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A 1923 Colt Commercial

Freeze’s 1923 Commercial Colt We were out with some friends and family earlier this year. It was a casual fun-day. Some of the more experienced shooters were showing the new guys some tips and tricks of the trade. Basically a low-key, safe, show-and-tell day. The most interesting pistol that made an appearance was Freeze’s 1923 Production Colt Commercial. As I …

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Glock 17 Pistol Work

Of all the various Glocks in existence, my favorite is the Glock 17 GEN 4. Here are some pictures of some Glock work I put in recently. The holster is by Raven and is AIWB. And on any cold and rainy day one needs some caffeine to keep the blood pumping. Our slang term for this product is, “liquid crack”. …

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M1 Carbine Paratrooper

I have spent a lot of time carrying heavy rifles up big hills. One doesn’t have to walk more than a few hours to appreciate smaller and lighter options. While I was at Camp Perry this summer, I ran into 3rd party, aftermarket M1 Carbine Paratrooper stocks: I have never personally owned a M1 Carbine and have very little experience …

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Youth Guns—Build Or Buy?

There are several “phases” one goes through as a hunter. They include a phase in which you just want to get an animal to prove you are a hunter. That is usually followed by a phase in which you try to get as many animals as you can to prove how well you hunt. From there, many transition to “trophy” …

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Daewoo KR-200 at Camp Perry

The Daewoo rifles. Where to begin? I have been looking at them for a while with the intention of picking one up. But my main issue is I don’t know enough about them to tell one from the other. Some are piston guns. Some are DI guns. Some take AK mags. Some have thumb-hole stocks for AWB compliance. In summary, …

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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 …