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What is Wolf Gold Ammo?

We bought some 55g Wolf Gold ammo for some of our tac rifles. But it got me thinking: Does “Gold” mean match? Since I fire Wolf 55g steel in this gun, why not put the Gold to test and find out? The answer: It’s 55g military ball ammo. It’s not trash ammo. But it definitely is bulk ammo.  Sure, I …

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LAW-12 Shotgun Buffer Check

Knocking this one off the to-do list. We took in a LAW-12 a while back. But it can’t be officially put into the firing reference collection until we confirm the parts are in working order.  The first thing to check on an SPAS / LAW semi-auto type of shotgun is the receiver buffer. Over decades they tend to deteriorate and …

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SCAR-20 Load Testing 500y

Ok. If you are reading this description, that means you are seriously considering watching this 30 minute video. If you are interested in seeing how a SCAR-20 performs with hand-loads, you’ll likely get something out of it. If you are interested in seeing our new rifle range and how it operates so far, you might also enjoy this video. We …

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Fire Mitigation on Rifle Range

Spring is here. That means summer is right around the corner. And after that are the dog-days of august. Which leads to very dry conditions. Which means fire.  We don’t live in a fire prone region of the country. What I am mostly concerned about is a bullet strike on steel igniting a brush fire. Most shooters don’t think about …

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Steel Target Shotgun Testing

Some new targets finally came in. I was curious if they would fall over without any weights on the bottom? I was pleasantly surprised by these results. Now in full disclosure it wasn’t with self-defense buckshot; but I’m happy nonetheless. Mossberg 590 porting and back boring by Vang Comp.   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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This is Not a Magwell

As you know, we don’t do gear reviews. We merely document what is going on around the armory and ranges.  This product was billed to us as a HK VP9 magwell. It is not. I am not sure what it is supposed to be, but it is not a magwell. Don’t buy it expecting it to perform that function. We …

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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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Will Steyr-Hahn Stripper Clips Feed Modern 9mm? 

I’ll keep it short. We have this pistol. A Steyr-Hahn. Made in 9mm Steyr by the Austro-Hungarian Empire around 1912. The Germans got a hold of it in the 1930’s, stamped a “08” on the side, and converted it to 9mm Luger. What we all think of today as regular 9mm ammo. But I’ve been reticent to buy the original …

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Steyr Hahn Holster

This was supposed to be a shooting video, but unfortunately the stripper clips did not come in. What stripper clips, you might ask?  Sarco is running a special combining a reproduction Steyr Hahn leather holster with 10 Steyr Hahn stripper clips.  Are the stripper clips reproduction? I assume! But frankly, I don’t know!   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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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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Demo of FNS Striker Drop Issue

Last week we posted a video discussing the reported FNS striker drop issue some PD’s have been complaining about. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.  As I stated, this was a new one for me. So I asked for readers to see if they could recreate the issue.  And low-and-behold…a reader by the name of Andrew did just that!  Looking at the …

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SHS 42: LWRC R.E.P.R.

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase (SHS) we are featuring a rifle that’s pretty well thought of in particular circles: The LWRC R.E.P.R. This weapon spent the first part of it’s life as a SWAT Sniper call out rifle. It’s used but not abused. Specifics: Make: LWRC Model: R.E.P.R. Caliber: 308 Magazine: AR-10/PMAG Gas system: Piston  Charging handle: …

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FNS-40L Safety Issues

News was circulating earlier this week that the Baltimore County Police dropped the FNS-40L in-lieu of a 9mm Glock 17 Gen 5.  Considering the PD just switched to the FNS-40L in 2013, this strikes me as odd. Looking deeper into the issue, it appears that there are grumblings that FNS is having ND/AD issues. At least it seems the PD …

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CMMG Replaces 22 Kit

This is a follow up to a post we made on social media in regards to some issues we were having making a CMMG 22 kit run properly.  A kit we bought 9 years ago and never used.  Well…CMMG reached out to us unsolicited and indicated that: The kit we have is a legacy design and has been dropped for …