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  • Next Phase nonlead bullet ban Approaching

    07/01/2016 10:13:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    Press release from California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Starting July 1, 2016, nonlead shot will be required when taking upland game birds with a shotgun in California, except for dove, quail, snipe, and any game birds taken at licensed game bird clubs. In addition, nonlead shot will be required when using a shotgun to take resident small game mammals, furbearing mammals, nongame mammals, nongame birds and any wildlife for depredation purposes. Existing restrictions on the use of lead ammunition in the California condor range, when taking Nelson bighorn sheep and when hunting on all California Department of Fish and...
  • Gun Review: J67 Bullpup Smooth Is Fast

    07/01/2016 8:10:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/1/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Dean Van Marel of Jard, Inc. designed the J67 bullpup to be simple and inexpensive. Based loosely on Sten and Sterling submachinegun features, this odd-looking bullpup folded from aluminum sheets is quite different in actual use. At 7 pounds, it hearkens back to the age when pistol-caliber guns were sometimes front-line infantry weapons. Unlike Sten and Sterling, J67 ejects down behind the magazine and the controls are ambidextrous. The safety lever is modeled on M1 Garand, and Marel chose Glock magazines, common and available in various calibers, as the standard. In my experience, the Glock magazines worked perfectly, but aftermarket...
  • Beer Can: the Ultimate Survival Stove

    06/29/2016 12:33:07 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/29/2016 | M Alpert
    Adventurer Tom Allen and his friend demonstrates how to make a stove with the minimal materials. Beer Can Get a beer can or any aluminum can, the larger the better and have a knife or a pair scissors. Cut the top of beer can at the top ridge.Cut beer can in half and get it to 2-3 inches high on both can.Dent the bottom half can with a knife all the way around, when done place the top piece together.Make a little hole with the thumbtackPour some rubbing alcohol into the and light it up, now youíre ready to start...
  • Trick out your AR with these Must Have Accessories

    06/29/2016 10:44:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 42 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/29/2016 | T Hansen
    The AR platform is reliable, versatile, accurate and can be accessorized. Gotta love the AR, there are infinite amount of manufactures that caters to this market. You can trick out almost every section of your AR. Here are some must-have AR accessories. Suppressors If you never shot with a suppressor, give it a shot (no pun intended). If your state allows for suppressor use and ownership, this is one accessory worth a serious look. Grips Having a grip that feels comfortable can help improve your shooting and confidence. There is no shortage of great grips available and you can choose...
  • My First 3 Gun Competition

    06/28/2016 1:10:38 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/28/2016 | Emily Robinson
    I have always been a pistol shooter. Even the first time I was out on the range, I loved everything about shooting, from the smell of the gunpowder to the sound the steel makes when it is hit by a bullet. I think thatís what got me hooked on competitive shooting. I was 9 years old when I attended and watched my first Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) match in Columbia, S.C., and my whole family attended to see what it was all about. MY FIRST USPSA MATCH was the North Carolina Sectional in 2012. I had never even been...
  • Mad Half Minute Handgun Drill

    06/27/2016 8:04:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/27/2016 | J Hines
    This handgun shooting drill was created by Special Forces veteran Mike Pannone of CTT Solutions. This drill is designed to test and enhance your shooting accuracy while on the move. Here's the Drill The target is placed 10 yards away from the shooter. There are three shooting points. The first one is directly in front of the target. The second and third points are at five yards away from the center at opposite ends. At the signal, the shooter has 30 seconds to fire the first round from the holster, quickly move to one of the outside positions, come to...
  • Shooting a 1911 Pistol Wrapped With Rubber Bands

    06/23/2016 10:49:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | MattV
    That's Rubber BandsWhat happens if you wrap a Ruger SR1911 pistol with Rubber Bands? How many rubber bands will it take to cause the 1911 pistol to malfunction? Is one rubber band powerful enough to stop the slide from functioning properly? Will this create an over pressure situation and kaboom the 1911 pistol? This has been suggested by viewers on multiple occasions and seemed like a fun video to do! This is a wacky function test. Here's a short video transcript Weíre gonna see how many rubber bands it takes to disable this glock. So put in a comment below...
  • Can you spot the deer?

    06/22/2016 8:41:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/22/2016 | C Cocoles
    All this talk of getting fit for hunting season in the fall. How about doing some deer recognition exercise. Go through these pictures quickly and see if you can spot the deer. Give yourself five seconds, any longer means the deer is gone. See the rest here.
  • Black Powder Part 3

    06/21/2016 10:35:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/21/2016 | Bob Shell
    Part III of black powder Ô¨Ānalizes with a discussion of defouling, types of bullets and more. Blackpowder fouls a lot and if you don't dry-brush out your barrel after every couple of shots, your bullet or ball will start becoming diÔ¨Écult to push down the barrel. If you brush it and dump out the residue, you can shoot all day doing that. I don't recommend any type of lube, as you might contaminate the powder and it won't help you in this operation. Use a tight shotgun-type brush for best results. Following those procedures and tweaking them to suit you...
  • Tough day of Fishing?

    06/21/2016 8:23:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/21/2016 | J Hoffman
    Not compared to this girl Yes, this girl isn't dress down for a little shore fishing. Clad in a black dress and heels, she displays a fine form as she sits at the edge of a pond in a deck chair. But then it all quickly unravels. All anglers have experienced this once Ė dropping things in the lake, breaking rods, and even falling in. But can this girlís luck get any worse? Her reaction to it all does certainly take the cake. Real or fake, you have to admit that clip is hilarious. If anything, she walked away with...
  • Is Pro Bass Fishing really all cracked up to be?

    06/17/2016 11:33:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/17/2016 | R Bonner
    If youíre into bass fishing or follow pro fishing, there are some derogatory comments about the sport from the "haters". Enter pro angler Fat Cat Newton rattling off in this video in response to the subject. Excerpt script from the video: To these people that think professional fishin' is not a professional sport, bless your heart. Apparently you've never been across the water runnin' about seventy-sixty miles an hour makin' that long run, when the weatherman says 'ah the windís gonna blow about five to ten miles an hourí you get out there thereís thirty-four mile-an-hour gusts, you got three...
  • SHTF Must have Survival Gear

    06/16/2016 6:46:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/16/2016 | J Hines
    There are many different tools and things that you can stow away in your bug out bag. There is no SHTF bag to rule them all. However, knowing that we need to provide for the big three: food, water and shelter. We can focus on the tools to help you survive. So here's a quick down and dirty list, but please add your list to this as well. TOOL FOR CUTTING OR CHOPPING Ė Used for cooking, warmth and shelter.MULTI-PURPOSE TOOL Ė Is like a McGyver gadget with all tools in it.WATER PURIFICATION OR FILTRATIONFIRE STARTER Ė Get a permanent...
  • Time for a Little Group Therapy

    06/15/2016 1:01:50 PM PDT · by w1n1
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/15/2016 | D Workman
    Complaining or simply beating up on yourself about a shot you missed last fall is not going to solve your problem. June is here, and with it are those long, lazy, mild late spring and early summer evenings that you can spend at the range, and if youíre lucky, youíll bump into old pals and enjoy some therapeutic conversation and trigger time. Making excuses for not being able to take this time seems to be a favorite pastime of people determined to become vegetarians and just go camping with guns in the fall. For the rest of us, however, putting...
  • Benefits of the U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle

    06/14/2016 8:48:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/14/2016 | J Hines
    Originating in the late 50ís, the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 rifle was designed by Eugene Stoner who was known as the father of the AR-16. Eventually, the design was sold to other manufactures. Todayís AR-7 .22 is manufactured solely in the U.S.and has evolved in many ways. Its design changes and updated manufacturing controls have provided advancement in this unique rimfire. Some of the improvements include a new barrel bushing which has increased the feeding reliability. In addition, the magazines have been upgraded which also improves feeding. The magazines are now manufactured from steel and have an eight-round capacity with...
  • Changes for GMU 22 Caribou Hunters

    06/14/2016 6:30:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/14/2016 | C Cocoles
    Alaska residents who hunt in Game Management Unit 22 are reminded that new caribou hunting regulations go into effect next month. Beginning July 1, 2016, the new regulations incorporate several significant changes including a requirement that residents hunting caribou in GMU 22 possess a registration hunting permit. Permits for registration caribou hunt RC800 will be available beginning June 15, and may be obtained online, in person at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in Nome, or from license vendors within Unit 22. The RC800 permit hunt is part of a new regulations package for GMU 22 adopted by...
  • Pastor Phil's First Rifle

    06/11/2016 5:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Eight years ago, I met the pastor of my brother's church in Northern Wisconsin.† Pastor Phil and his wife, Kathy, had answered the call when the church had entered some hard times.† His career had started in Chicago.† His parents were called to the ministry; his father had been a Marine.† The streets that he grew up on in Chicago had an international flavor.† There were Greek, Polish, and Germans, and they generally got along.† His family did not have any guns, and his lone experience with firearms was an informal couple of shots with a .22† at twilight,...
  • Seriously dangerous training for these Sharpshooters

    06/10/2016 10:56:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/10/2016 | E Nestor
    Have a look at this insane video that shows a foreign military unit shooting at the range. What's humorous and very dangerous is that they have their compadres downrange holding a plate (target) while these sharpshooters take the shot. Again, do not try this at home, See the video here.
  • All about Black Powder Pt 2

    06/09/2016 1:08:39 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/9/2016 | B Shell
    This issue we turn to loading the powder and safety, and wrap up next time with tricks of the trade. There are a few things that you should be aware of to get best results. First, always make sure your gun is empty. If you buy a new muzzleloader, then you can put a rod down the barrel and mark the rod to establish the depth that indicates an empty barrel. When preparing to load a used muzzleloader, remove the nipple where the percussion cap would be placed, and make sure you can see clearly through to the inside of...
  • Would you pull a prank on your buddy?

    06/09/2016 12:20:51 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/9/2016 | KJ Gonzales
    Okay, seriously, who doesn't love a good prank every now and then? Even better yet, this one involves deer hunting. In this video, we are introduced to an unsuspecting, rifle-toting, story-telling, novice hunter who is clearly looking to make what appears to be his first ever shot on a massive buck. Yes, that's right its all captured on video. Obviously, his friend did a fine job of setting him up. See the video here.
  • Bear Hunting with a Spear

    06/08/2016 10:33:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/8/2016 | D Prievo
    The words of excitement from Josh Bowmar of Bowmar Bowhunting after he speared a bear. Here's the crazy part: he did it with no blind, no guide, no backup weapon and from the ground, all on film. Here's Josh comment: "I wanted to spear a bear without back up and the entire time we were there, the guide was telling me basically I was crazy because they had just recently heard of a guy being mauled by a bear. With that, I agreed, and every other time we hunted, we had a guide with us who carried a shotgun. However...
  • How not to hold a Handgun

    06/07/2016 7:11:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/7/2016 | E Nestor
    We all love shooting handguns, but there are some that just don't know how to hold a small handgun. A video from EatalltheBirds addresses the problems, here's an excerpt from it: The video starts out showing you what can happen if your hand is in front of a revolver cylinder and frame gap. Hot gases and even shaved bullet material can cause quite an injury. A piece of paper and a hot dog are stand ins for fingers in this gun safety test. For semi-automatic pistols, the slide moves rapidly to the rear. If a thumb is in the way,...
  • Invasive Fish Caught has Human like Teeth

    06/06/2016 5:29:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/6/2016 | C Cocoles
    A Petaluma fisherman got a big bite, but didn't expect the fish he reeled in to bite back. Juan Gallo caught a pacu fish at the Lucchesi Park pond in Petaluma over the weekend. But as he lifted the fish from the water, its teeth cut the line. A pacu is a freshwater fish typically found in the Amazon River and a relative of the piranha. While the fish is sold at U.S. pet shops, theyíre illegal in California. Gallo managed to keep a hold of the fish, and plans to turn it over to the California Department of Fish...
  • Jack and Master of all Trade

    06/03/2016 7:22:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/3/2016 | Jim Dickson
    When we think of the leaders among quality gun makers of the British Isles we tend to think of names like Purdey and Holland and Holland, but these men have been dead for over a hundred years. Only their firms survive. For innovative leadership we must look to individuals in the trade today, and certainly no one has been a more innovative gunmaker than Giles Whittome. Giles is famous for his giant 2-gauge single-shot rifles. His 26-pound, 2-bore rifles are the largest and most powerful sporting rifles ever made. They are capable of shooting a half pound of lead backed...
  • Hog Hunting with a Spear

    06/01/2016 6:17:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/1/2016 | R Chastain
    Here's your Hump day video, in this bloody, noisy video, a hunter records footage of a crowd of hogs feeding on bait placed literally at the base of his ladder stand. After a while, he flings a spear with a GoPro camera attached. The spear hits a hog, which falls over as it should. But then it begins the bawling, slow-dying thrash-fest that most hog hunters have witnessed before. See the full video here.
  • 2016 Bold Electoral College Predictions Thread [2+2]

    05/30/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Fhios · 12 replies
    twoplustwo ^ | 5/2016 | Various
    Excerpt from first post So now that the primaries are essentially over, it's a great time to make bold predictions and hot takes about how the general election will turn out. EC results, vice presidential picks, indictments, whatever predictions you have go here. If you're good, you can achieve everlasting 2p2 glory much like Dvaut and his incredible Trump prediction. Or like that time goofball beat Nate Silver. You can make your own map at http://www.270towin.com/. I made one based only on the latest RCP polling results, and, boy howdy it does not look good for Republicans. I **** you...
  • RTD Manufacturing - The Great Challenge

    05/29/2016 2:30:39 PM PDT · by w1n1
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 5/29/2016 | Dani Breteau
    The American Shooting Journal sat down with Tony Hook, owner and founder of New Hampshire¬ís RTD Manufacturing, who shared how he went from Ô¨Āxing cars for a living to manufacturing guns, as well as the trials and tribulations of what it takes to start, own and operate such a company, one that prides itself on extremely low tolerances. American Shooting Journal: How did RTD Arms get started? Tony Hook: It was started due to a question my 14-year-old stepson Robby asked. I had just purchased a brand-new AR-15 made by one of the more recognizable manufacturers. I brought it home...
  • How to build an Olympian

    05/26/2016 6:44:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/26/2016 | Dana Farrell
    Fourteen-year-old Lance Thompson of Carlisle, Pa., has spent the last several years of his life with one goal in mind Ė competing in the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. As an Olympic trapshooting hopeful and honor student, Thompson maintains an intense, disciplined schedule that includes shooting up to four days a week during the school year and living full time at a training center during the summer. This arrangement allows him to train every day when schoolís out. While living at the training center he stays with one of the team members, a 25-year-old female shooter, in an efficiency...
  • Gun Review: The Walloper

    05/25/2016 12:04:37 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/25/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Handguns are almost always inferior to riÔ¨āes in terms of accuracy and stopping power. Since defensive Ô¨Āghting usually happens up close, those qualities are important, but casual carrying of long guns is not socially acceptable in much of the world. The solution is to use the most powerful handgun that¬ís still practical for unsupported Ô¨Āring. Guncrafter Industries Model No. 4 Hunting pistol attempts to create exactly that kind of weapon by combining 6 inches of barrel with a .50-caliber bore, the largest legally possible without National Firearms Act paperwork. That way, the projectile already has an impressive frontal area, 23...
  • Black Powder History Pt 1

    05/24/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Shell
    Black Powder - Invention to ExplosionIt is believed that the Chinese have been using black powder for about a thousand years and they are generally credited with its invention starting with fireworks. Around 700 years ago someone came up with the idea that if you put some black powder in a tube with a rock it would expel the rock out at sufficient velocity to make it a weapon. Another early idea was to use reinforced bamboo to shoot arrows and darts. No one knows who thought of this, but they did indeed change the world. The general consensus is...
  • How well do you know about Coyote?

    05/23/2016 8:36:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/23/2016 | D Born
    Iím a big fan of coyotes. I enjoy seeing them, hearing them and hunting them. I think the reason I like them so much is that Iíve always had a lot of respect for a underdog, which the coyote surely is compared to its more media divisive cousin the wolf, or other charismatic megafauna like the bear. Similar to Rodney Dangerfield, coyotes ďdonít get no respect.Ē Unlike wolves there are no national groups crying for their protection, no one is pleading their case on the steps of the capital. In spite of this, coyotes are without a doubt one of...
  • What's your Best method to start a fire for Survival

    05/19/2016 9:57:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 81 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 5/19/2016 | J Hines
    For those that hunt or into survival. This may be one of the easiest way to start a fire that I came across. The guy from Stephenson Prepper uses cotton ball, petrolium jelly and a flint with a scraper. See the fire starter video here. So what other easy ways do you all use to start a fire for survival?
  • Orienteering: Finding True North

    05/16/2016 11:20:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 5/16/2016 | J Hines
    There are many ways to find true north if you get disoriented while hiking. Though it may sound easy to walk in a straight line, itís actually simple to get off-course. There are many ways to getting back on track, that is back to true north. Here are some simple methods: First method is to get a needle and cork, or something to make the needle float. Once placed in the water, the needle will turn and point to true north. See the rest of the methods for finding true north here. How about you all, what other ways have...
  • Up Close with an Alaskan Brown Bear

    05/13/2016 9:36:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    AK Sporting Journal ^ | 5/13/2016 | J Hines
    Drew Hamilton was filming bears in Alaska's McNeil River when he got a companion. A brown bear sits next to him while taking in the sites of where all bears were gathering to catch salmon. See the video here. Anybody have bears come this close?
  • Don't shoot at snakes while in the water with a .410 Load

    05/12/2016 8:40:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/12/2016 | E Nestor
    Here's a story from one of the angler's on his experience shooting water moccasins with the .410 load. While out fishing with his brother-in-law, snakes were everywhere swimming right up to within a few feet of us to check us out, heads above the water the entire time and not even remotely afraid. Given that I live about 100 yards from the pond, and I'm not a fan of water moccasins (which I'm pretty sure is what these were, because most harmless water snakes swim with their heads down and shy away from disturbances), I ran back to the house...
  • Smoking Pests with a .25 Caliber Air Rifle

    05/10/2016 8:29:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/10/2016 | E Nestor
    All Air Rifles are not created equal. If youíre not familiar with air rifles than take a look at what Ted HoldOver has done from his bathroom. Ted uses a .25 caliber air rifle, and it has the power and precision to make a lasting impression. Watch and see what great precision and power the new air rifles have to offer and their impacts on pests all caught in slow motion. You certainly will be impressed, watch it here.
  • Is Captain America Shield really Bulletproof?

    05/09/2016 8:26:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/9/2016 | C Cocoles
    Captain America has to be the all time favorite super hero, as he fights the bad guys with his famous round shield. We are also, fascinated with bulletproof objects like the Captain America shield. Gun retailers Miculek.com took this thought a step further and actually tested a Captain America shield weighing 12 pounds. Miculek did make a modification on the shield, he used a titanium one, where as in the comic, the shield was made by Vibranium. Stan Lee the comic creator came up with the term because he wasnít a metallurgist. So Miculek crew took the shield out to...
  • Not a Pretender - Eva Shockey

    05/06/2016 12:54:03 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/6/2016 | Larry Case
    EVA SHOCKEY HAS BECOME the face of women in the hunting movement, and that is a big deal. There have been exactly two women to grace the cover of Field & Stream magazine in the last 100 years: the first lady was Queen Elizabeth; the second Eva Shockey. The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that the increase in hunting participation from 2008 to 2012 among males was only 1.9 percent; among women it was 10. In those four short years, the number of female hunters jumped from 3.04 million to 3.35 million. Did Eva have anything to do with that?...
  • Can Captain America's Shield do Damage?

    05/05/2016 9:00:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/5/2016 | C Buckner
    Last week the full titanium model of Captain Americaís shield stood up to the test against 8 rounds .45 ACP caliber. This week we get to find out if it can be successfully used as an offensive weapon to go for the kill. The titanium model that Jerry Miculek is using is a 12-pound shield that matches exactly that of Captain America. Take a look at the video as Miculek tries his hand at throwing the shield as a weapon at a ballistics dummy to see what the damage may look like. See the result here.
  • Other Countries own Guns too

    05/04/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2016 | Alexandria Kincaid
    icture a tiny, Christmas town filled with classic Alpine chalets and surrounded by mountains, with the citizens working dutifully to contribute to the common good, and you will envision Zermatt, Switzerland. Zermatt is a picturesque tourist town that would fit the typical political progressiveís idea of utopia on earth: modern, clean and government-controlled. Environmental preservation is key. Residents pride themselves on the pure, glacial water flowing through the town. Cars are banned, except for the few licensees who are permitted to drive electric vehicles. I spoke with a shopkeeper who explained the governmentís protection of the Swiss deer. If you...
  • Two Hogs with One Shot - Crossbow

    05/04/2016 8:21:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/4/2016 | C Cocoles
    That's right you heard it, one arrow taking down two hogs. Has anyone done this?, did you video capture it?, anyways here's a video showing Keith Warren displaying such skill, see the video here.
  • Big Boom with 425 Pounds of Tannernite

    05/03/2016 11:33:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/3/2016 | R Chastain
    The guys from Demolition Ranch are at it again. After starting small with their Tannerite experiments, Demolition Ranch went big, with a 60-foot PVC pipe filled with Tannerite binary explosive. Problem: It stubbornly refused to explode all at once. Apparently, the pipe was too small. Fail. When they tackled it again, they went with 4? PVC and buried 50 feet of it. On one end, an elbow was added and the pipe turned up out of the ground Ė and thatís what they shot to detonate it. It didn't fail. See the video here.
  • Czech out this Gun - VZ58

    05/02/2016 8:28:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/2/2016 | Oleg Volk
    The Samopal vzor 58, or Automatic weapon model 58, was put into Czechoslovak military service in the late 1950s. A very lightweight 7.62◊39 carbine with a short-stroke piston action, it was one of the first Czech arms to use the Soviet cartridge instead of the longer native round. Lighter than the AK-47 by 1.3 pounds, it also used alloy magazines that weighed half of the steel AK-47 mags. Although similar in overall size to the AK, the slimmer pistol grip and stock gave it a more dainty look. Besides Czechoslovak army use, the rifle was exported to about 20 countries,...
  • Polymer or metal Frame Handguns?

    04/29/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 64 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/29/2016 | C Cocoles
    What's your preference when it comes to handguns, would you use a polymer or metal frame? Here's a short excerpt on the sentiment on 1911Forum: 45ACP_1911 I can't get used to the feel of Polymer guns. I appreciate the double stack design and light weight but they just don't feel good in my hands. I've got a Glock 10mm but I just don't shoot it. A 1911 in contrast feels wonderful in my hands and the trigger pull can be made outstanding. What the heck I can change a mag in split second anyhow. motorsporting It's taken me several years...
  • Ever had a Boar Charge at you?

    04/28/2016 8:49:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/28/2016 | J McAdams
    Though I wouldn't say they are exactly common, dealing with a boar charge is a distinct possibility any time you go into the woods in pursuit of hogs. The hunter in the video almost learned this lesson the hard (and painful way). Watch the video to see just how close that hunter was to being gored by that boar! See the video here.
  • Hunters have Rights to Legally Hunt and not be Harrassed

    04/26/2016 1:12:00 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/26/2016 | S Ratliff
    A while back in 2015, Kyle Anderson was following a nice 8-point buck that made its way into Michiganís Grand Traverse East Bay. While he was not planning on shooting the swimming deer while it was in the water, he did not want to lose sight of this beauty. Until this woman got involved. During an ongoing and legal hunt, Anderson says in the video description that he faced multiple instances of harassment, but this woman took the cake entirely. Having already called the police on her for illegally parking her car, Anderson walks to confront the woman who continues...
  • Trigger Control

    04/25/2016 7:48:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/25/2016 | D Johns
    The very most essential foundation of accurate shooting is trigger control. How were you taught to shoot, or did you just learn it "OJT?" What type of firearm did you learn to shoot first, and have you transferred that technique to everything you shoot? I suppose you could take a formal shooting course and learn the textbook styles of trigger control for pistols, revolvers, rifles, and even shotguns. There are some very subtle differences in how to correctly shoot each firearm type, but more importantly is finding a way for you to learn to best shoot every gun you own....
  • Wilson's AR9 pistol caliber or something cheaper?

    04/21/2016 8:08:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/21/2016 | C Cocoles
    Pistol caliber carbines have become extremely popular since the ammo shortage a few years ago. Just recently, the prolific Wilson Combat company released information about their new 9mm rifle the AR9. At first glimpse the Wilson AR9 has the similar appearance of an AR-15, so obviously an AR clone. Itís a quality-built 9mm AR with a quality AR price of $1,995. Unfortunately, that price is what's killing it in the eyes of the buyer, check it out. The Sig MPX is also a quality built AR style carbine: $1,732The Zenith MKE Z-5 Rifle is based of the classic, reliable MP-5:...
  • Do you Remember Shooting Daddy's Shotgun the First Time?

    04/20/2016 6:19:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/20/2016 | C Raleigh
    Those of us who have shouldered a shotgun a few thousand times in our lives can recall that first time we touched off a 12 gauge, or any gauge for that matter. It reminds us that we didnít always have the bulk or the muscle memory to handle one. Did it stop any of us from wanting another try, one of our own, or a trip to deer camp with dad? Maybe, its the macho side or just trying to impress Dad. Cheer for a young fella who just got his shoulder popped and in a minute when it quits...
  • Can a .500 Magnum blow out a Car Window?

    04/19/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/19/2016 | C Buckner
    Many have thought of this, but the guys from FullMag actually went out grabbed a Craigslist limo and headed out to the range to shoot at a car window with a .500 Magnum. Just so you know, they're not shooting at a bullet proof window, just the standard. Have a look at the video here.
  • Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster

    04/17/2016 9:27:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 16, 2016 | Brian Krassenstein
    In what may be one of the biggest stories we have covered this year, a new company, Carbon3D has just emerged out of stealth mode, unveiling an entirely new breakthrough 3D printing process, which is anywhere between 25 and 100 times faster than whatís available on the market today.The privately-held Redwood City, California-based company, Carbon3D, was founded in 2013, and since then has been secretly perfecting a new 3D printing technology which promises to change the industry forever. The technology that the company calls Continuous Liquid Interface Productiongo technology (CLIP) works by harnessing the power of light and oxygen to...