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Skill Set: Bad Habits?
From TheTacticalwire.com-by Tiger McKee- It's dry fire practice time. You bring the weapon up, obtain a sight picture, and smoothly press the trigger, concentrating on making each step of the process as precise as possible. The front sight is steady throughout the press. You set it up and run it again, knowing that repetitions are important. Practicing the fundamentals is essential. But, this prac...

How Risk Profile Influences Concealed Carry Holster Choice
(gundigest.com) By: Joseph Terry-Your life circumstances affect your “risk profile,” which has as much bearing on choosing the best concealed carry holster as which gun you choose to carry. I get asked a lot of questions about concealed carry holsters, usually focused on comfort and security for the weapon. Those are important attributes but rank below an often overlooked factor of greater importa...

New Si Robertson Series From Flextone
(TheOutdoorwire.com) New Roads, LA - Flextone® Game Calls, the industry leader in natural game sounds, announces the addition of the Si Robertson Series of turkey calls to their 2014 lineup. It doesn't matter if you're a first-year hunter or a salty old-timer whose spent his life in the woods, if you want to figure out the birds where you hunt and know exactly where you need to be to get the drop ...

The Shootingwire.com FEATURE I Can See Clearly Now
From TheShootingwire.com- For the past few weeks, I've been shooting my side-match competition .22 caliber rifle with a Redfield Battlezone riflescope instead of my normal scope. I had liked the reticle on Redfield's "bigger"scopes designed for modern sport rifles or precision bolt guns in .223/5.56 or 7.62. Both the 3-9x42mm and 6-18x44mm scopes have the TAC-MOA reticle, a bullet drop compensatio...

Virginia: General Assembly To Consider Governor’s Anti-Gun Amendment On Wednesday k
Charlotte, NC -(Ammoland.com)-This Wednesday, April 23, the Virginia General Assembly is meeting for its reconvened session to consider gubernatorial amendments and vetoes. It is critical that you contact your state Senator and Delegate and urge them to vote to REJECT the Governor’s anti-gun amendment to Senate Bill 377. As previously reported, on April 7, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) returned an ...

Man protects wife with 357 Magnum (Texas)
(easybakegunclub.com) "Usually when people kick in a door and come in on you for a home invasion when you're there, they're not just there to steal your things," said Houston Police. "They're trying to hurt you. It's good these people had a weapon and he was able to protect himself and his wife." It was shortly before 5 o'clock Sunday morning when a Houston, Texas couple was startled from sleep by...

Concealed carrier fights back after gun held to his head (Massachusetts)
(easybakegunclub.com) The coverage is sparse because defensive gun use doesn't get a lot of media attention in Massachusetts. Actually, there isn't a news story about the defensive gun use... it's a story about the accomplice of the now dead robber being charged. That's right... defensive gun use - not news worth in Massachusetts. Criminals being charged - news worthy. 17-year-old Jahleel Sanders ...

Perspectives: What is the militia?
(www.stgeorgeutah.com) Written by Bryan Hyde-OPINION – Few words in the English language evoke a stronger reaction than the word “militia.” In our day, it’s a word that conjures up images of antisocial radicals dressed in camouflage and running around in the woods. More often than not, these perceptions are based on social conditioning rather than actual instances of wrongdoing. For instance, when...

First Impressions: SIG SAUER’s MCX Rifle
From TheTruthAboutGuns.com, By Nick Leghorn- It all started with the Honey Badger, a strange yet awesome creation from the R&D department of Advanced Armament Corp. back in the day. The plan was to create a do-it-all weapon, one that’s shorter and quieter than an MP5, has the barrier penetration and “stopping power” of an AK-47, uses as many standard AR-15 parts as possible, and can swap from ...

Keeping the NSA in Perspective
By George Friedman: Editor's Note: The following Geopolitical Weekly originally ran in July 2013. We repost it today in light of the April 21 awarding of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service to The Washington Post and The Guardian US for their reporting on the National Security Agency's large-scale surveillance programs. --In June 1942, the bulk of the Japanese fleet sailed to seize the Isla...

‘Cattle Battle’ Continues: State Leaders from Nine Different States Join Forces to Fight Federal Land Grabs
(girlsjustwannahaveguns.com) The “cattle battle” between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management may be over – for now. But it appears that the battle between Western states and the federal government over who should own the land in those states is just beginning. As reported by The Salt Lake Tribune, more than 50 political leaders from nine states met for...

Texas Congressman Introduces Bill to Allow Military Personnel to Carry Firearms on Base
From gunssavelives.net- Texas Congressman Steve Stockman has introduced a bill that would allow military personnel to carry firearms on military bases on American soil. Stockman took to USA Today in an op-ed to make the case for his bill. Here is an excerpt, "The ban on allowing military personnel to carry weapons on base is a 20-year experiment that failed and places servicemembers in danger. The...

FBI: March 2014 Was Biggest March in Gun Background Check History
From Fish & Game News-FBI released March’s background check numbers to reveal “it was the biggest March in the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) system’s history.” According to Guns.com, the raw data shows “2,488,842 total background checks were preformed in March 2014.” This is up 200,000 checks over March last year and 400,000 checks over the number that took place in Februar...

Exceptions to Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
From SecondCallDefense.org: We've written about when it is justifiable to use deadly force. To quote from our own previous article: While specific laws vary, it is generally accepted in every state in the U.S. that you have a right to defend yourself with lethal force. Whether you exercise this right legally is based on the "reasonable man" doctrine. In other words, would a reasonable person in th...

The United States of SWAT?
(www.nationalreview.com) By John Fund-Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch. They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weap...

Armed thugs meet armed combat veteran (Connecticut)
(easybakegunclub.com) A National Guard Staff Sergeant found himself in a combat situation at home - in Hartford, Connecticut. The Staff Sergeant deployed twice to Afghanistan with the 102nd Infantry Regiment. Just before 2:30 Saturday morning (April 19, 2014), the Staff Sergeant encountered two cars blocking the road he was driving on. He honked and asked the drivers of both cars - identified by p...

Ares Defense Officially Announces SCR Release at NRA
(TheFirearmblog.com) by Sam Cadle- Ares Defense has now put out a press release confirming the release of the SCR at NRA next week.I would also like to add that Ares Defense out of Florida is not affiliated with Ares Armor out of California, a distinction I would like to make after some comments on the last post regarding the SCR release. So the video that was posted by B&H Gun Sales has now b...

Bolt vs. AR: What’s the Best Predator Rifle?
(www.rifleshootermag.com) by David Faubion- Few things equal the thrill of a predator coming to a distress call. It can produce an adrenaline dump strong enough to make even the best shooters crumble. Having experienced it countless times over the years, I’ve found the best cure is having utmost confidence in your equipment, especially your firearm. The best hunters I know pack two guns to each an...

Stop Feinstein's Handgun Ban
From National Association for Gun Rights: When you walk into your local gun shop, you may have noticed that guns are starting to return to the shelves. No, it's not like it used to be . . . But it could be getting much worse soon. That's because U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has a plan that could ban you from buying your next handgun! She's calling on President Obama to unilaterally...

New Missouri gun proposal would prevent federal law enforcement from working at state jobs
(www.dailyjournal.net) By JORDAN SHAPIRO JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights — barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies. The change marks the most recent version of Missouri's attempt to nullify some federal gun control laws. It wa...
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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...