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Gifts from Finland: Sourced a Valmet 5.56 Magazine

The M76 5.56 AK made by Valmet came with only a 15 round magazine. The 30’s are hard as hell to find. But thanks to a friend, we sourced a 40. You can’t tell by my sedate mood on the video, but inside I feel like doing the PeeWee Herman dance! Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AR70 Magazine Fix

It’s been a while since I discussed the Beretta AR70 (AR-70 — AR/70 — AR70) rifle. It’s a pretty cool gun from a different time. All stamped metal and not too dissimilar from the SIG550. And just like the SIG, it takes it’s own proprietary rocker-lock magazines. When we acquired the rifle it came with one factory magazine that has …

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Truck Gun Glamor Shots – PTR-91 Retires

I have hinted around about this for a few weeks and in some private messages. After careful consideration I have decided to pull the PTR from truck-gun duty and check it back into the armory. It will then be checked out on a per-project basis. Why am I doing this? The answer is really simple, we have been in the …

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Replacing The Keeper Foam Wedge

Well it’s that time again. The need to replace the foam wedge on my Keeper AIWB holster. For those who don’t understand the mechanics of the wedge, it works as a lever to push the butt of your pistol inboard towards your body. However, that foam wedge is soft and pliable. So over time, it degrades and looses it’s shape. …

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American Mag Release on PTR Rifle Sucks

This has been coming for awhile but I have finally reached a turning point on the subject: The push-button mag release on the PTR-91 rifle sucks rocks. Like many American shooters it is easy to default to a mag-button setup since that is the current industry standard. But the design of the HK91 / G3 style mag well in conjunction …

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Removing the SCAR Front Sight

The video below better explains the process for removing the factory SCAR front sight. The short version? Drive out the roll-pin on the right side nut. Unscrew the T25 screw holding that nut. Take a hammer and punch and drive out the sight from the gas-block dovetail. Left to right. Special note: There are some parts that fall out when …

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Range Update 200 – 250 – 300 Yard Targets Up

This post is going to be mostly photos without much writing. Many of you are following the range build and we are working as fast as we can. Had some interruptions with hunting season, weather, and solving some target setup issues. Progressing nicely before the snow comes. But the reality is, we will be forced to do much of this …

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Officer Mike’s Light Weight AR

As shocking as this may sound to some of our readers, my experience with AR’s is somewhat limited. Sure. I have been around AR’s most of my adult life. But looking back, almost all of them were military variants spec’d out in standard ways. The only exceptions to those are a few personally owned rifles back in the 1990’s. Principally …

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Armory Chat 34: Valmet M76 Help

So…we have a Valmet M76 in the armory. Like everyone else in the Valmet game, we need mags. So if you have any to sell, we would be keen to talk to you about it. Also…this gun has some weird characteristics: it’s cherry but obviously been shot by the looks of the bolt face. It’s crazy Clean but the barrel …

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Truck Gun RDS Replacement

Fate smiled on me this week. I needed a new RDS for the PTR-91 truck gun. And it just so happens we are in the Thanksgiving Christmas sale trend. So when I received word these Bushnell TRS-25 red dot optics were $50. I jumped on it. Are they good? Are they bad? Dunno. We’re not really gear reviewers. The Aimpoint …

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Blaser LRS2 – TAC2 Magazine Repair Update

Thanks to some research and help from our viewers, I have a quick and easy solution to solve the Blaser LRS – TAC magazine feed lip issue. It appears it is user induced. Either myself or the previous owner of the magazine depressed (read bent) a tab that is used to hold the lips in place. Luckily, the solution is …

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POTD — Savage 1899 Takedown Rifle

While at the FFL today doing a transfer, I happened to notice a Savage 1899 on the shelf. Most don’t even “see” these rifles since they aren’t black and tactical. But I have been eyeing the type for quite a while. Just waiting to see what comes down the road. Here we have a Savage 1899. It is more commonly …

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Cutting RDS off of Truck Gun

A few weeks ago I posted a quick video (CLICK LINK HERE) demonstrating that a dead parallax free scope tube can be used as a hasty ghost-ring sight. Or put another way, if your red-dot dies; the bullets will still go the center of the lens. Electronic dot or not. No, this isn’t ideal and not a substitute for having …

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Commentary About our Fancy Targets

Received an e-mail today from a reader. But instead of asking a question, it seemed like he was more into making a statement. And when reduced to it most basic form he roughly said, “One day when I have the money, I’ll buy some targets so I can shoot more”. Sorry, Bud. When he reads this post he will know …

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Bandolier of 303 Ammo

Freeze found a bandolier of 303 ammo that was long forgotten. Will come in very handy when we break out the Ross Rifle. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”