Avoid Becoming a Victim | Pistols for Sale
The stories of victims is news every night, and yet far too many persons have an “it-won’t ever-happen-to-me” attitude. Despite knowing certain areas are riskier than others they enter there unarmed when they could so easily protect themselves with one of many pistols for sale.
The lessons on being safe can’t be said enough. The following tips are not new information, they are tips proven to help keep you safe. Print them and share them, but most of all practice them. Of these if you recall nothing else remember the 4 A’s of survival, and start looking for a concealed carry among pistols for sale.
Rule #1- Be AWARE
Awareness is the first A, be aware of everything and everyone around you. Keep your head up and your eyes scanning left, front, right as well as behind you. If someone seems suspicious, look them in the eye and hold it for a bit. Criminals look for weak, mild victims, so don’t look like a victim! Walk tall and confident with strong attitude, which is the 3rd A. Carrying a gun will make you more confident, choose a suitable pistol from the numerous choices of pistols for sale.
Rule #2-Request an Escort or Buddy Up
Don’t walk to your car or the store around the corner alone at night. Whatever your reason for being out, request an escort or ask a friend to accompany you. Don’t jog or walk late at night or early in the morning, get a buddy or run in the day.
Most crimes happen at night, but daylight is no guarantee of safety. The buddy system is a form of insurance that can be used at any time, as is a firearm. If you are thinking of purchasing a concealed carry pistol, consider your habits such as jogging, and how you will conceal it. This will influence the type and size you will need when you are ready to shop pistols for sale.
If you think someone is following you, cross the street or change directions. If they continue to follow you enter a store, restaurant or other place with people. When you enter request the police be called as you are being stalked. The stalker may have already claimed victims and a hot lead may help to capture the perpetrator of a previous crime.
Rule #3-Get an Alarm
A burglar alarm and a firearm is the best home defense you can have. Have security signs in the yard even if you don’t have a system. Install burglar deterring motion sensor lights. Put surveillance video cameras up at each door. You don’t have to buy $300 cameras. I put up 3 monitor/camera combos at $49 for each of the 3 systems. It ended my problems with would be burglars. Even flashing “fake” cameras are a deterrent. Add window stickers that warn of video surveillance. Homes with a defensive firearm and security system are the least robbed, choose a weapon from pistols for sale.
If your car has an alarm that activates with a key chain, carry it in your hand ready to alarm if you are assaulted. Don’t forget the most noticeable alarm of all-your voice. Scream, cry fire and be loud. Even if you have a gun out and on the assailant, be loud and threatening, chances are someone is going to call the police.
Rule #4-Learn Self Defense
You don’t have to pay monthly fees to learn martial arts. Sign up for free or low cost community classes in self-defense. Sign up for a firearms class and choose a concealed carry from pistols for sale.
Rule #5-Carry a Back-up Weapon
An assailant who grabs you from behind may prevent you from extracting a concealed pistol. Carry a knife or anything that will fit into a pocket that can be used for a weapon. Heavy flashlights are good weapons if walking outside at night. Of course you can also carry a smaller pistol in an alternate location like a pocket. Pocket pistols are a good back-up weapon and there are numerous choices among pistols for sale.
Rule #6-Don’t Advertise Valuables
Do not flash cash! Carry only what you need and don’t flash it around. Don’t walk around displaying expensive cell phones, I-pads or anything of a similar nature. If you are walking and texting you are breaking rule number 1 as well.
Rule #7-Park in Well Lighted Areas Close to the Door
Park in well-lit areas as close to the door of your destination as you can. Scan the areas around you and the path to the door before you leave your locked car. Have your keys ready before walking to your car. If it is night, request an escort. If you carry a concealed, be ready to use it, if you lack one consider purchasing a gun. There are numerous choices on the market among pistols for sale.
Always remember to check your back seat before entering your car, night or day. As you approach your car glance under it, as well as the cars next to it, someone may be waiting there for a victim. If you see someone crouched by a car, go to the nearest business or a group of shoppers, and call the police. Just because you escaped danger doesn’t mean someone else will.
Rule #8-Carry a Concealed Weapon
Being armed with a concealed weapon is no guarantee that you will escape becoming a victim. It does increase the odds in your favor however. Being armed is your best means of protection and is the single most important factor besides awareness that will keep you safe. Armed is the 2nd A. Practice on the range will increase accuracy, and accuracy is the 4th A. Being aware, armed with attitude, and accurate are the 4 A’s of survival in the urban jungle.
GrabAGun offers pistols for sale including a large number of concealed carry pistols, gun holsters and much more. Shop our site and give us a call if you need assistance.
Guns for Sale
Use of Deadly Force in Texas
A report is available regarding “Stand Your Ground Laws” available as a free PDF from the website www.FreeGunReport.com. Currently the only reports available are for the states of Colorado, Florida and Texas.
Reading through it I realized it provided some great advice for Texas residents and in the following provide excerpts of that information. The information can be viewed in full at the above provided link. Great advice is offered by Free Gun Report. Print the tips and place them in a wallet and the event you find yourself in the situation of having had to use deadly force follow them! The following information is almost verbatim from the site regarding Texas law.
Tips to Follow If You Have Had to Use Deadly Force
- Ensure the threat has been controlled.
- Call 911.
Excerpted from the site as follows:
“If you use your gun, call 9-1-1 and get medical and police assistance. However, the only information that the 9-1-1 dispatcher needs to know from YOU is your name, the location of the emergency, what assistance is needed, and that you have been a victim of a crime. DO NOT DISCUSS WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE OPERATOR! All calls are recorded.”
- Return the firearm to safe keeping if possible.
- Do not disturb the scene.
- Call Your Lawyer!
- When police arrive, comply with all commands in a non-threatening manner, keeping your hands clearly visible. The police don’t know who the victim is or who the assailant is when they first arrive on the scene.
- Inform the police that you have been a victim of a crime. State to the police: “I wish to invoke my right to remain silent, and I want to consult my attorney before making any statements.”
- Make no statement to anyone; wait to talk to your attorney. Advice from Free Gun Report is as follows:“Law enforcement’s main job after a shooting is to investigate. Remember what you say to the police can and WILL be used against you. Note: the U. S. Supreme Court, in 2010, held that a police interrogation may go on indefinitely until you invoke your legal rights-so INVOKE YOUR RIGHTS!
- If asked to accompany law enforcement, comply, but make no statements.
- Do not make jokes or cute remarks and say nothing, even if you believe you have done nothing wrong.It is a common misconception that in the use of justified deadly force that §83.001 provides complete protection or “immunity” from the entire civil legal system. This statute has some serious legal limitations and does not protect you from being sued.
These statements are excerpts only from the website www.FreeGunReport.com. You are encouraged to visit the website to read the complete information. It explains when you can use force and when you cannot and much more. I recommend everyone read it in its entirety. The information is provided by U. S. Law Shield who provides insurance for members with coverage in the event you are required to use deadly force.
GrabAGun is your online source for great prices on guns for sale. We offer a large selection of rifles, shotguns for sale, pistols including concealed carry pistols, gun holsters, a large selection of the AK-47 for sale in various configurations as well as the AR-15 for sale and a large inventory of gun parts & accessories and much more for the hunter, plinker, law enforcement and security personnel as well as the gun enthusiast.
If you have questions or desire to order a gun not shown on our site give us a call, we will be happy to assist you.
Gun Holster | Pistols for Sale
An ill-fitting gun holster can be uncomfortable, as well as affect how you draw the firearm. A holster that pokes and jabs, slides around and collapses when you try to reinsert the pistol is a bad fit, and may impair your ability to draw the weapon. A gun and its holster are a duo, and having the correct holster for you and the gun are an important factor to consider when shopping for pistols for sale. A well-fitting holster will provide the following requirements:
Comfort-If a carry concealed holster isn’t as comfortable as possible it may end up sitting beside you as much as on you-or not used at all. A carry concealed pistol can do you no good at all sitting in the safe. You will know the weapon is on your person regardless of how comfortable a holster is, but you can avoid the holster that irritates skin and causes discomfort.
Concealment-A carry concealed holster should fit close to the body to conceal the weapon. The pancake design is engineered to do just that by spreading wide and flat. Only you can decide the best location or holster for draw and comfort. For some people it’s a pocket holster, a shoulder holster, or inside the waist band to name a few. The holster is only part of concealment; your clothing is the other half of the equation.
If the weapon of your choice is a pocket pistol for sale choose a holster that protects the trigger against accidental discharge and allows a smooth draw. Some pocket holster will attach to the pocket remain upright for improved access.
An unintentional flash can bring the police down on those who carry. It isn’t good enough in many states to try but fail to conceal a weapon. If you don’t intend to change your wardrobe consider choosing a pocket pistol and holster. A possible alternative to this is the waist-band holster, or a shoulder holster used with a loose shirt or a jacket long enough to cover it even when you bend over. An open jacket and bending over is one of the most frequent causes of a concealed weapon being spotted.
Consider your clothing when shopping for a pistol for sale. The size of the pistol you use will determine what type of clothing you will choose. Longer shirts and jackets, loose pants, vests or a jacket are some options. Typical casual vests are generally too short to conceal any weapon but those in a shoulder harness.
Concealment is why many people choose the smaller firearms or even a diminutive pocket pistol when shopping among pistols for sale. You may have a permit for a carry concealed, but it must be concealed, at all times, including when you bend over or sit down.
Access-The holster should provide safe access to the weapon as your life may depend upon it. A holster should secure the weapon without the risk of it falling out when you bend over, sit down and etc… A good holster both retains the weapon in place until you draw it, and provides a smooth, flawless draw without catching the trigger. A good holster will also protect the trigger from contact with keys, zipper pulls, drawstrings on jackets, lipstick or any object in a pocket or purse that could work its way to the trigger and cause the accidental discharge of the weapon. Other options are fanny packs and backpacks designed for carrying a concealed weapon.
Pay the extra money to select a good quality gun holster made specifically for your weapon when shopping for a pistol for sale. This generally provides a holster that will retain the weapon while providing good access. A good fit, retention, security from accidental discharge and comfort in a gun holster will assure you are able to easily access the weapon when you need to, and make you as comfortable as possible at all times.
GrabAGun offers an extensive selection of gun holsters. Shop our site for pistols for sale as well as holsters, and if you fail to find the pistols for sale you seek, or any other firearm, give us a call. Our offerings go beyond our online inventory, and we will be happy to order what you require and apply the GrabAGun discount pricing.
Selecting a Gun Laser | Gun Parts
My first gun laser was mounted on a 9 mm carbine. I received a lot of comments along the line of “if you can’t acquire a target you don’t need a gun.” One of these men lost every single calf born that year to coyote. One Saturday after a group of us had been coyote hunting, and seeing how many more I was able to kill with a laser, half of them were soon on the internet comparing lasers under gun parts and accessories.
When sighting with a scope to target one coyote the others are running at the sound of the first shot, leaving insufficient time to draw a bead on coyote running the 30 to 50 ft. to the woods (depending upon where they are). The laser does not require me to sight my target, I simply point the laser on the target, fire and have it on another before they can disappear into the woods.
A laser will increase your accuracy and target acquisition speed. Having a laser is no reason to stop practicing. Any equipment will eventually fail so keep plinking on the range, with and without the laser.
That said, with the large number of options available today under the gun parts and accessories categories, you will need to do some homework when making a choice. First, you will need to answer some questions before you begin your search:
- What firearm are you mounting the laser on? The manufacturer, model, caliber and length of the barrel will matter. How the laser sight will be mounted is all important.
- Whether you will be shooting in the day or night will affect your laser choice and color.
- Whether you will or will not be mounting a light or night vision will be a consideration.
- If the weapon will be used in a holster will be a factor.
Knowing these answers before you buy will avoid the mistake of a laser that’s insufficient, that you can’t mount on your gun, or fit into your holster.
If I had large fields around my home I’d have time to shoot more. I don’t, the woods are so close that a falling tree would indeed cover my house up. The 1,500 acres adjoining mine belongs to someone else.
Some pistols will accommodate red or green lasers, while others are too small for anything but red. Holster fit may be another consideration. You can probably use the same holster with a grip or slide mount laser, but are almost certain to need another holster with a rail mount.
I would recommend a laser to anyone considering one. If you are planning to customize a weapon with new gun parts and accessories I would definitely recommend a laser.
I suggest you have some hands on experience before choosing red or green in various lighting conditions.
Finally, you may be asking if you can install a laser yourself. That depends upon the weapon and laser, as well as your skills in installing gun parts and accessories. The best advice is to ensure a purchase of a laser made for your weapon, model, barrel length and caliber specifically.
Some lasers come with great instructions (and sometimes the tools) for mounting and adjusting. Other laser manufacturers require that you ship your unloaded firearm to their factory for mounting. Your warranty may be voided unless shipped to the manufacturer for the mounting of any gun parts and accessories. The variables are going to depend upon the specifics of your weapon and your choice of laser.
If you are considering the purchase of a new pistol for sale, or a rifle for sale, you can order a model with a factory installed laser. Once a laser is tried, I have no doubts many more people will be impressed.
GrabAGun is an online gun dealer offering an extensive selection of guns for sale, and gun parts and accessories such as gun lasers. Give us a call if you need assistance, we will be happy to help you.
Guns of the Civil War | Pistols for Sale
The American Civil War took place during the years of 1861-1865. During the war, both sides used a variety of firearms. Let’s look at some of the better known handguns and rifles used by Union and Confederate soldiers.
As a result of the Civil War, firearms technology was advanced to include mass production, rifling of barrels, repeating arms and metal cartridges.
A Colt Dragoon was in an estate sale last year and sold for $1,500, and was reportedly in good condition. I knew the man who owned it and he was a very good gunsmith. The guns of the Civil War often appear in estate sales, it pays to know your guns well enough to spot reproductions and fakes if you plan to buy antique rifles and pistols for sale. I suspect this one was a reproduction due to the low price.
Colt Army Model 1860-This was the most widely used handgun during the war, by both Union and Confederates soldiers. The Colt Army was a .44 caliber muzzle-loaded cap and ball revolver. It was a single-action, six shot handgun. These pistols for sale used to show up in southern estate sales quite frequently but are far less common now.
Colt M1861 Navy-The Navy uses a similar size frame as the Army but in .36 caliber. It was a six shot revolver, single-action percussion weapon. These pistols for sale appear fairly often at estate sales.
Colt 1851 Navy Revolver-Highly favored by Confederates. Copies were manufactured widely in the south. I have seen two of these pistols for sale at estate sales.
Colt Dragoon Revolver-The Dragoon is a single-action, six-round cylinder, .44 caliber ball revolver invented during the Mexican War and was designed to kill the horse of charging enemy soldiers. It was issued to the US Cavalry, and was in service from 1848-1860. These can be worth a great deal of money.
Remington Model 1858-This revolver was a favorite of troops with its quick cylinder release catch that made reloading much faster.
Smith & Wesson Model 1-The very first gun produced by Smith & Wesson. These typically used brass rimfire .22 short black powder cartridges and were the first revolver to do so successfully. Produced 1857-1882. I have only seen one of these pistols for sale and it was in terrible condition.
Savage 1861 Navy-A double-action revolver featuring a second trigger located under the first. Used by the Army and a small number of Army regiments.
Lefaucheux M1858-A 12mm pinfire cartridge six-round cylinder revolver imported from France, used by Union and Confederate officers. In service 1858-1865.
Butterfield Revolver- It was a transitional revolver with tape primer, .42 caliber, single-action revolver. The US Army ordered 2,000 but canceled production in 1862. Only 640 were produced with last 50 being completely unmarked. My uncle found one of these pistols for sale years ago in a pawn shop.
Walsh Revolver- An extremely rare 12 shot .36 caliber revolver with a production of less than 200 from 1859-1862.
Volcanic Pistol-This lever action pistol was made in 1853 and chambered in .44 rimfire. Volcanic Repeating Arms was purchased by Smith & Wesson, and Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Springfield Model 1861-The most widely used rifle of the Civil War. It was a favorite of troops for its accuracy, range and reliability. Produced 1861-1872 and used by both Union and Confederates.
Pattern 1853 Enfield-A rifled musket used by Union and Confederates and was the second most widely used rifle of the infantry. Produced 1853-1867.
M1841 Mississippi Rifle-A muzzle loading percussion rifle produced in .58 caliber. Confederate NCO’s were issued this 2-band rifled musket with a sword bayonet. Produced 1841-1861.
Fayetteville Rifle-A Confederate copy of the Springfield rifle. Produced 1862-1865.
Richmond Rifle- A rifled musket and Confederate copy of the Springfield Model 1861.
Whitworth Rifle-A single-shot muzzle loaded rifle, using a .45 caliber cartridge. It was used by Confederate sharpshooters, sometimes fitted with a brass scope. Used a The Whitworth was able to hit a target at 2,000 yards.
Sharps Rifle- The Sharps was a falling block rifle that was popular with the cavalry of both Union and Confederate soldiers. More carbines were issued than rifles as is common for mounted troops. It was in service 1850-1881.
Colt Revolving Rifle-This was an early repeating rifle. A small number were issued to Sharpshooters but due to their unreliability they were replaced with Sharps rifles.
Burnside Carbine-A breech-loader issued to the US cavalry. Produced 1858-1870.
Henry Rifle-A lever-action, breech-loading, 16-round tubular magazine rifle using .44 Henry rimfire cartridges. Highly prized and were privately purchased by those who could afford them.
Spencer Repeating Rifle-The Spencer was a manually operated lever-action repeating rifle fed by a tube magazine. Adopted by the Union army and used widely by the cavalry. A carbine model was also available. Produced 1860-1869. The cartridge was a .56-.56 Spencer rimfire.
If you are new to antique gun beware of fakes. Start with just a few guns, let your memory be the guide on how many and read everything you can about them. Go to museums and view them. Look at as many as you can until you have a picture of them in your mind. Then you can shop for the old rifles or pistols for sale. Be armed with knowledge and your wallet will thank you.
GrabAGun is the preferred online source for guns for sale. We offer new guns in the box in pistols for sale, rifles and shotguns as well as gun parts and accessories.
AR-15 for Sale
Interesting Facts about White Tailed Deer
Just so you know, Texas white tailed deer are of the Order Artiodactyla: Family Cervidae: Odocoileus virginiamus. Recently released research from around the nation has revealed some interesting facts. Some are nothing an experienced hunter didn’t already know, but it is nice to see it confirmed by research, and can be helpful for the novice hunter.
White tailed deer are considered to be a fairly small sized deer with a typical maximum weight of about 150 pounds, but in rare cases bucks have been recorded weighing as much as 351 pounds. In Minnesota and Ontario there have been bucks recorded that weighed over 400 pounds. The range of whitetails are from Canada to as far south as Peru. They are located widely in the U.S. with the exception of 2 states.
In Texas white tailed deer prefer brushy or wooded country that is suitable to their diet. In most of Texas their general range is in the hardwood areas with the exception of the southeastern portion of Texas where the principal wooded areas are a mixture of pines and hardwoods or primarily piney woodlands. Interestingly, white tails in mountainous areas repeatedly ran down slope from pursuing coyotes, while mule deer tended to run upslope. White tailed deer utilize a relatively small range and when adequate feed is present will stay in one locality for lengthy times. In the event of destruction of habitat, as with fire, they will temporarily relocate, but will return to their preferred range eventually. Hunting pressures may cause a deer to temporarily relocate, but it will return to its preferred range as well in a much shorter amount of time.
Whitetails are known to eat more than 500 different plants across the U.S. and when feed is plentiful they have favorite foods that they prefer to feed upon. Popular foods vary by region but a few of their favorites are acorns, legumes, tender plant shoots, fruit, corn and leaves. They also eat hay, grasses and white clover.
Mature native peach trees have been torn completely down by herds of deer feeding on ripe Indian peaches with the deer standing up, bracing legs on branches to reach more Indian peaches. Surrounding them were 12 acres of a garden with corn, peas and other tempting garden treats, but only the peaches were sought after. On the other hand subdivisions of former forests and fields are being stripped of landscaping plants by foraging deer.
Teeth are the most accurate means of determining the age of a deer, with a full set of permanent teeth not being acquired until the age of 2 years. After 2 years wear is the standard for determining age.
It is not correct that the age of a buck can be determined by the number of antler points. Deer have been documented to continue shedding antlers with the same number of points over a period of five years. However, the diameter of the beam of the antler will become heavier as the buck ages, but the quality and quantity of nutrition is so closely related to antler development that age of the deer in relation to the beams diameter cannot be counted upon. Antler development will vary among regions as well.
The white tailed deer have dichromatic (two-color) vision with blue and yellow primaries. In comparison, humans have trichromatic vision. Deer have difficulty in distinguishing oranges and reds making hunter orange a color that is poorly seen by deer.
When confronted with a predator, deer will blow before running away, alerting other deer in the area. The flash of their white tail is a warning to other deer that danger is near.
Where heavy hunting occurs deer will generally run away quickly when humans are spied even during the off hunt season. Deer have been recorded as running as fast as 47 mph, and are able to jump almost 9 ft. high and as far as 33 ft. in length. While deer typically run when frightened or threatened they have been known to charge a person or predator with antlers in the case of bucks, and the head in the case of a doe.
Females typically give birth to 1 or two spotted fawns but three are possible. Mid to late spring is the typical birthing time with most occurring in May or June. Doe groups occupy the same ranges from one generation to the next and are led by a matriarch who is the first to breed and give birth. Deer Communication
Males blow and expose the white tail as a warning to other deer. They may also snort when threatened. Mature bucks utilize a grunt-snort-wheeze sound to establish dominance, aggression and hostility. Fawns bleat a high pitched squeal to call their mothers. Grunts attract the attention of other deer and a mother will grunt when searching for her bedded fawns.
Behavioral research on deer is an ongoing project by numerous entities, but there is considerably less information available on bucks. Radio collars are beginning to bring in some data for bucks, and in time the data will reveal more about the white tailed deer.
GrabAGun is your online source for gun sales including an extensive selection the AR-15 for sale and other preferred hunting rifles. In addition we offer a large stock of gun optics, gun parts & accessories and much more for your outdoor pleasure as well as home protection and concealed carry needs. Give us a call, we will be happy to assist you.
Guns for Sale
Food Plots for Deer Herds
Any manager of a hunting club knows deer need quality food to be healthier and grow larger antlers. Food plots for deer herds therefore needs high quality soil to provide not only a high yield but also more nutritious plants. Fertilizer is the typical means of boosting plant growth and nutrition, so how do choose a fertilizer?
Fertilizer always displays three numbers, such as 13-13-13. These numbers represent the percentage of each element and they are always in the same order. The first number is always nitrogen (N), the second number is phosphorous (P) and the last number is potassium (K). These numbers mean the remaining balance is filler to help spread the fertilizer more evenly. In the case of 13-13-13 or triple thirteen, the filler is 61% of the product. Some products filler may contain trace minerals and other nutrients to benefit the soil.
First of all, you need an analysis of the soil to determine its needs. Without soil analysis you may over fertilizing soil or under fertilizing soil. Over fertilizing soil can lead to crop damage, whereas under fertilizing soil leads to poor growth and a crop of less than desired nutrition. Over fertilizing also leads to pollution of water as the unused nutrients end up in streams, rivers and underground water sources. Excess fertilizer will also promote algae blooms which deplete the water of oxygen often resulting in fish kills.
Soil tests aren’t expensive and will prevent the problems related to using too much or too little fertilizer. Check with your state cooperative extension or agricultural department for information on conducting a test. Agricultural universities are also a potential source of testing. The facility you choose will provide a soil test kit for which you will collect a small sample of soil with a form and you will receive the recommendation for application of fertilizer and lime or any other necessary nutrient. It typically tells you how many pounds to apply per acre. Some crops like alfalfa, beans and clover benefit from higher phosphorus by protecting these crops from disease and cold or heat stress.
A soil analysis will not only tell you the type of fertilizer you need and how much, it will also reveal your soils pH level, which is the level of acidity in the soil. A pH level of 7 is neutral, anything below 7 is acidic, and anything above 7 is basic.
For most crops a pH level between 6 and 7 is ideal. Without the proper pH plants won’t be able to absorb nutrients, and regardless to how much fertilizer you apply plant quality will be negatively impacted.
The application of pelleted lime takes about 6 months to effectively alter a soils pH and will require its application well ahead of planting. If planting can’t wait this long you can use hydrated lime which works almost immediately but does cost more. If you haven’t yet planted a crop, disc the lime into the soil for the optimum benefit. Spreading lime in established plots already planted will still benefit plants already in the ground. Lime is effective for 2-3 years but it is recommended that your soil is analyzed each year to ensure no loss of nutrients due to planting.
Many hunters don’t bother to fertilize their plots. If you want the best advantage for the deer feeding on your plot, while you are disking and seeding why not give the plants the optimum conditions for producing the best nutrition possible. After all, good nutrition will help to ensure some potentially trophy worthy bucks are grown on your land.
It is becoming increasingly popular for hunting lands to use native plants for the feeding of deer and other wildlife. You may be asking what a native plant is if not a “weed”. Native plants are considered those plants that were observed and recorded by early European naturalists in the 1500’s.
A natural habitat consists of many components, each dependent upon the other in maintaining a functional habitat that sustains life. Native grasses provide food for wildlife and control erosion. Other native plants feed birds, mammals and pollinators. Bees, butterflies and other insects pollinate plants and food crops, and with the decline in bee populations, a healthy natural habitat is even more important than ever before in order to provide the best advantage to the remaining bees. Establishing a natural and healthy habitat for hunting lands through the planting of native plants will depend upon the region it is located in. A good source for information and seeds for locations in the southeast is at www.southernhabitats.com
GrabAGun’s extensive stock of guns for sale provides the buyer with more choices than can ever be found in a local gun shop. GrabAGun takes the shopping experience even further by offering the service of gun sales to include those firearms that are not listed on our site. If it is an available gun, we will locate it, price it and ship it to your FFL dealer. Give our friendly customer service agents a call for questions, information, requests or assistance, we will be happy to help you.
Shotgun Basics | Shotguns for Sale
Understanding shotguns is confusing to many people. Shotgun ammunition is sized right the opposite of other firearms’ ammunition. Rifle and pistol ammunition are not hard to understand, it is simply the bigger the bullet, the larger the caliber.
Shotguns are right the opposite. Shotguns are sized by gauge and the lower the gauge of the shotgun, the more powerful it is. The more powerful it is, the greater the recoil. A 12 gauge shotgun for sale, is more powerful than a 20 gauge, which is more powerful than a 28 gauge.
The three most commonly available gauges in the United States are 12, 20, 28 and .410. Once common, 10 gauge and 16 gauge ammunition can still be found in specialty stores, but newly manufactured shotguns for sale in these gauges are extremely rare.
Gauge is the number of lead balls in the diameter of the shotgun bore that equal 1 pound. In other words, 12 lead balls with the exact diameter of a 12 gauge shotgun bore (.73″) weigh 1 pound. The exception to this rule is the .410; technically it is a 68 gauge, although this name is never used.
The .410 shotguns are quite useful for very young, handicapped or small shooters, but most adults have no problem handling a 20 gauge shotgun. The 20 gauge is significantly more powerful and has more uses than a .410 gauge. It is the better choice for survival purposes. It should however, be considered that the skill of the shooter is an element that technical data can’t account for. For defense or survival a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun for sale is the best choice.
Each gauge of shotgun for sale has required shell lengths. These numbers are defined as the length of the shell after it has been fired when the shell to become longer.
Shotguns are stamped with the length of shells they can fire. For example, 12 gauge ammunition is referred to as “2 3/4 inch” or “3 inch”. A common name for a shotgun that can fire a 3 inch shell is Magnum, while shotguns capable of firing 3 1/2 inch shells are called Super Magnum. Shotguns may fire a shell that is shorter than what is specified on the barrel, but should never be loaded with longer than what is specified. Ensure the proper ammunition is purchased when shopping for shotguns for sale.
Types of Shotshells
There are three basic types of shotgun shells – birdshot, buckshot, and slugs. Birdshot shells are loaded with hundreds of tiny projectiles that vary in diameter. Buckshot shells fire between a few and a few dozen smaller projectiles of various diameters. Slug shells fire one large projectile called a slug.
The amount and size of the shot depend on the gauge of the shotgun and the length of the shotshell. The choice of shotshell will depend upon the intended use.
Uses of Shotguns for Sale
Shotguns are extremely versatile, and have far greater range than many people realize. With some slugs, hunters take game like deer from hundreds of yards away with shotguns every year. Most people use shotguns for more typical activities such as bird hunting or home defense. The versatility of the shotgun for sale is even greater if the model enables you to exchange barrels, a factor to consider when shopping for a shotgun for sale.
Slugs are used for hunting and defensive purposes. Consisting of one large projectile, they do a large amount of damage with one well-placed shot.
Slugs are referred to by weight, typically in ounces. The heavier and faster the slug, the more damage it will do, and the more recoil that will occur. Rifled slugs are designed to be compressed through a shotgun choke tube.
The sabot slug consists of a lead or copper projectile which is held inside a plastic “sabot” that flies apart when it exits the barrel, leaving the smaller projectile to travel towards the target with a higher velocity than a larger and heavier slug. This type of shotshell is generally intended for rifled shotgun barrels, and is surprisingly accurate at 200 or 300 yards. To give you an idea of the massive trauma that a slug can inflict, consider that a common 30-06 bullet weighs 150 grains, yet the lightest common 12 gauge shotgun slug weighs approximately 383 grains, more than twice the weight of a powerful 30-06.
Slugs typically penetrate thick barriers such as car doors and windshields without being deflected or slowing as much as pistol bullets and some rifle bullets. They can enter one steel door, and exit the other.
Buckshot, like slugs are used for hunting as well as defensive purposes.
However, buckshot does not significantly spread at close range, despite the myth of not needing to aim a shotgun.
Buckshot is referred to by number, as the number decreases, size increases. Buckshot sizes include 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 00, 000, and 0000.You can roughly compare buckshot to bullets, #4 buckshot is slightly larger than .22 ammunition, while “0000 buck” is almost as big as .40 caliber ammunition.
Birdshot is generally used for bird hunting and is referred to by numbers or letter. It gets bigger as the numbers get smaller. Birdshot is generally very small, with some of the most common shot of 7 and 8, being around .1″ in diameter.
While buckshot shells are described with the size and number of pellets, birdshot is measured in weight as it uses tiny pellets in each shell. For example, a “1 oz. #8 shotshell” contains 410 pellets that are .09″ in diameter.
Birdshot is designed to humanely kill birds and other small game with minimal tissue trauma enabling the meat to be eaten.
The largest birdshot sizes, F and FF, stop just short of #4 buckshot in size comparison, and are intended for larger birds such as turkey and goose.
Rifled and Smoothbore Barrels
In addition to chamber length, shotguns for sale have either rifled or smoothbore barrels as well as various choke tubes.
Rifled barrels are intended to shoot certain types of slugs, and will provide very poor patterns and accuracy even at very close range if birdshot or buckshot is used. However, with slugs, rifled barrels are extremely accurate. For other purposes, choose a smoothbore barrel when shopping for a shotgun for sale.
The purpose of a choke tube is to force the spread of shot to a smaller diameter as it travels through the air. Choke varies from cylinder bore, which is the same diameter as the barrel, to extra full, which provides a significant constriction of barrel diameter. Some of the more common choke sizes are improved cylinder and modified, which are useful for skeet and trap shooting as well as hunting small birds at medium range.
Shot that spreads too much becomes much less effective as range increases, using a choke tube decreases the width of the shot pattern providing more hits to the target. A wide pattern may not provide enough hits, and can cause unintended damage or injuries beyond the target.
If you intend to fire slugs, choose a shotgun for sale that has a fixed cylinder bore choke, or purchase a shotgun with a threaded barrel and install cylinder bore or skeet choke tubes.
While the operating system of the firearm has an effect on recoil, the most common way to reduce recoil with the shotgun is to choose a type of shot or slug loaded with a lighter or slower projectile or number of projectiles. Low recoil ammunition will have less shot, and travel slower. Practice with your shotgun is the best way to gain experience and accuracy and improved handling.
GrabAGun’s shotgun inventory includes more than 1,800 models of shotguns for sale. With so many to choose from we are sure to have a shotgun for your budget. We offer layaway and financing for your convenience. After shopping our shotguns for sale if you fail to find the model you seek give us a call. We will locate the desired model and provide the GrabAGun price discount. That’s the GrabAGun advantage.
Guns for Sale
The Share Act Passes the House and Heads to the Senate
HR 3590, the Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act would open more federal lands for hunting, increase public shooting ranges and protect the use of lead ammunition passed the House by a vote of 268-154 Wednesday.
The SHARE Act is actually numerous measures that would modify many existing laws pertaining to federally-controlled land. Sponsor Rep. Bill Latta (R-OH) argued his bill before Congress that “HR 3590 is good for the sporting and conservation communities.”
In 2011 13.7 million American hunters spent $38.3 billion, and created 680,000 jobs. An additional $1.6 billion annually is contributed to conservation through the purchase of license and permit fees as well as charitable donations.
Additionally, the SHARE Act protects the use of lead shot, bullets and fishing tackle on public lands. Conservation activists are targeting lead pollution in attempts to ban lead used in ammunition and in fishing tackle, citing lead as the cause of a decline in endangered species.
Passage of SHARE could prompt the reopening of public areas previously closed to hunting and fishing, and would allow the building of public shooting ranges on federal land. Share would also change the nation’s waterfowl hunters need for paper duck stamps moving stamps to a permanent electronic stamp method at both federal and state levels.
Furthermore, SHARE would allow the importation of legally captured polar bear trophies from Canada, charge fees for documentary crews of 5 persons or less, and regulate the use of firearms on Corps of Engineers waterways.
Every Republican representative voted in favor of the bill along with 41 Democrats. The SHARE Act now heads to the Senate for discussion.
If passed SHARE would provide additional hunting lands to hunters, as well as target practice and marksmanship training ranges for firearms and archery equipment. It would provide additional revenue for conservation management and research.
Perhaps the most important feature of the SHARE Act is in Section 602 titled “Protecting Americans from violent crime”, with the recognition of Congress if passed, of the Second Amendment as “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”(1). This is further stated in numbers 3 and 4 of Section 602 in regards to the use of firearms at water resources development projects underscoring the rights of the individual to keep and bear arms (3), and making “it clear that the second amendment rights of an individual at a water resources development project should not be infringed,” (4).
The passage of SHARE will not only benefit federal lands by providing management resources, additional hunting resources, target ranges, instruction for novices to improve hunting and firearms safety, but also provides validation that Congress recognizes the second amendment as a federal law that is not to be infringed upon.
GrabAGun is your premier online firearms provider of guns for sale, as well as your online source of an extensive inventory of gun parts & accessories. Take advantage of our tremendous network of resources including those firearms not in our current inventory. You choose the firearm and desired features and we contact our suppliers obtaining the best price and applying the GrabAGun discount for you. It’s that simple and just goes to show you that GrabAGun takes customer satisfaction to a whole new level. Give us a call for questions, further information or to request a quote on a firearm not in our current stock, we will be happy to assist you.
GrabAGun | Rifles for Sale
Recently two safety recalls affecting rifles were issued, one involving a Ruger American Rimfire Rifle product and the other involving Winchester M22 plinking/target ammo.
Ruger is an American firearms manufacturer of pistols, shotguns and rifles for sale, and has issued a recall involving rifles chambered in .22 Winchester Magnum (.22WMR) as well as .17 Hornady Magnum (.17 HMR) and were manufactured November 17, 2013 to January 8, 2014.
The affected rifles for sale and those already sold are missing a vent hole. According to Ruger, “the hole does not serve any function during normal operation of the rifle, but is a safety feature and may help vent gas in the event of a problem such as a ruptured case head or bore obstruction, for example. We want to recall the rifles and add the vent hole.”
If you believe your Ruger American Rimfire rifle may be affected, check for a vent hole on the left side of the chamber, if the hole is missing you should send your rifle back to Ruger. Ruger’s contact information and further details on the recall can be found at Ruger.com .
Winchester Ammunition Recall
In case you missed it, from the Winchester issued a statement on its website here regarding M22 Ammo. The website states:
“Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling two lots of M 22™ 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition.”
Symbol Number: S22LRT
Lot Numbers: GD42L and GD52L
“Winchester has determined these two lots of .22 caliber Long Rifle rimfire ammunition may contain double powder charges. Ammunition with double powder charges may subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury and/or death, or cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable.”
Winchester’s website indicates that the Lot Number is stamped without ink on the left tuck flap of the 500-round carton, while the 1000-round intermediate carton does not display a lot number.
Winchester advises if your ammunition is Symbol Number S22LRT with a Lot Number containing GD42L or GD52L to immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester on their toll-free number at 866-423-5224 or visit their site at: http://www.winchester.com/Product-Service/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.
They advise other Symbol Numbers or Lot Numbers on Winchester are not affected by this recall.
This serves as a reminder of the wisdom of eye and ear protection when an overheated (and probably burning) cartridge blasts the inside of the semi-automatic AR-style .22 this ammo was created for.
Heed the warnings GrabAGun fans; we want you to remain safe.
GrabAGun is your preferred source for online gun sales providing rifles for sale, pistols and shotguns, as well as gun parts and accessories. Offering the internet’s largest assortment of guns for sale, we provide the service of locating guns not on our site, and apply the GrabAGun discount. In addition we provide layaway and financing. When you’re looking for that special pistol, shot gun or rifles for sale, or if you simply need more information or assistance with the site, give us a call, we will be happy to assist you.