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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 …

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POTD — My Desk In The Armory

We have decided, read that as were given permission, to show some images from the armory. Some. So here goes. I have two offices here. I have a office in a “public space”. And I have a office in a “secure space”. The public office is just that. Comfy. Decorated. Formal. Yada. Yada. Yada. It’s the “secure space” that is …

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FNH USA Announces SCAR 17 Recall

RSR a major US distributor to most gun shops has announced a SCAR 17 recall. It seems they have detected the possibility that 471 SCAR-17s rifles may have bolts that aren’t hardened to specification. I am not a firearm engineer, but I would guess this issue would not show up immediately, but instead over many rounds. Seems to be SCAR-17 …

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Looking For Blaser 556 Barrel

I wasn’t really sure what to title this post. The runner-ups: “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get it up!” “Desperately Seeking Susan” “Das Barrel!!!” “Dreams of My Sewer Pipe” “It puts the lotion…” Anyway, you get the idea. But in the end, it’s just a simple request for help. Here’s the problem. My main precision rifle is a Blaser Tactical …

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CZ75 Refinish

I saw these photos on the internet and thought they would be informative for some of our younger readers. I am of two minds when it comes to refinishing guns. The first thought is I like a well worn gun that has some miles on it. The second thought is I prefer that wear be mine. Carrying a firearm with …

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Bolt-on Side Charging Handle

OK. Let me start off with a confession: I can’t believe I like this product. And I know as I am typing this many people reading this will be rolling their eyes muttering, “C’mon, Dude!”. And since you weren’t there, I sympathize. “There is no-way this product isn’t a gimmick”, is literally what I said out loud as I eye’d …

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Worst Deal Camp Perry 2016

So we swung by the Springfield shop during the 2016 National Matches at Camp Perry. And just like 2015, the super-crazy priced HK91 / G3 Magazines were still sitting there. You will note, we reported on these last year. Makes you wonder if they are really interested in selling them or just stock them as wall hangers? What I did …