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Some sage advice for women taking up shotgun sports
By Irwin Greenstein
In January, the president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation discussed the findings of a new report, "Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation." More than half of the female participants in the survey said they intended to purchase at least one firearm during the next 12 months. With that in mind, women new to the shotgun sports should be aware of some challenges and nuances when purchasing a shotgun and learning to use it.
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The speed limit science of action shooting
Imagine driving on a race track, where the only speed limit is the one you set, and the objective is to get around the track as quickly as possible. You set your own speed limits for a particular type of turn based on your own and capabilities and those of your car. The fastest way around the track means not leaving anything on the table, pushing as hard as you can without overdriving your car. The same rules apply to your shooting. You determine how hard to push from 0-100 percent each time you address sections of a course of fire. After you master your shooting fundamentals, the science of determining, and then maximizing your personal speed limit is where real speed in action-shooting comes from.
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The new Umarex Octane pellet rifle shoots .22 caliber pellets at rimfire speeds with the ReAxis gas piston. These air rifles use the SilencAir system to reduce muzzle noise. Rimfire costs 4x as much as pellets and rimfire availability is still problematic.

See if the Octane is right for you.

The disconnect between crime rates and support for gun rights
The Wall Street Journal
Over the past 25 years or so, there has been a divergence between American perceptions about crime and actual crime rates. Those who worried about crime had favored stricter gun control; now, they tend to desire keeping the laws as they are or loosening gun control.
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German defense minister: Widely used rifle has no future
The Associated Press via ABC News
A widely used assault rifle has "no future" with the German military in its current form, Germany's defense minister said, escalating a dispute over the weapon's alleged shortcomings. Ursula von der Leyen said last month that a study showed the G36 rifle has a "precision problem, particularly at high temperatures." Manufacturer Heckler & Koch has questioned those conclusions, complained about a lack of consultation and accused the government of damaging its reputation.
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How to prevent your AR-15 rifle from overheating
Stag Arms
Before you start getting too worried about your AR-15 rifle overheating, know that AR-15s are expected to heat up through regular use. As long as the barrel isn't turning red and drooping down like in a cartoon, your rifle is probably fine (as long as the issue is not that you're abusing your rifle). The original M16s were designed as select fire infantry weapons for short full automatic firing and not to replace heavier machine guns.
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Building an affordable survival rifle
American Rifleman
Emergency preparedness kits come in all shapes and sizes these days. From the pocketable homemade kits tucked into empty Altoids tins to professionally packed 72-hour supply sets, there's something for everyone. There is one idea that's been floating around the Internet discussion forums for a while now that piqued my interest. It involves repurposing a youth single-shot .22 rimfire bolt-action for wilderness survival. Building a survival rifle is a project with merit for several reasons.
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SilencerCo challenges the assumption that firearms must be loud. By investing in innovation, customer service, organic manufacturing, advocacy and education, we are now the market leader in sound suppressors, muzzle devices and related products. SilencerCo aims to make firearms hearing safe for all hunting and shooting applications, pledging to disrupt nothing but the status quo.

The ZH-29 selfloading rifle: A forgotten turning point
The Firearm Blog
The Czech Republic has always been a nation that hits above its weight in the small arms field. Despite being a relatively small country with a somewhat checkered history, it has consistently put out high quality, innovative firearms that compete very well with those offered by much larger and older nations. For having risen from the ashes of the shattered Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Czechs have done quite well. In fact, they can lay claim to one design in particular that, while obscure, is arguably the most historically significant Czech rifle, the ZH-29.
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Nesika's tactical rifle provides extreme accuracy
South Dakota-based manufacturer Nesika gives shooters three options to choose from and that's it. The reasoning here goes back to that age-old adage of "quality over quantity." Among the trio of rifles from Nesika is the Tactical Rifle. Nesika equipped the Tactical Rifle with a stainless tactical action, a receiver made from 15-5 stainless and a one-piece bolt from 4340 CM Steel.
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