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Good Day, Bad Day, Same Day

So a few days ago, Freeze and I were discussing something he has been forced to wrap his head around: Bad video.  When you shoot video, there will be bad video. Hell! Someone out there probably thinks all my video is bad video. And that’s fair.  But don’t get it twisted…we don’t speed up or fluff stuff to make us …

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AR-47 Function Test

I’ve put together a 7.62×39 AR.  These are the first shots and a function test.  Shots done with military ball ammo and soft-point hunting ammo.  Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AimPoint 6x Magnifier

Those who have followed the podcast have heard about me getting my ass kicked, rank wise, in a Sheriff of Baghdad carbine class.  I knew halfway through, I was going to have to mount a magnifier on my truck gun. After looking at some of the LPVO’s, I decided to just go with a AimPoint 6x flip-over mag.  My thinking …

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Freeze’s Upgraded K31

After getting some work done on property, I decided to break out my K31 to ring some steel.  Freeze john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Gemtech Integra First Impressions

In a word: Favorable.  The upper is lighter than I would have expected. The gas to the shooters face is almost NIL. And it seems to run 55g Wolf steel ammo pretty good.  Had a few bobbles. But that would be break-in? Or that could be variations in wolf pressure levels. Because wolf steel is notoriously under powered ammunition. And …

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KET Brass Deflector Follow-up

KET sent us another brass deflector. It seems they DO currently make a 34mm scope tube attachment. It just was not included in our original T&E package.  Whoops.  Additionally, the “bend” in the original brass deflector was a result of non-retail packaging. In the end, it was no big deal. We removed the crease and made it work 100%. Finally, …

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Gemtech Integra First Shots

If you follow some of our social media accounts, you are likely aware that we have taken possession of a Gemtech Integra integrally suppressed upper.  Not that it’s a big deal. But the NFA paperwork took 10 months to clear. Which is ridiculous, but seems to be fast by most accounts.  This video just shows basic function test, zeroing, and …

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SHS 56 – Mauser 98 Action

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at something that will soon go as extinct as the Dinosaur: The WWII Mauser Action.  After The Big One, the world was awash in war-time surplus. Doubly so with the loser’s equipment. Most today don’t recognize the effect this had on the firearms industry for multiple decades.  When a …

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SHS 55 – P38 Pistol by Mauser

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we have a German P38 pistol made by Mauser. WWII production. While not in like new condition, it is in very good condition. Especially the finish. Which is original.  Also included is one original magazine in same condition. And a WWII era manufactured leather holster. To my thinking this gun has spend …

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Little Bird Drops By

While attending the Sheriff Baghdad carbine course the local swat team wanted John McPhee to look at their helicopter. They were seeking input on configuration for assaulters in the back. It was interesting to hear the suggestions from someone who spent a lot of time hanging out of a helicopter. As opposed to someone that’s trying to sell you helicopter …

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Like New Ruger Mk1

Near mint example of a Classic Ruger Mk 1 manufactured in 1968 with original box and outer box sleeve. All original paperwork is included.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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KET Brass Deflector 

So a company known as Kinetic Energy Tools reached out and wanted to know if we were interested in trying out one of their products? Namely their Brass-Deflector.  Immediately I thought about, “Doc”. He is our resident reloader and we are regularly chasing his brass across our ranges. So after conferring with him, I told KET to go ahead an …

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Federal 243 Soft-Point

So with the new chassis and suppressor, it is time to fine tune the zero. Especially considering I have switched ammo. Typically I was shooting PPU 243. But I had heard some good things about the Federal 100g soft-points, I we decided to give them a try.  The good news is it’s literally ammo I can find almost anywhere. At …

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Why the HK ProMags Don’t Work

Like a mini fellow VP nine owners the idea of a 17 round flush-fit Magazine is seductive and imminently appealing. So it was with great interest that I purchased the aftermarket 17 round magazine made by ProMag. These are billed as working in the HKVP9 and the HK P30. After some analysis and testing, it has become obvious that these …