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POTD — US Navy Tommy Gun

Who doesn’t like a Thompson 45 with carrying case, drum magazine, stick mags, and a forward pistol grip? This one belonged to the US Navy it seems by the markings. I sure do.   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Big Urban Deer

Report came in from a well to-do neighborhood that this deer was laid up and injured. The caller suspected the deer, “had been shot”. Since gun season has long since passed, everyone’s ears perked up. The size of the rack didn’t do anything to quell the interest in the subject either. After confirming some information from the complainant it was …

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Dallas Shooter Use A SKS Rifle

It is being reported by multiple, yet unconfirmed sources, that the Dallas Police shooter was not armed with an AR-15 rifle as previously assumed. But instead, was armed with a much older military surplus SKS rifle. In many circles, the SKS get’s kind of a bad rap. I suspect this is for two reasons. One, they don’t “typically” come with …

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Distance is Your Friend

This video is making the rounds and some have been inquiring about it. So instead of typing the Facebook comments and messages over on social media, I will just direct my limited comments here. One, this video sucks. A hero fell. And now someone like me gets to sit back in my comfy chair and QB the whole F’ing thing. …

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POTD — USMC Recon Motorcycle

This photo is real. It is a little dated, but the important stuff still holds true. I thought many of our readers would enjoy seeing a USMC RECON element that is using motorcycles in the reconnaissance role. The funny looking shape up front is an extended range gas tank. Closing point: There is more to life than the gun. There …

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Custom VP & P320 Triggers: The YGF

I realize this post will be somewhat controversial, but I was asked for an honest opinion. The reader wanted to know, “who is the best “custom shop” for HK VP9 and SIG P320 triggers?” My answer as of July, 2016? They all suck. To explain why I answer this way it is important to understand who I am speaking with. …

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POTD – July 4th, 2016 Mexican – American Border

Scott Mayer just sent this to me and it got me to thinking. Today is July 4th, 2016. Exactly 100 years to the day, a similar sign could have been erected saying, “Travel Caution: Pancho Villa and associated bandits may be encountered in this area”. Some things never change.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Dangerous Old Holster

This image has been around a while but the issue is so important that I think it warrants a post on our website. What you see here is an old leather holster that is no longer safe for carry. Hopefully our readers understand the issue without me having to explain it like it’s your first day on planet Earth. So…the …

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Russian Troops Capture Mosin Sniper in Syria

War is a funny thing. It is always a wonder, for both sides, what weapons turn up. In this case it is reported that Russian troops deployed in Syria have run across some old Soviet Mosin Sniper Rifles. Where these weapons originated once out of Russia is anyone’s guess. Perhaps they were sold to the Syrian government as a former …

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Taiwanese Navy Accidentally Attacks Fishing Boat

Well…the headline for this article is a little misleading, but the result is probably the same. Earlier today, a Republic of China (Taiwan) missile corvette accidentally fired a Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile, striking a fishing trawler. Now for some interesting points: The HF-III is a ramjet design that is reported to travel at least mach 2. The corvette (#607) …

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Labeling Your Brass For a Match

I saw this photo on the internet and it got me thinking. A lot of folks don’t realize that there are generally two types of matches for competitive shooters. No, I’m not talking USPSA vs IDPA or Biathlon vs Precision Rifle Series. What I am talking about is the difference between a match that allows the shooters to recover their …

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Mossberg 500 Slugs on Steel

Those who have followed us for a while know the Freeze hunts quite a bit with a Mossberg 500 shotgun. Actually, it’s Mossberg’s economical line known as a New Haven Shotgun. As I type, I can’t recall how long he has been using this particular gun, but it’s at least 20 years. And possibly more. Well…a few weeks before deer …

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FBI Selects Glock 9mm

I will start off by saying that I know as much as you do regarding the FBI’s decision to choose a Glock 9mm as the next standard service pistol. Also like many of you, I too had heard that the FBI’s RFP basically seemed written to give the SIG P320 the win. Now before we all start going off the …

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Removing SCAR 16 Front Rail

Been running a SCAR for at least 4 years. Over time I have developed some opinions about it’s features. So this past winter I decided I needed to address one glaring issue I have. The for-end is too thick. Well, at least for how I keep the rifle configured. One, I prefer a light at 12 o’clock. My reasoning is …