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Video — Disassembly of SCAR 16 Piston

I get this question usually from people interested in picking up a SCAR rifle. How easy is it to clean the gas system / piston? Pretty easy. It’s faster to show it than explain it in words.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video Adjusting 223 FAL Gas for Wolf Ammo

As promised, we have pulled the 223 FAL (SAR 4800) out of the armory and are working it up for some future drills. Here you see me function checking, stress testing, and adjusting the gas system to cycle notoriously under-powered Wolf 55g steel cased ammo. Why Wolf? Simple, we shoot a lot, as do many of you. Budget priced 55g …

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Armory Chat EP16 — Trench Gun Project

Quick video about an old project that is going to be moved to the front burner. A faux trench gun / trench shotgun project using an aftermarket Taylor Made LLC heat shield.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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How Do You Determine Level?

I will admit that the title of this post may seem a little odd. These photos originated out of the UK. When I saw the pics at first, it was confusing. Initially it was relayed that the owner was, “leveling his scope”. But after looking at this contraption for a bit, I have come to think he was…maybe…trying to mount …

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Ross Rifle Bayonet Fixed

Marky came across a smoking deal on a Ross Rifle Bayonet. We needed one for the Ross Rifle in the armory. And when we received it, there were a lot a good things about it, and one bad. First, I will say that it’s a Model 1905/1910 Mark I bayonet. This particular one was made in February 1910 as shown …

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The One Problem With The Glock 19

First of all, let me start off by saying that the Glock 19 is the gold-standard world wide for service and civilian pistols. As someone internet famous once said, “It’s big enough to fight with, but small enough to actually carry”. And I can’t disagree with that statement one bit. And when I was officially introduced to the Glocks by …

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SIG MCX Recoil Replacement — Mandatory

Seems that SIG USA has issued a mandatory recall for the recoil / carriage assembly of for their MCX line of rifles. For those not initiated, the MCX uses a AR-18 style recoil system. The benefit of that system is no buffer tube in the stock. Meaning…folding stock. Realizing this post will be up forever, inevitably we will get questions …

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Christmas Holster Project

I’m sure many of you suffer from the same affliction I do: restless project syndrome. I spent two decades working every holiday and never taking vacations. As such, I have never been a big “holiday person”. This Christmas I decided to take some time and fiddle with a cheap gun-show holster that recently made an appearance on this very website. …

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Wearing Out Your Reloading Equipment

This fall a friend and I went out to test some loads for a new rifle of his. A Weatherby in 257WBY. What does this mean to the layman? Simple. You look up some load data for the round and figure out a range of powder grains you want to shoot. Take the most desirable of the results and cross …

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Video — Checking Torque on SCAR-16

After complete disassembly of the SCAR-16, we took it out to conform the screw torque settings were holding. This is just a small segment of the session since showing 5 minutes of mag dumps is probably not that interesting. Barrel screw torque settings is 62 inch pounds. BTW…one screw DID move up front. So red loctite it is.     …

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Cheap Trigger Guard Holster

While waiting for my replacement AIWB holster from Keeper’s Concealment I decided to break out some cheapie, “gun-show special” holsters to see if they can hold me over. Check out the extra feature this provides! In all seriousness, the holster doesn’t do this when you clamp it down from a hard angle. It’s only when you try to slide in …

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Marlin 45-70 Kaboom

This photo was sent to me by a reader. Looking at the photos, I am not sure what to think. All I know is if you shoot long enough, you’ll see guns come apart. If the rifle only has around 30 rounds through it, that does open up the possibility of a mechanical flaw. At least to my thinking anyway. …

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Winter Maintenance Cleaning – PTR 91

Have to admit, thoroughly cleaning HK roller-locked style rifles isn’t my favorite chore. It’s the fact that the barrel and trunnion sit so deep inside the folded upper, I have to work extra hard to make sure everything is 100% clean. This time isn’t so bad. The rifle is not fouled up from shooting. Just been riding around in the …