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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”

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Video — Two Russian Snipers

Two Russian Snipers. Same year manufactured. Different personalities. Be it a 1911 or a brand new AR, every weapon exhibits particular traits that make it unique. Much like people. If you are a shooter, you would be wise to understand this so you can be confident in how to handle these differences.       Marky Www.tacticaltshirts.com Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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Video — Strange bullpup Rifles

The world is a big place and it’s easy to get tunnel vision regarding small arms. The fact is, we live in a Glock, AR and AK world. But there are many people who do not. The Singapore City State military issues an indigenous bullpup rifle as their standard infantry arm. This video does a good job of showing it. …

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Video — Tank Round Though Tree

It would take a keen eye to recognize what this image is without some training. Scroll down to the video to see if you were correct. This is not your typical shotgun sabot! Coincidentally, I have one of these sabot rounds in our front office. Most don’t ever see it for what it actually is. Some even think it’s a …

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Armory Chat EP06: FN Military Collector M16A4

We’ve had some questions, and seen some questions comments, about the FN M16A4 Military Collector rifle recently. Decided to do a Armory Chat session to address some of these more common issues. Have to admit this wasn’t my best Armory Chat session. I was bouncing between 3 different devices, answer questions, and make sure I covered all the outstanding subjects. …

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Video – Will a German Luger Run HP Ammo?

This was a short video we filmed one night when the subject came up about shooting modern HP ammo out of an old German P08 Luger. Speer Gold Dot 9mm Duty Ammo. Let me explain: It is not uncommon to run across people who may have a firearm but aren’t “gun people”. Maybe they inherited a gun? Maybe it’s just …

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Video — This is a Good M&P Holster

Time for a update to a previous video: THIS IS A BAD M&P Holster. The main issue was the lack of tension in that design. I suspect it is because the manufacturer was trying to save money by selling M&P Compact holsters as working with the Shield. While the basic footprint is similar, the width of the slide causes the …

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Video — Second Strike And Why It Doesn’t Matter

There seems to be this persistent rumor on our social media properties that only a handgun with “second strike” or “double strike” capability will be considered for the Army’s proposed Modular Handgun System. Aka the MHS. The two weapons used to demonstrate in this video are Glock 35 GEN 4 FDE S&W 325 Thunder Ranch It would have been better …

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Video — Home Invasion Greater Atlanta

This story has been making the rounds and getting some press. And rightfully so. But what I am not seeing is some analysis on the reality check of a real gunfight. The highlights: Every year, 1000’s of people successfully defend themselves using a firearm with ZERO training whatsoever. Remember that the next time “experts” get you wrapped around the axel …

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Winchester 52 Bolt Removal – Insert Video

We have a Winchester 52c in the armory. It doesn’t get checked out very often, which is a shame. But as a consequence, when it does people don’t know how to take it apart or put it back together for cleaning. It also appears there are not videos showing this process. So while I made this for internal consumption, hopefully …