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A newsletter for the modern pafisto - Military, Precision, Practical Marksmanship and Gunsmithing to support it.

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FUNshoot News - Gunsmith and FFL stats

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, there were 2,653 special agents who served as personnel in 2020. Special agents are described by the ATF as “highly trained, elite law enforcement officers who investigate violations of fed…


FUNshoot News - Largest-Ever Survey of American Gun Owners

An online survey conducted by Centiment was based on a representative sample of about 54,000 adults, 16,708 of whom were gun owners. Georgetown University political economist William English commissioned the survey as part of a book project and presented its …


FUNshoot News - Real Gun Safety Legislation

The Range Access Act was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation, introduced by U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah), would increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities across the nation while improving infrastructure and driving econ…


FUNshoot News - Use-of-Force Training Statistics

Dr. Bill Lewinski executive director of the Force Science Institute often notes in his public presentations that the average high school football player gets more training in his sport in his brief career than the average peace officer receives in use-of-forc…


FUNshoot News - Gunsmithing: Reducing Recoil-related Injuries

Shooting and hunting is a very exciting sport to indulge in. Also, a gun is a great thing to have around for self-defense. Plus, we can’t help but appreciate how fun it is to go to the shooting range or an airsoft camp. It can help us relieve built-up stress …


FUNshoot News - Mark Westrom: Rapid Semiautomatic Fire

Unless directed with sufficient accuracy, suppressive fires' effect is not improved by volume. The effectiveness of suppressive fire can only be judged by observing the target, not the shooter.Details:


FUNshoot News - Dry Prevention for Gun Shops and Safes

As someone that owns and handles firearms, you already know that proper storage is key for both safety and longevity. Owning a gun safe not only prevents unwanted access to deadly firearms, but it can also keep your guns in tip-top shape so that they last a v…


FUNshoot News - "The Epidemic of Gun Violence"

The following data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes deaths of persons who were not residents of the 50 states or the District of Columbia (D.C.). In 1950 (beginning of this data set) deaths of persons in Alaska and Hawaii were excl…


FUNshoot News - Pros and Cons of the Palmetto State Armory

Palmetto State Armory (PSA) makes really affordable guns. And, they’re one of the few American manufacturers that makes AK-47 rifles. But, are Palmetto State Armory rifles any good?There’s been some dissent around the internet about whether or not Palmetto St…


FUNshoot News - Handgun Upgrades

The Glock is a timeless handgun that has been the choice of weapon for many generations before us and will continue to be for many generations to come. With a weapon as ageless as the Glock, how can you keep it up to date?Each year, there are important upgrad…


FUNshoot News - Training Standards

I am concerned with an anomaly that I have since seen in both U.S. Army Reserve units and National Guard units with regards to knowing, understanding, and complying with the qualification standards IAW with TC 3-22.40.Read more about this.The following exampl…


FUNshoot News - Shotgun Laser Options

Technology is evolving at a very fast pace, and in terms of shotguns, you get more and more options as time goes by. It wouldn’t be surprising at all if we saw major improvements in the gun industry in the years to come, considering the rapid growth in option…


FUNshoot News - Guide to Rifle Scope Mounts

When considering mounting a scope to a rifle, there are lots of options on the market. Not all of them will be a great fit for your rifle and scope needs, plus certain models of firearms, like AK rifles, will be inherently harder to mount optics on them. Thus…


FUNshoot News - Review: Sako Finnlight

The Sako Finnlight is a surprisingly light, high-performance rifle for hunters who make long treks into the wilderness for their game. It’s perfectly trimmed and ideal for young people or those of smaller stature, too.Sako is well-known and respected for thei…


FUNshoot News - "It ain't never not worth nothin'...": Reading Wind

A gold mine of wind reading classes, for free! You're welcome.


FUNshoot News - New BATFE “Frame or Receiver” Rules

ATF posted the following corrections to the Final Rule which first appeared in the Federal Register on April 26, 2022 and are effective as of today, August 24, 2022. This set of updates provides technical corrections to the Final Rule.1. On page 24735, in the…


FUNshoot News - Emotional Appeal

TL;DW: The quality of research studying firearm legislation is poor. There is no good data validating legislation regarding any firearm access policy. Even the very few valid studies (which are largely ignored due to not having "exciting" findings) have flaws…


FUNshoot News - Staged Shooting Environments

This meme makes a good point: Police, military, CCW/defensive shooting instruction, qualification, and other low-skill, introductory training is a staged environment on a one-way range under no stress. And they don't even require "shooting quickly."I understa…


FUNshoot News - Spotting Scope Maintenance

Regarding your article "Analysis 'The only purpose of a gun is to kill'": Statistics can be incredibly biased when presented in a verbally-structured, idealistic argument. Just spitting a statistic doesn't tell an actual story. This would be like stating guns…


FUNshoot News - Analysis: "The only purpose of a gun is to kill"

Gun Control Claim: Guns have only one purpose, and that is to kill. AR-15 rifles specifically are meant to kill as many people as efficiently as possible.The following analysis from Scott V, a physicist, digital artist, educator, and rights advocateThis claim…