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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”

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POTD — VZ58 on Mitchell Range

I am in The District for a few days so Freeze took it upon himself to break out his truck gun and warm it up on Mitchell Range. His VZ58 is on the left. I believe that is Grandpa Freeze’s S&W in the middle and a Ruger AR on the right. It is my understanding the owner of the Ruger …

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I don’t hand load the PTR 91

I could also title this article, “I don’t hand load the HK91” but I like to be specific. It’s a PTR 91 GI Model, that is a really good copy of the HK91 battle rifle. Many know I carry this rifle as a “truck gun”. What I lose in manual of arms and appropriateness for the CQB role, I pickup …

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A $1000 Dollar Bench Rest

A few weeks ago I was at a range and struck up a conversation with an old Vietnam Vet who was in the USAF. He was a neat old guy and told me about a particular prop plane he flew in Laos that was the same make as those flown by Air America. What he was doing was getting ready …

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Criminals Load Ammo Backwards

A couple of pill heads got into a fight about…wait for it…pills. It seems one pulled a gun on the other and pistol whipped said “other”. Sheriff deputies (Oconee County, Georgia) arrive on scene and discover a pistol on the ground. Per standard procedure it is cleared and…deputies discover the ammo is loaded in the magazine backwards. HK eat your …

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Video — Holes in Holes Drill

Video — Holes in Holes Drill Recently I heard from a reader who was lamenting that he didn’t have all the fancy facilities “we have” to train. OK. Fair enough. But that seems more like a mental wall than a facility limitation. Here is something we call the “Holes in Holes drill”. How it works has some flexibility but this …