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Osprey MK-36

While perusing vendor’s row during the National Matches at Camp Perry, I spotted a very, very, very unusual rifle: The Osprey MK-36. Apparently, the inventor decided to answer the age old question, “What would happen if in the middle of the night, a M-14 got out of it’s cage and ass-raped a M-16?” From what I have seen here, it …

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Government Thinks Gadsden Flag Racist

Yup. You can’t make this stuff up. The march towards George Orwell’s 1984 is well down the path. An official complaint has been filed. By a federal government employee. To a federal regulatory agency. That the Gadsden Flag is racist and should be restricted as hate speech. And the federal employee should be given special dispensation — read that as …

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HK VP40 FDE Factory Heinie Sights

I rarely go into retail gun stores these days, but a friend of mine was looking to make a road trip to buy a specific type of powder. While he was chatting up the owners, I happened to see two FDE HK pistols in the case. Right off the bat, I think these FDE pistols looks great. I understand doesn’t …

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Kelly’s Hero’s

The National Matches are just about wrapped up. Every time I see the static armor display, I think of Kelly’s Hero’s. And when I think of Kelly’s Hero’s, that makes me happy.   Enjoy. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Would You Spot This MRAP?

It’s been long enough so I can tell this story. On a business trip a while back, I was walking into my hotel when I noticed a MRAP parked off to the side. Since I always, and I mean ALWAYS “make friends” with the valet / security staff, without breaking stride I discretely mumbled, “Russian or Chinese”? I won’t tell …

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Another Strike Against The 300 Blackout

Our regulars know that, at least for the foreseeable future, we want nothing to do with the 300 Blackout cartridge. Yes, I am aware that it is the flavor of the day. Yes, I am aware that it’s optimal for suppression. Yes, I am aware many say it preforms like a 7.62×39 but in a AR. Sure. Sure. Which is …

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5 Is Enough Until It’s Not

There is an interesting assault case that came out of Pennsylvania recently. A group of 5 college football players waited in ambush and beat a man so senseless that he has brain damage. Doesn’t that get your attention? Some will say, I don’t move in those kind of circles and the best way to win a fight is to avoid …

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Maxim Machine Gun In the Wild

War is a funny thing. Americans generally don’t conceptually understand that getting weapons in many third world conflicts means raiding arsenals, museums or buying from illicit arms traffickers. Here we see a Ukrainian manned Maxim machine gun. If one looks closely, you’ll notice it is chambered in 7.62x54r. The same battle-rifle caliber of the Russian Empire. Considering the age of …

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Good Price on a Used Barrett 50

Those who listen to our podcast are aware of the long range shooting facility “project” we have brewing on the east coast. The potential of such long range has put me in the market for a 50BMG rifle. But like many of you, money is an issue. So why pay full retail for a 50 when most used ones are …

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I am over the Magnetospeed

A close friend of ours purchased a Magnetospeed a while back. He wanted to replace his old fashioned chronograph that uses screens and a dot-matrix printer. Yes, you read that right. It kicks out little pieces of rolled, white paper with blue ink typed on it. Running it awhile and the shooter starts to feel like he’s in a 1979 …

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Leytonstone Subway Knife Attack

This is footage from 2015 when a Islamic man attacked civilians with a knife in a subway system. A couple of observations for the real world. Knife fights don’t work like those fancy movies. I know. I’ve been in one. 2. Tasers don’t work like they do in the movies. Notice how many hits he took. That can probably be …

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Don’t Tell Me This Isn’t a Service Rifle

A few months back, I had gotten into a little snit with a guy working the counter at Bud’s Guns in Lexington, Ky. I have mentioned the conversation on our podcast, but I haven’t really had a chance to discuss it here. I traveled down to Buds to take a look at the FN Military Collector M-16A4 copy. You can …

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Foamed Out Gas Tube

Just foam out the barrel he said. It’ll be quick he said. You’ll be done before that meeting he said. Fudge. Now I remember why I use this primarily on bolt guns.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”