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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 …

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Ground Blind Hunting — by Freezer Meat

With early archery season just a few week away I thought I would talk a bit about how you can enjoy harvesting deer from the ground. Most hunter use some type of tree stand system and while that may be the preferred way to hunt deer, its not the only way to hunt deer. I hunt out of a tree …

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Boresighting CZ 452

It seems I have more .22 competition coming. After posting the pics of our friends Kimber CMP rifle, Freeze has decided to pull out his CZ 452 and get it ready for some trash talking as well. The rumor is quality bourbon is at stake. I best get cracking on the Winchester 52 project.     You know Freeze is …

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Casting Bullets — By Scott Mayer

It’s Past Time To Start Casting Your Bullets Growing up I was captivated by the accounts of the late Col. Harrison and his experiments with cast bullets in high-power centerfire rifles. Performance there is tough to accomplish, but for handgunners the bar is set much lower and with ammo still being scarce and expensive, you really should consider setting up …

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Bolt on Rail Body for 1911

Like many of you, I have seen stories about these bolt-on rail-body kits (Recover Tactical) for 1911s. I have never given them much mind. As a tried and true 1911 guy, I am impressed by the idea of yet another aftermarket product for a 100 year old design. The images you see here are of a model I found on …