Get On Target
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 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 Windham Weaponry AR 15 Point of the USED Gun.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/Qb3j8kfJNzc

Direct download: 051017_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about Shooting Modular.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/dKiqfGI5iBI

Direct download: 050417_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about Lead Free Shooting.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/vC28hYeXWFw

Direct download: 042117_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Ammo -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about Reaper Ammunition.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/zhfGew0qxc8


To learn more about Reaper Ammunition, visit their website at http://reaperoutdoors.com

 

Direct download: 042017_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Ammo -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the point of the gun.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/YkkjuI3luzM

Direct download: 041217_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about grip and strength, beyond the gun.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/zf_NH1ioaG4

Direct download: 040517_GOT_Episode_Final.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about L.A.G. Tactical Review

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/_JkFNj2tZcQ

Check out the L.A.G. Tactical website @ http://www.lagtactical.com

Our Origins:

L.A.G. Tactical was formed by shooters, for shooters. We are avid gun enthusiasts with a passion for training, shooting, reloading, and all things gun related. Because we are hands on with firearms, we are always seeking products that meet our needs as shooters and help take our training and shooting skills to the next level.

Of course during all of our hours logged on the range, we had our own personal demands from our gear, specifically our holster set ups. It became very clear that holsters, just like firearms, are not a one-size-fits all kind of product. Each of our founders, and the people in their shooting group, had different needs and preferences from their range and concealed carry set ups. Custom holsters seemed a proper solution to this issue but we realized we were a bit too impatient for the extremely lengthy lead times often associated with custom holsters. And thus, L.A.G. Tactical was born.

Our Mission:

We operate with the absolute resolve to meet the individual needs of each customer and to provide a custom holster without the "custom holster wait time". We strive to make and deliver our products in a timely manner, with strict attention to detail.  

Due to the custom nature of our products, we work closely with our customers to ensure each product is made to their specifications to meet their individual needs. We refuse to accept anything less than the highest level of customer satisfaction.

A Quote We Live By:

"Strive for perfection in everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn't exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough." Sir Henry Royce, co-founder of Rolls Royce
Direct download: 032917_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Product Overview -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about "Keeping' it Simple"

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/m5FEETytSL8

Direct download: 032217_GOT_Episode_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Michael and Birdman chat about the DigiTrigger.  

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/QZA9OhtDCAI

Multiple Firing Modes:

The DigiTrigger has 2 firing mode options. There is standard digital mode which allows for a much lighter trigger pull. This will also allow you to fire much faster than the normal mil-spec trigger pull. There is also our Pull/Release Mode. This allows 1 shot per pull of the trigger and 1 shot per release.

Increase Rates of Fire:

Because the DigiTrigger has such a precise and light trigger pull it will allow you to rapid fire like you never have before. It will also not affect accuracy as much due to less trigger play. With our PR mode your gun will shoot at a higher rate of fire due to the pull and release functionality.

Compatibility Options:

Our trigger system is compatible across any mil-spec AR-15 lower. We have tested our product on all major AR systems. The most important requirements of your lower is the acceptance of a mil-spec trigger group AND removable trigger guard.

Find out more about DigiTrigger at https://digitrigger.com

 

Direct download: 031617_GOT_Episode.mp3
Category:Product Overview -- posted at: 10:00am 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

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about WHY the change?!? Lead-Free Range at The Hub!  


Full Video @https://youtu.be/S1MV4D8TBrg

Article about Lead Testing - http://projects.seattletimes.com/2014/loaded-with-lead/1/

 

What happens when you shoot.

Direct download: 030117_GOT_Episode_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about performance ammo!  Learn why there are different kind of ammo for different kinds of things!

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

 

Founded in 2012 by Paul Lemke, a retired U.S. Army Airborne Ranger, PolyCase Ammunition is an innovative ammunition company with over 90 years of combined professional experience in micro injection molding and ballistics.

PolyCase co-founders were in the business of injection molding precision engine parts from heat-tolerant cutting-edge materials. For the past 5 years, however, our focus has been to develop a technology that delivers highly reliable, robust, light, accurate and effective ammunition. As we continue to innovate we learn more about the true capabilities of the technologies we employ, thereby allowing us to develop and efficiently manufacture price competitive ammunition using range compliant components.

Through resourceful engineering and the application of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and materials expertise, our offerings are tailored to provide the discerning consumer the preferred tools to effectively accomplish their mission. PolyCase Ammunition and our product offerings are true game changers in a 140 year old industry.

Check out the Polycase Ammunition @ https://www.polycaseammo.com

Check out the Ruger Ammunition @ http://www.ruger.com/micros/ammo/index.html?r=y

 

Direct download: 022217_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Ammo -- posted at: 10:00am MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the Sig Sauer 227.  

The high-powered P227 holds 10+1 rounds, but you'd hardly know it from the thin, ergonomic grip.  For more information on the Sig Sauer 227, please visit:  https://www.sigsauer.com/products/firearms/pistols/p227/

 

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

Direct download: 021517_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 11:00am MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the Safety Harbor Firearms KEG-12.  

This Safety Harbor Firearms KEG-12 is a pump action 12-gauge shotgun. It has a parkerized finish and a 7-1/2" barrel. This brand new shotgun is built on a Remington 870 Express Magnum receiver. It has a folding vertical grip on the forearm. All NFA rules apply.

http://www.safetyharborfirearms.com/products/shotguns

 

Full Video Version - https://youtu.be/Aw_h6yRUB7Y

 

Direct download: 020917_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 11:00am MST

In 1982 a Handgun entered the market that would forever change the manufacture, sales and uses of handguns in the world. With a simple design and solid performance, Glock has positioned itself as the standard for polymer handguns in the world.

This Episode Bruce and Birdman talk about the things you can pick on Glock about and the areas in which those who don't like them, simply avoid.

 

Video Version @ https://youtu.be/I0kI079ar0k

 

Have you drunk the Glock-Aid and either way, what do you think?

Direct download: 020117_GOT_Episode_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 11:00am MST

This Episode Bruce, Birdman and Michael chat about the SHOT Show, the Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

From the Attendance to the Products, hear what they saw and what and why they didn't get to see some things on the show floor.

Full Video Version - https://youtu.be/EQMcnDQIFFk

Direct download: 012517_GOT_Episode_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 11:00am 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

During this Episode of GET ON TARGET listen as Michael Grossman and Birdman chat about the upcoming SHOT Show and why Michael feels that it will be different.

Also get the buyers perspective on what he thinks will happen in regards to certain NFA items and CCWs moving forward. 

While sales are gangbusters like they are in the times of uncertainty, the future is bright for gun owners and those looking to buy in the near and far future.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/p2ZRKc2APYI

 

Direct download: GOT_Jan.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman take a look at the newest sub-compact carry gun the Ruger LCP II, while Bruce feels they may have done too much with this gun, Birdman thinks it might be just right.

Take a look at the YouTube version of this episode @ https://youtu.be/1RIDTOK_-Y8

 

From http://www.ruger.com/products/lcpII/models.html

BEST-IN-CLASS LIGHTWEIGHT COMPACT PISTOL

  • Short, crisp, single-action trigger pull.

  • Compact at just 5.17" long and 3.71"tall, the LCP® II is designed to fit a variety of holsters and provide concealed carry options.

  • Rugged construction with through-hardened steel slide and black, one-piece, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame.

  • Textured grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip. Larger grip frame surface provides better distribution of recoil forces.

  • Includes finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and grip.

  • Improved sights for superior visibility. Fixed front and rear sights are integral to the slide, while the hammer is recessed within the slide.

  • Easy-to-rack slide designed to hold open after last round ejection.

  • Blued, alloy steel barrel.

  • Also includes a pocket holster and one 6-round magazine.

  • Note: Six-round LCP® magazines are compatible with the LCP® II, but will not activate the last round hold-open feature of the LCP® II. Seven-round LCP® magazines are NOT compatible with the LCP® II.

 

Direct download: 123016_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 9:00am MST

This Episode Bruce shows off a Classic to Birdman, with a twist, the "New" Ruger Blackhawk. They also answer a couple questions from the online audience.

Listen here or watch below at the links YouTube Episode.

Video - https://youtu.be/tCP6PU3NAL4

 

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/products/newModelBlackhawkBlued/models.html

Traditional western-style, hand-filling grip has long been acknowledged as one of the most comfortable and natural pointing of any grip style.
Target-grade accuracy with ramp front and adjustable rear sights.
Patented transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock provide an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge.
Variety of caliber, barrel length, grips, finish and weight guarantees a model to meet the needs of today's single-action shooters.
Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning.

Direct download: 122316_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman cover another very cool gun, the Henry Survival 22. If you want to see this Episode the entire thing, including photos of the gun and the range video can be found on YouTube at the link below.

 

Video - https://youtu.be/OTiAkiyo4Mg

Be sure to subscribe and you'll catch all the new shows.

https://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/u-s-survival-ar-7/ 

Since 1959 the venerable AR-7 has been the choice of U.S. Air Force pilots who need a small-caliber rifle they can count on should they have to punch out over a remote area. Through the years the AR-7’s reputation for portability, ease of operation and reliability has carried over to the civilian world. Today it’s a favorite of bush pilots, backpackers and backcountry adventurers who, like their Air Force counterparts, need a rifle that’s easy to carry yet has the accuracy to reliably take down small game.

Like the original Henry U.S. Survival Rifle, this innovative, semi-automatic model is lightweight (3.5 lbs.) and highly portable. At just 16.5″ long, when all the components are stowed, it easily fits into the cargo area of a plane, boat or in a backpack. It’s chambered in .22 LR so you can carry a large quantity of ammunition without adding much weight to your gear.

When disassembled the pieces fit inside the impact-resistant, water resistant stock. Assembly is as easy as attaching the receiver to the stock, inserting the barrel, and screwing on the nut. In a few seconds, without any tools, the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 is ready for action. It comes standard with a sturdy steel barrel covered in tough ABS plastic with a protective coating for complete corrosion resistance. It’s engineered for perfect balance and the ability to maintain its tack-driving accuracy, even after thousands of rounds.

The receiver has a protective coating that provides superior weatherproofing and waterproof protection, even in harsh saltwater environments. The updated receiver is grooved, making it easy to top off with your favorite optics.

The Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 is available in two finishes; Black and Mossy Oak Break-Up Camo Pattern.  All models are equipped with an adjustable rear sight and a blade front sight.

 

Direct download: 121616_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and honor those who served by talking about a very special weapon know as the M1 Carbine.

This is the first full Video Episode of the Get on Target @ The Hub Podcast that you can check out on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/wMCk1-1Wcm0

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use,[2] .30 caliber semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War. The M1 carbine was produced in several variants and was widely used by not only the U.S. military, but by military, paramilitary and police forces around the world. It has also been a popular civilian firearm.

The M2 carbine is the selective-fire version of the M1 carbine capable of firing in both semi-automatic and full-automatic. The M3 carbine was an M2 carbine with an active infrared scope system.[3]

Despite its name and similar appearance, the M1 carbine is not a shorter version of the M1 Garand rifle. It is a completely different firearm and it fires a different type of ammunition. It was simply called a carbine because it is smaller and lighter than the Garand.

On July 1, 1925, the U.S. Army began using the current naming system where the "M" is the designation for Model and the "number" represents the sequential development of equipment and weapons.[4] Therefore, the "M1 rifle" was the first rifle developed under this system. The "M1 carbine" was the first carbine developed under this system. The "M2 carbine" was the second carbine developed under the system, etc.

 

Direct download: 120716_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman take the novice crack at the comparison of the SIG P226 versus the Glock 17 as the new Special Forces Gun.

Looking at things from the Concealed Carry perspective Bruce and Birdman continue the conversation about these two very good guns, their Pros and Cons and which one stands out on top.

 

Take a look at the Video Overview - https://youtu.be/_w9FXrblqUU

 

Also be sure to listen to Part 1 as well.

Direct download: 111616_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Gun Wars -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

This Episode we welcome special guest Former Master Chief Ron Bellan (Reaper01) of the NAVY SEAL TEAMS.

Ron, Birdman and Michael Grossman talk about the recent announcement of the move from the SIG P226 to the Glock 19 for the SEAL Teams and the rest of the Special Forces for the US Military.

Ron shoots both guns on the range and then all three chat about what they feel motivated the change and how they think it will affect operations in the field.

Be sure to check out the Video Overview at - https://youtu.be/hXdeHFwrGKU

 

Also stay tuned for Part 2, where Bruce and Birdman take their shots as well.

 

Check out Ron at www.reaperoutdoors.com and https://www.facebook.com/TeamReaper/

Direct download: GOT_GunWarsSEALGuns_Final.mp3
Category:Gun Wars -- posted at: 10:00am MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the Elections and what they could potentially mean for the firearms industry and The Hub in general.

 

www.thehubaz.com

 

 

 

Direct download: 111116-GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Government -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

In Episode 138 - Bruce and Birdman chat about a very hard to find gun and why that is the case.

 

The Key-Tec Sub-2000 was good, but take a listen and hear all about the upgrade made on Gun 2

 

Take a look at the Video Overview @ https://youtu.be/bRej6KTKcU8

Direct download: 102716_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

This Episode Bruce shows Birdman a project he has been working on for about 3 months. His Used Marlin 1894s.

Take a listen to hear all about the details and then check the gun out in action in the Video Overview found at https://youtu.be/8nAPgBbUDNQ

Direct download: 101916_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this Episode Bruce and Birdman talk about the Election and the possible outcome of what could be....

Direct download: 101416_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 2:04pm MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the Glock 34 a gun specifically designed for target shooting.

Obtaining the greatest accuracy for target shooting was the main reason for the development of the GLOCK 34 which has an extended barrel, greater slide dimensions, and unmatched reliability in a 9x19mm pistol. This highly accurate pistol has found widespread use as a competitive pistol for USPSA, IDPA, IPSC, GSSF and other sport shooting organizations.

Video Overview at - https://youtu.be/3SXUb-FdpPE

www.thehubaz.com

 

Direct download: 100716_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 4:30pm MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman go over the finer details of "The Point of The Gun" since a lot of new listeners have been asking what it is all about.

They also touch upon a Used Guns and their slight differences in "The Point of The Gun."

Direct download: 093016_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:00pm 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
Category:General -- posted at: 9:00am MST

In this Episode of GET ON TARGET AT THE HUB Bruce and Birdman chat about a common mainstay of most gun collections, the snub-nose 357 Magnum. This powerful, yet undeniably snappy gun has some veery real practical uses and we explore this episode how it might work as a Woods Defense Gun.

 

This is an actual USED Gun that can be found in the Consignment Section at The Hub.

 

Video Preview at - https://youtu.be/B8Wi55OF6Hc

The Ruger SP101

 

GripsBlack Rubber
Front SightBlack Ramp
Barrel Length2.25"
MaterialStainless Steel

Capacity5
Rear SightIntegral
Twist1:16" RH
FinishSatin Stainless

Overall Length7.20"
Weight26 oz.
Grooves5
CA ApprovedYes
MA Approved & CertifiedYes
Suggested Retail$719.00 (Used Price at The Hub $400)


Patented grip frame easily accommodates a variety of custom grips.
Triple-locking cylinder is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom for more positive alignment and dependable operation shot after shot.
Cushioned rubber grip with black plastic or hardwood insert has no exposed metal in the backstrap, making it extremely comfortable.
Takedown of integrated subassemblies requires no special tools and allows for easy maintenance and assembly.
Patented transfer bar mechanism provides an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge.
Pinned, replaceable black ramp front sight and integral rear sight

Direct download: 091416_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

This Episode Bruce talks to Birdman about the trouble he was having with vision and eyewear and a solution he thinks might just work.

 Video Overview @ https://youtu.be/rCAUXK-SXL0

SSP Eyewear and has been manufacturing world-class eyewear for over a decade. Our business is dedicated to Don Bechtel, grandfather of SSP eyewear’s president and founder, Mike Bechtel, who lost an eye as a child. Our mission is to spread the word that safety eyewear is necessary, not just on the jobsite and sporting activities, but also in day-to-day life. We are committed to creating safety sunglasses that provide exceptional protection, great styles, coordinated colors and superior fit. It really is possible to have all of the comfort and eye appeal of a sunglass with the protection of a safety glass.

Eyewear Facts

Fashionable: 87% of eye injuries occur because people were not wearing safety glasses. People do not wear safety glasses because they are unfashionable, uncomfortable and hinder their view. SSP is dedicated to creating safety sunglasses that are fashionable, comfortable and beg to be worn.

Shatterproof Lenses: SSP’s safety sunglass lenses are prepared with a superior anti-scratch coating and shatterproof polycarbonate. They have been rigorously tested by labs approved by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute), a private non-profit organization that provides the standard that OSHA upholds and enforces. All SSP safety sunglasses meet or exceed ANSI Z87+ and are marked on the temple and at least one lens. Each pair of safety glasses is tested with a complex machine that shoots a 1/4 inch steel ball at over 100 mph.

High-Quality Decentered Lenses: Have you ever worn a cheap pair of glasses and ended up with a headache? All SSP lenses are designed with high-quality optically correct Decentered Lenses. This feature makes the lenses optically correct (so that the center of the lenses align with your pupils) for better vision and to eliminate refraction on curved lenses.

Temples: Uniquely designed to be flexible to minimize pinching and are comfortable for all day use. They are so comfortable, you might not even realize your safety glasses are on your face.

Rubber Tips: A unique rubber compound that is permanently attached, is soft and pliable for nose pads and temple tips. As it is exposed to moisture from perspiration and body heat it becomes tacky, securing your glasses to your face.

Frames: The frames are designed precisely to position your safety sunglasses to three points of contact; you’ll experience a fit that’s free of unwanted pressure points. The wrap around design positions the lenses in a way that guarantees the widest and clearest field of vision possible and minimizes distortion. They are lightweight, flexible….weather resistant, and temperature resistant material. 95% of the frames are available in a high-quality pearl paint finish in popular colors.

Direct download: 083116_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Product Overview -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Bruce and Birdman chat about the most common questions about The Hub's Training programs.

Some are obviously, but when it comes to 1 on 1 training versus group, there seems to be confusion.

After this episode you should find it easy to understand.

 

Video Overview - https://youtu.be/U3C7c0AltUc

Direct download: 081016_TheHub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 12:00pm 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: 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

Birdman sits down with Michael Grossman of The Hub and asks the questions you've been asking him online.

From the new way Trusts are handled to the removal of the need for LEO signatures. Listen and get all the details.

 

During the podcast Michael references SilencerCo and here is the link to their website - https://silencerco.com

 

Rule changes explained here - https://silencerco.com/suppressed/

 

Direct download: Supressor_Forms_2016_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Video Overview at - https://youtu.be/U7oLu809gVs

 

MantisX is a revolutionary patent-pending handgun attachment that helps firearms enthusiasts and professionals train more efficiently. While attached to a handgun, it analyzes every shot and generates actionable data you can use to improve your shooting mechanics. 

Bruce and Birdman discuss this very cool and useful training tool.

Don't get frustrated that you can't be perfect overtime, but use this tool to find out exactly what's going on with your trigger pull.

It works with both Dry and Live Fire and give you immediate feedback.

Check out http://mantisx.com for more details and how to order.

This is a product we will be using on the range.

 

Direct download: TrainingReview_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 5:30pm MST

Gun Wars

The basic concept of Gun wars is simple. Bruce Owen and Birdman compare 2 guns against each other directly for a certain purpose. These guns are either property of Bruce, Birdman or The Hub, they are not review units and the results in no way will or can be influenced by being loan, gifted or sponsorship. The tests are done in real time and each gun is shot and review at the same time. No gun will be shot and cataloged for reference later. 

All ownership of guns will be disclosed and if a similar gun is owned it will be mentioned during the audio podcast. We believe that this process with yield the best possible comparison of two guns based upon experience and understanding of firearms and their use. Others may find different results, but we believe this process will yield the least biased results possible.

Questions are always welcome and yes we will even try something differently, in fact we encourage you to try things yourself or even challenge our results as we agree upfront that every user could have a different result.

Single Stack Shootout - Part 3

Video Overview - https://youtu.be/kDXAi0pk1WE

Based upon sales at The Hub and the most often asked question on the range we've decided to tackle the question of "Which 9mm single stack firearm is the best." As with any testing of firearms there are always many factors outside of the performance of the guns themselves that most be considered. We are going to start with the 4 most popular ones and then from there we will get into modification and some possible others, based upon what you the listener would like to learn.

 

Glock as Tested

Smith and Wesson M&P Shield as tested

Talon Grips Used

 

Direct download: 070116_GunWars_Final.mp3
Category:Gun Wars -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Gun Wars

The basic concept of Gun wars is simple. Bruce Owen and Birdman compare 2 guns against each other directly for a certain purpose. These guns are either property of Bruce, Birdman or The Hub, they are not review units and the results in no way will or can be influenced by being loan, gifted or sponsorship. The tests are done in real time and each gun is shot and review at the same time. No gun will be shot and cataloged for reference later. 

All ownership of guns will be disclosed and if a similar gun is owned it will be mentioned during the audio podcast. We believe that this process with yield the best possible comparison of two guns based upon experience and understanding of firearms and their use. Others may find different results, but we believe this process will yield the least biased results possible.

Questions are always welcome and yes we will even try something differently, in fact we encourage you to try things yourself or even challenge our results as we agree upfront that every user could have a different result.

Single Stack Shootout - Part 2

Video Overview - https://youtu.be/vmgoT0TOruk

Based upon sales at The Hub and the most often asked question on the range we've decided to tackle the question of "Which 9mm single stack firearm is the best." As with any testing of firearms there are always many factors outside of the performance of the guns themselves that most be considered. We are going to start with the 4 most popular ones and then from there we will get into modification and some possible others, based upon what you the listener would like to learn.

 

For the next round is the Springfield XDS versus the Glock 43. Both guns shot were factory and from the Rental Department of The Hub Range.

Springfield as Tested

Glock as Tested

 

Direct download: 062216_Hub.mp3
Category:Gun Wars -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Gun Wars

The basic concept of Gun wars is simple. Bruce Owen and Birdman compare 2 guns against each other directly for a certain purpose. These guns are either property of Bruce, Birdman or The Hub, they are not review units and the results in no way will or can be influenced by being loan, gifted or sponsorship. The tests are done in real time and each gun is shot and review at the same time. No gun will be shot and cataloged for reference later. 

All ownership of guns will be disclosed and if a similar gun is owned it will be mentioned during the audio podcast. We believe that this process with yield the best possible comparison of two guns based upon experience and understanding of firearms and their use. Others may find different results, but we believe this process will yield the least biased results possible.

Questions are always welcome and yes we will even try something differently, in fact we encourage you to try things yourself or even challenge our results as we agree upfront that every user could have a different result.

Single Stack Shootout - Part 1

Video Overview - https://youtu.be/cRJM-wYEJzE

Based upon sales at The Hub and the most often asked question on the range we've decided to tackle the question of "Which 9mm single stack firearm is the best." As with any testing of firearms there are always many factors outside of the performance of the guns themselves that most be considered. We are going to start with the 4 most popular ones and then from there we will get into modification and some possible others, based upon what you the listener would like to learn.

 

First up is the Ruger LC9s versus the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield. Both guns shot were factory, outside if the Talon Grips that were added. Both are personally owed by Bruce Owen.

 

Ruger as tested - Click Here

Smith and Wesson M&P Shield as tested

Talon Grips Used

Direct download: 060916_GunWars_Finals.mp3
Category:Gun Wars -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Birdman sits down with Barbara Hatch after the Show Low Veterans Heritage Project book signing.

www.VeteransHeritage.org

A Unique Model for the Enhancement of Education

Military history is the subject, but the skill sets developed by the students are much broader, more personal, and the experience is life altering.

The scope and sequence of VHP teaches high school students real work skills that will enhance their adult lives. Simultaneously, the veteran interviews have proven to be a major catalyst for personal and academic goal setting, as well as creating a passion to work for a social cause.

Skill Sets:

Interview Preparation and Research: Interview Preparation requires in-depth research. The students conduct an interview with a “stranger,” developing questions, creating a “personal” atmosphere, and listening attentively as each veteran tell his/her own story.

Writing and Editing: Students are required to develop writing and editing skills in order to create an essay that is professional quality for publication.

Business Planning: Students collaborate in developing and executing a business plan in preparation for publication of the book.

Personal Accountability: Specific goals are established, job responsibilities are created, and deadlines are monitored by the students themselves.

Public Speaking: In developing public speaking skills, students summarize their interviews and broader learning experience in a formal presentation to the veteran community at the year-end reception.

 

Bio for Barbara Hatch, Veterans Heritage Project (9/22/15)

 

After growing up in Illinois, Barbara’s teaching career took her to Senegal with the Peace Corps, Iran, and the U.S. Virgin Islands until finally landing in Phoenix after Hurricane Hugo.  Last year was her twelfth—and last— year at Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, her 40th overall.  She retired to devote her energy to her nonprofit, Veterans Heritage Project, her husband, and her golf game!

 

In 2003 Salt River Project offered 5 grants to high school students to document local history.  Cactus Shadows students in the then-named Arizona Heritage Project archived the Cave Creek Christmas Pageant.  From 2004 to the present, over 900 students have listened to, recorded, and sent to the Veterans History Project the military service stories of over 1,050 veterans from World War II to Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan.  We are currently working on Volume 12.  We have expanded from one book to four!

 

Barbara’s students have been recognized by the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society, Military Order of the World Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Arizona and National Council for the Social Studies.  She herself received the DAR’s Mary Smith Lockwood Medal for Education, the Copper Sword Award from Arizona Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society, and the Gilder Lehrman Arizona History Teacher of the Year for 2012.  She has also received the Patrick Henry Silver Star award from MOWW, Freedom Foundation’s George Washington Medal, Arizona Social Studies Teacher of the Year, and placed in the Top Ten Arizona Teachers of the Year.  None of this would be possible without her dedicated and patriotic students.

 

Barbara is excited to inform you her school club has grown to a 501© 3 that has expanded to 19 schools in Arizona and one outside Arizona—Marquette Catholic High School, her alma mater, in Alton, Illinois.  Veterans Heritage Project’s vision is to add more schools in Arizona and across the nation to connect students with military veterans through the patriotism of our youth, ensuring the preservation of the freedoms for which our veterans fought.

 

Direct download: VHP_ShowLow2016.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Listen as Birdman chats with Tactical Squirrel CEO Tina Sturlaugson.
 
 
 

Why are we doing this?

We are passionate about our US Military Veterans and First Responders! They sacrifice and voluntarily serve to keep our country and communities safe, and protect our freedoms.  The focus of this box program is to support that passion by working to fill the box with products from companies who support Vets and First Responders through the sale of their products.  As such, simply by purchasing this subscription, you are helping these groups of great folks and their families!  Tactical Squirrel provides their subscribers a box each month filled with a fantastic cross section of amazing products.  

How are we different?

First, this box has ammo as a staple product that will be included nearly every month direct to your doorstep!  Second, everything we associate with revolves as much as possible around helping others.  This is why we work directly with great companies such as those you see on the home page of this website – to name a few –  Axelson Tactical – the family of Navy SEAL Matthew Axelson who was KIA in Afghanistan fighting for our freedoms in Operation Redwings.  Team Never Quit – a brand started by Retired Navy SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell, which focuses on the Never Quit mentality and always moving forward no matter the circumstance.  These and many other Veteran owned, and supporting companies who dedicate their business to helping others, will be the source of products for your subscription box each month.

Thank you for joining this movement with us!

Direct download: TS_Box_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 9:30am MST

Bruce talks about another one of The Hub's Used Guns a Smith and Wesson 5946

Video Overview - https://youtu.be/izFPCsUqL3k

The Model 5946 is a hammer-less, double action only pistol that is a third generation semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Smith and Wesson. The Model 5946 features an ambidextrous safety/decocker lever, a 10 round magazine and Novak three-dot combat sights. The S&W Model 5946 has been used by the F.B.I. as well as numerous police departments in the USA, including the NYPD.

Direct download: 040416_POUG_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 6:00pm 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
Category:General -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Video Overview - https://youtu.be/LhrEwpHclMg

Birdman talks with Matthew Smith of Sure Shot Exploding Targets. While you may not have heard of this brand of exploding target, once you see them in action you'll want nothing but Sure Shot.

Direct download: SureShotInterview_Final.mp3
Category:Special Edition -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Details about the best way to learn about Guns, Gun Safety and How to Shoot.

 

1 on 1

Direct download: 042016_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 7:55pm MST

Bruce talks about the Kimber Target 2, a gun from the Used Section at The Hub.

 Video Overview - https://youtu.be/wRue66tQZEA

Specifications
Caliber: .45 ACP
Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 5.25
Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 38
Length (inches): 8.7
Magazine capacity: 7
Recoil spring (pounds): 16.0
Full-length guide rod
Frame
Material: Stainless steel
Finish: Satin silver
Width (inches): 1.28
Slide
Material: Stainless steel
Finish: Satin silver
Front serrations
Barrel
Length (inches): 5
Material: Steel, match grade
Stainless steel match grade bushing
Twist rate (left hand): 16
Sights
Kimber adjustable
Radius (inches): 6.8
Grips
Rosewood
Trigger
Aluminum, match grade
Factory setting (approximate pounds): 4.0 -

Direct download: 040716_Hub1.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 10:30am MST

Bruce, Birdman and Michael all talk about the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck and Bigfoot Gun Belts.

All great product, with only a few issues that are personal preference related. Listen to get all the details.

Be informed and make your own decisions.

Video at - https://youtu.be/56wpYTXaTDE 

www.thehubaz.com

 

Direct download: 040716_Hub2.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 4:30pm MST

Full Audio Review

From their website

 

Since 2007, Garrett Industries has been dedicated to bringing a competitive and tactical edge to the marketplace. Our products incorporate light weight, high strength and ergonomic designs well suited to today's needs.

Why choose us? Our custom capabilities far exceed most holster shops. We use state of the art graphics programs for all design work and laser cutting for precision. This environment gives us the edge in implementing custom changes and/or improvements to our gear in a matter of moments!

Garrett Industries has been featured in SWAT magazine three times, has had numerous ezine articles written and video reviews done. However, we are most proud of the numerous customer reviews and comments we have received over the years.

We have recently re-structured our company and are now an LLC. Sheryl is the Managing Member and as such oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. Garrett Industries, LLC has successfully met the established requirements of the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program and is officially recognized as a HUB.

We are proud to be an American Company that produces American Made Products with American Made Supplies and good old American Customer Service.

Silent Thunder Holsters
Garrett Industries developed the process to permanently bond leather to Kydex. In doing so, we began putting out a line of holsters that is quick, protective and quiet. Check out our complete line of Silent Thunder Holsters available inside the waistband, outside the waistband and for on or off duty. This is the original Kydex and leather holster!

 

http://www.giholsters.com

 

Direct download: 022516_Hub2_Final.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 11:00am MST

Video Overview can be found on YouTube - Clicl for Video

Birdman and Bruce explore the Pros and Cons of a Semi-Automatic Shotgun versus a Pump Action Shotgun.

We have to admit, we really thought this would be an open and closed case, with an obvious result. But, as you will see and hear, this are not always as simple as they seem.

You can find the complete Audio Podcast on the Get on Target Podcast or by using the following link - http://thehub.libsyn.com/3-24-16-gun-wars-pump-versus-semi-automatic

Music courtesy of The Hit House

Direct download: 032316_GunWars_PvsS_Final.mp3
Category:Gun Wars -- posted at: 11:05am MST

Click for Video Overview

Team Never Quit has partnered with Snake River Shooting Products to bring to market a bar setting line of ammunition products.  The line provides solutions for every type of shooter to include dynamic training, hunting, self defense, match grade competition, and reduced ricochet technology all encompassing the mantra to Train. Hunt. Defend. TNQ also offers US made bagged reloading brass is the most popular calibers!

TNQ ammo has been featured on The Blaze, Shooting Illustrated, Tactical Weapons Magazine, Warrior Talk Radio and many other great media outlets and can be found in many dealerships around the country!  Check out Snake River Shooting Products for more information and a list of locations to purchase!

Team Never Quit embodies the heart of a warrior, men and women in all walks of life who have faced incredible hardship but have chosen not only to survive, but to learn from the experience and make themselves and those around them stronger for it. Our commitment is to honor those who have fallen, stand with those who have survived, and share their stories that we might inspire others to Never Quit.

Faith. Family. Service. Sacrifice. Community.

Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc, could not be more honored to be part of this great cause and partnered with true American Heroes who represent what the brand stands for, to bring the industry the best ammunition products on the planet. Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL, and author of NY Times best selling book Lone Survivor covering Operation Redwing, and blockbuster movie, Lone Survivor, the TEAM NEVER QUIT™ is the creator of the brand encompassing exactly what the brand says – Never giving up. Ever. Ms. Taya Kyle, widow of retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose stories were told in the largest grossing war movie of all time, American Sniper, is also a vision of sacrifice, service, and patriotism which represents the vision of Team Never Quit. Many others, as well as every other person who resonates with the values associated with the Team Never Quit mission are already part of this team because it is a lifestyle, a movement, and an idea which is bigger than any one person. Marcus envisioned a line of products to promote the message of the values above, and invites every like minded individual to step in and “JOIN THE MOVEMENT”. The TNQ ammunition products embody their passion for excellence and quality. Stay tuned for many new products being added to the TEAM NEVER QUIT line going forward.

 

Snake River Shooting Products and Team Never Quit are proud to support the Lone Survivor Foundation and you can be too! When you purchase Team Never Quit ammo, you are helping wounded veterans and their families. The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FRANGIBLE AMMUNITION FOR SELF DEFENSE, TRAINING, & DUTY USE!

Direct download: 032316_TNQ_Final.mp3
Category:Product Overview -- posted at: 11:04am MST

The T/C Encore Pro Hunter is available in .243, .30-06, or .308 as a complete rifle or chambered in .223 or .308 as a pistol. The interchangeable firearm system is fully supported with accessory stocks and barrels ranging from .204 to .500 S&W Magnum along with additional shotgun, slug and muzzleloader barrels.

 

Click for Website

 

Link for Video Overview - Click Here

 

Direct download: 030116-HubTC_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 3:34pm MST

The T/C Encore Pro Hunter is available in .243, .30-06, or .308 as a complete rifle or chambered in .223 or .308 as a pistol. The interchangeable firearm system is fully supported with accessory stocks and barrels ranging from .204 to .500 S&W Magnum along with additional shotgun, slug and muzzleloader barrels.

 

Click for Website

 

Link to Audio Podcast - Click Here

Direct download: GOT_Short_TC500.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 3:30pm MST

I know we've covered this gun a lot, but for the price it is a serious value.

Link to full Audio Podcast Episode - Click Link

Direct download: GOT_Short_TANPOG.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

We talked about this gun before and gave an overview as well.

 

This time we run it through a full Point of The Gun and even shoot to on the range.

 

Video for Shooting Overview Link - Click for Video

Video for Gun Overview Link - Click for Video

 

 

Direct download: 030116-HubTagE_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 11:30am MST

Video to support the Audio Podcast where Bruce and Birdman take a look at a holster that claims to be "King of Comfort."

 

http://comfortholsters.com/bentley-series/

 

Click for Audio Podcast

 

 

 

 

Direct download: GOT_Review_CH.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 2:30pm MST

Bruce and Birdman take a look at a holster that claims to be "King of Comfort."

 

http://comfortholsters.com/bentley-series/

 

 

Direct download: 022516_Hub1_Final.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 3:22pm MST

Take a Look at the Innovative Features of the Cobalt Kinetics Rifles

From there website;

ARTISTRY. ATTITUDE. PERFORMANCE.

Cobalt Kinetics loves firearms. We are students of their history and heritage. Cobalt Kinetics is fascinated by how they work and how they are made. We are inspired by the engineering and precision of a well-made weapon. Cobalt is driven to create firearms that are more effective, more reliable and more rewarding for the owner.

We founded Cobalt Kinetics because, as gun enthusiasts, we were not satisfied with the status quo – rows of the same mediocre guns on every gun shop wall across the country. We wanted better firearms, but we knew the firearms industry had no real reason to change itself. So, we decided to change the industry.

Cobalt Kinetics designs and builds firearms with bold aesthetics, cutting-edge technical innovations, state-of-the-art engineering and meticulous precision. Firearms that inspire a passion for shooting because they look, feel and work better than any others. Firearms that other companies only dream of building. The firearms we always dreamed of owning.

Cobalt Kinetics wants you to share our love of firearms, to own firearms that deliver beauty, quality, performance and value far beyond their price. We want your firearms to be a source of great personal pride and create a personal legacy that can be shared for generations.

Above all else, we want you to experience shooting without compromise, to have the confidence you need to put the round on target every time whether you are in the field, on the range, on guard or on point.

We want your firearms to be Cobalt Kinetics firearms. The ultimate combination of artistry, attitude and performance.

https://www.cobaltkinetics.com

 

Direct download: SHOTShow_Cobalt.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 11:30am MST

Listen to the entire review - http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehub/2-17-16_Hub_Final.mp3

 

Bruce and Birdman Review the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Holster and the Alien Gear Steel Core Gun Belt

From Alien Gear's Website

Cloak Tuck 3.0

Alien Gear Holsters' Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster is the most comfortable concealed carry holster on the planet. Any planet. This hybrid holster is the next evolution within the Cloak Tuck Series, providing concealed carriers with improved retention, enhanced flexibility and superior comfort. IWB concealed carry holsters have never felt this good. Engineers at Alien Gear Holsters have added an ultra-strong stainless spring-steel core into the Cloak Tuck 3.0. This advanced holster material delivers more retention and durability to this holster base, allowing for years of hard use without breakage. This, coupled with a new layer of ballistic nylon, provides more strength and support to the Cloak Tuck 3.0 inside the waistband holster. We have also evolved our surface material into an engineered thermo-elastomer 'Alien Skin' texture, which enhances holster retention, drag and durability. To enhance the comfort of this inside the waistband handgun holster, we have minimized the hardware by adding more neoprene to the Cloak Tuck 3.0. This ultra-soft material will form to your side, while dispersing the weight of your pistol or revolver across the entire concealed carry holster base. The flexible 'holster wings' will also mold perfectly to your side. To customize your holster comfort, we have made it easy for you to adjust your Cloak Tuck 3.0's cant (angle) and ride height by simply relocating the holster clips provided. Our engineers have also made it possible for you to customize the holster retention to your gun with the turn of a few screws. All holster shells within the Cloak Tuck Series are fully swappable. The Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster is backed by an Iron-Clad Triple Guarantee. This includes a 30-Day Test Drive, free shell trades for life, and a Forever Warranty. If anything on your holster breaks for any reason, Alien Gear Holsters will repair or replace it for free.

Continue reading at: http://aliengearholsters.com/alien-gear-cloak-tuck-3-0-iwb-holster-inside-the-waistband.html

 

Direct download: GOT_Short_AGH.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

Bruce and Birdman Review the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Holster and the Alien Gear Steel Core Gun Belt

From Alien Gear's Website

Cloak Tuck 3.0

Alien Gear Holsters' Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster is the most comfortable concealed carry holster on the planet. Any planet. This hybrid holster is the next evolution within the Cloak Tuck Series, providing concealed carriers with improved retention, enhanced flexibility and superior comfort. IWB concealed carry holsters have never felt this good. Engineers at Alien Gear Holsters have added an ultra-strong stainless spring-steel core into the Cloak Tuck 3.0. This advanced holster material delivers more retention and durability to this holster base, allowing for years of hard use without breakage. This, coupled with a new layer of ballistic nylon, provides more strength and support to the Cloak Tuck 3.0 inside the waistband holster. We have also evolved our surface material into an engineered thermo-elastomer 'Alien Skin' texture, which enhances holster retention, drag and durability. To enhance the comfort of this inside the waistband handgun holster, we have minimized the hardware by adding more neoprene to the Cloak Tuck 3.0. This ultra-soft material will form to your side, while dispersing the weight of your pistol or revolver across the entire concealed carry holster base. The flexible 'holster wings' will also mold perfectly to your side. To customize your holster comfort, we have made it easy for you to adjust your Cloak Tuck 3.0's cant (angle) and ride height by simply relocating the holster clips provided. Our engineers have also made it possible for you to customize the holster retention to your gun with the turn of a few screws. All holster shells within the Cloak Tuck Series are fully swappable. The Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster is backed by an Iron-Clad Triple Guarantee. This includes a 30-Day Test Drive, free shell trades for life, and a Forever Warranty. If anything on your holster breaks for any reason, Alien Gear Holsters will repair or replace it for free.

Continue reading at: http://aliengearholsters.com/alien-gear-cloak-tuck-3-0-iwb-holster-inside-the-waistband.html

 

Alien Gear Gun Belt

To match the strength of our ‘Cloak Tuck 3.0’ IWB holster, we have designed the steel-reinforced Alien Gear Gun Belt. This handcrafted leather gun belt will provide your handgun with the support it rightfully deserves. Made in the standard 1 1/2” width, your Alien Gear Gun Belt will never sag under the weight of your heavy sidearm. It all begins with our drum dyed English Bridle leather. Its strength is only matched by its comfort and softness. Once it has been carefully drum dyed and hand cut to meet the specifications of the customer, we then embed a spring-steel core between two layers of 7 oz. leather. Other gun belt companies use no core or lesser core materials like plastic, but we’ve chosen to build this gun belt with steel core strength. To match the durability of the steel-reinforced leather, a handful of gifted gun belt craftsmen then stitch the belt layers together with military-grade polyester thread (Tex 270). This heavy-duty thread was chosen for its resilience to wear. A premium nickel-plated roller buckle will allow your gun belt to effortlessly ‘roll’ through the belt buckle without scuffing up the sturdy gun belt leather. The set of snaps, also corrosion resistant, will allow you to swap out your gun belt buckle quickly and easily. Every Alien Gear Gun Belt receives a Triple Edge Finish to achieve its uniform look. This includes an in-house bevel, burnish and paint by a handful of dedicated craftsmen. Once our iconic Alien Gear logo is pressed into the inside of the soft leather, your Alien Gear CCW Gun Belt is now ready for open or concealed carry. We back every Alien Gear Gun Belt with our Galactic Guarantee, which includes a 7-Day Test Drive and 1-Year Warranty. If you’re not happy with the fit, feel or functionality of your belt within the first week, exchange it or return it for a refund. Feel true strength in your carry for just $59.88 or package it with an Alien Gear Holster and save $15 off the cost of the belt.

Continue reading at: http://aliengearholsters.com/alien-gear-gun-belt.html

Direct download: 2-17-16_Hub_Fix_Final.mp3
Category:Reviews -- posted at: 12:30pm MST

From the 2-12-16 Podcast.

 

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.

Go ahead and count the times I say "Beautiful" and "Fabulous."

Direct download: GOT_Short_TAG.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 11:05am MST

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
Category:General -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Now Available at The Hub

 

Nemesis SL 37mm Launcher (Gen 3)

NEMESIS SL 37mm Launcher is the latest in 37mm launcher technology available to the civilian market.  The Nemesis SL can be rail mounted on any rail system, or configured as a stand alone system with one of our E1B stock systems.  This signaling device is the first under barrel 37mm launcher to have a double action trigger.  Additionally the Nemesis SL is a side loading 37mm launcher accepting all 37/38mm casings, combine that with the outstanding strength of the Nemesis system and a whole new class of high quality signaling device is now on the market. 

The Nemesis SL 37mm launcher is manufactured and constructed in Oregon by Exotic Firearms LLC. This 37mm launcher is currently legal in all 50 states and Canada, must be 18 years or older to purchase. 

 

Deluxe 37mm Reloading Starter Kit - NEW!!! 37mm Ammo kits just released.

37mm Starter kit containing:

6 - Aluminum Casings
2 "Bird Banger" kit
16 - payload cup caps
10 - fused Large payload cups
3 - Large payload cups
2- Small payload cups
1 - 4" fused XL payload cup
10 - powder bushings
Flying fish "bee" fuse
Black powder measuring tool
Primer punch
Funnel
Reloading information booklet
1 - Rocket Flare Projectile
1 - Multi smoke projectile
1 - Star insert pack
An overall savings of over $30.00 off buying the pieces individually.

This 37mm ammo kit includes all that is needed to begin reloading your 37mm launcher except, primers, black powder and a hot glue gun.

37mm Parachute Flare Construction Kit

37mm Parachute Flare Projectile Construction Kit. This kit contains four 37mm parachute flare projectiles with four launching tubes, four pushing cups to use as caps, a disc insert pack, one Este 24" parachute, and instructions. The color selected is the color of the 37mm ammo. White currently available more colors coming soon. Launch tubes and Parachutes are reusable. Will fire out of both 3.5" and 4.5" casings.

The Parachute flare tool (sold separately) is recommended for reloading this round.

 

 

Direct download: SHOTShow_ExoticFirearms.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 12:30pm MST

Liberty Suppressors
Owners – David and Teresa Saylors

Liberty Suppressors is a Georgia based company with family values and a warm charm that makes some of the best silencers on earth! When you purchase a Liberty silencer, you are joining a family of firearms enthusiast that take great pride in owning and using high quality products that are made in the USA. Rest assured that each silencer made here at Liberty is of the highest caliber and made with the very best materials for the job at hand. There are no spun or stamped pieces in a Liberty can that are just tossed together. They are cut from bar stock to insure that each part is made true and concentric. Your Liberty silencer will be the best unit that can be had…period. Every Liberty Suppressor is a work of Art with a lifetime guarantee on a product you can enjoy for many years to come.

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Description of the Mystic X

 

Adaptable to a large variety of firearms with our mounting solutions. Please call with special applications and we can discuss a solution that would work for you.
The Mystic X was born from a need: the need for a “Swiss army knife” of silencers, so to speak, for first time suppressor buyers. The first time buyer is literally overwhelmed with the amount of intel that is currently available. Due to this problem, we feel that the first time buyer needs a choice that will allow them to “dip” their toe into NFA and be able to have the most versatile suppressor available at the same time. Armed with this idea, we took one of our most popular suppressors, one that has already been adopted by many first time buyers, and improved on it. The Mystic X is the ultimate first time owner’s silencer!
Made entirely from Titanium and Stainless Steel and coated with type “C” high temp Cerakote™ this suppressor weighs in at a paltry 10.5 ounces and only 13.9 ounces with a recoil booster installed in it. This suppressor can be “dipped”, ultrasonically cleaned, sand blasted, or soaked in harsh solvents without fear of damage to the unit.
Did I mention that it is also full auto rated? Well it is!!! It is rated for seven different calibers in full auto and 53 calibers in semi auto giving the T/C guys as well as hunters and target shooters a large host of options.
We have developed a series of mounting solutions for the Mystic X to include several booster options as well as many variations in fixed barrel mounting solutions as well. All of the mounts are available in black now as well.
Designed with Dual Arc Baffle technology, the Mystic X is incredibly quiet for a centerfire monolithic core suppressor. Although the real treat is the Mystic X performs really well on so many centerfire rifle and handgun calibers. The 7.62 x 39 and the 300 BLK are prime examples of this. Not only in subsonic, but many rifle calibers are also rated for supersonic speeds as well. 38 Special, 357 Magnum, 357 Maximum or 9×25 Dillon? No problem! The Mystic X loves all these rounds and many more! Being takedown in design, this suppressor is a favorite of people using cast lead bullets. It is well known that lead buildup in the 9mm and 22LR suppressors is a reality and the Mystic X is perfectly suited for this application.
We also performed an accuracy test to see how it would affect performance on a 300 Blackout bolt rifle (a nice little handy hunting rig) Group size without the suppressor averaged right at .75″ at 50 yards with 208 AMAX subsonic loads, and shot exactly the same with the Mystic X mounted, with no perceptible point of impact shift either. We like a 50 yard zero as this gives a PBR of about 150 yards with the 208 sub loads, so that is what we chose to test at as well.

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Welcome to the Get On Target at The Hub Show, a show about Guns, Ammo, Safety and Training, not just the products themselves but the proper mindset of how they should be used.

Listen and Watch as we bring you the experience of the professionals at The Hub directly in our unique and innovative format - wherever you are, on your time.
From Point of The Gun, Gun Wars and Practical Reviews Get on Target will help you save time, money and most of all help you have fun with whatever gun you choose.

So let’s get to the show and we hope to see you at the range soon.

 

CoolFire

- Available for many pistols, including Glock, Smith & Wesson, Colt Model 1911, Beretta and others. Don't see a kit for your pistol? Use our request button to request a kit for your pistol model. Once demand is sufficient, we will create the system for your pistol model and notify you of its availability.

- a revolutionary, patent-pending firearms training system that utilizes CO2 and an integrated laser to convert a standard pistol (your pistol) into an effective firearms training tool.

- With each pull of the trigger, the CO2 provides recoil and the integrated laser emits a pulse that may be registered on a laser target.


Safe - Live ammunition cannot be loaded while the CoolFire system is installed.
Effective - By combining CO2-activated recoil with an integrated laser, provides a more realistic and
effective training experience than other dry-fire systems.
Economical - Train at a fraction of the cost of firing live rounds. Maintain and Enhance your firearms
skills while saving money and conserving ammunition.
Reliable - Robust design for repetitive, long-term use.
Easy Installation - No Tools Required!
Train Anywhere!

http://coolfiretrainer.com

 

Remember to visit thehubaz.com for schedules, specials and your guns and ammo needs. 

Get on Target at The Hub is a production of Birdman Media, please check out our other great shows at birdmanpodcasts.com.

 

Direct download: SHOT_Show_-_CoolFire_Final.mp4
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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.

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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.

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

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Category:General -- posted at: 11:06am MST

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
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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.

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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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Category:General -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Video Overview

 

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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Another Point of The Used Gun - Don't miss out on these in-store gems.

 

The Marlin 30-30 (officially known as the Marlin 336), is perhaps the second most popular lever action rifle in history, trailing only the Winchester 1894 (which was also chambered in .30-30 Winchester).

There is a good reason why the Marlin 30-30 is so popular: it is a reasonably priced, utilitarian, powerful, accurate, and easy-to-use rifle. These qualities have helped make the Marlin 336 one of the most prolific hunting rifles in the United States. As a result, countless deer, elk, bear, and feral hogs have fallen to the Marlin 30-30 over the years.

As a deer hunter, especially one hunting in a thickly wooded area where long range shots are unlikely, you could do a whole lot worse than choosing a Marlin 30-30 as your primary hunting rifle.

 

The Marlin 30-30 was born in 1948 when Marlin introduced the Marlin 336 rifle. The lever action Marlin 336 is a direct descendant of the Marlin Model 1893 and Marlin Model 36 rifles and shares many common characteristics with them. However, one thing that sets the Marlin 336 apart from most other lever action rifles is the fact that it ejects from the side of the receiver instead of the top.

Over the years the Marlin 336 has been offered in a wide variety of calibers, including .219 Zipper, .32 Special, .44 Magnum, and .410 bore. However, the Marlin 336 is currently being produced only in .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington. The rifle is currently produced with either a 20-inch or 24-inch barrel and has a full-length tubular magazine that can hold six cartridges.

The Marlin 336 comes standard with open sights and there are several types of peep or ghost ring sights available to use with it. However, because the Marlin 336 ejects spent cartridges from the side of the receiver and has a flat top, many hunters choose to mount a scope on the rifle.

Realizing this, Marlin builds the rifle with a reversible hammer spur to aid with the use of a scope.

Lever action rifles are often lightweight, easy to carry, and quick-pointing. Weighing in at only seven pounds, the Marlin 336 is no different. Though the .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington are not great performers at long range, they really come into their own at short to moderate range.

These characteristics make the Marlin 336 a great “woods gun” for hunters who need to take a fast, short-range shot on a big game animal.

It’s tough to determine with certainty which particular cartridge has killed the most deer in the United States over the years. However, it’s a good bet that the .30-30 Winchester is in the top three (if it isn’t number one).

Since the Marlin 336 is one of the most popular rifles chambered in .30-30, it follows that the Marlin 30-30 is one of the most commonly used deer rifles of all time in the United States with untold numbers of deer falling to it over the years.

The great news is that a hunter armed with the Marlin 336 isn’t limited to just hunting deer. The .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington are both great cartridges for hunting a wide variety of North American big game animals.

At reasonable ranges, there is no problem using the Marlin 336 on feral hogs, black bear, elk, or even moose (especially when using the .35 Remington).

The Marlin 336 is also a very accurate and quite durable rifle. There are plenty of old model 336s out there (like the one in the photo that was produced in 1949) that are still being used successfully by hunters each year.

As long as it is properly cared for, the Marlin 336 is certainly a rifle that will give you and your grandchildren many good years of service.

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Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 12:30pm MST

Video Overview

 

Another Point of The Used Gun - Don't miss out on these in-store gems.

 

The Marlin 30-30 (officially known as the Marlin 336), is perhaps the second most popular lever action rifle in history, trailing only the Winchester 1894 (which was also chambered in .30-30 Winchester).

There is a good reason why the Marlin 30-30 is so popular: it is a reasonably priced, utilitarian, powerful, accurate, and easy-to-use rifle. These qualities have helped make the Marlin 336 one of the most prolific hunting rifles in the United States. As a result, countless deer, elk, bear, and feral hogs have fallen to the Marlin 30-30 over the years.

As a deer hunter, especially one hunting in a thickly wooded area where long range shots are unlikely, you could do a whole lot worse than choosing a Marlin 30-30 as your primary hunting rifle.

 

The Marlin 30-30 was born in 1948 when Marlin introduced the Marlin 336 rifle. The lever action Marlin 336 is a direct descendant of the Marlin Model 1893 and Marlin Model 36 rifles and shares many common characteristics with them. However, one thing that sets the Marlin 336 apart from most other lever action rifles is the fact that it ejects from the side of the receiver instead of the top.

Over the years the Marlin 336 has been offered in a wide variety of calibers, including .219 Zipper, .32 Special, .44 Magnum, and .410 bore. However, the Marlin 336 is currently being produced only in .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington. The rifle is currently produced with either a 20-inch or 24-inch barrel and has a full-length tubular magazine that can hold six cartridges.

The Marlin 336 comes standard with open sights and there are several types of peep or ghost ring sights available to use with it. However, because the Marlin 336 ejects spent cartridges from the side of the receiver and has a flat top, many hunters choose to mount a scope on the rifle.

Realizing this, Marlin builds the rifle with a reversible hammer spur to aid with the use of a scope.

Lever action rifles are often lightweight, easy to carry, and quick-pointing. Weighing in at only seven pounds, the Marlin 336 is no different. Though the .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington are not great performers at long range, they really come into their own at short to moderate range.

These characteristics make the Marlin 336 a great “woods gun” for hunters who need to take a fast, short-range shot on a big game animal.

It’s tough to determine with certainty which particular cartridge has killed the most deer in the United States over the years. However, it’s a good bet that the .30-30 Winchester is in the top three (if it isn’t number one).

Since the Marlin 336 is one of the most popular rifles chambered in .30-30, it follows that the Marlin 30-30 is one of the most commonly used deer rifles of all time in the United States with untold numbers of deer falling to it over the years.

The great news is that a hunter armed with the Marlin 336 isn’t limited to just hunting deer. The .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington are both great cartridges for hunting a wide variety of North American big game animals.

At reasonable ranges, there is no problem using the Marlin 336 on feral hogs, black bear, elk, or even moose (especially when using the .35 Remington).

The Marlin 336 is also a very accurate and quite durable rifle. There are plenty of old model 336s out there (like the one in the photo that was produced in 1949) that are still being used successfully by hunters each year.

As long as it is properly cared for, the Marlin 336 is certainly a rifle that will give you and your grandchildren many good years of service.

Description from - wideopenspaces.com

Direct download: 122515_Hub_VidFinal.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 12:30pm MST

Bruce and Birdman talk about a combo of guns (Rifle and Handgun) that use the same ammo. This can make things easier when out shooting and when shopping for ammo as well.

Several listeners have asked us to talk about these type of combos and how they can affordably get both.

We show here a couple guns from the Used area at The Hub, which has plenty to choose from. And of course you might find these guns elsewhere as well.

Direct download: 121815_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 2:30pm MST

Bruce and Birdman talk about a combo of guns (Rifle and Handgun) that use the same ammo. This can make things easier when out shooting and when shopping for ammo as well.

Several listeners have asked us to talk about these type of combos and how they can affordably get both.

We show here a couple guns from the Used area at The Hub, which has plenty to choose from. And of course you might find these guns elsewhere as well.

 

 

Direct download: 121815_Hub_VidFinal.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 2:30pm MST

The Practical Tactical League has been going on for well over a year now and the fun just keeps happening 3 Thursdays a month on the range.

You'll never know what you might find as a shooting challenge, but you will certainly find  that it will challenge you in a way that makes learning fun .

Not only will you get to have fun yourself, but you'll meet new friends and get tips you just can't find in any other environment.

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Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 4:22pm MST

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?

We would love to hear your thoughts as well, comment here or on the Facebook page of The Hub - Click to get to the Facebook Page

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Category:General -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Training at The Hub is approached very differently and from a one-on-one philosophy.

All people are different and have different desires and approaches. The Hub's trainings are adaptable to anyone and we invite you to stop by and find out how today.

Listen and you'll find out the logic behind the design and how to find out more.

 

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Another great used gun for a great price that you can currently find at The Hub.

(Be aware - Gun is on sale in store and could be sold at any time.)

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Video for Another great used gun for a great price that you can currently find at The Hub.

(Be aware - Gun is on sale in store and could be sold at any time.)

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Bruce and Birdman review this very awesome combo of 22 target pistol and suppressor.

 

Classic Feel, Modern Design. No other 22 LR pistol provides the feel of the classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of the Ruger® 22/45™ pistols. The perfect trainer, it allows for low-cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred grip shape and feel of the famous 1911 45 caliber pistol.

In addition to the identical grip angles, the 22/45 features the same fire control locations (manual safeties, magazine releases and bolt hold-opens) as the 1911, making them perfect for 45 caliber shooters looking for an affordable way to train. Also perfect for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting, the 22/45 is available in a variety of configurations and barrel lengths, each with the same trusted reliability that Ruger has delivered since 1949.

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Bruce and Birdman review this very awesome combo of 22 target pistol and suppressor.

 

Classic Feel, Modern Design. No other 22 LR pistol provides the feel of the classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of the Ruger® 22/45™ pistols. The perfect trainer, it allows for low-cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred grip shape and feel of the famous 1911 45 caliber pistol.

In addition to the identical grip angles, the 22/45 features the same fire control locations (manual safeties, magazine releases and bolt hold-opens) as the 1911, making them perfect for 45 caliber shooters looking for an affordable way to train. Also perfect for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting, the 22/45 is available in a variety of configurations and barrel lengths, each with the same trusted reliability that Ruger has delivered since 1949.

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Bruce and Birdman chat about a consignment 40 Cal. (With a 9mm barrel)

Take a look at this excellent used gun with some pretty cool extras.

Available today at The Hub!

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Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 1:28pm MST

Take a look at this excellent used gun with some pretty cool extras.

 

Available today at The Hub!

Direct download: 111115_Hub_Vid.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 1:28pm MST

Bruce introduces a new category based upon The Point of the Gun for Used weapons.

This Colt Target 22 is in the case here at The Hub and available for sale, but you might have seen one near you and have wondered about it.

Be sure to check out the Video Overview as well.

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Category:Point of the USED Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Video Overview of Episode 65

Bruce introduces a new category based upon The Point of the Gun for Used weapons.

This Colt Target 22 is in the case here at The Hub and available for sale, but you might have seen one near you and have wondered about it.

Be sure to check out the Video Overview as well.

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Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 10:00am MST

This is a match-up you know you wanted to see.

There are tons of fans on either side of this shoot out and we tell you exactly how we feel about these two guns.

 

Glock 17 | G17Glock 17 | G17
Designed for professionals, the GLOCK 17, in 9x19, is the most widely used law enforcement pistol worldwide. Because of its unsurpassed reliability, above-average magazine capacity of 17 rounds in the standard magazine, and its low weight, it is trusted by law enforcement officers around the globe. With our revolutionary "Safe Action" trigger system, the G17 9x19 pistol is safe, easy, and quick-just what you need in high-pressure situations.

Click for Glock 17 Webpage

 

Meet the M&P from Smith & Wesson.

Reinforced polymer chassis, superior ergonomics, ambidextrous controls, proven safety features. The new standard in reliability when your job is to serve and protect and your life is on the line.

Available in .40S&W, 9mm.

In the design of the M&P, we considered the needs of military and law enforcement from every conceivable angle. No other polymer pistol offers this combination of versatility, durability and safety.

ALL BACKED BY OUR SMITH & WESSON LIFETIME SERVICE POLICY.

Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Webpage

Direct download: 10-28-15_Gun_Wars_Vid.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 8:01am MST

This is a match-up you know you wanted to see.

There are tons of fans on either side of this shoot out and we tell you exactly how we feel about these two guns.

 

Glock 17 | G17Glock 17 | G17
Designed for professionals, the GLOCK 17, in 9x19, is the most widely used law enforcement pistol worldwide. Because of its unsurpassed reliability, above-average magazine capacity of 17 rounds in the standard magazine, and its low weight, it is trusted by law enforcement officers around the globe. With our revolutionary "Safe Action" trigger system, the G17 9x19 pistol is safe, easy, and quick-just what you need in high-pressure situations.

Click for Glock 17 Webpage

 

Meet the M&P from Smith & Wesson.

Reinforced polymer chassis, superior ergonomics, ambidextrous controls, proven safety features. The new standard in reliability when your job is to serve and protect and your life is on the line.

Available in .40S&W, 9mm.

In the design of the M&P, we considered the needs of military and law enforcement from every conceivable angle. No other polymer pistol offers this combination of versatility, durability and safety.

ALL BACKED BY OUR SMITH & WESSON LIFETIME SERVICE POLICY.

Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Webpage

Direct download: 102815_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Gun Wars -- posted at: 8:00am MST

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.

Direct download: 102115_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 11:00am MST

Just a quick video showing Birdman's Smith and Wesson M&P 9c Pistol that has been talked about in the past.

Direct download: SW_MP_9c.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 11:00am MST

Bruce and Birdman both believe that this is a highly effective way to train, for a variety of reasons.

Take a listen as the explain the ins and outs of all of these components and how they come together to make an awesome training regimen.

A Video Overview is posted as well.

Advantage Arms Webpage for Glock

SIRT Pistol Website

Direct download: 101415_E62_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Training -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Bruce and Birdman both believe that this is a highly effective way to train, for a variety of reasons.

Take a listen as the explain the ins and outs of all of these components and how they come together to make an awesome training regimen.

A Video Overview is posted as well.

Advantage Arms Webpage for Glock

SIRT Pistol Website

Direct download: E62a.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Bruce shows off his favorite concealed wheel gun.

 

Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke Wyatt Deep Cover .38SPL

Lightweight Personal Defense. The Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke is a traditional double action revolver that reduces weight by way of an aluminum alloy frame. Chambered for the .38 Special cartridge, it has a five shot cylinder and barrel liner that are constructed out of stainless steel. It is rated for +P ammunition, which makes it a handful when shooting more than a cylinder or two.

But there’s no reason to shoot lots of hot, duty-type ammo through this small revolver. The gun's purpose is simple- it was designed to save your life in an emergency. It is specifically geared toward the concealed carry market, an area where it has served with distinction for several decades.

The 637 is lightweight, compact, easy to carry, easy to draw, easy to use and enjoys an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The Smith & Wesson Airweight is celebrated for its reliability, while remaining one of the best carry revolvers ever made.

For those that question the practicality of a revolver, keep in mind they don't jam- up, stovepipe, fail to feed or extract. Compared to semi-autos, revolvers are not only more reliable mechanically, but they are also more forgiving with operator error, and are much simpler to operate under stress.

With revolvers, there’s no chance of limp-wristing or creating a stoppage. There's no magazine to accidentally release and no slide movement to impair the action (if blocked, if ejected shells bounce back into the ejection port, etc.).

Loading and unloading are much easier, and accomplished by using gravity to drop rounds directly into the cylinder, versus the wrestling match new shooter's often experience attempting to push rounds into a magazine under spring tension. In addition, revolvers aren't picky about the types of ammo they fire.

When encountering misfires, rather than highly skilled clearance drills required to get a semi- auto back on line, revolvers only require that an operator squeeze the trigger again. More importantly, revolvers are capable of firing while remaining completely concealed.

Auto's require sufficient distance from objects like clothing to cycle properly. Yes, basic gun handling skills prevent some of the operator-induced mistakes that can cripple a semi-auto. However, these type of errors are practically non- existent on revolvers.

The Smith & Wesson 637 Airweight is outfitted with a 1.875" barrel and weighs in at just under 1- pound. Notwithstanding its snub- nose barrel, this revolver shoots remarkably straight. It has been hand fit to precise tolerances and sports a pair of Smith & Wesson holster grips.

The hammer has been bobbed to provide a snag- free profile and "Gunsmoke: Wyatt Deep Cover" has been custom etched on the side of the gun. Although the Airweight sports a heavy double action trigger, it remains safe in all concealed carry conditions.

Overall, the Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a custom self- defense handgun.

Direct download: 100715_E61_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Bruce shows off his favorite concealed wheel gun.

 

Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke Wyatt Deep Cover .38SPL

Lightweight Personal Defense. The Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke is a traditional double action revolver that reduces weight by way of an aluminum alloy frame. Chambered for the .38 Special cartridge, it has a five shot cylinder and barrel liner that are constructed out of stainless steel. It is rated for +P ammunition, which makes it a handful when shooting more than a cylinder or two.

But there’s no reason to shoot lots of hot, duty-type ammo through this small revolver. The gun's purpose is simple- it was designed to save your life in an emergency. It is specifically geared toward the concealed carry market, an area where it has served with distinction for several decades.

The 637 is lightweight, compact, easy to carry, easy to draw, easy to use and enjoys an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The Smith & Wesson Airweight is celebrated for its reliability, while remaining one of the best carry revolvers ever made.

For those that question the practicality of a revolver, keep in mind they don't jam- up, stovepipe, fail to feed or extract. Compared to semi-autos, revolvers are not only more reliable mechanically, but they are also more forgiving with operator error, and are much simpler to operate under stress.

With revolvers, there’s no chance of limp-wristing or creating a stoppage. There's no magazine to accidentally release and no slide movement to impair the action (if blocked, if ejected shells bounce back into the ejection port, etc.).

Loading and unloading are much easier, and accomplished by using gravity to drop rounds directly into the cylinder, versus the wrestling match new shooter's often experience attempting to push rounds into a magazine under spring tension. In addition, revolvers aren't picky about the types of ammo they fire.

When encountering misfires, rather than highly skilled clearance drills required to get a semi- auto back on line, revolvers only require that an operator squeeze the trigger again. More importantly, revolvers are capable of firing while remaining completely concealed.

Auto's require sufficient distance from objects like clothing to cycle properly. Yes, basic gun handling skills prevent some of the operator-induced mistakes that can cripple a semi-auto. However, these type of errors are practically non- existent on revolvers.

The Smith & Wesson 637 Airweight is outfitted with a 1.875" barrel and weighs in at just under 1- pound. Notwithstanding its snub- nose barrel, this revolver shoots remarkably straight. It has been hand fit to precise tolerances and sports a pair of Smith & Wesson holster grips.

The hammer has been bobbed to provide a snag- free profile and "Gunsmoke: Wyatt Deep Cover" has been custom etched on the side of the gun. Although the Airweight sports a heavy double action trigger, it remains safe in all concealed carry conditions.

Overall, the Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a custom self- defense handgun.

Direct download: E61a.mp4
Category:Video Overview -- posted at: 6:00am MST