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    The Used Gun Market--Smith & Wesson Model 30

    This old Smith Model 30 is made on the J frame and is marked 30-1 on the crane. It dates from about 1970 and shows a bit of wear here and there from its 45 year or so life. This Smith belongs to Jon Hodoway and was his grandmothers revolver. He said ... More

    Smith 32 2379The Used Gun Market--Smith & Wesson Model 30
    This old Smith Model 30 is made on the J frame and is marked 30-1 on the crane. It dates from about 1970 and shows a bit of wear here and there from its 45 year or so life. This Smith belongs to Jon Hodoway and was his grandmothers revolver. He said she kept it in the towel drawer in her kitchen for defense against 2, 4 and no legged varmints.
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    Mossberg's New Rimfire AK--The Blaze 47

    Looking for an ideal way to blow through a brick of .22 LR? Now that they're actually brick of rimfire rounds sitting around on store shelves, you might as well. And the Mossberg Blaze-47 is a great way to do it. This rimfire has the nostalgia of the ... More

    Mossberg blaze 47 26Mossberg's New Rimfire AK--The Blaze 47
    Looking for an ideal way to blow through a brick of .22 LR? Now that they're actually brick of rimfire rounds sitting around on store shelves, you might as well. And the Mossberg Blaze-47 is a great way to do it. This rimfire has the nostalgia of the old AK, but and is almost as cheap to run as a 7.62x39.
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    Build an AR:15--Intro to Uppers

    I've had lots of conversations with gun-geeks about barrels and lowers. We can talk triggers until we're blue in the face. But I've yet to anyone truly debate the AR upper. Uppers are just not that sexy. But this is a crucial aluminum shell that hold ... More

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABuild an AR:15--Intro to Uppers
    I've had lots of conversations with gun-geeks about barrels and lowers. We can talk triggers until we're blue in the face. But I've yet to anyone truly debate the AR upper. Uppers are just not that sexy. But this is a crucial aluminum shell that holds some of the AR's most active components. It can't be overlooked!
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    Menstruation is an issue for anyone with women under 50 in your survival party. Like toilet paper, you can stock up so many feminine pads or tampons, but eventually you are going to run out. These are called Diva Cups or Moon Cups, and you can get them from China for as little as a couple bucks each. They will last for ten years or more, and the reports are that they work well.

    Prepping 101: Toilet Paper, Maxi-Pads, Diapers, Birth Control and Other Survival Disasters

    The "disposables of life" is what we talk about this week in Prepping 101. It is kind of an icky subject, but these are things that you have to think about in a post collapse world. Nobody can foresee all of the pitfalls of survival, but as the en ... More

    Menstruation is an issue for anyone with women under 50 in your survival party. Like toilet paper, you can stock up so many feminine pads or tampons, but eventually you are going to run out. These are called Diva Cups or Moon Cups, and you can get them from China for as little as a couple bucks each. They will last for ten years or more, and the reports are that they work well.Prepping 101: Toilet Paper, Maxi-Pads, Diapers, Birth Control and Other Survival Disasters
    The "disposables of life" is what we talk about this week in Prepping 101. It is kind of an icky subject, but these are things that you have to think about in a post collapse world. Nobody can foresee all of the pitfalls of survival, but as the end approaches it is important to tie up the details of things that are unavoidable as potential survival disasters. Dirty is dead in a survival situation. Most of the alternatives we look at this week are affordable, and they work!
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    Shooting from the bench, making use of the bipod.

    A Long Range Revolver? Smith & Wesson 647 Varminter

    This isn't your average revolver. The Smith & Wesson 647 Varminter is a complete long-range package. What kind of accuracy can you expect from a rimfire handgun? You just might be surprised. Read our review of this unique wheel-gun. ... More

    Shooting from the bench, making use of the bipod.A Long Range Revolver? Smith & Wesson 647 Varminter
    This isn't your average revolver. The Smith & Wesson 647 Varminter is a complete long-range package. What kind of accuracy can you expect from a rimfire handgun? You just might be surprised. Read our review of this unique wheel-gun.
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    A Hungarian tanker mag next to a 30 round mag. What you sacrifice in capacity you gain in maneuverability.

    Six AK Mags You Can Trust Your Life To

    Regardless of the rifle, if magazines exist for it, some of them are terrible. This is hard to believe for AK owners, who have only ever seen their rifle run flawlessly, but there are in fact, AKM magazines of questionable quality and reliability. So ... More

    A Hungarian tanker mag next to a 30 round mag. What you sacrifice in capacity you gain in maneuverability.Six AK Mags You Can Trust Your Life To
    Regardless of the rifle, if magazines exist for it, some of them are terrible. This is hard to believe for AK owners, who have only ever seen their rifle run flawlessly, but there are in fact, AKM magazines of questionable quality and reliability. So how do you distinguish between gold and crap?
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    Truck guns!  Sad to say the POF 5 isn't on the list.

    Top Five Truck Guns

    When I think of the ideal truck gun several words come to mind: inexpensive, rugged, portable, versatile. ... More

    Truck guns!  Sad to say the POF 5 isn't on the list.Top Five Truck Guns
    When I think of the ideal truck gun several words come to mind: inexpensive, rugged, portable, versatile.
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    The Philosophy of Every Day Carry (EDC)

    Every Day Carry. What's yours? What gun do you carry everyday? What else? Knives, lights, tools... we'll be looking at the practicality and functionality. This is the introduction to a series we're dedication to the here-and-now. ... More

    EDC Cover1The Philosophy of Every Day Carry (EDC)
    Every Day Carry. What's yours? What gun do you carry everyday? What else? Knives, lights, tools... we'll be looking at the practicality and functionality. This is the introduction to a series we're dedication to the here-and-now.
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    EDC: Tactical Editor GunsAmerica

    Jacob Epstein, our Tactical Editor, volunteered for a classic pocket dump. He didn't have much choice--concealed carry is in his job description. So what's in his pockets? More than guns. Check out what he's carrying. ... More

    EDC Tactical Editor Cover1 copyEDC: Tactical Editor GunsAmerica
    Jacob Epstein, our Tactical Editor, volunteered for a classic pocket dump. He didn't have much choice--concealed carry is in his job description. So what's in his pockets? More than guns. Check out what he's carrying.
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    Smokeless vs Black Powder

    From IraqVeteran8888, "In this video, I show the differences between Smokeless and Black Powder and discuss the history and use of each. I also dispel movie myths about black powder explosions." ... More

    Smokeless vs Black Powder Posted on: November 3, 2014
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    Reloading Showcase: 11mm Mauser

    From IraqVeteran8888, "Alright guys, we have our first video filmed in the new reloading shop. In this video I feature the process for hand loading 11mm Mauser for the 71 and 71/84 Mauser rifles..." ... More

    Reloading Showcase: 11mm Mauser Posted on: October 21, 2014
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    An Easy Way to Train With 300 Blackout

    Today’s spotlight is on a very special set from Barnes Precision Machine--an AR-15 with uppers in both 5.56 and .300 AAC Blackout. Why two upper receivers? That is the brilliance of the Blackout. 300 AAC was designed from the ground up to work with ... More

    An Easy Way to Train With 300 Blackout Posted on: August 26, 2014

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    NRA Women: 'Why We Hunt'

    Many people don’t understand that hunting provides so many benefits, not only in bringing people together, but also in conservation. Natalie Foster meets with NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Co-Chair and Diana award winner Suzie Brewster and Nicole ... More

    NRA Women: 'Why We Hunt' Posted on: March 10, 2015
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    Winchester Webtool - Calculates Turkey Ammo Patterns

    The folks at Winchester have a pretty cool new "app" for showing shot patterns for turkey loads. These are not computer modeled guesstimates of what the pattern should look like in an ideal world. Winchester took the time to shoot all of the differ ... More

    Winchester Webtool - Calculates Turkey Ammo Patterns Posted on: February 28, 2015
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    Hot Chicks Hunt Ducks

    Avid hunter Kendall Jones and her partner-in-crime Taylor Altom went to the Flint Oak Hunting Club in Kansas to unleash their Remington Versa Max® on their first ever duck hunt! ... More

    Hot Chicks Hunt Ducks Posted on: January 23, 2015

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    Build an AR:15--Intro to Uppers

    I've had lots of conversations with gun-geeks about barrels and lowers. We can talk triggers until we're blue in the face. But I've yet to anyone truly debate the AR upper. Uppers are just not that sexy. But this is a crucial aluminum shell that hold ... More

    Build an AR:15--Intro to Uppers Posted on: July 26, 2015
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    A Hungarian tanker mag next to a 30 round mag. What you sacrifice in capacity you gain in maneuverability.

    Six AK Mags You Can Trust Your Life To

    Regardless of the rifle, if magazines exist for it, some of them are terrible. This is hard to believe for AK owners, who have only ever seen their rifle run flawlessly, but there are in fact, AKM magazines of questionable quality and reliability. So ... More

    Six AK Mags You Can Trust Your Life To Posted on: July 22, 2015
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    The 100% American Made AK: The Ras-47

    When sanctions shut down the import of many AK-47s, many of us began to get a bit twitchy. While the supply of AKs didn't dry up as some gun-control nuts would have liked, Century ramped up plans for this rifle: the RAS-47. This 7.62 x 39 is made in ... More

    The 100% American Made AK: The Ras-47 Posted on: July 16, 2015

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