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Freeze Eyes the M16A4

Being a dyed in the wool MILSURP collector, I think this rifle ticks all the boxes for him. Modern enough for all the ergonomic benefits; but historically significant enough to be collectible.  The M16A4 is to the GWOT generation what the M16A1 was to the Vietnam generation. Hopefully some will understand why we traded for the ACOG?  It makes this …

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Video — My Argument for the Forward Assist

This is something I have thought for quite sometime. I have carried weapons as a hobby. I have carried weapons for sport. And I have carried weapons as part of my job. In the real world, stuff goes sideways. Major stuff. Minor stuff. I have never understood two aspects of the argument against the forward assist: One, why limit your …

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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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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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Episode 28 of the John1911 Podcast

Episode 28 of the John1911 Podcast. Scott Mayer is off hunting in Africa. 30,000 people argue with us about the Gorilla Shooting. Trip to Bud’s Guns to look at FN Military Collector Series. Facebook is listening to your cell phone microphones. Would you buy a stolen cannon for $1200? Carhartt Jacket stops NYPD hollow-point ammo.

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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, …