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Truck Gun RDS Replacement

Fate smiled on me this week. I needed a new RDS for the PTR-91 truck gun. And it just so happens we are in the Thanksgiving Christmas sale trend. So when I received word these Bushnell TRS-25 red dot optics were $50. I jumped on it. Are they good? Are they bad? Dunno. We’re not really gear reviewers. The Aimpoint …

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Blaser LRS2 – TAC2 Magazine Repair Update

Thanks to some research and help from our viewers, I have a quick and easy solution to solve the Blaser LRS – TAC magazine feed lip issue. It appears it is user induced. Either myself or the previous owner of the magazine depressed (read bent) a tab that is used to hold the lips in place. Luckily, the solution is …

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Cutting RDS off of Truck Gun

A few weeks ago I posted a quick video (CLICK LINK HERE) demonstrating that a dead parallax free scope tube can be used as a hasty ghost-ring sight. Or put another way, if your red-dot dies; the bullets will still go the center of the lens. Electronic dot or not. No, this isn’t ideal and not a substitute for having …

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Range Update: Steel Target on T-Post

We had an issue with one of the steel target designs I have selected for the new rifle range. Bottom line, the stand sold by the manufacturer isn’t really permanent enough or hill side friendly. The latter being a very big deal. When choosing our new range, the roll of the land was critical in keeping costs down. A series …

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Range Construction — Prone Shooting Deck

One of the shooting positions I personally use quite a bit is the prone. At the main shooting station, aka the Briar Patch, we decided that we needed a dedicated prone station. This was built just today along with 2 traditional shooting benches and a 100 yard paper target backer. You can see the backer just behind this deck. Freeze …

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Armory Chat EP32 — BREN Reactivation Project Update

Ok. We approach this project with eyes wide open. The BREN display gun was picked up on the cheap. So much so, it’s worth keeping as a wall hanger. But why not crack it open and see if a semi-auto reactivation is in the cards? Doesn’t hurt to look. Every time we get deeper into the project, we find good …

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Blaser LRS-2 / Tactical-2 Magazine Repair

Wanted to seek some advice from the community about a magazine issue I am having. I can’t help but wonder if there is something obvious or elegant to solve this problem that I am missing? So if you are a Blaser LRS / Tactical 2 owner and have a simple fix for this, please chime in below. Running a Tactical …

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European Rifle Burst Test

These videos were filmed quite a long time ago and have been on the internet for years. They came to my attention when I was researching the strength of the Blaser actions. Occasionally these videos will come up and the only compilation I have ever been able to find has a distracting watermark across the middle of them and terrible …

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M16A1 Furniture is Hard to Find?

Something weird start happening after I posted some videos of our Colt SP1. Numerous people were commenting and e-mailing asking where they can get part X,Y,Z for a A1 Clone build. The biggest gripe was a certain large, online retailer was out of stock on their reproduction furniture. “That’s weird”, I thought. While I haven’t been in the gun-show game …

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Laying out of Blaser R8 Calibers

This post is in response to a very direct question I received about the Blaser R8 system. Specifically the caliber change feature. The sender wanted to know two things. One, how does the caliber change work? And two, will the rifle accept, “match barrels”? This last question can put the reader in the trick bag so I must tread carefully. …

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Wanna Shoot My New Steel Targets?

While working on the new range, I took a break from trail cutting to play with some of the new steel that showed up this week. Rifle rated. Rated for 3000fps hits. My 9mm HK VP9 should be no problem, right? Well…I guess I should have read the instructions about putting the bases together. Because this is what we call, …

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Foster 1911 Frames

Saw these up at Camp Perry this past summer. Foster 1911 frames and parts for custom / personal builds. The price was compelling. And what really got my attention were the built-in mag-well and milled plunger-tube. Both significant upgrades to the 1911 platform. Anyone who has run a 1911 extensively will know what I mean when referencing plunger-tubes. Not only …

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Accidentally Bought a BREN Parts Kit

Freeze and I were looking at an auction on a machine gun when the subject of BREN’s came up. We saw this deactivated / display gun at a crazy low price. I suspect it was being ignored since it was competing with functioning weapons. So at the minimum price, we figured what the hell? I’ll take it for that. So …

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Thompson Center Hawken

I was walking by my bar the other day and I looked up and noticed a little rust near the Lock on a T/C Hawken rifle hanging on the wall. Since I had to take it down to clean, I decided to take a few pics. Back in 2000 I was surfing some online traders and noticed a guy was …

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Random Tools For The Range

Once thing I anticipated earlier this year was the need to maintain a separate tool kit that was independent of the Armory and it’s workspaces. You see, even last year I knew the 1000 yard range wasn’t going to be on current Armory property. So while it is nice to have access to all the knick-knacks and fancy tools back …