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Blaser LRS – CISM – UIT Magazines

An interesting development in the Blaser rifle world. A small custom shop known as Morlock Customs, out of California, is starting to make aftermarket products for the Blaser Tactical 2, LRS, LRS2, UIT and CISM line of rifles. Those who have been hurting for support from Germany will find his product line very interesting. His prices are on-par with Blaser …

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Drill – Colt SP1 – VTAC 1-5

This vid is really more of a test than something standalone. We are picking out a place on the farm where we can easily shoot shorter range drills in all weather conditions. Both rifle and pistol. Rifle: Colt SP1. 20” Barrel. GI trigger. 1970’s vintage. No forward assist. Drill: Viking Tactics (VTAC) 1-5. The setup for this drill seems to …

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The 5.56 FAL Argument

Right off the bat, I have to confess this video is more for my benefit than yours. Pretty consistently we receive drive-by comments about the 5.56 FAL that seem to be rooted in myth or Hollywood movies. So every time someone dumps on the 5.56 FAL, in lieu of recreating the argument from scratch, I’m going to link this video …

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Make it a Point to Shoot in Bad Weather

Today was scheduled to be a range day. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. But unless there is lightning, our range is operational. My point? Don’t look at inclement weather as a barrier to training; but instead, an opportunity. SCAR-16s. Two weapon mounted light configurations (WML). All the while “seasoning” some new mags for the upgraded truck gun project. Ammo was …

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Ruger 10/22 Takedown Model

A team member got his first rifle this past Christmas. A Ruger 10/22 takedown model. What a great first rifle at any age. All the credit goes to his wife who bought it. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Trying To Start a Fire in The Rain

Was shooting the SCAR out in the pouring rain yesterday. Discovered something unexpected. More on that later. In the meantime, enjoy the light show. Ammo is 55g wolf steel cased. Here is a preview. SCAR-16 Truck gun project testing. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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The Truth About Valmet Magazines

Here’s the deal with 223/5.56 caliber Valmet Magazines. You have two options: factory originals. Which are good to go and function just like standard Com-Bloc AK mags. And aftermarket MCP and LIQ modified HK33 Magazines. These magazines are complete dog crap. They don’t space in correctly to the AK magwell, which can induce a slight yaw. That condition then results …

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BCM Upper Testing

A few weeks ago we showed a photo of Officer Mike’s patrol rifle. I was so impressed with it’s lightweight and handiness, we decided to make a copy ourselves. BCM lightweight Keymod Upper. 14.5 pinned barrel. LMT lower. We’ll probably change out the stock to match his and change the safety. The one on this LMT sucks. Marky John1911.com “Shooting …

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Fire Pit Teaser

Don’t let the sleeves fool ya. It was in the teens yesterday. But the fire pit was raging some major heat. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”     Music Borderline by C3NC Music – Higher Place https://artlist.io/John1911com-62311

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1905 Ross Rifle Function Test

It’s New Years weekend and the armory is slow. So it’s a perfect time to get something off my to-do list. Today I am function testing the US marked 1905 Ross Rifle. Caliber 303. When we initially purchased this gun, Freeze had to tear the weapon down and repair multiple cracks inside and out. He used a very strong epoxy …

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Christmas Gifts at The Armory

Like most offices, gift giving can be a tough endeavor. Especially when you consider keeping things cost appropriate. So…this year when asked, I put the bug out that I wanted a Frank Proctor Sling with nylon loop attachments. Under $30. So maybe next year you shouldn’t work-shy and ask for gun-part accoutrements like mag bases, slings, etc. So…what did you …

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Armory Chat 35: Mail Time

It’s the holiday season and things are slow around here. So it’s time to open some mail! References to items discussed: Valmet M76 Rifle Beretta AR70   Book: Small Arms Firing Manual: 1913/17 Maj General Leonard Wood, US Army Book: Illustrated History of WWII: Miller Hi-Desert Dog SCAR Parts Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”     Contact us …

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Glock Holster Giveaway.

Urban Carry sent us some holsters to look at. And while we appreciate the sentiment, they are all Glock 19 (maybe 17) holsters. And while I understand Glock is the world’s most common handgun and every holster company makes them, they present three problems for us. We run VP9 pistols as daily carry guns. And irrespective of what the internet …

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Sunset on The Rifle Range

Unlike most people in the Shooting community I always make sure to shoot all year round.   And truth be told, when it starts getting cold; I really enjoy the quiet time. The ranges tend to be empty. The bugs are gone. And the air is crisp. What a great time to check / confirm your cold weather dope! Yes …

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American Mag Release on PTR Rifle Sucks

This has been coming for awhile but I have finally reached a turning point on the subject: The push-button mag release on the PTR-91 rifle sucks rocks. Like many American shooters it is easy to default to a mag-button setup since that is the current industry standard. But the design of the HK91 / G3 style mag well in conjunction …