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Shooting 300WM Re-Barrel 517 Yards

Editors note: Doc was on the range on a cold December day shooting his recently re-barreled 300WM. This is his second barrel on this gun as he shoots 300WM quite a bit. Whenever Doc gets the chance he takes it out beyond 1000 yards.   It may not be the “coolest” gun by today’s internet media standards. But confidence in …

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30 Yard Plate Rack

Got some “me time” in at the range on Sunday. The snow was falling and the steel was cold. Felt like putting some time on the single stack and that is what I did.  After some draws and turns at closer ranges, I started backing up and shooting the plate at 5 yard increments. After I shot 25, I figured …

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Truth About The SCAR-20

This is the “piece de resistance” of the SCAR-20 series. All your questions answered and rumors addressed: Is the SCAR-20 Accurate?  Is it accurate at longer ranges? Optimal bullet weight selection.  Does a SCAR break optics?  Suppressing a SCAR rifle: Issues & Remedies.  SCAR-17 vs SCAR-20.     Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Headshot Work

Messing with different zero  distances on RDS handguns. 5 shots. 20 yards. Freehand.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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End of Year Update: 2020

We don’t do these very often as I think it’s kind of wasteful and narcissistic. But 2020 has been an eventful year and I think this is a good time to bring everyone up to speed on what went right and what went wrong this year. And what we hope 2021 looks like.  Happy New Year     Sincerely,  Marky …

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3090 Round Shok-Buff

Back in the old days, it was the consensus to not run Shok-Buffs in working guns. The logic being should the buff come apart, it could lock up the gun at a most unfortunate time. These days it appears Wilson Combat ships their guns with Shok-Buffs from the factory. Since that is OEM, that is what we will run.  Wilson …

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Wilton Shop King Vise

This is a vice that is used primarily for cleaning and light disassembly. So the forces exerted on it are minimal.  Which is probably a good thing since it has seen some very hard use during it’s life. You can tell that by looking at how the jaws don’t close perfectly and the cracks in the lower-half.  But that’s OK. …

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SHS-70: Remington Nylon 10

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are looking at the sister gun of the Nylon 66. The Remington Nylon 10 single shot rifle.  The specs: Maker: Remington Model: Nylon Action: Single Shot bolt-action. Caliber: 22LR – 22L — 22S Stock: Nylon / polymer Condition: Excellent If you wish to contact this FFL about this rifle, click here: …

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SHS-69: Colt 1861 Musket

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are featuring a firearm I never would have believed existed. A full on reproduction 1861 Colt Musket. Brand-new manufacture, nice wood, and stainless steel metal!  I believe this is a firearm people on the internet say they would buy, but when the SKU is ready to hit your credit card? Crickets.  …

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SHS-68: Romanian TT-33 Tokarev

With the pandemic and subsequent ammunition shortage, I have noticed a greater interest in “non-standard” military surplus firearms. The TT-33 Tokarev is one such choice.  Maker: Cugir Model: TT-33 Tokarev Caliber: 7.62×25 External safety: Yes. Magazine: 1 included. Capacity: 8 rounds, single stack. Ammunition included: 88rds original MILSURP. Condition: Excellent Holster: Reproduction military flap holster w/cleaning rod.    If you …

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No DIY Trigger Jobs!

You’ll have to watch the video to get the full message and back stories. But in brief, if you don’t know or have the ability to measure metal surface and interior hardness?  If you don’t have the ability to re-harden or re-coat that metal with surface treatments to replicate that hardness?  You have ZERO business engaging in DIY trigger jobs. …

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SHS-67: Red Jacket AK-47

What we have here is a rifle out of a shop I have never handled before. An AK-47 gone over by Red Jacket Firearms out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  It is my understanding that Red Jacket had quite the reputation for quality AK work back in the day. So this piqued my interest. The stats:   Make: Red Jacket / …

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SHS-66: Rock River Arms LAR-9

What we have here is a carbine format I was super hot on about 25 years ago. The 9mm AR-15 carbine. Back in the day, getting an AR-15 in 9mm was always kind of a kludge. But now you can buy them pretty much off the shelf. At reasonable prices.  This RRA LAR-9 being a perfect example: Model: LAR-9 Make: …

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Shooting Inside Out

Working on some transition drills. Once you master the plate rack and can burn them all down. Switch to inside out. Or outside in. That will add target transitions to your skill set.  Yes, I am still loving the Wilson EDC X9L 1911. All the ergos of a skinny 1911, but 18+1 to keep the commie hoards at bay.  Definitely …

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New York State Contract Rifle

Remington made over 1 million Rolling Block rifles for domestic and foreign use in a number of calibers.  This particular rifle was contracted by the state of New York. In 1870 the governor of NY ordered 15,000 rifles for the state militia. These are chambered in 50-70 and were marked on the hammer spur and breach face with a checkered …