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SHS 34 – BCM Rifle – Fat Amy

Ok. On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a very high quality used rifle. With minimal rounds through it. And fairly high-dollar accessories included in the setup.  So what’s the catch? Well…for me it’s too heavy. Especially for a M4 carbine. But it has a lot of desirable / useful parts for multiple projects. Here …

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Checking ZB-26 7.62×39 Barrel

Before we send the ZB-26 kit off to the FFL 07, I want to make sure this barrel is actually a 7.62×39 caliber.  When you research the subject of Chinese ZB’s, the story is often parroted that these were converted with sleeved SKS barrels. The problem with that statement is it doesn’t really tell the real story.  Why? Well…looking at …

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The Melt Your Face Drill

Ok. Confession time. This isn’t really a drill. This is what most shooting actually is: Slow, Tedious, Administrative, or Repetitive shooting.  In this case, I am zeroing fixed sights on a Glock 35 in 40S&W.  Why you may ask? Simple. One of the PD’s that we are hosting, as it unexpecidy turns out, carry Glock 22’s in 40S&W. And…they are …

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SHS 33 – Glock 41 Gen 4

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase is a used gun that seems like it just came out a hot minute ago: Glock 41 Gen 4.  So what is the 41? Basically it’s a 45ACP Glock 21 with longer slide and barrel. Not sure what’s it made for? If I were to guess, maybe competition? Whomever the previous owner …

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Talking After a Self Defense Shooting

This video has been making the rounds on the internet for a bit. Initially I saw some MEME’s of this guy but didn’t understand the context. The person is named Charles Sweeney. Now I have seen the video and Wooo-Nelly! It’s a doozie!  2018 Video of Charles Sweeney discussing shooting It is my understanding this is the home owner’s second …

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SHS 32- Browning Hi-Power

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are taking a look at a Belgian made Browning Hi-Power. This particular example is in very good shape. Here are the stats: Belgian made. Manufactured date: 1969-75 estimate.  Blued finish. Caliber 9mm. 2 factory magazines. Leather case.  Fixed front sight.  Dovetail rear sight.  Single action only.  Mags don’t drop free.  Magazine …

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Wild West Co-Pilot on Range

So…it’s time to introduce big-bore to the new facility. As in 45-70.  Our regulars have seen the Wild West Guns Alaskan Co-Pilot before. Not a whole lot to add. But if it’s no clear in the video, the action is super-slick and all the edges de-horned around and on the receiver.  It is truly a pleasure to shoot.      …

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BCM Upper – New Truck Gun

Trying to get used to running an AR. Get used to running a skinny AR. Get used to this 45 degree safety. And hasty zero the Aimpoint Micro. All the while in a light, very cold rain. Sound like a bad day to you? Frankly it was the best day yet on the new range.  Nobody to bother me. No …

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Function Test – AR Pistol Build

So Freeze and I decided to take out his AR pistol and do a function check on it.  All he needed was a BCG and we had a space living in a Colt SP1.  No worries, that BCG was not correct for a SP1. Anyway, his “pistol” shows promise and I am looking forward to seeing how fast we can …

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45 Degree Safety – Mag Change

It’s been well over a decade since I seriously dedicated myself to the AR pattern of rifle. But old habits die hard. In particularly the 45 degree safety on the factory SCAR. I think it is superior and desire to have the same on the new truck-gun.  Here you see the Radian safety in action. Not sure what I think …

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SHS 31- Star Super B Pistol

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are looking at a Star Model Super B. That’s what I call it. You will see variations on that format, but if that name contains “Super B”, it’s the same gun.  Also…in full disclosure, I decided to pick this up for The Armory reference collection. So it is not available at …

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SHS 30 – Walther PPK 32ACP

What we have here is a German made, pre-1968 GCA import, Walther PPK chambered in 32ACP. This pistol is in immaculate condition. Has original box, papers, second magazine and brass cleaning rod. The PPK was classified as non-importable with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968. Specifically as having no sporting purpose, AKA a, “Saturday Night Special”.  Obviously …

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SHS 29: Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless (Type 3)

What we have here is something usual. Not because of what it is. But because of it’s condition. The dealer is not representing the pistol as unfired. But the average gun owner would have to look damn hard to see wear on this example.  Specs: Maker – Colt Mode – 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol. Variation – Type 3. Mfg Date …

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SHS 28 – Springfield 1903 MK1

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we have a 1903 Springfield rifle. But not just any 1903. A MK1. What is that you ask? With a little hyperbole it is as follows… Imagine The United States War Department’s super secret weapon that was so effective and revolutionary, that by the summer of 1919, allied forces were going to …

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500 Yard First Shots Official

Ok. This part of the property is done. So a friend of ours wanted to shoot his SCAR-17 and try it out.  So while I was working on shooting benches and tables, this shooter and his SCAR-17 got it done.  He routinely takes his SCAR out to 800 yard no problem.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”