Every time you fire your gun, carbon, lead, copper and plastic—if shooting shotgun—residue are left in the barrel, chamber and action. Fouling built up over time can impact a gun’s reliability. A gunsmith told me his gun cleaning routine depends on the gun. After every use, he cleans his precision rifle. However, he rarely cleans his .22s. Copper build up inside a gun’s barrel can effect the bullets velocity by slowing it down. Further, barrel fouling also affects the barrel’s rifling. Shooting a dirty precision rifle can greatly effect the gun’s accuracy.
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Good news! Crime rates are lowering across the country. Despite that, the DOJ reports 99 percent of women will be a victim of crime in her lifetime. Carrying a gun doesn’t make you immune. A huge part of carrying a weapon is avoiding any situation in which you would be forced to use it. As an armed woman, situational awareness is your first line of defense. These six tips are some of the ways in how I go a step above basic situational to make sure I do not become a victim.
Not everyone has the ways or means to bug-out to a secluded location in the country when SHTF. Thousands who live in big city centers are prepping. Join the Shooter’s Log in a series on the basics of urban prepping. First up: water and long-term food storage…
What makes a good emergency kit, survival kit or bug-out bag? Well, that depends on who you ask. Some believe all you need is a knife, a firearm and some matches, while others pack almost everything but the kitchen sink. These seven Shooter’s Log readers reveal what they keep in case of emergencies. Do their lists match yours?
For a fast and convenient complete meal ready-to-eat, there is no comparison to a basic, made-for-civilian MRE. Made with quality ingredients, a case of MREs, which includes 12 full meals, is the perfect gift for the prepper, non-prepper, camper or hunter in your life. When bad weather knocks the power out you need food that does not require any of the utilities to prepare. In the case are 12 complete meals—more complete than freeze-dried or cans can give you.
Storage is always a concern for preppers. Stockpiling a six-month supply of food, water, batteries, and supplies is not an easy task. For those living in apartments and small urban spaces, storage is a problem. Some have found solutions by masking storage containers as furniture. Others have buried their cache. Either way, Cheaper Than Dirt! presents 10 storage solutions to keeping food, firearms, ammunition and water safe for when you need it most in The Shooter’s Log’s Essential Preppers Guide to Storage.
October 31 is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for many kids. Thoughts of all that candy, getting to stay out late, parties at school and a chance to be a superhero for a night are all innocent thoughts in a child’s mind. However, for adults we see the sinister side behind all the sugary treats and silly scares. Many states report higher crime rates on Halloween night.Are you planning to let the little ones trick-or-treat this year? If so, consider our safety tips compiled from various law enforcement agencies from around the country for a safe and fun Halloween night.
March 1-7 is NOAA’s National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. We are used to National Severe Weather Awareness Week, but the change in language reflects what NOAA, FEMA and Ready.gov plan for this year. They are encouraging all Americans to not only be knowledgeable about what weather events to expect in their area, but fully prepare for weather disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires and tornados. The Shooter’s Log has written plenty of articles to help prepare you for any natural disaster than could hit. This week, read these top eight severe weather preparedness posts and learn how to help your family weather the storms.
I don’t like it when people tell me what to do or what I should buy either, so I created a list of the top 12 smallest, best concealable semiautomatic handguns based on reader’s choice, rather than editor’s choice. Did your favorite make the list?
From the minute we were conceived, our mothers spend almost every minute of their days—and nights—worrying over and protecting us. Not only from grievous bodily harm, but also from the heartaches and hardships that life so viciously deals out. The mother who takes up arms to protect her children will stop at nothing to secure the future of her children and self.