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POTD — Turkish Walther PP

While visiting The Cody Firearms Museum, I happened upon a pistol I didn’t know existed. At least back in 1947! A Walther PP copy made by the Turkish MKE company.  Since Cody wasn’t as accommodating as one would have liked, they didn’t give me the keys to play with the action.  Maybe next time. Do you know someone who has …

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Cold Weather Range Shakedown

So…it was a 1 degree day with winds gusting from 15-20mph. And “Officer Mike” wanted to see the rifle range progress. And I wanted to do some target maintenance.  Have to admit, when we discussed setting this day up; I didn’t know it was going to be so cold. When I figured it out, I half expected him to cancel. …

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Demo of FNS Striker Drop Issue

Last week we posted a video discussing the reported FNS striker drop issue some PD’s have been complaining about. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.  As I stated, this was a new one for me. So I asked for readers to see if they could recreate the issue.  And low-and-behold…a reader by the name of Andrew did just that!  Looking at the …

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POTD – S&W 1006 

I recently have been taking another look at some of the old S&W pistols. To be honest, I was never really a fan of them. But I recognize that stuff like this will never be made again. So in the interest of having a rounded out reference collection, we should probably have some.  They were very popular with LEO agencies …

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SHS 42: LWRC R.E.P.R.

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase (SHS) we are featuring a rifle that’s pretty well thought of in particular circles: The LWRC R.E.P.R. This weapon spent the first part of it’s life as a SWAT Sniper call out rifle. It’s used but not abused. Specifics: Make: LWRC Model: R.E.P.R. Caliber: 308 Magazine: AR-10/PMAG Gas system: Piston  Charging handle: …

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Blaser Interchangeability Guide

Chris Morlock of Morlock Designs as complied a Blaser LRS, LRS 2, LRS2 338LM and Tactical 2 parts interchangeability chart.  Right off the bat, I find the chart to be almost over whelming mentally. Especially when trying to determine an overall trend or pattern. But maybe that’s more of a reflection on the limits of my two-celled-lizard brain? But then …

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CETME-L Parts Kit

Posted some photos about this on social media and had some folks wanting to see the kit. It seems the man questions people have are about the furniture. There is a company selling CETME-L’s but with US production furniture. Also…Freeze found us a CETME-L bayonet on Centerfire System’s website yesterday. All that is left is a receiver flat, trunnion, and …

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FNS-40L Safety Issues

News was circulating earlier this week that the Baltimore County Police dropped the FNS-40L in-lieu of a 9mm Glock 17 Gen 5.  Considering the PD just switched to the FNS-40L in 2013, this strikes me as odd. Looking deeper into the issue, it appears that there are grumblings that FNS is having ND/AD issues. At least it seems the PD …

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CMMG Replaces 22 Kit

This is a follow up to a post we made on social media in regards to some issues we were having making a CMMG 22 kit run properly.  A kit we bought 9 years ago and never used.  Well…CMMG reached out to us unsolicited and indicated that: The kit we have is a legacy design and has been dropped for …

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Blaser Releases R8 22LR Kit

Some years ago, Freeze and I were attending the NRA show in Texas. I think it was Dallas? And during our visit, we stopped by the Blaser USA booth and talked at length to Kevin Wistner about the future of the R8 and Tactical 2 lines.  One subject Kevin was very adamant about was the intention to make a 22LR …

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14 Degree Snow Day

So we finally had a blast of cold weather come through the range. Considering it’s been the third wettest year on record, having stuff frozen solid is a nice change. I found this kit poking around the armory a few days ago. It’s a 22 caliber AR conversion insert. Unfired. I acquired at SHOT show years ago. As in 9 …

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POTD – Norinco Model 213 Tokarev

Got a call from one of our FFL’s.”Would you be interested in a deal on a Chinese Norinco Tokarev? Oh! One more thing. It’s in 9mm Luger.” He got me with the 9×19. Does it every time.        Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Homemade Monopod Blaser Tac2 – LRS2

Someone reached out and wanted to know if I could get them a Blaser monopod or one of these reproductions? Unfortunately I don’t have any to provide. And while we are on the subject, I didn’t even make this product.  But…I don’t believe it would be all that hard to make yourself. So if you want some data on where …

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Restoration – Bernardelli P.One

Follow up video on a gun we first talked about in 2018. A Bernardelli P.One pistol.  This pistol originally started its life in Italy. Then went to Israel as a police gun. After which it was surplussed out and eventually made its way to the United States. That is where we come in. Initially the condition of the pistol was …