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  • First Look: SIG Sauer MCX Rattler

    08/22/2017 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Joe Kurtenbach
    MCX Rattler Chambering: .300 Blackout Frame: anodized 7075 T6 aluminum Sights: none, Picatinny rail Trigger: SIG Enhanced, 5.5- to 9-lb. pull Overall Length: 19.3” Overall Height: 8” Overall Width: 2.8” Barrel: 5.5” carbon steel with Nitride finish; 1:5”-twist rifling Weight w/ Magazine: 5 lbs., 2 ozs.
  • So it Begins: Sig Sauer P320 Voluntary Upgrade Program

    08/18/2017 9:22:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/18/2017 | R Curtis
    Yes, Sig Sauer will replace every P320 trigger, sear, and striker assembly in the wild. In addition, every slide and frame in every caliber must be machined to fit the new parts. This will be a huge task and nightmare, considering SIG states there are over 500,000 P320s shipped, with an unknown number of caliber exchange kits and spare grip modules out there. SIG outlines a three-step process for the upgrade. Go to SIG's Voluntary Upgrade page and enter your P320 pistol serial number.Register your upgrade request with SIG.Wait for SIG to get back to you. According to SIG, there...
  • Here's a closer look at the LifeCard .22LR that has the Internet Buzzing

    08/18/2017 5:51:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/18/2017 | T Smola
    This credit-card sized, single-shot .22 has definitely turned heads because of its discreet size and obvious concealability. Trailblazer Firearms definitely got people talking with the announcement of the LifeCard .22LR recently. They recently put out this video that gives a somewhat better insight into the gun’s features. This is likely one of those “love it or hate it” ideas for many firearms owners. Some will like the slim design of the LifeCard .22LR. Others might opt for a more traditional derringer that might hold an extra round. You likely won't find a firearms instructor who would advocate this as your...
  • Winchester Malfunction Recall – Do you remember?

    08/17/2017 9:19:28 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/17/2017 | S Floyd
    Gun safety needs to be practiced at all times while around guns and this shotgun malfunction shows why. Shooting accidents are one of the worst things that can occur while on the gun range or in the field. Simply relying on the safety mechanisms present on firearms is not enough. The hunter in this video uses a shotgun malfunction on his new Winchester pump-action 12GA to prove that point in shocking fashion. Winchester announced a recall on certain models of their pump-action shotguns due to this malfunction. The video should serve as a serious reminder to all hunters and shooters...
  • Elephant Gun Knock’s Pro Shooter Over

    08/17/2017 5:25:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/17/2017 | R Spomer
    Watch as this brand new .416 Rigby elephant gun knocks down professional shooter Ron Spomer in this funny and embarrassing video. Ron Spomer filmed this video in order to demonstrate the right way to shoot an elephant gun. What he didn’t anticipate was that the recoil of the .416 Ribgy can be similar to the massive 8 bore rifle, and is no laughing matter. Hats off for being a good sport as he posted this video to YouTube, because what follows is pretty embarrassing! When hunting thick skinned dangerous game like elephant and buffalo, it is important to have a...
  • Glock beats Sig P320

    08/16/2017 9:14:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/16/2017 | F Nathaniel
    During a comprehensive Omaha outdoor testing the SIG Sauer P320 – winner of the Army’s new M17 MHS pistol – is the only handgun out of eleven different weapons to fail this comprehensive test, a statement released on August 15 by Omaha Outdoors. The testing protocol involved dropping the handguns at different angles with a primed case in the chamber (no live round). None of the ten other handguns – which included four Glocks, two H&Ks, two S&Ws and a 1911 – tested after the P320 fired when dropped. The video released by Omaha Outdoors describing the tests. Here are...
  • Cheap AR-15 Meltdown

    08/16/2017 6:00:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/16/2017 | D Prerez
    Another jaw-dropping meltdown video, this time of an entry-level AR-15 upper receiver. The guys over at IraqVeteran8888 have, hands down, one of the most entertaining YouTube channels on the Internet. With great reviews, the always laughable "We'll Shoot Your Stuff" series, and educational videos, IraqVeteran8888 has some truly fantastic content. However, the videos that never fail to please are the "Meltdown" series. The recipe? Take one gun everyone loves. Add a fully-automatic capability. Stir in a ridiculous amount of loaded magazines and drums. Shoot the bejeezus out of the gun that everyone loves until it fails, hopefully while catching fire...
  • 4 Times when we got away with making fun of North Korean Dictator

    08/15/2017 8:17:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/15/2017 | B Johnson
    There was a better time in America, when we freely made fun of dictators. Here are four glorious examples of America burning North Korean leaders Kim and Kim in effigy. 1. 30 Rock2. Mad TV3. Team America: World Police4. When the Internet happenedSee the making fun of North Korean dictator videos here.
  • 10 Shotgun Trick Shots to be Amazed

    08/15/2017 6:20:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/15/2017 | N Stone
    Thinking of touching up your shotgun shooting skills before fall? Do you need some motivation or inspiration? Have a look at these Youtube sensations the Gould brothers. We have to warn you they’re not your average guys thats teaching you the old boring marksmanship basics. The trick shots that they come up with is totally off the hook, amazing is an understatement. Here are some of those shotgun trick shots: The Limbo ShotThree behind the BackShootin Eject ActionDropping it inSee the rest of the 10 shotgun trick shots here.
  • 10 Vintage Gun Ads that would be Banned in 2017

    08/14/2017 8:23:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/14/2017 | E Nestor
    Gun ads have changed with the times. Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just plain old fashion advertising back in the day. Hammer the hammer? Lawyers wouldn’t come within a football field of this one. Of course, hammering on a vintage revolver probably is a bad idea anyway…Oh no, that guy is teaching his son how to hunt, you say? Where are their iphones, video games and couch? Well, buddy, this is how a father is supposed to raise his son to be a man, not a...
  • A Look at the Ruger LCRX .22 Cal Revolver

    08/14/2017 5:27:10 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/14/2017 | E Nestor
    Are you in the market for a really lightweight .22 caliber revolver? Are you in need of a snake gun for your tackle box or coat pocket? Well, Ruger has a little revolver for you, its the Ruger LCRx revolver. The Ruger LCRx revolver weighing under 17 ounces loaded is really a lightweight. Carrying 8 rounds and chambered in .22 long rifle cartridge this revolver would carry well. For target shooting this little revolver might be a little too light but probably not bad for just practicing with a revolver. Have a look at the Ruger LCRx Revolver video here.
  • FL Man Shot His Junk After Sitting On A Loaded Gun

    08/11/2017 11:46:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | F Patrick
    This was a while back but worth mentioning because its humorous. You read the headline correctly, a man shot his junk, that was not a typo. A 38-year-old Florida man by the name of Cedrick Jelks shot himself in the penis after sitting on his loaded handgun (probably a 1911). Sadly there isn't much info out there about the incident other than Jelks’ 25-year old girlfriend Shanekia Roberts reported Jelks sitting in his Nissan Altima by himself and then added a couple extra holes to his penis as well as a bullet wound to the thigh. Roberts said that he...
  • The Original Famous Firearms

    08/11/2017 7:58:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | D Perez
    Winchester Model 70s and Remington 870s were famous in the early century, here are five models that paved the way for more famous descendants to gain dominances.We're going to start this list with an all time favorites: The Winchester Model 54. Introduced in 1925 and wasn’t produced until 1936, the Winchester 54 was itself a derivation of the limited-production Winchester Model 51 “Imperial.” The Winchester 54 combined elements of the famous 98 Mauser and 1903 Springfield designs. These features were well-received, and the Model 54 became Winchester’s first commercially viable bolt-action rifle design, with just over 50,000 being built before...
  • No more Rationing of 22LR at Wal-Mart

    08/11/2017 6:06:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | K Frank
    The drought has been lifted, for almost half a decade, the long-standing 22 Lone Rifle ammunition is finally behind us. Wal-Mart announced this internally that any and all restrictions on purchasing 22 ammo in bulk have been removed. Up until about a year ago, 22LR was reasonably difficult to find in both bulk and inexpensively. Shared across Facebook and other social media, the new policy was announced to managers, loss prevention, and sales clerks. The new policy is a welcome change, especially for this in more rural areas where Wal-Mart was the major store, if not only, purveyors of ammunition....
  • .40 Caliber LEGO Glock

    08/10/2017 8:07:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/10/2017 | C Raleigh
    This fun picture of the day LEGO .40 caliber Glock has been floating around the internet so we're going to take a shot at it. Grabbed some .40 S&W brass and some spare LEGO heads. Perfect fit into the casing. Even fits the Glock22 and Glock35 magazines. Just to see if it would eject, released the slide and the Lego cartridge chambered without any deformation of the Lego head. Sometime in the future may try loading these and load a primer to see if it will propel the LEGO head out the barrel. The LEGO head is too wide to...
  • What is the Effective Range of an Air Rifle?

    08/10/2017 5:43:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/10/2017 | D Smith
    In this field test we find out if a modern .45 caliber air rifle has the power to achieve an effective killing range of 600 yards. Iraqveteran8888 takes a .45 caliber Air Force Texan air gun, heralded as the "world's most powerful production air rifle," and attempts to see if its effective killing range can reach out to over 600 yards. It's a fun test, as we get to see, and hear, the slugs hit a 4×8 foot sheet of plywood downrange. After connecting on the, I think, third shot, Eric laughs and says, “How about that time of flight,...
  • Astrologers warn upcoming solar eclipse could spell disaster for Trump

    08/09/2017 1:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 9, 2017 | Alex Lasker
    While many Americans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming total solar eclipse, which will be the first of its kind since 1979, some astrologers are cautioning one person in particular to be wary about the celestial event. And that person happens to be Donald Trump, the President of the United States. Wade Caves, an astrological consultant who published a lengthy analysis of the upcoming solar eclipse in its relation to Donald Trump's presidency, claims that the stars have been in POTUS' favor since the very beginning of his White House run. Caves points out that there was a total lunar eclipse...
  • Rufus is "D One – Bean Shooter"

    08/09/2017 11:16:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/9/2017 | J Hines
    Rufus Hessey is D Man with the sling shot back in the day. He's also known as the "D One – Bean Shooter", which translates to modern day "bad ass" with a sling shot. Watch what he can do with a sling shot. Accuracy is a big thing with sling shots, be amaze of where he can pinpoint better than most with a .22 rifle. It's a fact that he's been a bean shooter since the age of 10 years old. What funny is that he was the youngest from a poor family of 13, his oldest brother was allowed...
  • 9mm Kalashnikov – The Chiappa AK-9 Pistol

    08/09/2017 5:55:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/9/2017 | J Hines
    The Chiappa AK-9 (or PAK-9) 9mm AK-based pistol is not a new announcement, but at $425 MSRP on the market, it certainly deserves a look at. One of the AK-9's biggest selling points, besides the price, is the optional magazine well adapter that allows the use of Glock 17/19/26 mags. The adapter is sold through online retailers for about $30. Although the pistol itself is being imported into the U.S, by Chiappa, the gun itself is reported to be made by the Cugir Arms Factory in Romania. Cugir, who also manufactures the popular semiautomatic AKM WASR rifle, falls under the...
  • Bodycam shows moments of shooting at Police Officers

    08/08/2017 10:59:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/8/2017 | Officer Blue
    Miguel Salas was taken down with a headshot after opening fire on officers. Two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers were shot Tuesday afternoon after a theft suspect pulled a gun on them. The body camera footage has now been released (video below.) The shooting started from a theft on Sunday where a man had his cell phones stolen from his car while in a grocery store. The theft victim later tracked the position of his cell phones to a spot where a pickup truck was parked in the 4100 block of West Tompkins Avenue. At around 4:15 PM on Tuesday,...