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Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 5-11 2017

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:00
March 1-7 is NOAA’s National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. We are used to National Severe Weather Awareness Week, but the change in language reflects what NOAA, FEMA and plan for this year. They are encouraging all Americans to not only be knowledgeable about what weather events to expect in their area, but fully prepare for weather disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires and tornados. The Shooter’s Log has written plenty of articles to help prepare you for any natural disaster than could hit. This week, read these top eight severe weather preparedness posts and learn how to help your family weather the storms.

Review: Ruger Blackhawk

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 21:40
Today, much of the market seems to revolve around tactical gear and personal defense. That is important, nothing is more vital than taking responsibility for our own safety. However, personal defense isn’t the only reason to own a powerful and accurate handgun such as the Ruger Blackhawk. This single-action revolver is also a fine target gun and a great game getter.

NRA: Eddie Eagle — Safety for Families and Children

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 14:17
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program is a firearm accident prevention program that helps parents, law enforcement, community groups, and educators begin the gun safety journey with the children in their lives. The program not only engages kids with Eddie’s cartoons, workbooks and stories, but helps adults work through the safety education even if they have no experience with firearms.

6 Shotguns for Your Next Upland Hunt

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 20:39
At first look many would think Upland bird hunting season has passed. While that is true for pheasant, quail, chukar and others, let's not forget about turkey! After all, who says you have to have a designated thumper just for turkey. Even if you do, it's never too early to start thinking about next season, or just to break in your new gun while your dog gets a tune up. Here are six shotguns everyone can be proud while enjoying a little wing and shot time.

RCBS Releases ChargeMaster Lite

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:27
RCBS is now offering the new ChargeMaster Lite for unparalleled powder-measuring accuracy in a compact package. Read the full release.

If Someone Threatens to Kill You, Can You Legally Respond With Force?

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 20:56
Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Gordon Cooper says that words alone are not enough to justify use of force or deadly force in an escalating situation. However, when coupled with a threatening action, it’s a whole different ballgame.

CGF Seeks Review by Full 9th Circuit Court in Waiting Period Case

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 20:42
It sounds like the punchline to bad joke, "So, a guy is concealed carrying a handgun while filling out paperwork to buy another handgun, but he is in California, so he has to wait 10 days to pick it up—to give him time to "cool off" (guard against impulsive acts of violence). Unfortunately, that is not a joke. It is the logic of the gun control crowd... and a recent court ruling.

Reader Comments of the Week — February 25, 2017

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 22:01
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

Little Texas: What it Means to ‘Shoot Like a Girl’

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:29
At a glance, eight-year-old Addysson Soltau looks like your everyday American girl: a straight-A student and cheerleader who loves being outdoors and spending time playing with friends. If you ask her what her favorite thing in the world is, however, you might be surprised at her response: shooting—and not just plinking cans in the backyard, either.

February 23 — 10 Top .223 Remington Posts!

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 19:56
February 23 is .223 day! Who doesn't love a day honoring one of America's favorite calibers most often fired from the AR-15—one of America's favorite rifles? In truth, we do not have to wait for 2/23, we can celebrate it any day of the year by emptying a few magazines by sending rounds down range. However, in honor of .223 day we first want to thank our men and women in uniform serving our country, veterans, first responders, and law enforcement officers who run toward danger when we get run from it. With that done, we hope you will enjoy a little down time with a few of our favorite .223-themed posts from the past.

Plinking Fun — Unrestricted!

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 08:20
Plinking is difficult to define, and that is how I like it. Plinking is the purest form of shooting fun. It is without limits or rules other than safety. To place boundaries on recreation, or what may even advance to an art form, is an exercise in frustration. Anything that encourages the learning of proper trigger press and sight alignment is good, but take note of the danger of taking family and friends plinking. It may result in new enthusiasts to the shooting sports.

4 Rules of Gun Safety

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 22:59
The four rules of gun safety were set up to ensure that no accidents occur. If these rules are strictly followed, you can be confident that you will never have an accident with your firearms. These rules vary depending on the source, but the below list happens to be the standard.

NSSF: Gun Control Activists Rush to Download Data for Biased Reports

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:48
President’s Trump ascension to the White House has sent shock waves rippling through anti-gun groups. The activists that seek to undermine the Second Amendment rights of Americans and put the firearms and ammunition industry out of business, see the new administration as a threat to their goals.

Review: Walther PPS M2 9mm Pistol

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:46
The PPS was a gun ahead of its time delivering a feature rich, accurate, and configurable, ready-to-carry single stack that could behave like a compact, mid- and full- sized gun. Based on two years of carrying and shooting the PPS, it is my perception that it is one of the best subcompact concealed carry single-stack guns on the market despite the introduction of many other competitor firearms.

U.S. Law Shield: Should You Protect Thy Neighbor?

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:07
Every Member has to make the decision whether to intervene in a fight—or not—based on a host of tactical and safety issues. Member Ambassador Sherry Hale interviews Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Michele Byington to learn how Good Samaritans can stay out of legal trouble if faced with these dangerous situations.

Reader Comments of the Week — February 18, 2017

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:51
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

Magazine Maintenance for the AR-15

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:30
I get a lot of correspondence from folks complaining about magazine problems. I never liked the answer I gave them, and that’s led to this article. There are four pieces-parts to a box magazine: the follower, which is the tray that lifts the cartridges into position; the spring, which powers the follower; the base plate, which secures the spring; and the box. This article looks at all of them and gives tips to maintain and repair your magazines.

Throwback Thursday: Readers Choice — The 12 Best Concealed Carry Guns

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 08:30
I don’t like it when people tell me what to do or what I should buy either, so I created a list of the top 12 smallest, best concealable semiautomatic handguns based on reader’s choice, rather than editor’s choice. Did your favorite make the list?

Pistol Sights: Speed, and Minute of Felon Accuracy

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 19:57
In a combat situation, the perfect sight picture is elusive. That being said, I almost always use my sights when shooting. The only time the sights are not visible to my eye when I fire is when I am firing from the retention position with the handgun hard against my ribs. For all other situations, the sights and sight picture matter. However, all sights are not created equal. Which sights are right for you and your situation?

NSSF: Range Dates — Valentine’s Day Ideas That Aim to Please

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 08:53
Sometimes it is appropriate to step outside the traditional atmosphere of Valentine’s Day, put away the chocolates, cards or flowers, and put on your sexy tactical shooting pants. Whether your significant other and you are new to the shooting sports or experienced, there are plenty of creative ways to make this year’s Valentine’s Day date at the range romantically unforgettable.