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.

So it Begins: Sig Sauer P320 Voluntary Upgrade Program

Yes, Sig Sauer will replace every P320 trigger, sear, and striker assembly in the wild. In addition, every slide and frame in every caliber must be …

Microsoft

LifeCard .22LR has Everyone Talking about

This credit-card sized, single-shot .22 has definitely turned heads because of its discreet size and obvious concealability.<p>Trailblazer Firearms …

Guns

Elephant Gun Knock's Pro Shooter Over

Watch as this brand new .416 Rigby elephant gun knocks down professional shooter Ron Spomer in this funny and embarrassing video.<p>Ron Spomer filmed …

Guns

Winchester Malfunction Recall - Do you remember?

Gun safety needs to be practiced at all times while around guns and this shotgun malfunction shows why.<p>Shooting accidents are one of the worst things …

Guns

10 Shotgun Trick Shots to be Amazed

Thinking of touching up your shotgun shooting skills before fall? Do you need some motivation or inspiration? Have a look at these Youtube sensations …

Self Defense

Inexpensive AR-15 Meltdown

<b>Another jaw-dropping meltdown video, this time of an entry-level AR-15 upper receiver.</b><p>The guys over at IraqVeteran8888 have, hands down, one of the …

Guns

10 Vintage Gun Ads that would be Banned in 2017

Gun ads have changed with the times.<br>Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just …

Guns

.40 Caliber LEGO Glock

This picture of the day LEGO .40 caliber Glock has been floating around the internet so we’re going to take a shot at it. <br>Grabbed some .40 S&W brass …

Lego

Rufus is D One - Bean Shooter

Rufus Hessey is D Man with the sling shot back in the day. He’s also known as the “<i>D One – Bean Shooter</i>“, which translates to modern day “bad ass” …

Self Defense

9mm Kalashnikov – The Chiappa AK-9 Pistol

The Chiappa AK-9 (or PAK-9) 9mm AK-based pistol is not a new announcement, but at $425 MSRP on the market, it certainly deserves a look at.<p>One of the …

Guns

US Army to replace M4 Carbine with 7.62mm Rifle

<b>Interim Combat Service Rifle Solicitation Released by US Army</b><br>The US Army has released a statement for a new 7.62mm infantry rifle to replace the M4. …

U.S. Army

Suppressed M249 Meltdown Test

So how many rounds can be fired continuously through a 5.56mm suppressor? Instead of using an AR why not use an M249 Light machine gun to quickly see …

Guns

The Forgotten Tokarev: The Soviet SVT-40

Initially losing to Simonov’s AVS36, Tokarev’s design was later retried and adopted as the SVT 38, later becoming the SVT 40 after the Finnish Winter …

World War II

Is it possible for a bullet to go off in your pocket?

That is exactly what’s said to have happened in this shocking video.<br>This video, shared on Facebook by Caliber Cache, has ignited some serious debate. …

Self Defense

AK-47 Underwater at 27,450 FPS

In the past we have written about awesome firearms that were used underwater by the elite military Special Forces.<p>But good thing many of us Joe …

Guns

10 1911 Memes that'll have you screaming 'Merica!

What’s really more American than John Browning’s iconic 1911 pistol?<p>The 1911 has served our country and citizens for over a century and keeps on …

Chuck Norris

Aeroknox 1911 Slide - AX // 01

Aeroknox has released a new 1911 slide which they call AX // 01. The slide is not available to the public yet, its on Aeroknox website with a “coming …

Guns

Prototype for Glock19 coming in the Fall

So this is going to be big.<br>Full Conceal M3 prototype- 26 rounds of 9mm in a folding G19. Coming in the fall for around $1200.<p>Here’s what they’re …

Prototypes

Stipple Your Pistol

Ever Wish You Had More Grip on Your Plastic Fantastic Pistol?<br>Don’t Fumble When Sweaty or in the Rain Stippling can be done Professionally at Home …

Reddit

Do you Carry a Folding Knife?

Most of us carry folding knives for every day carry (EDC), a question was asked. How good are they for defensive use?<p>Michael Janich of Martial Blade …

Knives

Find the Sniper before its too Late

We’ve got a little test for you. Can you find the sniper in the video before he gets a shot off at you?<p>We’ve found a good test for you today. The …

Hunting

6 Longest Sniper Shots in History

All but one of the top six longest sniper shots in history have taken place in this century. Check out the six longest sniper shots of all time.<p>All …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Glock and Beretta dropped the ball on the XM17 project

Word (from The Firearm Blog) has it that Glocks cannot get over losing the XM17 Modular Handgun System contract to Sig Sauer.<p>More rumors are getting …

Guns

Glass Shotgun Slugs are Devastating

YouTube channel TAOFLEDERMAUS encourages its viewers to send in handmade ammunition to practice shooting with.<p>In one of their videos, one viewer …

Cool Stuff

Can you defeat Steel Armor at the campfire?

Steel armor is an amazing way to stop a bullet, should you need to, but will it be as effective after it’s been heated to campfire temperatures?<p>Steel …

Fast & Furious Michele Rodriquez shoots like a Boss

This gun range is like a walk in the park for the Fast & Furious star Michele Rodriquez.<p>There’s something to be said for an actor who trains with …

Movies

10 Vintage Revolvers to bring you back to the Spaghetti Western Days

Here are 10 drool-worthy photos showing old “spaghetti” western revolvers as still-life works of art.<br>There are a ton of great vintage revolver photos …

AR-15 Memes to Drive Anti-Gunners Crazy

Love them or hate them, AR-15-style rifles are here to stay.<br>Many praises and curses have been formed into memes for the famous AR-15. Check out these …

Watch this Incredible Coyote shot with a 9mm Tracer

When this coyote came into the call, he was expecting an easy meal. Instead he got a 9mm tracer to the head.<p>After missing an easy shot at a standing …

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