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KET Brass Deflector 

So a company known as Kinetic Energy Tools reached out and wanted to know if we were interested in trying out one of their products? Namely their Brass-Deflector.  Immediately I thought about, “Doc”. He is our resident reloader and we are regularly chasing his brass across our ranges. So after conferring with him, I told KET to go ahead an …

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Federal 243 Soft-Point

So with the new chassis and suppressor, it is time to fine tune the zero. Especially considering I have switched ammo. Typically I was shooting PPU 243. But I had heard some good things about the Federal 100g soft-points, I we decided to give them a try.  The good news is it’s literally ammo I can find almost anywhere. At …

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Why the HK ProMags Don’t Work

Like a mini fellow VP nine owners the idea of a 17 round flush-fit Magazine is seductive and imminently appealing. So it was with great interest that I purchased the aftermarket 17 round magazine made by ProMag. These are billed as working in the HKVP9 and the HK P30. After some analysis and testing, it has become obvious that these …

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Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol Conversion

In 1836 Robert Johnson of Middletown Connecticut was contracted to make 3000 Pistols for the US Government. They were ordered to replace the then in use Model 1826 pistol. The contract cost of these were $9.00 each.  Typical of the US government at the time; and even now, they did not purchase cutting edge technology. The M1836 was a .54 …

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Barricade Shooting: Don’t Just Shoot Prone

Just trying to get a little practice in on the barricade. Getting used to the new chassis and suppressor. Rifle: Blaser. Caliber: 243 Chassis: GRS Ragnarok.  Ammo: Federal 243 Soft Point. Suppressor: Silencerco Harvester. Glass: Steiner. Barricade: VTAC.   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Up For Down – Down For Up

Playing with a fully adjustable stock. The general rule is to raise the butt for prone. And lower the butt for standing.  So let’s see how this goes? I do know that getting a better bipod for this configuration is a must. Something further out on the hand guard AND quick detachable.  Rifle – Blaser R8 Caliber – 243. Barrel …

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GRS Ragnarok Overview of Features

  Ok. We have had some time with and behind the GRS Ragnarok chassis and are really impressed. This system is a major upgrade for the Blaser R8 and R93 system of rifles. Especially if you are more interested in the tactical and precision styles of shooting.  Since the chassis is so feature rich, it just made more sense to …

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GRS Ragnarok Rides in a Hog Saddle

Being a Blaser guy used to mean always being behind the curve when it comes to all the cool kid gear. So much so I have a confession: Never have I ever fired a rifle from a standing tripod, or used one of these Hog Saddle type mounts.  Now that the GRS Ragnarok chassis comes with Hog Saddle cuts, I …

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This Pump Pillow is a Thing

So…a few weeks back, I had decided to up my rear bag game. For a decade, I have essentially used only the same one. But where to start? Obviously, “Officer Mike” of course! Not only is he a SWAT sniper, but he is always on the cutting edge of shooting gear. If he doesn’t own it? He knows about it.  …

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GRS Ragnarok Chassis Install

This is a step-by-step process on how to install a Blaser R8 receiver block into a GRS Ragnarok chassis.  The only special tool you will need is a torque wrench.  Special notes: Torque settings: 5.5-6 n/m = 53.10 inch pounds. Use GRS supplied washers to ensure your front action screw is sitting flush with receiver block. If you do not? …

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Man Plays With Cans

Get your mind out of the gutter! This is a first shots video with the new Silencerco Harvester 30 suppressor.  The good news is no baffles were struck. No guns were blown up. Sound was suppressed. But I only hit the target 4 out of 5 times. Looks like I need to up my position-shooting game.  Oh! For those Blaser …

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GRS Ragnarok Blaser R8 Chassis

After months of waiting we finally have the much anticipated GRS Ragnarok chassis system in our hands.  This system with its folding stock and customizable features; including 1913 rail and MLOK, enables the user to convert any Blaser hunting rifle into a full target, tactical set up.  Lights, lasers, night vision, Bi-pods, saddle mounts, etc. Wether you are setting up …

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Suppressor – Getting That First Tax Stamp

I have been around guns most of my life. Additionally I have been in the industry for quite a long time. Hell! Being around NFA items is an almost daily occurrence.  But not until today have I ever gone through the NFA process personally.  This is a SilencerCo Harvester 30. And the wait was 10 months. Have to admit, the …

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Hostage Rescue at Ice Station Zebra

Doc and I were at the Uber-private, cool-kid, LEO-only range recently. It’s a range I have heard about for at least 15 years, but had never accepted an invite to attend. Until today.  Once the SWAT Snipers were done shooting, Doc and I took some time to do some testing on targets that were just assembled an hour prior. They …