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  • 7 Concealed Carry Handguns for Last-Minute Shoppers

    12/20/2017 5:09:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 Dec, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Christmas is less than a week away and that means the time is right for a list of seven concealed carry handguns for last minute shoppers. Some of the handguns on the list are revolvers, others semiautomatics, but all are concealable and demonstrably popular for self-defense. Ruger LCP IIóThe Ruger LCP II is an updated version of the extremely popular LCP. The pistol is chambered in .380 with a grip that is slightly wider than the original LCP. The wider grip was added to diminish recoil. The grip of the LCP II is textured to help keep the gun steady...
  • Handguns and Russian collusion

    11/26/2017 8:09:37 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    Thinking | 26 November 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Handguns. Liberals tell us how evil they are. Liberals tell us how evil they believe Trump to be. They claim the Russians somehow meddled in our elections. What about the use of Russian handguns in murders in the United States? Almost never. Rarely are Tokarevs or Makarovs used in murders in the U.S. to kill someone. You would think the Russians would be more active in having their weapons used to kill U.S. citizens. Fact is, even though U.S. handguns are available in much higher numbers, that is not the issue statistically. THE truth is that Americans who buy Russian...
  • 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 ďdetermine the frequency of loaded handgun carrying among US adult handgun...
  • 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, weíre 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...
  • Prototype for Glock19 coming in the Fall

    07/31/2017 5:04:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/31/2017 | J Hines
    Maybe, this is going to be big. Full Conceal M3 prototype- 26 rounds of 9mm in a folding G19. Coming in the fall for around $1200. Here's what some are saying about this from TriggrCon via Facebook: What do you all think, oh yeh, maybe you should look at the M3 Glock19 Prototype video here, to see the complete picture.
  • Stipple your Pistol

    07/28/2017 8:54:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/28/2017 | J Hines
    Ever Wish You Had More Grip on Your Plastic Fantastic Pistol? Don't Fumble When Sweaty or in the Rain Stippling can be done Professionally at Home with simple tools. Here's a quick video shows someone stippling a pistol, but the reaction from these folks are quite comical because the pistol is a Glock. Here's a short excerpt of the sentiment. See the rest of the sentiments and stippling pistol video here. What do you all think of stippling your pistol (Glock)?
  • 9 Handguns thats Worth the Money

    07/26/2017 6:38:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 74 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/26/2017 | R Vander
    Are you still procrastinating? Hereís a list of expensive handguns to drool over. How much are guns worth? Itís a question often asked of both online forums and local gun shops alike. You want my personal opinion? A gun in the right situation is priceless. Any gun. Any gun in your possession when faced with a critical situation is a gun on which you cannot place a material value. Hopefully few of us will ever experience those extreme circumstances, the situations that we all practice for but pray will never arise. Most gun owners would argue that whichever weapon theyíre...
  • Gun Review: The Springfield XDe Ė Hammering Targets

    06/21/2017 4:56:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/21/2017 | R Reed
    The Springfield Armory XDe 9mm combines a traditional trigger system with a polymer frame to offer a pistol that successfully melds old and new. While Springfieldís new XDe is branded as an extension of the popular XD line, it shares little with its erstwhile stablemates except for the use of a polymer frame. The previous XD pistols are striker-fired handguns, and with the XDe, the ďeĒ stands for ďexternal,Ē as-in external hammer. This hammer is mated with a traditional double-action/single action trigger system. The XDe also omits the grip safety found in the other XD pistols in favor of a...
  • Steel toe does not make it Bullet Proof

    06/02/2017 5:17:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/2/2017 | J Hofer
    Steel toe vs .45 results in a painful experience. Originally this story was talked about on a gun forum. Here's the excerpt from the thread: "This guy and his co workers were discussing whether a steel toe boot would withstand a round from a .45, so what do do you think would be the best way to test this theory? YUP, you guessed it." You'd think this person would try this out without having to wear the boot. It doesn't take a smart person to guess it would be a bad idea to shoot your steel-toed boot, hoping it'll stop...
  • Did you see that Gun Disarm?

    05/30/2017 7:13:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/30/2017 | M Sargent
    Don't Blink Here is the slow motion view of the Victor Marx, World's Fastest Gun Disarm. Note the barrel is deflected away from the face, prior to radial arm strike. Veteran Police Officer had firm grip on the gun & couldn't pull the trigger before the disarm was performed. Not sure if this is the world's fastest gun disarm, so you be the judge have a look the gun disarm video here.
  • Quick down and dirty on How to Clean a Pistol

    05/19/2017 10:37:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/2017 | J Burton
    Here are the basics of what you should have to clean you pistol. But first Be sure to Clear your pistol Pistol Cleaning tools clean patchestooth brushshort cleaning rod w cleaning rod loopcleaning solventgun lubricant/protectant Now see the cleaning pistol video here.
  • Try Two hands if you're Shooting the 500 S&W

    05/10/2017 6:10:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/10/2017 | J Hines
    Donít be like this fella here. While trying to fire one of the biggest rounds from one of the biggest wheel guns, an unprepared shoot nearly earned a Darwin award. The shooter in this video is firing 700 grain heavy cast trex rounds from a 500 S&W. If youíre familiar with these rounds you know that most shooters usually take the one-and-done approach. Even with two hands, these rounds can leave your wrists aching. For whatever reason, this shooter decided to go one-handed. As the weapon recoils back wildly, the shooter squeezes his hand even harder and unintentionally pulls the...
  • .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 Iím 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. Itís 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...
  • Japanese Nambu Type 94 Ė may be the Most Dangerous Pistol Ever Made

    04/13/2017 11:50:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/13/2017 | E Nestor
    The Japanese Nambu Type 94 Pistol is one dangerous sidearm. When loaded, this pistol was known to fire at the worst possible times. Back in World War Two Japananese forces used the Nambu Type 94 Pistol as their service pistol. The Nambu Type 94 Pistol was chambered for the weak 8mm Nambu cartridge. The magazine capacity was 6 rounds. When loaded if the pistol could fire accidentally if the exposed sear bar gets pushed. Holstering a loaded Nambu Type 94 Pistol could cause a nasty accident when that sear bar gets bumped. Now that is scary for us concealed carry...
  • Conversion kit well-made unit that gives CZ-75 owner two guns in one

    04/03/2017 5:11:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/3/2017 | R Reed
    While there are many dedicated .22 LR pistols on the market, one of the best for everyday use is not a pistol in the pure sense, but instead is a conversion kit for the popular CZ-75 from the Czech Republic. And although this is not a new product, it remains one of the best of its kind on the market. The CZ-75 Kadet (and the more recent Kadet II) .22 LR conversion kit is a CZ factory-made unit that allows a shooter to quickly and easily convert a CZ-75 series pistol from centerÔ¨Āre to rimÔ¨Āre ammunition (and back again). This...
  • Is it the Tracer or the Incendiary that I'm liking?

    03/29/2017 5:52:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/29/2017 | J Hines
    Instead of napalms in the early morning, guess we can settle for some gun works with tracers and incendiary rounds. Watching this person shooting gazillion of these special rounds seem to be mesmerizing. Donít know which is better to watch, the tracer hitting its target or the incendiary exploding on target. Hats off to FPS Russia for going demoing the spectacular show. Not really sure what this demonstration of firearms prove, but it was fun watching the kaboom and Star Wars like tracers. See the light show here.
  • Why 1911ís Don't Suck

    03/23/2017 7:24:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/23/2017 | J Hines
    There have been many people talking about the good stuff about owning a 1911. In this segment we want to narrow down certain attributes among all brands that manufactures 1911's that correlates as to why 1911's are good to have, its more than saying 1911's are cool and that they are for EDC, personal protection, etc. Here's what it narrows down to why 1911's are good: Takes your marksmanship to the next level.Single action trigger Ė short reset, lighter trigger= Speed ShootingSteel gunsCustomizable Thatís right with a good piece of machine in your hands, you can get your marksmanship better....
  • Whatís more fun than a .45 cal 1911 auto pistol?

    03/22/2017 5:47:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/22/2017 | J Hines
    How about one that's actually two pistols welded together? Hickok45 does some close range shooting with this double barrel 1911 pistol. Hickok45 got another chance to make double holes with each shot using a double-barreled 1911 pistol. The pistol is actually two pistols in one welded together. Named the 2011 Dueller Prismatic this double barrel beast fires two .45 ACP cartridges with each pull of the trigger. Two large holes appear side by side in targets with each single pull of the trigger. Now, that is pretty slick. Remember, a single full metal jacket .45 ACP slug weighs, on average...
  • Glock19 vs Sig Sauer1911 - Torture Test

    03/15/2017 4:59:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/15/2017 | J Hines
    There has been a lot of buzz on the internet lately about the reliability of a 1911 platform as a self defense pistol. For a quick torture test DRF (DownRange Firearms) Training took a Sig Sauer 1911 and my personal Glock 19, buried them in the dirt, actions open, cleared the dirt and debris from the guns and proceeded to fire the guns testing their reliability. Results The Glock performed flawlessly, the 1911, as expected, failed miserably. Glocks shot off all 15 rounds where the Sig only came up with 2 shots fired. We had fun with this one and...
  • Busting the Gun myth: Stance

    03/01/2017 6:43:26 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/1/2017 | A van Loan
    Tom McHale of Springfield Armory questioned Rob Leatham about stances while shooting. Many novices are confused with the stances that are taught such as: Isoceles, Weaver, Chapman and your own. What Rob explains and demonstrates has nothing to do with the stance that you use. What really matters are: balance pointability to control the gun and recoil The main thing to really understand and practice is your balance while shooting on rapidly. Rob explains there should be a slight forward lean while shooting, how much depends on what caliber you're throwing down range. Other key points are Ė that your...