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KET Brass Deflector 

So a company known as Kinetic Energy Tools reached out and wanted to know if we were interested in trying out one of their products? Namely their Brass-Deflector.  Immediately I thought about, “Doc”. He is our resident reloader and we are regularly chasing his brass across our ranges. So after conferring with him, I told KET to go ahead an …

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10” Steel Plates

10” Plates A few weeks back, we placed another order with Superior Ideas. They are a steel target maker out of Florida.  These use a custom hook that mounts on a standard farm-grade t-post. Which I am learning is perfect for our uses. For one, we need posts since they are easily mounted on the sides of hills. And secondly, …

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Federal 243 Soft-Point

So with the new chassis and suppressor, it is time to fine tune the zero. Especially considering I have switched ammo. Typically I was shooting PPU 243. But I had heard some good things about the Federal 100g soft-points, I we decided to give them a try.  The good news is it’s literally ammo I can find almost anywhere. At …

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WTT – Blaser R8 Selous 300WM Barrel For AimPoints

Ok. I am in need of some AimPoint red dots. We need two of them. They must be a T2, H2’s or Comp M5’s. The reason being we need to magnify them 6x so the dots need to work zoomed in. So H1’s or T1’s won’t work.  If you only have a single Aimpoint you wish to trade? We can …

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Why the HK ProMags Don’t Work

Like a mini fellow VP nine owners the idea of a 17 round flush-fit Magazine is seductive and imminently appealing. So it was with great interest that I purchased the aftermarket 17 round magazine made by ProMag. These are billed as working in the HKVP9 and the HK P30. After some analysis and testing, it has become obvious that these …

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POTD – Gemtech Integra Arrives

Now I have a suppressed upper! Ho-Ho-Ho! -Marky #john1911 #gemtechintegra #gemtechsilencer @gemtechsuppressors     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Folded Rifle with Suppressor

Reason number 600 why I enjoy the GRS Ragnarok chassis. With the suppressor still attached and a full length barrel, I can fold the stock and still get it into the drag bag. Bet that’s never been done with a Blaser before?     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – M4 Carbine Seen in Idlib

There is a very interesting UK based Twitter account that focuses solely on weapons being used and for sale in the world’s war zones: Calibre Obscure  (Twitter handle — @calibreobscura  ) It is run by a single person, but his ability to find info on local weapons is an open source wonder.  So it was no surprise when I saw …

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POTD – Manurhin MR88

Centerfire Systems in Kentucky sent out an e-mail this week blowing out their Manurhin MR88 revolvers. For those not familiar, the MR88 is a French 38 Special, 6-shot DA/SA handgun. As I understand, it was developed in conjunction with Ruger.  I’m not really certain about the particulars, but at some point the frames were made by Ruger and the barrels …

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Battery Falls Out of Bush Hog

I have hinted on social media that we’ve been having some significant issues with the DR Bush Hog. And before winter sets in, I am inclined to film a, “video review” of it.  But I wanted to share this tidbit first.  After a few weeks of waiting for the deck to be fixed (again), I decided to do a test-cut …

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Buy Magazines Now

So you think Trump won’t lose? You think the democrats can’t win? You are 100% sure that nothing will happen with gun control during this season of Congress? Great. I hope so too.  But if you aren’t sitting on at least 100 magazines right now? When the getting is good?  And the Trump-Slump is in full effect? You’re a damn …

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Tank Trap Barricade?

I’ve been seeing these on the internet. Mostly at rifle matches. Gets me thinking. Maybe we need one? Is there a standard size for these traps? I mean for shooting and training. Not defending the Maginot Line.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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RSC-1917 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Saw a French Model 1917 Semiautomatic Rifle / RSC-1917 in the rack at Cody. Took some up close pics for reference. The RCS is on our to-buy list. We just need to find one at the right time.  Last I looked, RIA had one sell for $5463.00, which isn’t that bad. Keep your eyes peeled for us, OK?     …

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Blaser BD14 Bockdrilling

Ok. Some of you may be asking, “What in the heck is a Bockdrilling?” Easy. It’s a single shotgun, and 2 rifle barrel setup.  I thought this one was kinda neat since it had some pretty practical calibers involved. A 20 gauge. A 308. And a 22 Hornet.  If you think about it? That’s a combination that get’s quite a …

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Mexican G3

This is a followup on the previous article about the privately owned Valmet in Mexico. Like most collectors, this person has a category that interests him. In his case, it is rifles chambered in 308 / 7.62×51.  Which is what lead him trade into the 308 Caliber Valmet to begin with. You can see pictures of that story by CLICKING …