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Kydex Holster for a WWII Luger

A reader on our Facebook page posted these photos and it stopped me in my tracks. Just look at this! We truly live in a golden age for recreational shooters. It used to be that most people wouldn’t put the time, or the money, into making a modern style holster for a WWII service pistol. And if you did, it …

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Winchester 52C Photo Gallery

One of the neatest rifles I have ever picked up from an estate sale is a Winchester 52C. What made this particular rifle special was it came with both Redfield peep-sights and a Unertl scope. I won’t bore our readers with the legendary accuracy of the Winchester 52. Many of you know. But when I first picked this up, many …

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Snowy Day Training with S&W 64-4

In this age of striker-fired handguns, it’s easy to dismiss the double action handguns. But that is a mistake. It has been my personal experience that shooting a revolver double-action-only (DAO) is easier than a DA/SA semi-auto. This should be true with DAO autos as well. While many of my fellow gun professionals are like, “Yeah! No shit, Sherlock”. I …

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Henry’s Damn Fine Guns

Henry Repeating Arms is a company you can’t help but admire because of the people involved, the quality and price of the guns they make, and that they make their guns smack in the heart of anti-gun enclaves. Its history stretches back to 1911 to a series of gun shops, distributorships and importers in Brooklyn, Middlesex, NJ, Jacksonville, AR and …

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Slug Guns—Smooth Bore or Rifled?

There are several areas in the US that mandate slugs for deer hunting, and even where it’s not law, there’s just something about smacking a buck with such a big hunk of lead. Hit well, they go down HARD. There has been so much advancement in slug technology in the past two decades that you do have to ask yourself …

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POTD — Fantasy German Sniper

I have always felt there are generally two types of people in the gun community. Collectors and shooters. The collectors want everything original, correct, papered, every variation, maker’s mark, etc. etc. etc. You get the idea. And the more of those variables you string together in one rifle, the more expensive things become. The other type of person is the …

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Twist Rate

A friend of mine just jumped into the AR-15 game and wasn’t clear on how to select the optimum twist rate for the various bullets he wanted to use. He had been told that the faster twist rates (1:7-inch) require a heavier bullet (75 grains) with longer bearing surfaces, and that a slower twist (1:9- or 1:10-inch) will shoot the …

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POTD: Amy’s 1897 Marlin Rifle

Amy sent me this photo of her old rifle a while back. I have been meaning to post it since the summer. It’s a very cool old gun and if only it could talk. –Marky  Hey Marky, After seeing pics of your nice Winchester 1897 shotgun – I thought you might enjoy seeing another 1897 – my Marlin 1897 rifle. …

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Old School Retention Holster

“I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m good once as I ever was.” Some days I feel like this. I’ve been around a long time. I have seen things come and go, and then come back around again. I have also seen technology and equipment drastically change as well. The advent of strong and cheap polymers is …

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POTD HK VP9 Wear

This photo was taken in August of 2015. As I type it is January of 2016. I had been carrying this VP9 since the winter. Compared to now, it almost looks brand new. In the harsh light, a lot of the wear is masked. But even then, the beginnings of significant wear is evident on the slide. So I figured …

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Blaser F3 Shotgun

First of all, I am not a clay-bird kind of shooter. I own only one O/U shotgun. A Browning Citori I needed to buy for an event 15 years ago. Back then there was a shooter in my squad who was toting around a $25,000 shotgun. I recall it being a Perazzi. I only noticed it since that guy never …

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Rhodesian A5 Shotgun Pictures on Range

A few months back, I posted some videos of us testing a Rhodesian A5 shotgun. Turns out, I was derelict in my duties and I did not post the still photos. As you can see in these pictures, the A5 successfully digested Winchester 12 gauge bulk pack target loads. And for those asking, this shotgun’s capacity is 8+1. VERY formidable …

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HK VP9 LE Suppressed

One of our regulars sent us some pictures from her gun range job. She was running a HK VP9 LE model suppressed. The last I checked, the threaded barrels for the VP9 are available. Amy reports the system works well, her boss shoots suppressed quite frequently and no issues with cheap 115g Winchester White Box. As of this writing she …