View Post

Mexican G3

This is a followup on the previous article about the privately owned Valmet in Mexico. Like most collectors, this person has a category that interests him. In his case, it is rifles chambered in 308 / 7.62×51.  Which is what lead him trade into the 308 Caliber Valmet to begin with. You can see pictures of that story by CLICKING …

View Post

Saudi Made HK G3 Rifle

This is perhaps the fanciest HK G3 style rifle I have ever seen. According to the display placards, it is a licensed Saudi copy of the venerable HK G3 rifle. Produced at the Al-Khardi Arsenal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was a “diplomatic” gift from Saudi General Mohammad Selah Hama, Chief of the General Staff to our Chairman of the …

View Post

How Not To Operate A HK-91

Saw this happen today at the range. A guy wanted to try out my PTR-91 truck gun? Sure, no problem. And in an effort to be respectful of another man’s gun, he babied it. And induced a malfunction. Here is a re-run of what I told him on how people need to run the HK/G3 roller-locked style rifles.     …

View Post

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 …

View Post

HK G3 – PTR 91 – HK 91 Magazines are Cheap

I practice what I preach. I lived through the Clinton AWB and was caught completely flat-footed. Like many of my peers. I swore that would never happen again. Never. When I buy a firearm, I am always considering magazines. Sometime back I picked up a PTR 91 GI as a truck gun. The price was good and I liked how …

View Post

Buyer Beware: The Worst Deal at Camp Perry 2015

As our regular readers know, we hit the National Matches up at Camp Perry every year. If you have never been, put it on your bucket list. The National Matches are the shooting sports equivalent of The Super Bowl. Civilian and military shooters from around the world show up to test their skills and catch up with old friends.   …

View Post

PTR Industries is Having Financial Issues

  It seems PTR Industries is having some kind of financial issues. The word is they are behind paying rent on a building they lease from their county government. I currently own a PTR 91 GI that was a special run for Gabe Suarez and highly recommend any GI PTR. The reason being, it is my understanding, that the GI …

View Post

Terror Attack in Tunisia and How a Civilian Can Be Prepared.

    Photographs of the Tunisian beach gunman either right before or during the attack. Witnesses say he hid his rifle in an umbrella. Included is a Sky News link below that shows a report from the scene. Pay special attention to how close it seems the shooter got to Western Tourists before opening fire. What are the chances you …

View Post

Switching Stocks on PTR 91 / G3

  When setting up the truck gun project, I purchased two aftermarket stock options. The first was a Choate folding stock, The second and much more expensive was a German Military telescoping stock. If you notice, this version has a larger than “normal” butt-plate. Not being a expert HK guy or milsurp collector, I can’t actually specify what the names …

View Post

Shooting – Testing the PTR 91 and 1897 Shotgun

It’s been a busy winter and spring is on us fast. I have a bunch of gun projects that have crept up on me. So I found myself with a few fee hours of off time and decided to shoot / test/ break-in some personal weapons. The first is a PTR 91 GI Model — An exact copy of a …