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  • Swiss Arms SG 553 RP 4K - not just another AK

    03/16/2018 6:24:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/16/2018 | J Hines
    The Swiss Arms SG 553 RP 4K Rifle features the ability to take AK-47 magazines and 7.62x39mm cartridges currently deployed with certain tac units overseas. The adjustable gas system allows the user to run at a level that works best for them. This one displayed by Larry Vicker of Vickers Tactical is a pistol modified with an SBR. According to Larry, it took Swiss Arms quite a while in getting the kinks out so that it can take a wide variety of AK magazine. Sounds simple but time consuming process. Here's the following AK mag types that it will take:...
  • WWII Aircraft Carrier found off Australian Coast

    03/16/2018 5:20:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/16/2018 | W Olson
    Searchers from vessel Petrel, owned by billionaire explorer Paul Allen have found the wreckage of the USS Lexington. The aircraft carrier sunk 76 years ago near Australia. The Lexington was critically damaged by Japanese forces during the battle of the Coral Sea on May 8, 1942. "Lexington was on our priority list because she was one of the capital ships that was lost during WWII," said Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Allen, in a statement. One of the first US aircraft carriers ever built, the vessel dubbed "Lady Lex" was located at the bottom of the Coral Sea...
  • Gun Review: 50 BMG Pullpup – GM6 Lynx

    03/15/2018 9:55:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/15/2018 | J Hines
    In every gun crowd there is a Bullpup rifle group. But, you don’t often hear too much of the .50 BMG in a bullpup build. The guys from Tactical Imports Corp shared a video of them strutting this bullpup style GM6 Lynx rifle. Most .50 BMG are usually long rifle. This GM6 Lynx is a semi-automatic .50 BMP bullpup houses a five-round magazine with a barrel length of 28.7 inches. Just because its short doesn't mean it can’t pack a punch. This bullpup may be the answer for those that think shooting a full size .50 BMG bulky. See the...
  • Best 2018 Handguns for Women

    03/15/2018 5:42:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/15/2018 | J Hines
    Shotshow 2018 has just passed and there were some really good looking subcompact guns that will be a big hit for the female CCW. There were three handguns that stood out at Shotshow 2018 for women and they are: Walter PPQ SC With its three dot combat sights this gun can shoot rapidly and quick target acquisition. Low profile won't snag on clothing. The grip has a tactile feel, means a great feel. The 5.6 lb trigger will help with increase accuracy. Trigger also the quick reset.Springfield Armory 911 This may be the perfect pistol for your “Everyday Carry”. Lightweight...
  • Top Concealed Carry Handguns

    03/14/2018 6:08:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 89 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/14/2018 | J Hines
    There are many good handguns out in the market. Many lawful gun owners have different perspectives on which is best. So it can be a challenge not only for the newbie but the seasoned carriers as well. Even with handguns it does come in different sizes, such as the full standard that LEO’s carry to a mini snub nose revolver. Here are some top handgun choices to consider for compact size. Glock 26 Gen 3 (9MM) This particular Glock is for concealed carry and it may be the most popular among CCW. Its small frame, short barrel makes it easy...
  • Quik gun review: Remington R1 Enhanced

    03/13/2018 6:19:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/13/2018 | J Hines
    For the 1911 crowd, have you heard of the Remington R1 Enhanced? As most 1911’er knows the magazines are usually single stack which holds 7. This R1 is a double-stack 1911, a few ears perked up. You can never have too much ammo so maybe Remington is listening to their customers. This sick little masterpiece comes with a match-grade barrel, fiber optic sights, a performance trigger and two beefy 15-round mags. Think the trend is having high magazine capacity is the in. Toting a 15-round mag plus 1 in the pipe with .45 caliber is very nice, perfect for personal...
  • Institutional Inertia - Never Accept Average

    03/13/2018 4:53:58 AM PDT · by w1n1
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/13/2018 | C Wojcik
    How law enforcement snipers can avoid the dreaded ‘institutional inertia’ that often slows progress at agencies. As I travel around the nation providing instruction to various law enforcement agencies, I see a consistent trend that greatly inhibits growth and development in the areas of training and equipment. That trend is a lack of time, money and resources related to sustainment training, and identifying advancements in equipment and tactics. A man far wiser than I once told me that the three critical assets needed to accomplish tasks were time, money and resources. He continued on by saying that if you’ve got...
  • CMP: Rare M1 Garands now filtering out to the public

    03/12/2018 12:34:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies, ^ | March 9, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A line of M1 Garands up for grabs at the CMP’s South Store in Anniston, Alabama. (Photo: Chris Eger/ a large cache of vintage M1 Garands recently repatriated back home from overseas allies, the Civilian Marksmanship Program has announced that some seldom-seen variants are now available. In a statement issued Thursday, the federally chartered non-profit organized to support marksmanship activities nationwide said they had numbers of M1s made by International Harvester Company in stock. Long unavailable except for occasional small batches turned over by the Army, IHC Garands in both Field and Service grades are listed for sale through mail...
  • Would you let your Friend shoot at you?

    03/12/2018 5:31:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/12/2018 | J Hines
    We’ve all seen the bulletproof glass that banks have at the teller. Ever wonder how effective it is? Well this Youtuber TotallyRad have been thinking this over for a long time and he now has the ballz to test it out. Not just shooting at the bulletproof glass but he’s going to get behind the glass and have his friend shoot at it. Though, he keeps iterating that he’s dumb for doing this. He obviously is an adrenalin junkie. There are many unwise decisions in life, this is certainly one of those. His friend shot at him 3 times...
  • Size matters | 60 Minutes Australia - Crazy Nazaré (Insane Surfing)

    03/11/2018 9:44:06 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 17 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 3/11/18 | 60 Minutes
    It may seem obvious, but when it comes to big wave surfing, size definitely matters. And at up to one hundred feet, or more than thirty metres, the largest and meanest waves in the world slam into a headland in Portugal called Nazaré. Such is this monster break it often breaks those brave – or crazy – boardriders who attempt to take it on. Just this week, Australian surfer Ross Clarke Jones almost died after being wiped off a Nazaré wave. But the precarious divide between disaster and glory is precisely the reason he and other Aussie big wave legends...
  • Stoner 63: Navy SEAL's long favored Gun

    03/09/2018 5:17:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/9/2018 | J Hines
    Do you remember the Stone 63 machine gun? Want to know how good it was? Ask any of the former Seal members from the Vietnam war and mid 70’s, they can attest it was the thing to have for a four man patrol. The Stoner 63, is a 5.56×45mm NATO, Modular Weapon System, using a variety of modular components, it can be configured as a rifle, a carbine, a top-fed light machine gun and a belt-fed squad automatic weapon. Designed by Eugen Stoner in the early 1960s. War departments claims the Stoner machine gun saw limited combat during the Vietnam...
  • Air Combat First – CIA

    03/08/2018 4:52:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/8/2018 | J Hines
    About 50 years near Vietnam, a helicopter that wasn’t officially there fended off an attack on a post that didn't officially exist, with the help of a single Kalash. It may have been the unofficial report of the shot down of an airplane with an AK-47…from a helicopter by the CIA. "An Air Combat First" painting by Keith Woodcock in the CIA's collecton remembers the occasion that an Air America helicopter fought off at attack on a remote radar site just over the North Vietnamese border with Laos. (Photo: CIA) The story is during the Vietnam War, Lima Site 85...
  • Here’s why some People don’t understand about Gun Control

    03/07/2018 7:09:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2018 | J Hines
    Do Americans have the right to own a gun? Of course we do. It’s in our Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Supreme Court has already overturned several gun control laws within the last decade alone. They determined that the banning of guns were unconstitutional. Yet there are still some people who argue for stricter gun control policies. They insist that gun ownership leads to gun-related crimes and that banning guns can reduce violent crime. However the statistics have proven time and time again that the rate of violent...
  • Splitting a card with a .22 Pistol

    03/07/2018 5:05:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2018 | J Hines
    Any trick shooter out there? Have you ever split a playing card with a bullet before? Youtuber 22Plinkster using a Victory .22 pistol tries out his marksmanship by not just shooting at the playing card but to raise this to another level in top gun. That is to place a Glock 19 barrel in front of the playing card. Now shoot through the barrel to get to the playing card. Even though 22Plinkster had to try this shot over 2 times, its still an amazing feat. Thank goodness for video slow-motion technology. See the full trick shot splitting a card...
  • Police Survival back in the Day was Different

    03/06/2018 5:40:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/6/2018 | J Hines
    Lets step back in time and see how our illustrious FBI G-men trained back in the day for survival shooting. You gotta remember FBI methods were supposed to be the leading edge in gun tactics. These gunfight methods were passed down to the local law enforcement agencies. For those that have training in LE and military, you’ll noticed the old barricade technique that was taught and toting that .38 Smith & Wesson. (and the old Charger vehicle as police cruiser) Key Takeaways -Lectures on ricochets have been going on since those 1974 days for the G-men and good to know....
  • Inside workings of a Marlin 336

    03/05/2018 9:16:33 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/5/2018 | J Hines
    For those that own a Marlin 336 rifle its such a nostalgic rifle to have for those cowboy days. Chambered in a .30-30 caliber is perfect for whitetail hunting. May be the second most popular lever action rifle behind the Winchester 1894. If you’re strapped on cash this rifle is reasonably priced, powerful, accurate and easy-to-use. These qualities help make the Marlin 336 one of the most prolific hunting rifles in north America. Hunters have fell deer, elk, bear and feral hogs with this little .30-30. Marlin 336 shines greatly in thickly wooded area where the ranges are much closer....
  • Top Home Defense Shotguns

    03/05/2018 6:34:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/5/2018 | J Hines
    Shotguns have always been a major firearm used in hunting and home defense. They are versatile in hunting and you can choose the loads and chokes. For home defense lately, the innovation of magazine fed seems to be the craze among gun enthusiasts. Here are top 5 shotguns to look at for home defense. Remington 870 shotgun Historically the 870 have played a huge role for the military and law enforcement as the go to shotgun. This new 870 version comes with a short barrel and a detachable box magazine. With the quick reload capability its a big eye opener...
  • Home Security – Beyond the Gun

    03/02/2018 10:14:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/2/2018 | R Reed
    A complete home security plan will go beyond the gun. While firearms are a key element for home defense, they are just one of the things you need to consider. By creating a layered defense, you can reduce the odds of someone breaking in, while also increasing your advantages if you are faced with a home invader. Here are some things you can do to help keep you and your family safe at home: MAINTAIN YOUR PRIVACY Be careful what you tell people and who you tell. For example, avoid posting details of trips in advance on social media so...
  • Man gets Backlashes on how to Protect yourself

    03/02/2018 6:03:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/1/2018 | J Hines
    From an Active Shooter Scenario We obviously have a problem in the United States with school shootings. There is no easy answer but easy for many to point fingers at the opposition for the cause, usually after the facts. Whats important in the school settings is to provide protection of our children. This man on Facebook offered some protection tips that he thinks might help. In his video on Facebook he suggests using textbooks already inside a student backpack can offer some protection. He goes on to demonstrate with various calibers of firearms showing that with 3 normal size textbooks,...
  • Can you shoot a Drop of Water?

    03/01/2018 5:28:05 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/1/2018 | J Hines
    How good of a shot are you? Do you think you can hit a drop of water with your pistol? Youtuber 22plinkster is an excellent shooter, he takes on this challenge. 22Plinkster uses a Victory 22LR pistol and with the slow motion technology to validate the hit. From 20 feet away 22Plinkster sets a water bottle upside down with dripping water in front of a silhouette target. It takes about 4 or 5 tries to pulls off the shot, totally amazing marksmanship. See the full shooting a drop of water footage here.