Sunday, May 31, 2009

Youth class added!

July 25 we'll hold a class where you can bring your 8+ year old and learn gun safety, what to do if they come across a gun, range rules, and how to shoot! Check out our site AdvancedShooting.com for details or to register to attend!

We'll be shooting the Boomer Esiason Pro-Am on June 3

If you'll be there, look for Brandon or shoot us an email so we know to look for you. You can text message info@advancedshooting.com from the range and we'll find you to say hi!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What's the difference b/w 5.56 and .223?

Good question came in earlier today. If you're looking to pick up an AR-15, you'll notice that several brands call the cartridge they shoot a 5.56, others a .223, and most ammo you can find is .223. What's the difference? Is it just metric vs. standard?

5.56 NATO is the military round. It's a bit hotter than .223. But you can shoot .223 in a 5.56. You cannot, however, shoot 5.56 in a .223. So if your AR-15 says .223 on the side, only shoot .223. If it says 5.56, you can shoot either.

According to many ammo mfg's, you'll lose some accuracy shooting .223 in a 5.56 rifle. Honestly, we have found that most AR-15's outshoot the shooter (more accurate than most people can shoot, at least at less than 200yrds) by a long way, so I wouldn't even worry about this.

From Winchester:
  • The cartridge casings for both calibers have basically the same length and exterior dimensions.
  • The 5.56 round, loaded to Military Specification, typically has higher velocity and chamber pressure than the .223 Rem.
  • The 5.56 cartridge case may have thicker walls, and a thicker head, for extra strength. This better contains the higher chamber pressure. However, a thicker case reduces powder capacity, which is of concern to the reloader.
  • The 5.56mm and .223 Rem chambers are nearly identical. The difference is in the "Leade". Leade is defined as the portion of the barrel directly in front of the chamber where the rifling has been conically removed to allow room for the seated bullet. It is also more commonly known as the throat. Leade in a .223 Rem chamber is usually .085". In a 5.56mm chamber the leade is typically .162", or almost twice as much as in the 223 Rem chamber.
  • You can fire .223 Rem cartridges in 5.56mm chambers with this longer leade, but you will generally have a slight loss in accuracy and velocity over firing the .223 round in the chamber with the shorter leade it was designed for.
  • Problems may occur when firing the higher-pressure 5.56mm cartridge in a .223 chamber with its much shorter leade. It is generally known that shortening the leade can dramatically increase chamber pressure. In some cases, this higher pressure could result in primer pocket gas leaks, blown cartridge case heads and gun functioning issues.
  • The 5.56mm military cartridge fired in a .223 Rem chamber is considered by SAAMI (Small Arm and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute) to be an unsafe ammunition combination.

Coming soon: Youth Class!

We're finishing up the curriculum for a youth class-- bring your son/daughter age 7+ to learn how to shoot! This class is designed for a kid + parent to attend.

This all-range-time class consists of 20 mins of safety, then supervised shooting of a 22LR rifle (Chipmunk and 10/22) at 25 yrds.

This is a great class to introduce kids to the shooting sports in a safe environment. Taught by an NRA Certified Instructor and held at Spring Valley.

We're still working on scheduling this class, so please let us know when works best for you! (info@advancedshooting.com or call 513-672-9714).

Saturday, May 23, 2009

WKRC: More women getting carry permits

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Lying about gun control with stats

An interesting article that talks about how some anti-gun folks pick-and-choose stats that don't really fit their argument (or even tell the story they think it does).

Student arrested for bringing gun to KY school--lock up your guns!

Crazies are everywhere-- fugitive murder caught in Cinti

Ban on carry in Nat'l Parks lifts (again) in Feb

Don't thank Obama for this one. This is a right we had and he took away...

Need 7.62x39, talk to Joe

One of our instructors has come across a huge amount of mil-spec 7.62x39 ammo. If you need some, let us know and we'll hook you up with Joe...

Just bought 600rds of .223 -- like I won the lotto!

Amazing how sparse the popular calibers have gotten. Found 100rd boxes at Walmart tonight--thought I'd jump for joy! Their limit is six, so I dropped nearly three bills to acquire. Happy day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Texas: College campus right-to-carry bill passes first Senate vote (via @NRA News)

A cool icon for your online profiles--NRA member


Don't want to put your picture up? Use this. Kind of cool.

Some in FL pushing to protect CCW fund

Docs for sensible gun laws: 10 myths of gun control

Is it just me, or are robberies WAY up?

In Cincinnati it seems as if robberies are happening everywhere. A Speedway was just robbed in Springfield Twp, the Gamestop in Fields Ertel (just down the street from my house), and a hotel in Mason.

Better make sure you're carrying, no matter where you're going...

Sometimes running isn't safe

A man shot at a woman and her two kids in Avondale as she tried to get away from him. He had drugs on him, as well.

The point-- just because you're with kids doesn't mean someone will take mercy on you, and running away doesn't always keep you safe. Luckily, the woman and her kids weren't hurt.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We bought a new trap thrower!


We now have two pedal-driven throwers for shotgun classes! We'll be scheduling the next shotgun class shortly, so stay tuned to AdvancedShooting.com for when we book it.

Senate version of credit card bill has provision for nat'l park carry

A well aimed shot

Man defended himself from two attackers with a 22LR-- and killed the bad guys. (via @USAcarry)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Buying a new trap thrower!

Looks like our second trap-thrower is ready to go to trap-thrower heaven. It didn't work so well today according to our shotgun instructors. Luckily, we had a second one at the range.

So that means we'll have to take a trip to Bass Pro tomorrow to pick up a new thrower (sigh--don't you hate spending your Sunday's at a huge place full of guns and other awesome stuff).

Anyone had experience with any throwers at Bass Pro they want to share, we'd love to hear it. Email info@advancedshooting.com or DM us on Twitter @advancedshootin.

Next assault rifle, shotgun courses to be scheduled this week!

Stay tuned for the upcoming dates. We're working on a Sat in Aug and Sept--confirmation coming soon!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Attend our shotgun or assault rifle class online!

If you're signed up for one of our upcoming shotgun or assault rifle courses, you can attend the classroom portion online at no additional cost. Let us know, and we'll send you the necessary info to join via phone/web!

No fly list might ban you from buying a gun... no conviction necessary

Nat'l Park Carry: Get OK soon?

Arizona house OKs bill to allow locked guns in vehicles, no matter what the bldg owner says

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Looking for a 44 mag, Taurus?

Anyone have one they want to unload for our classes? We're looking for sub-$400 (yes, that's cheap), but we'd pay cash and do so quickly. Less than 6" barrel, preferably stainless, Taurus/Smith/Ruger, double-action. Let us know!

Some states tell Fed gov't to back off

Let's hope that when it comes to taking our gun rights they're as willing to stand up...

Road rage: don't worry about CHL holders, worry about the crazies

UDF (anti-gun business) delivery man robbed in Cincinnati

Funny business in FL over CCW licenses (including non-resident)

McCain's daughter talks about gun ownership

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday CCW class added, Pistol Marksmanship scheduled

Due to many requests, we've added a Sunday Concealed Carry (Basic Pistol) class to our July schedule. It'll be held July 12 from 8am - 9pm.

We've also added a Pistol Marksmanship July 11 from 10am - noon. This class lets you try our guns, get coaching from an instructor, and spend some time at our private range.

Sign up for either class at AdvancedShooting.com today!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Nice safe at Costco $499

You shouldn't have to give up your walk in the park

A young woman was choked and raped in a Cincinnati park. Some are making a statement by still going there, defiant that bad guys won't ruin their day.

My advice- get a concealed carry permit. Self-defense (and a dead rapist) is a much more bold statement...

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Spots still open for Shotgun class next Sat!

Sign up if you think you can attend our Shotgun Basics class May 16. Sign up or learn more at AdvancedShooting.com.

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Springfield EMP · 9mm · Compact · Light Weight ·
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College student shoots and kills home invader (thanks for the link, Nate!)

Ranges near Dayton

People have asked, so here you go:

http://www.vra-ohio.com/

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Biggest source of crime is among us--protect yourself

Ohio has been releasing criminals into our midst due to lack of jail-space. All stats show that the biggest source of crime is those who've already been convicted, and we have several cases recently of exactly that. Bad guys tend to stay bad.

What does this mean for a normal citizen? It's more important than ever to take your personal and family's protection into your own hands...