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  • FR Gun Club - Friday Gun Porn - Guns on tripods (Talk about "labor" day)

    09/03/2010 8:05:21 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 4 replies
    03 SEP 10 | dcbryan1
    Today's topic: guns on tripods. Ok Freepers, get ready to post your favorite pictures of guns on tripods! I'll start off with some of my favorites below to include, art, film, history, etc. NOTE: If you don't know how to use HTML, click here HTML Sandbox to get started.
  • Basic firearms stuff

    07/07/2009 10:15:22 AM PDT · by sig226 · 184 replies · 7,338+ views
    Basic firearms stuff:This is my rifle, this is my gun . . .” Generally speaking, the military refers to a shoulder fired firearms as rifles and uses the term gun to refer to artillery pieces. Aside from angry drill instructors, the distinction is meaningless. If someone chastises you for using the term gun, ask him what they use in a twenty one gun salute. Rules of gun safetyTreat all guns as if they are loaded. Never let the muzzle of a gun point at anything you do not want to destroy. Be absolutely sure of your target, and what is...
  • FRGC – Ruger 22/45 Range Report

    11/29/2008 4:13:03 PM PST · by javachip · 61 replies · 4,180+ views
    Vanity | 11/29/2008 | javachip
    A Ruger 22/45 Mk III Target model followed me home from the gunshow last weekend and with all the posts about firearms lately, I thought a range report was in order. The pistol is a .22 with a 5.5 inch barrel. The receiver is polymer with the grip angle, slide release, magazine release and safety located similar to a 1911. Ruger uses much of the same internals as their standard .22 pistol. They get around the different grip angle by running the magazine at a fore and aft angle across the grip. It feels a little strange the first few...
  • FR Gun Club - Friday Gun Porn

    10/24/2008 3:44:27 AM PDT · by sig226 · 54 replies · 1,166+ views
    Let's see 'em! Post - 64 Model 94 with Lyman sight, .30 - 30.
  • Free Republic Gun Club

    10/20/2008 3:54:09 AM PDT · by sig226 · 29 replies · 745+ views ^ | Stephen A. Camp
    Why the 9mm Hi Power Remains a Favorite of Mine It is a safe bet that the choices in 9mm pistols has never been greater than today. They can be had from diminutive little things about the size of the traditional .380 ACP (and smaller) to the 1911 platform in standard 5" guns to 6" long slides. And the choice is there in action types, too! We can still find purely single-action autos from a number of makers including FN, CZ, and a number of 1911 makers who chamber it in 9mm. Traditional DA/SA automatics can be found from S&W,...
  • Free Republic Gun Club

    10/13/2008 4:49:43 PM PDT · by sig226 · 62 replies · 1,184+ views
    Guns Magazine ^ | June, 2008 | John Sheehan
    From Rifles to Grenades 1914 - 1918 Prior to the outbreak of WWI, for 28 years since the introduction of the French 8x51mmR smallbore, high-velocity smokeless cartridge in 1886, the European powers had been engaged in an arms race to develop the next generation of small arms with which to equip their ever expanding armies. The American Civil War had proved the worth of the rifled barrel as well as the repeater. Stubborn ordnance types had argued for years against the introduction of repeating firearms based on the concern the average soldier would fire off all of his ammunition...
  • FR Gun Club - Mighty Mice Guns

    10/06/2008 4:49:11 PM PDT · by sig226 · 48 replies · 944+ views
    GUNS Magazine ^ | Nov. 2008 | Massad Ayoob
    Mighty Mice Guns Ruger’s Two New Defensive Handgun Concepts . . . First, they introduced an established revolver in a new caliber, the SP101 chambered for ATK’s new .327 Federal Magnum cartridge. Then, hitting the 2008 SHOT Show a little like Godzilla hitting Tokyo, came the LCP — a tiny, sub-10-ounce .380 ACP autoloader whose acronymized name stands for Lightweight Compact Pistol. By the time the show closed, Ruger had taken orders for 87,000 LCPs, such a figure is, to the best of my knowledge, a record in non-military firearms. Since the little one made the biggest splash, by...
  • FR Gun Club - Hunting and stuff

    10/01/2008 3:44:57 AM PDT · by sig226 · 25 replies · 493+ views
    I picked this up last month and added the Lyman sight. It's a post '64 .30 - 30, but old enough that it was drilled for the sight. I'm going to sight it in today, although I still have to tap out the buckhorn and get a wedge to fill the dovetail. I was supposed to go bowhunting for hogs this fall, but job related stuff put the kibosh on that. It looks like I'll have to wait until this spring for my bacon fix. Who's going hunting? Whatcha gonna git?
  • FR Gun Club

    09/22/2008 4:08:23 AM PDT · by sig226 · 41 replies · 886+ views
    It's Monday. This is a site I found because someone gave me a Jimenez JA - 380 and I couldn't get the thing to come apart. Contrary to some popular assertions, it wouldn't take down because it's a piece of crap. But just to prove that the internet really does have something for everybody, here is the Bryco, Jennings, Lorcin, Raven forum, now featuring Jimenez Arms.
  • FR Gun Club - Precision Shooting

    09/17/2008 3:57:51 AM PDT · by sig226 · 32 replies · 165+ views
    Precision Shooting ^ | Steve Adelmann
    It’s been my experience that the most controversial subject in long range shooting is that of the right cartridge. The real answer is there’s not one perfect caliber or load. There are both good prospects that deliver and dismal failures that succeed in advertising only. The good news is that folks pursuing the elusive “One Mile Shot” have several choices. It’s likely that more options will emerge as time and technology progress. When I got involved in this endeavor several years ago, I had only the .338 Lapua Magnum (LM), .408 CheyTac® and the already fielded .300 Win Mag (WM)...
  • FRGC - Tuesday - What if?

    09/16/2008 5:50:43 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 78 replies · 395+ views
    FRGC - Tuesday - What if? Last week there was a post from a FReeper asking the question about what to have for weaponry 'just in case'.The 'just in case' could be societal breakdown due to natural disaster (Katrina, Andrew, Camille), or in the never spoken of case, restoration of the republic.Now the second may never happen, at least in our lifetime, but every great society in history has had a breakdown due to corruption, coup, or some charismatic leader manipulating the law until a democracy becomes a tyranical theocracy.So, let's look at what would be a good, economical, group...
  • Maire's Laig .44 - 40

    09/15/2008 3:45:02 AM PDT · by sig226 · 27 replies · 925+ views
    BACK IN THE HEYDAY OF THE TELEVISION WESTERN, the 1950s and 1960s, there were more horse operas than any other type of show on the air, and many, like Wanted Dead or Alive, managed to tell a credible story in only 30 minutes, and do it in black and white with just a few commercial interruptions. The first episode was actually a spin-off from the hit western "Trackdown" starring Robert Culp as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman. That episode, titled "The Bounty Hunter," ( this episode has also been listed as "The Bounty Man" ) introduced Steve McQueen as Josh...
  • FR Gun Club: Answers to the Most Common Arguments Against Concealed Carry on College Campuses

    09/11/2008 3:09:05 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 37 replies · 1,244+ views
    Concealed ^ | 9/11/2008 | Concealed Campus
    It's back to school time kiddies!How can we ensure the safety of our college kids? More people are starting to realize the cold hard facts that an armed student is a safe student. The following are some good answers to questions about guns and campuses. While we love the Second Amendment, we need to arm ourselves with knowledge also to answer the naysayers! Argument: "Guns on campus would lead to an escalation in violent crime." Answer: "Since the fall semester of 2006, state law has allowed licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns on the campuses of all nine public colleges...
  • FR Gun Club

    09/10/2008 3:49:23 AM PDT · by sig226 · 137 replies · 1,524+ views
    A friend recently got a larger than expected royalty check from his publisher, and in passing asked me if I had any suggestions about the kind of shotgun he should consider buying as his first. opinion about shotguns? I guess he doesn’t read my stuff much. Deciding on a first shotgun is a straightforward process. And the first step is the same as any other firearm purchase. A liberal once asked me if I thought I had enough guns, and to his supreme annoyance I responded “enough for what?” That’s not a joke, it’s the first issue when choosing...
  • FRGC - Tuesday - SNUBBIES!!!

    09/09/2008 3:37:11 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 46 replies · 2,321+ views
    09/09/08 | Pistolshot
    FRGC – Tuesday – SNUBBIES!!!! Today I am going to bring up the subject of the great and small snubby. Although , the snubby comes in a variety of calibers, all the way from 22 Short up to the S&W 500 Mag, and are fairly large for a snubby. The big bore snubbies do provide compact, outright raw power, and any close encounter with critters that bite and scratch would be well defended against with one of these. Snubbies can also be attributed to the small compact autos, all the way up to an including the Colt Officers size and...
  • FR Gun Club - Semi-Automatic Firearms and the “Assault Weapon” Issue

    09/08/2008 3:47:11 AM PDT · by sig226 · 46 replies · 363+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | 9/3/08
    Semi-automatics, like all firearms other than machine guns, fire one shot when the trigger is pulled, and they reload themselves after each shot. They were introduced in the 1880s and account for about 15 percent of the 250+ million firearms in the United States. Of new firearms sold in the United States during the last 20 years, semi-automatics account for about 75 percent of handguns, and a significant share of rifles and shotguns. In the mid-1980s, anti-gun groups invented the term “assault weapon” and applied it to semi-automatic firearms that look like modern, fully-automatic military rifles, hoping to trick the...
  • FR's Gun Club - Friday's Gun Porn

    08/01/2008 5:04:06 AM PDT · by Shooter 2.5 · 327 replies · 542+ views
    None | August 1, 2008 | Shooter 2.5
    This is one of the first installments from Free Republic's Gun Club. It's going to be a daily discussion on subjects covering firearms, Gun Rights and overall firearms experiences. Some years ago, Friday seemed to be the time to post photos of our favorite toys. I volunteered to make it a weekly occurance. One of the things I did learn through the years, though. It's not the gun. It's just a tool in the hands of the person who makes it happen. That rusty and pitted .38 revolver may not look like much but to the owner, it may have...
  • FR Gun Club

    08/04/2008 3:50:44 AM PDT · by sig226 · 82 replies · 235+ views
    Dave Grossman ^ | Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
    One Vietnam veteran, an old retired colonel, once said this to me: “Most of the people in our society are sheep. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident.” This is true. Remember, the murder rate is six per 100,000 per year, and the aggravated assault rate is four per 1,000 per year. What this means is that the vast majority of Americans are not inclined to hurt one another. Some estimates say that two million Americans are victims of violent crimes every year, a tragic, staggering number, perhaps an all-time record rate of...
  • FR Gun Club-Firearm Safety and Operations Primer-always good to review!

    08/06/2008 9:55:22 AM PDT · by Manly Warrior · 51 replies · 169+ views
    Wednesday Edition By Manly Warrior; NRA certified Rifle and Pistol Instructor, MO CCW Instructor, Avid NRA HP Competitor, Army Combat Infantryman and Engineer officer (retired). While many of us use firearms frequently and have learned (sometimes the hard way) to deliberately review our weapons safety/handling procedures each and every time we handle firearms, many firearms owners and particularly handgun owners, do not live so close to their weapons. In this article, I will attempt to review the basic rules of firearms safety, using the NRA rules as a basis as well as reviewing the basic steps in gun handling. For...
  • FR Gun Club: The Cornered Cat

    08/11/2008 3:37:56 AM PDT · by sig226 · 84 replies · 661+ views
    The Cornered Cat ^ | Kathy Jackson
    A friend sent me a link to this site and I liked what I saw. The site is dedicated primarily to female shooters, but the articles are well written and worthy of anyone's time. Kathy Jackson deals primarily with new shooters and people new to the idea that they might one day have to use deadly force to protect themself or their family. Although I've been around this stuff for a long time, I read many of the articles and even found a couple of things I didn't know on some of the n00b pages. It's definitely worth your time....
  • FR Gun Club

    08/14/2008 12:13:29 AM PDT · by sig226 · 53 replies · 203+ views
    Before the invention of the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22, pretty much everyone who knew how to shoot was familiar with the bolt action .22 Long Rifle. They were single shots with peep sights and they were stupid accurate. A bored rangemaster told each gang of mini GI Joes about the features of the rifles we were going to use. As he described each part of the action, we thought, ‘Well, duh . . .” Something that simple wasn’t simple to invent. The modern bolt action began in 1827, with a patent for a breech loading "needle gun" by Johann Dreyse. A...
  • FR Gun Club - Friday Gun Porn- Ugly Guns

    08/15/2008 5:07:30 AM PDT · by Shooter 2.5 · 128 replies · 5,093+ views
    August 15, 2008 | Shooter 2.5
    Since we posted some great looking firearms, I thought it would be fun to post some of the ugliest guns in history. That's my opinion, of course. Post some of the ones you think just didn't make the grade in the looks department.
  • FR Gun Club - Ad Topperwein - A shooter's shooter

    08/17/2008 12:30:19 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 25 replies · 357+ views
    So, I'm surfing around tonight and I found this page which will be of interest to all shooters. The bio of Ad Topperwein, who in 1907, set a record for shooting that stands to this day. Enjoy this snippet from a VERY LONG article. I would strongly suggest reading the whole article at the link. ..... snip ..... Finally in San Antonio, on December 13, 1907, at 9:00 o'clock in the morning, Topps was ready to make good the boast he had made nearly fifteen years earlier. His preparations were painstaking. He had hired three young husky  boys to toss...
  • FR GunClub - Guns of the Future (1958 Edition) :)

    08/18/2008 3:36:33 AM PDT · by sig226 · 17 replies · 78+ views
    Guns Magazine ^ | February 1958 | Lt. Colonel Robert B. Rigg
    Here's a little retro firearms prognostication for Monday. Click Guns of the Future under the Military bookmark to get to the page. The author, Lt. Colonel Robert B. Rigg, got a lot of it right. He wrote about sound guns, ray guns, and baby missile launchers. Okay, no ray guns as yet, and the baby missile launcher existed in World War II, but he also predicted individual night vision. He included the Armalite AR-10, which, of course, morphed into the M-16 rifle and M-4 carbine. The AR-10 in the illustration is a flat top, A-3 type. The M1 Carbine in...
  • FR Gun Club - SASS

    08/20/2008 4:03:56 AM PDT · by sig226 · 46 replies · 155+ views
    Single Action Shooting Society I keep meeting shooters who haven't heard of this organization. SASS is the Single Action Shooting Society. Although I'm not a member, of all the organized shooting events I've attended, these guys had the most fun.The Single Action Shooting Society is an international organization created to preserve and promote the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™. SASS endorses regional matches conducted by affiliated clubs, stages END of TRAIL The World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, promulgates rules and procedures to ensure safety and consistency in Cowboy Action Shooting matches, and seeks to protect its members' 2nd Amendment...
  • FR Gun Club - Gun Porn - Movie Guns

    08/22/2008 5:10:44 AM PDT · by Shooter 2.5 · 125 replies · 10,637+ views
    movies TV | August 22, 2008 | Shooter 2.5
    As promised, movie guns and I might as well add television firearms. From Quigley, Down Under to Romeo and Juliet[!]. Who had the most recognizable firearm in the media? Who bought a gun just because it was in a movie? Which gun outshined the stars?
  • FR Gun Club - House guns

    08/25/2008 3:58:21 AM PDT · by sig226 · 43 replies · 191+ views
    When most of us think of a house gun, we think of a gun that sits in the house. I like the ones that cost as much as a house. So far, the best collection I've seen is at DeWing's in West Palm Beach, Florida. I was driving around the city and I saw a sign that said, "Gun Store." Well, I've got to go in there.DeWing's Here's a nice Boss 28/410 gauge set. Only $370,000.00. This David Brown 28 gauge is only $85,000.00, if you prefer a condo gun. Beretta has a gallery in New York City, and another...
  • FR Gun Club - Let's see the 1911s

    08/27/2008 4:05:36 AM PDT · by sig226 · 134 replies · 544+ views
    It was adopted in 1911 and is probably the longest serving military weapon ever devised. Although the English Webley revolver lasted a few more years of continous service, the Colt 1911A1 was shelved, then returned to service. Some folks just like the caliber, others love the pistol. It was adopted because.38 caliber revolvers failed to stop the Mauro Tribesmen in the Phillippine Insurrection. .30 caliber Krag - Jorgenson rifles also failed to stop the Mauros, most likely because they ate opium, but the United States decided to standardize a larger caliber. They first took up the Colt Model 1911 designed...
  • FR Gun Club - Gun Porn - Revolvers

    08/29/2008 2:24:03 PM PDT · by Shooter 2.5 · 88 replies · 422+ views
    August 29, 2008 | Shooter 2.5
    I was going to have another topic today but since Palin is McCain's running mate, I thought we would be too busy discussing that.
  • Free Republic Gun Club – Tuesday – Pocket Pistols!!!!!!

    09/02/2008 3:13:16 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 112 replies · 5,291+ views
    09/02/08 | Pistolshot
    Free Republic Gun Club – Tuesday – Pocket Pistols!!!!!! Morning. Today’s FRGC article is about those misunderstood, mouse guns. The smallish pocket 22’s, 25’s, 32’s, 380’s. I will limit the discussion around these calibers and to the revolver/autos available, simply because once you get outside this range you get into larger, holster-necessary type of firearms. I am also not dismissing the derringer type of weapons, but that is another category entirely. The mouse guns have a good/bad history. Generally, of the smaller calibers, they have the drawback of effectiveness or lack thereof. I carry a pocket pistol in a variety...
  • Free Republic Gun Club – Thursday – Hunting stories.

    08/21/2008 5:24:43 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 31 replies · 414+ views
    08/21/08 | Pistolshot
    Free Republic Gun Club – Thursday – Hunting stories. A little off the wall topic today. Most of us who have hunted over the years have a lot of humorous and interesting stories about adventures we have had. Time to share them.One of mine and the one I tell most people is about the time I took a co-worker white-tail hunting in Texas. Now, most of you whitetail hunters out there can attest to how skiddish and supremely paranoid whitetails are. One twig break, and ZOOM, they are gone, and I mean GONE.My co-worker, who had never been hunting before,...
  • Free Republic Gun Club – Tuesday – RIMFIRES!!!!

    08/19/2008 6:36:04 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 77 replies · 7,239+ views
    08/19/08 | Pistolshot
    Free Republic Gun Club – Tuesday – RIMFIRES!!!! We all have at least one, and in some cases more than three or four. My better half enjoys a lot of her 22’s when we go to the range and each has it’s own favorite ammo for accuracy. Her latest acquisition, is a J. Stevens Favorite with a factory tang mounted peep-sight with nail driving accuracy using standard velocity ammo. This is representative of the rifle.We also have the highly popular Ruger 10/22, and I am sure we will hear about that one from some of you.For handgunning and as a...
  • Free Republic Gun Club-Friday- What are you packing today?

    08/15/2008 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 130 replies · 2,187+ views
    8/15/08 | self
    What are you packing today? Let's see them.Today, I am carrying a Kahr PM9 in 9mm in a Galco Summer Special with a 6 round reload.This set up is light, wholly concealable and easy to wear all day. The caliber is more than adequate for defensive purposes. Using the 124 gr Hyda-Shoks it is accurate and reliable. JOIN THE FR GUN CLUB PING LIST HERE!!!
  • Free Republic Gun Club - Tues. - In praise of the N Frame

    08/12/2008 3:43:29 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 58 replies · 223+ views
    Jack Black ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2005 | Jack Black
    Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 12:09:16 PM by Jack Black Among the many excellent handguns available perhaps none is so beloved by so many as the classic Smith & Wesson N-Frame. The N-Frame is the biggest traditional frame size available in a Smith & Wesson handgun. It dates back to early in the last century when it was offered as a military and police pistol in various guises, including the legendary Triple Lock. Originally offered in .38 Special and other old-school calibers it began its rise to flagship and icon with the introduction of the .357 magnum. One can...
  • Free Republic Gun Club – Thursday Edition – Sturmgewehr

    08/07/2008 5:23:44 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 85 replies · 2,427+ views
    8/7/8 | Self
    Free Republic Gun Club – Thursday Edition – Sturmgewehr They are called “Black Guns”. They have been maligned since they have become a mainstay of the gun culture. They have had bans, parts restrictions, and some of the most advanced have been forbidden from import into this country. They have been given the name to make them sound evil, to make them sound more deadly than other weapons.They are called ‘Assault Rifles’The very first, the MP44, named Sturmgewehr by Hitler, fired an intermediate cartridge based on the 8mm Mauser. Some say the AK and Kalishnikov used the MP44 as it’s...