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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 …

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NRA Prunes?

A while back I helped clean out the shed of an elderly friend who had passed away and came across a wooden box readers might find interesting. The box is pine and measures 15 1/2 inches x 9 7/8 inches x 6 inches. It has “Linda Vista Brand Santa Clara Prunes” printed on one end, “Santa Clara Prunes” in script …

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FDE vs Grey Glocks

Henry Ford famously said when talking about one of his mass-produced cars, “You can have any color you want as long as it’s black”. If there is a gun maker that has inherited the legacy of mass-production, no frills selection it’s Glock. I am the first to admit that I am tired of black guns. It would seem so are …

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Traveling in the US with a Rifle

It seems the latest rage in the gun-community is low-profile rifle bags. While I completely agree with the concept, I have never seen one successfully executed. Sure, on the floor of SHOT show it may look “low profile” when sitting next to “level 47” body armor, but out on the street it’s a joke. Doubt me? Toss a rife in …

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WWI Colt Detail Strip

This is a belated followup to a post from last year. We rescued a WWI Colt 1911…literally a pre-WWI manufactured gun…from the “wanna-be armorer practice pile” and moved it into emeritus status. How’s that for a $0.25 word?! Ok. We retired it, and hung it on the wall. You can see photos from the shadow-box story by CLICKING HERE. I …

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Auto Pistol Maintenance

Auto pistols are maintained so that their condition and appearance are preserved and so that they work properly when put to use. Your pistol maintenance should follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, and be modified according to how much you use your pistol. Regardless of how much or how little you choose to maintain your auto pistol, always make sure the gun …

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Mounted Correct Scope On Our Swede Sniper M41B

We like to have “correct” items in our reference library. We don’t go nuts like some of the MIL-Surp collectors and obsess over every little detail. But we do like to have reasonable reconstructions for reference and training purposes. Here is a M96 Swede rifle that was converted to a sniper by the Swedish government around 1941. Hence the M41B …

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Mounting a scope on Son-in-Law’s 10/22

Who doesn’t like a Ruger 10/22? We love ‘em! Now that deer season is over, Freeze has had some time to mess with some backlogged projects. One of them was mounting a scope on his SIL’s (Son-in-Law) Ruger 22. When I heard this was happening, I asked Freeze to post some pictures of his process and tools. Why? It’s a …