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July 28, 2013

Gun Thread - World War 1 +99 Years

Yes Virginia, There Is A Shotgun Claus

Armed Citizen Project is providing a free shotgun to residents of a small town outside of Houston.

“We give brand new pump action shotguns, 12 gauge or 20 gauge,” explains founder of the Armed Citizen Project Kyle Coplen. In fact, Coplen is offering free shotguns to every homeowner in the Oak Forest neighborhood in Northwest Houston. “The area we’re doing has about 400 homes in it. There was 107 home invasions last year,” explains Coplen.

Coplen came up with the Armed Citizen Project in January after he was disgusted by one of those break-ins, when World War Two veteran Elbert Wood had his house broken into.

Gun Of The Week

In Case You Missed Andy's Interview With Andrew Branca

You can read it here. Be sure to check out the comments sections. Andrew was kind enough to engage the commenters and answer some of their questions.

Marksmanship Of The Week Award

First 3-D Printed Rifle Tested

The barrel and receiver split after firing the first round.

First posted several days ago, the video shows a .22-caliber rifle, dubbed the Grizzly, which its uploaders claim was made using a Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D printer. The Stratasys is a pro machine that runs somewhere in the market of $8,000 for a second-hand model, so this is in no way something a typical person could go cooking up at a whim.

Gun Of The Week Answer

That is the weighty Lee Enfield No.4. Coming in at 8.8 pounds unloaded, it was one of the heaviest bolt action rifles used in the Second World War. It held ten rounds, in two columns, fed into the detachable box magazine with a stripper clip. I used to own one and it is the only gun I ever regret selling. It fired the devastating British .303 round. What's that? 303 you say?


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