American Shooting Journal

By American Shooting Journal | The American Shooting Journal is dedicated to bringing the best in content and industry focus to America's shooting sports enthusiasts. Our passion comes from the people; the protectors, the competitors, the hunters, the safety conscious and most of all anyone who is dedicated to the industry, who they are and what drives their interests. Every issue is filled with today's great stories, training and tactical advice, gun and gear reviews and historical highlights. There is something for everyone.

Is this .25 ACP Mouse Gun enough for Personal Defense?

These days most concealed carriers refer to smaller handguns less than a .45 caliber as “mouse guns.” We’re talking about the Browning .25 ACP.<br>Yes, …

Guns

Remington 870 DM Shotgun

Remington finally just went and did it, they implemented the “DM” into their 870 model shotgun, that is the “detachable magazine”. It was coming …

Due

See How an age-old Mauser 98K Works via Animation

The Karabiner 98 kurz is a simple bolt-action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge that was adopted on 21 June 1935 as the standard …

Anime

See the Guts of a Browning A5 Shotgun

The Browning Automatic 5, most often Auto-5 or simply A-5, is a recoil-operated semi-automatic shotgun designed by John Browning. It was the first …

Hunting

Boxer vs Wrestler

Taking a break from gun stuff, lets talk about pugilist sports.<br>Before UFC and MMA was conceived the debate of a boxer vs a wrestler have been talked …

Boxing

Miniature 1911 Gun that actually shoots a .22 Bullet

Yes, it actually shoots a real .22 bullet!<br>Unfortunately, its a one shot deal then you have to reload. The ejection of the brass actually works. …

Guns

Glock 18C Machine Pistol

Here’s an inside look at the Glock 18C which was designed for the Austrian Counter-Terrorist Unit (EAO Cobra). This 18C series means its compensated …

Due

Have you seen this World's Largest Revolver?

Have you seen this World’s Largest Revolver?<p>Are you into big revolvers?, I’m not talking about your .357 Python or .44 Magnum. I’m talking really …

Due

The M30 Luftwaffe Drilling Survival Weapon

The M30 Luftwaffe drilling (“triple”) was a survival weapon issued to Luftwaffe pilots during World War II. It was intended to be used in the event …

European History

What's your Caliber for Concealed Carry?

Caliber debate has been going on for every kind of guns even for the concealed carrier. Many gun smarts utilize ballistics reports and mini-science. …

Guns

Old School Rifles that are Still a Favorite for Hunters

Guns are much more than guns to die-hard hunting folks. Sometimes they help define the love of a family as grandfather passes their guns from one …

Hunting

Full Concealed M3 Folding Glock

Could this be breaking news for the M3 Folding Glock? Have you seen this? In its folded configuration for concealment carry its no larger than a cell …

Guns

Holiday Shopping PickPocket Prevention Awareness

With the holiday shopping at hand, you might want watch out for devious ones out there to boldly pick pocket you from your hard earned money.<br>Even …

Due

Gun Theatricals that aren't True

Who doesn’t love a good action movie? From John Woo to the Wachowskis, Hollywood has delivered some of the best gun action the world has ever seen. …

Guns

President Teddy Roosevelt Loved his Suppressed Rifles

If you didn’t know, the late President Teddy Roosevelt really loved his guns for shooting, hunting and battle. He was obviously an avid user and …

Theodore Roosevelt

Hunter survives a Close Encounter with a Mountain Lion within 5 Yards

Hunters usually hate it when they become the hunted.<br>This is what happened to Dylan Ross from Colorado. Most of the time mountain lions are like the …

Wildlife

Doesn't everyone think like this?

How different are we in the ways we think when comparing us fun loving gun concealed carrying guys to our counterparts/our loved ones. There have …

Sociology

Subsonic .22LR Bullet puts down Wild Hog

Putting down an aggressive hog (400 lbs) doesn’t require a heavy caliber rifle. Check out Youtuber Jim Thomas as he displays excellent markmanship …

Hunting

Awesome Power of an A-10 Warthog destroys Taliban

The A-10 Warthog have served the military a long time by providing close air support for our ground troops with great precisions. The following wild …

Military

Cool Sneaky Weapons

<b>Horton HO 299 “Bat”</b><br>It’s hard to believe, but this incredibly modern-looking stealth aircraft was captured by the Allies from Germany after WWII. …

Osama Bin Laden

Bear Commences Poop Campaign on Hunter

These guys from Moxie Gore Guide Service (Maine, US) came upon a bear up in a tree.<br>Probably the first thing is if you weren’t hunting bear then stay …

Nature

Did George Washington have Commandos?

<b>During the American Revolution George Washington didn’t have any Tier-1 Spec Ops, but he made the most of what he had</b><br>When we think of modern day …

War

Remembering the Battle of Dak To

<b>Fifty years ago this month, the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) fought in close quarters and uphill through deep foliage to take Hill 875 in what</b> …

Military History

4 Dumbest Self-Defense Gadgets that will have Muggers Die from Laughter

<b>The Self-Defense Memo Pad</b>– Patent #5,823,572<br>This may be the Kubotan on the cheap, used as an impact weapon to thwart off the bad guy. One look at …

Self Defense

Ugliest Guns of the Past

<b>FP-45 Liberator</b><br>The FP-45 Liberator is a pistol manufactured by the United States military during World War II for use by resistance forces in …

Guns

The Worst Guns of the Past

<b>Cochran Turret Revolver</b><br>With the advent of the Colt Revolver in the early 1830s, a number of gun manufacturers tried to develop their own versions of …

Cross Fire Rescue?

There are many “what would you do?” scenario in law enforcement. In this video not sure if this is a training exercise or a real world life …

What is a good Maximum Effective Range for a Home Defense Shotgun?

There are many information compile on the internet about the maximum range of slugs and buckshots. The information are based on mathematical data as …

Are Lever Guns for Cowboys of the Past?

There was a time when we all thought repeaters were “out,” at least as far as hunting was concerned. Lever guns are for nostalgic geeks, …