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POTD — 408 CheyTac Bullet vs 308 Round

This photo was posted on the internet and it left an impression on me. I have never seen a 408 CheyTac in person, much less fired one. So I never appreciated just how large these bullets are. It appears the vender is shipping 408 CheyTac bullets in cases designed for loaded 308 rounds! Damn. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Update on Truck Gun Condition

Was doing some Spring Cleaning and figured some of you would like an update on my Truck Gun Project. Specifically condition. The PTR 91 GI (US copy of a HK 91 – G3) resides in the back of the pickup all year round. Being inside of a modern tennis bag, it gets zero notice. And I mean zero. No matter …

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How Not To Blow Up Your Blaser Rifle

Caliber change weapons seem very slick on paper. And in the right hands, they really offer some interesting options to the conscientious end user. But THAT’s the key. One of the reasons why the military and many law enforcement agencies don’t like to mess with caliber conversions is…it’s just one more damn thing that can and will go wrong. But …

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Coffee Table Made From Mosin Sniper Crate

I saw these photos on the internet and immediately thought of Freeze. This is something he would do. And as I type this, I realize this is going to cost us money since he will be spending company funds on a new “company” table. How can I say no? I can’t. Did you notice the hand grenade legs? Nice touch. …

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Rolling Papers—They’re Not Just For Pot

I have to give credit for this blackpower tip to my good friend and noted handgun guru, Charlie Petty. I was looking for a cheap and easy way to make paper cartridges like they used in the Civil War, so I called Charlie about how to nitride paper because he’s also a chemist. Nitrided paper generally burns while untreated paper …

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Walther PPQ KaBoom

Looking at these pictures, it is obvious this is ammunition related. Sources indicate the shooter was running hand-loads. At the time of this writing, it was not clear if the wrong powder was used or if it was a double charge? Regardless, results were catastrophic. The KB (Short for KaBoom) blew the barrel apart at the chamber, shattered the frame; …

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Hand Loading at the Range – Springfield Trapdoor

I saw something recently that I suspect many shooters don’t get to see. Someone who is actually loading rounds at the range to test for optimum accuracy. Ok. Let me say that again. There was a guy at the range who had setup a single stage press and was assembling live rounds to various specs and then turning around and …

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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 …