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  • Best AR-15 Adjustable Gas Block

    11/16/2018 5:30:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/16/2018 | B Hormberg
    Did you know that replacing the factory gas block on your AR-15 with an adjustable gas block can improve your rifle’s performance? Such as: -Less recoil, results in a faster follow-up shot. -Less stress on the operating parts. -Less carbon build-up, better reliability and easier cleaning. The concept of an adjustable-gas system has been around for quite a while. Competition shooters using M1 Garand rifles, a semiauto first used in the US military in 1936, found utility in adjustable gas plugs to regulate the cycling of the action by letting out a little extra gas. Perhaps the most prolific use...
  • Repeating Rifles

    11/15/2018 5:58:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 53 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/15/2018 | L Whitman
    Is it good for Hunting? Do you hunt with action lever rifles? (repeaters) There was a period when lever action rifles were completely out of the picture for hunting. Thanks to companies like Marlin, Henry and Winchester as they still make these fine repeating rifles. Its amazing to see in this heavy marketed AR-platform and bolt action world that the repeating firearms are making a comeback. Veteran hunters may be the ones influencing the newer generation of hunters. Maybe, the newbies are out there looking to be like John Wayne. Good thing this isn’t a faddish thing because hunting deer...
  • .410 Revolvers - which is better the S&W Governor or Taurus Judge?

    11/14/2018 6:07:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/14/2018 | C Cocoles
    The general thinking for self-defense is who would want a .410 when a 12 gauge is available. There was a time, I never considered the .410 for this purpose. Sometime later, I ran into an old timer and the subject of guns came up. I told him I keep a Mini M-14 in the truck for survival. He quickly added that I should also carry a .410 because it has some punch. Not quite sure of the old timer comments, but I am aware that Taurus and S&W makes some good firearms. It was worth looking at the Judge and...
  • Colt 1849 Pocket Gun

    11/13/2018 5:28:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/13/2018 | M Nesbitt
    Uberti's version of Colt's percussion .31-caliber Model 1849 a 'dandy little gun.' Looking back along the line of the original Colts, the Model 1849 Pocket Revolvers have quite a history. Sam Colt had produced some very historic revolvers beginning in 1836. The Colt Patterson revolver was a five shot with the folding trigger and a pair of those are said to have been carried by Kit Carson, probably after 1840. Next came the Colt Walker revolver, which was quite an improvement but that big .44 is huge. The Walker was followed by the Colt Dragoon series, also .44s but with...
  • Words to Taps

    11/12/2018 5:23:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/12/2018 | D Breteau
    The story and origin of the bugle call known as "Taps" can be found in many versions, including the legend of a son fighting on the opposing side of the Civil War from his father. This legend depicts a Northern boy who was killed fighting for the Confederates. His father, Robert Ellicombe, a captain in the Union Army, came upon his son’s body and found the notes to “Taps” in the pocket of the dead boy’s uniform. When Union General Daniel Sickles heard the story, he had the notes played at the boy’s funeral. While this very short version of...
  • Lauren Young: Soldier, Patriot, Athlete, Gun Girl

    11/09/2018 5:11:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/9/2018 | F Jardim
    No phony 'gun bunny,' this former Army MP who served in Afghanistan enjoys long-range shooting and is an Instagram-era Second Amendment, concealed carry and female empowerment influencer. The increasing number of women taking up shooting for self-defense and recreational purposes is shifting the demographics of the shooting sports community in huge and very positive ways. Shooting was never purely a man's pursuit, but social mores prevalent in my generation made women on the range a rarity. Back in the Reagan era, if you saw a female on the range, she was almost certainly there with her boyfriend or husband, "trying...
  • Grizzly Bear takes Shotgun Blast at point-blank range

    11/08/2018 5:40:41 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/8/2018 | NN
    When a Canadian family noticed a group of bears on their property, the father attempted to scare them off by firing a warning shot into the air. Unfortunately, this provoked the mother bear, who charged. Amazingly, the man was able to fire off his last shot, momentarily knocking the beast off her feet and giving him enough time to make it back to safety. He later tracked the bear family, and believes while the mama bear is sore, she’s okay. See the footage of bear attacks.
  • The Pocket Shot Slingshot

    11/07/2018 5:20:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/7/2018 | D Breteau
    What is The Pocket Shot? Well, it is what I call a modern-day sling shot, but a little cooler, has an interesting design and is quite portable – but make no mistake, this is not a toy! Let's get the statistics out of the way first: The Pocket Shot is a closed pouch made of latex with a base and locking ring that compresses the latex ends. This design allows for a solid grip on the front end and a clear line of projection for your ammunition – in this case a steel slug. Pocket Shot claims that it has...
  • NERF Gun John Wick

    11/06/2018 5:03:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/6/2018 | C Cocoles
    Tell us if you've done this, come on fess up, you have at least one NERF gun in your home or office and have done the following when no one is watching: 'sliced the pie', hostage shots, body armor drills, quick-draw Doc Holliday trigger guard spins, open shirtless apex carry, look in the mirror and say 'you looking at me?', double tap on swimsuit model posters and long range "sniping". If you've done any of this you're a John Wick fan. Youtuber Corridor Digital did a three minutes of awesomeness a while back, substituting NERF guns for the real deal,...
  • Hornady ELD Match

    11/05/2018 5:08:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/5/2018 | P Massaro
    Match bullets have long been the best friend of the target shooter, but that relationship has been taken even further in the last decade with the rising popularity of long-range shooting. Where once the simple consistency of a match bullet was enough to give the characteristics a competition shooter desired, taking things well out past 1,000 yards has changed the requirements. Whereas many shooters had no idea what Ballistic Coefficient was, or couldn't explain the difference between a tangent or secant ogive, modern long-range shooters are better educated than ever. Yes, many of our most popular match bullets are still...
  • If They Come for Your Guns, Is it Your Responsibility to Resist?

    11/02/2018 6:22:36 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 55 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 07.16.2918 | Dean Garrison
    Are you aware that the U.S. recently agreed to “full implementation” of the United Nations Gun Control Pact? Even if your country never completely bows to the rule of the United Nations, it is clear that there is an agenda in play to disarm Americans. They are looking for any excuse they can to keep you from owning a gun. Why? Because in a country with more guns than people, the government feels threatened. They struggle to maintain power over the masses.
  • American Derringer Pistol

    11/02/2018 5:09:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/2/2018 | J Dickson
    Small hideout guns tend to be small caliber and that means ineffectual stoppers. The current crop of ultra-light polymer-framed .32s and .380s with double action only trigger mechanisms are also very hard to hit anything with. There is a more effective alternative available. American Derringer has beefed up the traditional Remington Double Derringer to .45 Colt caliber and it also will chamber the 2½-inch .410 shotgun shells. The .45 Colt is a one-shot stopper with a hit to the vitals, and you have two shots. It is a close range weapon, but then most gunfights are also close range and...
  • .300 Win Mag Ammo

    11/01/2018 5:19:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/1/2018 | J Hines
    Why You Should Try the .300 Winchester Magnum If you go through a dedicated hunter’s gun safe, you’re probably going to find at least one gun chambered for the .300 Win Mag cartridge. There are a lot of good reasons for that, and it really is one of the cartridges that every shooter should consider adding to their armory. It is one of the most popular options in spite of the huge variety of cartridges that hunters can choose from because it offers great ballistic characteristics for a huge variety of purposes. It is vital that you understand the cartridge...
  • Train to Shoot like John Wick

    10/31/2018 5:28:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/31/2018 | C Cocoles
    TFB tries their hand at Out Shooting Keanu Reeves A while back BuzzFeed Youtuber stumbled across a video of Taran Tactical training Keanu Reeves on tactical shooting for the movie role John Wick. Buzzfeed tried their hands on gun shooting, they did ok (you can read about it below). Fast Forward to Now The Firearm Blog had heard what the Buzzfeed guys did so TFB decides, why not us?, But the differences is that TFB also wanted to create some shooting tips segments from Da Man himself "Taran Butler". So TFB flew down to L.A. to meet with Taran Butler...
  • Ruger American Predator Review

    10/30/2018 5:14:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/30/2018 | J Watt
    1000 Yard Rifle for less than $500 There are many rifles that can shoot at 1000 yard, here’s a few popular ones thats out there: .300 Winchester Magnum 338 Lapua Magnum 408 CheyTac 50 BMG Oh, wait a minute, we’re looking for something under $500 range. Well, check out Ruger American Predator rifle. Its true that most F-class shooters rigs are customized and goes well into the thousands of dollars. With the Predator, you can customize it till your broke or you can just get this at the bare minimum. This Predator can reach out and touch something at 1000...
  • Henry Pump 22 Rifle

    10/29/2018 5:41:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/29/2018 | E Pederson
    The pump action gun design is as American as it gets. One of the most prolific was the old Winchester Model 1890 that came in various of .22 caliber rimfire chambers. Once popularized in the shooting galleries and carnivals, the pump .22 has withered into the past. In such a huge market of .22 rifles, Henry is famous for its lever-action rifles. But, Henry Repeating firearms still thinks theres still a place for the pump action with its Pump Action rifle in .22LR and .22 WMR. At a quick glance if this pump action reminds you of the old gallery...
  • How to Shoot in Bad Conditions

    10/26/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/26/2018 | S Wott
    Shooting in terrible conditions is a nightmare that every hunter dreads. Those bold enough to continue hunting regardless of the conditions deserve recognition for their tenacity. However, some hunters might be unaware of the factors involved in certain conditions and others might know that some "bad" conditions are actually misconceptions. Boldness will only get you so far. Hunting in bad conditions comes down to experience and practice. Every extremity requires a different understanding of the environment in each particular situation. Sometimes it’s knowing how to read wind patterns, while other times it’s a matter of not passing out from extreme...
  • Best Muzzleloaders to Hunt with

    10/24/2018 5:19:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/24/2018 | J Wolfe
    Muzzleloaders have come along way and there has been enormous improvements in muzzleloading technology. Traditionally, able to take down target at 50-75 yards, current muzzleloaders can reach out at longer ranges. There’s mixture of sentiment as to which muzzleloader to go with. Modern day hunters have the latest piece of weaponry with all the gizmo. While some old school purist just want to use their old style muzzleloader. There are some hunters that just want a reliable muzzleloader. Whichever side you fall on there is something for everyone. Have a look at some of these fine muzzleloaders:Traditions Redi-Pak This is...
  • Wisconsin Man Survives Bear Attack

    10/23/2018 5:00:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/23/2018 | C Hodgkin
    A Wisconsin bear hunter was attacked by a 357-pound black bear and miraculously survives the ordeal. Tye Carlson is an experienced hunter with 40 years, he was surprised when he found himself getting mauled by the large bruin. Carlson and his party were chasing the bear near Wascott, Wisconsin, when the bear got tired of being chased so it decided to stop and attack. Unfortunately, Carlson was the nearest to the bear when it attacked. Before Carlson knew it, the bear was on him. "He popped out and he wasn’t going to stop,” he said. “He just ran me over...
  • Hammerless Revolvers

    10/22/2018 5:31:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/22/2018 | C Reyes
    Gun sales nationwide has been on the downside lately. Self-defense however, is still a hot topic for many consumers. Concealed carry firearms are still some of the most searched weapons on the Internet and hammerless revolvers are right up there near the top. Some gun enthusiasts hate them and some love them for self-defense and the ease of use. If personal protection and easy operation of the gun is what you’re into, having a revolver is a great option. The small frame is ideal for concealed carry. They can be carried hidden in numerous ways on the body without any...