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Bayonet Lug Install PTR-91

A few weeks back, we realized that an old armory project was long overdue. Actually two projects. The first was to reconfigure the PTR-91 truck gun back to it’s factory stock. The second was to install an original G3 bayonet-lug and bayonet. In short, convert it to a standard military configuration and then place it back into the reference collection. …

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Truck Gun Glamor Shots – PTR-91 Retires

I have hinted around about this for a few weeks and in some private messages. After careful consideration I have decided to pull the PTR from truck-gun duty and check it back into the armory. It will then be checked out on a per-project basis. Why am I doing this? The answer is really simple, we have been in the …

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American Mag Release on PTR Rifle Sucks

This has been coming for awhile but I have finally reached a turning point on the subject: The push-button mag release on the PTR-91 rifle sucks rocks. Like many American shooters it is easy to default to a mag-button setup since that is the current industry standard. But the design of the HK91 / G3 style mag well in conjunction …

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POTD — Long Guns Checked Into Armory

All my working long-guns are checked back in the armory. It’s rare for them all to be together. Some may be disappointed by the selections since we have so many more interesting rifles in the reference collection. But to get the job done, things aren’t that hard: Mossberg 590 / 500. SCAR-16. PTR-GI. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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.     …

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Winter Maintenance Cleaning – PTR 91

Have to admit, thoroughly cleaning HK roller-locked style rifles isn’t my favorite chore. It’s the fact that the barrel and trunnion sit so deep inside the folded upper, I have to work extra hard to make sure everything is 100% clean. This time isn’t so bad. The rifle is not fouled up from shooting. Just been riding around in the …

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I don’t hand load the PTR 91

I could also title this article, “I don’t hand load the HK91” but I like to be specific. It’s a PTR 91 GI Model, that is a really good copy of the HK91 battle rifle. Many know I carry this rifle as a “truck gun”. What I lose in manual of arms and appropriateness for the CQB role, I pickup …

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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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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 …

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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.   …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …