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The Art of Plinking by Scott Mayer

Moving out West has given me a renewed appreciation for the simple sport of plinking because you can safely shoot just about anywhere, and no one gives a second thought to hearing a rifle crack in the desert. When I lived on the East Coast, however, finding a place where you could safely and legally take a crack at a …

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Buyer Beware: The Worst Deal at Camp Perry 2015

As our regular readers know, we hit the National Matches up at Camp Perry every year. If you have never been, put it on your bucket list. The National Matches are the shooting sports equivalent of The Super Bowl. Civilian and military shooters from around the world show up to test their skills and catch up with old friends.   …

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Pro-Tip: Setting Eye-Relief on a Rifle Scope

Everyone has to start somewhere. And if you didn’t grow up “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”, this concept may be new to some of you. Especially the hunters who are used to shooting fixed or lower-powered optics. K31 Eye-Relief When figuring out how far to set the scope from your eye, it is best to turn the power to max …

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Video: A Friend Shooting His FNS9 Pistol

A friend wanted to shoot his FNS9 on steel. Not bad. Especially for a guy who’s almost 70. What’s your excuse?       Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video: Shooting for Time HK VP9 LE

Shooting the Hk VP9 for time on steel. When you are trying to get faster, it is important to keep pushing yourself on the timer. Eventually you will overrun your limits. But that is what teaches you to get faster. Frankly, if you are a serious student of firearms, and you don’t have a timer in your plan, you are …

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Backwards Primers. It Happens.

I was working on some timed drills yesterday. Pretty standard stuff on steel. Had a friend along who is a big-time reloader. He brought his favorite carry pistol a FNS 9. On his first shot with his reloads, misfire. Click! No Bang! He tap racked pretty quickly and moved on.   When the sequence was over, we examined the offending …

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Traveling to a 3-Gun Match

  Our good friend Wes is shooting a 3-gun event in North Carolina this weekend. The match is quite far from his home state. As such, he has opted to fly. Take a look at this picture of and imagine the pucker-factor many would feel checking this luggage. And flying through enemy lines to boot.   I have a personal …

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A $5000 Mosin Nagant Rifle?

There has been some hubbub and debate over a recent sale on Gunbroker. It seems a US Military Marked Mosin Nagant Rifle has sold for $5025. The seller is listed as one of the top 25 dealers on Gunbroker. I am by no means a Mosin expert, but I do know some of the appeal of the type is the …

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CZ’s Sub-Compact CZ75 RAMI — By Scott Mayer

The CZ 2075 RAMI–CZ’s sub-compact version of its venerable CZ75 pistol–combines small size with up to 14 rounds of capacity depending on the chambering.  In the category of interesting but useless information, know that its name is derived from the first two letters of its designer’s first names, Radek Hauerland and Milan Trkulja. Operation is the proven short-recoil system with …

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Old Time Gun Store

Some of you know I travel quite a bit. And one of the perks of that is I am always looking for out of the way gun shops to visit. But it’s not the new, fancy shops with the latest SHOT Show products that attract me. It’s the small mom & pop shops that generally float my boat. The exception …

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Video: Testing The Rhodesian Army Shotgun

Testing the Rhodesian Army Shotgun   First shots with the Rhodesian Army A5 Shotgun made by browning. It’s a 7+1 12 gauge. The shells used for the test are low-brass, light target loads. At the time of this writing, it is my understanding that 1000 of these shotguns were made for the Rhodesian Army. The rumor is somewhere between 200-500 …