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POTD: My Retired 1911

POTD: Picture of the Day. It’s been a while since this old gun of mine has seen some sunlight. It’s my old 1911 I carried daily for 12 years. I know this gun. I trust this gun. And if this gun could talk, it would rat me out on all my good stories. It has been refinished. The current refinish …

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Mossberg 500 12 and PDX Ammunition

We invited some close friends and family to come out with us to Mitchell’s Range. The guesst were asked to bring any home defense or CCW weapons they own as well. One thing that showed up with a Mossberg 500 12 gauge that had a pistol grip on it. Personally I’m not a fan of pistol grip shotguns.  Just as …

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2015 Chainsaw Party — Winter Firewood

One of the deals at our main hunting ground is you need to pitch in to cut winter firewood. It is desperately needed to heat 3 buildings during the cold winter — Note: It’s a boiler system. Typically what we do is dead or dying trees are targeted during the year. A team with chainsaws drops the trees throughout the …

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Are You Smarter Than A Professional Bodyguard?

I posted this picture earlier this year. In the Greater DC area, I was at an event that had 3 rings of security. Traffic control points.  Bomb sniffing dogs. Mandatory bag and body putdowns. Magnetometers. And Lord knows what else. Big money was spent on this dog and pony show for a VIP meet and greet. So…inside the safe-zone, what …

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NEOPOD: A High Quality Plastic Bipod?

Yesterday, I took delivery of a new bipod being made by a company called Steinert Sensing Systems out of Norway. The name is Neopod Ultralight Hunting BiPod. If the Steinert name sounds vaguely familiar to you, I imagine their acoustic chronogragh might ring a bell. Here is the most interesting thing about this bipod. It’s made out of plastic! Yeah, …

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The FireClean Controversy

We are getting hammered with requests about the FireClean drama. Frankly, I don’t have much of an opinion. I have never used it. And when I asked Freeze about it at our morning meeting, HE HAD NEVER HEARD OF IT! But I don’t feel like typing this response in 30 separate e-mails, so think of this as a FAQ. Neither …

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1903 “Air Service” Springfield with 20 Round Magazine

At Camp Perry this year, I saw probably the weirdest 1903 I will ever lay my eyes on. Looked like a regular 1903 but someone had attached a 20 round extended magazine! At the time, I was convinced it was some kind of kitchen-table gunsmith job. I’ve seen some similar conversions in Europe involving G3 magazines. Right now I don’t …

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Fitting A Gun — By Scott Mayer

You’ll shoot better and experience less perceived recoil if you’re shooting a gun that fits, and finding a gun that fits two of my kids has been particularly challenging.  My oldest daughter at the tender age of 13 is already 6-foot 4 inches tall but too willowy to hold the weight of a gun with the 16-inch stock she needs.  …

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MTAC Holster for VP9

Freeze has also switched to the HK VP9 as his CCW gun. His holster of choice is the MTAC hybrid holster made by Comp-Tac. It’s a Kydex shell mounted on a leather backing. Every person that I have ever run across that runs the MTAC swears it’s a very comfortable setup. But in disclosure, I have never tried one for …

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Fake Iraqi AK Rifles

Here’s another pro-tip for the home-gamers. Buy the gun, not the story. These are not “Iraqi AK’s”, dude. They aren’t. If you buy one, do so because you like it. Not because you bought into the story. And especially DON’T PAY MORE for the story. Inevitably when you go to get rid of it, or your decedents take possession of …

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VZ 58 Folding Stock DIY Modification

Freeze has had some VZ 58 parts kits for many years. When the Century VZ’s started showing up in county he was ready to go. One thing he has done is take some 550 para-cord and wrapped it around the VZ 58 folding stock. Which the folder is very convenient for storage, it basically sucks for actual shooting. Under recoil …

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Carry the Pistol You Want to Carry

Since I mentioned Glocks in a recent post, I have been getting some questions about what my preferred Glock is? My opinion is somewhat in the minority since it ISN’T the Glock 19. You see, I don’t have the smallest hands and I find the Glock 19 just a little too small for complete comfort grip-wise. And if I am …