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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”  

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Chocolate Stick Grenade – Potato Masher

I love the internet for reasons like this. If any of you are planning on getting me candy for my Easter Basket, I respectfully request that in lieu of eggs please send a chocolate stick grenade. As a matter of fact, going forward please send chocolate stick grenades for all occasions: Wedding, funerals, birthdays, condolences, Fridays, etc… Special mention goes …

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Setting Up Slide-Lock Reload Drills

I have two ways I generally setup reloading drills on pistols. My preferred way is to put a single round on one magazine and 2 rounds in another. The 2 rounder goes into my mag pouch, and he single goes into the pistol and then is chambered. Unholster and fire with a aimed hit. Slide locks, so strip out the …

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Magic Marker Rear Sight Blackout

I have a schizophrenic mind when it comes to night sights on handguns. I like my pistols to have tritium inserts for both front and rear sights. But I paint the front sight post bright orange and the take a black, permanent magic marker and blackout the rears. It’s weird. But let me explain. One, I believe the front sight …