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  • Best Pocket Pistols for CCW

    01/23/2019 5:09:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/22/2019 | C Cocoles
    Looking to carry a pocket pistol? You need to check out these guns. A lot can be said for a gun that is concealable enough to pocket carry and go largely unnoticed. Most of the pistols on this list are very small, you wouldn’t be able to see them even if you knew where to look. As far as stopping power, for this size, you have to have the mindset that having something is better than nothing. However, this “something” still offer lot of firepower but not a mini-cannon. If you’re not into small guns, these probably won't do it...
  • Slow runners deserve some damn respect

    01/22/2019 6:10:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Cat Storey ^ | January 14, 2019 | Cat Storey
    I‘ve always been a slow runner, you’ve probably heard me say that before. I’ve been slow at my skinniest, I’ve been slow at my fittest. In fact I don’t think I’ll ever get to a sub 10 minute mile unless I quit my job, divorce my husband and never see my friends again. I’d have to put in some serious woman power and fortunately I have a life to live and other goals I want to achieve. But do you know what, that’s ok. It’s ok to not hit a sub 10 minute mile and still call yourself a runner....
  • Delphi Tactical

    01/22/2019 4:35:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/22/2019 | D Tactical
    As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army and currently serving as a Sergeant Major in the Special Operations community, Joey D'Alessio knows firsthand what shooters want in a firearm: a high-quality product at an affordable price with unparalleled customer service. Which is exactly what he offers at his Raeford, North Carolina-based company, Delphi Tactical. Founded in 2012, Joey and his wife initially sold tactical gear and accessories to generate funding to launch their own custom firearms brand. "Delphi Tactical is a true example of the American dream, and how a few dedicated folks can bring something incredible to bear...
  • Norma Bondstrike .308 Ammo

    01/21/2019 5:32:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/21/2019 | P Massaro
    Norma Bondstrike latetest addition to hunting bullet line holds together well. My trusty old Ruger 77 MKII .308 Winchester – a wellworn, and well-proven rifle – had come along for this afternoon’s hunt. I was sitting with a buddy in a small patch of woods, trying to test some new ammunition; he had a tag for a buck, and I had a doe tag in my pocket, so whatever we saw first would dictate who shot. With the exception of the camaraderie, it was an uneventful afternoon; the squirrels kept us mildly entertained, but the deer activity was lackluster, to...
  • 9mm AK - Palmetto State Armory

    01/18/2019 5:06:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/18/2019 | L Kuntz
    Palmetto State Armory gives us Another one for the Wish List With all the rage going on about AR pistol, Palmetto State Armory came out with a very cool AK. Its not just an AK but an AK pistol that shoots a 9mm. Palmetto put quality first when they worked on this piece. You can run it suppressed, un-suppressed, full metal jacket, hollow points whatever and it works. Palmetto did some modifications on the PSA-AKV pistol such as extended finger latch for the safety, 35 rounds Scorpion style magazines style, bolt catch and release on the side. The pistol also...
  • Pistol Shooting Drills

    01/17/2019 5:28:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/17/2019 | C Cocoles
    Do you want to be good with a pistol? And, we're not talking about just standing in front of a paper target shooting at your leisure. You want to be able to defend yourself and loved ones. What do you do? There are many shooting drills out there for every skill level, but as with any hobby or skill, the basics are the most important. Without basic proficiency, one cannot become competent, let alone get actually good.. Getting good means you'll need to attend all of these top of the line defensive firearms courses offered at Joe's Tactical School. Reality...
  • What's feared more than a Sniper Lurking in the Darkness?

    01/16/2019 4:42:22 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/16/2019 | C Raleigh
    A sniper that shoots an exploding bullet, sounds far fetched out of a James Bond movie. Exploding rounds have been around since World War II. The Germans made an 8mm rifle ammunition which exploded upon impact. Though the round was banned by the Hague Convention this didn’t stop the usage of it. During World War II both Russia and Germany were firing exploding bullets from sniper rifles. These vicious projectiles were used horrifically on human targets during the war. Originally these exploding rounds concepts were used for sabotage operations which were left behind for enemy forces, generally insurgents, to find...
  • American Longrifles

    01/15/2019 5:15:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/15/2019 | F Jardim
    The School Dedicated To Longrifle Building Knowledge is a fleeting thing if steps aren’t taken to preserve it. Whether it’s building the pyramids or a family recipe, if knowledge isn’t passed on to subsequent generations, it is eventually forgotten and lost. Thirty-four years ago, the passionate desire to preserve the 18th century gun-making techniques, by which American longrifles were handcrafted, led to the creation of an extraordinary training seminar by Professor Terry Leeper, Ph.D., of Western Kentucky University (WKU) and master gunmakers Wallace Gusler and Jon Bivins. Three years later the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) began cosponsoring the...
  • 223 vs 308

    01/14/2019 5:00:10 AM PST · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/14/2019 | R Chastain
    Heres What to Use it for Debates between different cartridges superiority is always a big discussion for gun enthusiasts at every gun club. Sometimes views from die-hard .308 users or .223 followers can be too one sided to reason with. Both cartridges have valid points to support their case. Lets take a comparison perspective between the .223 and the mighty .308 and see what its good for. Just to let you know this comparisons is not to be technical for the gun nut but for the layman’s gun enthusiasts. General Comparisons For the most part, the .223 Remington has a...
  • The Pistola Con Caricato Revolver

    01/11/2019 5:14:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/11/2019 | C Cocoles
    The Pistola Con Caricato Revolver A break-action weapon, the Pistola con Caricato features three barrels, complimented by a very high capacity 18-shot cylinder, which is reloaded via two-piece moon clip-type loading devices. They sandwich the 18 rounds between a holding plate and a firing access plate, through which the firing pins strike the cartridges. The weapon has five operational settings, and the selector allows the shooter to choose which firing pin and barrel would be used to fire the gun. It also has the option to fire from all three barrels at once with one pull of the trigger....
  • XP-82 Twin Mustang flies again

    01/11/2019 5:02:58 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 54 replies
    Twin Mustang Restoration ^ | Monday, January 7, 2019 | Tom Reilly
    On 31 December 2018, our XP-82 Twin Mustang flew for the first time since 14 December 1949. Although it wasn’t supposed to fly yesterday, all that was planned to do was the last FAA required runway high-speed taxi test, lift off for a second or two and then back down, deploy full flaps and brake to a stop. It accelerated so fast after the planned lift off that Ray, our test pilot, realized that getting it back down and stopping it in the remaining runway would be marginal. So he pushed the power back up and flew for about five...
  • Bought a Taurus 38 Special Today!

    01/10/2019 5:02:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 86 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 1/10/19 | coldone
    Hello, been wanting a 38 for years. Any of you ever fired one? if so how did you like it? Taurus brand, what say you about that brand? Thank you in advance!
  • Getting Shot at - Whats it like?

    01/10/2019 5:00:15 AM PST · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/10/2019 | S Hammond
    Ever wondered what it feels like to get shot? People in the military and others who were unfortunate to experience this ordeal have describe their personal experiences of what it feels like when a bullet hits them, and how they ultimately survived. They know what it's like to get shot, and the incredible amount of physical and emotional pain that accompanies a bullet wound. They unfortunately found themselves at the wrong end of a gun, and not only survived their brush with death, but were fortunate enough to tell others about their experience. Based on these accounts, people have different...
  • Jeff Cooper

    01/09/2019 5:06:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/9/2019 | T Lynch
    The Godfather of Gun Training I have never taken a class at the Gunsite Academy and I don't claim to know Jeff Cooper. I do know that he saved my life, and if you carry a gun for a living, at some point he is going to save yours too. In order to digest this sweeping statement you have to understand how things were before Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Cooper, USMC (retired/deceased), developed the "modern techniques" of small arms training. I'M A HISTORY BUFF with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the Vietnam War. I’ve studied thousands of photographs from that conflict; my...
  • Suppressed Revolver - Used to Hunt down Viet Congs

    01/08/2019 5:06:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/8/2019 | K Dockery
    Since World War II, America’s elite forces have used quiet firearms for missions where it pays to be silent. Sound suppressors—commonly referred known as silencers—remain in service today. What many don’t know is that U.S. commandos once carried revolvers with special cartridges designed to muffle gunshots. In the early 1960s, Army weapon designers looked at alternatives that would completely eliminate the sound of the propellant exploding. They came up with the so-called "piston cartridges". By 1962, the Army had piston rounds available for .30-caliber rifles and .38-caliber revolvers. The ground combat branch's Special Forces sections also planned to develop a...
  • 1847 Colt Walker Revolver

    01/07/2019 4:57:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/7/2019 | F Ian
    The iconic Colt 1847 Walker Revolver was the game changer of the old west. Only about 1100 of the guns were ever made in total, 1,000 of which were for the military, only 100 was for the public. The Walker Colt saw use in the Mexican-American War and on the Texas frontier. Samuel Walker was carrying two of the revolvers that bore his name when he was killed in battle during the Mexican-American War in 1847. This revolver best known today as Clint Eastwood's weapon in "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Did you know that this massive cap-and-ball revolver was the...
  • DNA tests

    01/05/2019 5:26:20 PM PST · by bboop · 103 replies
    Self ^ | January 5, 2019 | self
    Gathering info here on DNA tests. Good ones/ those to avoid? Feedback? thanks. I've been doing genealogy for some time; cousin got the test and I am curious.
  • The Iconic Tommy Gun

    01/04/2019 4:57:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/4/2019 | R Reed
    Few firearms have earned the mystique that the Thompson submachine gun has enjoyed for nearly a century. The long association that the "Tommy Gun" has had with gangsters, G-men and G.I.s has made it a movie star, a prized collectible, and an American icon. Thompson believed recoil or gas operated weapons were too heavy and complicated for this role and sought a new method of operation. He formed the Auto-Ordnance Company (AOC), found financial backing, and hired engineers to help develop this weapon. Thompson seized upon the concept of the Blish Lock, developed by John Bell Blish (a career U.S....
  • A-10 Thunderbolt Drops a "Brrt"

    01/03/2019 4:54:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/3/2019 | T Demerly
    on a Runaway Taliban Vehicle You can run, but you can’t hide from an A-10 Thunderbolt II and its technological advanced GAU-8 30mm weapon system. U.S. Air Forces Central Command released a un-classified footage of an engagement between an A-10 and what looks to be "a Taliban vehicle fleeing the scene of an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan." The short video display a light-colored car speeding down a dusty desert road only to be stopped by a hail storm of 30mm rounds from the A-10. Zooming in on the stopped vehicle you can see four basketball-sized holes punched in the top...
  • Knowlton's Rangers

    01/02/2019 5:00:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/2/2019 | M Peck
    Did George Washington have Commandos? During the American Revolution George Washington didn’t have any Tier-1 Spec Ops, but he made the most of what he had. When we think of modern day Special Forces, we think of Seal Team 6, Delta Force and the Green Berets. So what did he have? In a time where warfare was all about marching to fife and drum then lined up in rows to blast away with muskets at fifty paces. What did they know about unconventional warfare? According to retired U.S. Army colonel Robert Tonsetic explains that unconventional warfare was a major part...