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

    01/24/2021 8:55:55 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 47 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 · 42 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 · 178 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?”
  • “Toilet Paper Effect”: Americans Scramble For Ammo Amid Shortage

    01/22/2021 1:21:09 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Planet Free Will ^ | 1-22-2021
        It is certainly a sign of the times. In 2020, the FBI processed a record 39.7 million firearm background checks, the most recorded since the agency began keeping tabs in 1998. On top of that, checks exclusively related to the sale of firearms also reached a record high last year, totaling 21 million, according to firearm trade organization National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). The gun and ammo craze, which is being pinned on the COVID-19 crisis, the violent rioting that gripped major cities in recent months, and the new Biden administration, has anyone looking to get...
  • 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.
  • Report: Donald Trump discussed forming new 'Patriot Party' (there is a website set up, don't know if it's fake or not)

    01/21/2021 9:28:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    NBC 16 KMTR ^ | 1/21/2021 | BROOKE CONRAD
    HUNT VALLEY, Md. (SBG) — Donald Trump may form a new political party following his departure from the White House. Trump discussed forming a "Patriot Party" last week with several aides and other people close to him, according to people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal has reported. A "Patriot Party National Committee" website says it wants to “restore constitutional conservative leadership” and is “a movement for conservatives that have been left in the cold by the establishment GOP.” The platform promotes “responsible gun ownership,” “family values,” and “fiscal accountability.” Trump's connection to the group is unclear. Links...
  • The Beretta Model 38 Submachine Gun Was A True Killer

    01/21/2021 8:44:31 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 15 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.
  • M60E3 Machine Gun: The Rambo Gun The US Military Hated

    01/21/2021 5:49:25 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 34 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/21/2021 | Peter Suicu
    One of the most iconic scenes in the over-the-top Rambo: First Blood Part II involves the shirtless Sylvester Stallone wielding the M60E3 while firing from the hip. Even those who don’t know guns would recognize it as “Rambo’s gun.” While Stallone’s handling was cinematic, to say the least, it was still a very real weapon that saw use with the U.S. military around the world.
  • Mk 17: The U.S. Special Forces Special Assault Rifle

    01/20/2021 7:58:35 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 10 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/20/2021 | Peter Suicu
    In 2004, the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) issued a solicitation that called for a new weapon for special operators. However, the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle wasn’t just to be a single rifle, but actually, a platform that would be designed around two different calibers yet maintain a high commonality of parts while having identical ergonomics. The weapon was to replace the various AR-15 derived 5.56x45mm rifles as the updated M-14s that were then in service with the special operators. Among the entries included the Heckler & Koch HK416 modular system, but in the end, the FN...
  • The M61 Vulcan Can Fire 6,000 Round Per Minute

    01/19/2021 7:47:27 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 21 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/19/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Just before the outbreak of the American Civil War, inventor Richard Jordan Gatling designed the world’s first successful rapid-fire weapon. Technically not a “machine gun” in the modern sense, it was spring-loaded and hand-cranked. The forerunner to the weapons that were to come, the Gatling gun’s operation centered on a cyclic multi-barrel design that allowed for its rapid-fire, but also facilitated cooling of the barrels. The Gatling gun did see some limited use in the Civil War but proved its worth during the Spanish-American War when it was employed to great success in the campaign in Cuba. Declared obsolete in...
  • Florida's New Assault Weapons Ban Bill Explained: Its Bad!

    01/17/2021 11:24:31 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 14 January 2021 | Guns & Gadgets
    Florida's New Assault Weapons Ban Bill Explained: Its Bad! Florida Assault Weapon Ban Bill: Florida Senate President: King Farmer: Tallahassee Office 228 Senate Building 404 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 (850) 487-5034 Senate VOIP: 5034 YOUR Florida Legislators: CHANNEL:
  • 5 Main Battle Rifles Of World War II (They Changed History)

    01/17/2021 7:56:58 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 64 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/17/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Movies, TV shows and notably video games have convinced the masses that every soldier fighting in the Second World War was equipped with a submachine gun – but in fact, most soldiers carried a rifle. And in many cases, the rifles were little improved from those used a generation earlier in the First World War. Below you will find my list of the most well known and used battle rifles of World War II. Some were loved, some were hated–but all were feared, for one reason or another.
  • 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.
  • Why The Israeli Military Loves The Tavor X95 Rifle

    01/16/2021 7:20:48 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 29 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/15/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Tavor X95: Lightweight, long barrel length, and Israeli dependability has proven popular internationally. A Solid Weapon The Tavor X95 is a decidedly space-age looking weapon. With its bullpup-style layout and prominent handguard (on models sold in the United States), it is easily identifiable. The manufacturer, Israeli Weapon Industries, offers several X95 variants, with differing barrel lengths available, as well as several calibers, including the NATO-standard 5.56x45mm as well as the Soviet, now Russian 5.45X39mm cartridge. The X95 is even offered as a 9mm submachine gun, and more recently in .300 AAC Blackout.
  • Governor Abbott Says Texas Should Be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary”

    01/15/2021 5:03:56 PM PST · by DFG · 39 replies
    The Texan ^ | 01/15/202 | Daniel Friend
    One year ago, a wave of Texas counties began declaring that they were “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” Now Governor Greg Abbott has said that he wants the entire state to be a gun rights haven. “I want to make sure that Texas becomes a Second Amendment sanctuary state so that no government official at any level can come and take your gun away from you, despite those people who said, ‘Heck yes, we’re going to take your gun,’” said Abbott during the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 2021 Policy Orientation. “We’re gonna say, ‘Heck no, you cannot take people’s guns away in...
  • Don't Break Your Heart over the Broken 2nd Amendment

    01/14/2021 12:49:53 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Self | 01-14-21 | CharlesOconnell
    Sure, the Frankfurt School Agenda dictated #8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime.But what have you done to equip yourself with non-lethal weapons?The hooks aren't to cause injury, they're to fix deployment of a security bolo to neutralize the assailants, to wrap the cord around the net so the bad guys can't get your loved ones.They have truck mounted wall & ground penetrating imaging that can see exactly what you have in your house. It will only take them 30 days. The militarization of domestic police depts from about the time Bubba met Loretta Lynch on...
  • 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.
  • Barrett’s MRAD: The Best Sniper Rifle To Ever Fire A Shot?

    01/13/2021 9:30:49 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 37 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/13/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Why everyone loves Barrett’s MRAD sniper rifle: It is incredibly light-weight, offers excellent accuracy, and most importantly: can be chambered in several calibers. American-Made Precision Barrett Firearms‘ status within the United States military is solid. The Tennessee-based firearm manufacturer has designed and built several extremely long-range sniper and anti-materiel rifles chambered in the .50 BMG heavy machine gun cartridge, as well as other larger diameter precision cartridges.
  • Hitler Vs. The World: 6 Best World War II Submachine Guns

    01/13/2021 6:27:20 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 9 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/13/2021 | Peter Suicu
    The submachine gun was developed during the First World War, and Germany’s MG18 is largely recognized as the first successful example of the new class of weapon. Typically chambered with pistol cartridges, such weapons gave extra firepower to NCOs, squad leaders, and scouts during the Second World War. 6 Best World War II Submachine Guns During the conflict, nations such as the United States supplied submachine guns to tankers and other troops who couldn’t carry a full rifle, while the SMG was also supplied by the German and British militaries to paratroopers and other elite soldiers. While picking out the...
  • Czech firearms company in negotiations to buy Colt, an American legend and Connecticut fixture for nearly 175 years

    01/12/2021 1:07:07 PM PST · by nuconvert · 59 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Jan. 12, 2021
    Gun manufacturer Colt, an American legend and Connecticut fixture for nearly 175 years, could come under European ownership in a deal being negotiated with a Czech firearms company. Česká zbrojovka Group SE, or CZG, which is negotiating to purchase Colt Holding Co., said it has reached agreement on the outlines of a deal with the West Hartford gun manufacturer.