Went to the range today...

Shot my surplus Mosin-Nagant, muh AK and some other stuff. Amazingly, I found I could hit steel at 300 yards with the horrible Mosin-Nagant iron sights. » 3/28/15 7:06pm Saturday 7:06pm

Gunlopnik Follow Up

A few days ago, I asked for advice concerning my first handgun purchase. After much research and holding them both, I've narrowed my choice down to either the M&P9 or FNS-9. What do you all think? Thanks to everyone who contributed to the first conversation. » 3/24/15 2:46pm 3/24/15 2:46pm


For those Oppos who are firearm savvy: I am currently waiting for my Maryland HQL permit to be processed so that I can legally purchase a handgun for recreational purposes. Do any of you have opinions, positive or negative, about certain firearms or brands? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. » 3/19/15 11:15pm 3/19/15 11:15pm

Cool animation showing how a supressor works

It's been a long while since I've seen a gunlopnik post. I just got an email newsletter that had some cool info in it, so have a cool gif courtesy of SilencerCo showing how a suppressor works. » 3/06/15 11:16am 3/06/15 11:16am

What .44 Mag & .45 ACP Will Do To A Licence Plate

The .45 only dented it and tore the bottom corner. The .44 magnum punched holes in it and wrapped the plate around the bar that it was resting against. » 12/26/14 7:09pm 12/26/14 7:09pm


Thank you to everyone who offered their solid advice regarding what shotgun I should purchase. I decided to go with the Benelli Nova over the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500. All three seem to be great guns and I'm sure that I would have been happy with any of them. Now to start breaking some clays! » 11/21/14 3:04pm 11/21/14 3:04pm


I know that there are quite a few Opponauts that own firearms, so I figured that I would ask for some advice here. I am looking to purchase my first shotgun. I plan to use it for trap, skeet, and possibly hunting. I want it to be pump, 12ga, have a barrel at least 23in long, and be under $500. I have narrowed my… » 11/18/14 12:10pm 11/18/14 12:10pm

Winchester Model 94, Saddle Ring Carbine: The Oppositelock Review

The Winchester lever-action is quite possibly one of the most famous guns in the history of guns. Known as one of the guns that won the west, it has appeared in probably every cowboy/western movie, tv show, book and radio show. The 1894 was designed by John Browning in, well, erm, 1894. It has also been used as an… » 9/10/14 5:35pm 9/10/14 5:35pm


This is the .44 caliber derringer pistol that John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. I photographed it in the museum at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC. At 6 inches long with a 2 1/2-inch barrel, it weighs only 8 ounces and was one of the most popular concealed handguns of the time.… » 7/08/14 4:45pm 7/08/14 4:45pm

How do you protect your house/apartment/garage?

There has recently been a spike in home invasions in my area. That's not a good thing, having a cap in your ass isn't a good thing either. » 3/27/14 4:32pm 3/27/14 4:32pm

Gunlopnik - M1 Garand Edition

Got this over the holidays but haven't gotten around to posting it. Springfield Armory - serial number places its production sometime around 1942. No cartouches , which leads me to believe it never went overseas. Perhaps it was used as a training rifle? Awesome piece of history. » 3/25/14 10:30am 3/25/14 10:30am