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Bushnell ConX 1 Mile Laser Range Finder

Since we have a website some readers may get things twisted. The fact is, even for us, money is always an issue. I don’t like to overpay for stuff, and my hand to heaven, I think paying too much actually makes Freeze’s blood pressure rise! Our regulars know I am not even remotely kidding. So…when last week Bushnell had a …

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The Taliban SCAR-17 is Back

Photos and video have been making the rounds of Taliban fighters spotted with US Military equipment. Specifically a FDE SCAR-17 variant. Citing open source intel, the US Military has acknowledged the loss of one SCAR-17 / SCAR-Heavy rifle. As I recall, that rifle first made it’s Taliban propaganda debut in 2015. At least that is what I think I remember. …

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Shooting the VEPR-12 w/Friends

With all the hoopla going around over the VEPR sanctions, I have noticed increased traffic on our VEPR based content. Specifically, Freeze’s VEPR-12 shotgun. And then it occurred to me, I never posted these photos from a friendly range session with some very good friends. Neither one of them being experienced gun people actually turned out to be a net …

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British Paratrooper Motorcycle

Ran across this bike a while back. A big time milsurp guy had it on display. It is what is known as a Welbike and was made by the Excelsior Bike Company from 1942 through 1945. Immediately I made an offer on it, which the owner promptly refused. Not because my number was low. Actually according to Freeze, I was …

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My First Experience with the Scatt Trainer

While visiting Camp Perry this week, I ran across a setup that I had only seen on the internet. The Scatt Shooter Training System. A guy had it setup outside one of the buildings on vendor’s row. To my recollection, this setup is usually used by Olympic level shooters to not only record their shot, the entire sight-picture process, and …

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Jim Clark Bullseye 1911 – 38 Special

Camp Perry was a success for one incredible reason: I got to handle a personal firearm of one of the greatest pistol shooters to ever live: Jim Clark, Sr. But what is even more interesting is this talisman wasn’t hanging on a wall or under glass waiting to be fondled by a cotton-gloved, Gun-Jesus. Actually…it wasn’t even out for the …

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Arms Factory

Ok how many of you have ever entertained the fantasy of starting your own gun company? Or designing and building your own guns? Be it as a business or just being that guy? Ever wonder what it would take to make guns? Really. How about in the pre-CNC computerized days? Now think about all the cool guns that were being …

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Video — Full Speed – Slow Speed Video Test

Full Speed – Slow Speed video test. It is interesting to see your own hands under recoil to pick out every little nuance. Also we were testing how much resolution we would lose in editing. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Original Galil Rifle

Someone reached out and wanted to know my opinion of the newly released Galil Ace in 223 vs the original Galil? Frankly, I don’t know. I have zero time on either rifle. But the Galil Ace in 7.62 looks to me as, likely, the best AK rifle ever made. And I only say that from the improved ergonomics and manual …

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Don’t Dis The Rifle

Personal reality check. Sometimes I forget that people watch what I do closely. Sometimes too closely. Gun people in particular are really bad for this. Let me explain. Yes, you will see some fancy, rare and high-end weapons on our social media properties. It is what it is. But at the end of the day, it’s out picking up YOUR …

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1000 Yard Range Day Pics

Here are some outtakes and photos from the recent 1000 yard DOPE gathering session. You can see a pic of my lifetime best 1000 yard group HERE. And you can watch our reactions to the black bear crossing in front of our target HERE. Points of interest: Spotter has his Savage Rifle. I mention this since I always recommend Savage …

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July 4th, 1776

Just remember. Independence wasn’t won because of some signatures on a piece of paper. You are free because America was victorious in righteous battle. And we are a Constitutional Republic because General George Washington refused to be made king. He accepted two terms as President and then retired and went home. It still is to this day one of history’s …

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Armory Chat 30: Why I’m not a HK Fan-Boy

In short? I think HK is a poorly run company. Somebody brought up the HK 416 and 417. What did that take to hit the US commercial market? 10 years? Fair enough. What do you think the chances are HK will bring over the HK433? 10 years? Ever? Meanwhile everyone else saturates the market first. To paraphrase the President, “Sad”. …

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Painting SA-48 FAL Front Sight and Gas Setting — Pics

We did a video on the subject, but I have received numerous requests for some hand-holding on doing this. So…in the interest of brevity, here are some still photos of the process. I use Safety-Hooker-Orange (SHO) fingernail polish for this. As for why? First it’s durable. Holds up well in high heat and wet environs. Second, it’s removable. So if …