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Smith & Wesson lays off 180 temporary employees

Smith and Wesson has more than 1,700 full-time employees

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Smith & Wesson is the largest manufacturing employer in the City of Springfield.
Vice President of Investor Relations Elizabeth Sharp confirmed for us that the company laid off 180 temporary employees earlier this week.
Sharp told 22News all of those employees had worked at their Springfield headquarters.
As for the reason behind the layoffs, she said they had to “adjust their production levels” to meet business requirements. That would seem to indicate they are making and selling fewer firearms.
Sharp sent 22News a statement that reads, in part, “While this difficult decision unfortunately impacts our temporary personnel, it allows us to avoid employee layoffs.”
Smith and Wesson has more than 1,700 full-time employees according to their annual report.
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Beautiful Engraved Deluxe Winchester 1895 .405 Win.
Made in 1915

I am just awe struck by the beauty of the wood on this piece. Obviously this was made for somebody with very deep pockets!

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Bid on One of 13 Limited Edition Desert Eagles to Benefit the Foundation of Fallen Benghazi Hero Glen ‘Bub’ Doherty

Bid on One of 13 Limited Edition Desert Eagles to Benefit the Foundation of Fallen Benghazi Hero Glen ‘Bub’ Doherty

Bid on this limited edition Desert Eagle to benefit the Glen “Bub” Doherty Foundation.


Here’s your chance to participate in something truly special. Right now on GunsAmerica you can bid on one of 13 limited edition Desert Eagles to benefit the Glen “Bub” Doherty Foundation.
Glen, or as he was known by close friends and family “Bub,” Doherty was one of four Americans killed during the 2012 Benghazi attack. A former Navy SEAL sniper and combat medic, Doherty served in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the Global War on Terror.
The auction on GunsAmerica is part of a larger effort to support veterans spearheaded by Magnum Research, a subsidiary of Kahr Firearms Group and manufacturer of the iconic Desert Eagle, and author John “Tig” Tiegen.


Tiegen co-wrote the book,“13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi.” In keeping with the theme of the book, Magnum Research and Tiegen decided to auction off 13 limited edition “13 Hours” Desert Eagles.
All the proceeds from each gun are being donated to different veterans charities across the U.S. (See the complete list of charities below). The one up for auction on GunsAmerica is numbered “4 of 13.” We’re calling it Bub’s Desert Eagle because the money raised will go to his foundation.

This side of the grip shows the logo of the Beyond The Battlefield The Tiegen Foundation.

This side of the grip has the logo for the Glen Doherty Foundation.

Like the rest of the “13 Hours” Desert Eagles, Bub’s Desert Eagle is chambered in .50 AE, sports a Kryptek Typhon pattern and is engraved with Tiegen’s logo and signature.
The grip of the gun features a Beyond the Battlefield Logo on one side, which is Tiegen’s personal foundation, and the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation logo on the other side.
The auction is now live and runs until Veterans Day. Bub’s sister Kate specifically chose Veterans Day to honor Bub and every other hero who made the ultimate price serving our country.
To place a bid and to learn more about the gun, click here. Good luck and happy bidding.

The full set of the “13 Hours” Desert Eagles.

Beyond The Battlefield The Tiegen Foundation

Beyond the Battlefield The Tiegen Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization dedicated to Our Wounded Veterans.  Our mission is to provide support for Wounded Veterans as they face the many challenges encountered during their rehabilitation, reintegration and healing process.  Often when our veterans return from their tour of service, the tolls of war have been too great to bear alone.

Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation

The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation has been established to ease the transition from military life and work to that of a civilian by helping fund educational costs for Special Operation individuals and their children. We do this knowing Glen’s spirit will continue to touch us all.

The Charities Benefiting from the “13 Hours” Desert Eagles

Tyrone Woods Wrestling Foundation
The Journey Home Project
Wishes for Warriors 
Valor Clinic
The Reveille Project 
Halo For Freedom
Vacations For Warriors
Hunts for Healing
Salute Heroes 
American Military Family 
American Valor Foundation 

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I found this article about Revolver Myths

Top Five Revolver Myths

Editor’s Note: The following is a post by Mark Kakkuri, a nationally published freelance writer who covers guns and gear, 2nd Amendment issues and the outdoors. His writing and photography have appeared in many firearms-related publications, including the USCCA’s Concealed Carry Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @markkakkuri.
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Jon Hodoway does gel testing on a Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum.  Click here to read the article.

We love the Internet because it is chock full of useful information. But we also hate the Internet because it is chock full of misinformation.
As you know, information about firearms abounds on the Internet and while there are many very good websites with well-informed writers who do the gun community a great service, there are just as many who are not helpful at all. Whatever the reasons for myths about firearms starting and spreading, I hope to do my part to clear up some of that confusion even if just a little bit at a time. Today, I’m going to take a crack at some of the myths I’ve heard surrounding the use of a revolver. These aren’t the only myths, but they’re my top five.

1. Revolvers Never Jam

Well, using the word “never” might be the first clue that this statement is a myth. It would be more accurate to say revolvers rarely jam — as long as we are defining what is meant by “jam.” By design, a revolver’s operation is fairly simple, at least compared to an auto-loading, semi-automatic pistol. With a revolver, you squeeze the trigger, which rotates the cylinder, aligning a cartridge in front of the hammer and behind the barrel. And, just at the right time, bang. Usually, if a round doesn’t fire, you would just squeeze the trigger again, starting the whole operation over, in order to fire the next round. The typical “jam” that could happen with a revolver is that some sort of dirt or debris gets lodged between the cylinder and the frame, stopping the cylinder from rotating and therefore not allowing the trigger to go through its full cycle to fire. Again, no one should say this never happens. It has and it does. But it is very rare.

2. Revolvers Are Inaccurate

Usually, when people make this assertion, it is about a snub-nosed or shorter-barreled revolver. The logic goes like this: The shorter the barrel, the less accurate the gun. And while it is theoretically true that the more barrel you have interacting with a bullet, the more accurate you can be, it does not necessarily mean that a short-barreled gun is inaccurate. It might be less accurate than a longer barreled gun, but other factors that determine accuracy are at work, regardless of barrel length. The key to better accuracy is better muzzle control — keeping the muzzle pointed at your target while squeezing the trigger. If you want a good demonstration of this — following all the gun safety rules, please — put a laser aiming system on whatever gun you’re shooting and watch how much the laser jumps around your target as you’re pulling the trigger. Oh, and one more thing: Google “Jerry Miculek 200-yard snub-nosed revolver shot upside down.” Granted, he’s a pro, but shoot a revolver from a rest in order to eliminate as much muzzle movement as possible and you might be surprised at how accurate the gun actually is.

3. Revolvers Are Difficult to Shoot

Some revolvers, by design, require a bit more hand and finger strength in order to squeeze the trigger, which usually is a longer stroke than the one experienced on a semi-automatic pistol. That doesn’t mean revolvers are more difficult to shoot; in fact, after getting used to them, some say they’re easy to shoot. It just means that some guns, revolvers included, require hand strength and practice in order to master. Another factor that might contribute to revolvers seemingly being more difficult to shoot is that people might only experience small, lightweight revolvers shooting medium to big rounds. Here, basic physics works against them. Small guns shooting big rounds equals big recoil. And big recoil can be difficult and intimidating. And it can hurt. Again, practice and training are your friends. And, for the record, it is possible to train up to shooting .38 Special +p or .357 Magnum rounds out of a lightweight snub-nosed revolver and be able to do it well. And even enjoy it.

4. Revolvers Are Underpowered or Too Low-Capacity

The typical self-defense revolver is a snub-nosed .38 Special with a capacity of five rounds. Some people scoff at the caliber; .38 Special is “the bottom of the effective self-defense cartridges,” they say. Some people scoff at the capacity — “five to stay alive” just isn’t enough, especially when you can easily carry twice or three times that amount in one magazine of another kind of gun. But the most effective self-defense handgun is the one you shoot well and will actually carry. If that’s a five-shot revolver, even a five-shot revolver chambered in .22 LR, then so be it. Better to have five rounds of .22 LR you can shoot well than 15 rounds of 9mm you leave at home. Regardless of what you carry, make sure you carry a reload. For revolvers, this means carrying a speed strip, a speedloader or moon clips — anything that will speed up replacing the empty cartridges with fresh ones.

5. Revolvers Are Outdated or Ineffective

Revolvers might have an old-school stigma: They’re the guns of old-time detectives and Old West shootouts. But there are many manufacturers making revolvers today and we keep seeing new models released each year, and that’s because people want them and buy them for concealed carry. So, revolvers might be a long-standing, long-history kind of gun, but to say they’re outdated is completely inaccurate. And just because there are hundreds of very good semiautomatic pistols available today — guns that are smaller, lighter and offer higher capacities than revolvers — doesn’t mean revolvers are ineffective. The key with any gun is practice, practice, practice. And remember, the “best” gun is the gun you shoot well and actually carry with you. Some people don’t shoot revolvers well or don’t like the trigger. Some do! Different strokes for different folks!
What other revolver myths have you heard? Let us know in the comments below!
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All I know for a fact is that it’s very pretty & out of my price range!
Wilhelm Brenneke 98 Sporter 7x64mm caliber rifle. Rare pre-war commercial sporting rifle made in 1937. Case-colored receiver with light border engraving and scroll-engraved floorplate

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Smith & Wesson S&W Model 25-5 1955 .45 Target, Blue 8 3/8" 6-Shot DA Double Action Revolver, MFD 1980 .45 Colt

When you finally want to get really serious about upping your pistol skills for on or off the range. Then you might want to think very hard about getting one of these puppies!
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 25-5 1955 .45 Target, Blue 8 3/8
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 25-5 1955 .45 Target, Blue 8 3/8

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On what I think an AR-15 Should look Like!

AR-15 with wood furniture [880x750] - Imgur
AR Wood Furniture -
Laminate Wood Stocks AR-15
looks like the Service Rifle from Fallout New Vegas lol
Turnbull TAR-10 . 308.... Looks like somebody pack-a-punched this rifle; just needs a drum magazine and a red dot with a dollar sign reticle and you'd be ready for a zombie apocalypse.
And no I am not kidding about this!

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From left to right 7×64mm7.92×57mm Mauser.243 Winchester and .222 Remington
Type Rifle
Place of origin  Germany
Service history
In service Never issued
Production history
Designer Wilhelm Brenneke
Designed 1917
Produced 1917 – present
Variants 7×65mmR (rimmed)
Parent case 8×64mm S
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter 7.24 mm (0.285 in)
Neck diameter 7.95 mm (0.313 in)
Shoulder diameter 10.80 mm (0.425 in)
Base diameter 11.85 mm (0.467 in)
Rim diameter 11.95 mm (0.470 in)
Rim thickness 1.30 mm (0.051 in)
Case length 64.00 mm (2.520 in)
Overall length 84.00 mm (3.307 in)
Case capacity 4.48 cm3 (69.1 gr H2O)
Rifling twist 220 mm (1-8.66″)
Primer type Large rifle
Maximum pressure (C.I.P.) 415.00 MPa (60,191 psi)
Maximum pressure (SAAMI) 379.21 MPa (55,000 psi)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
9.1 g (140 gr) SP 914 m/s (3,000 ft/s) 3,810 J (2,810 ft·lbf)
10.0 g (154 gr) SP 880 m/s (2,900 ft/s) 3,901 J (2,877 ft·lbf)
11.3 g (174 gr) SP 820 m/s (2,700 ft/s) 3,841 J (2,833 ft·lbf)
11.2 g (173 gr) RWS HMK 867 m/s (2,840 ft/s) 4,209 J (3,104 ft·lbf)
Source(s): “Cartridges of the World” [1][2]

The 7×64mm (also unofficially known as the 7×64mm Brenneke, though its designer’s name officially never was added as a part of this cartridge name) is a rimless bottlenecked centerfire cartridgedeveloped for hunting.
As is customary in European cartridges the 7 denotes the 7 mm bullet caliber and the 64 denotes the 64 mm (2.5 in) case length.
The 7×64mm is a popular hunting cartridge in Central Europe and can, due to its 11.95 mm (0.470 in) case head diameter and 84 mm (3.3 in) overall length, easily be chambered in Mauser 98 bolt action rifles that were then standard issue in the German military.


At the start of the 20th century the famous German gun and ammunition designer Wilhelm Brenneke (1865–1951) was experimenting with the engineering concept of lengthening and other dimensional changes regarding standard cartridge cases like the M/88 cartridge case.
Then used by the German military in their Mauser Gewehr 98 rifles, to obtain extra muzzle velocity.
In 1912 Brenneke designed the commercially at the time rather unsuccessful 8×64mm S cartridge (again in production since 2001).
It was intended as a ballistic upgrade option for the Mauser Gewehr 98 rifles that were then standard issue in the German military.
The German military chose however to stick to their 8×57mm IS rifle cartridge. Avoiding rechambering their service rifles for a cartridge that due to its more favourable bore area to case volume ratio ballistically. That would outperform the .30-06 Springfield cartridge of the United States Army.
Brenneke’s engineering concept to enlarge exterior cartridge case dimensions like overall length and slightly larger case head diameter compared to the German 8×57mm IS military cartridge case.
Coupled to an increase in maximum pressure to create new for those days very powerful cartridges was essentially sound and he persisted in the development of new cartridges along this line.
In 1917 Brenneke necked down his 8×64mm S design of 1912 to 7mm calibre and introduced it as 7×64mm and achieved a major commercial success.
The 7×64mm offered, compared to the 7×57mm Mauser, about 10 to 12% extra muzzle velocity. This results in a flatter trajectory and better performance at longer range.
In the years between World War I and World War II the 7×64mm was often regarded by German hunters as a “miracle cartridge” and dozens of different factory loads were available on the German market.
It was that highly regarded the Nazi German Wehrmacht (Army) during the 1930s even considered replacing the 8×57mm IS in favour for the 7×64mm for their snipers.
The Wehrmacht decided — just like the German army in 1912 — to stick to the 8×57mm IS cartridge for their Mauser Karabiner 98k to keep things as simple as possible in their logistical chain.
Beside the 7×64mm rifle cartridge Brenneke also designed a rimmed version for break action rifles such as double rifles and combination rifles as well as for single shot rifles in 1917. The rimmed 7×65mmR variant of the cartridge was also immediately a commercial success.
In countries where military service cartridges are banned for civil ownership (like previously France), the 7×64 Brennecke is a successful cartridge for hunting and marksmanship.

Cartridge dimensions[edit]

The 7×64mm has 4.48 ml (69 grains H2O) cartridge case capacity.
A sign of the era in which the 7×64mm was developed are the gently sloped shoulders. The exterior shape of the case was designed to promote reliable case feeding and extraction in bolt-action rifles, under extreme conditions.
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7x64mm maximum C.I.P. cartridge dimensions. All sizes in millimeters (mm).
Americans would define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 ≈ 20.42 degrees.
The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 220 mm (1 in 8.66 in), 4 grooves, Ø lands = 6.98 mm, Ø grooves = 7.24 mm, land width = 3.70 mm and the primer type is large rifle or large rifle magnum depending on the load.
According to the official C.I.P. (Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Épreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives) rulings the 7×64mm Mauser can handle up to 415.00 MPa (60,191 psi) Pmax piezo pressure.
In C.I.P. regulated countries every rifle cartridge combo has to be proofed at 125% of this maximum C.I.P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers.
This means that 7×64mm Mauser chambered arms in C.I.P. regulated countries are currently (2014) proof tested at 519.00 MPa (75,275 psi) PE piezo pressure.[3]
The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure (MAP) for this cartridge is 55,000 psi (379.21 MPa) piezo pressure.[4]
The American .280 Remington cartridge is probably the closest ballistic twin of the 7×64mm.
When compared to the 7×64mm, the .280 Remington has a slightly lower maximum allowed chamber pressure and as an American 7mm cartridge has a slightly smaller groove diameter.
European 7mm cartridges all have 7.24 mm (0.285 in) grooves Ø diameter.[5] American 7mm cartridges have 7.21 mm (0.284 in) grooves Ø.

Contemporary use[edit]

As noted, the 7×64mm is one of the favorite rifle cartridges in Central Europe and is offered as a chambering option in every major European hunting rifle manufacturer’s products palette.
The versatility of the 7×64mm for hunting all kinds of European game and the availability of numerous factory loads all attribute to the 7×64mm chambering popularity.[6]
Loaded with short light bullets it can be used on small European game like fox and geese or medium game such as roe deer and chamois. Loaded with long heavy bullets it can be used on big European game like boarred deermoose and brown bear.
The 7×64mm offers very good penetrating ability due to a fast twist rate that enables it to fire long, heavy bullets with a high sectional density.
The 7×64mm rimmed sister cartridge, the 7×65mmR, is also very popular in Central Europe for the same reasons as the 7×64mm.
The former legal banning of (ex) military service cartridges like the .308 Winchester7×57mm Mauser8×57mm I, 8×57mm IS and the .30-06 Springfield in countries like France and Belgium also promoted acceptance and use of the 7×64mm and the 7×65mmR.