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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 …

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Magazines in My Pocket

I have carried firearms daily longer than some of our readers have been alive. And unless I was working in some capacity that necessitated it, I generally don’t carry magazines in mag pouches. It’s an old school thought process. Back in the day, we didn’t have many of the magazine options like there are now. Especially for AIWB (What we …

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POTD — 408 CheyTac Bullet vs 308 Round

This photo was posted on the internet and it left an impression on me. I have never seen a 408 CheyTac in person, much less fired one. So I never appreciated just how large these bullets are. It appears the vender is shipping 408 CheyTac bullets in cases designed for loaded 308 rounds! Damn. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Update on Truck Gun Condition

Was doing some Spring Cleaning and figured some of you would like an update on my Truck Gun Project. Specifically condition. The PTR 91 GI (US copy of a HK 91 – G3) resides in the back of the pickup all year round. Being inside of a modern tennis bag, it gets zero notice. And I mean zero. No matter …

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Rumor that EF88 / F90 Coming to US Market

There is a rumor circulating out of the 2016 NRA meeting that Lithgow Arms, the maker of the latest version of the famous Steyr AUG rifle will be bringing them into the US. Overseas, these are known as the EF88 / F90 and are the current service rifle for the Australian military. They use the traditional Steyr AUG magazine, which …

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Brooklyn NY Wife Arrested Because of Deceased Husband’s Gun Collection

Looking at the pictures of the guns recovered, it would be fair to say that NYPD would not be thrilled in the slightest to know me, my friends, associates, customers, neighbors or fellow US Citizens. What am I getting at? NY State and NYC is not America anymore. It’s Western Europe. And only in places like Western Europe could you …

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Bundy Buddy Steals M2 Browning Machine-gun

Ok, so let’s be very clear here. A Bundy-in-Oregon sympathizer decides to take it upon himself to steal a M2 Browning Machine gun from a Class III dealer, obliterate the serial numbers off of it, and…do what exactly? Give it to the Bundy’s? Use it against whom exactly? Look, I get it. Many of us learned some valuable lessons about …

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How Not To Blow Up Your Blaser Rifle

Caliber change weapons seem very slick on paper. And in the right hands, they really offer some interesting options to the conscientious end user. But THAT’s the key. One of the reasons why the military and many law enforcement agencies don’t like to mess with caliber conversions is…it’s just one more damn thing that can and will go wrong. But …

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POTD — Stack of Lugers

Thought this was just a neat photo. A pile of Lugers. The fancy scroll-looking logo on the toggles of many of them stands for DWM: Deutsche Waffen and Munitionsfabriken. That translates as…German Weapons & Munitions. DWM isn’t the only maker of the Luger. There are multiple sources, but that is something for another article.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting …