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Is My Lite Trigger Drop-Safe? 

Last week there was a big dust up in PRS circles over super light triggers and negligent discharges. Without getting too deep in the woods on PRS, it made me wonder? Is my trigger drop safe? Or maybe more appropriately bump safe? There is a bump-stock joke writing itself in the previous sentence. But I digress.  So after researching what …

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Vortex Scope Cut-Away

Saw this at the Vortex booth during the 2019 NRA show. And I have to tell you, it was amazing! Scott Terhall spent about 20 minutes going over the particulars of their scope construction and assembly processes with myself and our PhD Engineer.  At some point during the conversation, I’m lost! So they went down the rabbit hole as engineers …

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Suppressor Demo Day

Officer Mike stopped out at the range last week to demonstrate some suppressors. In particularly suppressors we could use for depredation hunting.  Here is the short version: The 22 rimfire suppressors were WAY more impressive than I expected.  The 9mm AR “Pistol” suppressor was way better than I expected.  And 300 Blackout revealed another limitation that confirms it’s just not …

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What is Wolf Gold Ammo?

We bought some 55g Wolf Gold ammo for some of our tac rifles. But it got me thinking: Does “Gold” mean match? Since I fire Wolf 55g steel in this gun, why not put the Gold to test and find out? The answer: It’s 55g military ball ammo. It’s not trash ammo. But it definitely is bulk ammo.  Sure, I …

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LAW-12 Shotgun Buffer Check

Knocking this one off the to-do list. We took in a LAW-12 a while back. But it can’t be officially put into the firing reference collection until we confirm the parts are in working order.  The first thing to check on an SPAS / LAW semi-auto type of shotgun is the receiver buffer. Over decades they tend to deteriorate and …

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SCAR-20 Load Testing 500y

Ok. If you are reading this description, that means you are seriously considering watching this 30 minute video. If you are interested in seeing how a SCAR-20 performs with hand-loads, you’ll likely get something out of it. If you are interested in seeing our new rifle range and how it operates so far, you might also enjoy this video. We …

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Fire Mitigation on Rifle Range

Spring is here. That means summer is right around the corner. And after that are the dog-days of august. Which leads to very dry conditions. Which means fire.  We don’t live in a fire prone region of the country. What I am mostly concerned about is a bullet strike on steel igniting a brush fire. Most shooters don’t think about …

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Steel Target Shotgun Testing

Some new targets finally came in. I was curious if they would fall over without any weights on the bottom? I was pleasantly surprised by these results. Now in full disclosure it wasn’t with self-defense buckshot; but I’m happy nonetheless. Mossberg 590 porting and back boring by Vang Comp.   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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This is Not a Magwell

As you know, we don’t do gear reviews. We merely document what is going on around the armory and ranges.  This product was billed to us as a HK VP9 magwell. It is not. I am not sure what it is supposed to be, but it is not a magwell. Don’t buy it expecting it to perform that function. We …

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CMMG 22 Conversion Kit – Second Generation

Previously we had published a video discussing a CMMG 22 kit we had purchased 9 year ago at SHOT. It didn’t run very well. Ehhh….no big surprise. It’s a 22 kit. Not a dedicated gun.  Well….CMMG reached out to us and stated, “We redesigned the kit years ago for a reason. Let us send you a replacement”.  Which they promptly …

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Will Steyr-Hahn Stripper Clips Feed Modern 9mm? 

I’ll keep it short. We have this pistol. A Steyr-Hahn. Made in 9mm Steyr by the Austro-Hungarian Empire around 1912. The Germans got a hold of it in the 1930’s, stamped a “08” on the side, and converted it to 9mm Luger. What we all think of today as regular 9mm ammo. But I’ve been reticent to buy the original …

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Steyr Hahn Holster

This was supposed to be a shooting video, but unfortunately the stripper clips did not come in. What stripper clips, you might ask?  Sarco is running a special combining a reproduction Steyr Hahn leather holster with 10 Steyr Hahn stripper clips.  Are the stripper clips reproduction? I assume! But frankly, I don’t know!   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Cold Weather Range Shakedown

So…it was a 1 degree day with winds gusting from 15-20mph. And “Officer Mike” wanted to see the rifle range progress. And I wanted to do some target maintenance.  Have to admit, when we discussed setting this day up; I didn’t know it was going to be so cold. When I figured it out, I half expected him to cancel. …

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Demo of FNS Striker Drop Issue

Last week we posted a video discussing the reported FNS striker drop issue some PD’s have been complaining about. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.  As I stated, this was a new one for me. So I asked for readers to see if they could recreate the issue.  And low-and-behold…a reader by the name of Andrew did just that!  Looking at the …