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POTD – Our Luger

I’ve never been interested in the Luger pistols. They are cool and I get the historical significance. And frankly 30 Luger doesn’t have a lot of appeal to me. But when a shooter-grade 9mm popped up, it was too good to pass on. During the 2016 year, we are committed to doing more stories and video with it. And for …

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WW1 Soldiers’ French Phrase Book

In my heart, I am always “looking”. Either for knowledge, experiences, information, answers and sometimes pirate treasure! Yes, really. If placed in a situation that doesn’t seem even remotely interesting or promising, I am willing to delve into it “one time”. It’s a habit I formed working. Spending many, many hours waiting for something to happen is probably the most …

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HK VP9 LE Suppressed

One of our regulars sent us some pictures from her gun range job. She was running a HK VP9 LE model suppressed. The last I checked, the threaded barrels for the VP9 are available. Amy reports the system works well, her boss shoots suppressed quite frequently and no issues with cheap 115g Winchester White Box. As of this writing she …

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Holy Grail Speed Loader — HKS S&W 547 9mm Luger

The S&W K-framed 547 is a rare revolver. It’s not super rare like some registered magnums, but uncommon. The reason being when these were made, they didn’t sell. Back then, nobody…and I mean…nobody…wanted a 9mm Revolver. Everybody wanted a magnum. Or at least a 38 Special. I consider it a small wonder that HKS even made a speed loader for …

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Enfield Clips & Their Markings

So Freeze was rummaging around his garage this week and found some old Enfield stripper clips. They seem pretty toasty but should function fine. Too bad they won’t work in an Ishapore 2A1 308 Enfield.   Anyway, there are two sets of separate markings one is “IV” the other is “K-B”. I assume those are maker’s marks? Anyone care to …

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Germany’s “Cabela’s”

On a recent hunting trip to Germany, I came across what can only be called the Deutschland equivalent of Cabela’s. Frankonia was stocked with everything one would expect from a European sporting goods store. Classic shooting stools, brass hunter’s horns and loden wool hats and garments were plentiful. Also plentiful were guns, including guns I really did not expect to …

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Fake Border Patrol Truck on US Side of Border

The regular media won’t publish stories about this nationally. Why? Nobody wants to discuss how out of control the organized crime problem is in Mexico. But the escape of “El Chapo” from the Mexican maximum penitentiary should be a clue. Consider something. How much money does it take to make fake US Government vehicles? And is there enough money in …

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Buy Magazines

In many ways I am a child of the 1990’s. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch since I was well into adulthood, but 1994 was a traumatic year. Some of “us” had heard about the pending AWB (Assault Weapons Ban) and restrictions, but…again being honest…most of my generation either weren’t political or didn’t think it could happen. I will never forget …

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Shrapnel Damaged 1911 from Battle of The Bulge

Some very interesting photographs have been circulating around the internet today. They purport to show a US Government issued Colt M1911 that was recovered from the, “Battle of the Bulge” area during WWII. Looking at the damage, two things immediately come to mind. The first being just how powerful large artillery really is. You can actually see the individual places …

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Backwards Primer Caught on Video

A few months ago I posted an image of a friend of mine getting some time in on steel. His first shot was a dud since the primer was loaded in backwards. Something that can happen on progressive presses. Yes, it was reloads. But I HAVE SEEN this happen with factory ammo as well. If you shoot long enough, you …

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Shooting In The Desert

The basic safety rules for shooting are: Treat every gun as if it were loaded. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. Be sure of your target and what is beyond. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.   Regardless of where you shoot, these rules remain constant. But if you’re shooting in the desert …