Get On Target (General)
This is the show where you get to find out all about The Hub's Gun Shop and Gun Range. Hosted by Rob "Birdman" Hephner and Bruce Owen

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about Classy Training, The Hub Approach.

Video @ https://youtu.be/vXNx2qoBtIA

 

The Hub was picked for best handgun classes in the White Mountains of AZ. One-on-one classes provides high quality interaction, eliminates distraction, and gives the instructors the ability to gauge the student's progress and mastery.

The CCW class is a group class where students need to have the basic shooting and safety skills prior to taking the CCW class.

 


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Direct download: 4-18-19_GOT.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about Keeping It Clean, The Products We Use.

Video @ https://youtu.be/qaVaGP0aOjo

 

Seal 1 - http://www.seal1.net/

Otis Smart Gun Care - https://otistec.com/gun-cleaning-kits/

Swab-Its - https://www.swab-its.com/

 


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Direct download: GOT_4-10-19.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about Cross Training with revolvers; the Ruger 22 and 38 (LCRx line).

Video @ https://youtu.be/PeqDGmtirTs

 


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Direct download: 032719_GOT.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about Cross Training with the Glock 17 - Gen 4; Sirt Laser, 22 Conversion, 9mm.

Video @ https://youtu.be/Uo-LR9c5V5U

 


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In this episode Bruce and Birdman go over their Top 3 Picks from SHOT Show 2019.

Video @ https://youtu.be/TSCT2Jt6BkI

 


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Direct download: SHOT_2019_Picks.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 2:40pm MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about Hand Gun Selection and SHOT Show.

Video @ https://youtu.be/aPq6k4Aap0Q

 


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Direct download: 011619_GOT.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about the end of the year, excitement for the new year, and New Year's Resolutions.

Have a safe and happy New Year!

Video @ https://youtu.be/IvY-PrAXBCs

 

 

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Direct download: 122619_GOT.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about being a good steward of Firearms.

Video @ https://youtu.be/WPKMHc0rZeQ


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In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss CCW Carry, pros and cons of the Revolver (Ruger-LCP) vs the Semiauto (Ruger-LC 9S).

Video @ https://youtu.be/-98shz58XJ8


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Recorded at the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss 4 categories on how to buy a handgun, part 2 with 5 guns to use as examples.

Video @ https://youtu.be/hramzweGvaE

 

How to Buy a Handgun - Part 2

Handgun Type vs. Carry Restraints

CCW Needs Defensive vs Offensive

Passive vs. Mechanical Safety's

Safety's Pro & Con

 

Visit: https://thehubaz.com/

The Hub located @ 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929

Direct download: 090518_GOT_Final.mp3
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Recorded at the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce, Master Chief Navy Seal Ron Bellan, and Birdman talk about Bruce's Book, The Point of the Gun.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/MOAbKHMKvIU

 

Visit: https://thehubaz.com/

The Hub located @ 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929

The Point of the Gun: The Definitive Straight-Shooting Guide to Choosing Firearms for Self Defense. 

Link to purchase: http://a.co/d/inOEJ3d

Direct download: GOT_083018.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 12:24pm MST

Recorded at the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss key points on how to buy a hand gun.

Video @ https://youtu.be/fCtVq2E3BYw

 

How to Buy a Hand Gun:

Know your reason.

Know your commitment level (time).

Know your budget.

Ask questions to know the salesperson's level of knowledge, which is the store's customer commitment level.

 

 

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The Hub located @ 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929

Direct download: 080818_GOT_FINAL.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:30am MST

Recorded at the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce, Michael, and Birdman chat about the huge Blow Out Sale happening at The Hub now!

Video @ https://youtu.be/uJKcl95bVuc


Deep discounts, some products at cost. Come into the store to find out pricing!! The sale runs through July 11th.

 

The Hub Fest is coming up, end of summer. This will be the 2nd year!

 

Visit: https://thehubaz.com/

The Hub located @ 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Recorded in the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about the Market Surveys of America and the vote for the 2018 Best of The Best being presented to The Hub for Best Firearms Instruction. Thanks to the team, range, and protocol at The Hub!

Video @ https://youtu.be/7DRwT6RLJyM

 

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Direct download: 061318_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 3:37pm MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about The Hub's 101 Class Success.

Video @ https://youtu.be/GFUeg3353a8

 

The Hub's 101 Handgun Class Success

This Class has trained over 1000 first time shooters.
This Class is 1 on 1 or max 2 (friends-family).
This Class includes gun, ammo, range, target, and protection.
This Class is protection focused 20 years old and over.

Part 1. Handgun types and advantages, including cleaning.
Part 2. Basic Handgun control & physical requirements.
Part 3. Carry options, types, and advantages.

100% success rate
We teach Security and Peace of Mind

 
The Point of the Gun book available on Amazon: http://a.co/baIMJzg

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 051018_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss the term: ambience, and how it will be included as a new rating in the Point of the Gun reviews.

Video @ https://youtu.be/mXTlWOza_No

 

AMBIENCE:

"A feeling or mood associated with a particular Place, Person, or Thing." 

Point of the Gun reviews will now include an Ambience rating that does not take cost into the equation.

 

 

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Direct download: 050218_GOT.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss the relationship of buying.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/giSlj4_anko

 

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Direct download: 041118_GOT_Final.mp3
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Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about used gun values.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/IPCgUevH52E

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 031518_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman have a discussion about Gun Control.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/OEjUVTSSHw0

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 022118_GOT_Final.mp3
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Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review Sticky Holsters, which is now available at The Hub.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/QqmFdp7VSws

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 021418_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the SHOT Show and what their favorite items were.

Video @ https://youtu.be/re1ZUQOItkI

 

-Sticky Holsters
-IWI Tavor TS12
-IWI Tavor 7
-ZRO Delta
-Mag Pump
-UTM Training
-SIG Sauer
-ZORE

Information about the SHOT Show: http://shotshow.org/

 

Anteris Alliance had their Try & Buy, the Sunday before the SHOT Show with 72 vendors this year.

Information about the event: https://anterisalliance.com/product/try-buy-event/

 


New LIVE show, "Ad Mortem Odium" started on the Birdman - Patriot Edition  page:  https://www.facebook.com/birdmanmediapatriot/

It will be on live every Thursday @ 5 p.m. MST. Check it out!

 

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Direct download: 013118_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about The SHOT Show in Las Vegas that start earlier this week! Next week they will chat about their top 4 picks (each) from the show.

Video @ https://youtu.be/cQgSWh6KU9o

 

Information about the SHOT Show: http://shotshow.org/

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 012618_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about SEAL 1 products; CLEAN, LUBE, PROTECT.

Video @ https://youtu.be/A7Uo9N7P0TY

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Check out Seal 1 products @ http://www.seal1.net/Seal-1-PRODUCT-PAGE.html

 

Direct download: 011918_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio, located behind The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss Every Day Carry (on-person or in their vehicle) and what both Bruce and Birdman carry on them daily; guns, knives, flashlights, and more.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/KfLZpv1HfzI

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 011018_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio, located right outside The Hub.

In this episode, The New Year's Resolutions Show, Bruce and Birdman discuss looking back at the last year and at what guns they liked, re-evaluate guns and accessories so that they can upgrade.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/1AcrkO-ooI8

 

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Direct download: 010318_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio, located right outside The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about news about National Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

Video @ https://youtu.be/-cSNxv9TNOU

 

Links provided with more informaton:

http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20171204/BILLS-115HR38-RCP115-45.pdf

 
 

 

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Direct download: 120717_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:50am MST

Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio right outside The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss double action gun exercises, grip and triggers.

Video @ https://youtu.be/DehOE-1V9gw

 

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Direct download: 113017_GOT_Final.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about suppressors (silencer).

Video @ https://youtu.be/fUuKrb5yw78

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 112317_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:03am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss passion and guns; good passion and bad passion.

Video @ https://youtu.be/jLHSUP4cUrI

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Direct download: 111617_GOT.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:13am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about what's the best holster and why.

Video @ https://youtu.be/H9wlJTZ-rcg

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Direct download: GOT_110817_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the importance of the grip on a handgun and the physical aspects.

Video @ https://youtu.be/f6R3Z-5PPZ4

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Direct download: 110217_GOT_Final.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about customer service interaction, safety involving sales of a gun, and about the new lessons/classes that start next week at the Hub; First Handgun, First Shot Gun, First Rifle.

Video @ https://youtu.be/NuXUFUIaUGg

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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FB page @ https://www.facebook.com/Thehubaz/

 

Direct download: 092717_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about new upcoming trainings, beginners classes, and about sales experience.

Video @ https://youtu.be/NWK40H1yTKU

The first class will be about how to purchase a gun. Answering questions so that you can choose what gun is best for you; how you are going to use it, clean it, safe storage, safety, and more.

At the Hub, they want to make sure that they are helping you purchase the right gun for your needs.

Visit https://thehubaz.com/ or stop by 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929.

 

 

Direct download: 091317_GOT_Final.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman answer a few questions that have come up recently and discuss this week's gun trends; double/single action and revolvers.

Visit The Hub @ https://thehubaz.com/

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/rTfTiVy06x4

The Hub Fest is coming up!

The Hub Fest will take place at The Hub located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 Friday, September 1st, and Saturday, September 2nd. We have lined up for Charlie Melton, a well known SEALS Sniper Trainer to come and teach a long range course the Wednesday and Thursday prior to the Hub Fest. 

It is a 2 day course for $1000. There is a limit of 10, possibly even 6 individuals. Charlie Melton with train you the same way he trained Chris Kyle and Marcus & Morgan Luttrell and other snipers within the SEALS team.

There is a $300 deposit. You can sign up for the class with this link:
https://charliemikeprecision.com/event/long-range-rifle-coarse-show-low-az/

 

 

Direct download: 080217_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about customer service.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/4ATQuYAIOqg

Direct download: 062117_GOT_Final.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about Frugal Finds!

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/otlFdEDUShw

Direct download: 053117_GOT_Final.mp3
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In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about Training - Website - General Stuff!

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/G_IP73rK9Jc

Direct download: 052417_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about Glock 41, Point of the Gun.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/jKzu9-h0j3g

Direct download: 051817_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:02am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about The Wheel Life (Why Revolvers?)  

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/7TRgTLnj6tg

 

 

Direct download: 030817_GOT_Episode_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Last week Michael shared his focus for the 2017 SHOT Show and this week Bruce talks about what he sees as important focuses in the Training realm.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Facebook and YouTube pages next week as we will have plenty of content to view.

 

Watch this show @ https://youtu.be/LJL2udyoL2Y 

Direct download: 011117_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:30am MST

There is certainly a lot going on in regular news, but The Hub has some very interesting solutions to a lot of worries and stress.

Listen as Bruce talks to Birdman about what's up.

Also listen as the dynamic duo talk about the were and tear you should expect if you're training properly.

Video Overview @ https://youtu.be/bREdsL4i_OA

www.thehubaz.com

 

Direct download: 092116_Hub_Final.mp3
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Bruce and Birdman discuss some of the things you'll want to think about before jumping into your very first gun purchase. 

These steps can save you a lot of time and money and take it from two guns who have wasted both in the quest for the perfect gun....for whatever use they might need.

Direct download: 081316_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Bruce and Birdman discuss some of the things you'll want to think about before jumping into your very first gun purchase. 

These steps can save you a lot of time and money and take it from two guns who have wasted both in the quest for the perfect gun....for whatever use they might need.

Direct download: 072816_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 5:30pm MST

Bruce and Birdman take a little reset moment to talk basics and all around a gun that most people have or have thought about.

 

This is the multi-purpose weapon that fits a lot of different defensive and fun uses.

 

See if you can guess without checking the video first.

 

Once you listen, take a look - https://youtu.be/h9KnBH5Pkz8

Direct download: 7-19-16_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

The Defensive Gun Seminar will be starting soon on Saturdays.

 

This is a FREE seminar to answer all your questions about Handguns for CCW, Home Defense and even Woods Defense.

 

Check out the Training Schedule at www.thehubaz.com for more details on times.

Direct download: HubSeminar_Final.mp3
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SHOT Show 2016 has re-energised the Industry and Bruce and Birdman talk about how it continues to excite, based upon guns continuing to show up at the store.

One in particular is the Tanfoglio Limited.

Listen and Enjoy.

 

Video here - http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehub/GOT_Short_TAG.mp4

 

Direct download: 2-10-16_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:00am MST

Bruce and Birdman talk about the show's move to review products, how they will handle them and what you can expect as a listener and a visitor to the range.

With Bruce's experience with Guns and Birdman's experience with the process of reviewing products GET ON TARGET will introduce a new way of getting feedback about a product. With a quick video overview and then more in depth audio explanation, you the listener and viewer will no longer feel like banging your head against the way to hear (or see) us get to the point.

 

On Target Reviews and straight to the Point. That's what we are all about

Direct download: 2-3-16_Reviews_Final.mp3
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One of the most popular and the most asked about classes in the CCW Class at The Hub.

The Hub's CCW class is a bit more detailed than other classes on the mountain and special attention is given to make sure the student is better prepared and has better understanding of both themselves and their gun.

Check www.thehubaz.com for the available classes and listen to this episode to get the most up to date answers that we get here at The Hub about our CCW Class.

Direct download: 2-3-16_Hub_Final.mp3
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Bruce and Birdman talk about the NEW Products seen at this years SHOT Show, what's new and what's getting better.

Direct download: SHOTShowPart2_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

Bruce and Birdman talk about the Trends of this years SHOT Show, what's new and what's getting better.

Direct download: SHOTShowPart1_Final.mp3
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Bruce and Birdman are packing their bags and getting ready to head to Las Vegas to see all the new guns and stuff that we all dream about when buying our Power Ball tickets.

 

Also discussed is the area in the store that will be set aside for Used Gun Sales. It's a whole bunch of newness all in a single show.

Direct download: 011316_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 10:30am MST

Bruce and Birdman discuss the most recent Big Rock Distributor Show where a few of the guns that will be featured at the SHOT Show were discussed and also some of the newest trends were discussed.

We also chat a little bit about the currently proposed Executive Action from Obama

 

Don't forget to check out The Hub Website for updates.

Direct download: 010716_Hub_Final.mp3
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It is a staple of every gun collection, so finding a good deal on a used one is almost always easy.

The Remington Model 870 is a pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, LLC. It is widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense. It is also commonly used by law enforcement and military organizations worldwide.

Development

The Remington 870 was the fourth major design in a series of Remington pump shotguns. John Pedersen designed the fragile Remington Model 10 (and later the improved Remington Model 29). John Browning designed the Remington Model 17 (which was later adapted by Ithaca into the Ithaca 37), which served as the basis for the Remington 31. The Model 31 was well liked,[4] but struggled for sales in the shadow of the Winchester Model 12. Remington sought to correct that in 1951 by introducing a modern, streamlined, rugged, reliable, and relatively inexpensive shotgun – the 870.

Sales of the 870 have been steady. They reached 2 million guns by 1973 (ten times the number of Model 31 shotguns it replaced). By 1996, spurred by sales of the basic "Express" models, which were added as a lower-cost alternative to the original Wingmaster line, sales topped seven million guns. On April 13, 2009, the ten millionth Model 870 was produced; the 870 holds the record for best-selling shotgun in history.[5]

Design details

The 870 features a bottom-loading, side ejecting receiver, tubular magazine under the barrel, dual action bars, internal hammer, and a bolt which locks into an extension in the barrel. The action, receiver, fire control group, safety catch and slide release catch of the Remington Model 870 shotgun are similar to those used on the Remington Model 7600 series pump-action centerfire rifles and carbines. The basic fire control group design was first used in the automatic 11–48.[6][7] Twelve gauge stocks will also interchange on the older 12-gauge-sized 20-gauge receivers, although modification is needed to fit the smaller sized 20-gauge receivers employed since the late 1970s. Several parts of the 870 will interchange with the semi-automatic Remington 1100 and 11–87.

The original 870 models were offered with fixed chokes. In 1986 Remington introduced the new Remington "Rem Choke" system of screw-in chokes (also fitted to Remington model 1100 auto-loading shotguns at the same time). Initially, the Rem Chokes were offered only in 12 gauge in barrel lengths of 21", 26", and 28". The following year the availability was expanded to the 20 gauge and included other barrel lengths.[7][8]

Production 870s for over 30 years had a design whereby a user could fail to press a shell all the way into the magazine when loading such that the shell latch did not engage the shell, and such actions could tie up the gun.[7][9] This was caused by the shell which slipped out of the magazine under the bolt in the receiver to bind the action, requiring rough treatment of the action or even disassembly to clear by the uninitiated. The potential issue was resolved with the introduction of the "Flexi Tab" carrier. Guns with this modification can be identified by the "U"-shaped cut-out on the carrier, visible from below the gun. The cut-out, combined with a modified machining on the underside of the slide assembly, allows the action to be opened with a shell on the carrier.

Variants

There are hundreds of variations of the Remington 870 in 12, 16, 20, 28 gauges and .410 bore. In 1969 Remington introduced 28 gauge and .410 bore models on a new scaled down receiver size, and in 1972 a 20 gauge Lightweight version was introduced on the same sized receiver, and all of the smaller gauges today are produced on that size receiver. From the original fifteen models offered, Remington currently produces dozens of models for civilian, law enforcement, and military sales. 870 variants can be grouped into:

Express – Matte blue/black bead-blasted with hardwood, laminated hardwood or synthetic stocks and chambered for 2 3/4" and 3" 12 or 20 gauge shotshells. All Expresses have been chambered in 3" in 12 and 20 gauge, but markings have varied.
Marine – Nickel plated with synthetic stocks.
Mark 1 – adopted by the United States Marine Corps in the late 1960s and saw service into the 21st century. The Model 870 Mark 1 has a 21 inches (53 cm) barrel with an extended magazine increasing total capacity to 8 rounds, and was fitted with an adapter allowing use of the standard M7 bayonet for the M16 rifle.[7][10]
MCS (Modular Combat Shotgun) – A new modular version of the M870 which can be quickly modified with different barrels, magazine tubes, and stocks for different purposes, such as urban combat and door breaching.
Police – Chambered in 12 gauge only with a 3" magnum chamber. Blued or Parkerized steel finish. These models feature a stronger sear spring, carrier latch spring, and a forged steel extractor (as opposed to the MIM extractor found on Express models). Receivers are stamped "Remington 870 Police Magnum" as of 2014.
They are equipped with Police-specific walnut or synthetic stocks which are fitted with sling mounts. Walnut stocks lack checkering as found on the Express/Wingmaster models. 870P models come with matching walnut or synthetic forends that are shortened to prevent interference with most vehicle-mounted rack systems. The shortened forend also allows quick visual inspection of the magazine regardless of what position the forend is in, whereas the lengthened sport-type forend on other models partially blocks the loading port when pulled to the rear.

Police models are available with 18" or 20" barrels, with or without rifle sights, and have a standard capacity of four rounds. They can be ordered with a two or three round extended magazine tube from the factory, bringing total capacity to 6+1 (18" barrel) or 7+1 (20" barrel). All police barrels come with an Improved Cylinder choke unless special ordered.

Super Mag – Chambered for 3½" 12 gauge shotshells.
Wingmaster – Blued steel with high gloss or satin walnut stocks. They have been offered in Skeet, Trap, and field configurations. Originally the basic Wingmaster was chambered for 2 3/4" rounds and came with a fixed choke, and the 3" chambered versions were designated Magnum models. Models built after 1986 offer the RemChoke Interchangeable choke tube system, and the 12 and 20 gauge versions are chambered in 3" for either 2 3/4" or 3" shells. Prior to the introduction of the "Police" model 870, altered Wingmasters were popular among law enforcement.

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Bruce and Birdman chat about The Holy Grail of Guns.

That one firearm that can for in all situations perfectly. Or does it exists?

If it doesn't, just exactly how many guns would you need to buy in order to cover all situation?

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Just filling in while Bruce is on vacation, give me some feedback about the recent shooting in Tombstone and don't forget to check out this weeks quick video.

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Bruce shows Birdman the worksheets that The Hub is using to help people understand what is the best gun for them.

 

Taking away some of the guesswork when it come to the question "What guns fit my needs?"

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Have you been looking at an AR15, but you're just not sure where to start?

Don't want to spend money only to have to sell to upgrade?

 

Well then this episode is for you. Bruce and Birdman discuss this polular format and talk about the 2 models that The Hub sells as an entry point and why.

They talk about why this gun is popular as a home defense weapon and even what ammo to use.

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Bruce and Birdman discuss carry options for handguns. Some of the things you should consider before you buy and what the different options are really all about.

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One of the most asked questions that we get is about buying guns. Specifically it is about buying a gun for the first time.

Bruce gives steps to help avoid some of the most common pittfalls of a first gun purchase.

Remember, if you have questions, just ask. That's exactly how this episode came to be.

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The continuing converstaion about 22 Ammo. Yes, there us a shortage and mostly it is because people are shooting it. 

We talk about a couple different ways to be able to use more types of 22 Ammo, what the differences are and how they apply to your guns.

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Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

 

If you've liseted to the show you know we encourge concealed carry in public and not open carry. But, if you stop in the store you'll see a lot of open carry. That's not meant to be intimidating, but to open conversations about certain types of guns and also to let our customers know they can carry in the store as well.

 

We believe if a shop can't trust you to carry in their place of business, they have no business selling you a gun. 

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Bruce and Birdman talk about Frog Lube, Custom Coatings from Robar and a variety of others things you can do to your gun.

Remember, if you have any questions we are here to answer, ask away!

To check out the coatings we talked about stop by The Hub and ask about Robar.

 

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Bruce gives the details on all the new Firearm 101 classes that are limeted to 2 students per session. That's right, very personlized instruction that helps anyone learn the ins and outs of whatever type of firearm they would like.

 

Check out the calendar for the next class and get scheduled today - Click for Calendar

 

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In  Shunryu Suzuki's, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind he states “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few” 

This is evident in a child's ability to learn and in a lot of adult's attitude that "I know how to do that!" 

If a person can allow themselves open to new experiences they will be beter suited to learn. Bruce and Birdman talk about how this all applies to gun training and the ability to learn from others, even if they are not as good a shooter.

Training is a skill, specifically it is an observation skill and many times experts in one field (golf, football, baseball....) turn to experts in training to get better or even fix issues. Just because you are a good shot, deosn't mean you can't improve with training and proper feedback.

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Fresh back from the SHOT Show Michael and Bruce talk about the show itself, the booths and items they liked and a little bit about how they think 2015 will be from a ammo and arms accesability aspect.

Also it is the podcast debut if my 3 month old duaghter (sorry about that.)

 

 

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Discussed are some of the new guns from Ruger including the new version of the favorite LCP.

Additionally hear about how Bruce feels this will be the year of revolvers and how SIRT trainings will be getting even beter.

The guys talk a little about some of the recent political events and how gun control people miss the point of the second amendment.

More coming in the future from Glock, Smith and Wesson and other favorite gun brands.

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Bruce and Birdman discuss the SIRT Laser Gun and the Laserlyte Target.

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Birdman and Bruce talk about choosing a holster that is right for you, your gun and the situation in which you might use it.

Also how having more than one holster is usually always the case.

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Birdman and Michael talk about random stuff and specific AR15s.

 

Think Pistols

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All about a new membership deal, The Hub Gun Acdemy and Law-a-Way details

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Birdman and Michael Grossman talk about the fear of guns, what usually happens when people overcome it and one recent incedent that has a single mother of two fighting for her freedom.

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Birdman and Michael discuss the end of summer, what's happening this weekend and the state of ammo avaialbility.

 

Also some of the reasoning behind ammo restrictions on the range.

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Bruce Owens and Birdman dicuss the new "FREE" seminars for people that are new to guns.

 

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Birdman and Michael Grossman discuss a new line that is being carried at The Hub.

 

Learn about the custom options of these very cool guns and how to make one your own.

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Michael Grossman and Birdman discuss the recent tragedy involving a 9-year old and a fully automatic Uzi.

 

Find out how Respect is pivitol and how it will help everyone to avoid issues with guns.

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Birdman chats with Jerry Butler about his experiences with guns growing up and how he enjoys the Practical Tactical Shooting League.

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Birdman and Michael Grossman of The Hub discuss Michael's new gun and all about why you still have a hard time finding 22 Long Rifle Ammo. It is not really a conspiracy.

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Birdman and Michael discuss how to buy and use Suppessors at The Hub.

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Birdman and Michael Grossman discuss his background and some general information about The Hub's Gun Store and Range

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Just the basic background about your host Rob "Birdman" Hephner, mostly how I got the name and some of my guiding principles.

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