Check out our sale items for the month of September! Each month we put together some of our top deals on the guns & gear throughout the store and offer them with a special discount all month long. Along with these H&H Deals you can also find info on new items in the store. Next time you’re in store pick up your copy or check out the digital copy below!
H&H Shooting Sports is Oklahoma’s Headquarters for Guns & Gear.
Come in during the month of September to get the Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 9mm compact with three 15 round magazines for $549.99
Check out the Beretta 92 FS Compact 9mm is now on sale for $599.99
And the FN FNS 9C Compact 9mm with 3 magazines and night sights is only $569.99
The September Sales Event has something for everyone!
Be sure to head into our Archery Pro Shop this month before the opening day of Archery Deer Season on October 1st, we can make sure you are ready for opening day! Get 10% OFF all SKB bow cases, 10% OFF all Carbon Express Arrows, 10% OFF all Rage Broadheads and take 10% OFF all Trophy Ridge Accessories.
Check out all of these offers and more in our monthly sales flyer below.
Guns, like any machine will eventually break down. It’s no wonder really, they hold small explosions in them. So for guns that are big and small they will need some one to fix them at some point. SO who would you take them to? A gun smith of course. These experts go to schools on the ways and means of gun repair. Unless you know what you’re doing it would be best for you to take your gun to some one who does know. With that in mind here’s what you need to know when visiting a gun smith
Make sure your gun(s) are unloaded.
This may seem like a no brainier for some, but for others it might be new information to them. Having you gun unloaded, magazine out/action unlocked) lets the gunsmith know that what ever is coming their way is not dangerous. This starts you off on the right foot with them so you can get straight to business.
Have all the parts with you.
Most of the time a gun smith needs all the parts of the gun. At the end of their project they will need to test every thing to make sure it works properly. Giving them only the part that needs work can slow down progress or might make it impossible for them to continue their work. So have the gun fully assembled or in a box or bag. And if a missing part is the problem then just let them know real quick.
Accurately describe the problem.
Some guns experience problems more often than other ones. And some times the problems are common between users. The more specific you get, the faster thy can think of a solution. After it’s handed off they can get back to work.
Expect to wait.
Fixes take time. Some times a part needs to be ordered or manufactured. If you want quality you just have to wait for every thing to come together while it’s worked on. Just let them work and try not to bother them. Their work require them to work at projects that can’t be put down easily. Also you’re not the only gun they are working on. Their shop is full of projects and if you’re last on the list just ask real quick before you hand the gun over to them how long it might be.
Expect to pay.
Quality takes money too. If you need something very sensitive worked on then you simply have to fork over some cash. An quality gun smith will want to be fairly compensated for their hard work. Some projects need a lot of time put into them rush as re-blueing. Some guns are also no longer in production and their parts are no longer being made. That scarcity makes them expensive. Bad quality smiths don’t stay in business and good ones charge a fair price.
So in short this list is an overview of what to expect while at the smith’s shop. They want to work on guns and you want your gun fixed so make sure you do your best to help them out. And you need to keep in mind that some guns are lost causes. Eventually some guns will be beyond repair and you’ll just have to make it a wall hanger after that. Some part might just be too hard to either make by hand or too expensive to order and you gotta just roll with it unfortunately. So how what kind of results have you gotten with your local gunsmiths? Sound off in the comments below and share your experience.
For what seemed like a century the side by side double barrel shotgun ruled the roost. It was cheap, simple to use, and its application nearly instantly understandable to anyone who laid eyes on it. Two back to back shots of 12 gauge. But today is seems to have fallen out of favor. What did the pour thing in? I’d say this topic is worth investigating.
The world of double barrels certainly has changed in the last century and a half. Once upon a time in the early 1930’s, double barreled shotguns could be had for very little. With some gun catalogs pricing them at $12 or less. With an inflation adjustment that would come out to about $186. Not a bad price at all for a highly versatile, easy to use firearm. Now a days finding a quality gun at that price would be nearly impossible. Now much of what you’d find at the double barrel section at a gun store would be high-end trap shooting over/under shotguns.
These gun from $500 all the way up to $2000 with a median price of about $1200. These shotguns are quite a bit more mechanically complex and fragile than the side by sides of today and yesteryear. While fantastic choices for skeet and bird hunting, they’re generally poorly suited for combat or home defense with their long barrels and hefty price tag. Only a few companies come to mind with a “combat over/under” in their line up. The Stoeger Condor Outback is the only one i can think of.
As much handy and simple to use they are quite obsolete. Since 1987, the year Winchester debuted the Model 1897, double barreled shotguns started to lose market share to their repeating counterparts. While two shots of 12 gauge may seem powerful, it pales in comparison to 5 repeating shots of 12 gauge.
Pump-guns like the Remington 870 don’t break the bank and have been around since 1950. That means gunsmiths and accessory manufacturers know the ins and outs of these quite well. They stay strong and make for great guns to be passed down from one generation to the next. Not to mention that their pump action makes them well suited for all kinds of ammo from low power bird shot to 3 inch magnum slugs.
Finally we have to mention one of the bigger side by side killers. The automatic shotgun. The first successful semi-auto shotgun to come out to the market was the browning Auto 5.
Once it hit the scene it was a instant hit with sport shooters and outlaws alike. The auto 5 offered something that nothing else had before 5 shots as fast as you could pull the trigger. Not to mention its reliability. With its tagline of “come hell or high water” its easy to understand its popularity. Nothing at the time offered as much as the Auto-5 could, reliability and great endurance. The borrowed time the side by side was going off of finally ran out in the late 60’s.
It isn’t completely over for them tho. Groups such as cowboy action shooting keep the spirit alive with their meet ups where people compete to see who’s the fastest and the most accurate. Side by sides also keep them selves alive with pop culture. They’re usually shown as close range annihilators in wild west shows, or video games. It’s to let the audience know that no one who gets hit with one of these is walking out. Not to mention they still are popular in places where firearm ownership is unfortunately highly restricted.
So if you’re thinking about getting a new shotgun maybe consider purchasing a side by side. Whether they’re used or brand new, you’ll get years and years or enjoyment out of the side by side. A true American classic!
Every one wants to show off what they’ve got! But do you have what it takes? If you don’t that’s perfectly fine as I will teach you the basics of getting a great photo! Get your guns and camera ready because you’ll want to take pictures as soon as you are done reading!
Step 1: Take a lot of pictures.
This step doesn’t have any actual composition tips, but is instead a standard photography tip. By taking a lot of pics you get yourself something very important. Options. By giving yourself options you get more of a chance that you take a photo that you absolutely love. So take lots of pictures. Take them from every angle, every height, and move the gun around too. Take pictures of it standing up, on its side and maybe even down the sights. Even consider a safe picture of the bore. Heck, even take the gun apart and snap some pics of the inside. Either way you do it just make sure that you have every base covered with the gun you want to take. This will also give you later options down the road because you never know when you might need a super specific picture of a sear or something.
Step 2: You need better light.
What ever your current light set up is, it isn’t good enough. Many new-comers to the world of photography just don’t know something very critical. Their cameras don’t take in a lot of light. You’re ceiling lights don’t produce enough light either. So your best solution is to get extra lights.
Getting something as simple as a flashlight to shine extra light on your guns will get you a better lit picture. Try using the light from the back of the gun. This will make it pop off its background. There are even some lights that can be gotten for below $25. Also make sure that your camera can automatically adjust to the lights or you manually adjust your camera. With better lights every one will be able to see the fine details on a gun for better or for worse.
See how easy it is to see all of the details?
Step 3: Clear a space.
When ever or where ever you take your photos make sure to have some sort of clear space. No viewer wants to see a whole bunch of junk in your background. They came to see the gun and that’s what should be in focus.
This place isn’t exactly what people want to see when you snap a pic.
No matter what you’re taking a picture of be sure you know what it is. Because when ever you post the photos of your gun people will absolutely ask questions about it. By being able to answer simple questions like, “What’s the make and model of it?” or “How does it shoot?” Being able to answer simple questions will make your posts very engaging and will even make people want come back when you post something new.
Step 5: Experiment
Only you can pick out which kind of photos you like so make sure to try out a whole bunch photographic tricks and settings. Consider taking your photo’s outside surrounded by nature. You can even mess with the mount of light that’s on your subject or what color the light is. Are you tired of a white background? Consider taking a photo of a gun surrounded by it’s accessories like magazines and ammo. And maybe you don’t need a clutter free environment. Taking a picture on a work bench or surrounded by uniforms and medals gives a cool narrative to your guns that is hard to replicate. For the most part you get to control what the end viewer sees so take a lot of photos in a lot of places. You can even touch them up a bit with photo editing software.
This tips should give you a head start on your journey of photography. Soon you’ll be taking master class photos with ease! Just make sure when you’re taking photos or any gun make sure it’s checked for safety and that you also follow the gun safety rules. Other than that you’re ready to go. Have you already been taking pictures of guns for a while now? Sound off in the comments with the pictures you’re most proud of! Thanks for reading everybody!
Check out our sale items for the month of December! Each month we put together some of our top deals on the guns & gear throughout the store and offer them with a special discount all month long. Along with these H&H Deals you can also find info on new items in the store. Next time you’re in store pick up your copy or check out the digital copy below!
H&H Shooting Sports is the gift headquarters fro all the shooters on your list this Christmas. With a wide variety of ammo, firearms, knives and more, H&H has what you need.
Don’t miss the HK VP9 9mm with 4 total mags and a free hat for only $649.99, the Sig Sauer P365 XL is $579.99 and the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport with MP100 optic included is now just $374.99
H&H Shooting Sports located just off I-40 & Meridian in OKC – H&H Shooting Sports is Oklahoma’s Headquarters for Guns & Gear.
Catch HUGE savings all month long! Each month we put together some of our top deals on the guns & gear throughout the store and offer them with a special discount all month long. Along with these H&H Deals you can also find info on new items in the store. Next time you’re in store pick up your copy or check out the digital copy below! We can even deliver this ad directly to your email inbox just shoot us a text to join our email list. Text HHOKC to 22828, we promise that we wont spam you, only 1 or 2 emails per month max!
November is Savings Season at H&H Shooting Sports. Maximize your savings at H&H when you combine your instant in store savings with the mail in rebates from Remington and Smith & Wesson Get the Remington SPS Tactical Centerfire rifle in .308 or 6.5 Creedmore for $559.99 after $50 mail in rebate. Get $50 back as a mail in rebate on the Smith & Wesson Shield, with the Shield 380 EZ only $289.99 after mail in rebate.
These specials will be offered all month long, and we will offer even more savings during our Black Friday Super Sale, Friday Nov 29th , Saturday Nov 30th, and Sunday Dec 1st. With 3 Days to Save this year’s Black Friday will offer the biggest savings of the year. Doors will open at 9am on Nov 29th. We hope you will join us! Keep an eye on this page for our Black Friday sales ad, coming soon!
H&H Shooting Sports, Oklahoma’s Headquarters for Guns & Gear – located just off I-40 & Meridian in OKC
Complete coverage of H&H Shooting Sports Black Friday 2017 Ads & H&H’s Black Friday deals info.
H&H Shooting Sports has a better way to do Black Friday, with our doors opening at 9 AM on Friday morning. So rush in, stock up, and save big on great deals storewide. Starting on Black Friday they’ve got special door-buster savings on Firearms, Safes, Accessories, Knives, optics and more! Get the Champion Model T Safe for $599, and the Walther PPS M2 9mm is now just $339. All Pietta Cowboy Action Revolvers are now $175 OFF. Plus everything from Browning will be at least 10% OFF storewide.
H&H Shooting Sports will be open during normal store hours, 9am – 9pm on Black Friday. We understand that other stores will be opening earlier, some even on Thanksgiving Day. We want to ensure that our team members and their families get a chance to enjoy their Thanksgiving celebrations. We will see you at 9am!
Giving a Firearm as a Gift? Some Reminders From NSSF
The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others. What better way to do that than to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend or relative?
The first thing to remember if you’re thinking about giving someone a gun is that . . . it’s a gun! You already know that ownership of a firearm brings with it some serious legal and ethical obligations that other consumer products don’t. So let’s look at some questions you may have about giving a firearm as a gift.
The first question you have to ask is whether the intended recipient can legally own the firearm where he or she lives. With more than 20,000 different gun laws on the books, even the kinds of firearms that law-abiding citizens can own vary from place to place; for example, juveniles (under age 18), generally speaking, are precluded by law from possessing a handgun. Check out the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) website for an overview of local laws and, whatever you do, don’t forget that you can never under any circumstances transfer a firearm to someone you know — or have reasonable cause to believe — legally can’t own one. That’s a federal felony, so be careful.
There’s no federal law that prohibits a gift of a firearm to a relative or friend that lives in your home state. Abramski v. United States, a recent Supreme Court decision involving a “straw purchase” of a firearm did not change the law regarding firearms as gifts. The following states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington State) and the District of Columbia require you to transfer a firearm through a local firearms retailer so an instant background check will be performed to make sure the recipient is not legally prohibited from owning the gun. Maryland and Pennsylvania require a background check for private party transfer of a handgun. There are exceptions, so it’s important to carefully check the law of your state or ask your local firearms retailer.
The ATF recommends that if you want to give someone a new firearm, rather than going to a gun store, buying it on your own and giving it to, say your father, consider instead purchasing a gift certificate from that retailer and giving it to Dad as his present. That way he’ll get the exact gun he wants, and there’s no question about who is “the actual buyer of the firearm,” which is a question any purchaser must certify on the Federal Form 4473 at the time of purchase.
You can only ship a handgun by common carrier (but not U.S. Mail) and a long gun by U.S. Mail or common carrier to a federally licensed retailer, but not to a non-licensed individual in another state. With all carriers, federal law requires you to declare that your package contains an unloaded firearm. To be safe, always consult your carrier in advance about its regulations for shipping firearms.
What if you want to give “Old Betsy,” your favorite old deer rifle, to your son or daughter as a college graduation gift? Again, in most states, there’s no law that says you can’t, but some states require even inter-family transfers to go through a licensed retailer. Remember, you can never transfer a firearm directly to another person who is a resident of a different state. In that case, you must transfer the firearm through a licensed retailer in the state where the person receiving the gift resides. Using a gift certificate from a firearms retailer near where the recipient lives might be a good solution. Pre-1898 antique firearms are generally exempt from the retailer requirement. Be safe and check with your retailer or local law enforcement before you hand over your prized possession.
It’s often an emotional moment when a treasured family heirloom is passed down to the next generation. These moments are part of what our cherished enjoyment of firearms is all about and represent that unique bond that sportsmen have with their fellow enthusiasts.