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SCAR-17 Gets a Bad Rap and other Cliches

Perusing some of the bigger precision rifle shooting forums and you will detect a common thread among a wide variety of shooters: The SCAR-17 doesn’t rate. That is probably true and at the same time, wildly incorrect. Let me explain. Major life rule: Always know your audience. Who says the SCAR-17 is a joke as a precision rifle? A guy …

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POTD — Behind The Desk

When we do a Armory Chat Live video, inevitably we will receive a few private messages inquiring about item X or item Y on the back wall. Almost always from hardcore MILSURP collectors. Since I had to rearrange some items to make room for the RPG scope, I figured it was a good time to take a gratuitous photo.   …

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Hunting Rifle – Long Range?

First off I guess I need to preface this article with a caveat: Your definition of long range vs the next guy could be too completely different distances. This is especially true for hunters who live west of The Mississippi vs East Coast. This past fall, a friend and myself headed out West for some Mule Deer. Here he is, …

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RPG-7 Project Complete

Finally have all the parts needed for the RPG-7 Project to be complete. RPG-7 Tube. RPG-7 Inert Rocket. RPG BiPod. RPG Sight System / PGO-7   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Colt Camp Perry Model

Something showed up at a local gun store that I had never seen before. A Colt Camp Perry Model. It’s chambered in 22LR. And is a single-shot pistol. Not a revolver. The entire “cylinder” is actually a flat chamber block that hinges out from the frame for single loading. Very different. Pretty neat. If I was a an avid 22 …

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SCAR Aftermarket Trigger: 1500 Rounds Later

A while back I did a quick post about a friends SCAR-17 rifle. In particular I discussed a aftermarket trigger he installed that wasn’t Geissele. That is of note since it seems like Geissele has become the, “Gold Standard” for high quality precision triggers. In the tactical world anyway. And..they command, “made of solid gold” prices to go with that …

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POTD — Blaser Tactical 2 Police Sniper

A Police Sniper shares with us a photo from a training cycle he recently completed. Pretty neat image and worth posting. I think his Blaser is very interesting with the camouflage finish. Much more professional than mine for sure. Thanks to J. for sharing the photo.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Purchasing Scope For RPG-7

Been in the market for a Russian style PVO-7 scope for a RPG-7. But the prices have all gone crazy in the US. So we just decided to import one direct from a former WARSAW PACT country. We saved a boat load of money.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Guns in 3-Star Hotels

This is a follow up to a post I did last year about a guy getting jammed up with hotel staff for having firearms on property [CLICK HERE]. But this time, I’m in a 3 star hotel. I assume it was anyway. Certainly not a 5, but I digress. Checking in: I walked straight through the lobby with this drag …

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Pig Hunt Bullet Fragment

This is an administrative post for an inside project. Someone wanted to see what a 270wby TTSX bullet looks like after hitting a pig from the hind quarter. This round hit the hipbone. Now for why? Someone in our hunting circles is questioning his choice in TTSX bullets for hunting. Not saying he’s dropping it. Just saying he’s not been …

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The Colt MEU(SOC) Pistol

Right off the bat I need to say that the title of this post is likely incorrect. A tip of the hat to the late Dave Berryhill. What I have always called a MEU(SOC) pistol is a 1911 built up and tuned by the US Marine Corps Precision Weapons Section (PWS) at Quantico. This was built by Colt. Do they …

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POTD — French LRAC-50 Bazooka

Thought this would be an interesting photo to share. The LRAC-50 bazooka is uncommon in the United States. It fires a 73mm Anti-Tank rocket. What makes it interesting are a few things: 1. It’s a French Weapon. That in itself is pretty unique since France doesn’t participate in De-Mil, Surplus any longer. Hence why you will never seen surpluses French …

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The Rock River Effect

It’s been a very busy few months and I haven’t had any time to myself. So today I decided to take a few minutes and visit a friend who owns one of my favorite gun shops. Truthfully, it’s rare that I come in without already having some business at hand, but today I wanted to do a little window shopping …

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SPAS-12 Detail Strip Photos

Old business here. Earlier I had posted some videos showing the installation and assembly of the SPAS-12 after the buffer replacement. But..I have had multiple requests for detailed photos of the broken down shotgun. One was so a SPAS-12 owner could compare my parts to his parts. Why I am not sure. The second request simply said my videos were …

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POTD — Cleaning the RPG-7

We generally make it a habit to re-configure some of the ORD collection when it’s being cleaned. Hence…the opportunity to shoot a POTD.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”