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Do You Have A Sticky Wicket?

Advice for the Shooter GOOEY STOCK & FOREND STICKY STOCK ON SHOTGUN

Do You Have A Sticky Wicket?

Have you ever had a "sticky wicket"? Okay, after you have looked to see exactly what a wicket is, you may say "no". However, if you are the owner of one of those guns that had a nice rubbery, easy to grip stock* when it was new, that has turned into a gooey attractant for any and all things, you may feel that have a sticky wicket. This gooey mess is not limited to gun stocks. I have at least one camera and one spotting scope that have the same problem and years ago, had a slip-on recoil pad that...

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Preventing Thefts of Firearms from Vehicles, a New NSSF Brochure

Advice for the Shooter FIREARMS IN VEHICLES PREVENTING THEFT

Preventing Thefts of Firearms from Vehicles, a New NSSF Brochure

NEWTOWN, Conn. — In response to the rising number of gun thefts from vehicles, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has produced a brochure designed to remind gun owners to take precautions if they must leave a firearm in their car or truck for any period of time. The "Firearms Safety in Vehicles" brochure joins NSSF's lineup of educational materials reminding gun owners that it's their responsibility to keep their firearms out of the wrong hands. The brochure emphasizes this key safety rule: "Your firearm must be under your control at all times; when it's not, it should be placed in...

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What to Do with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

Advice for the Shooter Firearms & Ammo Damaged By Water

What to Do with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Firearms owners who have seen their guns and stored ammunition submerged by flood waters in storm-wracked areas are probably wondering if their firearms and ammunition can be salvaged and safely used. The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute® (SAAMI®) and National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) point to two helpful documents containing guidelines to assist gun owners in making sound decisions related to safely handling and treating or disposing of these items, emphasizing to always err on the side of caution and safety. SAAMI, founded in 1926, is an organization that creates and publishes industry standards on firearms...

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Muzzle Velocity of Shotgun Shells

Advice for the Shooter Muzzle Velocity Muzzle Velocity of Shtogun Shells Shotgun Shells

Muzzle Velocity of Shotgun Shells

What is the muzzle velocity of that shell? That question, of something very much like it, is raised quite often on Internet forums. Invariably, someone will respond about chronograph testing of one load or another and then a discussion will ensue and sometimes those discussions become a bit heated.   Exactly how are shells tested for muzzle velocity and what industry standards are used? To set the stage just a bit, it must be understood that there must always be standards or baselines for any evaluation. Without those standards or baselines, there would be no way to scientifically compare anything....

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World Shooting & Recreation Complex - How Did It Go So Wrong

Advice for the Shooter

World Shooting & Recreation Complex - How Did It Go So Wrong

"The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 received a letter from Illinois Department of Central Management Services, dated Jan. 11, stating that union workers will receive layoff notices in the near future. The letter, addressed to Roberta Lynch, AFSCME’s executive director, states, "Due to the recent court decision, we are now implementing the Sept. 2015 layoff. The proposed effective date of the layoff is at the close of business on Jan. 31, 2017." The layoffs will affect the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Department of Commerce and Economic...

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