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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 …

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On Trophy Hunting By Scott Mayer

On Trophy Hunting   Recently, many hunters–particularly women–have been getting bullied, abused and threatened on social media sites for posting photos of themselves with animals they legally and ethically killed on “trophy” hunts. I expect everything from ugly statements to actual acts of violence from anti-hunters whose activism is nothing less than their religion, but what I didn’t expect were …

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Magazine vs Clip: Don’t Be A Noob –By Scott Mayer

Magazine or Clip? Don’t be a Noob.   We’ve all heard people on the range and in movies ask for another “clip” for their gun or say how many rounds their “clip” holds when they’re actually referring to a magazine. I’m not trying to nitpick semantics here, but if you went to the auto parts store to get a wheel, …

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HK VP9 First Impressions — By Amy Serrano

Editor’s note: Amy Serrano is a regular on our Facebook Page if you have any questions about the VP9. She can also be reached by leaving a comment below. Amy is a competitive shooter and regular training class junky. When she is not shooting German pistols, she is shooting her precision rifle out past 600 yards. –Marky  HK VP9 When …

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S&W 547 9mm Revolver

    I will start off by saying that I am not a revolver guy. Life and experience has always lead me to more of the automatic side of the fence. That is a reflection of my “universe” in some ways, and of the times we live in as well.  Through pure chance, I happened on a K-frame S&W revolver …

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Double Shotguns — BoxLocks & SideLocks: By Scott Mayer

Boxlocks and Sidelocks   When considering double shotguns, you will often hear the terms “boxlock” and “sidelock.” These are the two broad categories double guns fall into and describes where the action lockwork is located on the gun. It has nothing to do with how the action locks up for firing.   Sidelocks have removable plates on both rear sides …

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Affordable Truck Gun Project — VZ 58

VZ 58 PHOTO GALLERY AT BOTTOM OF POST   So Freeze and I have been talking about getting some “truck guns”. What is a truck-gun you ask? Well…that’s a complicated question depending on what your needs are. Let me be brutally honest: For me a truck-gun is something that must be expendable. Now before everyone starts howling, let me explain …

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Magneto Speed Chronograph Testing.

  A co-worker of mine recently purchased a Magneto Speed Chronograph. This is a big upgrade to this 20 year old 3 screen model. I joined him on the range to test it out on his SCAR 17 and my Blaser Tactical 2. Here are my quick impressions: 1. Very quick to setup when compared to tradition screened models. 2. …

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Getting The Crossbow’s Ready For The Season: Horton & PSE

    So it’s well into summer and now is the time to check your hunting gear. We always start with archery since it is the season that opens first. You don’t want to be pulling out your hunting gear last minute. First of all, if there is a major issue it might take many weeks to get it addressed. …

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The Arrogance Of The Trained.

  The Shooting of the two Police Officers and the subsequent shooting in Walmart have just happened. This post addresses something that has been bothering me for a long while. This first appeared on our Company Facebook page. By popular request, I am reposting it here.   Rant on: I was very upset earlier today but I have calmed down …

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Pulling Out The Backup CCW Glock 19

I travel quite a bit. Mostly by airplane. As such, checking luggage is simply a reality. When I made the switch back to Glocks as a work pistol, I automatically purchased two Glock 19 GEN 4 FDE’s. My logic being the 19’s would be the CCW platform of choice. And if one goes down for repair, or even worse become …

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Les Baer TRS 1911 with 30,000 Rounds

I will say this right up front: I have a pet peeve. Especially when it concerns 1911 users. The hypocrisy. Have your attention yet? About to be offended? Relax. Hear me out. One syndrome I dislike in the 1911 community is the obsession on “perfection”. On one hand, you will see this group talk about how the “1911 got it …

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Quick & Easy Gun Upgrade: Boyd’s Stocks by Scott Mayer

Quick and Easy Gun Upgrade: By Scott Mayer   Maybe money was tight at some time and you bought a cheap, plastic-stocked rifle only to find that it shoots great but you’re embarrassed by how cheap it looks. Maybe you dropped thousands on a gun with really great wood, but it looks so good that you’re afraid to take it …

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Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot 2014 Highlight Pictures

Some of our staff went down to the 2014 Spring Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot. We always go with a to-buy list of certain weapons and supplies. Here you will see some interesting highlights from the show. Mostly from the “gun-show” area.   If you have never attended before, I have a few suggestions:   1. Bring your fancy hearing …

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Scope Mounting Tip: Using a Bubble Level : By Scott Mayer

Scope Mounting Tip   For the most part, mounting a scope is a home-gunsmithing proposition. Most guns today come either pre-drilled and tapped for bases or with some type of rail system for tip-off rings. I end up mounting scopes a lot simply because of the nature of my work and usually the biggest challenges are either bases that are …