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POTD – Cleaning The Executive Elite

Like many of you, my first love was the 1911. And while I have since related the 1911 to second line work, I do enjoyed getting it out from time to time. So while mostly you will see me shooting a “plastic-fantastic”, I am a 1911 guy at heart. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video – HK VP9 Slow Motion

I was just playing with the slow motion camera while on the range. HK VP9 my CCW pistol.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Chocolate Stick Grenade – Potato Masher

I love the internet for reasons like this. If any of you are planning on getting me candy for my Easter Basket, I respectfully request that in lieu of eggs please send a chocolate stick grenade. As a matter of fact, going forward please send chocolate stick grenades for all occasions: Wedding, funerals, birthdays, condolences, Fridays, etc… Special mention goes …

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Setting Up Slide-Lock Reload Drills

I have two ways I generally setup reloading drills on pistols. My preferred way is to put a single round on one magazine and 2 rounds in another. The 2 rounder goes into my mag pouch, and he single goes into the pistol and then is chambered. Unholster and fire with a aimed hit. Slide locks, so strip out the …

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Magic Marker Rear Sight Blackout

I have a schizophrenic mind when it comes to night sights on handguns. I like my pistols to have tritium inserts for both front and rear sights. But I paint the front sight post bright orange and the take a black, permanent magic marker and blackout the rears. It’s weird. But let me explain. One, I believe the front sight …

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Adjustable Gas Blocks Are Awesome

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I never gave an adjustable gas block on an AR-15 much thought until I was forced to use one recently while evaluating an ArmaLite M-15 VSR Versatile Sporting Rifle. I’m not talking about the three-position blocks like on a Ruger. I’m talking about the ones that you fully close and then slowly …

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So I Forgot My Staple Gun

Thought I would share an unflattering story. I’ve been shooting quite a bit of steel and wanted to change it up. Need to focus more on accuracy. And my go-to drills for that are “Dot-Drills” or “Holes in Holes”. The dot drill is where I place some 1-inch circles on a IDPA target and practice keeping shots in the circles. …

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The Dardick Revolver

The cartridge on the left is one you will probably never see outside of a serious ammunition collection or gun show. It’s called a “tround” and was invented by David Dardick for his Dardick Series 1100, 1500, and 2000 double-action revolvers. Introduction was at the 1957 NRA Annual Meetings. Instead of a brass cartridge case, the tround was plastic. It …

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Yugo K98 Mauser ReHab

A while back we picked up a Yugoslavian K98 Mauser. It’s been collecting dust in the armory for awhile. Well since the weather is clearing up and shooting season is upon us, I thought I would drag it out and clean it up.   In this article are pictures of the rifle as we received it as well as the initial …

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Bitchin’ Betty is Cooler Than You

This story just writes itself. And maybe she isn’t “cooler than you”? But in the real world, the cool people don’t generally give a crap about such things. Which is what I love about it. I love that she is getting some credit. And I love the example her story is of how things really work. And how foolish some …

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Jamie Gilt Shot by 4 y/o Son

Have to be honest. Before this story broke about this incident, I had never heard of this woman. It seems she has been making a name for herself by promoting gun rights for women, moms, or kids or families or something? Not really sure. But she seems to be pro-gun and public about it. Which is great in my book. …

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So what is a Mountain Rifle?

A handy demonstration about rifle weight. Frankly, I think this is something that has really jumped the tracks in the US shooting community. We are starting to see “some” movement towards lightening up the AR rifles. Some. But the average American rifle is grossly overweight. Not technologically. But philosophically. The average American “tactical shooter” never carries a rifle farther than …