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.

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 …

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 …

Coyotes

86 Year Old WWII Vet Makes the 1000 Yard Hit

This retired sniper is about to make a shot that you wouldn’t believe without seeing it.<p>Veteran Ted Gundy served as a sniper in the U.S. Army during …

Battle of the Bulge

5 Self Defense Handguns for Women

<b>Not just for women but preferred by women</b><p>Want to know which handguns women choose when they’re looking for a self-defense weapon? According to NSSF …

Can you Cook Bacon on the Barrel of an AK47?

There are more than one way to cook bacon than in a skillet. Which brings us to many unique people that are gun hobbyist that likes to combine food …

Shooting a 1911 Pistol wrapped with Rubber Bands

1911 enthusiasts tend to feel strongly about their pistol. Will the Ruger SR1911 pass the rubber band test?<p>What is the rubber band test you …

Barrett .50 BMG

<b>A Brief Historical look at a Rifle that strikes Fear into the minds of the Adversary</b><p>The Barret .50 BMG Rifle was developed in the 1980’s by a man …

Galactic Gun Guy

<b>From early roles to recent stardom on screens big and small, Michael Rooker – today’s ultimate antihero – has become a favorite of directors, fans</b> …

How would you React after a Bullet Narrowly Missing your Head?

This is what happened to this Kurdish female sniper.<p>This insane video footage shows how truly badass one Kurdish lady sniper is.<br>Would you find it …

Islamic State (ISIS)

What is your style of Glock-Fu?

So in the concealed and open carry world most firearms schools teach the two common techniques while drawing and firing the pistol. That is, the …

Record Shattered Longest Sniper Kill

Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq and the distance is astronomical.<p>Movies and Hollywood have made snipers …

Best Weapons for SHTF

<b>When SHTF hits, these are the best weapons you could have in your possession!</b><p>Personal security and survival are key when SHTF. Whether it’s social …

Can you shoot a .410 Shotshells from a .45/70 Rifle?

Can the smaller .410 shotshell be used in a .45/70 rifle?<p>Is this true? What will happen if you do? Well, YouTuber The Emporium is taking on the …

Guns

Pig Rises from Dead Like a Zombie

<b>Before it gets put back to sleep with a shot</b><p>Sometimes these swine have a lot of fight in them. Or maybe it’s just the Zombie Aporkalypse?<p>There is a …

Zombies

Purple Pixie Power

<b>Five years ago, Aimee Williams was in search of a hobby. Today, she finds herself high on the Leader Boards of many Steel and Rimfire Challenge events</b><p>…

Guns

For under $10 you can break into the Best Gun Safes

When you spend lots of money on a gun safe, you’d imagine if it was theft proof.<br>I can’t even begin to count the number of different gun safe brands …

Mossberg 930 - Continuous Improvement

<b>The Mossberg 930 Pro Series Sporting joins an already successful line of auto-loading target shotguns from the popular manufacturer</b><p>Shotgun fit is a …

The Springfield XDe - Hammering Targets

<b>The Springfield Armory XDe 9mm combines a traditional trigger system with a polymer frame to offer a pistol that successfully melds old and new</b><p>While …

6 Military Weapons you won't believe are Real

The Internet and video games like “Call of Duty” often have us questioning what’s actually real when it comes to mind-boggling firearms and weapons. …

War

Top 5 Purse Pistols for Women

Currently, women are moving the needle and considered the fastest-growing segment in the shooting industry. In fact, in Michigan, there has been a …

Women's News

Tommy Gun - Automatic Stardom

Few firearms have earned the mystique that the Thompson submachine gun has enjoyed for nearly a century. The long association that the “Tommy Gun” …

U.S. Army

Dry Ice + a Shot of .50 BMG

Dry ice + a shot from a .50 BMG = mind blowing experience.<br>I have always heard the term dry ice, but quite frankly have no clue what it is made of, …

Food

Would you take your Friends Shooting?

So you’re the guy thats referred to as the “armorer” by all your friends because you have all the guns. But if all your friends ask you to take them …

Blackwater Founder Recommends 'Less, Lighter Ops'

<b>Afghanistan Approach</b><p>As the Trump administration debates its Afghanistan War approach, Blackwater founder and former Navy SEAL Erik Prince is …

War

Hard times for Robber

When good guys have guns, the bad guys are powerless.<br>In a shocking clip coming out of Brazil, an armed robber was stopped dead in his tracks when he …

Guns

Fantastic Running Shot

This hunter dropped a buck on the run with a quick shotgun blast.<br>Check out this footage of a hunter in Norfolk County, Ontario, shooting a 12-gauge …