• Getting a gun for Christmas, never owned one before?

    I’m a single mom and My Dad is purchasing a relvover for me for Christmas. I tried some of his other pistols and such at a gun range and couldn’t get the hang of operating them. The revolver was the only one I felt comfortable with. He is also buying me a fingerprint gun safe which makes me feel extra comfortable... show more
    I’m a single mom and My Dad is purchasing a relvover for me for Christmas. I tried some of his other pistols and such at a gun range and couldn’t get the hang of operating them. The revolver was the only one I felt comfortable with. He is also buying me a fingerprint gun safe which makes me feel extra comfortable with the whole thing. I’m not against guns or anything but I never wanted to own one because they always scared me some. I’m am worried that because the revolver on its own is not as safe as a glock or something similar. But my question is should I have him exchange the revolver for another one(he already purchased) ? Or keep the revolver in the safe unloaded? What is the safest way to do this and still be able to use the gun with no problems.No matter what gun it will stay in the safe! Thank you for the help in advance
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I get a 7mm Mauser rifle or 8mm Mauser which is more powerful?

    Best answer: They both use the same case, so the potential for the two isn't much different. Many of the surplus Mausers chambered in 7x57 are "small ring" and not quite so strong an action as the 98, but that's not generally of huge importance, and none at all if you're staying with the original... show more
    Best answer: They both use the same case, so the potential for the two isn't much different.
    Many of the surplus Mausers chambered in 7x57 are "small ring" and not quite so strong an action as the 98, but that's not generally of huge importance, and none at all if you're staying with the original chambering.
    In the US, 8x57 JS cartridges are loaded to low pressures because of the fear that somebody will feed them into an 8x57J rifle. If you don't know the difference between the JS and the J, you're part of the reason! Putting a .323" bullet down a .318" barrel, though, can cause an overpressure. European 8x57 IS cartridges are roughly of equivalent power to 308 Winchester, though, and those loads can easily be duplicated by handloaders.
    I shoot fairly hot handloads of both in Remington 700 rifles. The larger bullet gives slightly more "thump," but the difference isn't much, and I use the 7 mm more often. Deer and hogs don't seem to notice the difference.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is the savings on a few firearm accessories at a gun show worth the $10 admission fee?

    Best answer: It's worth it to me to possibly stumble across something cool I wasn't even looking for. Or to test drive a new holster without having to buy it first. Or to see that many POLITE people all in one place.
    Best answer: It's worth it to me to possibly stumble across something cool I wasn't even looking for. Or to test drive a new holster without having to buy it first. Or to see that many POLITE people all in one place.
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Has looking cool replaced shooting a tight group at the shooting range?

    Best answer: Reminds of a trip to the public range right after the 4th of July earlier this year. Sitting there with a young man sighting in and going through safety and shooting techniques with him and his new bolt action rifle. A 30ish young man shows up in cammo pants, desert pattern long sleeve shirt, tactical boots and... show more
    Best answer: Reminds of a trip to the public range right after the 4th of July earlier this year. Sitting there with a young man sighting in and going through safety and shooting techniques with him and his new bolt action rifle. A 30ish young man shows up in cammo pants, desert pattern long sleeve shirt, tactical boots and webgear. Pulls out this DPMS AR platform that has every accessory that can be found on the Midway and CTD website, I didn't know that I needed a Eotech sight with a side mount laser, flashlight, green light and I think Yankee sights made the over sized ring on front.. So rambo next to us goes down at break, hangs these zombie targets and when the line is hot he's pouring lead downrange like a banzai charge is coming. After two more sets of breaks he pulls his targets and the only area NOT shot to heII is the very top about 2 inches big on the left side. Out of the 15 or 18 different 30 round magazines he had I would estimate he had maybe 45 rounds in a 4 inch center....
    So we're done and leaving and I ask rambo in the parking lot where he learned to shoot like that and he says he spent 3 years in the air force.... and no he didn't get honorably discharged but he sure as heII let me know about all of the security work he has done since. Yeah he looked the "cool" part on the range but I think he would have better luck hitting that target with buckshot....
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What shotgun should I buy my 14 year old son for Christmas?

    He uses his older brother and sisters one sometimes to get hogs and other things like that, but I wanna get him his own.
    He uses his older brother and sisters one sometimes to get hogs and other things like that, but I wanna get him his own.
    15 answers · 5 days ago
  • What should I mix with ground deer meat?

    So I harvested my first deer the other day and this weekend I ll start grounding a bunch of meat. What should I mix with it? I ve heard of a lot of people mixing the deer with pork shoulder, beef fat, and 80/20 ground beef. Just wondering which is best. And what ratio of deer to other meat should I do? Thanks.
    So I harvested my first deer the other day and this weekend I ll start grounding a bunch of meat. What should I mix with it? I ve heard of a lot of people mixing the deer with pork shoulder, beef fat, and 80/20 ground beef. Just wondering which is best. And what ratio of deer to other meat should I do? Thanks.
    5 answers · 3 hours ago
  • Are Rifle Scopes Necessary?

    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • Safest method to pay for gun?

    So I wanted to purchase a gun, custom-made, but it will take 5-6 months to arrive at the gun shop.
    So I wanted to purchase a gun, custom-made, but it will take 5-6 months to arrive at the gun shop.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Airgun pellet.... can I use it for hunting rabbits?

    I got these two: JSB exact 8,4grain RWS Superdome 8,4grain I have a benjamin 397 multipump and I pump 4 to 5 times (getting around 600 fps with the chrony). Can I use those pellet for hunting rabbits?
    I got these two: JSB exact 8,4grain RWS Superdome 8,4grain I have a benjamin 397 multipump and I pump 4 to 5 times (getting around 600 fps with the chrony). Can I use those pellet for hunting rabbits?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to tell how many bullets can fit into a gun magazine.?

    Im new to guns. I have a bunch of mags but dont know how many bullets they can hold or bullets to test them. They have the model number 6P199 with 0/2 /10 net to them nothing else
    Im new to guns. I have a bunch of mags but dont know how many bullets they can hold or bullets to test them. They have the model number 6P199 with 0/2 /10 net to them nothing else
    12 answers · 5 days ago
  • Bear river 900 vs daisy 880 pellet guns?

    I got the bear river at walmart wanting to try somthing new. It seems a lot like the daisy, which concerns me, because my daisy 880 and 35 broke within a year. So are they the same internally. Would the bear river have better internals. Both daisy and bear river recomend 30 w nd motor for both guns while all other... show more
    I got the bear river at walmart wanting to try somthing new. It seems a lot like the daisy, which concerns me, because my daisy 880 and 35 broke within a year. So are they the same internally. Would the bear river have better internals. Both daisy and bear river recomend 30 w nd motor for both guns while all other manufactures recomend crosman or gamo. Seems too circumstantial. both have the same pump handle. Both seem to have the same power and level of accuracy. Just want to know am i gonna have to take the gun apart in a year to replace the o'rings like my daisy's.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • What's more lethal .22LR Round Tip or 22LR Hollow Point?

    Now I know neither are very good options for self or home defense, but if you had to choose one to defend yourself against someone trying to kill you, which one would you choose?
    Now I know neither are very good options for self or home defense, but if you had to choose one to defend yourself against someone trying to kill you, which one would you choose?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is a gun stock wrist?

    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can I damage a pistol by trying to insert the magazine with the hammer ******?

    The slide is forward as well and I find that there is some resistance with the magazine going in.
    The slide is forward as well and I find that there is some resistance with the magazine going in.
    4 answers · 1 day ago