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  • Vintage 1906 Quackenbush Rifle vs. Modern Rossi Compact RB22 Rifle

    01/26/2024 6:13:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 24, 2024 | Dean Weingarten
    The Quackenbush .22 rifle was popular a hundred and 20 years ago. Advertisements for the rifles are easily found. They were mostly sold mail order.The prices for the rifles seem modest. A rifle with a wood stock and an 18-inch barrel cost about six dollars. The price of gold was fixed at $20 a Troy ounce. A day laborer might be paid $1 (and fed) for a 12-hour workday. It was the beginning of the petroleum age. While people were far more productive than they had been a hundred years earlier, the industrial age with power machinery, cheap steel, cheap...
  • Florida Attorney General Clarifies Definition of Short-Barreled Rifle

    10/09/2023 4:30:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | October 5, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    The Florida Attorney General, Ashley Moody, has issued an opinion clarifying that the Florida legal definition of a “short-barreled rifle” does not include a pistol to which a stabilizing brace has been attached, even if the stabilizing brace is used as a stock. From Unless and until judicially or legislatively clarified, I conclude that the definition of “short-barreled rifle,” which the Legislature enacted in 1969, does not include a handgun, such as a pistol, to which a person attaches a stabilizing brace, because the use of a such an optional accessory does not change the fundamental characteristics of the...
  • How did that happen to your rifle?!?! (video)(adult language)

    09/19/2023 9:22:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies Cops ^ | Jan. 2023 | Angry Cops
    How in the world does this happen?! How do you let a rifle get so completely damaged like this? Did it get run over by a car or a tank? whatever happened, we're gonna have to fix it ourselves. Nobody say a thing, or we're all gonna get in trouble. Basic training will have nothing on the smoke session we get if Sergeant Major finds out.
  • ‘The View’ Host Joy Behar Describes AR-15 as ‘The Automatic Rifle That Kills a Bunch of Children’

    05/26/2023 4:25:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/26/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    During Thursday’s edition of ABC’s The View co–host Joy Behar expressed bewilderment that Gov. Chris Sununu (R) will not ban the AR-15, which she described as “automatic rifle” used in high profile shootings. The hosts brought up gun control, with Whoopi Goldberg asking why Republicans refuse to ban AR-15s. She asked, “Why are you holding on to this one gun?”
  • Rossi RB 22 Compact .22LR Rifle with Threaded Muzzle, 1st Looks!

    05/12/2023 4:25:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 10, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    The Rossi booth at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, 2023, had a new product this correspondent had been hoping to see. It is the RB 22 Compact, a bolt action .22LR with a 10-shot magazine, 16 1/2 inch barrel, with muzzle threaded to 1/2×28, and a composite stock. It is sized to be child friendly, has very good fiber optic Rossi open sights, and is grooved for mounting optics. Rossi RB 22 Compact .22LR RifleIt weighs (unloaded) 3 lbs, 4 ounces. It comes, as seen, in a variety of colors, with one magazine. The overall length is 31...
  • Patrol Rifle Stolen From State Police Cruiser In Malden

    03/23/2023 3:12:55 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 34 replies
    CBS Boston via ^ | March 23, 2023 | CBS Boston Staff
    A patrol rifle was stolen from a marked State Police cruiser in Malden overnight, sources told WBZ-TV's I-Team. MALDEN - A patrol rifle was stolen from a marked State Police cruiser in Malden overnight, sources told WBZ-TV's I-Team. It happened at an apartment complex. The cruiser was parked in a garage at the time. The I-Team sources said the thieves broke in and stole the rifle and ammunition from a locked compartment inside the vehicle. They said it "appears to be a professional job." The cruiser belongs to a trooper assigned to Logan Airport, sources said.
  • Uvalde police held off on confronting shooter because of the rifle he used: report

    03/21/2023 12:39:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    The police who responded to a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last May held off on confronting the shooter inside the classroom out of concern over the AR-15 rifle he used, according to a report. A new investigation from the Texas Tribune found that officers decided that “immediately confronting the gunman” and the assault-style weapon “would be too dangerous,” although some of the officers on-scene were equipped with the same rifle.
  • LA Supervisors Push .50 Cal. Rifle Ban After 9mm Pistol Used in Shooting

    02/07/2023 6:44:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-07-2023 | AWR Hawkins
    Los Angeles County supervisors are pushing a .50 cal. rifle ban after a 9mm pistol was used in the January 21, 2023, Monterey Park, California, mass shooting. Breitbart News noted the Monterey shooter killed 11 people with a 9mm pistol. Two days later, another attacker used a pistol to kill seven in Half Moon Bay. On February 6, 2023, KTLA reported LA County supervisors are weighing a ban on .50 caliber rifles and .50 caliber ammo in response to the 9mm killings. They are also weighing a county wide gun registry, a liability insurance requirement for gun owners, and a...
  • Geraldo Rivera Says the ‘AR’ in AR-15 Means ‘Automatic Rifle’

    01/18/2023 7:52:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-18-2023 | AWR Hawkins
    FOX News personality Geraldo Rivera backed President Biden’s push for an “assault weapons” ban and said that the “AR” in AR-15 stands for “automatic rifle” on Tuesday’s The Five. Newsweek quoted Rivera telling the co-hosts, “I submit to you, ladies and gentlemen, there is no legitimate reason … to have an AR-15.” He described the AR-15 as a “machine gun” that people own in order to make them feel “macho.”
  • Officials: Gay Nightclub Shooting Suspect Purchased Gun ‘Legally’

    11/22/2022 10:47:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    The rifle used by the alleged 22-year-old attacker who killed five at Colorado Springs’ Club Q Saturday night was purchased “legally.” ABC News reported the officials briefed on the investigation into the attack say the attacker “legally purchased” his rifle. The officials who spoke with ABC News officials also pointed out that the attacker’s “2021 arrest may not have appeared on background checks because the case does not appear to have been adjudicated.”
  • World Record Extreme Long Range Shot 4.4 Miles

    09/18/2022 11:35:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    Sept. 14, 2022
    Journey to the World-Record-Shattering 4.4 Mile Long-Range Rifle Shot Scott Austin, Shepard Humphries, and half a dozen friends surpassed the previous record for longest target hit with a long range rifle on September 13, 2022, but their journey started long before that day.Scott and Shepard both have a passion for shooting rifles at long ranges. Extreme long ranges. For many years they have operated Nomad Rifleman, a boutique extreme long range shooting experience, out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In 2020, they guided a client to set the Wyoming state record for longest hit on a target at a whopping 3.06...
  • Ukrainian pensioner 'shoots down £74million Russian Su-34 jet with a RIFLE and is awarded a medal for his heroism'

    09/05/2022 5:29:45 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 87 replies
    Valeriy Fedorovych allegedly shot down Russian Su-34 jet flying over Chernihiv He collected debris from the exploded jet and keeps it in his garage Pensioner was awarded a medal by the State Border Service of Ukraine A Ukrainian pensioner shot down a Russian Su-34 jet with a rifle, sending it spiralling to the ground, a government agency has said.Valeriy Fedorovych opened fire when the enemy aircraft flew overhead in Chernhiv, according to the State Border Service of Ukraine.It is claimed he picked off the jet, which costs an estimated £74million, and footage circulating at the time showed it careening back...
  • Adjustable gas plug: M1 Garand

    08/17/2022 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Tucsonican · 28 replies
    Vanity | Self
    I'm looking for feedback regarding adjustable gas plugs for an M1 Garand. M2 Ball and equivalents, like most other ammo, isn't all that easy to come by but I've been able to find plenty of 150gr 30-06 though it's generally at higher pressures than M2. My understanding is that an adjustable gas plug will allow me to dial in adjustments for modern,higher pressure ammo, heavier bullet weights, etc. If anyone has experience with, and recommendations regarding, these plugs I'd be happy to hear them.
  • Choice of weapon

    08/06/2022 6:33:10 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 116 replies
    Today | Self
    With limited funds for firearms purchase, what are thoughts about home defense shotgun v. SHTF AR or other style rifle? Which would be your priority?
  • 'Exhibitionist', 46, is shot dead by elderly nudist after performing a sex act in front of shocked bathers on a French beach

    07/24/2022 7:37:19 PM PDT · by algore · 106 replies
    A man who allegedly performed a sex act in front of a woman on a nudist beach in France has been shot dead by a fellow beachgoer. The 46-year-old exhibitionist was gunned down at 'La Mama' beach in the Grand parc Miribel-Jonage on the outskirts of Lyon around 10:30am local time on Saturday morning. The shooter, a 76-year-old nudist, reportedly took umbrage with the man who had shouted insults at the beachgoers and then began pleasuring himself while staring at another woman, according to French police. After the two men got into an argument and the 46-year-old refused to take...
  • Suspect dead after Texas fatal shooting

    07/03/2022 2:22:28 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 66 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/3/2022 | Izzy Alvarez
    Sgt. Rick Alexander of Haltom City police said during a briefing that the three officers did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, as one officer was hit in the right arm, finger and leg, a second male officer hit in both legs and a third officer hit in upper thigh. An elderly female had called 911 and police arrived at the residence where officers returned fire during the incident, Alexander said. The elderly female sustained non-life threatening injuries. A woman was found dead in the home and a man was found dead outside, Alexander said. The suspected gunman was described as...
  • Woman killed man who fired rifle into party crowd, police say

    05/28/2022 5:21:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | 5/27/2022
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A woman in West Virginia fatally shot a man who began firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of people that had gathered for a party, authorities said. Dennis Butler, 37, was killed Wednesday night after he pulled out the rifle and began shooting at dozens of people attending the birthday-graduation party outside an apartment complex in the city of Charleston, police said in a statement.
  • A Lesson From History

    05/25/2022 3:32:33 PM PDT · by justme4now · 4 replies
    Self | 5/25/02 | Self
    Before I post the lesson from history:First things first!All of the talk/nonsense about the banning of "assault weapons!"Define "assault weapon!" Scary black thing? What?How do you explain this? President Biden's pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Steven Dettelbach, acknowledged Wednesday that he does not have a definition for the term "assault weapon." ATF DEFINITION
  • Would YOUR CAT do this?...................

    04/01/2022 11:31:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | 01 April 2021 | IuliiaMendel This cat is totally oblivious................
  • Kyle Rittenhouse Rifle to be Destroyed; Dominick Black Rifle Returned ~ VIDEO

    02/01/2022 5:14:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 30, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The legal disposition of the rifle used by Kyle Rittenhouse in self-defense, during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been settled. Kevin Matheson, of Kenosha County Eye, was in court when Judge Schroeder validated the agreement, by all parties.The rifle Kyle Rittenhouse fired on August 25, 2020, would be destroyed by the Wisconsin Crime Lab.From Case livestreamed. Clerk/T. Lema. ADA Thomas Binger appeared for the State. Atty Mark Richards appeared on behalf of deft. Atty Xavier Solis appeared on behalf of The Fightback Foundation. Atty Francine Felske appeared on behalf of Carriage Capital. ADA Binger reports the State has...