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Armory Chat EP06: FN Military Collector M16A4

We’ve had some questions, and seen some questions comments, about the FN M16A4 Military Collector rifle recently. Decided to do a Armory Chat session to address some of these more common issues. Have to admit this wasn’t my best Armory Chat session. I was bouncing between 3 different devices, answer questions, and make sure I covered all the outstanding subjects. …

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Video – Will a German Luger Run HP Ammo?

This was a short video we filmed one night when the subject came up about shooting modern HP ammo out of an old German P08 Luger. Speer Gold Dot 9mm Duty Ammo. Let me explain: It is not uncommon to run across people who may have a firearm but aren’t “gun people”. Maybe they inherited a gun? Maybe it’s just …

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Video — This is a Good M&P Holster

Time for a update to a previous video: THIS IS A BAD M&P Holster. The main issue was the lack of tension in that design. I suspect it is because the manufacturer was trying to save money by selling M&P Compact holsters as working with the Shield. While the basic footprint is similar, the width of the slide causes the …

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Video — Second Strike And Why It Doesn’t Matter

There seems to be this persistent rumor on our social media properties that only a handgun with “second strike” or “double strike” capability will be considered for the Army’s proposed Modular Handgun System. Aka the MHS. The two weapons used to demonstrate in this video are Glock 35 GEN 4 FDE S&W 325 Thunder Ranch It would have been better …

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Video — Home Invasion Greater Atlanta

This story has been making the rounds and getting some press. And rightfully so. But what I am not seeing is some analysis on the reality check of a real gunfight. The highlights: Every year, 1000’s of people successfully defend themselves using a firearm with ZERO training whatsoever. Remember that the next time “experts” get you wrapped around the axel …

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Winchester 52 Bolt Removal – Insert Video

We have a Winchester 52c in the armory. It doesn’t get checked out very often, which is a shame. But as a consequence, when it does people don’t know how to take it apart or put it back together for cleaning. It also appears there are not videos showing this process. So while I made this for internal consumption, hopefully …

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Armory Chat EP 04 — Hillary Clinton Health

Episode 04 of the Armory Chat. Impromptu news and political observations about Hillary Clinton’s medical incident on the 9-11 anniversary.       Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Video — Fixing AR70 Mag Trick

Put this video together as an alternative to some planning stuff with a Winchester 52C. A massive lightening storm drove me indoors. While I am not opposed to shooting in the rain, and even lightening, the now under-rare Unertl 10x scope on the Winchester 52 gives me paused in thunderstorms. You can see it on the hood of the jeep …

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Armory Chat Ep02

Episode 02 of the Armory Chat series. It’s something we are playing with. Getting some user questions and going live to answer them. Right now we are thinking maybe once a month or every few weeks.       Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Video: Shooting for Time HK VP9 LE

Shooting the Hk VP9 for time on steel. When you are trying to get faster, it is important to keep pushing yourself on the timer. Eventually you will overrun your limits. But that is what teaches you to get faster. Frankly, if you are a serious student of firearms, and you don’t have a timer in your plan, you are …

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Video: Testing The Rhodesian Army Shotgun

Testing the Rhodesian Army Shotgun   First shots with the Rhodesian Army A5 Shotgun made by browning. It’s a 7+1 12 gauge. The shells used for the test are low-brass, light target loads. At the time of this writing, it is my understanding that 1000 of these shotguns were made for the Rhodesian Army. The rumor is somewhere between 200-500 …