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  • Double Barrel AR!! FIRST EVER

    07/01/2018 11:52:27 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Kirsten Joy Weiss
    First Release SHOOTING the NEW Double Barrel Gilboa Snake AR! It's wildly unique. Shooting it is an even wilder ride. There is NOTHING out there like this!
  • ICYMI: Boulder Just Banned Ownership of AR-15 Rifles

    06/05/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Jun, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is no shocker. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s inaction on answering the question concerning the constitutionality of assault weapons bans, slices of Blue America have taken it to its limits—and by limits I mean passing ordinances that are totally unconstitutional. In Deerfield, Illinois, the village has banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles and other firearms liberals find scary. Yet, it goes beyond that, because the definition of an assault weapon (yes, I know not a real term) is so broad. Essentially any firearm that uses a detachable magazine that holds more than ten rounds is a so-called assault...
  • Marines Working with the Army on 5.56mm Rifle Round Replacement

    04/12/2018 6:35:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies ^ | 11 Apr, 2018 | Matthew Cox
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A senior Marine Corps official confirmed today that the service is lockstep with the Army's effort to search for a rifle round more potent than the current 5.56mm round. For months, senior Army officials have been telling Congress that the current 5.56mm Enhanced Performance Round is not potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor plates similar to U.S. military-issue rifle plates such as the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert, or ESAPI. As a solution, the Army is experimenting with a plan to replace its M249 squad automatic weapon and M4 carbine with futuristic weapons that fire...
  • Visa Refuses to Cut Ties with Semi-Automatic Rifle Manufacturers

    03/10/2018 4:47:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Visa rejected calls to cut ties with semi-automatic rifle manufacturers by announcing it is not their job to “[set] restrictions on the sale of lawful goods and services.” Their announcement comes after an anti-Second Amendment campaign resulted in over dozen companies cutting ties with the NRA. It also follows a New York Times’ suggestion that Visa and Mastercard could circumvent Congress and restrict “assault weapon” sales by refusing business with “assault weapon” manufacturers and/or dealers. According to CBS San Francisco, Visa received a petition with 150,000 signatures, asking the credit card company to refuse to process purchases of “assault weapons.”
  • H.R.5087 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

    03/04/2018 1:54:53 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 45 replies ^ | (Introduced 02/26/2018) | 115th congress
    Shown Here: Introduced in House (02/26/2018) 115th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5087 To regulate the importation, manufacture, possession, sale or transfer of assault weapons, and for other purposes.
  • The AR-15: 'America's rifle' or killer weapon?

    02/27/2018 8:09:30 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 53 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 2/27/2018 | BEN SCHMITT
    Anthony Ogline calls it America's rifle: the AR-15. “It's the most popular sporting arm that's ever been produced,” said Ogline, president of Verona Gun Safe, which sells an array of firearms. “A massive amount of these are out there and there's a reason for its popularity.” He's far from alone in declaring his love for the gun. Americans own 10 million AR-15 rifles, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Gun enthusiasts like that it's customizable with lots of accessories, easy to build, lightweight and easy to handle. Most gun manufacturers produce some version of an AR-15. “Honestly they are...
  • Update: Broward County Florida School Shooting – Multiple Victims – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High…

    02/14/2018 5:55:47 PM PST · by Enterprise · 36 replies
    According to law enforcement sources, the shooter, former student Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, is in custody. Helicopter footage shortly before 4 showed police frisking a handcuffed young man outside a squad car. Dressed in a maroon shirt and dark trousers, he was placed in the squad car as TV choppers filmed the scene. He gave no visible sign of being injured, but authorities have said Cruz was transported to Broward Health North. A teacher at the school told the Miami Herald that Cruz, 19, had been identified as a potential threat to fellow students in the past. “We were told...
  • 49ers' Reuben Foster faces domestic violence, assault weapon charges

    02/11/2018 11:20:47 PM PST · by Enterprise · 38 replies ^ | 2-11-18 | Nick Wagoner
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For the second time in less than a month, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been arrested. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police confirmed Sunday night that Foster was arrested earlier in the day on charges related to domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. Police responded to a disturbance call placed at approximately 9:15 a.m. Sunday at a Los Gatos residence. Upon arrival, officers spoke to Foster and the alleged victim. The result of the initial investigation was to arrest Foster, 23. Foster was then transported and booked at the Santa Clara County...
  • Henry .44-40 rifle. Remarkable design in its time.

    12/23/2017 3:25:37 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 56 replies
    The eyes of soldiers, notables and frontiersmen, posing with their sleek, efficient Henry repeating rifles in century-and-a-half-old photographs, typically reflect pride and confidence, and imply that the rifle’s users know they’re holding something special. Such feelings are understandable. The 16-shot Henry lever-action set the owner above the norm. It was truly one of the mechanical wonders of its era. During a time when most military and sporting arms were single-shots or cumbersome percussion repeaters, a gun that effortlessly spat out a rapid stream of bullets with only one charging of handy, self-contained cartridges was something to be admired and coveted....
  • The Rifles That Made America

    11/29/2017 7:39:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 28 Nov, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    Ever since the 13 colonies gathered enough gumption to form a union, U.S. soldiers have carried an evolving range of weapons, from flintlocks pistols to lever actions to assault rifles. The American soldier has fought many battles through the generations. The first line of defense has always been the rifle. The earliest European settlers brought matchlock muskets to American shores, but by the 18th century these had been replaced with flintlocks, which used flint to ignite gunpowder. These flintlocks armed the minutemen and the new Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. At the outbreak of the war, the Continental Army...
  • Cuban Girls Forced to Thank “Every Girl’s Boyfriend” Fidel

    11/28/2017 5:04:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | November 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And you think there is sexual harassment in the United States, in the United States Congress and Hollywood, wait ’til you hear what they’re doing in Cuba. And of course Fauxcahontas. Can you believe this? I happen to love this. I am cracking up watching this. It is quintessential Trump. The only thing wrong with it is that it’s allowing the media to cover it and not stay focused on Al Franken and John Conyers and all the others, but still there’s a reason for it. It’s classic Trump. It’s quintessential Trump. The media still hasn’t figured it out...
  • Semi-Auto Rifles: Common for 100 Years: Mass Shooters, Not

    11/17/2017 4:32:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Opponents of an armed population often claim that semi-automatic rifles are a new phenomena in the United States. That is false. One of the first successful semi-automatic or self loading rifles was the Remington Model 8 above. It was patented in 1900 by John Moses Browning.Commercial production started in 1906. It was a successful design, used in the hunting fields, in law enforcement, and had limited usage in the U.S. military. The model 8 was modified a bit in 1936 and become the model 81, which was produced until 1950. You can see that some of the design features...
  • Texas Officials Credit Armed Citizen with Stopping Church Massacre

    11/06/2017 4:29:07 PM PST · by libstripper · 14 replies ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | AWR Hawins
    During a November 6 press conference, officials credited an armed citizen with stopping the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The citizen who stopped the Texas church attack is described as a man who grabbed his AR-15 before he grabbed his shoes. (My emphasis) Witness Johnnie Langendorff said the good guy with the gun–identified as Stephen Willeford–ran out of his house without any shoes, holding his rifle determined to end the attack on the church.
  • For those who know, preferably by experience

    10/28/2017 4:52:46 AM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 16 replies
    My standard-issue brain | October 28, 2017 | ExGeeEye
    If you have an AR-type rifle with a standard flash suppressor on it, and you store it outside of a case as in a rack, and place a plastic dust cover over the flash suppressor, what happens if, in an emergent situation, you grab it, stick a mag in it, rack it and go "hunting", and (God forbid!) fire it, forgetting to remove the dust cap? Anything bad?
  • Paddock bought a high-powered rifle that has not been found.

    10/05/2017 11:37:15 AM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Octobner 6, 2017 | Martin Gould
    Mass killer Stephen Paddock bought a high-powered hunting rifle just hours before he arrived in Las Vegas on his mission of death, can reveal. But bizarrely the rifle wasn’t one of the 23 weapon haul found by police in his sniper’s nest hotel suite.
  • 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 ...
  • Ruger Mini-14 Opinions

    06/13/2017 8:35:33 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 113 replies
    My son is finishing up his two week National Guard training and I'm going to get him an AR15 as a token of my appreciation for his service. While shopping at the local gun shop, (I'll wait until he is back before purchasing) I noticed a couple of Ruger Mini-14's. Ranch style and tactical. I was drawn to the ranch style version. Something about the hardwood stock. Really liked the feel and the size of the rifle. 5/20/30 round mags are available. We currently have no .223/5.556mm in our collection and gun shop will give a generous discount on a...
  • The Mosin-Nagant Rifle

    05/31/2017 5:42:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 53 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/31/2017 | E Nestor
    Is more than meets the eye as this long range shooting shows – the old war horse of Russia The M91/30 Mosin-Nagant with 7N1 ammo is a formidable long range rifle system. This segment highlights a demonstration of just how effective an unmodified military rifle can be in experienced hands. This rifle is in 100% original military configuration and had NOT been equipped with any optical sights, yet it slams steel at 944 yards as easy as anything else on the shelf. Many assume these rifle like this (purchased for under $100) must need modification to shoot well… but what...
  • .223 Used to Rescue Relatives Next Door, two Invaders Shot, 1 Killed

    05/14/2017 4:19:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 May, 2017, a Houston family underwent a home invasion nightmare. Sometime in the early morning hours, twin 19 year old brothers woke to their parents screaming while being beat and held hostage by four armed home invaders. The stories do not say exactly what the four invaders were armed with. At least one had a pistol, because the father and the twins were "pistol whipped". The mother and 10 year old sister were held hostage.  The robbers demanded jewelry and money. From HOUSTON – A man came to the rescue when his relatives next door were...
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program May Receive 86,000 Repatriated M1 Garands From The Philippines

    04/12/2017 2:07:34 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 96 replies
    American Military News ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff Writer 4
    The Civilian Marksmanship Program may receive 86,000 repatriated M1 Garand rifles from the Philippine government. According to an M1 Garand collectors group, a large group of loaned rifles are being processed by the U.S. Army to be shipped back to the United States. ...