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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Firearms

FN-49: The last old-school battle rifle | American Rifleman

Fabrique Nationale began producing the Model 1889 Mausers for Belgium in 1891. They soon expanded and created new Models for Brazil, Costa Rica, and several other countries. In 1936 Dieudonne Saive, FN’s chief firearms designer, developed and patented a...

The M3 “grease gun” of World War II just won’t stop shooting | National Interest

The M3, famously known as the 'grease gun,' is a cheap gun used as a temporary gun during World War II. It was named a 'grease gun' due to its resemblance to a mechanic’s lubrication tool. The gun has...

How much ammo should you carry? | Shooting Illustrated

While there are numerous questions that accompany those who are conceal carrying, such as which gun, clothing options, and holsters, ammunition is also important. A common question is “how much ammo should you carry?” While most of the time...

Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? | Shooting Illustrated

Have you ever wondered if wadcutter ammunition can protect you? Well, it appears that the sharp shoulder of the wadcutter can cut tissue, making it a good choice for personal defense purposes. Specifically, wadcutters work best when shooting in...

John Moses Browning: The forgotten history and legacy of the father of modern firearms | Ammo.com

John Moses Browning is often known as a gunsmith, but he was also an inventor, innovator, and one of the most successful firearm designers in the world. He can be considered the father of modern firearms and is responsible...

Unsung: The AN/M2 .50-cal. Machine Gun in World War II | American Rifleman

The origins of the AN/M2 .50-cal date back to 1917 in John M. Browning’s model of the .30-cal. machine gun. It entered service in the year 1923 but really made its mark in 1941 up until 1945 when it...

Galilean sniper sights: How well did they work? | American Rifleman

British Galilean “optical” sights a more mysterious piece amongst collectors and students, as well as propose questions as to how large of a role they played in WWI. There are numerous questions regarding the sight that need to be...

5 Must-have accessories for your concealed carry revolver | Shooting Illustrated

Number one on Shooting Illustrated’s list for concealed carry revolver accessories is Federal Premium Personal Defense HST Micro 38 Special +P. Number two comes in with the Zeta6 J-Strip, which provides the speed of a speedloader but without all...

Ammo shortage will last deep into 2021 | American Rifleman

Vista Outdoor CEO and Director Christopher Metz make comments regarding the ammunition demand during the company’s quarterly earning conference that was held in November.  The shortage is projected to last until 2021 considering demand for ammunition is heavy while...

Riflescope tips & techniques: 3 easy tricks | American Rifleman

While riflescopes are usually pretty straightforward, there are several tips you can follow to make things easier and quicker. The first tip is to check your scope for which way to turn the turrets. Many scopes will be marked,...

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US strike kills al-Qaida leader in Syria, ‘no indications’ of civilian casualties: CENTCOM | Military Times

U.S. Central Command relayed that U.S. forces eliminated a “senior al-Qaida leader” in Syria yesterday. Navy Lt. Josie Lynne...

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