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Mossberg 500 Weaver Scope Mount

I noticed this shotgun during our dove hunt. Freeze’s SIL was running one of his 500 Mossberg’s. Obviously we don’t need scopes for wing-shooting, but a quick change of the barrel and you have a very good deer-slug gun. Anyway, my eye was drawn towards the forearm and the unusual cut. I looked at Freeze with a raised eye-brow and …

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European Deer Skull Mount

I have a large box in my garage filled with deer racks. Some are small and some would consider them large but whenever I shoot a deer I cut the rack off and toss it in the box. Sometimes I will set aside the whole head for a european mount. I usually don’t have any plans for these racks but …

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44 Mag Backup

Not all backup guns are pocket rockets. Like they say, the right tool for the job. And a J-farme snub defiantly doesn’t rate in this article. This is a 44 magnum revolver a fellow hunter was toting around as his BUG while looking for “Hogzilla”. He must have been clairvoyant. Because two days later, we all had to go into …

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Robinson M96 BREN Kit

The Robinson M96 is a 1990’s creation that got it’s inspiration from the Stoner 63 rifles used during the Vietnam War. And just like the Stoner, the M96 was user configurable. It has quick change barrels and is convertible to a belt-feed and top-feed option. The top-feed is known as the BREN Kit. I would like to have one for …

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Video — Second Strike And Why It Doesn’t Matter

There seems to be this persistent rumor on our social media properties that only a handgun with “second strike” or “double strike” capability will be considered for the Army’s proposed Modular Handgun System. Aka the MHS. The two weapons used to demonstrate in this video are Glock 35 GEN 4 FDE S&W 325 Thunder Ranch It would have been better …

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Video — Home Invasion Greater Atlanta

This story has been making the rounds and getting some press. And rightfully so. But what I am not seeing is some analysis on the reality check of a real gunfight. The highlights: Every year, 1000’s of people successfully defend themselves using a firearm with ZERO training whatsoever. Remember that the next time “experts” get you wrapped around the axel …

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Winchester 52 Bolt Removal – Insert Video

We have a Winchester 52c in the armory. It doesn’t get checked out very often, which is a shame. But as a consequence, when it does people don’t know how to take it apart or put it back together for cleaning. It also appears there are not videos showing this process. So while I made this for internal consumption, hopefully …

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2016 Chainsaw Party – Guns & Knives

This is a theme that our regulars know I touch on from time to time: Carry guns that people don’t actually carry. The internet is full of it. Guys posting photos of their HK Mark 23 pistol, 4 pound Randall Knife, 8 magazines, 2 backup guns, 3 flashlights, and 2 watches. Yes really. I will never forget the 2 watch …

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Mustard Gas Injuries

It was reported this week that a US Military compound in Iraq – Syria was shelled with Mustard Gas. While not what I consider a high-end chemical weapon, I figure it would be worth addressing here. Why? Mustard Gas isn’t very hard to make or obtain. Which is why groups like ISIS have it in theater. But there is more …

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EP41 of the John1911 Podcast

The John1911 Podcast Episode 41 Episode 41 of the John1911.com podcast. We are still tweaking the audio but are making progress. Hopefully you don’t mind too much. Freeze sounds great. I am still a little low in the volume area. In this episode we discuss: The Bombings in NYC & NJ Mayor of NY won’t say “terrorism” CNN busted editing …

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Chin Weld

I like this old photo for what it shows and what it doesn’t. On it’s surface, we see the most famous of rifle ever created, the Mauser bolt action, configured as a sniper. Probably being used by a Axis soldier during WWII. Is there any higher technical level of small arms achievement than a sniper in war? Now for what …

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Beretta CX4 Storm Seen in NJ

So the guy who bombed NYC and NJ over the weekend has been captured. He was shot by police officers. A terrorists shot down in the the streets is always a feel good story. But what I thought was interesting was the officer standing over him with a Beretta CX4 Storm Carbine. I haven’t thought about these since an old …

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Freeze’s Dove Gun – Winchester 101

I’m not exactly sure I recall every detail about Freeze’s Winchester 101. I know, according to him, it’s a little short for some winged shooting. But it’s the only double gun I have even seen him with. I also believe he has owned it for many, many years. And somehow, I just know, he got it for well below it’s …

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Package Deal ARs

I was visiting a gun store on some other business when I happened to see a rifle that came in for transfer. I won’t go into all the details since publishing the names of people who know better is not my life’s goal. Bottom line: Older gentleman is fearing a Hillary Presidency. So like many, he is buying some firearms. …

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Ruger’s Incredible Single Six Convertible Revolver

Ruger’s Single Six Convertible revolver comes with two interchangeable cylinders so you can shoot either .22 Long Rifle or .22 WMR cartridges in it. It’s also my single most favorite plinking revolver–specifically the “Super” variant because it has adjustable sights. The original Single Six Convertible was made from 1962 to 1972 and is found with 4 5/8, 5 1/2, 6 …