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How to Fight Jihad: AnaBaptists & The Battle of Munster

As I write this, the echoes of another radical islamists attack on the West is still ringing in my ears. Exactly, 24 hours ago, San Bernardino law Enforcement were actively looking for two radical muslims who had slaughtered 14 people at a Christmas Party. Watching the news outlets go through verbal gymnastics to keep from calling this, “Islamic Terrorism” is …

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A Love Letter To EoTech

Dear EoTech, While I have never personally dated you, I have seen you in relationships with plenty of my friends. I have seen you treat them badly. I’ve seen your temperamental side. I’ve been put out by your fits and random psycho behavior. Your inability to focus or take correction. All of it. Over time, your reputation soured. Every guy …

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The Egyptian Hakim Rifle

Egypt’s Hakim is one of those badass battle rifles you’ll occasionally see for sale online and at gun shows. It’s basically a 7.92(8mm Mauser) version of Sweden’s 6.5mm Ljungman Model 42 and uses a direct impingement gas system, much like our AR-15 rifle. In the definitive work, Small Arms of the World, Smith calls that gas system “unusual,” which it …

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A CZ Produced k98 Mauser Rifle

So…I was perusing an estate auction when I saw this rifle. It is a Yugo copy of a 98k Mauser. I’ve been in the market for a shooter-grade k98 for a while and this fit the bill. Considering it came with a bayonet, the price was too good to pass up. Besides, everyone needs a Mauser rifle to shoot up …

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A 1923 Colt Commercial

Freeze’s 1923 Commercial Colt We were out with some friends and family earlier this year. It was a casual fun-day. Some of the more experienced shooters were showing the new guys some tips and tricks of the trade. Basically a low-key, safe, show-and-tell day. The most interesting pistol that made an appearance was Freeze’s 1923 Production Colt Commercial. As I …

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ISIS Attacks Paris

Paris attacks: Solidarity is fine. Hash-tag campaigns are fine. Everyone practicing, “viva la France’” in their best Charles Martel accent is fine. But until the civilized world starts being honest about the threats radical Islam pose to modernity, it’s all just window dressing. The civilized world needs action. The civilized world needs honesty. The civilized world needs to stop worrying …

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Boresize Guide

On a return trip from a recent range session, I was dropping Freeze off and unloading his gear from the truck. While we were standing around, I noticed a small tool on the end of some keys in his garage. He eye’d me knowingly and stated, “You don’t know what that is do you?” It’s easier not to lie in …

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Scope Trick: Zip Tie Your Power Adjustment

Do you have issues turning your power-adjustment ring on your scope at speed? Do you have a power setting you prefer and need a way to reference it without breaking away from the eye-box? One trick that has been around for a while is to put a large zip tie on the scope. Typically the best ones are larger in …

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US Navy to Challenge Illegal Chinese Bases

As we have reported for a few years, the Chinese military has been illegally building bases in the South China Sea. Not only is this territory well beyond their national waters, other nations have also long claimed this area. And for years, the Obama White House has been ignoring this problem. It’s pure weakness on his part and I am …

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Holland & Holland

While traveling outside DC, I had occasion to run into the actual Holland & Holland company. The folks were visiting from the UK headquarters and brought toys with them. I was able to fondle a few firearms and shoot some photos without looking like too much of a groupie. This SxS was tagged at $121,000. In “12 Bore”. I think. …

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Glock 17 Pistol Work

Of all the various Glocks in existence, my favorite is the Glock 17 GEN 4. Here are some pictures of some Glock work I put in recently. The holster is by Raven and is AIWB. And on any cold and rainy day one needs some caffeine to keep the blood pumping. Our slang term for this product is, “liquid crack”. …