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CZ’s Sub-Compact CZ75 RAMI — By Scott Mayer

The CZ 2075 RAMI–CZ’s sub-compact version of its venerable CZ75 pistol–combines small size with up to 14 rounds of capacity depending on the chambering.  In the category of interesting but useless information, know that its name is derived from the first two letters of its designer’s first names, Radek Hauerland and Milan Trkulja. Operation is the proven short-recoil system with …

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Old Time Gun Store

Some of you know I travel quite a bit. And one of the perks of that is I am always looking for out of the way gun shops to visit. But it’s not the new, fancy shops with the latest SHOT Show products that attract me. It’s the small mom & pop shops that generally float my boat. The exception …

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Video: Testing The Rhodesian Army Shotgun

Testing the Rhodesian Army Shotgun   First shots with the Rhodesian Army A5 Shotgun made by browning. It’s a 7+1 12 gauge. The shells used for the test are low-brass, light target loads. At the time of this writing, it is my understanding that 1000 of these shotguns were made for the Rhodesian Army. The rumor is somewhere between 200-500 …

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African Bush Wars – Rhodesian Shotgun

Here is a very uncommon shotgun. It is a Browning A-5 / Auto-5 action, but with a factory original extended magazine tube and fore arm. Here is what I think I know about this shotgun. I have read that 1000 were made as a custom order for the South African Police. But South Africa smuggled them across the border to …

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Switching Stocks on PTR 91 / G3

  When setting up the truck gun project, I purchased two aftermarket stock options. The first was a Choate folding stock, The second and much more expensive was a German Military telescoping stock. If you notice, this version has a larger than “normal” butt-plate. Not being a expert HK guy or milsurp collector, I can’t actually specify what the names …

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Patterning A Shotgun by Scott Mayer

Just as you should sight in a rifle and see how different bullet weights and styles shoot, you should pattern a shotgun and see how different loads perform. You sight in a rifle by putting up a target, taking careful aim, shooting, and then adjusting the sights accordingly.  It’s a bit different with a shotgun because your eye acts as …

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Todd Jarrett on Oiling a 1911: By Scott Mayer

1911 Pro Tip Todd Jarrett is a National and World Practical Shooting Champion who holds four World titles, nine National titles and has won more than 100 Area and Regional championships and countless other action shooting events. He is the only USPSA Triple Crown Winner in the world, and holds USPSA National Titles in four divisions: Open, Limited, Production and …

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Some thoughts on Jade Helm 15

What does Jade Helm 15 teach US citizens about how foreign allies feel about the United States? Simple. For many years, military commanders and politicians have had to manage the complaints and concerns of locals in such places at South Korea, Okinawa, West Germany / Germany. An old friend of mine who was a Tank Commander in West Germany talked …

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Tour of AIM Warehouse

There has been great interest in the latest raffle gun. The hand-picked Mosin-Nagant Russian Sniper. Many are inquiring as to how we came in possession of the rifle? Which is fair. Here is the back-story. To be completely honest, it was almost by accident. Tacticaltshirts Staff had prior business at AIM and some of us hadn’t been though the warehouse. …

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Shooting – Testing the PTR 91 and 1897 Shotgun

It’s been a busy winter and spring is on us fast. I have a bunch of gun projects that have crept up on me. So I found myself with a few fee hours of off time and decided to shoot / test/ break-in some personal weapons. The first is a PTR 91 GI Model — An exact copy of a …

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Sara Brady Has Passed And Why We Shouldn’t Gloat.

Sara Brady has passed on. My feelings are probably not so much in line with the general glee I am seeing in my industry. She took her husband’s grievous injury and turned that into an attack that caused many people of my generation a lot of pain and suffering. But I remember the day President Reagan, Jim Brady, the Secret …

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Setting up Mitchell’s Range

On a snowy day in March, we decided to set up a quick and easy steel range. Many of the ranges we shoot at are formal, large and require a fair amount of coordination and logistics to shoot. We wanted a range that we could leave steel up all year and just do informal testing. Obviously safety and a backstop …

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A Great Ruger Trigger in Minutes

Bx trigger: Ruger’s new BX Trigger for the 10/22 rifle drops in easily and has a trigger pull of about 2 3/4 pounds pull.   I have to hand it to Ruger for its constant innovation—especially applying new ideas to time-proven products.  Polymer-frame revolvers and the new delta ring/nut on the AR-556 are just two examples of this innovation. Right …

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Vepr 12 AK Style Shotgun By Scott Mayer

 The first time I encountered an AK-47-styled shotgun was back in 1998 when I was on the NRA Technical Staff and European American Armory was bringing in a then-new gun called the Saiga. It had a conventionally styled forend and buttstock that were very “Remingtonesque” and the sights were fitted on a short, delicate top rail. We noted that, since …