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Foster 1911 Frames

Saw these up at Camp Perry this past summer. Foster 1911 frames and parts for custom / personal builds. The price was compelling. And what really got my attention were the built-in mag-well and milled plunger-tube. Both significant upgrades to the 1911 platform. Anyone who has run a 1911 extensively will know what I mean when referencing plunger-tubes. Not only …

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80 Dollars For a Mirage Band?

With the 1000 yard range project coming along swimmingly, we will be stretching out some of our hotter rounds a little more frequently. And with that shooting, some heat. Specifically mirage. Both my Blaser R8 and Tactical 2 barrels come with threaded attachment points for mirage bands. Blaser branded mirage bands. And as you might well know, Blaser is German …

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Clark 460 Rowland Kits

I hadn’t thought about these kits in at least 15 years. And when I looked down at the table and saw the kits, I asked some folks with me if they knew what they were looking at? Crickets. Maybe it’s because they aren’t old 1911 guys, but damn! They made the kits for the Glock as well! I’m sure with …

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POTD — Wall of Powder

2017 Camp Perry has come and gone. While looking at some photos from the trip, I couldn’t help but notice this wall of powder. It was only a short few years ago when nobody could find powder and primers. Buy it now, folks. Because one day soon (sic), gun powder will be a racist, sexist, symbol of oppression and oligarchy. …

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My First Experience with the Scatt Trainer

While visiting Camp Perry this week, I ran across a setup that I had only seen on the internet. The Scatt Shooter Training System. A guy had it setup outside one of the buildings on vendor’s row. To my recollection, this setup is usually used by Olympic level shooters to not only record their shot, the entire sight-picture process, and …

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Jim Clark Bullseye 1911 – 38 Special

Camp Perry was a success for one incredible reason: I got to handle a personal firearm of one of the greatest pistol shooters to ever live: Jim Clark, Sr. But what is even more interesting is this talisman wasn’t hanging on a wall or under glass waiting to be fondled by a cotton-gloved, Gun-Jesus. Actually…it wasn’t even out for the …

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Trail Breaker At Camp Perry

I haven’t seen one of these types of bikes in 30 years. I didn’t know they still made them! Or perhaps started making them again? But there it was. On Vender’s Row. At Camp Perry. Staring me in the face. Brand. Spanking. New. Let me explain. Back in the day before we had modern dirt bikes, 4 wheelers and side-by-sides, …

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Armory Chat EP06: FN Military Collector M16A4

We’ve had some questions, and seen some questions comments, about the FN M16A4 Military Collector rifle recently. Decided to do a Armory Chat session to address some of these more common issues. Have to admit this wasn’t my best Armory Chat session. I was bouncing between 3 different devices, answer questions, and make sure I covered all the outstanding subjects. …

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Bolt-on Side Charging Handle

OK. Let me start off with a confession: I can’t believe I like this product. And I know as I am typing this many people reading this will be rolling their eyes muttering, “C’mon, Dude!”. And since you weren’t there, I sympathize. “There is no-way this product isn’t a gimmick”, is literally what I said out loud as I eye’d …

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Worst Deal Camp Perry 2016

So we swung by the Springfield shop during the 2016 National Matches at Camp Perry. And just like 2015, the super-crazy priced HK91 / G3 Magazines were still sitting there. You will note, we reported on these last year. Makes you wonder if they are really interested in selling them or just stock them as wall hangers? What I did …

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Osprey MK-36

While perusing vendor’s row during the National Matches at Camp Perry, I spotted a very, very, very unusual rifle: The Osprey MK-36. Apparently, the inventor decided to answer the age old question, “What would happen if in the middle of the night, a M-14 got out of it’s cage and ass-raped a M-16?” From what I have seen here, it …

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Don’t Tell Me This Isn’t a Service Rifle

A few months back, I had gotten into a little snit with a guy working the counter at Bud’s Guns in Lexington, Ky. I have mentioned the conversation on our podcast, but I haven’t really had a chance to discuss it here. I traveled down to Buds to take a look at the FN Military Collector M-16A4 copy. You can …

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Lightening The AR Trigger Pull

When I started on the NRA Technical Staff, AR-type rifles were just starting to show up at Camp Perry. It wasn’t easy for the AR because you had old school military armorers who were skilled at and more comfortable accurizing M14s, and really no one had much confidence in the little .223-caliber bullets of the time grouping tightly at 1,000 …

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M1 Carbine Paratrooper

I have spent a lot of time carrying heavy rifles up big hills. One doesn’t have to walk more than a few hours to appreciate smaller and lighter options. While I was at Camp Perry this summer, I ran into 3rd party, aftermarket M1 Carbine Paratrooper stocks: I have never personally owned a M1 Carbine and have very little experience …

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Daewoo KR-200 at Camp Perry

The Daewoo rifles. Where to begin? I have been looking at them for a while with the intention of picking one up. But my main issue is I don’t know enough about them to tell one from the other. Some are piston guns. Some are DI guns. Some take AK mags. Some have thumb-hole stocks for AWB compliance. In summary, …