Category: Guns

Remembering the Pilot Who Shot Down an Enemy Aircraft with His M1911 Pistol

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This is the story of the only pilot to ever take down an enemy aircraft with an M1911 pistol. After Owen J. Baggett was born in 1920 in Graham, Texas, he would become another hardworking citizen and Hardin-Simmons University graduate, setting out to seek his fortune in the United States. Not long after the attack on

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GLOCK vs. Jeep: Testing the So-Called “Bulletproof” Features of the SUV


Even handguns will do a number against an unarmored vehicle. In this GLOCK vs. Jeep range scenario, this shooter takes a few pistols and fires rounds through the hatch back to see how far the ammo will penetrate. What happens will likely surprise you. Watch the video below: Very surprising penetration from Full Metal Jacket pistol

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Shine Some Holiday Red and Green With These Laser Sights and Grips


These laser sights and grips from Crimson Trace will light up your gift giving season. If you’re trying to give the gift of safety and security this holiday season, then firearm grips, sights, and lights would make for an affordable way to surprise any pistol owner. If you’ve used pistol laser sights, then you know

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The Economic Impact of the Hunting Industry: How It’s Helping and How It’s Hurting


How is the economic impact of hunting really helping or hurting some areas? Sportsmen and women use the argument all the time in defense of hunting: “Hunting activities can have a great economic impact on many areas.” But have you ever really stopped to think about what that meant? Hunting season is a big business in

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8 Best Stocking Stuffers for the Gun Lover Who Has Everything


Stuff the stocking of a gun lover with these items, and you’ll be gifting them the type of things they’ve always needed, but probably never realized. It’s tough to buy gear and accessories for gun enthusiasts, mainly because they can be particular about what they use for different purposes. Whether it’s range gear, maintenance supplies,

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Check Out the Energy Transfer in This Quartz Shotgun Shell


WATCH THE VIDEO NOW: oembed rumble video here Who’s ready to watch the craziest energy transfer in a shotgun shell? Time for another experimental ammo mind blow, courtesy of our Wide Open Spaces video contributor Taofledermaus. This time he’s concocted some slugs made with quartz, and show us what happens when you shoot them at a

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This Is What Actually Happens When Someone Is Shot at Point-Blank Range

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Getting shot would suck, but would getting shot at point-blank range would suck even more? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to get shot at point-blank range? If you’ve spent much time around guns, the thought has probably at least passed through your mind. If nothing else, hopefully you’ve thought in a safety sense

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