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Spray-Painting the AR Pistol

Since the AR pistol build is complete I decided it needed a paint job. Well…it didn’t need one, but I kind of wanted to put one on it. I’m a huge fan of painting my guns. Since this isn’t a hunting gun or anything with a specific purpose, I decided to play around a bit.  The first thing I did …

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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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SCAR 20s Has Arrived

One of our good friends, who our readers have seen shooting his SCAR-17s many times, has sold off his 17 and replaced it with a SCAR-20s. It seems one of the SWAT snipers brought one to team training and it was the “Belle-of-the-Ball”.  I don’t have hard numbers, but it is my understanding multiple team members put in orders.  In …

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POTD – Could You Have Named This Gun?

We had an interesting, and very rare, firearm come into the armory recently. A ZB-26. For those who are not familiar with the ZB, it’s the predecessor of the UK’s BREN Gun.  Basically a slightly simplified and cheaper to manufacture version.  So? It’s a ZB-26? Who cares? Well…what makes this one special is Chinese Federalist forces bought ZB’s in 8mm. …

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AR-180 DEWAT

I had asked Matt to give us an analysis of the viability of buying this. He waved us off. —Editor This auction is for a RARE NICE, USED DEWATTED Armalite AR-180 rifle with the side folding buttstock, chambered in 5.56mm. The rifle has been dewatted by machining a slot thru the barrel and into the bore and by drilling a …

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Limiting Com-Bloc Mags For Hunting

One of the states we hunt allow 7.62×39 as a legal rifle caliber. Unfortunately they have a maximum capacity of 10 rounds.  Those that hunt with an SKS don’t have an issue and frankly, those that use an AK don’t either since 10 round mags are easily obtained.  My goto gun happens to be a Czech VZ58. And let me …

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Range Update 200 Yard Steel

Final 200 yard steel is up. I’ve been staying off this particular hill so the grass would take. We’ll come back later and center target between the posts. Might even move them further apart. Why? We already has a 200 yard target setup, right? I decided to move this steel over to this position since it’s relatively flat shooting from …

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7.62×39 AR Upper

I just picked up a new upper. It has a 16 inch barrel with a 15 inch lightweight keypad hand guard. Chambered in 7.62×39. It will mount on any AR lower but I’m planning on building one for it. I need a winter project and this deal came along at the right time.  16″ Parkerized 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Barrel …

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T91 Clone Complete

The T91 is the designation for the Taiwanese Military (ROC) service rifle.  While fundamentally based off the M16, it does have particular furniture and a piston gas system.  Wolf brought in the uppers a few years ago, so it just made sense to source the easy stuff. Those parts are from t91tactical. Final assembly was done by our 07, LMG …

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BREN Display Gun Back in Armory

As we previously reported from our 07 FFL, the BREN gun display we have is probably not the best candidate for reactivation. You can see his report by CLICKING HERE.  So…since we are treating this as a pile of metal than a gun, the decision has been made to remove it from our secured areas and to install it in …

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G45 over The G19x

Ok. So I had a chance to finally see these two pistols in person. Actually at the same time. If you want to know the answer now and not read further? Get the G45 and forget the G19x.  Now for my reasons. Some are based on general principles and some are reflective of personal taste.  For starters…irrespective of what the …

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Found Blaser 338LM Magazines 

Thanks to a follower we were able to source some factory new, Blaser 338 Lapua magazines; from a retail vender in Europe. Specifically Germany.  Special thanks to Tim over at Rothe-Waffen for helping us out. Not only does he have GREAT prices on these mags, he was willing to deal with us via Google translate. Basically I would write something …

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308 TTSX Hunting Ammo

Freeze was wondering if we have any 308 hunting loads in the armory? Why, Yes. Yes we do. For my old FN SPRa3g. I shot two deer that year. 168g TTSX loads. #john1911 #shootinggunsandhavingfun #308 #308rifle #ttsx #hunting #deerhunting #deerseason #gunblog #handloading #fnh #fnspra3g #spr #fbi #fbisniper #sniperrifle     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Second Score of S&W 547 Speed-loaders

Outside of DC I found these NOS HKS 547 speed-loaders! Stunning. The 547 is a rare 9mm revolver. And these HKS loaders will never be made again. I bet these have been sitting on this rack 25 years.  While not Singer 1911 rare, I looked pretty hard over 3 years ago for some HKS 547’s. Haven’t seen any since. Now …