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22 Brass Over Steel Punch

As I type this, I anticipate 300 comments of dunking / virtue signaling. Which comes with the territory. And taking that amount of abuse is why I get paid the big bucks. So here goes… When Rob sent me this, I was both awestruck by it’s sheer genius and embarrassed by it’s simplicity. Realizing I had not figured this out …

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Parts Kit Analysis: BREN Gun

Q: This is bad, correct? —Marky — A:Correct it looks bad! The seller seems to be focused on selling everything but the receiver.  Not really any good pics of the receiver but it sounds like the receiver may be junk. If you want to get a better idea of what would be needed we could ask for better pics of …

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Fire Mitigation on Rifle Range

Spring is here. That means summer is right around the corner. And after that are the dog-days of august. Which leads to very dry conditions. Which means fire.  We don’t live in a fire prone region of the country. What I am mostly concerned about is a bullet strike on steel igniting a brush fire. Most shooters don’t think about …

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Custom MAS-36 Rifle Idlib, Syria

This was posted on Twitter by a UK based account called Calibre Obscura. And I have to say, this is amazing. This a French MAS-36 rifle originally chambered in 7.5 French. The poster theorizes this furniture is 3D printed and the barrel has been converted to 7.62 NATO.  I would buy this all day. The furniture. The barrel. All of …

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Thoughts on ARD’s and Killflash

If you want the quick answer and don’t want to watch the video, here it is. ARD’s are fine. They have their place. But if you haven’t taken some training, mastered at least one rifle, or otherwise achieved some level of accomplishment with a long gun?  I suggest you save your dollars and invest in things that will actually make …

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Blaser Barrel Blanks by Lilja

First of all, try to say that title three times fast! Now that is out of the way, let’s get down to business.  Blaser support can he hard to come by in the US. So as a Blaser owner, I am always keeping an eye out for new options. It just so happens I missed this fact: Lilja out of …

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POTD – Knocking the Stupid Off

Knocking the stupid off my gun. This has been on my CCW for a few weeks since I’ve been too busy to take it off. Did I change my mind? Nope. Still stupid. Has to be in the running as one of the dumbest products ever put on a pistol.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Seeding the Range

It’s not glamorous, sexy or fun. But we need to clean up all the dozer damage. So seeding is on order for 2019. The main rifle range: 900 yards. The pistol pit berm inside and out. Driveway around the CONEX. And all the trails cut in the woods – About 2000 yards long, 12 feet wide. Also all the area …

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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 …