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Found Blaser 338LM Magazines 

Thanks to a follower we were able to source some factory new, Blaser 338 Lapua magazines; from a retail vender in Europe. Specifically Germany.  Special thanks to Tim over at Rothe-Waffen for helping us out. Not only does he have GREAT prices on these mags, he was willing to deal with us via Google translate. Basically I would write something …

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308 TTSX Hunting Ammo

Freeze was wondering if we have any 308 hunting loads in the armory? Why, Yes. Yes we do. For my old FN SPRa3g. I shot two deer that year. 168g TTSX loads. #john1911 #shootinggunsandhavingfun #308 #308rifle #ttsx #hunting #deerhunting #deerseason #gunblog #handloading #fnh #fnspra3g #spr #fbi #fbisniper #sniperrifle     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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BCM Upper – New Truck Gun

Trying to get used to running an AR. Get used to running a skinny AR. Get used to this 45 degree safety. And hasty zero the Aimpoint Micro. All the while in a light, very cold rain. Sound like a bad day to you? Frankly it was the best day yet on the new range.  Nobody to bother me. No …

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Ghetto Dot Torture Drill

So…a few weeks back we had a new LE friend of ours stop by the range and want to work pistols. It turned out he had a qual coming up and wanted to up his game.  A cop wants to train on his own time? With his own ammo? At my convenience?  Great! I’m there. And guess what? I provided …

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Second Score of S&W 547 Speed-loaders

Outside of DC I found these NOS HKS 547 speed-loaders! Stunning. The 547 is a rare 9mm revolver. And these HKS loaders will never be made again. I bet these have been sitting on this rack 25 years.  While not Singer 1911 rare, I looked pretty hard over 3 years ago for some HKS 547’s. Haven’t seen any since. Now …

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Function Test – AR Pistol Build

So Freeze and I decided to take out his AR pistol and do a function check on it.  All he needed was a BCG and we had a space living in a Colt SP1.  No worries, that BCG was not correct for a SP1. Anyway, his “pistol” shows promise and I am looking forward to seeing how fast we can …

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T91 Mockup

OK. Now that range work is slowing down, it’s time to start knocking off some of the backed up to do list. Matt the 07, has sent over some preliminary pics mocking up the rifle. And some in-progress pics detailing the finishing out the Chinese marked lower.  Stay tuned!    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Wild West Co-Pilot in The Pit

Been a while since we have had the Co-Pilot out. And it was a good chance to test some of the  new targets with a 45-70 impact.  Actually knocked one over. Video soon.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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45 Degree Safety – Mag Change

It’s been well over a decade since I seriously dedicated myself to the AR pattern of rifle. But old habits die hard. In particularly the 45 degree safety on the factory SCAR. I think it is superior and desire to have the same on the new truck-gun.  Here you see the Radian safety in action. Not sure what I think …

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Bad News BREN

We have an update on the BREN dummy gun. Initially we had hoped the 07 could bring it back to life as a semi-auto. Unfortunately, it may not make sense at this point. And we would be better off just purchasing a new parts kit.  See his report below. —Marky  First off who ever did this dummy gun was an …

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Radian Safety & MFT Stock

I have decided to go full-bore with changing the truck-gun from a SCAR-16 to the, “Officer Mike Rifle”. So on his advice, I switched to a MFT lightweight stock and a Radian safety selector.  Specifically I switched out the LMT safety for two reasons: First, the factory safety has a terrible drag. Second, I am quite used to the 45 …

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T-Post Target Hangers

So…on the 100, 200, 300 yard targets, I have decided to go with larger silhouette type steel. That means they are heavy. I am not entirely comfortable standing those targets on a single T-post. Which means I need to chain them from the sides.  I have seen various iterations on these types of t-post hangers before. Maybe these will work? …

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POTD – 600 Yard Rifle Range in Rain

Contrary to what your DI may have told you, it’s rain that makes the grass grow. And for the last 3 days, we have been blessed with a slow, steady, soaking rain that is perfect for seeding.  I have never been to happy to see rainy days.  Image taken from the 600 yard shooting position.        Sincerely,  Marky …

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SHS 31- Star Super B Pistol

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are looking at a Star Model Super B. That’s what I call it. You will see variations on that format, but if that name contains “Super B”, it’s the same gun.  Also…in full disclosure, I decided to pick this up for The Armory reference collection. So it is not available at …

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UTG Super Slim RDS Riser

So…Freeze and I have been playing with some lightweight AR setups. In his case, he put together a pistol. On n the other hand I put down some shiny coin on a BCM upper receiver group.  Well…we had settled on some Bushnell TRS-25 red-dots. So…we picked up two of those. But now…obviously due to how the AR stock doesn’t have …