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  • Clifton Hicks - Ballad of Kyle Rittenhouse

    11/21/2021 6:42:18 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19, 2021 | Clifton Hicks
    This ballad has a 19th Century vibe to it. Similar in that way to The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald or Ashokan Farewell.
  • Vanity: Lauren Boebert Goes Savage on the House Floor

    11/17/2021 1:21:42 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    "My colleague and 3-month Presidential candidate from California who is on the Intelligence Committee slept with Fang Fang— a Chinese Spy." Just brutal.
  • Rittenhouse Case Update, Wisconsin Weapons Statutes Discussed

    10/27/2021 4:55:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | October 25, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    In the Kyle Rittenhouse self-defense case in Kenosha, Wisconsin, much has been written about prosecutors choosing to charge Kyle with “Possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.” and the exemptions to the law which apply to Kyle. The legislative history in Wisconsin and of the particular law, 948.60 are at the crux of the matter. Rifles and shotguns, which are not considered “concealable” in Wisconsin or federal law, have never been defined as “dangerous weapons” under Wisconsin law. The definition of “dangerous weapons” is very limited.It is reasonable that rifles and shotguns were excluded from the list...
  • Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22: The Ultimate Training Rifle?

    09/16/2021 6:24:39 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 32 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 9/16/2021 | Richard Douglas
    Everyone loves a good .22 LR shooting session. There’s nothing quite like casually sending rounds down range after a long day. What’s better is that shooting a .22 won’t break the bank. This tiny caliber isn’t just for fun either (although that’s what I use it for); it can also be used as a training caliber, usually to mitigate costs of more expensive calibers like 556. The Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 certainly fits the bill for that. Is it any good?
  • After just a decade in use, IDF retires ‘futuristic’ Tavor rifle

    09/08/2021 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 60 replies
    Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) ^ | September 5, 2021 | Hanan Greenwood
    For years, the Israeli “Tavor” was marketed as the rifle of the future, and many of the Israel Defense Forces infantry fighters proudly carried it, enthusiastic about its convenience and futuristic look. Just 10 years after integrating it into the Israeli army, however, the IDF will begin transitioning the brigades currently using it and the micro-“Tavor” to the American M4, known as a “flat-top” rifle. One of the IDF’s infantry brigades is expected to receive the M4 rifle in the near future, and other brigades will follow. The Israeli-made rifles will not be retired completely, but rather will be transferred...
  • Badri 313: The Taliban's special operations unit

    09/06/2021 2:58:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Monday, September 6, 2021 | P. K. Vasudeva
    Badri 313: The Taliban's special operations unit The question is how was the Taliban able to raise such a sophisticated force and who trained and armed its members? After the unceremonious fall of Kabul there have been numerous reports of Taliban Special Forces Units patrolling the Afghan capital. They are always dressed in tactical outfits ready for deployment at a moment’s notice instead of the traditional ‘salwar’ suit. Carrying US-made M4 rifles, US-style night vision devices, body armour, tactical kneepads, and tactical radios, they are capable of achieving any objective with relative ease. The question is how was the Taliban...
  • Mass Murder Stopped by Man Armed with Rifle in Arkansas

    05/22/2021 5:27:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 18 May, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Image screenshot from video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten. Rifle believed to have been used to stop the murder.In Fort Smith, Arkansas, a young man, for unknown reasons, killed an elderly neighbor and attempted to kill others. The murder is reported as occurring at the Three Corners Townhouses on 74th Street, at about 7:19 a.m. on 15 May, 2021.As the murderer fired into the apartment buildings, a resident retrieved a rifle and fired one shot, killing the murderer and stopping the threat.From said calls about the gunfire began coming in at 7:19 a.m. and when police arrived,...
  • The Rifle by Andrew Biggio

    03/30/2021 8:13:51 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 3 replies
    Instagram ^ | March 30, 2021 | Andrew Biggio This young Massachusetts police officer and Marine veteran, Andrew Biggio, has completed his book, "The Rifle", and it is going to press. He has interviewed many WWII veterans and had them sign the rifle. He has taken several groups of WWII veterans to see the historic sites in Europe, including finding sponsors so they can travel at no cost, and organizing all logistics of their travel and itinerary. He is very active in endeavors to benefit our veterans, including founding and organizing the Boston Wounded Vets Run (motorcycle). Info is here: Please consider buying his book and/or following...
  • AVS-36: The Worst Rifle Russia Ever Made?

    02/02/2021 6:16:45 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 9 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 2/1/2021 | Caleb Larson
    The AVS-36 was Soviet Russia’s attempt at a fully-automatic service rifle, and it was a total flop. Though the AVS-36 had a high magazine capacity and was relatively lightweight, it was also virtually uncontrollable during fully-automatic firing.
  • SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun: Coming To U.S. Military?

    02/01/2021 10:28:53 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 41 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 01/31/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Effective at ranges out to 2,000 meters, the SIG Sauer MG 338 machine gun has a greater range than the M240 platoon-level machine gun. It has a rate of fire of 600 pounds and is chambered in the hard-hitting .338 Norma Magnum (8.6x63mm) round, and yet it weighs in at just around 21 pounds. It is easy to see why a year ago the U.S. Special Operation Command (UUSOCOM) selected the MG 338 for evaluation to bridge the gap between the M240, chambered in 7.62×51 NATO, and the Browning M2 heavy .50 caliber machine gun. The MG 338 could help...
  • CDX-50 Tremor: A .50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Powerhouse

    01/26/2021 7:07:10 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 24 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/25/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Meet the CDX-50 Tremor – the name alone would likely give Second Amendment opponents night tremors. At just under 23 pounds, the bolt action Cadex CDX-50 Tremor is the lightest .50 BMG platform on the market today – a full 10 pounds lighter than the Barrett M107 used by the U.S. military.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Bullet Shortage: Why Ammo Prices Are Going Sky High

    01/06/2021 6:42:08 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 59 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/6/2021 | Peter Suicu
    While the total number of firearms sales for 2020 won’t be known for another couple of weeks, it is already evident that last year broke all the records. With just weeks until President-Elect Joe Biden is sworn in and moves into the White House, sales of guns are only likely to increase, and that means ammo prices are spiking across the nation. Ammo in Short Supply As numerous reports have highlighted, a driving factor in the increase of sales was due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but it wasn’t just gun owners stocking up. 2020 saw the largest increase in...
  • Textron’s Plan For The Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon

    01/05/2021 10:05:39 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 9 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 01/5/2021 | Caleb Larson
    The Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program is a U.S. Army initiative that has a lot on its plate: replace both the M4 carbine as well as the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon with a rifle and automatic rifle. Not only that, but the NGSW competition also wants to incorporate a new intermediate caliber rifle cartridge too–and Textron has some interesting ideas on how to win this big contract. How Textron Is Approaching the Competition Textron is joined by SIG Sauer and General Dynamics in NGSW program participation, and one of the three bids should be selected sometime this year. The...
  • U.S. Army’s XM25 Punisher: The Super Gun That Failed

    12/26/2020 7:04:56 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 37 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 12/26/2020 | Peter Suicu
    There are countless examples of military systems that shouldn’t have gone forward – but too often designers “chased” the problems, and in the end that put soldiers in harm’s way. A weapon that doesn’t function properly in the field is dangerous to the user, and the U.S. Army’s XM25 Punisher is such an example. At least in this case the problem was canceled and the lessons (hopefully) learned. History Developed by Alliant Techsystems and Heckler & Koch under the Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) program for the Army, the XM25 System was meant to provide a soldier with a revolutionary...
  • [Vanity] Long term storage of the modern sporting rifle: Food Saver vacuum bags

    12/13/2020 10:48:54 AM PST · by Blueflag · 101 replies
    Email thread from friends ^ | 12/13/2002 | Unknown
    From a friend via a copy-pasted email thread Many of you you have asked how safely store what we'll call "the modern sporting rifle" for the long term. Particularly let's focus on storage in what we'll euphemistically call "environmentally exposed" locations. The typical answer has been to liberally coat the firearm in some sort of viscous grease (last generally sold in the Korean War era) that can take an hour to get off if the firearm is needed/desired for use, and place all the parts in various bags inside a large diameter PVC Schedule 40 or better pipe, with threaded...
  • Semi-auto “Assault” Rifle Defense in Waukegan, Illinois: two killed in Home Invasion

    10/01/2020 5:39:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 96 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 29 September, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On the morning of 22 September, about 10 a.m., two home invaders disguised as utility workers, displayed a handgun as they forced their way into a home on the 100 block of Frolic Avenue. A woman in her 30's had a toddler in her arms as she answered the door. As the two men, 34 and 36, forced there way inside, the woman turned and screamed. The house is very modest, only about 650 square feet. It has a full basement. The home invaders were later identified at brothers Jimmy and Christian Tenorio. Image from Waukegan Police, cropped, scaled, and...
  • Top 10 Infantry Rifles of All Time

    07/15/2020 3:47:21 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 77 replies
    Given that, the effectiveness of infantry rifles is a slippery question and rating one against the other is certainly a subjective one. Our choices are based on a number of factors; innovation, effectiveness, service life, impact on history and small-arms development. These are the choices of our editors, no doubt you have your own, perhaps better choices. We don’t expect it to be definitive and hope only to spark debate and interest among our readers. Omissions from the list will no doubt provoke the most questions, so I will try to explain the absence of some of your, and our,...
  • St. Louis Homeowner Speaks Out 'The Only Thing That Stopped the Mob Was my Rifle'

    06/29/2020 9:10:27 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 77 replies
    TGP ^ | June 29, 2020
    Mr. McCloskey explained during his on-camera interview on Monday that he announced to the Marxist mob that they were on private property and that’s when they became enraged. “Somebody forced the gate, and I stood up and announced that this is private property. Go back. I can’t remember in detail anymore. I went inside, I got a rifle. And when they … because as soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd,” he said. McClosky said one of the militants pulled out a loaded pistol magazine and clicked them together and said ‘you’re next.’ “We...