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Blaser Releases R8 22LR Kit

Some years ago, Freeze and I were attending the NRA show in Texas. I think it was Dallas? And during our visit, we stopped by the Blaser USA booth and talked at length to Kevin Wistner about the future of the R8 and Tactical 2 lines.  One subject Kevin was very adamant about was the intention to make a 22LR …

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14 Degree Snow Day

So we finally had a blast of cold weather come through the range. Considering it’s been the third wettest year on record, having stuff frozen solid is a nice change. I found this kit poking around the armory a few days ago. It’s a 22 caliber AR conversion insert. Unfired. I acquired at SHOT show years ago. As in 9 …

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Homemade Monopod Blaser Tac2 – LRS2

Someone reached out and wanted to know if I could get them a Blaser monopod or one of these reproductions? Unfortunately I don’t have any to provide. And while we are on the subject, I didn’t even make this product.  But…I don’t believe it would be all that hard to make yourself. So if you want some data on where …

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Restoration – Bernardelli P.One

Follow up video on a gun we first talked about in 2018. A Bernardelli P.One pistol.  This pistol originally started its life in Italy. Then went to Israel as a police gun. After which it was surplussed out and eventually made its way to the United States. That is where we come in. Initially the condition of the pistol was …

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AR Kaboom – What Happened?

This video was recently brought to my attention. I don’t know how long ago it happened or where?  I have seen many rifles ka-Boom. AR’s even. Usually what I see is a “blow-out” down the magwell and out the ejection port.  That is not what happened here. The upper completely blew apart. Up to and including separation near the rear …

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SHS 41 – IWI Tavor Bullpup

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are featuring a “somewhat” new design for the used gun counter: A IWI Tavor rifle.  What makes this bullpup design interesting when compared to most other bullpup’s is the fact it is very modern in construction, design and features.  IMO all bullpups are locked in a vicious development cycle: It’s never …

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Eye Relief Before Ring Height

First off before we get started. This video is long. And somewhat repetitive in that it approaches the same problem from two different directions. If the subject is not something that you need to hear right now, watching this will be like watching paint dry. Just skip it.  Yes. I really said that. Why? Because it’s true. And I don’t …

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SHS 40 – HK VP9 SK Pistol

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we find a gun that I didn’t expect to see in a used case for a very long time: The compact version of the popular HK striker pistol: VP9 SK.  I speak English, so all I can say about the SK designation is that it means sub-compact / pocket-rocket in German. If …

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SHS 39 – Swiss K11

What we have on this episode of the Second Hand Showcase is the Swiss K11. Like most K11’s, this one was converted from 7.5×53 to the more modern 7.5×55. What is more commonly known as the 7.5 Swiss or GP11.  The rundown: Model: Swiss K11 User: Switzerland. Action: Straight-Pull Caliber: 7.5×55 (GP11). Condition: Well used – Rack Grade. Sling: Original …

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SHS 38 – Colt M2012 Bolt Action Rifle

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a rifle I have never seen before. It’s a Colt branded bolt action rifle built by Cooper Firearms of Montana. if you don’t know Cooper, they are a high-end rifle shop know for their extremely accurate hunting rings. And Wooo-Boy! This one is a doozie! Check out the …

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SHS 37 – Colt 1903 Shooter Grade

Previously we featured a collector grade 1903 that was asking for top dollar. Now we have something a little more in my wheelhouse. A Colt 1903 that is defiantly shooter grade: Make: Colt Firearms. Model: Colt Pocket Hammerless Type 1. Caliber: 32ACP. Magazine: 1. Capacity: 7? No box or papers.  Grip panels in excellent shape.  Finish Condition: Poor.  If you …

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SHS 36 – Hi-Standard Model B

  What we have here is a Pre-WWII sporting handgun chambered in 22LR. The Hi-Standard Model B. Production was shutdown during the war to make room for defense related items.  Make: Hi-Standard. Model: Model B Caliber: 22LR. Action: Semi-Auto – Blow-back. Date of manufacture: 1940-41. Magazine: One. Magazine Capacity: 10? Magazine Release: Heel Type.  Finish: Fair. Appropriate with age.    …

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Saw Cut vs Torch Cut

We’ve had some inquiries about the ZB-26 kit. Many of our younger readers haven’t seen saw cuts, or might not be aware that used to be an option?  Long story short, there was  time when the BATFE would allow the importation of parts kits that were cut with bandsaws. But later on, they decided it was way too way to …

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SHS 35 – Colt Anaconda Revolver

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are going to class it up a bit. While at the same time, upping the “tough guy” quotient. Which are not two descriptors that normally flow well together. But when you are discussing large frame, Colt 44 Magnum Anaconda six-shooters, that is exactly how to describe it.  The rundown.  Make: Colt …

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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 …