If you want to take your clays game to new levels, consider upgrading your favorite double-barrel target gun with a sub-gauge tube set.
A tube set is a pair of thin, free-floating shotgun barrels that slide into the factory barrels of a larger over/under or side-by-side, most commonly a 12-gauge. These allow you to shoot smaller gauges from that gun.
Former National Rifle Association spokesman and American Shooting Sports Council Executive Director Richard Feldman has formed a new gun rights group -- the Independent Firearms Owners Association -- that will not only push for pro-Second Amendment policies, but lobby for marijuana legalization.
Not so, writes Feldman in a recent Daily Kos blog.
Just how good can our optics get? It is an interesting question that the Outdoor Life optics test team poses every time we evaluate new binoculars, riflescopes and spotting scopes.
Current state-of-the-art technology allows for optical transmission rates of about 90 percent and it seems it can’t really get much better than that — or can it?
A team of scientists at MIT have developed a new type of glass, one that doesn’t reflect light back, which is a source of glare, and that doesn’t require any extra coatings to repel water or prevent the formation of fog.
Fiber-optic sights can be a great asset to marksmanship, especially when the shooter is handicapped by aging eyes or low-light conditions. They tend to draw one’s eyes to the front post, probably adding a slight psychological advantage, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a Marine who doesn’t love his ACOG.
But there’s one place fiber-optics have no business: on the end of a shotgun barrel. Okay, allow me to clarify. There are certain applications in which the shotgun is aimed like a rifle—turkey hunting and tactical drills, for instance—and fiber-optic sights and beads can be of benefit here. However, no serious wing or clays shot should ever put a device on his or her shotgun that encourages aiming.
When I got married a couple of years ago, I not only became a husband — but a stepfather, too, for a 13-and 10-year-old. It suddenly occurred to me that I needed gun locks on my firearms, something that, as a bachelor, never seemed all that pressing.
Even since then, I’ve paid special attention to new firearms security products. The DrawerVault, a new compact security safe manufactured by GunVault, looked like an especially good choice for me, as my home state of Wisconsin recently approved concealed carry and I’ll soon be bringing a handgun into the home.
In this day and age battles are waged… on Facebook. If you didn’t already know, McMillan Group International, the firearms manufacturer, is looking for a new bank that supports 2nd amendment rights. It is all over their Facebook page. The first post regarding the big change was about Bank of America dropping them as a client:
McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years…
The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging a New Mexico law that prohibits concealed carry permits from being issued to legal resident aliens.
The SAF filed the complaint on April 23rd on behalf of John W. Jackson, an Australian citizen who came to the U.S. in 2007 and obtained permanent resident status in 2008. When he applied for a concealed carry permit, his application was denied because New Mexico only allows citizens to have the benefit of an armed defense by concealed carry.
According to SAF Executive Vice President and Founder Alan Gottlieb, the 2010 McDonald v. city of Chicago Supreme Court ruling incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment's "equal protection clause."
I recently spent over a week hunting hogs in East Texas in conjunction with the Wild Hog Roundup sponsored by Wulf Outdoors Sports of Center, Texas. Arriving from chilly Wisconsin, the 80-plus degree temperatures were a welcome change. But it took a couple days of hunting to realize the daytime heat was driving the hogs into the vegetation-choked creek bottoms. Night hunting was in order if I was going to bag a wild porker.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to hunt gobblers with Stoeger's new M3000, a 12-gauge semi-auto 3-inch gun built for turkey and waterfowl hunting. The gun works off the same inertia-driven system that Benelli utilizes -- Stoeger is owned by Benelli -- but comes at just a fraction of the price of a Super Black Eagle II.
The Washington D.C. City Council has lifted gun registration requirements that it defiantly imposed after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled its handgun ban was unconstitutional in 2008.
The council, on April 17, approved the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012, which decriminalized paperwork errors, eliminated vision tests, five-hour training courses, ballistic testing and ended bans on certain types of ammunition.
Essentially, the act makes registering a gun somewhat easier and less expensive by wiping away restrictions adopted after 2008's Supreme Court Heller v. D.C. ruling overturned the District’s 30-year handgun ban.