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  • Spetnaz's Underwater Guns

    08/16/2018 5:17:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/16/2018 | A Young
    International warfare has created some of the most profound advances in technology and concepts, and the underwater arena is no exception. APS Underwater Rifle The APS or Avtomat Podvodnyj Spetsialnyj Underwater Rifle was developed during the early 1970s by the Soviet Central Institute for Precision Machine Building (TsNIITochMash plant). The inspiration for this was that Russian combat divers only had knives and the SPP-1 underwater pistol as their sole means of weaponry. The APS was meant to provide considerably more firepower to their combat divers. The APS, initially only used by the Russian armed forces, has been available on the...
  • Best Bear Defense Guns

    08/15/2018 5:14:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/15/2018 | C Cocoles
    It’s best to be mindful when you’re out in the wilderness, especially when in bear country. Which means you should be armed. When you head into bear country, you must accept that you are no longer at the top of the food chain. Luckily, most bears usually do not want any trouble and will leave the area as soon as they detect you. However, this is not always the case and you should be prepared to defend yourself if you get in a life-threatening situation. Firearms should only be used as a last resort to defend yourself from a bear....
  • The Nambu Pistol

    08/14/2018 4:44:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/14/2018 | E Sarkist
    The most dangerous pistol ever made. 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, a bottle-necked cartridge that only delivers about as much energy as 380. The pistols are locked by means of a short falling-block that is mechanically interesting. Sights are comically bad, but to be honest there isn't a whole bunch about this gun that isn't. Putting some lead downrange isn't bad, but the problem is you don't have to...
  • 15 of The Coolest 3D Printed Things

    08/13/2018 9:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | August 11, 2018 | Christopher McFadden
    3D printing is fast becoming one of the most useful tools ever developed by humans. The technique can be used to print pretty much anything from food to new body parts. 3D printers can also be used to print novelty items, tools, weapons and even buildings. The technology has already had a huge impact on the modern world and is set to become ever more important in many industries of the future. In most cases, the only real limitation to what can be 3D printed is our imagination, as these 15 amazing 3D printed objects testify to. The following list...
  • More Ugly Guns

    08/13/2018 5:13:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/13/2018 | J Hines
    Most guns were made to be a functional piece of firearms as a duty weapon or as part of the everyday carry. However, there are some handguns in the past that never really worked out. Yes, it goes bang but the cosmetic and its purpose was just horrible. Anyways, there’s probably over hundreds of firearms out there from various countries from the past that we haven’t seen yet, but here’s another of our ugly list of guns. The Deer Gun Another war time liberator pistol, this one may be the only 20th century handgun even more ridiculous-looking than the FP-45....
  • Gunfights that Changed LE Tactics

    08/10/2018 4:52:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/10/2018 | C Hodkins
    In the past 32 years, U.S. law enforcement tactics, procedures, and policies have evolved because of these tragic incidents. Not all of us are LEO’s but their training in gunfight tactics have trickled down to private citizen training as well. The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the infamous FBI Miami shootout in 86. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following segment examines each of them and how they changed LE tactics, procedures, and policies. The following are compilation of Police Mag interviews with LEO...
  • I'm finally back

    08/09/2018 4:29:20 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 31 replies
    Self | 8/9/'18 | Zionist Conspirator
    It seems like a lifetime in a dark cave, but I'm finally online from home again. My old computer (which was brand new at the beginning of last year) apparently couldn't be fixed. They sold me a used but better computer and put all my stuff on it besides. It's so good to be back. Hopefully this time it will last a while.
  • Grizzly Bear Attacks Canadian Park Ranger

    08/09/2018 8:40:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/9/2018 | J Carbery
    A crazed grizzly tore off part of a park ranger's scalp, half of an ear and several puncture wounds. Miraculously, he survives and managed to drive himself to the hospital. “Suddenly I was just run over,” Jordan Carbery said. “It felt like two football players tackling me. The next thing I realize is that the bear had my head in its mouth and was picking me up.” Park Ranger Carberry had gone outside of his home in Bella Coola, British Columbia, to investigate a noise. He spotted a couple of bear cubs in one of his cherry trees. Then he...
  • Ugly Guns of the Past

    08/09/2018 4:57:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/9/2018 | M Rothschild
    Not sure if these were the result of poor design, lack of materials, or sheer necessity, some firearms and guns are just ugly. Many early automatic weapons and pistols were designed without a complete understanding of what works, leading to strange and ugly guns that barely worked. Desperate times during World War II led to a need for cheap, easily made firearms, and there wasn’t time to make them with clean lines and beauty. The result? Some of the ugliest guns and weapons ever made. Modern designs have also been accused of lacking beauty, especially "bullpup" rifles, where the magazine...
  • Lost World War II Pistol – FP45 Liberator

    08/08/2018 4:58:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/8/2018 | F Jardim
    Clandestine weapons like the World War II FP-45 pistol, later dubbed the Liberator by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944, have always intrigued me. It remains the rarest of American martial handguns from the conflict, with original examples usually starting in the $1,500 range for rusty, damaged pieces and the best examples, with their impossibly rare waxed shipping boxes, bringing over $7,000. Myths and misinformation hide the pistol’s real story; they weren’t wildly inaccurate junk guns that exploded after a few shots, and they were never tossed out of airplanes over occupied Europe en masse. THE FP-45 PISTOL was...
  • Need advice on resurrecting my website

    08/07/2018 12:47:02 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 21 replies
    self ^ | 8/7/2018 | Capt. Tom
    Background- MY website tool 'coffee cup' is no longer supported . My computer that had both the website files and the program to maintain it is toast, and I cant use it to maintain the website.. What I need is advice on how to recover my website and bring it down to my new computer, and a suggestion for a relatively simple website tool as my website is not complicated and is primarily informational, with text and photos. I'm not selling anything and don't need bells and whistles, or exotic programs.Basicaally text and photos. The website can be seen at...
  • Shotgun vs AR-15 for Personal Defense

    08/07/2018 5:10:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 76 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/7/2018 | W Clapp
    At one time back in the day, inside most police cars were equipped with an M-870 shotgun. Then theres an odd ball patrolman with his AR-15 with .223 caliber. Which patrolman has the advantage? The logic behind the usage of an AR stems from situations where a firearm needed for greater range than a shotgun. So the debate begins, shotgun folks talk about having the knock down power to stop the fight with its 00 buck. AR’s with its high velocity and more firepower in terms of 20 rounds – 30 rounds magazine capacity. Using either firearm we can make...
  • Drilling Rifles & other Combination Guns

    08/06/2018 5:17:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/6/2018 | J Hines
    Have you ever wished or thought of having a rifle and a shotgun combination?, all in one. Yes, these combination drilling guns do exist. Though they are not popular, it may be something to consider for a survival gun. These combination guns will give you a glimpse of options to consider. Springfield Armory M6 Scout Combination Gun The Springfield Armory M6 Scout is a multipurpose firearm, combining rifle and shotgun. This discontinued weapon was once made with a .22 LR or a .22 Hornet barrel over a 3-inch magnum .410-bore shotgun barrel. Savage Arms Model 24C-DL Combination Gun The Savage...
  • VANITY--Revamping the Wood Shed--What floor would you choose?

    08/05/2018 11:51:31 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 40 replies
    We have a 12 x 24 foot lean to with a metal roof that is open on the North and South side. West wall is our garage and East wall is partially walled in. @e used to store our already seasoned/almost seasoned wood. We were using pallets before but as you know one wrong step and you do your ankle in. We are thinking of crusher run. Any advice?
  • Hunting Rifle for Young Hunters

    08/03/2018 10:41:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/3/2018 | J Hines
    If you were fortunate to have played with a variety of rifles and cartridges good for you. A question that comes up is whats a good rifle for a youth hunter? Lets take a look at three similar rifle calibers that most youth hunter would enjoy shooting. .223 Remington Many have hunters have started with this. The single-shot, low-recoil, .223-caliber, breakaway rifle hunting have been very successful for many youth hunters. The low recoil makes it great for a new or young hunter who worries about bruising their shoulder or securing the gun. .243 Winchester This caliber may be the...
  • CMMG MK57 – New Light SBR

    08/03/2018 5:33:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/3/2018 | J Hines
    CMMG has just announced more new line of AR pistols and short-barreled rifles chambered in FN 5.7x28mm and people are going ape s^&t over this. CMMG utilized their patent-pending "Radial Delayed Blowback" operating system, the brand new Mk57 Guard line is fed by 5.7x28mm pistol magazines. These models are available in the 5-inch-barreled, as well as 8-inch-barreled PSB configurations. The Mk57 Guard Series is a ultra-compact and lightweight platform is extremely portable, making it an awesome package for close protection, home defense, plinking and competition shooting. A very agile AR platform. It features a relatively lightweight bullet design and some...
  • Big Bear Guns

    08/02/2018 4:59:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/2/2018 | L Case
    The group of Alaskans that I spent time with this summer landed decidedly on the side of firearms over bear spray. Some carry both, but they definitely want a gun available. As usually occurs in the gun world, if we decide we need a gun for some task, the question always arises. Which gun is best? "THE 12-GAUGE PUMP shotgun has been the choice of most people for bear defense in Alaska for some time,” said Steve Nelson of Anchorage. Nelson has been teaching bear defense classes since 1978, when a USGS coworker was severely mauled by a black bear....
  • M3 Grease Gun

    08/01/2018 4:42:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/1/2018 | R Reed
    The M3 "grease gun" was one of the simplest, ugliest, and cheapest personal weapons ever fielded by the U.S. military. But, as one U.S. Marine combat veteran recalled, what this crude submachine gun lacked in looks, it more than made up for that with brutal effectiveness. THE GREASE GUN is a compact weapon with an overall length of 29.8 inches with the stock extended and 22.8 inches with the stock collapsed. The barrel is 8 inches long. The 8.15-pound empty weight of the gun is brought up to 10.25 pounds once a loaded magazine of 30 .45 ACP rounds is...
  • Best Revolvers for Concealed Carry

    07/27/2018 5:21:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/27/2018 | J Hines
    In this modern day gun world the semi-auto pistols have a huge hold of the market for self-defense guns. But concealed carry revolvers can still hold their own for personal defense. Revolvers can be a strong choice for concealed carry, as they're reliable and easy to use. Not everyone is a fan of a small semi-auto for concealed carry. However, there is a large fan base of shooters that will only look to revolvers for concealed carry. If you’re in this group and interested in carrying a revolver for CCW, read on of the pros and con and see our...
  • Again without a computer

    07/26/2018 2:47:33 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 99 replies
    Self | 7/26/'18 | Zionist Conspirator
    I'm sure you've all noticed that I have been missing for a while. Unfortunately, my computer conked out on the 11th of this month and I have been without one since. I also don't know if I will ever get it back. I'm very disappointed (to put it mildly) that a brand new Dell Inspiron computer, purchased at Best Buy on Feb.15 of last year (with help from a total stranger on the Internet) didn't even last a year and a half. It is in the shop but all signs point to it being unfixable. It was already acting a...