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  • Letter to Mrs Bixby

    05/26/2018 8:39:50 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shoot Journal ^ | 5/26/2018 | J Hines
    Remember the scene in the movie “Saving Private Ryan” where a General George C Marshall (U.S.Army Chief-of-Staff) reads a condolences letter from the late President Abraham Lincoln? Is this letter a hoax or a myth? In the autumn of 1864 Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew wrote to President Lincoln asking him to express condolences to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, a widow believed to have lost five sons during the Civil War. Lincoln’s letter to her was printed by the Boston Evening Transcript. Later it was revealed that only two of Mrs. Bixby’s five sons died in battle, Charles and Oliver. Of...
  • (Vanity) Heading To The Cyber-gulag

    05/04/2018 5:05:23 PM PDT · by OddLane · 26 replies
    The InterWebz ^ | May 4, 2018 | Gerard Perry
    I haven't done a vanity in a while, and I intend on fleshing out my thoughts in a long form essay/piece for another website in the near future, but I figured I would give a personal perspective to the broader issue of online censorship by website owners that bill themselves as content neutral providers. I know that some, especially those who have no qualms about suppressing contrary points of view will object to the use of the phrase "censorship," since social media platforms like Twitter are not controlled by the government, therefore have a right to restrict and expunge any...
  • Best Hunting Muzzleloaders

    04/05/2018 5:00:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/5/2018 | J Hines
    Muzzleloaders have come along way and there has been enormous improvements in muzzleloading technology. Traditionally, able to take down target at 50-75 yards, current muzzleloaders can reach out at longer ranges. There’s mixture of sentiment as to which muzzleloader to go with. Modern day hunters have the latest piece of weaponry with all the gizmo. While some old school purist just want to use their old style muzzleloader. Finally, a few that just want a reliable muzzleloader. Whichever side you fall on there is something for everyone. Have a look at this best hunting muzzleloader list. Remington Model 700 Ultimate...
  • 357 Magnum vs 45 ACP

    04/04/2018 5:51:13 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 79 replies
    Am Shoot Journal ^ | 4/4/2018 | J Hines
    Which Caliber would you Use in a SHTF Scenario? There are always debates on which is the better carry handgun and we get down to the ballistics, which is better?, a .357 Magnum or a 45ACP? 357vs45acpMost of us gun enthusiasts understand the differences between the two ammo and how powerful it is. But sometimes its good to see the visual effects of the ballistics. The following is a penetration comparison of the two ammo and it is the un-scientific approach. Basically shoot at different type of objects and observe the effects. The other consideration that we’ll talk about is...
  • Study Finds 3 million Americans carry a loaded handguns

    10/26/2017 5:05:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/26/2017 | C Ingraham
    An estimated 3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun on themselves every day, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers from the University of Washington, Harvard University and the University of Colorado conducted the National Firearms Survey in 2015. From the 4,000 U.S. adults who participated in the online survey, 1,500 of them were handgun owners. One significant question was asked how often they carried a loaded handgun when they were out of their homes. The objectives of the study were to “determine the frequency of loaded handgun carrying among US adult handgun...
  • Armed Attacker with Knife Flees after woman reveals her concealed carry Gun

    10/24/2017 5:05:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/24/2027 | D Smith
    After a man wielding a knife attacked and kidnapped a woman, she was able to grab her concealed carry gun and scare him off, probably saving her own life. Guns save lives. An Illinois woman probably saved her life from a knife wielding attacker when she was able to reach her concealed handgun. The woman had parked her car near a shopping mall in Moline when a man brandishing a knife jumped into her vehicle. She reportedly fought with the attacker as he entered her car, whereupon he slashed her arm and told her to drive to a rural area...
  • Young Guns: Quality Time Together

    10/17/2017 11:20:29 AM PDT · by w1n1
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/17/2017 | B Fawbush
    This is Baret Fawbush, here’s a short clip of him and his son spending some quality time together. Read the excerpt below on how he juggles training, spatial awareness, gun safety and its purpose into quality time with his child.. “Here’s my son Knox. He’s 4 years old. I REALLY want to get him into guns but the key is not to be forceful, so when he wants to go shooting with daddy, this is typically what we do. He stands behind me and holds on to me or just watches and tells me if I hit my target. You...
  • Epic Wild Hog shot in Thermal

    10/16/2017 4:54:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/16/2017 | E Nestor
    This invasive nuisance got some lead medicine, courtesy of high tech – a thermal-imaging scope. Brad Korando shared this action-packed video on Facebook. This is a wild hog that paid the ultimate price for gluttony. Sneaking into the woods at night, this hunter was well-armed for this hungry, invasive hog. A thermal-imaging scope caught the fat hog feeding on corn in the crosshairs. Then, one shot rings out, followed by another. A geyser of blood pours from this feral beast, and this guy caught it all on video. Wild hogs are invasive nightmares that cause destruction to both wildlife and...
  • Be Amaze of what Saiga-12 can do to Cars

    10/13/2017 5:14:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/13/2017 | E Nestor
    Saiga-12 shotguns are incredible weapons. When they target these cars, we all get a great show. Watch as these guys use Saiga-12 shotguns for some serious destruction in this action-packed video. I’ll admit there’s not much logic to this video but it sure is fun watching these cars get banged up. YouTuber anderRuskov shared a video of cars being shot up by 12-gauge buckshot loads. The weapons of choice are semi-automatic Saiga-12 shotguns loaded up with 20-round drum magazines. The Saiga-12 shotgun has quite an interesting design. It’s essentially a beefed-up AK-47 rifle chambered with 12-gauge shotgun loads. This smoothbore...
  • World's Fastest Shooter vs Bump Fire Stock

    10/12/2017 5:21:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/12/2017 | D Zimmerman
    Ever since the Las Vegas shooting and Senator Diane Feinstein introduced her bill to ban bump fire stocks, claims have been made about the speed at which semi-automatic rifles can be made to fire while using these ATF-approved accessories. Defenders pointed out that in order to simulate full-auto fire, you don’t need a bump fire stock . . You can achieve the same rates of fire with a rubber band. Or a belt loop as seen on Youtube channels. But what many really wanted to see was someone with serious skills to fire an un-aided semi-auto AR to see what...
  • Why you never wear a Wedding Ring in a Deer Stand

    10/11/2017 8:44:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/11/2017 | C Bailey
    <p>Sitting in a 10-20 foot deer stand has some dangers, but don’t let this be one. Many people are married, and many of those people hunt. Word to the wise… buy a QALO ring, or just leave your wedding ring at home when in the stand.</p>
  • Would you Shoot a Buck Mounting a Doe?

    10/11/2017 7:11:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/11/2017 | C Raleigh
    Here’s a case many deer hunters have seen while hunting before having to make a split-second decision as to whether or not they should take this shot. Should you shoot a buck that’s clearly mounted on a doe or let it go? You make the call. Sporting men and women enjoy the fair chase and take the shot nature provides them. But sometimes, nature provides the unexpected shot. What would you do in this situation? Read the rest of the story and see the shoot a buck mounting a doe video here.
  • 10 Best Compact Handguns for Everyday Carry

    10/11/2017 5:45:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/11/2017 | J Hines
    A concealed carry license deserves reliable and top of the line handguns. However, with a huge market to choose from this can be a challenge. We stacked up 10 guns against each other to bring you our top carry handguns based on stopping power, weight, ease of use, and price. Using a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best, you'll be able to compare the best of the best. In this article, we’re only covering compact handguns. Here are 10 ideal choices for the everyday carrier. Glock 26 Gen3 (9mm) Portability: 4Ease of Use: 5Weight: 3.5Affordability: 2Stopping Power: 3...
  • Top 10 Guns you should never Sell

    10/10/2017 5:50:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/10/2017 | J Hofer
    Some guns are more valuable than others. You should hold onto these 10 guns if you already own them. Like in real estate when its a bull market with time, these guns get more valuable everyday. For most gun enthusiasts, it’s a rule of thumb to hold onto guns, and that’s especially true for these firearms. Here's a few: Colt Single Action Model 1873 – Value at $1500-$30KWalter P-38 – Value at $800-$3KM1 Garant – Value at $1,000-$6K+FM Browning Hi Power – Value at $800-$3K See the rest of the top 10 guns should not sell here.
  • 7 Shotguns Kaboom

    10/09/2017 5:13:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/9/2017 | E Nestor
    Shotguns can kaboom just like any firearm can. Faulty loaded ammunition can be the death to a fine shotgun. These seven shotgun kabooms send these weapons to their doom. This skeet shooter had a nasty surprise waiting for him…Squib art A little destructive art.This shotgun was a total loss from a badly loaded shell.Now that is indeed a sad and scary sight. See the rest of the 7 shotguns kaboom here.
  • Most Epic Elk Tumble

    10/05/2017 5:18:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/5/2017 | Vander Veen
    This giant elk takes epic tumble down the side of steep mountain. It’s rough country. That’s no secret. The hunters who successfully hunt elk are typically well-prepared for the fact that they will face some interesting terrain throughout their endeavors. That may involve spotting and stalking up and down the mountains of Colorado. It may involve spotting scopes and long-range shots in big sky of Montana. Heck, it could mean 20 degrees with a foot of snow one day and 70 degrees the next. Likely, it’ll fall somewhere in between all of those. For these hunters, it meant a long-range...
  • The Henry Arms .45-70 Lever Action Rifle – Gun Review

    10/04/2017 5:35:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/4/2017 | E Nestor
    Here's a review of the Henry Arms .45-70 Lever Action Rifle, and it didnÂ’t disappoint. This big game rifle was born to hunt. I gave the Henry Arms .45-70 Lever Action Rifle thorough testing, and here is what I found. The great folks at Henry Repeating Arms sent me over a blued-steel Model H010 Lever Action Rifle in the big-game-dropping .45-70 caliber. I had Henry Arms deliver it to my good friend Steve over at Silverado Arms Gunshop. Steve and the great folks over at the shop always make it a pleasant visit with many temptations to my wallet. Now...
  • Slow Motion of this Crazy Muzzleloader Explosion

    10/03/2017 6:10:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal | 10/3/2017 | C Bailey
    Social media has a way of spreading viral content like a wild fire in a desert. And this video of the exploding muzzleloader on the range is gaining a lot of attention. It is a pretty insane video. The shooter should consider himself very lucky that things didn’t end any worse than it already did. The slow motion clip makes the video all the more frightening and crazy. I’m still not sure what caused it, and we don’t want to speculate on anything without knowing details. All we know is that things like this happen, and when they do, you...
  • A Silencer on a Muzzleloader is not a Gun

    10/02/2017 5:06:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/2/2017 | R Fargo
    SilencerCo's Maxim 50 suppressed muzzleloader caused a hoot on the internet. A gun with a silencer that doesn’t require ANY paperwork? One that can be MAILED to a buyer’s house, WITHOUT A BACKGROUND CHECK? Yup, pretty much. CNN reports that the Maxim 50 has the ATF’s blessing . . Silencers are subject to federal gun control laws that are more restrictive than for most guns. They are treated like machine guns, requiring a more intensive background check that takes months to process, with a $200 tax. But muzzleloaders are not subject to federal gun control laws because they use antiquated...
  • The Computational Propaganda Project

    08/07/2017 9:53:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    University of Oxford ^ | Oxford Internet Institute,
    Project Description Since 2012, we have been investigating the use of algorithms, automation and computational propaganda in public life. Political bots are manipulating public opinion over major social networking applications. This project enables a new team of social and information scientists to investigate the impact of automated scripts, commonly called bots, on social media. We study both the bot scripts and the people making such bots, and then work with computer scientists to improve the way we catch and stop such bots. Experience suggests that political bots are most likely to appear during an international crisis, and are usually designed...