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.45 ACP Shotshells by Scott Mayer

  If you handload and shoot a .45 Auto, RCBS has a fun set of dies in its special order catalog that lets you use cut-down .308 Win. cases to make .45 ACP shotshells. Your average gunshop will probably have never heard of this die set, but the RCBS item number is 56552. When I got my set years ago, …

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African Bush Wars – Rhodesian Shotgun

Here is a very uncommon shotgun. It is a Browning A-5 / Auto-5 action, but with a factory original extended magazine tube and fore arm. Here is what I think I know about this shotgun. I have read that 1000 were made as a custom order for the South African Police. But South Africa smuggled them across the border to …

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Switching Stocks on PTR 91 / G3

  When setting up the truck gun project, I purchased two aftermarket stock options. The first was a Choate folding stock, The second and much more expensive was a German Military telescoping stock. If you notice, this version has a larger than “normal” butt-plate. Not being a expert HK guy or milsurp collector, I can’t actually specify what the names …

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Todd Jarrett on Oiling a 1911: By Scott Mayer

1911 Pro Tip Todd Jarrett is a National and World Practical Shooting Champion who holds four World titles, nine National titles and has won more than 100 Area and Regional championships and countless other action shooting events. He is the only USPSA Triple Crown Winner in the world, and holds USPSA National Titles in four divisions: Open, Limited, Production and …

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Tour of AIM Warehouse

There has been great interest in the latest raffle gun. The hand-picked Mosin-Nagant Russian Sniper. Many are inquiring as to how we came in possession of the rifle? Which is fair. Here is the back-story. To be completely honest, it was almost by accident. Tacticaltshirts Staff had prior business at AIM and some of us hadn’t been though the warehouse. …

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A Great Ruger Trigger in Minutes

Bx trigger: Ruger’s new BX Trigger for the 10/22 rifle drops in easily and has a trigger pull of about 2 3/4 pounds pull.   I have to hand it to Ruger for its constant innovation—especially applying new ideas to time-proven products.  Polymer-frame revolvers and the new delta ring/nut on the AR-556 are just two examples of this innovation. Right …

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Magneto Speed Chronograph Testing.

  A co-worker of mine recently purchased a Magneto Speed Chronograph. This is a big upgrade to this 20 year old 3 screen model. I joined him on the range to test it out on his SCAR 17 and my Blaser Tactical 2. Here are my quick impressions: 1. Very quick to setup when compared to tradition screened models. 2. …

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Getting The Crossbow’s Ready For The Season: Horton & PSE

    So it’s well into summer and now is the time to check your hunting gear. We always start with archery since it is the season that opens first. You don’t want to be pulling out your hunting gear last minute. First of all, if there is a major issue it might take many weeks to get it addressed. …

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Les Baer TRS 1911 with 30,000 Rounds

I will say this right up front: I have a pet peeve. Especially when it concerns 1911 users. The hypocrisy. Have your attention yet? About to be offended? Relax. Hear me out. One syndrome I dislike in the 1911 community is the obsession on “perfection”. On one hand, you will see this group talk about how the “1911 got it …

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Quick & Easy Gun Upgrade: Boyd’s Stocks by Scott Mayer

Quick and Easy Gun Upgrade: By Scott Mayer   Maybe money was tight at some time and you bought a cheap, plastic-stocked rifle only to find that it shoots great but you’re embarrassed by how cheap it looks. Maybe you dropped thousands on a gun with really great wood, but it looks so good that you’re afraid to take it …

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Scope Mounting Tip: Using a Bubble Level : By Scott Mayer

Scope Mounting Tip   For the most part, mounting a scope is a home-gunsmithing proposition. Most guns today come either pre-drilled and tapped for bases or with some type of rail system for tip-off rings. I end up mounting scopes a lot simply because of the nature of my work and usually the biggest challenges are either bases that are …

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Hard Primer Testing. 308 ASYM Ammo.

  We were out getting some training and I had a hard-primer strike.  Well…at first I didn’t know it was that. I was fearful the issue was something wrong with the FP / striker in my Blaser. After pulling the bullet (ASYM 175g 308), checking there was powder, and putting the unloaded case in an AR to see if I …