’d left at the hospital is now in the morgue. Meanwhile, cops found the driver/car owner not long after. It wasn’t exactly tough detective work since the (alleged) perp used his own car. Perhaps...
  • 5 Best Guns For Hunting, Self Defense And The Apocalypse

    01/08/2021 6:28:33 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 89 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/8/2021 | Richard Douglas
    Hopefully, it doesn’t happen. Hopefully, we are never forced into a bad situation that requires us to rely on a firearm. However, if it ever does come to that, you need to know that you have the tools to put food on the table, keep predators at bay, and defend what is yours. Thankfully, some of these tools are already available to you. I’ve put together a list of five of the most popular utility guns that are reliable, durable, and available on the market. When the going gets tough, these guns will not let you down, and they won’t...
  • Looking For 9mm Ammo? It Will Cost You (If You Can Find It)

    01/07/2021 6:37:04 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 27 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/7/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Nearly 120 years since it was first developed, 9mm has become the world’s most popular pistol cartridges. It is known by many names including 9x19mm, 9mm Parabellum, 9mm Luger, and 9mm NATO – but regardless of how you spell it, 9mm ammo is used by militaries around the world in handguns and submachine guns. More than sixty percent of the world’s law enforcement also utilizes the round. A Short History Developed by Georg Luger as a military service cartridge for use with the DWM Luger semi-automatic pistol, the round was designed to be lethal at 50 meters. It was also...
  • How The U.S. Military Came To Love SIG Sauer Guns

    01/07/2021 4:54:38 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 7 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/6/2021 | Caleb Larson
    SIG’s latest success is the widespread adoption of their P320 pistol by the U.S. military. But it didn’t begin just there. SIG Sauer is arguably one of the more well-known firearm brands and enjoys commercial success and brand recognition in Europe and the United States, as well as in many other parts of the world. Currently, SIG supplies the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force with their service pistol. But the company’s success in the United States began nearly 40 years ago.
  • Why France’s Army Switched To The Glock 17

    01/06/2021 5:54:32 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 24 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/6/2021 | Peter Suciu
    There was a time when the thought of the French military using a weapon developed in another country might have been unthinkable. However, the Glock 17 will now serve in the French military. Here’s how it happened. Background While many nations have routinely adopted small arms developed in other nations, the French have always been fiercely independent – and France was among the few nations of Europe not to employ a Maxim machine gun at the outbreak of the First World War. That trend in domestically-produced infantry weapons largely continued through the Cold War era, but military leaders in Paris...
  • AR-15: 5 Best Upgrades You Should Do Now

    01/02/2021 6:59:49 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 49 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 01/01/2021 | Richard Douglas
    The AR-15 is certainly one popular firearm. Simply put, the AR-15 the civilian version of the U.S. military’s M16. The only main difference being that you can’t fire in three-round bursts or full-automatic. But while it’s just as versatile, accurate, durable, and downright dependable as the one trusted by the uniformed services, the one thing you can do with an AR-15 that you couldn’t dream of doing in the military is customizing it. Think of Legos — but for grown-ups. Entering the vast and colorful world of rifle mods can be overwhelming at first, and it will take some time...
  • The Great Ammo Shortage Of 2021 Is Here

    01/01/2021 7:35:39 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 76 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 01/01/2021 | Peter Suciu
    From 2008 until 2016, there was a shortage of civilian small arms ammunition. It began in late 2008 and continued through nearly all of 2010, and then began again in 2012. Almost all popular calibers including 9mm, 7.62mm, and .45 caliber were impacted – and it impacted the once cheaply priced .22 LR as sport shooters turned to the smaller caliber weapons. It doesn’t take a serious study to note that the ammo shortage began with the election of President Barack Obama, who was often noted to be “the greatest gun salesmen” in the history of the United States. Fears...
  • TAC-50 Is The King Of Military Sniper Rifles

    12/29/2020 3:57:00 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 18 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 12/29/2020 | Peter Suciu
    Many rifles may fall into the “Long Range Sniper Weapon” category, but in the case of the C15 (or, the Canadian Army’s designation for the McMillan TAC-50) it has the distinction of being a deadly firearm. And it didn’t just set the record for the longest kill with a rifle; the C15 was used on three separate occasions to set that record over a 15-year time span.
  • Russia’s ORSIS T-5000 Sniper Rifle: A Long-Range Killer?

    12/29/2020 6:14:39 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 31 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 12/29/2020 | Peter Suciu
    Hearing of the ORSIS T-5000, one might think it is an advanced “terminator” from the future. However, this is no work of science fiction and it could be a very real threat to U.S. soldiers. It is the Russian tactical sniper rifle, produced at the privately-owned ORSIS factory outside of Moscow. In 2016, the U.S. Army released a report that warned of the threat from Russian snipers, which were reported to have been deployed in the conflict in Ukraine. The unclassified “Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook,” prepared by the Asymmetric Warfare Group, called attention to the ORSIS T-5000 specifically and...