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Remington LTR Light Mount

A guy I was hunting with this past spring showed up with a neat and cost effective may to mount a light to his rifle. Instead of buying some high-dollar, heavy, dedicated rig for a hunt he does once a year. He cheaply and effectively stuck a 1913 rail through a sling swivel and mounted his handgun X300 light to …

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SEAL SCAR Sniper

This is a photo of the sniper variant SCAR 17. Or more accurately the SCAR MK20 SSR. The cosmetic giveaway is the extended rail that extended out further on the barrel. But technically the SCAR SSR / MK20 (Or whatever it is actually called) does have a mechanical difference that can’t be replicated on the SCAR 17’s. The place where …

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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 — 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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Know Your Reloader

A friend of mine keeps this in his shop. I don’t know where he got it, but the story is a man brought it in after a kaboom from gun show reloads. I am guessing he wanted to know what his options were as far as the shop fixing it? Replacing it? Warranty work? Yeah. Really. So now it sits. …

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Mossberg 500 Weaver Scope Mount

I noticed this shotgun during our dove hunt. Freeze’s SIL was running one of his 500 Mossberg’s. Obviously we don’t need scopes for wing-shooting, but a quick change of the barrel and you have a very good deer-slug gun. Anyway, my eye was drawn towards the forearm and the unusual cut. I looked at Freeze with a raised eye-brow and …

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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 …

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Package Deal ARs

I was visiting a gun store on some other business when I happened to see a rifle that came in for transfer. I won’t go into all the details since publishing the names of people who know better is not my life’s goal. Bottom line: Older gentleman is fearing a Hillary Presidency. So like many, he is buying some firearms. …

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Video — Fixing AR70 Mag Trick

Put this video together as an alternative to some planning stuff with a Winchester 52C. A massive lightening storm drove me indoors. While I am not opposed to shooting in the rain, and even lightening, the now under-rare Unertl 10x scope on the Winchester 52 gives me paused in thunderstorms. You can see it on the hood of the jeep …

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Confirming Zero Texas Pig

One thing that continues to amaze me as I progress along in my hunting career are the amount of hunters who not confirm rifle zeros after traveling!? After making it to the outfitter and getting some sleep, I was happy to discover a 100 yard zeroing range just steps form the bunkhouse porch. Sweet. Two shots. Very quick. 270wby. 130 …

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Crazy Expensive VP9

You know a pistol has “made it” when custom versions sell for 3-4x their MSRP. Here we have a HK VP9 that is commanding $1700.00! Wow. Now before we get into some class-warfare debate, I have been known to pay stupid money for guns and gear. So I don’t have a leg to stand on there. Just ask Freeze (Yes, …

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Catastrophic AR Failure

We have a guest post by a reader named Josh. He shares with us his story about a catastrophic AR kaboom he had this year. It’s interesting to read how it all played out. But I also wish to add a datapoint of my own. Earlier this year, our local SWAT team had a Kaboom with factory ammo (Fiocchi) that …

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Video — Not a Beauty Queen

Just a quick blurb video. Freeze and I spent some time today moving Combloc ammo crates around. Some hand’t been touched in 20 years. Others had been exposed to the elements. Things get messy. So do CCW guns. That’s real world.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Secret Squirrel Magazines

Bet you didn’t know there was such a thing as secret squirrel mags, did ya? Well, never underestimate the lengths “cool kids” will go to close the “mil-spec” door in your face. What am I talking about? In this case, it’s extended magazines for the Blaser Tactical 2. As we reported, the German government has determined that the Blaser Tactical …

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Video — Testing Cheek-Weld / Eye-Relief Blaser R8

Going to be using the Blaser R8 for more precision work going forward. So I have been adding larger MIL-DOT scopes to the system. Larger scopes in this case means a bigger tube and larger objective. As I suspected, the stock-pack is now about a 1/4” too low. So a rubber spacer is now on order. If you look closely …