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Import-Legal MPT-76

The Zenith MPT-76 shown at SHOT Show is an import legal version of Turkey’s newly designed replacement for their military service H&K G3 rifles–the MPT-76. The MPT-76 was heavily influenced by the AR family of rifles, but incorporates a short-stroke gas piston system. Other proprietary changes are incorporated to create one of the most robust and reliable military rifles on …

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LRB Arms M25 Rear Lug Receiver

LRB Arms had what it calls “the ultimate M14 receiver choice for long range accuracy.” It’s called the M25 and it has a rear lug that features a proprietary scope rail mounting system forged and machined right into the receiver. The addition of a rear lug enhances the accuracy potential of an already superior M14 platform and is welded in …

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Multi-Caliber AR Mag

One of the weakest links in the reliability of the Stoner system is the magazine. Modern synthetic mags have greatly improved the situation, but things still get weird when you try and make an AR feed rounds other than 5.56mm. This year at SHOT Show I saw what one company thinks might be a solution for feeding different cartridges in …

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Adjustable Ruger MKIII 22/45 Trigger

Tandemkross had a $35 “Victory” trigger upgrade for Ruger’s MKIII 22/45 pistol. It’s 100% adjustable for pretravel and overtravel and the lightweight skeletonized design has a flat face for better trigger control. The flat design allows shooters to pull straight back, instantly providing the ability to tell if you are pulling the trigger to the left or the right, plus …

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New From Weatherby

Of the new guns that Weatherby showed at SHOT Show, two stood out to me—the new Mark V Weathermark and the Element Synthetic. They stood out to me because when I think of Weatherby, I remember the flamboyant Monte Carlo stocks with wood inlays that were popular in Roy Weatherby’s time. Today, that quality of wood is not as abundantly …

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Derya 12-Gauge AR-15

There’s a lot to be said for having a detachable magazine on a shotgun used in competition or personal defense–they’re faster to load and you can switch ammo types quickly. At SHOT Show, Derya Arms showed what it’s calling the next generation of detachable magazine shotguns—the MK-10 VR-100 series. These semi-autos are very AR-15ish, and chambered for 12-gauge 2 3/4-inch …

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I Love Hookers

The original Skull Hooker is one of those positively simple but great ideas that let those of us with European-type skull mounts display them without having to permanently attach them to a panel. All you have to do is stick the end of the hook into the opening at the back of the skull for it to work. At SHOT …

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Civic Duty HP Ammunition

Speer’s “Flying Ashtray” was the handgun bullet to use “back in the day.” But since then, there have been some serious advancements made in creating handgun bullets that penetrate deeply and expand reliably. One of the new bullets I saw at SHOT is the Civic Duty from G2 Research and the expanded bullets look like the blades from a kitchen …

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Lever-Action Shotgun

With classic lever-action shotguns such as the Winchester Model 1887 being reproduced, you’re probably wondering why Adler Arms would show what looks like a lever-action Benelli. Well, you can’t own semi-autos everywhere, so this is probably nothing more than a work-around for shotgunners wanting additional capacity and faster follow-up shots. I didn’t actually get to handle this gun at SHOT, …

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Beautiful Opening Day 2015

As I type, I am sitting in the dark. With no power. And it’s zero degrees outside. Winter is fully upon us in these parts. I know many of you had your winter suspended because someone forgot to pay the, “Old-man-winter-tax”; but rest assured, tacticaltshirts’ winter dues are paid in full! I kid. To some, pictures from a beautiful opening …

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Ruger Enters the Suppressor Business

Scott Mayer just informed me that Ruger is now in the suppressor business. They have a Page describing their products and how to buy them. And they also just posted a Youtube Video showing how to clean a .22 variant. I expect to see more at SHOT Show next week.   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Old School Retention Holster

“I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m good once as I ever was.” Some days I feel like this. I’ve been around a long time. I have seen things come and go, and then come back around again. I have also seen technology and equipment drastically change as well. The advent of strong and cheap polymers is …

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Mounting a scope on Son-in-Law’s 10/22

Who doesn’t like a Ruger 10/22? We love ‘em! Now that deer season is over, Freeze has had some time to mess with some backlogged projects. One of them was mounting a scope on his SIL’s (Son-in-Law) Ruger 22. When I heard this was happening, I asked Freeze to post some pictures of his process and tools. Why? It’s a …

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Glock 19 Winner Darrel Hill -Colorado

The December 2015 giveaway winner has taken possession of his gun. A LE Trade in Glock 19 Generation 2. Congratulations to Darrell! Sorry for the delay in getting this information posted. Between our Christmas rush, the postman’s Christmas rush, and some issues with Darrell’s FFL, it just took longer than expected.   Stay tuned for our next giveaway. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com …