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  • Is Glock the Perfect Prepper Handgun?

    04/12/2017 10:38:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 59 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/12/2017 | K Felts
    Some preppers talk about the versatility of Glock 17 magazines being able to fit with the Glock 19. This feature is highly desirable for most prepper with survival and limited resources in mind. The standardization Glock put into place is what makes it a perfect prepper handgun. When it comes to handguns, very few companies have adopted magazine standardization. Glock on the other hand has embraced standardization. This makes Glock ideal for groups. Take Beretta for example. Beretta is a great handgun, I can not say they follow the same level of standardization as Glock. For example, the Beretta APX...
  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • CO: Armed Man busts Car Burglary Ring after Shots Fired

    12/07/2016 4:31:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mark Plaskett.  Image from krdo.com It was before dawn on Sunday morning , 27 November, 2016, in Fountain, Colorado. Mark Plaskett was wakened by his garage door opening. It was 5 a.m. He grabbed his pistol and a flashlight and responded. Three strange cars were parked in the quiet, residential neighborhood. Plaskett believes that he had forgotten to lock his van.  That is likely how they accessed his garage door opener. As Plaskett entered the street with flashlight and pistol, one of the cars immediately took off.  Plaskett attempted to capture people in the second car, but both the...
  • The 5 Best-Selling Handguns of 2016

    11/27/2016 6:29:09 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    The Motly Fool ^ | 26 Nov, 2016 | Leo Sun
    2016 looks like it will be a record year for gun sales. The number of NICS background checks for firearm purchases has risen annually for 18 straight months, hitting 22.2 million at the end of October versus 23.1 million in 2015. Analysts expect Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) and Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) -- the only two publicly traded gunmakers in the U.S. -- to respectively grow their revenues by 26% and 13% this year. Let's take a look back at the five top selling handguns of the year, as listed by Gunbroker.com, and what they tell us about today's American firearm...
  • Where are the Bear Attack Pistol Failures?

    10/26/2016 5:43:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Orr Relied on Bear Spray instead of the Pistol he had with him While discussing the effectiveness of pistols to defend against bear attacks, a consistent theme is the claim that pistols are not effective, are difficult to use, and that many more people who use handguns are badly mauled than use pistols successfully. I tried to recall an incident where someone used a pistol in defense against a bear, where it did not work.  I could not remember one, so I posted this request in response to the claim. From freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people...
  • Eye Witness Photographs Show Keith Scott Handgun During Charlotte Police Shooting…

    09/22/2016 7:04:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 128 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 21, 2016
    A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed an armed man named Keith Scott at an apartment complex Tuesday, while executing an arrest warrant. Angry street protests began almost immediately. CMPD Chief Kerr Putney reiterated Wednesday morning that Keith Scott was armed when he approached officers in University City Tuesday. Putney said that officers gave repeated verbal commands for Scott to drop his handgun. He said Scott posed a threat to the officers. nc-riot-9 Channel 9 obtained an image from the scene of the shooting that shows a gun on the ground near ScottÂ’s feet as officers stood around him. Officials...
  • The Sedgley Glove Gun that packs a Punch

    08/29/2016 9:41:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/29/2016 | J Hines
    Anyone seen Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds where they used a pistol mounted glove to elminate a couple of German guards? Guess what?, in the real world U.S. military did manufactured some in small numbers. Originally it was designed for the U.S. Navy made by RF Sedgley company. The pistol is a single shot .38 S&W barrel mounted alongside a plunger, that extends beyond the muzzle of the barrel. The entire thing is riveted to a heavy glove. It’s designed when the person makes a fist, the plunger and muzzle are left slightly in front of the knuckles. Upon impact while...
  • Concealed Carrying Hero Battled Mass Shooter In Houston: Media Silent

    06/01/2016 4:55:15 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 5/31/16 | Bob Owens
    Concealed carry permit holder Byron Wilson drew his handgun and engaged a mass shooter in Texas on Sunday, possibly saving lives at great risk to his own. An Army veteran* of multiple tours in Afghanistan opened fire in Houston on Sunday, killing two people wounding and wounding six more before being killed by responding SWAT officers. What many news outlets seem to be glossing over in their reporting of attack is that the veteran’s attack, carried out with an AR-15 variant, showed that the weapon was anything but “high-powered.” Six of the eight people shot with the most common rifle...
  • Question on replacement magazines for handgun

    12/06/2015 11:19:47 PM PST · by MarkL · 27 replies
    Me | 12/7/2015 | Me
    Hi all, I've got a question regarding buying magazines for a couple of handguns, and due to age, factory magazines (what I prefer, except for my AR and 1911,) are simply not available. I've got a late 80s Taurus PT99 in 9mm & a Star FireStar in .40S&W. The mags in both are getting a bit long in the tooth. Factory magazines are simply no longer an option for either. The most commonly available magazines for both are Meg-Gar or Promag. In the case of the Firestar, it appears that the only choice IS Promag, though I've seen references to...
  • Ulster County Sheriff: All Licensed Handgun Owners Should Carry Them

    12/03/2015 6:30:02 PM PST · by usafa92 · 7 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 12/3/2015 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – All licensed handgun owners in Ulster County should carry their pistols. That’s the message Thursday from the Ulster County Sheriff. Ulster County is located about two hours north of New York City. “In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do so,” wrote Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum in a Facebook post. “I urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. To ensure the safety...
  • One-third of all Americans own a gun, it's time for TSA to stop discriminating

    11/25/2015 6:15:23 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    Associated press via FoxNews.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Diane Black
    If you have followed the news headlines lately, you know that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) – the bureaucracy responsible for ensuring the safety of our nation’s travelers – has seen better days. An internal investigation released in June found that the TSA had a stunning 96 percent failure rate in detecting weapons and fake explosives. More recently, a report from “The Today Show” revealed that NBC producers were able to pass airport security with Swiss army knives and box cutters in tow. Comforting, huh? While knives and weapons may make it past airport security all too often, your handgun...
  • (FAIL) ... Shocking Test Results for the Armatix iP1 “Smart Gun”

    11/19/2015 7:02:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Shocking test results for the Armatix iP1 "smart gun" One of the most clever tricks liberals have devised to crater gun ownership in the United States is their insistence that if we can't get rid of guns, we should make everyone own safer and smarter guns. While neither the NRA or most gun owners I know are opposed to the exploration of new technology in firearms, there is a tremendous amount of resistance to government mandates of unproven, expensive and dubious design experiments. One of the big examples of these so called “smart guns” has been the Armatix iP1. Hailed...
  • Handgun Self-Defense Ammunition Ballistics Test

    11/01/2015 7:08:22 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    LuckyGunner.com ^ | 15 Oct, 2015 | Chris Baker
    Over the last few months, I’ve been working with the rest of the Lucky Gunner team on another one of our epic experiments, which we’re proud to finally unveil: ballistics gelatin testing for over 100 self-defense handgun ammunition loads. 117 to be precise, and that’s just round one. This testing will be ongoing, and we’ll keep adding to the results as we have the chance to test more loads. If you came here just to see the data from our tests, you can use the handy menu above to skip right to the results section. If this whole ballistics testing...
  • Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun

    04/21/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2014
    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to a "shots fired" call early on Monday evening, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement. "Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months," said the statement, entitled "Man Kills His Computer."
  • DE FACTO GUN BAN: Ruling Looms On California “Microstamping” Law

    02/22/2015 5:15:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Jack Flash
    Excerpted from Fox News: California’s gun laws are among the nation’s strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that “stamps” each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second...
  • Judge rules federal interstate handgun transfer ban unconstitutional

    02/11/2015 10:42:37 PM PST · by muffaletaman · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/12/2015 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A U.S. ban on the interstate sales of handguns by federal firearms dealers to buyers from other states violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge in Texas ruled on Wednesday. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor stemmed from a challenge to the ban brought by a Texas firearms dealer and a couple from the District of Columbia in July 2014.
  • Finders, Keepers, what do you think, Freepers? Glock 45 cal.

    12/13/2014 8:16:20 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 72 replies
    Vanity | self
    This morning my Daughter and her friend were jogging on the bridge today. They came across a 45 caliber Glock in the grass by the sidewalk. It appeared someone tried to toss the gun from a moving car into the marsh, but missed. She saw a policeman writing a traffic ticket and told him what she saw. He asked her to wait while he finished his business. Then he came and interviewed the girls and called the investigators to treat the gun as a crime scene.
  • How to shoot a handgun accurately

    11/19/2014 11:11:33 PM PST · by Hugin · 28 replies
    "I want you to do an article on how to shoot a handgun accurately," Dave Duffy told me. "Make it 2,500 or 3,000 words." Long ago, I would have answered, "Sure, and while I'm at it, how about a history of the world in, oh, 10,000 words or so?" Today, with more than 45 years of handgunning behind me (yeah, I'm old, but I started early, too) I realize that you actually can cover this topic in a fairly short article. The reason is found in the classic statement of Ray Chapman, the first world champion of the combat pistol....
  • Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times

    08/18/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    The results of a private autopsy on Michael Brown may escalate tensions in Ferguson, Missouri even further: The examiner says the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, and all the bullets came from the front, reports the New York Times. Pathologist Michael Baden, New York City's former chief medical examiner, says all the bullets were fired from at least one or two feet away, and one bullet—apparently the last one fired—hit the top of the 18-year-old's head.
  • Man Threatens Victim with Chainsaw

    12/24/2013 3:53:46 PM PST · by whodathunkit · 26 replies
    exploreClarion.com ^ | December 24, 2013 | Jake Bauer
    WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) - Two men are facing charges following an incident at a bar in Fryburg early Saturday morning. Clarion-based State Police say the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. at a bar along Route 208 in Fryburg when 37-year-old Shawn M. Jay (pictured right), of New Bethlehem, allegedly punched a 25-year-old Shippenville man in the face. While Jay and another man, 24-year-old Robert “Buddy” Myers (pictured left), were being escorted out of the bar, Myers allegedly struck the victim in the head with a beer bottle. Police say the victim later attempted to leave the bar and Jay...