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Federal Premium Introduces Hi-Bird Upland Shotshells

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 20:46
Federal Premium Ammunition recently announced its new Hi-Bird shotshell, which combines speed, hard-hitting pellets and a specialized wad to fold the highest doves, crows, and pigeons, as well as pheasants and the most challenging upland birds. Shipments are currently being delivered , and Cheaper Than Dirt! has plenty.

The All-Around Soviet Rifle — The SKS

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:30
Not long ago conversation around the fireplace drifted toward the subject of all-around rifles. I like these moments because my grandson is old enough to shoot, and he is interested in firearms but hasn’t heard it all before. I enjoy a number of interesting rifles including the M1A1 and the AR-15. A certain place in my heart belongs to the Winchester 1895. But if you are on a strict budget but need an all around pest, deer, hog and defense rifle it is difficult to beat the SKS rifle.

Lessons From Bloomberg—the Face of Gun Control—Who Admits He Deceives

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:25
They say that money makes the world go round. While that may be hard to prove, the fact of simply having a mass fortune and a political agenda can yield results or be a political threat. The politics of where you stand on the issue determines which side of the fence you'll sit. For supporters of the Second Amendment, it is guaranteed that we will be on the opposite side of the fence as Michael Bloomberg. However, there are lessons to be learned by Bloomberg's words.

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Magazine Ban

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 21:01
The Second Amendment Foundation, joined by several other groups and individuals, has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in California, challenging that state's law prohibiting the possession, use, or acquisition of so-called "large-capacity magazines," calling the ban "hopelessly vague and ambiguous." This case could have repercussions on a similar magazine ban in Colorado.

The Riot Gun

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 22:27
What is a riot gun? The riot gun is compact enough for any foreseeable need, handles quickly, and swings from one target to the other rapidly in trained hands. But, is it the best shotgun for tactical work? Read the entire—especially the plot twist at the end.

Reader Comments of the Week — May 13, 2017

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 09:04
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

5 Reasons to Celebrate Mother’s Day With a Gun

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 21:17
At first, I thought Mother's Day was a strange day for some "group therapy," but quickly reversed course and began thinking of reasons to celebrate that special lady—with a gun!

You Make the Call: Gun-Phobic Professor Quits Over Campus Carry

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 21:47
One associate professor at the University of Kansas has resigned because he feels the policy of allowing students to carry a concealed firearm will harm higher education. “If you start putting more students with guns in the mix, it's not going to improve public safety, and I can guarantee you it will degrade public education,” said Dorman. However, our author has few things to say as well, but we want you to read the story and join the debate.

Video: Range Report — Henry Golden Boy Silver

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 23:05
I am new to lever action rimfire rifles, having grown up with auto-loading 22 rifles like the Mossberg 702 and the Ruger 10/22. However, I was eager to review my Henry Golden Boy Silver the moment I picked it up at my local dealer, both as a firearm and from a perspective of someone completely new to the platform.

Is the Washington Post Spreading ISIS Propaganda About Guns?

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 22:32
The Washington Post recently reported on ISIS terrorist propaganda directing how to obtain firearms in the U.S. Reporting is fine, when you are dealing with facts. However, in this case, the Washington Post did not even come close. Read the full story and come to your own conclusion.

Review: Molot VEPR FM-AK47

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:00
FIME stands for Firearms Importers, Manufacturers, and Exporters. Partner company K-Var has been in the AKM supplies business for a long time. I was excited to get my hands on one rendition of the VEPR platform, an AKM called the FM-AK47. Like other AKMs, it’s chambered in 7.62x39. However, a couple of problems were encountered. Read the full review.

5 Tips for Late-Season Turkey Success

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 15:43
Depending on the state, turkey seasons run from early March to the end of May. While southern hunters are finishing up for the year, others to the north are just getting started. Most turkey hunters are in a rush to fill a tag, but some of the best days in the woods come throughout the month of May, including the end of the month. Late-season hunting, however, often requires some special considerations.

California Target of Federal Lawsuit Against Magazine Ban

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 15:31
While certain threats to the Second Amendment have been lessened, we still need to remain vigilant and attack the previous egregious assaults to our rights. In furtherance of that effort, the Second Amendment Foundation and others have joined forces in a federal lawsuit challenging that state's law prohibiting the possession, use or acquisition of so-called "large capacity magazines," by calling the ban "hopelessly vague and ambiguous."

Reader Comments of the Week — May 6, 2017

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 14:36
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

How Often Should I Clean My Handgun?

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:34
We all may know of handguns that have been going since World War II without changing the springs, but this simply isn’t optimal performance. We purchased a high-end pistol so that we would not have to worry about reliability, true, but maintenance is part of every firearm. The question that is often asked is how often should we clean the handgun? The answer really depends upon the firearm.

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.