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POTD – Homemade Sight Movers

I recently saw this image online and was struck by it’s sheer genius and ingenuity. You see one must always debate the cost – benefit analysis of doing something yourself vs farming it out. And while I am not sure that I personally could build something like this, the fact is I never even thought of such an option. And …

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Chasing SCAR Screws

“Chasing function” is an old phrase from my 1911 days: The more you shoot, the more you know. The more you know, the more opinionated you become. Note: not necessarily right. Just opinionated. That last distinction is important. My way isn’t the only way. It’s only a way. Any weapon that I shoot or use a lot will receive this …

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Preparing for Hillary Clinton to Win November 2016

As I type this, it is April of 2016. The Republican party establishment seems hell-bent on destroying itself. Read that as Hillary winning and they being able to say, “See! We told all of you. You can’t win without us!” Ok. Fine. Well…not fine. But what kind of position does that put me in? As a gun loving law abiding, …

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Man Demonstrating Laser Sight Shoots Own Hand

This was making the rounds. Freeze calls these things “light sabers”. Why? People get distracted with the Star Wars light show and forget sights and muzzle discipline. His general rule when he sees someone with a laser sight? Leave the area. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SCCY Pocket Rocket

Recently while working on some steel, a local shooter asked if he could join the fun. He was an older gentleman who quickly produced 3 or 4 pistols. One of which I wasn’t familiar with. A small, double-action-only (DAO) pistol called SCCY (Pronounced sky). It turns out the SCCY pistol was new to this particular owner (and me), and he …

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Is a Russian SF AK really an AK?

I will admit, the title of this post is somewhat provocative. But I think it’s an important question to ask if you are looking at getting into the AK game. Especially here in the US. Let me explain. The gun community has a bad habit. It will sometimes use two different terms interchangeably that aren’t so: A perfect example of …

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French Foreign Legion Beretta 92 by MAS

Many years ago, I had a Beretta 92. Picked it up off a retiring DSS agent in the very, very early 1990’s. How he came upon it is a very interesting story in it’s own right but not something that I can post in the internet. But what I can say is it was the first time I ever considered …

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Pro-Tip: Always Wear Eye Protection

I shoot a lot. I really do. And with that, I see snake-eyes rolled more often than most. In just the last 12 months, I have seen a 38 Special slug ricochet and hit someone square in the forehead. I have seen another shooter have a razor-sharp section of copper-jacket slice right through the lower lip. I’ve seen one ruptured …

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POTD: Jihadi Protects His Junk

This photo is out of Syria. In it we see a Jihadi who is concerned with the afterlife. It seems he doesn’t want to get shot in the junk since it cramps his 70-something virgin-afterlife plan. Which gets one thinking about a few theological questions: Does this photo mean that shooting someone with this philosophy is a valid tactic? How …

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Donald Trump: What The Media Doesn’t Report

I have been watching with horror, but not surprise, the behavior of The Left over the past few months. And to make matters worse, the mainstream media either justifies the violence or just doesn’t report it. Which emboldens the perpetrators. But you would have to be willfully ignorant to not see what is coming. I don’t know when, and I …

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POTD – Cleaning The Executive Elite

Like many of you, my first love was the 1911. And while I have since related the 1911 to second line work, I do enjoyed getting it out from time to time. So while mostly you will see me shooting a “plastic-fantastic”, I am a 1911 guy at heart. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video – HK VP9 Slow Motion

I was just playing with the slow motion camera while on the range. HK VP9 my CCW pistol.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”