Posted By admin on July 18, 2014
Please pardon our dust while we make some changes!
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Posted By admin on July 16, 2014
Junior Shooters Magazine made an appearance on @AmericanAirgunner on the Pursuit Channel today. It airs again during primetime on Friday at 8:30 pm Eastern time. #AirgunnerTV.
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Posted By admin on July 6, 2014
I was attending a local gun show in Boise when I noticed an unusual camouflage pattern on a Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR-AR.) I stopped and started talking with the young man behind the table. His name is Paul Zarneke, and he owns Ding-Go Coatings in Garden City, Idaho.
I commented on his work and that I really liked the pattern he had done. I asked what he called it, and he said it was his “Zarneke Process” camo pattern. He stated that no two were exactly the same. Inquiring, I asked what he used for the coating. He said he uses Cerakote products exclusively.
I told him my name and that I’m on staff with Junior Shooters magazine. If he was interested, I would like to do an article on his work. Paul said that would be great as he was just starting this side of his auto body shop business. I went and found Andy Fink (magazine publisher/editor-in-chief) who was there at the show also. We returned to the table, and I introduced him to Paul. Paul said that he would do one of our guns for us to be featured in an article. We discussed a time to meet later and set up a meeting for the following Monday.
On Monday we met with Paul at his shop. We finalized plans, and Andy said he wanted to do his RRA LAR-8 .308/ 26” Varmint rifle in the brown pattern. Paul stated he needed the gun completely disassembled as he coats each part. This includes cleaning in the ultrasonic machine, media blasting, and the coating process. Boy, that’s a lot of parts. He also did the scope and Warne mount, Magpul Mbus sights, 45-degree side mounts, bipod, two magazines, and the VTAC, sling. The bipod, sling, and Magpul sights are available from Brownells.
So the next day I disassembled the rifle and delivered all the parts and pieces to him. He stated that he needed a few days. I was totally surprised when he called me a few days later and said to come get it. Wow, that was a fast turnaround for the amount of work that had to be done. The barrel was painted in air-cure Cerakote, so it needed to cure for a few days. I was able to put the upper and lower receivers together right away. (That’s the great thing about oven-cure Cerakote; you can assemble immediately.) I gave the barrel a week to cure and did the final assembly.
As you can see from the pictures, there is a complete transformation. I can’t wait for the weather to change so we can sight it in with the new Alpen 4-16X Apex scope that they sent us for this project. Also, thanks to Warne mounts, Magpul, and Brownells for their generous help with parts for this project!
Paul is an FFL license holder and can disassemble and assemble your firearm. He also does any coating configuration you could want, single to multi colors. Use your imagination or his.
Paul can be reached @ DingGoCoatings.com or (208)867-4295)
Paul Zarneke, Owner
Posted By admin on July 6, 2014
Mossberg® Leads in Youth Firearms and Safety with Newly-Released Catalog
45 Firearms Developed Specifically for Smaller-Statured or Younger Shooters
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. June 30, 2014
7 Grasso Ave ~ North Haven, CT 06473
North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, throughout the company’s 95-year history, has been a leader in the development and design of firearms for younger and small-statured shooters and promoting responsible gun ownership and safety training for all gun owners. In the recently-launched Mossberg 2014 Youth Catalog, 45 shotguns, rimfire and centerfire rifles feature the company’s innovative EZ-Reach™ forends (pump-action shotguns), Super Bantam™ stock spacer adjustment system (shotguns and rifles) and Mossberg’s ground-breaking FLEX™ TLS™ (Tool-less Locking System). Adding these dimensional design features provides for proper fit and balance for younger shooters or individuals who require more compact firearms with shorter lengths-of-pull (LOP). To view the complete catalog online, please visit http://catalogs.mossberg.com/2014_Youth/.
Mossberg specifically-designs their Youth, Bantam and Super Bantam firearms to dimensionally fit smaller-statured shooters; not by simply shortening the LOP. The EZ-Reach forends on Mossberg’s pump-action shotguns are located closer to the receiver so cycling is easier with shorter arms and reduced grip size, combined with shorter LOPs, improve comfort and control. With their innovative Super Bantam spacer system on shotguns and rifles, a 1-inch spacer can be easily added to increase the LOP as your young shooter grows. Overall, reduced dimensions with shorter barrel lengths provide proper balance and lighter weight for more enjoyable shooting.
Time afield and at the range, with equipment that fits and with the proper training, can lead to a lifetime of enjoyment of our hunting and recreational shooting heritage. With a focus on safety, Mossberg provides a gun-locking device with each firearm sold; includes safe gun-handling messages and the 10 Commandments of Firearm Safety in their advertisements, catalogs, owners’ manuals and on their web site; and works with industry-partners, like the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) to promote firearms education and awareness programs. And Mossberg proudly provides the firearms training sets for IHEA’s hunter safety courses. Everyone should have a role in responsible gun ownership and safe storage. Everyone should have a role in responsible gun ownership and safe storage.
“Mossberg’s focus, throughout the company’s history, has remained on providing exceptional quality and value-added features to our firearms, for hunters and shooters of all ages, while promoting safe gun-handling,” commented Iver Mossberg, CEO. “Introducing a young or new shooter to recreational shooting or hunting provides an opportunity to teach discipline, responsibility, sportsmanship and a respect for the outdoors. And with firearms that fit properly, the shooting sports can provide years of enjoyment.”
To learn more about firearms safety and training, Mossberg urges you to locate an organization in your area (the NRA, IHEA, 4-H Clubs, the Boy Scouts of America and various competitive gun clubs or organizations) for age-appropriate educational and safety courses. Mossberg also encourages all gun owners to learn more about the NSSF’s Project Childsafe, a nationwide firearms safety education awareness program, at www.ProjectChildSafe.org. For more information on Mossberg’s extensive line of youth firearms and accessories, please visit your local Mossberg dealer or our web site at www.Mossberg.com.
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com.
Posted By admin on June 19, 2014
Hi, everyone. As you know, we, at Junior Shooters magazine, care about kids and their parents and want you to have a place to go to find what is needed to get started in many different shooting venues. Questions are answered in our printed magazine and website about safety, guns and gear, protective gear, events, organizations and more.
What you may not know is that we also provide ‘hands-on training’ in Idaho for juniors who are part of our Junior Shooters team who want to be competitors at the MGM Ironman 3-Gun Match in June each year. Even though our training is extensive, we have been limited to providing training at a variety of ranges in the area.
Things have changed thanks to Forward Movement Training Center in Meridian, ID.
Forward Movement opened earlier this year offering a facility geared towards advanced tactical training for police, military and civilians. We met earlier this year with Matt and Christen, the owners, and found a facility that we could use for our training as well.
Forward Movement is a 17,000-square-foot facility with many options that are well-suited for our needs. There is a classroom that can seat over 40 students, open spaces where we can practice a variety of drills, and the best part is the VirTra 100LE Simulator.
The VirTra 100LE Simulator is a state-of-the-art training simulator that provides hundreds of different training scenarios with many of them geared for marksmanship training. Forward Movement has a room dedicated to this reactive laser training system. One wall of the room is a full screen where different video marksmanship courses can be run. The students use actual Glock pistols that have been modified using a combination of a laser and CO2. The result is that when a student acquires a target and pulls the trigger, the pistol simulates recoil and shots are placed where the sight picture presents them. There are simulated paper targets that we use that actually show where the hits are. This is extremely valuable from a coach’s perspective as we can see where the student is shooting and help them to develop his or her skills without using live ammunition. Other scenarios use steel plates and moving targets which can be engaged from a variety of distances. We have even developed our own course that we use just for Juniors Shooters.
We train our Junior Shooters to be safe and skilled shooters using modern sporting rifles, shotguns and pistols so that they may compete in well-supervised 3-Gun matches. The targets used are steel plates and simple cardboard targets with scoring areas on them.
Forward Movement Training has much more to offer law enforcement and military than we use. They have a 2,100-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath residence. The house is fully furnished as if it were occupied including furniture, appliances, clothing, pictures and more. There is a bank that is outfitted with all of the things that make them look authentic. The bank has a teller line, computers, paperwork and cubicles.
The large Forward Movement Training mat room allows for various hands-on combat training. There is also an open area of about 5,000 square feet that we use for a variety of training classes. Many of these are line drills where the juniors learn how to move safely while manipulating their firearms and simulate shooting. Safety is the key and if you practice safety off the range you will be safe on the range.
Forward Movement Training is the only facility of its kind within 500 miles.
For civilians, the following courses are offered.
Please contact Forward Movement for Law Enforcement Courses or any of the courses above. The simulator room also can be rented out for private individuals or groups.
The folks at Forward Movement are great and we are privileged to be able to have such a diverse facility available!
Wyatt Irish (15): AWESOME! I love Forward Movement. This is a great place to perform drills necessary to be successful in 3-Gun as well as being a good place to meet up and learn your firearm’s ins and outs. Overall I love Forward Movement.
Once more in our new building and excited to be there. We started off with a short half-hour class, then moved on to doing some line drills to build strength and doing a little practice in the simulator room. I really liked that we did some line drills to get back into the feel of things and using the simulator as well. I also liked the fact that the class time was very factual.
Karli Wellman (15): Today we learned how to handle our shotguns. We also learned how to put shotgun shells in the shotgun. The shotgun is not really for me right now, but I just have to keep at it and just keep working with it, so sooner or later I will get used to it or I will have to deal with it. I had a lot of fun and I practiced hard. We also went into the simulator room to practice our aim, stances, and our grouping. The first round I didn’t do too well on my grouping. The second round I was a little better, but still not too good. Then I got to the last round and I only had one shot that was in a different place out of seven. On that last round I was so happy with myself.
Bryson Smith (14): Awesome! I love Forward Movement. What I couldn’t believe was that the simulation pistols (GLOCK 22 CO2 simulator laser pistols) cost $7,500 each. Also, I loved the buildings inside the building, too. What I really wanted to do was go through the buildings with the simulation pistol.
Jessica Brown (16): This Wednesday was my first time having the opportunity to practice with the Junior Shooters Magazine at Forward Movement. Practice is key in anything you wish to do, and as far as shooting and tactical maneuvers, Forward Movement is the perfect place. This Wednesday was very instructional and I learned some things I had never known before, and reviewed various basic, but important aspects of shooting.
Knowing your firearms is important because it can help on stages with different target sizes, distance of the target and weather influence. I learned about the ballistics of my rifle, pistol, and shotgun and about the different types of ammo for the best outcome in many situations. We also reviewed safety and sight picture/sight alignment and I had the chance to take a tour of the facility and try out Forward Movement’s awesome simulator. On a last (but very not least) note, I would like to thank Matt Schneider for letting the Junior Shooters team train in his facility.
Ben Moody (16): Forward Movement is an excellent training facility that allows individuals to experience firearm simulation without having to use live rounds. My favorite piece of training equipment is the VirTra simulator. The simulator allows us to check our groups more efficiently and for our instructors to adjust and make corrections in our shooting techniques from different angles.
Check it out in the new issue.
Volume 18 Summer,
Junior Shooters magazine
Available July 2014. Call 208-629-8967
send a check or money order for $12.00
7154 W. State St. #377
Boise, ID 83714.
Posted By admin on May 10, 2014
Posted By admin on May 2, 2014
A pleasant surprise!
I recently had the opportunity to try a new firearms cleaning solvent just made available to the general public. BREAKTHROUGH claims to remove all fowling from firearms.
I can tell you that it shocked me at how well it worked on an extremely fowled shotgun choke tube.
I removed a choke tube from one of my 3- gun shotguns after firing over 500 rounds through it. As I walked from my office out to my ‘Armory’ I had the nasty little choke on a terry cloth rag. I had sprayed a little of the BREAKTHROUGH on it and inside as well and casually walked the 75 feet to one of my benches. When I got there I opened up the cloth and the darn choke was almost totally clean without me even wiping it down! I pulled the cloth through the choke and twisted it a bit around the choke and in a heartbeat it was spotless. I am impressed!
I wanted to see what it would do in a 1911 barrel that I had just finished shooting 200+ lead cast bullets through. The barrel had some leading and as usual the top of the chamber had a layer of lead on it. I sprayed some BREAKTHROUGH down the barrel and then sprayed some on a nylon bore brush and ran it down the barrel about 30 times. I then ran a swab, moist with BREAKTHROUGH, down the barrel to push any gunk left out. I again was pleasantly surprised to find most of the leading removed with very little effort. I did the same procedure again and the lead was gone.
Posted By admin on April 27, 2014
I hope you enjoy shooting sports your whole life. And what is #1? That’s right! Safety! Did you ever think that safety also is important while cleaning your firearms? I know you did but here is an important tip. Many of the cleaners we use are made strong so that all the fowling, debris, lead and copper can be removed. A simple way to protect you from them is to always wear disposable gloves while cleaning your firearms and components. I use Latex free mechanics gloves that I get at the auto parts store. I always ‘Glove Up’ before I begin the cleaning process.
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Posted By admin on February 23, 2014
Hodgdon® Announces New Upgraded Reloading Data Center
Shawnee Kansas, February 2014. Hodgdon® has upgraded the performance and look of its free on-line reloading data resource. Already the most comprehensive on-line searchable and sort-able listing of reloading data available, this easier to use upgrade now puts the Reloading data Center (RDC) at your fingertips on your smart-phone or tablet. In addition to reload data, the new RDC will be your source for reloading tips, tricks, and how to information.
“It has been seven years since Hodgdon revolutionized reload data availability with the Reloading Data Center” said Chris Hodgdon. “This upgrade makes it easy to look up data on your cell phone, which is very handy on the range or sitting at your reloading bench.” Chris also explained that the RDC will soon be your source for learning about reloading as well as finding data – a complete reloading source.
Go to hodgdon.com and click on the Reloading Data Center link to see the new RDC.
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