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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 …

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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 …