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  • .45 ACP vs. 9mm Cartridge Debate

    04/20/2017 9:56:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 87 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/20/2017 | JB Snow
    Does it really matter? We all love a good argument, especially when it comes to guns. But I’m always amazed when people speak in absolutes about the merits of the .45 ACP versus the 9mm. What's funny is that even with ballistic data that we can access to use to debate our arguments. It’s still not enough to see the value objectively. Reading data can be mind boggling or just too hard to visualize. Viewing pictures of the caliber aftermath may be the way to go. Back in 2014, the FBI Academy from Quantico, VA released a report on why...
  • Can you Ricochet a Ricochet?

    02/25/2017 9:31:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/25/2017 | C Buckner
    When we think ricochet, we usually think danger. But can a ricochet be directed and actually used as a bullet? When we are planning our hunting lanes or setting up our targets for a little range practice, we often think of a ricochet as one of the things on our safety list. In some circle of tactical shooting, shooting down the hallway, you can actually ricochet a shot from the side walls. What we don't often do is think about using the ricochet to actually hit our target. And to be honest unless you are planning some trick shots you...
  • Will an Apple Macbook Pro Stop A Bullet?

    02/07/2017 5:45:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2017 | E Nestor
    Have you ever wondered if your Apple Macbook Pro stop a .22 bullet? How about a 9mm? Well 22 Plinkster Youtuber was curious, so he put this technology to the lead test. If you didn't know the construction of an Apple Macbook Pro its pretty impressive. For the test a Smith & Wesson.22 long rifle caliber and 9mm is used against the laptop from approximately 7 yards away. Results As speculated the Mac Book Pro stopped the .22 cal round, no penetration at all. The big surprise came from the 9mm being the higher velocity bullet, still did not penetrate...
  • Patriotic Pistol

    02/06/2017 8:27:05 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/6/2017 | B Fitzpatrick
    Bill Ruger would have turned 100 years old in 2016, and even though he is gone I believe that he would have been quite impressed with the innovative firearm designs that continue to appear on pages of his namesake company's annual catalog. Unlike Colt, Smith & Wesson, Remington and Winchester, which were all operating in the 1800s, the Ruger brand is relatively new. But in just over 60 years, Ruger guns have earned a spot near the top of all American gun manufacturers. In firearms manufacturing terms that’s a meteoric rise, and it doesn't seem to be slowing. The American...
  • Can a Bat stop a Bullet? Lucille vs 9mm

    01/10/2017 12:28:43 PM PST · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/10/2017 | D Smith
    In the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, Negan stopped Rosita's bullet with Lucille, his barb wire wrapped bat. Though we don’t know how under powered the round loaded by Eugene might have been, it was at least powerful enough to cycle the slide on Rosita's Beretta. Here's a video that explores the reality of a scene from season 7, episode 8, wherein Rosita attempts to kill bad guy Negan by shooting at him with a handloaded 9mm. Could this really happen? Could a baseball bat stop a 9mm round? He takes the shot and the bullet goes clean through...
  • Solid Semi 9mm

    09/30/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/30/2016 | Frank Jardim
    The classic Uzi 9mm submachine gun was developed by Uziel Gal in the 1950s for the Israeli military, and in its day was considered an excellent combat weapon. And although guns with similar features had become pretty standard by the end of World War II, the Uzi changed the paradigm for submachine guns with its compactness, ergonomics and easy handling. These reasons are also why the gun continues to be replicated by a variety of manufacturers. One of these, Century Arms, Inc., has found success with their semi-auto version, the Centurion UC-9. The original Uzi was made mostly of welded...
  • See how fast you can load your 9mm rounds

    08/23/2016 7:46:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/23/2016 | J Hines
    The folks from B&T AG formerly known as Brügger & Thomet AG of Switzerland created this super fast magazine loader for the MP9 and HK MP5 which shoots the 9mm rounds, but before you get it for your Glocks, read this first. A loader like this WILL NOT work with a single-position-feed magazine like a Glock (or pretty much any pistol) magazine. It will ONLY work with a double-position-feed magazine like most SMGs and rifles use. See the video here on how fast you can reload your magazine here.
  • Optimizing your 9mm for Accuracy and Effectiveness

    08/22/2016 9:20:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 47 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/22/2016 | J Hines
    Choosing the right ammunition can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced of gun enthusiasts. Without taking on the overwhelming hobby of making your own ammunition, and having your significant other hassle you over those exciting new credit card bills, here are a few tips to help you find the right ammunition for your 9mm. Regarding Grain and What That Means for You and Your AccuracyGrain is relatively important when it comes to the accuracy of your carbine or pistol. Truly, most sportsmen can spend an entire lifetime going to the range or hunting and never really worry...
  • 9mm Tracers Lights up Coyote

    07/11/2016 9:53:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/11/2016 | M Sargent
    Hunting coyote and other predators is definitely a huge plus in helping preserve the local deer population. Youtuber Tim Wells highlights some coyote hunting with 9mm tracer rounds. Awesome shooting and great footage of tracers! In the video, Tim encounters some challenges on getting these wily predators to come closer. With some patiences like a seasoned hunter, utilizing the Foxpro caller, the coyotes arrive. However, one of the shooter misses an easy shot of the standing coyote, but later was able to obtain a different shot to take down the coyote, see the video for the highlights.
  • FBI goes back to 9mm with Glock

    06/30/2016 3:44:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 140 replies
    guns.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation awarded Glock an $85 million contract to produce 9mm handguns for the better part of a decade, according to the notice published Wednesday. The contract marks a milestone in the history of FBI weapons as the agency famously ditched 9mm in the mid-1980s for a larger .40-caliber handgun. The return comes after 30 years of ballistic improvements to 9mm ammunition. The contract covers five items that include a compact pistol, a full-size pistol, an inert training pistol, a Simunition training pistol, and replacement parts, according to the solicitation. Specifications in the solicitation suggest Glock...
  • Russia Today: 11yo Alabama boy shoots intruder, mocks him for ‘crying like a baby’

    04/30/2016 9:18:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Russia Today ^ | April 30, 2016
    An 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Alabama, boasted about shooting at a fleeing burglar 12 times and mocked the man (whom he had wounded in the leg) for “crying like a baby”. Chris Gaither told WVTM news he was home alone Wednesday morning when he heard an intruder breaking into his house.
  • 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone “petting the dogs” on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. “When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • ‘He started crying like a little baby’: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 8:55:53 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 54 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/1/16 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone “petting the dogs” on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. “When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • Wilson's AR9 pistol caliber or something cheaper?

    04/21/2016 8:08:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/21/2016 | C Cocoles
    Pistol caliber carbines have become extremely popular since the ammo shortage a few years ago. Just recently, the prolific Wilson Combat company released information about their new 9mm rifle the AR9. At first glimpse the Wilson AR9 has the similar appearance of an AR-15, so obviously an AR clone. It’s a quality-built 9mm AR with a quality AR price of $1,995. Unfortunately, that price is what's killing it in the eyes of the buyer, check it out. The Sig MPX is also a quality built AR style carbine: $1,732The Zenith MKE Z-5 Rifle is based of the classic, reliable MP-5:...
  • How Effective will a 9mm bullet be to take out a Truck tire?

    02/03/2016 8:54:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/3/2016 | E Nestor
    Ok, so we all have seen movies showing a person shooting at a vehicle tire with their pistol to deflate it. But, ever wonder, how effective is that with a 9mm? Well enter FullMag who was curious and decided to try out this experiment. The 9mm pistol cartridge has its lovers and its haters. How will a 9mm pistol hollow point bullet react when it hits a truck tire? FullMag set to try this out on a truck tire attached to a Ford F-150. The bullet cuts a nice hole on entry and air whizzes from this hole. Remarkably the...
  • If FBI moves to 9mm, what happens to the .40 cal Pistols?

    11/02/2015 4:39:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 140 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Smith & Wesson revolver shown above was paid for by U.S. taxpayers.  It was a finely crafted piece of machinery that served its country of origin well.  It is legal to own in all 50 states, by nearly all citizens.  But the Clinton administration chose to pay additional tax dollars to reduce it to this sad pile of scrap.  The destruction likely occurred at Anniston Army Depot.The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a solicitation from the FBI for a unrestricted number of 9mm pistols worth up to 85 million dollars.  From GSA: The Federal Bureau of Investigation...
  • Army To Allow Hollowpoint Ammo For New Pistol

    07/20/2015 7:18:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Granview Outdoors ^ | 7-16-15 | Christian Lowe
    In a surprising break from decades of compliance with a 19th century treaty, the Army has said it will likely allow its troops to use hollow-point and frangible ammunition in its handguns, arguing the rounds are commonly used by law enforcement and for self defense and pose less of a risk to bystanders than fully jacketed rounds. The previous ban on the use of hollowpoint ammunition for military rifles and handguns stems from the first Hague Convention of 1899, where ammunition that “expand or flatten easily” was banned for use in war. Though the United States never ratified that part...
  • Marines Allow Operators to Choose Glocks over MARSOC .45s (G-19 9mm are preferred)

    02/28/2015 5:42:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    The Marine Corps has authorized MARSOC operators to carry Glock pistols, since most of the elite outfit's members prefer the popular 9mm over the custom .45 pistols the service bought them in 2012. The Corps issued a Feb. 2 Marine Administrative Message, or MARADMIN, that green-lighted Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, or MARSOC, units to use the Glock 19, a proven design used by many units in U.S. Special Operations Command. The reliable, easy-to-maintain 9mm features a polymer frame and a 17-round magazine. The Marine Corps just completed an exhaustive search for a new MARSOC pistol in 2012. The...
  • Army wants a harder-hitting pistol

    07/03/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 227 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | July 03, 2014 | By Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army is moving forward to replace the Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol with a more powerful handgun that also meets the needs of the other services. As the lead agent for small arms, the Army will hold an industry day July 29 to talk to gun makers about the joint, Modular Handgun System or MHS. The MHS would replace the Army's inventory of more than 200,000 outdated M9 pistols and several thousand M11 9mm pistols with one that has greater accuracy, lethality, reliability and durability, according to Daryl Easlick, a project officer with the Army's Maneuver Center of...
  • Video of Ruger SP101, Separate Ejector Rod

    12/08/2013 5:22:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 88 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This video from INTOWEAPONS was interesting to me because it showed the person firing using a separate ejector rod to eject the empties.  You have to be looking for it to catch it, right at about 1:56 to 2:08 in the video, at the bottom of the screen.   When you hear cases being ejected at other points of the video, it is clear from the cadence that the separate ejector rod is being used there as well.  Most people do not use a separate ejector rod unless there is good reason to do so, primarily that the revolver's intrinsic...