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Milsurp El Camino

While on my way down to Texas this past spring, we gassed up next to a pretty rad El Camino. Being an unapologetic “car guy”, immediately the owner and I hit it off. He told he his story and we swapped some tales. I noticed the parachute pack for the seat cover right off. When the owner popped the hood …

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Secret Squirrel Magazines

Bet you didn’t know there was such a thing as secret squirrel mags, did ya? Well, never underestimate the lengths “cool kids” will go to close the “mil-spec” door in your face. What am I talking about? In this case, it’s extended magazines for the Blaser Tactical 2. As we reported, the German government has determined that the Blaser Tactical …

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POTD — My Desk In The Armory

We have decided, read that as were given permission, to show some images from the armory. Some. So here goes. I have two offices here. I have a office in a “public space”. And I have a office in a “secure space”. The public office is just that. Comfy. Decorated. Formal. Yada. Yada. Yada. It’s the “secure space” that is …

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German 88 with Tank

“Contact! German 88 12 o’clock! 1000 yards!!!”, my mind screamed. Driving down the highway today, I suffered one millisecond of World War II WTF. You see, I actually recognized the German 88 anti-aircraft gun from afar. Which may seem weird to the uninitiated, but the German 88 AA gun is huge and it sits very high off the ground. It …

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22 Caliber SAW Trainer

While I was traveling down south, I stopped in a Army Surplus Store. Now this isn’t your average, run of mill, surplus shop. The proprietor had quite the personal collection on display! More on that later. But one thing that did grab my eye was this 22lr M249 SAW trainer. The owner seemed to be convinced it had come out …

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Cannons!

When you walk into my living room, you’re greeted by either a muzzleloading mountain Howitzer or a field cannon, depending on what mood I’m in. I purchased my first cannon instead of a sports car as a mid-life crisis when a little spare money came my way. The Howitzer tube (tube is what you call a cannon barrel) is bored …

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POTD — The Gurkha Knives

Thought this was an interesting photo. Like many of you, I know “some” about the Kukri knife. But I am certainly no expert. To date, I have never even owned one, but I am not known as a knife-guy either, so maybe that isn’t a surprise. My excuse has always been, I will buy one in Nepal when I get …

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Belt Buckle Pistol

I used to see references to these things as a kid. Notably in a particular comic book series called “Weird War”. Since the series was written in the 1970’s, the bad guys tended to always be Nazi or Imperial Japanese soldiers and Viet Cong. When I discovered that such a thing as a belt buckle pistol existed, my little 10 …

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CZ75 Refinish

I saw these photos on the internet and thought they would be informative for some of our younger readers. I am of two minds when it comes to refinishing guns. The first thought is I like a well worn gun that has some miles on it. The second thought is I prefer that wear be mine. Carrying a firearm with …

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Worst Deal Camp Perry 2016

So we swung by the Springfield shop during the 2016 National Matches at Camp Perry. And just like 2015, the super-crazy priced HK91 / G3 Magazines were still sitting there. You will note, we reported on these last year. Makes you wonder if they are really interested in selling them or just stock them as wall hangers? What I did …

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Kelly’s Hero’s

The National Matches are just about wrapped up. Every time I see the static armor display, I think of Kelly’s Hero’s. And when I think of Kelly’s Hero’s, that makes me happy.   Enjoy. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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 …