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CMMG 22 Conversion Kit – Second Generation

Previously we had published a video discussing a CMMG 22 kit we had purchased 9 year ago at SHOT. It didn’t run very well. Ehhh….no big surprise. It’s a 22 kit. Not a dedicated gun.  Well….CMMG reached out to us and stated, “We redesigned the kit years ago for a reason. Let us send you a replacement”.  Which they promptly …

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What is Long Range?

This question came up recently with some of our viewers. And I thought it was interesting to see different descriptions of “long range” reflective more of individual perspective than a published standard.  For example, someone who has never really fired beyond 200 yards might think 600y or 800y is long range. While another calculated “long range” primarily based on the …

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Blaser R8 Akila Chassis

So yesterday I found a new product for the Blaser R8 rifle system. Akila in Slovenia is selling a R8 based chassis system. As I type this, it appears they are still building their website. But poking around here is what I “think” I know: Price 2400 Euros. Includes the serialized receiver block  System seems to be AR stock compatible.  …

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Cold Weather Range Shakedown

So…it was a 1 degree day with winds gusting from 15-20mph. And “Officer Mike” wanted to see the rifle range progress. And I wanted to do some target maintenance.  Have to admit, when we discussed setting this day up; I didn’t know it was going to be so cold. When I figured it out, I half expected him to cancel. …

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Brass in The Bug Guard

So I sent these images over to Marky today. I asked,  “Can you guess what this is?” Marky: “The windshield on your truck?” “Close…the bug guard on the hood. They are trapped there.  Probably since fall.”     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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14 Degree Snow Day

So we finally had a blast of cold weather come through the range. Considering it’s been the third wettest year on record, having stuff frozen solid is a nice change. I found this kit poking around the armory a few days ago. It’s a 22 caliber AR conversion insert. Unfired. I acquired at SHOT show years ago. As in 9 …

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Glock 45 In Armory

So we recently had a new Glock 45 pass through the armory. This example belongs to a non-public staff member. At this point I am not sure if we will see this pistol again on the website.  But even without firing it, I am once again confident in my original opinions of the G45. I think it’s probably the best …

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SHS 36 – Hi-Standard Model B

  What we have here is a Pre-WWII sporting handgun chambered in 22LR. The Hi-Standard Model B. Production was shutdown during the war to make room for defense related items.  Make: Hi-Standard. Model: Model B Caliber: 22LR. Action: Semi-Auto – Blow-back. Date of manufacture: 1940-41. Magazine: One. Magazine Capacity: 10? Magazine Release: Heel Type.  Finish: Fair. Appropriate with age.    …

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SCAR 20s – An Up close View

So I finally got a chance to handle an honest-to-goodness FNH SCAR-20s rifle. And here are my initial observations: The Geiselle trigger is a significant upgrade. The rifle does seem much heaver than one would assume. The 20s stock does NOT fold, but is significantly more ergonomic than a 17s. The rifle twist is 1:12 which most US users consider …

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Rayner’s Range

So earlier in 2018, a couple of us went up to Rayner’s to check out the facilities. Some members of a local SWAT team were looking for an alternate place for some rifle training.  A hunter was zero’ing for a hunt out west. I think this range went to 700 yards. We didn’t shoot. But it was good to see …

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The Melt Your Face Drill

Ok. Confession time. This isn’t really a drill. This is what most shooting actually is: Slow, Tedious, Administrative, or Repetitive shooting.  In this case, I am zeroing fixed sights on a Glock 35 in 40S&W.  Why you may ask? Simple. One of the PD’s that we are hosting, as it unexpecidy turns out, carry Glock 22’s in 40S&W. And…they are …

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SCAR 20s Has Arrived

One of our good friends, who our readers have seen shooting his SCAR-17s many times, has sold off his 17 and replaced it with a SCAR-20s. It seems one of the SWAT snipers brought one to team training and it was the “Belle-of-the-Ball”.  I don’t have hard numbers, but it is my understanding multiple team members put in orders.  In …

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Wild West Co-Pilot on Range

So…it’s time to introduce big-bore to the new facility. As in 45-70.  Our regulars have seen the Wild West Guns Alaskan Co-Pilot before. Not a whole lot to add. But if it’s no clear in the video, the action is super-slick and all the edges de-horned around and on the receiver.  It is truly a pleasure to shoot.      …

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BCM Upper – New Truck Gun

Trying to get used to running an AR. Get used to running a skinny AR. Get used to this 45 degree safety. And hasty zero the Aimpoint Micro. All the while in a light, very cold rain. Sound like a bad day to you? Frankly it was the best day yet on the new range.  Nobody to bother me. No …

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Ghetto Dot Torture Drill

So…a few weeks back we had a new LE friend of ours stop by the range and want to work pistols. It turned out he had a qual coming up and wanted to up his game.  A cop wants to train on his own time? With his own ammo? At my convenience?  Great! I’m there. And guess what? I provided …