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Transforming an AR-15 into a Home-defense Rifle
(TheOutdoorhub.com) By Tom McHale -A few weeks ago, I discussed my plan of using the upcoming Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational to choose, equip, and practice with guns I’d use for home defense. Since then, I’ve decided to use a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 OR for the rifle. It’s a standard AR-15 design with a notable exception: instead of the classic A2 fixed front sight and gas block, i...

7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers
(americanpreppersnetwork.com) By Stephanie Dayle- Many skills that are taught as “emergency preparedness” or “survival” skills that were outdoor or backpacking skills long before those movements ever even had a name. I have often advised beginners who are building their Bug Out Bags and making their Bug Out Plans to take up backpacking as a hobby for practice, training and education. I know a...

Task Force Formed to Counter Cyber Threats to Hunters
(TheOutdoorwire.com) (Columbus, Ohio) - Sportsmen, conservation organizations and outdoor personalities met at the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) headquarters yesterday to develop strategies to counter the recent increase in cyber-attacks on hunters. The group makes up the Hunter Advancement Task Force with most members sharing a common theme of having been targeted by animal rights activists th...

Hornady Calls for Campaign Against HSUS Petition On Public Land
(TheOutdoorwire.com) Call Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and tell her to reject the HSUS petition that threatens hunting on public lands! Call 202-208-3181 and email our pre-written letter to voice your objection. The future of hunting is under attack! Hornady® Manufacturing urges firearms owners, hunters and sportsmen to call Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and demand she reject a petition filed...

Examining the Terrorist Threat From America's Southern Border
By Scott Stewart-On July 21, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he was deploying 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the Mexican border to help strengthen border security. The move is the latest in a chain of events involving the emigration of Central Americans that has become heavily publicized -- and politicized. Clearly, illegal immigration flows are shifting from Arizona and California t...

Top Five Tools For Building Your Own AK-47 Rifle
By Thomas Conroy-USA -(Ammoland.com)- Kalashnikov rifles are big news lately. An executive order from the White House recently cut off the Russian-made versions – Saiga rifles and shotguns along with VEPRs. But there are still plenty of AKs and parts kits from places like Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, just about anywhere from the old Soviet Bloc and their allies. Even before the import ban on Russia...

Stop The BATFE’s ‘Multiple Gun Sales’ Reporting
North Carolina -(Ammoland.com)-  You may or may not be aware that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is attempting to extend the period of time for which extra reporting is required when a citizen purchases more than one rifle, of a certain type, within a five-day period. The fact that this information is being collected in the first place is unacceptable, and sho...

Massachusetts Gun Owners Call Your State Rep Today – Support S.2284
Massachusetts -(Ammoland.com)- The Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote soon on YOUR Second Amendment Rights – Please Contact Your State Rep Today! The Massachusetts State Senate voted last week for the Second Amendment. Now the legislation, now known as S.2284 goes back to the MA House for their vote. Action Alert: Please contact your State Representative today, ask that they vote in ...

Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun- Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings. Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the hearing regarding bans on the sale or sharing of assault rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. T...

Settlement in Philadelphia Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Disclosure of Confidential LTCF Information
(blog.princelaw.com) by Joshua Prince, Esq.- I am proud to announce that a settlement has been reached with the City of Philadelphia in the matter of John Doe, et al.,  v. City of Philadelphia, et al, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas docket no. 121203785, stemming from the City’s posting and disclosing of what we alleged was confidential license to carry firearms (LTCF) information. This wa...

Maloney Calls for Investigation Into Threats From Pro-Gun Leader Larry Pratt
(blogs.rollcall.com) By Hannah Hess-Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., wants Capitol Hill law enforcement officials to investigate a prominent gun rights advocate’s praise for threats on her life, calling them evidence of “just how outrageous the extreme pro-gun movement has become.”In a  Rolling Stone article  published Monday, Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt is ...

Arsenal's SLR 107FR Now Available
(TheShootingwire.com)LAS VEGAS, NV- Arsenal, Inc. is thrilled to announce the return of its flagship 7.62x39 caliber stamped receiver rifle. The SLR-107FR, Arsenal, Inc.'s best-selling and most popular rifle is back in stock. The 7.62x39 caliber SLR-107FR is a top notch, stamped receiver, semi-automatic modern sporting rifle manufactured in Las Vegas, Nevada, utilizing only the best and authentic ...

Landlord Caves to Pressure, Terminates Lease for 70-year-old Range
(TheOutdoorhub.com) Daniel Xu -Residents of a New York town have found themselves in the middle of a fight to keep a local range open, or to close it forever. The Westchester County Police Revolver and Rifle League (WCPRRL) has been a fixture of Greenburgh, New York since the 1940s. The small range was built into an unused rock quarry in what is now the neighborhood of Ardsley Chase, but the gun c...

Beretta moving all of its U.S. manufacturing to new Gallatin facility
(bizjournals.com) by Scott Harrison-Beretta USA is moving all of its Maryland manufacturing operations to its new production facility in Gallatin, a move that will greatly accelerate the company's plans to add 300 jobs in Middle Tennessee, the company announced today. The Italian firearms manufacturer initially planned to use its new $45 million Gallatin facility only for the production of new pro...

The Kalashnikov Concern comments on U.S. sanctions
(www.guns.com) | by Max Slowik- Following the recent sanctions against the Kalashnikov Concern, a conglomerate of several Russian arms manufacturers, the company has released a short statement: “The Kalashnikov Concern, which is part of Rostec U.S., is an important manufacturer of civilian weapons. It should be noted that the production of Kalashnikov firearms in the U.S. is in high demand, with p...

Top Five Best AR-15 Handguards For Your Black Rifle
By Thomas Conroy, USA -(Ammoland.com)-  The AR-15’s modular design makes it easy to change out parts, and customize the rifle to whatever configuration you want. You can set up the gun for plinking, competition, long-range precision, tactical applications – variations are pretty much limited only by your own imagination. One of the most-changed parts on an AR-15 is the handguard. Once you kno...

Federal Appropriations Bill Passes with Pro-Gun Amendments
NRA-ILA | Pro Gun Legislation | Washington DC, Charlotte, NC -(Ammoland.com)-  On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the FY15 Interior Appropriations bill. This bill contains a number of pro-gun general provisions and will now head to the U.S. House floor for consideration. The FY15 Interior Appropriations bill includes the following pro-gun provisions: S...

Appeals Court Denies Rehearing On California Bay Area Ammunition Ban
NEWTOWN, Conn -(Ammoland.com)- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the petition for rehearing and petition for en banc rehearing in Jackson v. San Francisco.National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) had filed a joint amicus brief supporting rehearing and en banc review. The denial allows to stand two San Francisco ordinances, ...

BREAKING: SilencerCo unveils shotgun supressor: ‘Salvo 12′
(gunsamerica.com) by S.H. Blannelberry-From the SilencerCo press release: The Salvo 12 is modular in nature — the shooter can add or remove sections to balance their sound suppression, weight and length needs. At its full length of 12 inches, it brings sound down to 137 dB at the muzzle — well below the 140 dB hearing-safe level set by OSHA.Whether you grab a shotgun for hunting, shooting clays or...

Can Putin Survive?
By George Friedman-There is a general view that Vladimir Putin governs the Russian Federation as a dictator, that he has defeated and intimidated his opponents and that he has marshaled a powerful threat to surrounding countries. This is a reasonable view, but perhaps it should be re-evaluated in the context of recent events. Ukraine and the Bid to Reverse Russia's Decline-Ukraine is, of course, t...
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Winchester model 42 magazine tube problem

  I am working on a model 42 Winchester model 42 pump .410 sn 10313X manf. in 1953.  The magazine tube is buggered up a bit on the interupted thread area that locks it into the receiver extension. In the past it has been abused and it is missing the magazine band key between the barrel and magazine and also the action slide spring. I have the 2 missing parts on order (most pa...

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30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 14: Pesky Mosquitoes, Scorpions, Bees and Other Critters that Bite and Sting

Spring and summer brings out the bugs. Try having a Fourth of July barbecue without mosquitoes and flies. Camping, hiking, hunting and even a picnic in the par...