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SCAR Aftermarket Trigger: 1500 Rounds Later

A while back I did a quick post about a friends SCAR-17 rifle. In particular I discussed a aftermarket trigger he installed that wasn’t Geissele. That is of note since it seems like Geissele has become the, “Gold Standard” for high quality precision triggers. In the tactical world anyway. And..they command, “made of solid gold” prices to go with that …

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Parker Brothers Shotgun

About a year ago, I happened to come across a old Parker Brothers Shotgun. It was dirty and had years of crud on it, but was in pretty good shape. Now, I’m not an expert on Parker Bros. shotguns. And I know there is a huge following, with some examples going for big bucks. Let’s just say the price was …

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Pig Hunt Bullet Fragment

This is an administrative post for an inside project. Someone wanted to see what a 270wby TTSX bullet looks like after hitting a pig from the hind quarter. This round hit the hipbone. Now for why? Someone in our hunting circles is questioning his choice in TTSX bullets for hunting. Not saying he’s dropping it. Just saying he’s not been …

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Cartridges Before There Were Cartridges

One of the early attempts at self-contained cartridges for repeating firearms was the Volcanic cartridge. The Volcanic cartridge is a conical lead bullet much like a Minié ball, but with a deeper hollow base. In that base was the powder charge, held in by a disk covered with a thin cork wad and a metal cup. The cork and the …

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Everybody Needs an AirGun

When I was a child, the very first “gun” I ever received was…and I am not joking…a Red Ryder BB-Gun. But it didn’t have a compass in the stock like the same model in the famous Christmas movie. Don’t get me wrong, I had fired a .22 rifle under the supervision of my grandfather. But the Red Ryder was the …

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My Debate Between 6.5CM and 6.5 Swede

6.5 Creedmoor is all the rage with the cool kids. It fits in short actions. It fits in standard AI style magazines and it seems to fit in AR’s (I say seems on the last example since I don’t personally have any time on any 6.5 AR). So…all the companies started making 6.5 short action rifles. Great, right? Here’s the …

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CZ 452 w/Bushnell Banner Scope

I have bragged on my CZ 452 for years. I topped it with a Bushnell Banner Scope and since the weather is getting nice, I’m chomping at the bit to take on Marky’s Winchester Model 52. He technically has the advantage with the heavy barrel and optics but I still feel my Czech baby will dominate the day.   Freeze …

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Behind the scenes: Remington 244 vs Winchester 243

This was recorded by accident during a cease fire. Turns out, the conversation was pretty interesting. Here’s why: Today, we see a big push in the PRS series for “better & better” 6mm rounds. 6×47, 6mmBR, 6CR. Turns out everything old is new again. Now I’m not saying these rounds don’t deliver. They do. But for my applications, 243/6mm is …

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Minigun Shoot

Sometimes Scott Mayer just sends me random stuff that he’s doing. From the looks of it, he seems to be hanging around some Mini-Guns. His note says that this particular weapon is only firing at half-speed of 3000 rounds per minute. —Marky, Editor   Scott Mayer www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video —My 2 o’clock Appointment

My schedule is electronic. People can add stuff to it as they see fit. I am still surprised when I occasionally move stuff back and block out a window, people will come to my office and try to steal it back. I don’t publish the content of every appointment on my calendar, but when I start blocking out time with …

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SCAR-17 Load Data 175g Sierra

A friend was shooting his SCAR-17 with a Vortex muzzle device. Some have inquired about the load data used for the pictured group. 5 shots. 100 yards. 1-inch dot. Here is the data direct from him. Note…hand loading is not for noobs. Proceed cautiously if you are not experienced at this. Any signs of problems or pressure and you need …

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Police Snipers 2016 Republican National Convention

This summer, the city of Cleveland, Ohio hosted the 2016 Republican National Convention. Most of the major party players were in attendance, as were members of the national and international media. Followed closely behind by various opposition groups. Bottom line: these kinds of events are a complete handful for the federal and state law enforcement groups. Combine these elements, with …

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The One Problem With The Glock 19

First of all, let me start off by saying that the Glock 19 is the gold-standard world wide for service and civilian pistols. As someone internet famous once said, “It’s big enough to fight with, but small enough to actually carry”. And I can’t disagree with that statement one bit. And when I was officially introduced to the Glocks by …

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No! Birdshot Does Not Work For Self Defense

This is a rumor that won’t seem to die. Why I have no idea. In today’s information age, just about anything you want to learn is just Google-fu away. But for some reason, I will still occasionally hear someone, somehow, someway has contrived some ridiculous scenario where birdshot is their choice as a self defense shotgun loading. And typically, the …