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Video — Checking Torque on SCAR-16

After complete disassembly of the SCAR-16, we took it out to conform the screw torque settings were holding. This is just a small segment of the session since showing 5 minutes of mag dumps is probably not that interesting. Barrel screw torque settings is 62 inch pounds. BTW…one screw DID move up front. So red loctite it is.     …

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Getting Your Ass Kicked in 3…2…1

Don’t let the hippies and participation-trophy-crowd deceive you any longer. Getting your ass kicked always, always, always makes you smarter. Fact is, I would stack up a few good ass-kick’ns to any theoretical PhD out there on the must-have education resume. And the reason is simple: A few good whoop’ns sears into your brain the concept of truth and consequences. …

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Cheap Trigger Guard Holster

While waiting for my replacement AIWB holster from Keeper’s Concealment I decided to break out some cheapie, “gun-show special” holsters to see if they can hold me over. Check out the extra feature this provides! In all seriousness, the holster doesn’t do this when you clamp it down from a hard angle. It’s only when you try to slide in …

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Armory Chat EP11 — Ross Rifle Bayonet Drama

The best laid plans of mice and men. Canadian made, US marked Ross MKII rifle. We sourced a bayonet for it…and…I’ll let the video tell the rest of the story.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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ISIS Sniper Video

Interesting video showing the other side of the sniper equation. Unlike the movies, a lot can be learned from these images. What works? What doesn’t? What makes you more or less vulnerable? What could you do differently if you suspect a sniper is in your area? Is that practical to do all the time or just when threats are high? …

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Video — Alternative View on the Term, “Idiot Scratch”

I first heard this term maybe 15+ years ago and it really seems to have taken off since then. I attribute it to the plethora of NIB 1911 options available these days. But the rest of the story seems to have been dropped. Let me explain.       Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat EP 10- A New Direction

We have decided to change our focus of the business. So many of you have expressed an interest in the “Shooting guns & Having Fun” lifestyle that we are going to refocus our energies towards that. So…the current line of tacticaltshirts.com inventory will stop being produced on December 15th, 2016. Going forward, we will be published exclusively to john1911.com (here) …

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Armory Chat EP09 Mossberg 590 Upgrades

After over 10 years hanging over my heard, and 20 years after buying it; I finally get around to upgrading my Mossberg 590 12 gauge shotgun.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 08 Trump & NATO

The media is lying about Donald Trump’s comments about NATO. Also, a special appearance is made by my Glock 17 GEN 4 FDE. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Short Video — Cleaning the 243

All the cool kids like the latest and greatest calibers 6-6.5mm calibers. But I have come to believe that .243 is a very interesting and economical round if you are looking for a accurate 6mm round. We will have more on this setup going forward.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Sub-Gun Slamfire

This video appears to show a 9mm sub-gun with a malfunction. I am not familiar with the make and model of the weapon. Is it a closed bolt design with a firing pin floating / stuck? Or is it an open-bolt design that has it’s trigger / sear mechanism compromised? Or as some have suggested on the internet, is the …

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Video — Smoker for Deer Camp

Freeze had a great idea for the 2016 hunting season. He wanted a smoker that we could let run while many of us are off in our stands. Well…thanks to Cabelas we have such a solution.   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat EP 07

Quick video from the armory. The day before I am to head back out on the road I discover my main CCW holster is damaged. Pistol: HK VP9. Holster: Keeper’s Concealment, “The Keeper”. UPDATE: 11-11-2016 Before shipping the holster off to the maker for evaluation, I discovered a second crack at the top of the holster. I have highlighted the …

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Video — Takedown Rifles Are Cool

A viewer asked what I thought of takedown rifles. What better way to answer that question than to show one of our takedown rifles. The Wild West Co-Pilot in 45/70 – 457WW – 410 shotgun.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”