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Not Everything That Glitters is Gold

While at the Indy NRA Show, I happened upon Bruce Gray’s booth. Grayguns has been around for quite a while and has a stellar reputation.  When I saw he had a SIG P320 X-Frame gun on the table, I was legitimately excited. Having never fired a 320 (that I recall anyway), playing with an X-Frame version at a local gun …

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T91 Clone Needs NARCAN

It’s been a busy year as you are aware. So just now getting around to test firing the T91 clone. The first thing I noticed when operating the action is how heavy the recoil buffer is. It’s crazy heavy. But that is what T91 tactical recommended for mitigating bolt carrier tilt.  In hindsight it’s obvious this spring weight is too …

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Tactical Cosplay

Always ask questions. Always ask why. Because the whole, “This is the way we do it” justification might be based on erroneous information.  The photo: Taken outside the location where a subject known as Soulja Boy was arrested. Without casting aspersions on the people in the photo, or Soulja Boy for that matter, let me tell you what I see: …

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Alternative to Stippling

Chuck S. posted an image of this gun on our Facebook account. I thought the stippling was so interesting that we should post it here. Turns out it’s not stippling at all! It’s epoxy with a polishing compound impregnated in it. —Marky ——————————————————————- I did this to mine [VP9] about four weeks ago.  Since then, I have run probably 2k …

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POTD – HK VP9 Magwell

Those who remember my previous experience with VP9 magwell’s might be cringing in horror at this sight. But alas, I would like to find an aftermarket magwell option for the VP.  But why now? Simple. HK has released factory 20 round VP9 magazines. They are extended anyway. So we will give this a shot. I figure it can’t hurt. And …

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Hans Shot Ze Timer

Freeze and I were just getting some plate rack time in and I noticed a never before seen issue. The PACT timer gave a false reading.  Maybe it was the “report” of the plate falling that set it off? Or maybe Hans got some glass in the PACT? Whatever it is, we will have to watch it closely. Does the …

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Why a Lighting Link is Not a Good Buy

So…you want to get into the NFA game, eh? And obviously your first choice is to look for machine-gun options for the most popular rifle in The United States. The AR-15.  Can’t argue with that logic one bit. But…it’s a tight market. The M16 and it’s registered NFA items bring top dollar with today’s Class III dealers. So…what are the …

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SHS-54: Smith & Wesson Model 41

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are looking at a legendary target gun. The Smith & Wesson Model 41. IMO what  greatly contributes to the accuracy of this pistol is the fixed barrel and “upper”. You will notice the sights are also mounted to that fixed structure.  Now on to this example. The previous owner was a …

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Walker’s In-Ear Pro Initial Test

For years I have put off getting some in-ear electronic plugs. Mostly because it was a “nice to have”, but my current ear-pro muffs are pretty good.  But…I saw some for sale on-line and thought it was time. My justification for these? Frankly it was price. They were the most expensive and…I had heard of the brand. Is that a …

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Government Armory Doors

I figured this was a chance show folks something without showing ours. When you hear us use the phrase, “The Armory”? That is a specific place. It is built to certain specs to store weapons.  While I can’t show the reader particulars of our location, I can share with you some items on the open market that you might find …

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SHS 53: Colt Trooper MK III Unfired

What we have here is a pretty unique gun. For two reasons. The first being it originates from a time when the go-to handgun for Law Enforcement Officers was a 6 shot revolver. The second reason is this example is NIB, unfired with all the corresponding box and paperwork that an avid revolver collector might desire.  The specs: Make: Colt …

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Is Your Rocket Launcher Legal to Own?

This video is the product of a series of questions one reader was asking. He was attending gun shows and expressed an interest in buying some bazooka tubes as wall hangers. But his fear was inadvertently buying something that is a controlled or restricted item.  While rare, it is certainly possible somebody could try to sell you something illegal. As …

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Bush Hog Down

Well…it finally happened. The bush hog went down. But through no fault of it’s own. So DR Power Systems is off the hook.  I did it.  After knocking out some of the easier stuff on the range, it was time to go after some of the ATV trails and impact zones. Basically…uncharted territory. Which I knew was liable to somehow …

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SHS-52: Swiss 1906/24 Luger 

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase (SHS), we are looking at a rare gun. A Swiss Luger Model 1906/24 brought into the United States before the 1968 Gun Control Act (GCA).  For the layman, that means no ugly import markings.  Also included with this pistol is a copy of the book, “Parabellum: A Technical History of Swiss Lugers” …