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Accuracy International is a specialist British firearms manufacturer based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England and best known for producing the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare series of precision sniper rifles. The company was established in 1978 by British Olympic shooting gold medallist Malcolm Cooper, MBE (1947–2001), Sarah Cooper, Martin Kay, and the designers of the weapons, Dave Walls and Dave Caig. All were highly skilled international or national target shooters. Accuracy International’s high-accuracy sniper rifles are in use with many military units and police departments around the world.

The Accuracy International rifle system has gained success, due in part to the design considerations put into the overall rifle. The rifles are hand-built. The AWSM (Arctic Warfare Super Magnum) is among the top three record holders for longest confirmed sniper kills .

A I AWSM by pabumus


The inherent accuracy of the rifle is due to the action being bolted with four screws and permanently bonded with epoxy material to an aluminium receiver, to which all major rifle components are in turn attached. As it keeps the action from moving away from zero, the accuracy of the rifle is very high.

The rifle stock design is designed for good ergonomics. The comfort in holding the rifle and the reduced recoil aids accuracy.

The barrel is interchangeable with other calibres; this can be done in the field in about 15 minutes. With the barrel clamped in a barrel vise, the barrel is removed from the action, and another one screwed into the action and tightened in place with a torque wrench.

This sniper rifle can be used for both H.A.L.O insertions and walking deployments of sniper teams .

I may only be a simple monster with a shotgun but i can tell you this , the AWSM is among the finest rifles on this planet and has earned the respect of countless snipers around the world .



Hi-Point semi-automatic pistols are polymer-framed and generally regarded as simple, inexpensive handguns .

Based on a blowback design, Hi-Point pistols do not have a breech-locking system like most handguns. Instead they have large, heavy slides that hold the breech closed through sheer mass .

While making the pistols heavy, this design also makes them mechanically simple and easy to maintain .

Most self-loading pistols can be field-stripped without the use of any tools. However, Hi-Point pistols require a punch or a small screwdriver to remove a pin in the receiver, in order to permit slide removal (and thus enable field-stripping).

Hi-Point carbines use a polymer stock, stamped sheet metal receiver cover, and a receiver and bolt cast from zamak-3. The barrel is steel and button rifled using a 1-10″ right hand twist.

Some people are wary of Hi-Points because of the use of zinc alloy (zamak-3) castings in much of their construction. However, parts made from zamak-3 in Hi-Point guns (receiver and bolt/slide) are low-stress components that do not require the strength of steel. Higher stress components in Hi-Points, like the barrel and other small parts, are made of steel.

Hi-Point firearms have manual thumb safeties and an integral drop safety that prevents firing in the event that the firearm is dropped. Until recently, all Hi-Point products except the 995 (9mm) carbine had a last-round lock open and magazine disconnect safety, preventing firing unless a magazine was in the gun. With the replacement of the original 9mm carbine with the new 995 TS model, all pistols and carbines now have these features.

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Gun-Zilla !

How many guns are enough ? , one ,ten, one hundred ? . Maybe more ?.

400px-NeosteadI have known collectors that would say never enough guns , after all once bitten by the bug its hard to stop wanting more . But really, how many guns are nessesary ?. FRENCH 17TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK copybeautifully-engraved-browning-renaissance-hi-power-semi-automatic-pistol-with-gold-plated-triggerWhat are you going to use a gun for ? , defence , hunting , competition or something else?. galil3 aa-12islamreligion-of-peace Whatever the reason you choose to have firearms remember this , the gun laws are going to get tougher and because of the media there is a very good chance that public opinion will become more and more negative towards firearms . All you have to do is look at a newspaper or watch the news to know that the media has lots of source material to draw negativity from …… 07091…… Reality check !! , if you really want to know how many guns are enough, ask a soldier . Most likely the answer will be ,1 dependable sidearm ,1 good rifle and something for back-up ! .Smith and Wesson 500 magnum by cardman Because when the shit hits the fan anything else will be excess weight .

Gun-Zilla ! would like to remind you that its better to have it and not need it , than to need it and not have it .

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While doing some research for an article that i wanted to write, i stumbled upon some images of Muslims protesting in the street .

They were holding signs that said ” Islam will dominate the world ! ” …. now i must confess to you that whenever i hear an individual or group saying stuff like that it gives me cause to worry !!

The last time somebody wanted to dominate the world it resulted in World War Two , not a very comforting thought .

While not being much of a religious devotee myself , i have had cause to look into most of the worlds religions and most preach the same basic message of Peace , Love , and Harmony .

I could not find one that preaches world domination with the exception of the Qur’an ! . So , being the curious monster that i am … i decided to have a peek inside .

I want to share with you a passage that i found , Surah 4:89  ” Seize Them And Slay Them Wherever You Find Them ” . This is in reference to the non-believers or infidels ( that would be the rest of us ) with the option of a tithe ( tax ) on the heads of the non-believers .

I imagine they created that little loop-hole for the days when their swords were dull , or they just need to take the day off from time to time. After all , killing infidels 24 hours a day / seven days a week is hard work , and would tire anybody out !! .

And lets not forget the daily physical demands of beating your wives , kicking your dogs , slitting the throats of Christians , and stoning your children to death for even the slightest little infraction .  What a Wonderful Bunch of People !! .

Islam and the ill conceived Shariah law is a  poisonous and cancerous growth that is spreading across this Planet like a dark shadow and needs to be removed before their goal of World domination is realized .

And people actually wonder why i keep my shot-gun so close at hand .

Sincerely  Gun-Zilla .

Greetings fellow gun lovers it brings me great joy to share with you an experiance i had a few years ago while looking for a decent lever-action rifle . After several months of doing my homework on the subject i had made up my mind to purchase a Marlin model 1895 Cowboy , chambered in 45-70 govt. a 26″ tapered octagon barrel, magazine capacity of 9 . For my needs and desires and geographical location at the time ( I was in northern British Columbia ) i could not have chosen a better gun . I saved every penny and counted every second untill i was able to make the trip into town . Believe me with all your heart when i tell you that i was worse than a five year-old on Christmas day , i could not contain myself . To this day i am not sure if the vehicle i was in had come to a complete stop or for that matter if my feet even touched pavement before i had the doorknob of the sporting goods store in my grasp . With a mighty twist to unset the latch i shoved the door open with the strength that is reserved only for the insane . Upon entering the store a deathly silence fell about the place, in retrospect it may have been the maniacle grin that was spread across my face like a bad paint-job, but i can not be 100% sure ,salesmen and customers fled before me as i advanced towards the gun counter . Every man alive knows the feeling of pure happiness when you are in a store that has a monster selection of what you are after . My eyes wandered along the racks and racks of fine bolt action rifles, the huge assortment of shot-guns ,even a decent showing of black-powder rifles ,then of course the semi-automatics and finally the lever actions. Offerings from Winchester , Browning , Cimmaron and Marlin adorned the last rack of rifles , i boldly stepped up to the counter and stated my true desire looking the salesman right in the eye, the words he next spoke to me cut me right to the soul . I am very sorry sir but we are out of that particular model perhaps i could interest you in a blah blah blah ……it was several minutes before the initial shock wore off, eventually i was able to decipher that the store owner could only order twice a year from said manufacturer and would i like to place an order ? after all i would only have to wait a mere four months before the object of my desires arrived . Crushed , de-moralized , and beaten i left the store , how could i possibly survive the coming months without my beloved ?. During this timespan i had cause to speak with an uncle of mine and told him of my ordeal, to my surprise he tells me of a lever action that he is trying to sell for a family member , no it is not a marlin but it does have an octagon barrel sorry it is not a 45-70 but a .308 and it only holds five rounds in an internal rotary magazine !.and would i be interested in at least taking a look ?. O.M.G.

When the day came for my uncle to stop by and show me the lever action rifle he had described over the phone i was actually pretty excited . Always ready to do research on any given topic i got out all of my gun books and started looking , i knew that Savage had an internal rotary magazine and that my grandfather had one that he hunted with and spoke quite highly of , but i had only ever seen it once but had never shot it or even held it for that matter so i really did not know what to expect . Then came a knock on the door , i opened it and there stood my uncle with the most beutifull hand tooled leather scabbard i had ever seen ! he came in and placed the scabbard on the kitchen table and asked me if i would like to see what was inside ? . Fingers trembling in anticipation i undid the scabbard and pulled out a mint condition Savage model 1886 Anniversary Edition . I was holding a peice of history . Savage produced the Anniversary Edition in 1970 and only cranked out 9,999 of them , my uncle went on to explain that the example i held in my hands was purchased brand new in 1970 the scabbard made for it and then both scabbard and rifle put into storage with the hope that someday they might be worth something . Thirty some years passed and in that time the original owner died and left the rifle to his daughter who had no interest in firearms and in turn asked my uncle if he could sell it for her , the asking price ?…. $500.00 . Are you kidding me ? the scabbard alone had to be worth that much !! if not more and as far as my uncle knew the rifle itself had never been fired. Upon closer inspection it seemed that my uncle was right , a bore that was clean and bright , both wood and metal in pristine condition the only marks on it were my fingerprints ! . Never in my life have i handed over money so fast and so eagerly and never in my life have i gotten a deal quite like that one ! . Months went by and i was still unsure if i should even fire it or if i should treat it as an investment and keep it in a glass case over the fireplace . A conversation with an old freind settled the matter ” The 99 is a fine rifle for hunting, shoot the hell out of it you cant hurt it … just take proper care of it and it will last you a lifetime ” personally i have always believed that it makes no sense to own something that you cant use and since i had use for a rifle in the first place i thought why not ? it is a pure joy to shoot i like the balance and it groups five shots under 1″ at 100 yrds with iron sights using 150 grain match ammo, not bad for $500.00 . Although i still think about the Marlin and still want one almost a decade has gone by and my love affair with the 99 is still strong and i feel no need to replace it .

I read an interesting article the other day that makes no sense to me, however the tin foil hat crowd rarely does make sense .

U.S. health experts are saying that guns are a social disease just like a virus or alcohol or tobacco , because of the recent wake of mass shootings  in the states.

Two weeks after the movie theater shootings in Colorado that saw 12 people dead and 58 injured Dr. Stephen Hargarten found himself treating victims of the Sikh temple shootings that left seven dead including the gunman, and three wounded.

He wondered is this the new social norm ?

Well Stephen look around you ,guns have ALWAYS been the social norm in America there is nothing new about it  , the right to keep and bear arms is part of the CONSTITUTION !!!  .

So what would happen if people put down the guns and started using baseball-bats to kill each other ? would you then say that baseball-bats are a social disease as well ? .

We live in a violent society Stephen get used to it , perhaps you should arm yourself and go with the flow .

Gun-zilla would like to remind you …..