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Aimpoint 6x Project

After taking a LE carbine course, I determined the need for some magnification on my truck gun. A BCM Keymod upper.  Additionally the GEMTECH Integra needs a matching configuration for easy swap. The solution?   Aimpoint offers a 6x flip-over magnifier for use with their Micros. So after some wheeling and dealing, I worked into a second Micro H2, a …

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Custom 7.5×55 Barrel

Testing a new barrel we had made by J. Sip & Sons out of Utah. It’s chambered in the 7.5 Swiss round (7.5×55).  Most shooters in the United States will know this ammo as GP11  made for the K31 Swiss, straight pull, service rifle.  We have all heard the trope that GP11 is as close to “match” ammo as one …

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Staying in Position

One skill I like to own. And one habit I like to reenforce is the tendency to stay behind the rifle and looking through the glass. It sounds simple and the benefits are obvious. But if you are always coming out the glass for small admin tasks in training? You’ll come out of the glass for small admin tasks when …

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Remington 1890 New Model Army

The Model 1890 was produced from 1891 until 1896. And only had a production run of 2020 guns. Most were made in 7 3/4″ barrel length. While a small batch were made with 5 3/4” barrels. The pictured revolver with the 7 3/4” barrel, numbers 1970 and has almost no finish left. The gun is in full working condition. And …

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Manurhin MR-88 First Shots

So…today was the day to take out the Manurhin MR88 revolver. It’s a French police model that was brought into the US as surplus.  For the revolver minded folks, you can see the obvious Ruger GP100 heritage. That can be attributed to the fact Ruger and Manurhin did work jointly on the handgun.  As for the specifics about who made …

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The Truth About The NEOMAG

Yeah, we’ve been playing with one of these for a little over a month. But I have somehow neglected to make any reference to it on the website.  Probably because we aren’t, “gear reviewers”.  So far my thoughts are 50/50. It works as advertised. But isn’t nearly as secure as a dedicated mag carrier that you see in many AIWB …

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EP153 – The Mongolian 3 Way

Episode 153 is special for three reasons. 1. It is a test to see if we can actually record 3 people on pod simultaneously. 2. The test went so well, that we decided to publish it. 3. What the hell does Genghis Khan have to do with a 3-way?     Marky, Danny & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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The Teller Mine

My local FFL has this in the showroom. A WWII Teller Mine. The Teller is an anti-tank / vehicle mine employed by the Germans. Supposedly it needs 200lbs of pressure to detonate. Additionally, some of the Teller Mines had anti-tampering devices which would set off the explosive should someone try to disarm or move it. Which are the two small …

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Rock Jams Gun

Practicing mag changes with the truck gun and picked up a small rock. It worked its way though the system and lodged in the trigger mech. Jamming up both the safety and trigger.  It was a cold and wet day. That in combination with the “sticky-crud” that sometimes builds on magazines? I did myself in.  Ultimately this is user error. …

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POTD – J. Sip & Sons Barrels

So these came in this week. Two barrels from a custom barrel / gun maker out of Utah. J. Sip & Sons.  They make custom Blaser R8 and R93 barrels as well as other more traditional turn-bolt guns.  What we have here are a match weight, fluted, threaded barrel in 300PRC. And the second barrel is a semi-weight custom made …

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Slow Motion Short Stroke

Doc shooting the Integra while I document the short-stroke officially.  American made MILSPEC ammo functions fine in the upper. Hell! Even low power steel cased Wolf functions in the 90% range. Which is just enough to keep a shooter in tip-top shape clearing stoppages. So that’s a silver lining, right? But here’s the $64,000 question: Isn’t Wolf Gold supposed to …

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Score Cheap Ammo for Black Friday

The shopping frenzy starts at 7 p.m. Thursday! The crew at Cheapammo.com has a bunch of bulk ammo deals they are clearing out. In some cases, these prices are well below wholesale cost. We’re talking $.10 per round 9mm and factory new, brass cased .223 at just $.21 per round. Basically, prices that are 20-30% or more below what “deals” are out there …

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XTECH HK Mags – First Impression

In a nutshell? Very positive. The mag body seems like it was made to fit the VP9. And the follower fits inside the mag body perfectly. And has yet to fail locking back the slide on dry fire.  Not even once.  Is this definitive? No, of course not! It’s all relative. But up to now, aftermarket HK Vp9 / P30 …