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Robber Points Gun At Family Dollar Store Employees, Unaware Of Armed Customer Behind Him

The Blaze: A suspected robber is dead after allegedly trying to rob a Family Dollar in Dekalb County, Georgia, and ignoring the customer who was armed behind him during the altercation. The attempted robbery occurred on Tuesday morning when a man walked into the discount store and pointed a gun at two employees. While one employee was handing over money to the robber, a customer walked from the back of the store to the front, and witnessed the robber pointing his gun at the employee’s head. He t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, DeKalb County Georgia, Sgt Lynn Shuler


The Fast Twist 22 Creedmoor

Continuing with the conversation we were having a few days ago on new cartridges that answer questions nobody has asked, this new cartridge may be the next in line to fail. Nosler was the first company to launch a new super .22 with the release of the 22 Nosler. It boasted “close to .22-250 velocities” in a short case that could fit into a standard AR magazine. This cartridge was soon followed by Federal’s release of the .224 Valkyrie, which took on a bit of a different appeal. You see, the 22 N...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Nosler, Creedmoor, Ammunition


Smith & Wesson: Reputation Among Gun Supporters Is Main Concern

Fox Business: Alienating firearms backers would “cause the greatest reputational and financial harm” to American Outdoors Brand Corp., the manufacturer disclosed in a federal filing on Friday “The one overriding factor mitigating the effectiveness of gun control groups to damage the reputations of those in the firearms business is the passion and strength of firearms owners in defending their rights at the ballot box, in the course of legislative debates, and in the marketplace,” Smith & Wesson...
Tags: Guns, Military, Smith, Dick, Pittsburgh, Fox Business, Firearms, Smith Wesson, Springfield Massachusetts, Sporting Goods, AOBC, American Outdoors Brand Corp, Firearms Manufacturers, American Outdoors Brand Corp AOCB, Ruger Savage


Weekend Range Time

Spent Saturday with friends and neighbors in the field.  It was nice to bang steel (12″ diameter) at 100 yards and 200 yards with 5.56mm, and nice to hit steel at 340 yards with 6.5 Creedmoor (Ruger Precision).  That Ruger is a nice gun, but heavy as a load of bricks. It was also nice to bang steel at 100 yards with a Marlin 30-30 lever-gun using iron sights.  And it was especially nice to hit the same steel at 100 yards with my CMMG PSB .45 ACP, using only an EOTech 1X red dot holographic sight...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, ACP, Marlin, Creedmoor Ruger Precision That Ruger


Another Cop Screw-up With Weapons-Mounted Lights

News from Colorado: A Denver police officer will be suspended for 10 days without pay for almost shooting a man in the head by accident. The Denver Post reports Asher Rose will begin his suspension later this month for the Dec. 15, 2017 incident. The officer joined the department in January 2017 and did not have any previous disciplinary issues. Investigators say Rose and another officer were responding to a report of a drunk man trying to stop traffic in south Denver. The man ran away and hid u...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Police, Military, Denver, Firearms, Rose, Denver Post, Weapon-Mounted Tactical Lights, Asher Rose


Review Of Holosun 507c Pistol Red Dot Sight

John appears to like the Holosun, and it’s cheaper than the competitors. I did a little time with a pistol red dot sight on Saturday for the first time, and reflexively looked for the front post and tried to co-witness it with the dot.  That’s wrong, but breaking that habit will be tough if I get a pistol red dot sight.  I’ll need to spend some time turning training time into muscle memory.
Tags: Guns, Military, John, Firearms, Holosun, Pistol Red Dot Sights


Are Great Deer Rifles Fading Into History?

Opinion by Rick Windham: I have picked up several classic rifles at gun shows. They are rifles I read about as I grew up dreaming of big game hunts. They are chambered in calibers that may not be totally forgotten, but they are off the radar of most younger hunters. For example, I was in an antelope camp a couple of years ago and there was a younger hunter (early 30s) in the group. Most of the other rifles in camp were calibers like .243, .308, 7mm Mag, but I had a .264 Winchester Magnum. The gu...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Roberts, PRC, Mauser, Creedmoor, Whelen, Ammunition, Outdoor Life Magazine, O'Conner, Rick Windham, Jack O'Conner


Army Squad Weapons From Early-Vietnam

Via reddit, I found this interesting. I simply cannot see that fully automatic M14 being controllable by anyone, and by any stretch of the imagination.  And why would you have a fully automatic M14 that is magazine-fed, only to interrupt fire to change magazines?  To me, an M249 SAW (fed with drums) is a much better weapon for the purpose. On the other hand, if all you have is the M14 series of guns, having one capable of selective fire isn’t a bad idea.  It’s just inferior to the SAW.
Tags: Guns, Military, Army, Vietnam, Firearms, Weapons and Tactics


The AR Is Not Direct Gas Impingement

I think this is fairly well established, and I’m surprised he’s getting any pushback in the comments.  There is this comment though: “Come on…You know as much as I do that the “recoil impulse” you are showing has wayyy more to do with the Center Mass of the bolt being on the center line of the stock on the ar15, and OFF the centerline on all the other rifles!!!” Not quite.  It has something to do with the recoil impulse being along the axis of the muzzle and the stock, not CoG.  Still, the ob...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, AR-15s, Tim Harmsen


Overweight Operator

Remember me saying this? Some folks in the patriot community talk about wearing body armor, whether soft or plate.  Don’t even discuss that, don’t even consider that, if you can’t strap on a 50 pound pack and make a climb, perhaps not this difficult, but one like it. Well, they’re not talking about wearing body armor, at least not in this video, but nonetheless my counsel remains.  If you’re not in good shape, stop worrying about the hardware and get in shape.  You’re getting the cart before the...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms


Paul Harrell On 22tcm vs. 5.7×28 vs. 7.62×25

I think this is an informative video.  However, I know the FN 5.7 is an extremely reliable firearm.  I’d like to see this expanded to evaluate the Rock Island pistol shooting the 22tcm.  A review of the ammunition isn’t quite good enough to form an opinion.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, FN, Rock Island, Ammunition, Paul Harrell


Reddit Discussion Thread About Barrel Twist Rate

Reddit/Firearms: My 7 twist LWRC keyholes 55gr stuff. So I’d say that’s pretty bad for accuracy. Try a box out of your gun, yourself. Yes, it’s possible to overstabilize bullets.  As I’ve said before, the 1:7 twist rate was designed for a heavier round in order to stabilize the tracer rounds at 63.7 grains.  It’s not optimal for 55-grain rounds. If people would read the pages of TCJ, they would know things like this.
Tags: Guns, Military, Reddit, Firearms, Ammunition, AR-15s, TCJ


Commentary On Open Carry Of Guns In North Carolina

Asheville Citizen-Times: Question: I know that you have to have a license to carry a concealed weapon in our area. But a friend told me that if you do not conceal the weapon and it is out in the open, with a few exceptions you can carry a weapon in public. Specifically, he said you can walk around downtown Asheville with a shotgun or a machete and it is legal. I’m having a hard time believing that. Could the Answer Man investigate and explain what the particulars of the law are? Where can and wh...
Tags: Guns, Military, North Carolina, Open Carry, Firearms, North Carolina Department of Justice, ATF, SBR, Asheville, Asheville Citizen Times, Christina Hallingse, North Carolina Open Carry, Asheville Police Department, Hallingse, The North Carolina Supreme Court, North Carolina Firearms Laws


Gun Parts Buyers Beware!

Arkansas Online: On leupold.com, Leupold issues a warning against purchasing Leupold-labeled optics from wish.com, ioffer.com, aliexpress.com, alibaba.com and many others. The most commonly counterfeited products, according to Leupold, mimic Mark 4 rifle scopes, VX-III rifle scopes, Prismatic rifle scopes, CQ/T rifle scopes, LCO sights and Deltapoint Pro sights. The products are illegally imported from the People’s Republic of China, which is a profligate violator of patent and trademark rights....
Tags: Guns, Military, Arkansas, Firearms, Republic of China, Chicoms, Leupold, Leupold Stevens, DeltaPoint


Pittsburgh Gun Control Plan And AR-15s

Paul Muschick: The reaction to my recent column supporting Pittsburgh’s proposed ban on assault weapons, and calling for a similar ban statewide, was predictable. There was a passionate and often vile backlash from gun owners who cited the Constitution’s Second Amendment and argued it forbids government from interfering with their right to own firearms. I was called a traitor, a parasitic person, a shoddy hack, a fool, a Marxist, a leftist reporter, a libtard, a dumb $%& liberal and so on. Sever...
Tags: Guns, Germany, Massachusetts, Military, Brazil, Gun Control, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Firearms, PAUL, William Young, AR-15s, Charles Whitman, Paul Muschick, Andrew Kehoe, Bath Consolidated School


The Virtues Of Being A Small Firearms Manufacturer

Reuters: A decade ago, Kentucky’s Anderson Manufacturing was a small machine shop that didn’t make firearms. By 2016, it was making more rifles than Smith & Wesson, according to the latest available data from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Anderson’s big seller: assault-style rifles that cost up to $2,100 and require no lubrication. Anderson says it made nearly 454,000 rifles that year, or about 57,000 more than Smith & Wesson. Anderson is the leader among a ...
Tags: Guns, Kentucky, America, Military, Maine, North Carolina, Anderson, Firearms, Reuters, Smith Wesson, Sturm Ruger Company Inc, BB T Corp, Remington Outdoor Company, ATF, Daniel Defense, Anderson Manufacturing


New Jersey Magazine Ban

Via WiscoDave, this unfortunate view: A new magazine capacity restriction goes into effect today in New Jersey. The internet is on fire with cries of people, including many gun owners not in New Jersey, criticizing the law as unjust, unconstitutional, meaningless, unfair and worse. What is missing is much real practical advice for New Jersey Gun Owners. What should they do now? What should they do with magazines that have a capacity of over 10 rounds? Unfortunately, while the law may eventually ...
Tags: Guns, New York City, Military, New Jersey, Gun Control, Rob, Breitbart News, Bernard Kerik, Firearms, Bergen County, David Codrea, Ammunition, AR-15s, Kerik, High Capacity Magazines, New Jersey Gun Owners


Spets-12 Non-NFA Shotgun

With a stabilizing brace.  I confess I had no idea.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms


S&W Model 629 .44 Magnum Review

Josh Wayner writing for Ammoland has the scoop.  A couple of comments. First, I notice that the Buffalo Bore does the best concerning muzzle velocity.  Second, if you shoot the Sig Sauer 240 grain at 1213 FPS, that doesn’t give you much advantage over the 450 SMC (Short Magnum Cartridge) which I carried to Colorado in a 1911 with backup magazines, and which I’ve discussed before (230 grains at around 1120 FPS published muzzle velocity). Second, what I’d really like to see is Josh cover the Perfo...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Military, Firearms, Josh, Ammoland, Buffalo Bore, Josh Wayner, Magnum Review


Home Invaders Are Always Armed

News from Oklahoma: A Tulsa man shot and killed a man breaking into his house near 51st and South Lewis Tuesday morning. The same homeowner shot another burglar five years ago. Police said the intruder’s name is Donald Stovall. The homeowner is Charles Sweeney and he said he did what he felt he had to do to protect himself. Charles Sweeney said noises coming from his bathroom woke him up. The first thought that ran through his head was someone was breaking into his house. “I...
Tags: Guns, Military, Oklahoma, Firearms, Sweeney, Tulsa, Tulsa Police, Michael Watts, Donald Stovall, Charles Sweeney, Sweeney Sweeney, Sweeney Tulsa Police, Karen Tipler Sweeney


Oklahoma Department Of Wildlife Urges Caution When Using AR-15 To Hunt

News from Oklahoma: Hunter Scales was sitting in a deer stand in Southern Oklahoma last weekend when his semi automatic rifle went off twice, hitting him in the stomach and thigh. He’d forgotten to make sure the gun was on safety. Hunter’s family says he fell nearly 25 feet from the stand. Thankfully, his brother was nearby and called 911. He’s still recovering tonight in a Tulsa hospital. Captain Wade Farrar with the Oklahoma Department Of Wildlife says many people use these types of firearms t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Oklahoma, Firearms, Hunter, Tulsa, Farrar, SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA, Oklahoma Department Of Wildlife, Hunter Scales, Wade Farrar, Capt Farrar, AR Message


Barrel Length Versus Bullet Velocity For The 5.56mm

Via WRSA, this article is a nice summary of what I take to be the delivered wisdom on the subject.  I’ll let the readers peruse the subject material and make comments, but this one graph is worth the work to develop it. While Pete focuses on the fact that peaks out at about 20″ (and properly so), I’ve usually taken the popularity of 18″ barrels as evidence that there are tradeoffs, and those additional 2″ means added weight to the cantilever for very little increase in meaningful muzzle velocit...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Pete, AR-15s, WRSA


Wyoming Bear Attack Glock Had No Round In The Chamber

Dean Weingarten: With no round in the chamber and no magazine in the pistol, the Glock was rendered useless, if Mark Uptain ever got to it. Uptain had bear spray holstered on his hip. Chubon did not recall Uptain using the bear spray to the point where Chubon fled to get help. Uptain emptied the bear spray at some point during the fight. The 250-pound grizzly sow had evidence of bear spray on her. Mark Uptain was killed in spite of the bear spray. Carrying a semi-automatic pistol with an empty c...
Tags: Guns, Animals, Military, Bears, Firearms, Dean Weingarten, Col Jeff Cooper, Guns and Bears, Mark Uptain, Chubon, Uptain


Extended Chamber: The Real Culprit In The California Shooting

WTSP.com: Authorities say Long used a .45-caliber Glock 21 handgun during the attack. The weapon was purchased legally. Investigators say it had an extended chamber to hold more rounds. Something tells me that an extended chamber would be dangerous. Prior: High Magazine Clips And The Shoulder Thing That Goes Up The Captain’s Journal » High Ammo Clips The Captain’s Journal » Automatic Bullets In Rapid-Fire Magazine Clips The Captain’s Journal » Duck Hunting With Bullets The Captain’s Journal » G...
Tags: Guns, California, Military, Gun Control, Firearms, Mother Jones, WTSP, Extended Chamber


Hunting Black Bear With The Ruger AR 556 In 450 Bushmaster

We discussed this earlier, and a reader sends this my way. I have been involved in shooting probably 100 bear or more in my life so I have seen what works well and what does not. You would expect that bigger is better, but I would argue against that logic. Many magnums (IE: 7mm Rem. Mag, 300 WSM, 28 Nosler, etc.) are what people show up with because of this thought. These rounds tend to penetrate through and through and then dump the rest of their remaining energy (typically a lot) into the tree...
Tags: Guns, Military, North America, Firearms, Ruger, Nosler, 450 Bushmaster


Stephen Willeford: Reckoning With History

Texas Monthly: On most Sunday mornings , Willeford would have been 45 minutes away, in San Antonio, at the Church of Christ he and his family had attended since his kids were young. But on November 5, 2017, he decided to stay home and rest up. He was scheduled to be on call the upcoming week at San Antonio’s University Hospital, and he knew he’d inevitably be summoned for a middle-of-the-night plumbing emergency. He had drifted to sleep sometime before 11:30 a.m. when his oldest daughter, Steph...
Tags: Texas, Guns, America, Military, Ford, God, San Antonio, Firearms, University Hospital, Stephanie, Julie, Workman, Church of Christ, Sons of Liberty, Stephen Willeford, Willeford


Update On ATF And DoJ Interpretation Of AR Pistol Braces

We discussed this a bit earlier, and TTAG has an informative update on it.  For a summary, see the picture below, but make sure to read the stupidity at TTAG. Oh dear.  Am I going to have to teach some ignorant ATF agent and DoJ lawyer, who never studied geometry, the Pythagorean Theorem?  Good Lord.  I guess if you can’t get a job doing anything else, you go to work for the ATF. Before we get to that, perhaps we ought to teach DoJ lawyers about the second amendment.
Tags: Guns, Military, Gun Control, Department Of Justice, Firearms, ATF, TTAG, BATFE, Pistol Braces


Range Review: Ruger AR 556 In 450 Bushmaster

Shooting Illustrated has a good review of the Ruger AR 556 in 450 Bushmaster. I do find this quite an interesting cartridge.  It’s also informative that Leupold came out with a scope specifically designed for this cartridge, called the VX-Freedom 3-9x40mm Bushmaster.  It’s also reasonably priced. I’d like to know if any readers have a Ruger AR 556 (the make, form factor, materials and gunsmithing will all be about the same regardless of caliber, so any input is appreciated). Mr. Guns and Gear t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Ruger, Leupold, Shooting Illustrated, 450 Bushmaster



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