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The 2016 Sullivan Cup Tank Competition

The 2016 Sullivan Cup competition was held this past week at Ft. Benning. This year’s winning team is a National Guard unit out of North Carolina. Crews are tested in multiple skill sets that includes everything from logistics, to small arms proficiency, main gun accuracy and speed, and simulated combat missions. And Yes, the winning crew gets to keep those …

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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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POTD — Freeze’s Cleaning Table

Just after deer season finished up, I had stopped by Freeze’s home to drop off some gear. And as luck would have it, he had just finished cleaning some recently used long guns. I thought it would be interesting for some of you to see his personal guns out in the wild. Top to bottom: Vepr 12, Mosin Sniper, CZ-58, …

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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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The Dardick Revolver

The cartridge on the left is one you will probably never see outside of a serious ammunition collection or gun show. It’s called a “tround” and was invented by David Dardick for his Dardick Series 1100, 1500, and 2000 double-action revolvers. Introduction was at the 1957 NRA Annual Meetings. Instead of a brass cartridge case, the tround was plastic. It …

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Yugo K98 Mauser ReHab

A while back we picked up a Yugoslavian K98 Mauser. It’s been collecting dust in the armory for awhile. Well since the weather is clearing up and shooting season is upon us, I thought I would drag it out and clean it up.   In this article are pictures of the rifle as we received it as well as the initial …

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The Model 1917 Revolver

The Model 1917 Had The Back Of The M1911 When the US gunned up for World War I, it pressed a lot of manufacturers into service to make the M1911 pistol. All of that manufacturing wasn’t enough, so it turned to Colt and Smith & Wesson to modify their large frame double-action revolvers to take the rimless .45 ACP cartridge …

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Kydex Holster for a WWII Luger

A reader on our Facebook page posted these photos and it stopped me in my tracks. Just look at this! We truly live in a golden age for recreational shooters. It used to be that most people wouldn’t put the time, or the money, into making a modern style holster for a WWII service pistol. And if you did, it …