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POTD – Homemade Sight Movers

I recently saw this image online and was struck by it’s sheer genius and ingenuity. You see one must always debate the cost – benefit analysis of doing something yourself vs farming it out. And while I am not sure that I personally could build something like this, the fact is I never even thought of such an option. And …

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Chasing SCAR Screws

“Chasing function” is an old phrase from my 1911 days: The more you shoot, the more you know. The more you know, the more opinionated you become. Note: not necessarily right. Just opinionated. That last distinction is important. My way isn’t the only way. It’s only a way. Any weapon that I shoot or use a lot will receive this …

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Preparing for Hillary Clinton to Win November 2016

As I type this, it is April of 2016. The Republican party establishment seems hell-bent on destroying itself. Read that as Hillary winning and they being able to say, “See! We told all of you. You can’t win without us!” Ok. Fine. Well…not fine. But what kind of position does that put me in? As a gun loving law abiding, …

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Is a Russian SF AK really an AK?

I will admit, the title of this post is somewhat provocative. But I think it’s an important question to ask if you are looking at getting into the AK game. Especially here in the US. Let me explain. The gun community has a bad habit. It will sometimes use two different terms interchangeably that aren’t so: A perfect example of …

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POTD — Freeze’s Cleaning Table

Just after deer season finished up, I had stopped by Freeze’s home to drop off some gear. And as luck would have it, he had just finished cleaning some recently used long guns. I thought it would be interesting for some of you to see his personal guns out in the wild. Top to bottom: Vepr 12, Mosin Sniper, CZ-58, …

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Lightening The AR Trigger Pull

When I started on the NRA Technical Staff, AR-type rifles were just starting to show up at Camp Perry. It wasn’t easy for the AR because you had old school military armorers who were skilled at and more comfortable accurizing M14s, and really no one had much confidence in the little .223-caliber bullets of the time grouping tightly at 1,000 …

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POTD – Cleaning The Executive Elite

Like many of you, my first love was the 1911. And while I have since related the 1911 to second line work, I do enjoyed getting it out from time to time. So while mostly you will see me shooting a “plastic-fantastic”, I am a 1911 guy at heart. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Magic Marker Rear Sight Blackout

I have a schizophrenic mind when it comes to night sights on handguns. I like my pistols to have tritium inserts for both front and rear sights. But I paint the front sight post bright orange and the take a black, permanent magic marker and blackout the rears. It’s weird. But let me explain. One, I believe the front sight …

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Adjustable Gas Blocks Are Awesome

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I never gave an adjustable gas block on an AR-15 much thought until I was forced to use one recently while evaluating an ArmaLite M-15 VSR Versatile Sporting Rifle. I’m not talking about the three-position blocks like on a Ruger. I’m talking about the ones that you fully close and then slowly …

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Yugo K98 Mauser ReHab

A while back we picked up a Yugoslavian K98 Mauser. It’s been collecting dust in the armory for awhile. Well since the weather is clearing up and shooting season is upon us, I thought I would drag it out and clean it up.   In this article are pictures of the rifle as we received it as well as the initial …