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  • WY: Fisherman uses Pistol to Defend Against Grizzly in Park

    12/05/2017 5:06:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 25, 2015, a 27 year old man was fishing in the Snake River about 3/4 of a mile downstream from the Jackson Lake Dam, in the Grand Teton National Park.  He heard a noise and turned to see three grizzly bears approaching him from behind, a sow and two cubs. The fisherman was carrying a pistol and bear spray. The sow stood on its hind legs. He fired a shot into the ground near the bear. The three bears then left the area. The angler said that the bear spray could not be used in the incident....
  • Rossi 12 Gauge Shotgun Pistol – Hang on to your Wrist

    09/01/2017 10:27:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 42 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/1/2017 | E Nestor
    This is why shotguns have shoulder stocks. Would you shoot a shotgun turned into a pistol? This guy did, and his reaction is priceless. Ever wonder why shotguns comes standard with shoulder stocks? Well, it’s because of the incredible amount of recoil they can produce. That is why a pistol chambered for a 12-gauge shotgun shell (600 grain) is a really bad idea. In a video shared on Youtube by The Canadian Gun Vault Inc. Story has it that this shotgun had been designated as a pistol. That strange occurrence happened through a shipping error and the laws then considered...
  • NBC News Explains the Difference Between a Pistol and a Rifle

    06/14/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 14, 2017
    NBC has a firearms "expert" on explaining "difference" in rate of fire in semi-auto pistols and semi-auto rifles. NBC News special reportAnd now you know ...
  • The Latest: UPS shooter was armed with assault pistol

    06/14/2017 12:13:08 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 58 replies
    ABC (via Associated Press) ^ | 6/14/17 | AP Staff
    11:55 a.m. Authorities say the shooter who opened fire at a San Francisco UPS warehouse was armed with an assault pistol when police found him. San Francisco Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin told reporters that officers found wounded victims and brought them to safety Wednesday. When they found the gunman, he put the weapon to his head and shot himself.
  • ATF Clarifies Legality of AR Pistol Arm Brace Use

    04/29/2017 8:33:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 25 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Late in 2012, the ATF approved of a device that fit on the buffer tube of AR-15 style pistols. It made one handed shooting of these firearms much easier, and hence more accurate.The SB15 was invented by a disabled veteran, Alex Bosco. He quickly sold the rights to produce the arm brace to Sig Sauer. As you can see, the device can also be used as a very short stock for the AR-15 pistol, even though that is not what it is designed for.  Many people have put the brace to this use, as it is much easier to...
  • Firearm choice - Requesting input

    03/27/2017 7:27:37 AM PDT · by nevergore · 77 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/27/2017 | Nevergore
    It's Spring and time to get a new lightweight semi-auto pistol for carry! I need to get a new carry gun for Summertime! Currently I carry a Para-Ordanance P-12 .45....It's lightweight, high capacity and fairly small....Great for winter carry but not so much for summer in Atlanta....looking for a summer gun.... Caliber no smaller than 9mm and preferably with a hammer but I'm open to stricker weapons.... There are a lot of new small, flat semi-auto's out there from the Taurus to Sig... Corrosion resistance is a plus since the weapon will be up against my body on hot sweaty...
  • Man killed at Paris airport used lead-shot [sic] pistol to try to take soldier hostage...

    03/18/2017 6:37:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    L A Times ^ | 03/18/2017 | Kim Willsher
    One of France’s main airports was evacuated and flights disrupted for hours Saturday after a man wrestled a soldier to the ground and snatched her automatic rifle, telling her colleagues “there will be deaths.” The 39-year-old assailant, identified by authorities as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was known to France’s intelligence services as a possible Islamist extremist. Hours before the airport attack, he wounded a police officer with a 9-millimeter lead-shot pistol during a traffic stop and later opened fire in a bar without hitting anyone, Francois Molins, the Paris prosecutor, said at an evening news conference.
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • Army Confirms 9mm for Modular Handgun System

    01/27/2017 11:58:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 26, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    The Army today confirmed the caliber for its new Modular Handgun System will be 9mm, one week after the service announced it selected a version of Sig Sauer’s P320 to replace the M9 service pistol. Army officials sent out a press release with additional details on the MHS but did not explain why the service chose 9mm, a decision that Military.com asked the Army to explain its reasoning behind.
  • Pistol Truck Terrorist Used to Shoot Police in Italy: Erma .22?

    12/29/2016 3:21:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from the sun.co.uk: The pistol used by the German truck attack Jihadi looks a lot like a Walther. But it is a clone, probably made by Erma Werke.  The Erma 552S is nearly identical, but without markings, it is not certain. There is also an Erma RX-22, which has a shorter extractor, a longer grip, longer slide and barrel, and an eight round magazine. Clones of the Erma 552S were made and sold by Iver Johnson as the TP22. I have had a couple of them, and they have a reputation for reliability and accuracy. The sights are fixed,...
  • William Mason -- Unknown Genius, Gunsmith, Inventor

    11/13/2016 10:52:14 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | November 11, 2016 | Tom Correa
    William Mason -- Unknown Genius, Gunsmith, Inventor Dear Friends, Every once in a while, I'll find someone who really needs to be talked about. And as my regular readers already know, I talk a lot about the real Old West and those who have contributed significantly to our history. And yes, as most of you know, I like talking about people who are not very well known. Yes, the unsung heroes, lawmen, great inventors, the pioneers who have taken a back seat to the more glamorized individuals made famous in Dime Novels, and later Hollywood. As for great American...
  • “Make America Great Again” Rex Zero 1S Pistol

    11/11/2016 2:17:40 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 8 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | November 10, 2016 | American Rifleman Staff
    Just prior to the final presidential debate in which Republican nominee—now President-Elect—Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to the Second Amendment, FIME Group of Las Vegas, Nev., importers of the Slovenian-made Arex pistol, presented to Gov. Mike Pence a Custom Rex Zero 1S pistol commemorating the team’s historic campaign to “Make America Great Again.” Pence accepted the pistol on behalf of Donald Trump. The handgun (Serial No. 2016) features custom silver grips that are handcrafted by a Las Vegas artist...
  • Where are the Bear Attack Pistol Failures?

    10/26/2016 5:43:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Orr Relied on Bear Spray instead of the Pistol he had with him While discussing the effectiveness of pistols to defend against bear attacks, a consistent theme is the claim that pistols are not effective, are difficult to use, and that many more people who use handguns are badly mauled than use pistols successfully. I tried to recall an incident where someone used a pistol in defense against a bear, where it did not work.  I could not remember one, so I posted this request in response to the claim. From freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people...
  • CZ-75 Full Auto Pistol

    09/23/2016 6:22:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/23/2016 | J Hines
    The CZ-75 is a pistol made by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZUB) in the Czech Republic that has both semi-automatic and selective fire variants. First introduced in 1975, it is one of the original “wonder nines” featuring a staggered-column magazine, all-steel construction, and a hammer forged barrel. It is widely distributed throughout the world. It is the most common handgun in the Czech Republic. Like most fully automatic firearms, accuracy sort of goes out the window, with the CZ you also need to apply some death grip to hang onto it. But on the Hollywood side, you sure look good...
  • The awkward Sunngard automatic pistol

    08/09/2016 7:27:28 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/9/2016 | J Hines
    Early in the 20th century one of the weakness observed by an inventor named Harald Sunngard in automatic pistols was that during reloads while under stress were often bungled by shooters. This would leave them vulnerable to return fire without being able to shoot back. This Norwegian inventor came up with a solution. There were two parts to this, the first was to use a big magazine, second was to store a spare magazine right in the well of the pistol for immediate use. The grip of the pistol needed to be big enough to store two identical magazines. One...
  • The Lost Pistol of WWII

    07/06/2016 7:10:10 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Frank 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...
  • 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 We’re gonna see how many rubber bands it takes to disable this glock. So put in a comment below...
  • Feds: Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife

    06/21/2016 8:34:14 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | CLAIRE GALOFARO
    Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Department of Homeland Security employee with top-secret clearance was planning an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters when he entered the building with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs.
  • International Defensive Pistol Association Endorses Donald Trump for President

    06/07/2016 11:10:21 AM PDT · by Eddie01
    Ammoland ^ | June 6, 2016 | Ammoland
    The International Defensive Pistol Association is proud to announce their endorsement of Donald Trump for President of the United States. There has never been an election with more serious potential outcomes for firearms owners and shooters as the one we are facing in November, 2016. [snip]
  • The Walther P38 Was Germany’s Most Popular Wartime Pistol

    04/11/2016 6:17:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 11, 2016 | Matthew Morris
    In 1929, German gun-maker Waffenfabrik Walther began developing a new nine-millimeter pistol for military use. The development violated the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, so Walther kept it secret. Early Walther attempts focused on scaling up its “PP” line of pistols to chamber the larger nine-mil round. This pistol, the Militarpistole, wasn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures and recoil of the nine-by-19-millimeter round. Walther began work on a new design in 1935 following a request from the Heereswaffenamt, the German army’s weapons-technology agency. The Heereswaffenamt wanted a pistol to replace the Luger P08 — one that...