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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 …

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Blaser Releases R8 22LR Kit

Some years ago, Freeze and I were attending the NRA show in Texas. I think it was Dallas? And during our visit, we stopped by the Blaser USA booth and talked at length to Kevin Wistner about the future of the R8 and Tactical 2 lines.  One subject Kevin was very adamant about was the intention to make a 22LR …

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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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Homemade Monopod Blaser Tac2 – LRS2

Someone reached out and wanted to know if I could get them a Blaser monopod or one of these reproductions? Unfortunately I don’t have any to provide. And while we are on the subject, I didn’t even make this product.  But…I don’t believe it would be all that hard to make yourself. So if you want some data on where …

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Restoration – Bernardelli P.One

Follow up video on a gun we first talked about in 2018. A Bernardelli P.One pistol.  This pistol originally started its life in Italy. Then went to Israel as a police gun. After which it was surplussed out and eventually made its way to the United States. That is where we come in. Initially the condition of the pistol was …

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AR Kaboom – What Happened?

This video was recently brought to my attention. I don’t know how long ago it happened or where?  I have seen many rifles ka-Boom. AR’s even. Usually what I see is a “blow-out” down the magwell and out the ejection port.  That is not what happened here. The upper completely blew apart. Up to and including separation near the rear …

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SHS 41 – IWI Tavor Bullpup

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are featuring a “somewhat” new design for the used gun counter: A IWI Tavor rifle.  What makes this bullpup design interesting when compared to most other bullpup’s is the fact it is very modern in construction, design and features.  IMO all bullpups are locked in a vicious development cycle: It’s never …

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Eye Relief Before Ring Height

First off before we get started. This video is long. And somewhat repetitive in that it approaches the same problem from two different directions. If the subject is not something that you need to hear right now, watching this will be like watching paint dry. Just skip it.  Yes. I really said that. Why? Because it’s true. And I don’t …

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SHS 40 – HK VP9 SK Pistol

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we find a gun that I didn’t expect to see in a used case for a very long time: The compact version of the popular HK striker pistol: VP9 SK.  I speak English, so all I can say about the SK designation is that it means sub-compact / pocket-rocket in German. If …

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SHS 39 – Swiss K11

What we have on this episode of the Second Hand Showcase is the Swiss K11. Like most K11’s, this one was converted from 7.5×53 to the more modern 7.5×55. What is more commonly known as the 7.5 Swiss or GP11.  The rundown: Model: Swiss K11 User: Switzerland. Action: Straight-Pull Caliber: 7.5×55 (GP11). Condition: Well used – Rack Grade. Sling: Original …

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SHS 38 – Colt M2012 Bolt Action Rifle

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a rifle I have never seen before. It’s a Colt branded bolt action rifle built by Cooper Firearms of Montana. if you don’t know Cooper, they are a high-end rifle shop know for their extremely accurate hunting rings. And Wooo-Boy! This one is a doozie! Check out the …