Marlin introduced variants of its lever-action 1894 rifle at the 2017 SHOT Show. The new variants are in a new chambering and have both structural and cosmetic differences from the currently available models.
In this video a Marlin rep goes over the features of these new Marlin Model 1894 variants.
Let an archer loose at the ATA Show and he’s like a kid in a toy store. There are so many new and cool products to see that it can be overwhelming.
While I didn’t get to see everything single thing at the show, I put together a list of 10 of best archery products I was able to check out.
It should be noted that I haven’t tested any of these products yet, so consider these first impressions.
The Colt Gold Cup is the target variant of the company’s 1911 pistol. While the Gold Cup has traditionally been associated with NRA Bullseye Competition it is suitable for other types of competion as well. For 2017 Colt has upgraded the Gold Cup to make a great pistol even better.
In this video a Colt rep goes over the features of the newest version of the Colt Gold Cup.
The S&W Shield series of pistols have proven to be a popular choice for those seeking a single-stack striker-fire gun for concealed carry. At the 2017 SHOT Show the company showed off the newest model from the S&W Performance Center. The Performance Center version of the .45 ACP Shield includes fiber optic sights, an improved trigger, and a ported slide and barrel.
A S&W rep goes over the features in this short video from the 2017 SHOT Show.
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Hill & Mac Gunworks (HMG) is best known for their semi-auto STG 44 replica that premiered at the 2016 SHOT Show. The small company is also producing a kit for homebuilders who want to build up a semi-auto version of the Spanish Military CETME L rifle in 5.56x45mm.
In this video Hill of HMG goes over what is included in the CETME L builder’s kit and a brief description of the work required to create a functional firearm.
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The Sig Sauer 320 pistols have quickly become a success for the company. The modular design of the pistol allows not only for user customization but also for a variety of factory custom offerings.
In this video from the 2017 SHOT Show a Sig Sauer rep goes over the features of one of the three newest variants of the 320 – The “X Series.” This particular gun is the Sig Sauer 320 X Carry.
The Smith & Wesson line of M&P AR-style rifles continues to expand with the introduction of new variants and calibers. The newest is a version of the M&P 10 chambered in 6.5 Creedmor.
In this video from the 2017 SHOT Show a S&W rep goes over the features of the new S&W M&P 10 in 6.5 Creedmor.
Galco Gunleather is known for their line of quality production holsters for private citizens and law enforcement. While the company already has an extensive catalog they continue to introduce new products and modified versions of existing products every year.
In this video from the 2017 SHOT Show a Galco rep goes over the company’s newest products.
Well, that’s one way to do it.
I have an uncle who has never owned a pickup truck, although he was an avid hunter of deer and other big game for decades.
He has hauled big game on and in station wagons, a Suburban (rarely), a Chevy Citation, a small Saturn sedan, and various other cars. And in every case, he managed to do it an, um, cleaner manner than this.
But hey, whatever does the job, right? The worst I can say about this photo is that it makes me a tad jealous, since my only elk hunt didn’t work out well for me.
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This is cool. But turn off the sound before you play the video.
Using a pistol to slay fish is pretty awesome. And slaying lionfish–an edible invasive species that multiplies quickly, devours native fish, and has few if any natural predators–is always a great idea.
This video demonstrates the effectiveness of using a handgun with an adapter to kill these fish, which are then gathered up, taken home, and eaten.
Lead-free ammo is used, and the hunters/fishermen lure the fish away from reefs so their bullets don’t damage the coral.
Firearms use requires great responsibility. One careless mistake can cause irreparable harm and injury, which is show here by a veteran gun owner and shooter, who had a short lapse in safety precaution and paid a huge and painful penalty.
By Bob McNally
Bowfishing in saltwater is a fun and target-rich environment, and sting rays are one of the most popular fish that can be taken in the Sunshine State.
Rays are not easy to hit with an arrow, and they are good table fare, too, tasting a bit like scallops once they’ve been skinned, cut into portions, and fried.
Here’s a short video on the wild fun archers have chasing sting rays in clear water.
Autumn baitfish and on the move, massing and preparing for winter. Gamefish populations in saltwater and freshwater are taking advantage of the “push” of bait. But it’s still hot and warm in much of America, and this makes for some unusually good night fishing around lights that shine down into the water.
Lights around docks, bridges, marinas, even roadways near water all can be superb places where gamefish concentrate and waylay baitfish schools.
Here’s a video showing how schools of sportfish can hover around lights, offering anglers some of the best fishing of the year.
Another interesting old gun, this apparently experimental pistol by D. Müller of Zurich, Switzerland is pretty impressive. The bolt is curved, and when a round is fired, it rotates back into the grip of the gun, cocking the hammer and allowing a round to feed from the magazine — if the magazine guts were in place, which they are not.
The hammer — and most everything else, for that matter — is pretty massive on this 1895 popper, which seems to be chambered for 7.5mm ammo.
It’s definitely a solidly-built old piece, and the way the bolt works is sort of intriguing.
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This is a pretty neat little homemade trap, in case you don’t have the heart to kill a mouse.
Personally, I don’t have any use for “humane” mouse traps because when you turn them loose they’ll still be pests. But some folks think differently.
And in a survival situation, you might need to keep mice alive as a source of fresh protein, but let’s REALLY hope it doesn’t come to that!
Anyhow, it’s an interesting, simple idea that seems to work.
Staging areas designed and maintained around wildlife food plots are important for landowners and hunters to improve success of supplemental food sources for game. Brandon Bobo, a senior wildlife biologist with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) explains how, where, and when to do this.
This type of food plot management is important in making sites attractive to all game, especially whitetail deer. But “feathering” areas around plots also makes them more suitable for a host of game, including bobwhite quail, doves, pheasants, even grouse.
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If you spend enough time in the woods, especially if you are alone, there will be times when you become freaked out. I’m talking about those moments when all your hairs stand on end, your adrenaline levels suddenly go so high that it starts to ooze out your ears, and you NEED TO HAVE eyes in the back of your head.
That’s how it was for the Australian hunter who came across this collection of skulls out in the middle of nowhere, which he recently posted on Facebook.
Freaky? Well, yeah. But at least it wasn’t accompanied by a bone-chilling screech just as night was coming on, like the one that almost ruined me years ago. That experience gave me the heebiest of jeebies!
What kinds of eerie situations have you survived in the great outdoors?
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Tired of stubborn gasoline chainsaws? Have a lot of time on your hands, plus access to a nice machine shop? Well then you, too, can turn an angle grinder into a safe and functional electric chainsaw.
What’s that you ask? Why not just get an electric chainsaw, which actually oils the chain automagically and is already built? Pshaw! Have you no imagination or sense of adventure?
But seriously, this is a fairly simple build and the result is a pretty cool attachment that does the job.