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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gen3 Glock20SF Goes Wrong while Testing against Level IIIA Plate

    02/16/2017 5:50:39 AM PST · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/16/2017 | Jeremy S
    Jeremy S Youtuber was out testing his Gen3 Glock20SF 10mm using the Underwood Ammo Xtreme Penetrator round against a Level IIIA plate used in a bullet proof vest, to see if the round would go through. Hereís what happened: After squeezing the trigger BLAM! The shot was loud and debris peppered his face. There was a stinging feeling in his shooting hand. Once it registered in his brain what had happened he looked at the pistol. Sees the right side of his Gen3 Glock20SF frame had blown out, mag release missing. Obviously, there were some flowery words that followed after...
  • 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 Ô¨Ārearm 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 Ô¨Ārearms manufacturing terms that¬ís a meteoric rise, and it doesn't seem to be slowing. The American...
  • Glock vs Jeep Suv

    01/30/2017 12:09:08 PM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/30/2017 | E Sarkissian
    This GLOCK vs Jeep video is going to show how well even handgun rounds can do against an unarmored vehicle with the use of multi-calibers in this live fire demonstration. In this GLOCK vs. Jeep Suv scenario, this shooter takes a few pistols and fires multiple rounds with 9mm, 40 and 45 caliber through the hatch back to see how far the ammo will penetrate. The results will likely surprise you. Glock 43 Ė 9mm Full Metal Jacket Ė round went all the way to and through the front seat.Glock 23 Ė 40 cal Full Metal jacket- round went...
  • Glock Wannabes, Customize and Cool Facts

    01/25/2017 7:10:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 59 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/25/2017 | J Hines
    Glocks are very popular handguns and top quality used by law enforcements, competitive shooters and all gun enthusiasts. Thanks to Gaston Glock for introducing this fine piece of firearm to our law enforcement agencies back in the 80's. The Glock pistol was designed to be simple and capability was superior to the Smith & Wesson .38 cal revolvers that our LE's were carrying back in the day. The civilian market quickly picked up on this and spread like wild fire. With its simple blue print maybe, its why many manufacturers created their own version of this highly acclaimed "striker-fired" pistol....
  • You'll be Shocked and Amazed at the Speed of this Draw with a Glock

    01/17/2017 8:22:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/17/2017 | C Raleigh
    If you watched the late Bob Munden when he did his quick draw and shooting from the hip, it was amazing to watch. What's really kind of neat is that this type of shooting is similar to what law enforcement term ďretention shootingĒ. Retention shooting was taught to the officers when they had to pull the weapon out and fire while in close proximity to a suspect. The history of it goes back to the early 1900's taught by William E Fairbairn the author of several tactical shooting books. Fast forward to modern day, the person in this video blasting...