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Hosed-off lawmaker challenges media to search his car for hidden gun (VIDEO)

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:30

Rankled by news of police officers having their guns easily swiped from personal cars and cruisers, a Tennessee state senator challenged a local reporter to find the handgun hidden in his car.

Republican state Sen. Jon Lundberg told WJHL he was disappointed about the reports that as many as two dozen police guns were stolen in Tennessee since 2010, with three officers disciplined over the matter. Stressing the importance of securing firearms left in vehicles, he gave a reporter a full minute to rummage through his SUV on a $20 bet that the newshound couldn’t sniff out his gun. The amateur bandit failed.

“It’s frankly just a good reminder for folks,” said Lundberg, a concealed carry permit holder.

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Getting it done with a Marine M27 IAR, ‘aggressive semi-auto fire’ (VIDEOS)

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:00

The 2nd Marine Division’s Gunner addresses the applicability of using automatic vs. semi-automatic fire when it comes to putting rounds on target.

In another installment of “Ask the Gunner,” CW5 Christian P. Wade uses a sometimes-suppressed (squee) M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle in 5.56mm to lay down some hate at varying distances to see what works best: pew, pew or pewpewpewpew.

A select-fire variant of the Heckler & Koch HK416, the IAR has been increasingly fielded since 2010 to replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, a more traditional belt-fed light machine gun, in most roles.

“Testing has also conclusively shown that the M249 is a ~12 MOA weapon; far less reliable, responsive, and has a slower rate of fire than our Automatic Rifle,” says Wade in commentary on the unit’s social media account.

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Comparing Canadian gun laws with those in Texas (VIDEO)

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:15

Matt with Demolition Ranch spent some time in the Great North where he found some curious contradictions in Canada’s guns while visiting the range.

After a nearly three-minute long extended opening to hawk merch, the confusing Canadian bacon begins to cook, delving into the odd classifications north of the border on restricted and prohibited guns.

On the outright batshit side of things, if you own an AR-15 you can only shoot it at a range, but chopped shotguns and rifles which would need a tax stamp here are apparently fine. Plus, they get a lot of interesting guns from China and Russia that are embargoed here.

A real Twilight Zone scenario in some cases, but with more maple syrup.

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Draco vs Shockwave, because who wants a stock anyway (VIDEO)

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:15

John Hickok stacks up the Micro Draco AK and the Mossberg Shockwave 590 to see which of the popular range toys have the most capability.

Pitting the pair– the first a 7.62x39mm handgun with a 6.25-inch barrel and the second a 12 gauge “firearm” with a 14-inch barrel– against watermelon and various targets, John makes some observations on accuracy and usefulness.

The term “truck gun” is used.

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Just what does it take to make nitroglycerin go off? (VIDEO)

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:15

YouTube science channel Cody’s Lab– probably unwisely– decided to test setting off small amounts of nitrated glycerol with everything from a hammer to a .22LR.

Brewing his own nitro (not recommended), he gets some loud “cracks” when hitting the heat/pressure-sensitive liquid with a maul on an anvil and blows apart a cheap knife along with part of his fingertip before moving on to a Marlin Model 60.

The first shot was unimpressive, but the second and third made up for it.

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Man busted for illegally selling guns outside of Burger King (VIDEO)

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:15

A 41-year-old man from Fresno, California, was arrested Thursday night after authorities caught him selling guns outside of a Burger King restaurant in the Southwest part of the city.

It’s unclear how officers learned of the roadside gun sales, but when they arrived on the scene around 10 p.m., Levi Hill was promptly taken into custody. While searching Hill’s vehicle, officers found a hidden compartment in the trunk, which contained a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun and an extra magazine.

[ ABC 30 ]

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South Carolina deputies fatally shoot man holding woman hostage at gunpoint

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:45

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A deputy fatally shot a man holding a woman at gunpoint during a hostage situation in Simpsonville, South Carolina, according to local reports.

The scene escalated around 4:45pm on Monday when the suspect James Michael Chappell walked out of a building behind a house. When deputies “challenged” him, he responded by running back inside the building and yelling that he had a hostage.

A short time later, Chappell came back outside while pointing a gun at a woman. A deputy opened fire, striking Chappell in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Introducing the Ammolance, a range vehicle with some style (VIDEO)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:45

A YouTuber this week showcased his second-hand 1984 Ford ambulance recycled into a nice rig for use in getting guns, gear, and people to the range and back.

Complete with a big block 460 and lots of compartments, Che Cook bought the ambulance for $3,000 from a church in Idaho that had been using it to carry A/V equipment around. Swapping out a lot of assemblies, he added some new lights and weather-stripping then coated the exterior in an FDE-ish shade of truck bed liner which gives the whole thing a non-skid look.

Just wait till you see the inside…

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Spitting fireballs with the AKS-74u Krinkov (VIDEO)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:45

Ziga and Manca with Polenar Tactical test out a legit Warsaw Pact Krinkov both with and without the booster to see what effect the muzzle device has on 5.45x39mm fireball mitigation.

The gas booster helps the weapon to cycle properly while also eating up a lot of muzzle flash due to unburnt propellant igniting at the abbreviated end of the  AKS-74u’s tiny barrel — and they have the footage to prove it.

Also, Ziga weighs in at the end of the clip on the proper terminology for the Krink, which has long been a contentious matter of gun blog discussion in the West.

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Fore! Kicking out golf balls via AR blanks (VIDEO)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:15

Matt from Demolition Ranch hits the links and pits a ballistic gel torso against a .223 blank-powered golf ball launcher.

These things have been available for a few years but they never get old, and in typical Demo Ranch style, Matt moves through a number of different loads starting with some used driving range balls and moving on to sponge balls and wiffles.

Then comes the potato.

And somehow, despite the multitude of ricocheting balls, there were no on-camera injuries.

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Kirsten Joy Weiss now has ‘world’s largest female gun channel on YouTube’ (VIDEO)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:15

With more than 100,000 subscribers, pro shooter Kirsten Joy Weiss now has the world’s largest female gun channel on YouTube, and she recently took a few minutes to thank her many fans for helping her achieve such a feat.

While Weiss’ compilation of gun games, reviews, and trick shots certainly are entertaining, she admits the goal of her channel also includes “sharing the positive reality of shooting and the freedom it protects,” despite some bouts with negativity.

“We are changing hearts and minds, and it is incredibly exciting,” Weiss said in closing, while expressing gratitude to the subscribers and all who helped make her YouTube channel a success.

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3,500 sing ‘Amazing Grace’ at Las Vegas candlelight vigil (VIDEO)

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:15

Thousands came together Monday at a church in Las Vegas for a candlelight vigil for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday night during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.

Canyon Ridge Christian Church broadcasted the service on their Facebook page, including a short video of the more than 3,500 people in attendance singing “Amazing Grace” in unison, which has since been viewed over 425,000 times.

The church noted that in addition to the 3,500 physically present for the service, many more people from all across the world joined them online to pray for the victims.

[ Canyon Ridge Christian Church ]

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Attempting to turn a shotgun into a railroad spike driver (VIDEO)

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:45

Responding to a question concerning the possibility of driving a standard railroad spike into a block of wood using shotgun slugs, the Taofledermaus research team ran an experiment.

Using various Federal 12 gauge slugs out of a Mossberg pump, they hammer away at the head of the spike– getting some impressive accuracy at times.

And energy transfer (or lack thereof) is the key to this test.

Also, don’t try this at home as firing big wads of lead at steel objects is often hazardous to your health.

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Testing out the new bolt-action Ruger Ranch Rifle in 7.62x39mm (VIDEO)

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:45

Dubbing it the “California AK,” Hickok45 goes in-depth with Ruger’s new American Ranch Rifle chambered in the old Combloc standard cartridge.

Introduced in August, the new 7.62x39mm rifle is a lightweight (under 6 pounds) composite stocked gun that comes complete with a factory scope rail, and Marksman-series adjustable trigger. The 16-inch cold hammer forged barrel is free-floating and uses 5/8″-24 threads on the muzzle. Billed as being able to shoot steel cased ammo and take standard Mini-30 mags, the gun is an interesting amalgam.

And ‘Hickok puts it through its paces with a variety of ammo and targets.

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Using a Smith & Wesson .500 as a drill press on copper (VIDEO)

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:15

Edwin Sarkissian set up a pair of copper plates and then ran the pistol game on them to see how they held up, topping things off with a big S&W hogleg.

He starts small, with a sedate .22LR, and progresses up the food chain from there with the copper shrugging off various 9mm loads with ease.

Then comes the five hundo, including a nice 700-grain lead pill and a 350-grain Underwood Xtreme Penetrator, with impressive results…from the copper.

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How the Gen 5’s internals differ from older Glocks (VIDEO)

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:45

Robbie with Wheaton Arms sat down with the Sootch00 YouTube gun channel and contrasted the new Glock Gen 5 against legacy Gen 4 and 3 models both inside and out.

To be sure, as long as they go bang all but the most dedicated members of Gaston’s polymer fan club aren’t going to be interested in this super-detailed comparison.

But for those who are, grab some popcorn, make sure you have your memo pad at the ready, and enjoy.

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Running ‘The Gauntlet’ with the new Beretta APX (VIDEO)

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:45

Tim with the Military Arms Channel gives Beretta’s APX his famous water-sand-dirt-mud torture test to see how it ticks.

After giving it a 500-round break-in period, Tim starts the dunking chamber with a loaded and ready APX to see how the elements treat the new Italian stallion. The Duncan Hines-quality mud bath is especially gnarly.

After that, the test gets really interesting.

Spoiler alert: Among the more interesting observations that Tim finds is that the impressive Toblerone-esque slide serrations did not work as well as he thought when wet, dirty, sandy and muddy. For more info on that, check out the video.

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Zipping through copper plates via .50 cal BMG (VIDEO)

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:45

Edwin Sarkissian checks to see how a few sheets of copper hold up against 647-grains of armor-piercing incendiary tracer.

The 1-inch copper sheets have a beautiful red-orange hue to their surface, but after a red/silver-tipped Freedom Munitions M20 APIT fired from a Serbu BFG-50A, they will probably never be pretty, again.

He follows up with a more gentlemanly black-tipped M2 round, with much different results on the plate.

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Testing user-submitted homemade body armor down on the Ranch (VIDEO)

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:45

Matt at Demolition Ranch tests a set of DIY body armor that is probably not up to NIJ specs.

The sandwich is made from 1/4-inch mild steel plate and rubber horse stall mats epoxied together which gives it the appearance of ceramic hard plate– but only if you squint your eyes and watch the video on low-res.

Starting small, Matt drills it with .22LR and .22 Hornet, then pushes it in with 9mm, .45ACP from a CMMG Guard (which is sweet), and a Deagle before reaching for some heavier ordnance.

Overall, the results are pretty impressive for what is likely sub-$100 worth of materials.

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Testing how much punch a .22LR pistol brings to the party (VIDEO)

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:15

The VSO Gun Channel kicked off a new “How powerful is it?” series with a look at the humble rimfire pistol, running the popgun through a pre-owned mini van at different angles.

Using a Volquartsen Scorpion, the attempt to perforate a target inside said 1980s Dodge Caravan both through the sheet metal quarter panel and then through the firewall in the engine compartment using Federal Bulk loads.

Want to guess which angle penetrates and which does not?

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