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POTD — FG42

It’s more than just a Picture of the Day. It’s multiple pictures, but when you are talking about a weapon as cool as the FG 42, one image is just not enough. For the record, I have never touched a FG 42 much less ever fired one. But there is that company in Texas making the reproductions that seem cool. …

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Man Injured in Hog Hunt

I was recently sent this photo since we posted about pig hunting in Texas. I don’t recall where the sender said it happened, but this is what the tusk of a wild pig can do to a human. To my thinking, the most dangerous thing that can happen in pig hunting is injuring an animal and having to go after …

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Pig Processing

One really neat thing about Freeze is his inherent proclivity to “do it myself”. If he’s being modest, he’ll always justify it by saying, “I’m a cheap bastard”. And while he doesn’t like to waste money, that isn’t really the driving force behind that trait. I suspect it’s something deeper. Freeze is actually a direct descendant of the original Mayflower …

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FN-15 Military Collector M16A4 At Buds

Over the holiday weekend, I had a chance to run over to Bud’s gun shop to do some window shopping. I did this for one specific gun. They have a “FN-15 M16A4 Military Collector” in stock. I’ve been eyeing these since they came out at SHOT. Actually truth be told, I have been eyeing all three of them: The A4, …

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Rare Japanese Rifles — Barn Find

This story just recently popped up in the milsurp circles. It seems some very rare, and cherry WWII Japanese rifles were recently discovered by a collector. It’s quite the tale. I didn’t even know there was “Mexican Type 38” rifle. The author claims fewer than 50 are known to exist today. If true, this seems like quite the find. I’m …

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Holland & Holland’s “Little” Big Bore

The .375 H&H cartridge was a total game changer when the British firm of Holland & Holland introduced it in 1912. It was one of the first “belted” cartridges, and probably rivals the .30-’06 when it comes to the number of factory and wildcat cartridges sired. Though the case has a shoulder, it headspaces on the belt, meaning that it’s …

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Video — This Is a Bad M&P Shield Holster

I hate buying new gear. I really do. Because we are just too damn busy actually shooting to be dicking around with new, untested stuff. So imagine my surprise when one of my goto-holster companies sent something so egregious, it is getting sent back. The point? At the end of the day, it is the USER who is responsible if …

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Memorial Day 2016

In observance of Memorial Day, all our social media will be going dark until 12:01am Tuesday.   Sincerely, Marky & Freeze www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Shooting a Gorilla with Your CCW Handgun

Imagine being a CCW holder being faced with this situation? Having to shoot a 400# gorilla with your pea-shooter handgun? Let me explain. There was an incident at a US based zoo. At a outdoor gorilla exhibit, a 4 year old boy was able to climb around, over, through, under the barricades and fall 12 feet into the gorilla enclosure. …

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How Forgings End Up As Guns

Thought this was a neat picture from the National Firearms Museum. In it you see forgings as they are shipped from the steel plant on the left. And on the right you see the completed components after they are “milled” from forgings into completed parts. What some don’t understand is firearms manufactures are not stupid. While they could mill finished …

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POTD – USMC 50 Caliber Barrett

The last time I was around one of these, I was face down in the dirt. A 50 Barrett was firing about 7 feet over my head, 75 yards to my rear. I was with another shooter at the time. That was quite the experience. The shooter of the Barrett was confirming zero at the request of a visiting Secret …

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Shooting People in the Back – The Tyrie Cuyler Shooting

Savannah, GA. Officers make contact with suspect during a traffic stop. Suspect surreptitiously pulls his handgun (6-shot revolver) and shoots two officers almost instantly. We are looking at the action / reaction curve which is almost impossible to beat. Big Point One: People reading this article should consider getting some professional training on the realities of the action – reaction …