• How many rounds is the average pistols breaking in period?

    Specifically looking at Rimfires.
    Specifically looking at Rimfires.
    8 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Hunting: Should I buy my 7 and a half year old son a BB Gun for Christmas?

    He likes to watch me hunt and his older siblings get hogs, but he’s not quite ready for ones quite that big yet.
    He likes to watch me hunt and his older siblings get hogs, but he’s not quite ready for ones quite that big yet.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Getting a gun for Christmas, never owned one before?

    Best answer: All modern guns from reputable manufacturers are safe when handled properly. I'd go so far as to say a revolver is even "safer" than a Glock. You're doing right by buying a gun you're comfortable shooting. I'd recommend taking an NRA basic pistol course. They will cover the basics of... show more
    Best answer: All modern guns from reputable manufacturers are safe when handled properly. I'd go so far as to say a revolver is even "safer" than a Glock. You're doing right by buying a gun you're comfortable shooting. I'd recommend taking an NRA basic pistol course. They will cover the basics of firearm safety, all different types of handgun operation, and get you familiar with how to safely handle and operate the gun. Once you're more educated and more comfortable, I'd follow up with honest and straightforward firearms education for your child(ren) too. The more they know, the safer they will be.

    As for storage, I'd recommend that you store it loaded. Loading a revolver, in the dark, under stress, while someone intends to do you harm simply won't work. That is a losing strategy 100% of the time. Consider buying a holster as well. Carry the gun, holstered, while you are home. Running to a safe, trying to unlock it, to get to a loaded gun while someone is in your home attempting to harm you is also a losing strategy 100% of the time.

    Finally, USE the gun...A LOT. Find a range, practice, practice, practice. The more you operate the firearm, the more it will become second nature to you.
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • What should I mix with ground deer meat?

    So I harvested my first deer the other day and this weekend I ll start grounding a bunch of meat. What should I mix with it? I ve heard of a lot of people mixing the deer with pork shoulder, beef fat, and 80/20 ground beef. Just wondering which is best. And what ratio of deer to other meat should I do? Thanks.
    So I harvested my first deer the other day and this weekend I ll start grounding a bunch of meat. What should I mix with it? I ve heard of a lot of people mixing the deer with pork shoulder, beef fat, and 80/20 ground beef. Just wondering which is best. And what ratio of deer to other meat should I do? Thanks.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Safest method to pay for gun?

    So I wanted to purchase a gun, custom-made, but it will take 5-6 months to arrive at the gun shop.
    So I wanted to purchase a gun, custom-made, but it will take 5-6 months to arrive at the gun shop.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Has looking cool replaced shooting a tight group at the shooting range?

    Best answer: Reminds of a trip to the public range right after the 4th of July earlier this year. Sitting there with a young man sighting in and going through safety and shooting techniques with him and his new bolt action rifle. A 30ish young man shows up in cammo pants, desert pattern long sleeve shirt, tactical boots and... show more
    Best answer: Reminds of a trip to the public range right after the 4th of July earlier this year. Sitting there with a young man sighting in and going through safety and shooting techniques with him and his new bolt action rifle. A 30ish young man shows up in cammo pants, desert pattern long sleeve shirt, tactical boots and webgear. Pulls out this DPMS AR platform that has every accessory that can be found on the Midway and CTD website, I didn't know that I needed a Eotech sight with a side mount laser, flashlight, green light and I think Yankee sights made the over sized ring on front.. So rambo next to us goes down at break, hangs these zombie targets and when the line is hot he's pouring lead downrange like a banzai charge is coming. After two more sets of breaks he pulls his targets and the only area NOT shot to heII is the very top about 2 inches big on the left side. Out of the 15 or 18 different 30 round magazines he had I would estimate he had maybe 45 rounds in a 4 inch center....
    So we're done and leaving and I ask rambo in the parking lot where he learned to shoot like that and he says he spent 3 years in the air force.... and no he didn't get honorably discharged but he sure as heII let me know about all of the security work he has done since. Yeah he looked the "cool" part on the range but I think he would have better luck hitting that target with buckshot....
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is the savings on a few firearm accessories at a gun show worth the $10 admission fee?

    Best answer: It's worth it to me to possibly stumble across something cool I wasn't even looking for. Or to test drive a new holster without having to buy it first. Or to see that many POLITE people all in one place.
    Best answer: It's worth it to me to possibly stumble across something cool I wasn't even looking for. Or to test drive a new holster without having to buy it first. Or to see that many POLITE people all in one place.
    15 answers · 5 days ago
  • Should I get a 7mm Mauser rifle or 8mm Mauser which is more powerful?

    Best answer: They both use the same case, so the potential for the two isn't much different. Many of the surplus Mausers chambered in 7x57 are "small ring" and not quite so strong an action as the 98, but that's not generally of huge importance, and none at all if you're staying with the original... show more
    Best answer: They both use the same case, so the potential for the two isn't much different.
    Many of the surplus Mausers chambered in 7x57 are "small ring" and not quite so strong an action as the 98, but that's not generally of huge importance, and none at all if you're staying with the original chambering.
    In the US, 8x57 JS cartridges are loaded to low pressures because of the fear that somebody will feed them into an 8x57J rifle. If you don't know the difference between the JS and the J, you're part of the reason! Putting a .323" bullet down a .318" barrel, though, can cause an overpressure. European 8x57 IS cartridges are roughly of equivalent power to 308 Winchester, though, and those loads can easily be duplicated by handloaders.
    I shoot fairly hot handloads of both in Remington 700 rifles. The larger bullet gives slightly more "thump," but the difference isn't much, and I use the 7 mm more often. Deer and hogs don't seem to notice the difference.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Beaufort Hunt folk?

    4 answers · 15 hours ago
  • What shotgun should I buy my 14 year old son for Christmas?

    Best answer: My 14 tear old grand-daughter shoots skeet with a 12 Ga. Double. There are such a variety of loads available for the 12 from very light to heavy, that there is not really much justification for either a smaller or larger bore.
    Best answer: My 14 tear old grand-daughter shoots skeet with a 12 Ga. Double. There are such a variety of loads available for the 12 from very light to heavy, that there is not really much justification for either a smaller or larger bore.
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • How are the sights on the Smith and Wesson MP 15 sport 2?

    I've tried to find an image of the sight picture but am unable to find one.
    I've tried to find an image of the sight picture but am unable to find one.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are Rifle Scopes Necessary?

    14 answers · 6 days ago
  • I would a youth bow be too small for me?

    Best answer: Yes. Youth bows are for youths. Adult bows are for adults. Search on Google and see if there is an archery shop in your town. If so, that should be your next step.
    Best answer: Yes. Youth bows are for youths. Adult bows are for adults. Search on Google and see if there is an archery shop in your town. If so, that should be your next step.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is a gun stock wrist?

    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I damage a pistol by trying to insert the magazine with the hammer ******?

    Best answer: Yahoo, in its infernal wisdom, blanked out the word c o c k e d, which is what I think you meant to ask. Insertion of the magazine should be with a bit of resistance as it locks into place, and no, you can't hurt the handgun by inserting a magazine into a gun with the slide forward and the hammer back. HOWEVER,... show more
    Best answer: Yahoo, in its infernal wisdom, blanked out the word c o c k e d, which is what I think you meant to ask. Insertion of the magazine should be with a bit of resistance as it locks into place, and no, you can't hurt the handgun by inserting a magazine into a gun with the slide forward and the hammer back. HOWEVER, you would do yourself a huge favor by yanking that slide backwards to insure your pistol is clear, and locking the slide in its rearward position. Once you've inserted the magazine, a simple tug on the slide and then letting it slam forward, with the muzzle in a safe direction, will properly feed your first round and place you in battery. If any of these terms confuse you, that's fine. Take a course in basic pistol proficiency, learn the safety rules, and never deviate from them. Good shooting!
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Airgun pellet.... can I use it for hunting rabbits?

    Best answer: For small game I always want 550+ FPS and a heavy pellet. Based on the information you provided, that gun should be perfectly fine as long as you hit the rabbit in lethal areas (head or chest)
    Best answer: For small game I always want 550+ FPS and a heavy pellet. Based on the information you provided, that gun should be perfectly fine as long as you hit the rabbit in lethal areas (head or chest)
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to tell how many bullets can fit into a gun magazine.?

    Best answer: It would tell us a lot if you told what firearm the magazines went to and what caliber ammunition it was chambered for. 6p199 is the CAGE code for CENTER INDUSTRIES CORPORATION who made USGI M16 magazines. Without seeing them or getting any other description, I am going to take an educated guess that they are 30... show more
    Best answer: It would tell us a lot if you told what firearm the magazines went to and what caliber ammunition it was chambered for.

    6p199 is the CAGE code for CENTER INDUSTRIES CORPORATION who made USGI M16 magazines. Without seeing them or getting any other description, I am going to take an educated guess that they are 30 round .556 magazines. However, I would caution you not to try to "test them" without knowing exactly what they are and what gun they go to.

    BTW: Since you are new to guns, you should be aware that magazines hold more than just the bullet. They hold "rounds" (or "cartridges") of ammunition. A "bullet" is just one component of a round. So your question should have been "How to tell how many rounds can fit into a gun magazine?"
    12 answers · 1 week ago