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Olympic Medalist Shooting Tip — Cross-Eye-Dominance

I recently ran into US Olympic medalist Corey Cogdell at the local trap and skeet range. She was there shooting trap in the World Cup as part of her training regimen, but still took the time to chat with me.  That’s just the type of woman she is. During our conversation, I learned that she shoots right-handed, but is left-eye-dominant. …

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The John1911 Podcast is Live.

The John1911 Podcast is an outgrowth of the Tacticaltshirts.com morning meetings that Freeze and I have. Once we get the t-shirt business stuff out of the way we wonder into all kinds of discussions: Guns. Gun projects. Second Amendment news. Guns we own. Guns we wished we owned. Guns we’ve sold. Broken guns. Buying guns at auction. Stupid stuff we see and hear on the ranges. Pro-American politics Hunting …

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Norinco SKS That Accepts AK Magazines

A reader sent me some photos of a very cool SKS rifle –– He never actually stated name. Sorry. It was made by NORINCO (Chinese Military Company no longer imported into the US) and appears to be a factory built to accept AK-47 magazines! Freeze was looking at the photos and he agrees it appears to be factory original. His final …

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Vepr 12 with Bushnell Red-dot Sight

One of the issues many people have with the modern gold-standard of red-dot sights (AimPoint IMO) is the price. The latest iterations of the Micro can be well north of $500! But just like how Surefire used to be the only game in town concerning weapon lights, Bushnell has stepped up with a red-dot line called the TRS. It’s basically …

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Winchester 52 First Shots

I picked up a Winchester 52c from an estate auction earlier this year. It’s a pretty attractive setup and I was very lucky to get it.  The rifle also came with Redfield Target Sights and an original Unertl optic. As best as I can tell, it hasn’t been shot since AT LEAST the early 90’s. Probably long before that. So …

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Boresighting without a collimator

Bore Sighting a Rifle So you just bought a new scope, mounted it on your rifle and are ready for the range, right?  Not quite.  You need to bore sight first, or plan to shoot lots of ammo trying to get your shots on the target. And with the cost of ammo being what it is (if you can find …

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POTD: My Retired 1911

POTD: Picture of the Day. It’s been a while since this old gun of mine has seen some sunlight. It’s my old 1911 I carried daily for 12 years. I know this gun. I trust this gun. And if this gun could talk, it would rat me out on all my good stories. It has been refinished. The current refinish …

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Mossberg 500 12 and PDX Ammunition

We invited some close friends and family to come out with us to Mitchell’s Range. The guesst were asked to bring any home defense or CCW weapons they own as well. One thing that showed up with a Mossberg 500 12 gauge that had a pistol grip on it. Personally I’m not a fan of pistol grip shotguns.  Just as …

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1903 “Air Service” Springfield with 20 Round Magazine

At Camp Perry this year, I saw probably the weirdest 1903 I will ever lay my eyes on. Looked like a regular 1903 but someone had attached a 20 round extended magazine! At the time, I was convinced it was some kind of kitchen-table gunsmith job. I’ve seen some similar conversions in Europe involving G3 magazines. Right now I don’t …

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Fitting A Gun — By Scott Mayer

You’ll shoot better and experience less perceived recoil if you’re shooting a gun that fits, and finding a gun that fits two of my kids has been particularly challenging.  My oldest daughter at the tender age of 13 is already 6-foot 4 inches tall but too willowy to hold the weight of a gun with the 16-inch stock she needs.  …

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MTAC Holster for VP9

Freeze has also switched to the HK VP9 as his CCW gun. His holster of choice is the MTAC hybrid holster made by Comp-Tac. It’s a Kydex shell mounted on a leather backing. Every person that I have ever run across that runs the MTAC swears it’s a very comfortable setup. But in disclosure, I have never tried one for …

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VZ 58 Folding Stock DIY Modification

Freeze has had some VZ 58 parts kits for many years. When the Century VZ’s started showing up in county he was ready to go. One thing he has done is take some 550 para-cord and wrapped it around the VZ 58 folding stock. Which the folder is very convenient for storage, it basically sucks for actual shooting. Under recoil …

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Carry the Pistol You Want to Carry

Since I mentioned Glocks in a recent post, I have been getting some questions about what my preferred Glock is? My opinion is somewhat in the minority since it ISN’T the Glock 19. You see, I don’t have the smallest hands and I find the Glock 19 just a little too small for complete comfort grip-wise. And if I am …

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Boresighting CZ 452

It seems I have more .22 competition coming. After posting the pics of our friends Kimber CMP rifle, Freeze has decided to pull out his CZ 452 and get it ready for some trash talking as well. The rumor is quality bourbon is at stake. I best get cracking on the Winchester 52 project.     You know Freeze is …