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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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POTD — Korean Era 1903 with Unertl Scope

This photo was presented to me as being taken during the Korean War. I have not looked too deeply to verify that info because for my purposes that isn’t necessary. On my long-term “fantasy sniper” list is to get a 1903 reproduction and drop a Unertl style scope on it. Why? Because it’s cool, that’s why.   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com …

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POTD — German Sniper with Russian Rifle

History is a funny thing. Here is a photo of some German snipers dated 25th April, 1945. Germany officially surrendered on May 7th. When most modern gun collectors look at this image, they focus on the German G43 semi-automatic rifles. Or…are they G41’s? The earlier version? I don’t know as I am not an expert on that type of rifle. …

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Glock is Already the Military Service Pistol

The fix is in. I thought maybe with the rumors about the SIG P320 being the FBI favorite, things would change? But the FBI just choose a Glock. And IMO it will be a standard Glock. Not some crazy custom, new Glock. Why? Because the 9mm Glock is already in the FBI’s Table of Equipment (TOE). You see, the FBI …

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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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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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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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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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POTD — Beretta 92 – M9

A customer sent us a funny image inspired by a t-shirt design we sell. A Beretta 92F with a blank firing adopter stuck in it’s barrel. Some of you will get the joke. Some won’t. Which is why the shirt is so popular.   Sincerely, Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video: 223 FAL — SA-4800

We had a reader inquire about the 223 / 5.56 FAL we have in the armory. His main questions were: Can it use PMAGs? If so, what generation of PMAGs? What do we think of GI / STANAG Magazines? Where to get one without a thumbhole stock? Can I mount a red-dot (RDS) to it? Can I SBR it or …

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Using Tape to Camouflage a Rifle

The photo is of French Troops in winter conditions with their FAMAS assault rifles and what I guess is a MAS FR F2 Sniper rifle. What struck me about the image was the use of tape to breakup up the black pattern of the weapons in the snow. Those of us who live in the real world know quite well …

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9mm Federal

This is one of those cartridge screw-ups you just have to laugh at because it’s so obvious in hindsight. Back in the late 1980s, Federal decided shooters needed a revolver cartridge that duplicated the ballistics of the 9mm Luger pistol cartridge. I don’t blame them—the 9mm was a hot commodity back then. Ballistically, there really wasn’t much one could gain …

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POTD – M1 Garand Sniper Rifle

Thought these were neat images. Looking closer, I am guessing this is a M1C variant since the scope mount is bolted to the receiver. The M1D’s typically have the scope mounted to the barrel. I am not so sure the actual scope is correct. It doesn’t look like the scope I had on my old M1D, but I am no …

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Sporterizing Mausers

They’re bygone days now because you can buy a quality and accurate rifle like a Mossberg or Savage for a few hundred bucks, but it used to be that if you wanted a good rifle on the cheap, you would build one from a surplus Mauser. I was fortunate to catch the tail end of that era. Actions were plentiful …

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Israeli Sniper Stock Replacement

Those that are regular readers are aware that I have been looking for a decent Israeli 7.62 Mauser for quite sometime. My ultimate goal would be to convert it to a “fantasy” sniper. Something I could bang around with, shoot frequently, but also have as a semi-historical piece. One of the issues with the Israeli guns is, frankly, the IDF …