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POTD – 155g 308

A friend loaded some 155g 308s for me to test this week. We’re going to see how it prints at 100 yards and then decide if we want to pursue load development. This will be done in the Blaser Tactical 2.  The book: An old story as told by a man who was based in Singapore during the Japanese invasion …

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HK G36E Build

They aren’t ZB pics but thought you might like since it’s not an everyday build! H&K G36E. Used Tommy Built Receiver. Parts are all HK     Sincerely,  Matt www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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This is Not a Magwell

As you know, we don’t do gear reviews. We merely document what is going on around the armory and ranges.  This product was billed to us as a HK VP9 magwell. It is not. I am not sure what it is supposed to be, but it is not a magwell. Don’t buy it expecting it to perform that function. We …

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CMMG 22 Conversion Kit – Second Generation

Previously we had published a video discussing a CMMG 22 kit we had purchased 9 year ago at SHOT. It didn’t run very well. Ehhh….no big surprise. It’s a 22 kit. Not a dedicated gun.  Well….CMMG reached out to us and stated, “We redesigned the kit years ago for a reason. Let us send you a replacement”.  Which they promptly …

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7.62×39 AR Build Update

A quick update on my latest project. The upper is a BCA Upper chambered in 7.62×39.  16” barrel. Lightweight keymod hand guard. I added an Anderson lower just because. Those that follow our podcasts will understand. I installed a set of Bastion takedown pins, etched with a small US Flag on the head. Because …well… “Merica”. Additionally a Bastion threaded …

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Will Steyr-Hahn Stripper Clips Feed Modern 9mm? 

I’ll keep it short. We have this pistol. A Steyr-Hahn. Made in 9mm Steyr by the Austro-Hungarian Empire around 1912. The Germans got a hold of it in the 1930’s, stamped a “08” on the side, and converted it to 9mm Luger. What we all think of today as regular 9mm ammo. But I’ve been reticent to buy the original …

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

OK. Final post on the Bernardelli P. One rehab. At least from the workbench standpoint. Unless be break it in the future.  I have noticed a trend when discussing how roached out the P. One was. Many users don’t believe they could have unknowingly bought a gun in such poor shape?  And that may very well be true. But consider …

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Demo of FNS Striker Drop Issue

Last week we posted a video discussing the reported FNS striker drop issue some PD’s have been complaining about. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.  As I stated, this was a new one for me. So I asked for readers to see if they could recreate the issue.  And low-and-behold…a reader by the name of Andrew did just that!  Looking at the …

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Blaser Interchangeability Guide

Chris Morlock of Morlock Designs as complied a Blaser LRS, LRS 2, LRS2 338LM and Tactical 2 parts interchangeability chart.  Right off the bat, I find the chart to be almost over whelming mentally. Especially when trying to determine an overall trend or pattern. But maybe that’s more of a reflection on the limits of my two-celled-lizard brain? But then …

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CETME-L Parts Kit

Posted some photos about this on social media and had some folks wanting to see the kit. It seems the man questions people have are about the furniture. There is a company selling CETME-L’s but with US production furniture. Also…Freeze found us a CETME-L bayonet on Centerfire System’s website yesterday. All that is left is a receiver flat, trunnion, and …

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FNS-40L Safety Issues

News was circulating earlier this week that the Baltimore County Police dropped the FNS-40L in-lieu of a 9mm Glock 17 Gen 5.  Considering the PD just switched to the FNS-40L in 2013, this strikes me as odd. Looking deeper into the issue, it appears that there are grumblings that FNS is having ND/AD issues. At least it seems the PD …

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Reader’s Sten Build

Marky & Freeze, Just wanted to follow-up on the Sten project since you guys sent me that template a few months ago.  After doing some research, I ended up with some parts for a Mark III Sten from Indianapolis Ordnance; to make a legal semi-auto Sten. I installed a 16” barrel so I didn’t have to mess with a tax …

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CMMG Replaces 22 Kit

This is a follow up to a post we made on social media in regards to some issues we were having making a CMMG 22 kit run properly.  A kit we bought 9 years ago and never used.  Well…CMMG reached out to us unsolicited and indicated that: The kit we have is a legacy design and has been dropped for …