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Incredible Spinning Trick Shot with 60 Year-Old Classic 22 Pistol

General Gun News - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:51

Anyone trick shooter worth their salt can split a bullet with a knife, but then again, it is once you add some variables that you need a professional.

With that, 22 Plinkster clocks in to split some lead with a spinning knife while holding his pistol upside down. Further, it should be pointed out that, instead of a sweet Volquartsen match zapper, Plink is using a vintage Colt Challenger that he got from none other than GDC.

Boom:

That’s a nice looking plinker

The Challenger, a no-frills variant of the 2nd Series Woodsman, was only made from 1950 to 1955, making Plink’s new (to him) gun over 60 years young.

Nonetheless, it looks like it still works well.

If you like interesting and often rare guns like the Challenger, be sure to check out our Collector’s Corner or look through our entire catalog of more than 3,000 new and used guns of all sorts.

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Meet the SP5: HK’s Newest Semi-Auto MP5 Pistol

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 17:08

There is one catch. The SP5 is no budget range toy. Sure, it's built to the same time-tested standard as the iconic MP5 and it will take a beating, but that doesn't mean the SP5 is a cheap gun.

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Nearly Half of Ohio’s Deer are Hunted by Bow

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 14:00

“I think there’s a whole new challenge with bow hunting that you don’t get with gun hunting,” Corey Price tells The Columbus Dispatch.

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Woman Fatally Shoots Man who Violated Protective Order

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:50
Authorities say a Gray’s Harbor woman has fatally shot a man who broke into a home and violated a protective order she had against him. KIRO-TV reported Thursday that police responded to the shooting late Wednesday after the 47-year-old man broke into the home armed with a knife.
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Bread man delivers heroics to foil armed robbery at Georgia fast-food restaurant

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:18
He was supposed to be making an early morning bread delivery, but truck driver Joseph Chilton delivered some heroics instead when he stumbled upon an armed robbery in progress at a Georgia fast-food restaurant, authorities said.
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SAF: ‘Cautious Optimism’ After SCOTUS Hears Arguments in NY Case

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:01

“This may be the case that indicates whether the court considers the Second Amendment to be a legitimate right on the same level as the First Amendment.”

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Team SIG’s Max Michel Dominates USPSA Carry-Optics Competition While Closing Out 2019 Season

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:37

SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain Max Michel on his recent first-place finishes at the 2019 USPSA Carry-Optics Nationals in St. George, Utah, and the USPSA Area 59 Championship in Rosenberg, Texas.

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Gruesome Feral Hog Attack Leaves Woman Dead in Houston Suburb

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 10:56

"Unbelievably tragic. This is a very rare incident, just what little research we have found less than six of these have been reported in the nation," the sheriff said. "In my 35 years, I will tell you it's one of the worst things I've ever seen."

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Making History: This First-Time Hunter is 104 Yrs Old!

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 09:28

One of the fastest-growing demographics of new hunters is rumored to be adult women. And Florence Teeters of Price County, Wisconsin certainly fits into this category. She killed her first deer this year, with her son, at age 104.

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Mossberg-Sponsored WILDCraft Video Series Now Available

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 08:48

Mossberg is pleased to announce the recent release of the video series, WILDCraft, which takes viewers on a journey through the eyes of hunters in remote, wild locations.

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Two PA ‘Hunters’ Film Themselves Beating A Deer & Suffer The Consequences

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 06:32

Two sick imbeciles filmed themselves beating a wounded deer recently. We hope they get punished to the fullest extent of the law.

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NICS Black Friday Numbers Hit Near-Record High

General Gun News - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 04:17

Last week’s Black Friday NICS figures were 11 percent higher than last year’s (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Figures released by federal regulators this weekend hinted at a continued near-record rise in national gun sale numbers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said their National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 202,465 checks on Friday, as reported by USA Today. This is an 11 percent bump from last year’s figures of 185,713 and fell just 622 checks shy of an all-time daily record.

According to FBI figures, the top four highest single-day NICS checks logged since 1998 have been on the Friday following Thanksgiving from 2015 through this year, with 2017 being the highest.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade organization for the U.S. gun industry, last month advised that October 2019 is the sixth month in a row that the number of adjusted NICS checks was higher than the previous year’s data. The surge coincides with steady promises from political candidates to strive for increased gun restrictions should they carry the day in the 2020 election cycle.

“Initial reports of the total Black Friday NICS checks indicate Americans are voting with their wallets when it comes to their ability to exercise Second Amendment rights,” said Mark Oliva, NSSF’s Director of Public Affairs. “Black Friday sales have always been strong and this year appears to have been no different. In fact, our totals for the entire year show a strong desire to buy firearms for recreational target shooting, hunting, and self-defense.”

Oliva stressed that purchasing a firearm is a significant investment and one that isn’t made lightly.

“These numbers demonstrate that in light of the threats to Second Amendment rights by gun control politicians, Americans are choosing their rights and the ability to purchase the firearms that best suits their needs before that option is regulated away,” said Oliva.

Notably, NICS numbers do not include private gun sales in most states or cases where a concealed carry permit is used as alternatives to the background check requirements of the 1994 Brady law which allows the transfer of a firearm over the counter by a federal firearms license holder without first performing a NICS check. Over 20 states accept personal concealed carry permits or licenses as Brady exemptions.

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Hunting with Golden Eagles in the Mountains of Mongolia

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:58

Watching these raptors in action makes one realize that while a modern fox hunter has an advantage with a scoped rifle or crossbow, it still doesn't compare to that of Kazakh and his golden eagle.

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Woman Bags Her 1st Buck at age 104, Dubbed ‘Sure Shot Florence’

General Gun News - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:37

Florence Teeters stands with her first buck on her first hunt at age 104. (Photo: Bill Ball via Wisc DNR)

Conservation officials in Wisconsin last week advised that beginner’s luck was running strong with a 104-year-old first-time hunter.

Florence Teeters reportedly bagged her first buck this season on her land in Price County on the opening day of the state’s nine-day season, reported the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She got the bit by the hunting bug after accompanying her son, Bill, last season as a non-hunter.

Bill switched places this year, with Florence behind the sights in the blind and two hours into her first hunt, she was greeted with a spike buck to harvest.

“She was so excited and saying, ‘I got a buck! I got a buck!'” Bill said.

According to state records, she is the oldest first-time hunter in DNR’s database.

“This speaks to the adage that you should never underestimate the power of our senior citizens,” said DNR Secretary-designee Preston D. Cole. “After raising a family of hunters, this young lady chose this opportunity to partake in Wisconsin’s long-established tradition of deer hunting.”

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Are Affordable Collectible Guns Still out There?

General Gun News - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 01:34

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With good deals on collectible guns seemingly dried up,  we look into what, if anything, is out there that is still obtainable for the average collector.

To get some insight into that, we spoke with our own Mark Sims, our senior firearms buyer who spends time crisscrossing the country to find gems in the raw in the above video. While the days of $39 Mosins, $99 SKS rifles and $250 Colt Pythons are long gone, there are still deals to be had if you know where to look.

Below is more detail into what is still around at prices that you won’t have to get a second mortgage to obtain.

WWII-era Combat Handgun Designs

With Civil War-era revolvers and Great War period handguns taking up the top shelf in many collections, increasingly the focus is turning to the pistols of World War II. In the 1950s, surplus Lugers and Nambus were sold via mail-order in shootable condition for as little as $49. Today, while Lugers are still out there, by all means, they start well north of $1K.

However, without having to spend Luger money, budding collectors can still bring home a wartime Walther P-38 for a good deal less.

A staple of the World War II German Army, the P-38 was designed and produced by Walther but the 9mm pistol was also produced by Mauser and Spreewerk with the latter making P-38s at their facility in Grottau, Czechoslovakia under the “cyq” and “cvq” manufacturer’s code. This pistol’s “cyq” code, “WaA88” Waffenamt inspector’s marks and 7897e serial number puts its manufacture about July 1943. To put this into historical perspective, this is the same month that the Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, kicked off. The pistol also has distinctive 1W-marked Posselt grips, which were made of a combination of phenolic resin mixed with sawdust, correct for Spreewerk P38s made from 1943 to the end of the war.

Alternatively, guns pressed into service like the Astra 300, FN 1922 and CZ E7 39 can be had for much less. Although older designs, martial revolvers like the M1895 Nagant are still often priced below $500.

Military bolt-actions

The days of barrels and crates full of Mausers, Enfields and Springfield 1903s taking up floorspace at your LGS have faded away alongside the likes of black & white television and conservative Democrats. However, don’t let that scare you off such guns even at today’s prices alongside the more humble Mosin M91 variants as there are still some exceedingly good models out there that haven’t met with bubba’s Dremel tool and rattle can.

This Swedish K m/94 (Model 1894) carbine Cavalry Carbine made circa 1916 by Carl Gustaf GF, a company that is still making military products today. Only about 11,500 of these carbines were made by GF, with only the ones produced after 1914 having the bayonet lug. The brass information disk, which was used to store both ballistic information and unit rack numbers, is missing but a yellow “dope card” is pasted on the stock. Installed upside down, so the user can read it while in a shooting position, the card is titled “Sikte for trubbkula” (Swedish: Aim for the bullet) and has the holdover out to 600 meters listed in centimeters.

Wheelgun possibilities

With prices on Colt Pythons and Single Action Army models reaching all-time highs, many collectors are seeking out vintage wheelguns from Misters Smith & Wesson for a comparative bargain.

Old Smith & Wesson wheelguns made in the classic mid-20th Century format with pinned-and-recessed barrels and cylinders as well as deep bluing are readily available for those who are seeking them out. However, as the supply of these old roscoes grows shorter than the crowd of eager shoppers haunting gun shops looking for them, prices have been rising.

These include .38 Special Model 10s, .357 Magnum-chambered Model 19s and 27s, and .44 Magnum Model 29s. 

This great S&W 29-2 is a serious .44 Magnum that runs an 8-inch barrel at a fraction of the cost of a Colt Anaconda of the same vintage.

Space-Age Guns

An often-overlooked area of gun collecting is in the first generation of firearms that incorporated polymer and synthetics in place of wood and steel along with futuristic styling to create what today are now classic designs. These “space-age” or “atomic” era guns were unlike any other firearm in the local sporting goods or hardware store at the time they hit the market and were often snapped up and given hard service.

This means that nice examples of guns like the supersonic-looking Whitney Wolverine, or polymer-stocked Remington Nylon 66 are sometimes hard to come by today– but when you do find those cherry examples, they are a solid bet for future collectibility.

Produced largely with Dupont’s patented Zytel compound, the Remington Nylon 66 was first introduced in 1959 and, now discontinued for over 30 years, are increasingly popular with collectors. This one still has the factory box and display stickers

These guns and nearly a hundred other hand-picked specimens are showcased in our Collector’s Corner, a dedicated space where we gather the most curious, interesting and rarest firearms in the Guns.com Vault for those looking for something special. 

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10 Gifts For The Hunter

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 14:54

Christmas is right around the corner and instead of waiting for the last minute to buy the hunter in your life a gift, consider this your opportunity to find the perfect gift. To make the most of the holiday season sales, I picked 10 gifts that the hunter in your life is sure to love.

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Simple Gourmet: Rich Blueberry Sauce For Holiday Roasts

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 10:11

With the holidays and winter hitting hard, I wanted to share a rich meal that will have your guests feeling happy and satisfied. It's a terrific dish both for first-time game eaters as well as those who've been eating wild meats all their lives.

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Flambeau’s Gunning Series Decoys

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 08:56

The new Flambeau Gunning Series is an appreciated differentiation to any decoy spread. Give yourself the advantage of decoys that look great, ride with attitude on the water and provide excellent action in light and heavy wind, wave, and current.

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5 Things Every Bowhunter Should Be Able To Do

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 08:42

Maybe you’re new to the game of bowhunting or maybe you’ve been toting a stick-and-string for years. Regardless, there are some things, quick fixes, every bowhunter should be able to do.

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Spoil Yourself For Christmas – 11 Items To Make Your Holidays Better

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 08:35

Black Friday is over, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spoil yourself. There's some great new gear to be had, and with a few weeks until Christmas, you might as well drop a little hard-earned green on some great new gear. Here are a few of our picks.

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