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  • Videos: How to Bumpfire Effectively without a Bumpfire Stock!

    03/07/2018 2:00:45 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 66 replies
    Vanity
    Videos: How to Bumpfire Effectively without a Bumpfire Stock! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIC8SMttjjo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9fD_BX-afo No need for a Bumpfire stock. Amazingly fun! Accuracy is naturally compromised, though. Short handgun cartridges have the highest cyclic rate, since less bolt travel is needed. Bumpfiring is 100% legal, and safe in a properly maintained modern sporting rifle. Some gun ranges do not like it, though, because they feel you don’t have adequate control of the firearm. I am sure that could well be the case of you bumpfired a cartridge anywhere from .308 NATO on up.
  • 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...
  • AR15 and 416 lb Feral Hog; Semi-Autos Good Hunting, Target Shooting, Defensive Arms

    10/29/2017 6:34:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 79 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Opponents of an armed population often make the unfounded claim that AR-15 rifles are unsuitable for hunting. Joe Clowers of Texas shows that America's favorite rifle, some variation of the AR-15, works very well for hunting feral pigs. From theepochtimes.com: A Texas man shot a 416-pound boar that he found ripping up his backyard and terrorizing the makeshift deer sanctuary he has on his land. Joe Clowers, of Union Grove, Texas, said he shot the boar with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. He was fed up with the boar preying on his fawns for the last five years. The semi-automatic...
  • 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...
  • PA: Governor Wolf Signs Hunting Reform for Semi-Autos, Air Guns

    12/06/2016 4:56:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- A number of states have unusual rules about what may be used for hunting and what may not. Pennsylvania had a law that forbid hunting with semi-automatic rifles and pistols.They did not forbid hunting with semi-auto shotguns.The hunter shown in the image from the Game Commission web site is using a semi-auto shotgun, probably to hunt deer, as she is wearing hunter orange and the shotgun has sights on it. This inconsistency helped in moving the reform forward. Laws are harder to reform than rules promulgated in hunting regulations.  The Pennsylvania government changed this law to...
  • Pa Gov. Wolf signs bill to allow Semi-Auto's for Hunting

    11/22/2016 4:32:28 AM PST · by major_gaff · 60 replies
    abc27 Harrisburg ^ | 21Nov16 | Myles Snyder
    Gov. Tom Wolf has signed legislation that removes a ban on hunting with semi-automatic rifles. Act 168 of 2016, formerly House Bill 263, also removes the ban on air- and gas-powered rifles.
  • Vet with Semi-Auto Rifle Saves Eagle Entangled in Tree, Authorites Paralyzed

    07/02/2016 5:24:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Jason Galvin spotted an eagle that was entangled in a bit of rope in a tree in Minnesota.  It had been hanging there for two days.  He told his wife, Jackie.  She thought something must be done.  But the authorities, the Department of Natural Resources, the Sheriffs Office, City Hall, the Fire Department, the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, didn’t.  They all gave her the same story. They were tied up in red tape.  No one could do anything, too much liability.  The eagle was already dead.The only thing they did not say, was “What difference does it make?”But...
  • Behind the Barrel: C93 Automatic Pistol

    08/28/2015 3:03:15 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 21 replies
    Military.com ^ | 8/26/15 | Hosted by Craig Gottlieb
    Hosted by Craig Gottlieb, who is famously known as the weapons expert on the hit show Pawn Stars, this all new series reveals surprising stories behind iconic weapons. In this episode Craig takes us behind the barrel of the C93 Automatic Pistol
  • California Representative Henry Waxman Introduces Bill to Ban "Assault Weapons" Parts Kits

    As California Congressman Henry Waxman promised, he has introduced a Bill to ban the sale of “Parts kits” for “Assault Rifles, Assault Shotguns, and Assault Pistols." This also includes a ban on Receiver blanks. The Bill defines an “assault weapons parts kit as: “ any part or combination of parts not designed and intended for repair or replacement but designed and intended to enable a consumer who possesses all such necessary parts to assemble a semiautomatic assault weapon…” Which raised the question of vagueness in the law as to which components of an “Assault Weapons Parts Kits” could be sold...
  • Self Cocking Electric Cross Bow

    02/22/2013 11:48:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 22, 2013 | TheDuckman666
    Nice piece of engineering!
  • WHY GOOD PEOPLE NEED SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS AND “HIGH CAPACITY” MAGAZINES … Part I

    12/30/2012 7:39:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 29 December, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had a conversation with someone in the last few days who asked, “Why do ordinary law-abiding people need those semiautomatic firearms with magazines that can hold more than ten cartridges?” There are lots of sound answers. For one thing, defensive firearms are meant to be “equalizers,” force multipliers that can allow one good person to defend against multiple evil people. To allow one good person to defend against a single evil person so much stronger and/or bigger and/or more violent than he or she, that the attacker’s potentially lethal assault can be stopped. History...
  • Penn Jillette schools 2 libs on what to do about mass shootings

    12/24/2012 9:22:42 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    These libs are out of control. One of them is Nicole Lapin who is a former CNN financial reporter who wants to ban all semi-automatic weapons because they ‘can be turned into machine guns’. Yeah, she really said that. She also said that if the Sandy Hook shooter had walked in with a handgun, that he could have only killed 2 people. Yeah, just like in the 1800s? Oh wait, those were six-shooters. Well, seems clear she is far more beautiful than she is bright.
  • The Truth about Semi-Automatic Weapons

    12/20/2012 8:58:34 AM PST · by Jgerald · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/2004 | L. Pyle
    This is a great video showing the absurdity of the "assault weapons" ban. The current leftist talking point going around is, "Who needs an assault weapon." Many in the soccer mom crowd buy the talking point, because they have no understanding of how guns work. In this video, Officer Pyle of the San Jose Police Department explains how semi-automatic weapons really work, and that internally guns that "look evil" are identical to those which "look good." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysf8x477c30
  • Semi-Automatic Versions of Vintage Machine Guns – The Next Best Thing

    09/18/2010 6:46:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    FirearmsTruth.com ^ | 18 September, 2009 | NA
    Michigan --(Ammoland.com)- Certain collectible guns bring out that “wow” factor. This is especially true of the vintage firearms from the Soviet Union that helped turn back the Nazi invaders and were carried by soldiers of the Red Army during the so-called Great Patriotic War. Of course actually trying to obtain a live firing version of the infamous PPSh-41 submachine gun, or DP-28 light machinegun can be no small challenge. Non-firing versions of both guns were once fairly common, but have since dried up. However, some of those old parts kits have been used to good effect by skilled gunsmiths such...
  • Defeat of Maryland semi-auto ban shows power of grassroots

    02/20/2010 4:54:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 399+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 February, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    A couple weeks ago, Maryland state Senator Michael Lenett (D) introduced a bill to ban so called "assault weapons"--common, semi-automatic, detachable magazine fed rifles, in other words. Maryland's gun laws are already horribly restrictive, but SB 516 would have made them dramatically worse. Gratifyingly, though, Maryland residents are apparently mad as (heck), and aren't going to take it anymore, and they mustered enough grassroots pressure to have the bill withdrawn. We know from first hand knowledge that the incredible pressure, to the tune of several hundred emails and calls a day, brought to bear upon the sponsor of this bill...
  • Anti-gun WA lawmakers launch new assault on weapons; press doesn’t help

    12/18/2009 6:30:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 656+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 December, 2009 | Dave Workman
    As predicted earlier in this column, gun prohibitionists are using the murder of a Seattle police officer, and a couple of other slayings, to launch a new effort to ban the sale of semiautomatic firearms in Washington State, and require current owners to register their firearms. I forecast this development in a Nov. 3 column that addressed the cowardly slaying of Seattle Officer. Timothy Brenton on Halloween as he sat in his patrol car in the Central District with trainee Britt Sweeney, who was able to return fire. The irony is that Brenton, as I wrote in a Nov. 10...
  • 23 State Attorneys General To Attorney General Holder: "No Semi-Auto Ban"

    06/12/2009 4:42:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 65 replies · 4,203+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 12, 2009 | 23 State Attorneys General
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   23 State Attorneys General To Attorney General Holder: "No Semi-Auto Ban"   Friday, June 12, 2009   On June 11, the top law enforcement officials of nearly half the states signed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their opposition to reinstatement of the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms. "We share the Obama Administration's commitment to reducing illegal drugs and violent crime within the United States. We also share your deep concern about drug cartel violence in Mexico. However, we do not believe that restricting law-abiding Americans' access to certain...
  • An Exclusive Interview with Senator Barack Obama

    10/24/2008 12:53:15 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 37 replies · 1,309+ views
    Field & Stream Magazine ^ | September 17, 2008 | Anthony Licata
    LICATA: You mentioned common-sense gun legislation. Would you consider the assault weapons ban and registration of guns to fall into that category of common-sense gun control?[Emphasis added]. SENATOR OBAMA: I think those are two separate issues. I think that when it comes to the assault weapons ban, the answer is yes. I think AK-47s generally are not used for hunting. AK-47s or vest-piercing bullets are generally used to hurt people. And I think that it's legitimate for us to say military-style weapons that aren't traditionally used for purposes other than killing people, we've got to be careful about. But I'll...
  • Bill allows semi-automatics with limited rounds in D.C.

    09/16/2008 11:47:15 AM PDT · by JZelle · 19 replies · 309+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-16-08 | David C. Lipscomb
    D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson says he will propose regulations Tuesday that would legalize semi-automatic handguns in the District because the stopgap legislation the council passed in response to a Supreme Court ruling "would not stand up to judicial scrutiny." "The Supreme Court has spoken, and we have to act accordingly," he said. "We are still going to have a strong gun control law." Mr. Mendelson, at-large Democrat, said the bill will refine the city's definition of machine guns by using wording from other jurisdictions and the federal assault-weapons ban, which has since expired. The bill also will cap at...
  • Malfunctioning gun sends veteran to prison

    07/28/2008 7:22:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies · 242+ views
    One News Now ^ | July 26, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    A pro-Second Amendment group is taking the unusual step of asking for financial help for the family of a gun owner caught up in a bizarre prosecution for a malfunctioning firearm. David Olofson is a U.S. Army veteran, Army Reservist and a gun enthusiast who loaned his personal 20-year-old AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a neighbor who had expressed an interest in learning to shoot. A semi-automatic weapon fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. But – as Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, explains – when the neighbor took the gun to a range, it...