Category: Guns

Origins of the 21-Gun Salute


21 Gun Salute

Wide Open Spaces salutes all our veterans and active military members, but do you know where gun salutes got their start? I always knew Grandpa was a veteran, and the knowledge always brought me a sense of pride, but it wasn’t until his funeral that I truly understood the significance of his sacrifice to our

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What You Need to Know About the Remington Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader

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The Remington Model 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader changed the muzzleloader hunting world forever when it first came on the scene a few years ago. Here’s why. Though many of the muzzleloaders typically used by hunters these days have really come a long way from those used by Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, most still can’t hold

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The Top 10 Most Popular Glock Pistols


These 10 pistols have become the go-to guns from the Glock lineup. The popular Glock name has become synonymous with quality, performance and reliability. There are growing numbers of Glock owners across the globe, especially among Americans, and for good reason. Here are ten of the most popular Glock handguns, chosen through a combination of sales, performance,

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Illinois Teenager Becomes First Woman to Win Overall National Trap Shooting Championship


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16-year-old Grace Marlen became the first female athlete in Scholastic Clay Target Program Nationals history to win HOA for American Trap Shooting at the national level. Shooting sports are one of our most revered pastimes–especially at the scholastic level–and there’s now a new trap shooting champ. Her name is Grace Marlen, a 16-year-old from Freeburg,

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Have You Ever Seen X-Acto Knives Shoot Out of a Shotgun?


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WATCH THE VIDEO NOW: oembed rumble video here Flying knives? That’s right, these guys shoot X-Acto knives out of a shotgun.  These guys took 12 X-Acto knives, wired them together, stuck them to the end of their shotgun round, and then let them fly. WARNING: Don’t try this at home. A 12-gauge shotgun doesn’t need any help

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What Happens When You Shoot Arrow-Tipped Shotgun Slugs?


WATCH THE VIDEO NOW: oembed rumble video here In this video, our contributor TAOFLEDERMAUS combines some shotgun slugs and target arrow points, and it’s pretty nuts. A few other variations of this weird slug is shot, too, but it was the arrow tips that really intrigued us. TAOFLEDERMAUS is doing what he does best: busting

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Have You Ever Heard of the ‘Shotgun Shell From Hell?’


WATCH THE VIDEO NOW: oembed rumble video here Who better to test fire a true “shotgun shell from hell” than TAOFLEDERMAUS? What started as an online joke turned into a real shooting range session with some gnarly ammo. Watch to see if they’re actually effective, and check out TAOFLEDERMAUS here on WideOpenSpaces.com or on his

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Nikon’s MONARCH M5 Riflescope Line: The New Flagship Hunting Optic


The new MONARCH M5 is Nikon’s flagship hunting riflescope line, and it’s a prime example of what a good optic can do. Do enough research, and you’re bound to encounter a lot of hype surrounding today’s newest riflescopes. It’s tough enough to sift through the pages and pages of options, and each seems to have

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Gun Review: The Savage Arms A17 HM2 Takes Varmint Guns to the Next Level


oembed rumble video here What makes a good varmint rifle? This Savage Arms A17 HM2 is a shining example. We got to check out the new Savage A17 HM2 rifle, a semi-automatic rimfire optimized for the 17 HMR Mach 2 caliber. The delayed blowback action, user adjustable (and Savage Arms exclusive) AccuTrigger, and 10-round rotary magazine just scratch the surface of the great features this gun has. We tested

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The Best Online Shooting Gear and Ammo Supplier You’ve Never Heard Of


You mean to say you’re a serious gun enthusiast, and you didn’t already know about this? If you make it 50 years in the shooting supply business, folks are going to know your name. You’re likely going to have a reputation as a straight-shooting company, and do a good job of earning and retaining customer

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