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Labeling Your Brass For a Match

I saw this photo on the internet and it got me thinking. A lot of folks don’t realize that there are generally two types of matches for competitive shooters. No, I’m not talking USPSA vs IDPA or Biathlon vs Precision Rifle Series. What I am talking about is the difference between a match that allows the shooters to recover their …

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Zeroing 338LM Blaser Tactical 2

First confession: I very rarely ever shoot from an actual bench. Literally 99% of my rifle shooting is done prone or positional. Just about the only exception would be when doing initial testing and initial zeroing like here. What is, “initial zeroing”? It is also known as “getting on paper”. The 338LM is anywhere from $3 to $5.00 a shot. …

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Using Tape to Camouflage a Rifle

The photo is of French Troops in winter conditions with their FAMAS assault rifles and what I guess is a MAS FR F2 Sniper rifle. What struck me about the image was the use of tape to breakup up the black pattern of the weapons in the snow. Those of us who live in the real world know quite well …

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9mm Federal

This is one of those cartridge screw-ups you just have to laugh at because it’s so obvious in hindsight. Back in the late 1980s, Federal decided shooters needed a revolver cartridge that duplicated the ballistics of the 9mm Luger pistol cartridge. I don’t blame them—the 9mm was a hot commodity back then. Ballistically, there really wasn’t much one could gain …

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What Handgun Should I Buy?

Sometimes I get questions from random people on the internet. And they tend to repeat. So I figured I would start to post them on the blog and just link to them as needed going forward. One of the most common is from non-gun people, “What is a reliable but budget minded handgun option for the average person?” “Average person” …

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FN-15 Military Collector M16A4 At Buds

Over the holiday weekend, I had a chance to run over to Bud’s gun shop to do some window shopping. I did this for one specific gun. They have a “FN-15 M16A4 Military Collector” in stock. I’ve been eyeing these since they came out at SHOT. Actually truth be told, I have been eyeing all three of them: The A4, …

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Holland & Holland’s “Little” Big Bore

The .375 H&H cartridge was a total game changer when the British firm of Holland & Holland introduced it in 1912. It was one of the first “belted” cartridges, and probably rivals the .30-’06 when it comes to the number of factory and wildcat cartridges sired. Though the case has a shoulder, it headspaces on the belt, meaning that it’s …

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Shooting a Gorilla with Your CCW Handgun

Imagine being a CCW holder being faced with this situation? Having to shoot a 400# gorilla with your pea-shooter handgun? Let me explain. There was an incident at a US based zoo. At a outdoor gorilla exhibit, a 4 year old boy was able to climb around, over, through, under the barricades and fall 12 feet into the gorilla enclosure. …

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Nighthawk Custom Teams up with Korth Revolver

OK. I will be the first to admit I am not quite sure what we are looking at here. Is Nighthawk licensing the manufacture of Korth Revolvers or are they the importer? Time will tell. But here is what I know and what I see in the pictures. I know Korth, GmbH has had major issues getting their handguns to …

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Why I Didn’t Spend Big Money on a G36 Conversion

It has been announced by some US dealers that Heckler & Koch (HK) is bringing some of their MP5 semi-auto based pistols into the US. I guess they are specifically called the SP5K MP5K? Honestly, I am not familiar with all the model and name variations for some of these guns. To me they are MP5’s. Just like how a …