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#1 - Performing a Systems Check
What to do when the shooting slows down.
#3 - Sniper Practice
A day of precision shooting at the range.
#5 - Solving Accuracy Problems with Handloading
Roll your own to achieve better accuracy.
#2 - The Dreaded Doublefeed
Clearing a malfunction.
#4 - Vacation to Military Museums
Take a look at a collection of weapons past.
#6 - Cheap 9mm Ammo Accuracy
Testing the accuracy difference of cheap and expensive ammo.
#7 - Full Auto Shoot
A day at the range with machine guns.
#9 - Best Way to Clean a Shotgun
A twist on everyday gun cleaning.
#11 - World Class Gun Museum
A huge collection of firearms from around the world.
#13 - Shooting & Cleaning Corrosive Ammo
A primer on using corrosive ammo.
#15 - The .455 Webley Revolver
A day at the range with an uncommon revolver.
#17 - Great Firearms - The British SMLE
The rifle of the British Army from WWI/WWII.
#19 - Wolf .30 Carbine Ammo Evaluation
Testing cheap ammunition for the .30 carbine.
#21 - Accuracy of AR15 Ammo - Part 2
More ammunition testing for the AR15.
#23 - Cosmoline Removal
Instructions on how to clean up that dirty C&R.
#25 - Great Firearms - The CZ-52
A primer on a good European pistol.
#27 - Great Firearms - The Mosin Nagant
The fire breathing Mosin Nagant.
#29 - Simple Rifle Rack
Building a simple and attractive storage rack for rifles.
#31 - 7.62 X 51 Military Ball Accuracy
Testing an assortment of .308 military ammo.
#33 - Refinishing a 24/47 Mauser
Another refinishing project on a C&R.
#35 - Refinished Turkish Mauser
New look and how this Mauser performs.
#37 - Scoping a K-31
Single-point clamp-on mounting system, that does not mark the rifle in any way.
#39 - Refinishing a Sistema .45 ACP - Part 2
Sistema Model 1927 refinishing project.
#41 - Tiger Striping a Firearm
Another Sistema Model 1927 refinishing project.
#43 - Re-Using Ear Plugs
A way to save a little money.
#45 - Fixing Hammer Bite on a 1911
Quick and useful home gunsmitting project .
#47 - Cleaning a Semi-Auto Pistol
Some tips on how to properly clean and lubricate a semi-auto pistol.
#49 - Cleaning & Lubricating an AR15 Rifle
How to maintain an AR15 after shooting it.
#51 - Changing the Firing Pin Springs in C&R Rifles
Solving hang-fires and a lot of no-fires.
#53 - Great Firearms - The .44 Special
An old cartridge, but a good one.
#55 - Great Firearms - The Springfield M1A Rifle
The civilian copy of the M-14 military rifle.
#57 - Repairing a Split Stock
Fixing a stock crack and refinishing an old British Lithgow SMLE.
#59 - Great Firearms - The Tokarev Romanian 7.62 X 25 Pistol
The TT-33 pistol is now C&R qualified.
#61 - Thunder Ranch, Defensive Shotgun Class
A great school to learn about shotgun use.
#63 - Corking a Mosin Rifle to Improve Accuracy
How to accurize a Mosin using a piece of cork.
#65 - Building a Black Powder Pistol
1978, .45 cal, Philadelphia Derringer kit.
#67 - Great Firearms - The M-1 Carbine
Carbine version of the M-1 Garand rifle.
#69 - A Young Man Meets the 1911
A trip to the range with my stepson, Abel, to shoot a gun made in Heaven.
#71 - Great Firearms - M-1917 Enfield Rifle
The American Enfield, a great firearm.
#73 - Making Cheap Targets
Using a 1 1/4" stamp to make cheap targets at home.
#75 - Bedding a Rifle Stock
Bedding the action on these old rifles will usually tighten-up the grouping.
#77 - Interesting Firearms - The Winchester .30-30 Rifle
The great John Browning designed this rifle.
#79 - Tightening Up the Groups on an Old Rifle
Roll your own to achieve better accuracy #2
#81 - Refinishing a British #1 Mark 3 Enfield Rifle
Restoring a really beaten up old rifle.
#83 - Fighting With a Shotgun
Owning a shotgun is not the same as knowing how to fight with a shotgun.
#85 - Monarch 7.62 X 39 Ammo in an SKS
Different types of bullets and feeding issues.
#87 - Wolf .22 LR Accuracy
Wolf .22 Long Rifle Match ammo is some of the most accurate .22 ammo I've ever shot.
#89 - The Remington 700 Rifle
This bolt action rifle comes in an amazing array of models.
#91 - Let's Talk About Buckshot
How much does the shot in standard 2-3/4" 9-pellet 00 buckshot weight?
#93 - Took The Lovely Wife Shooting
Quarterly Requalification day for the wife.
#95 - Interesting Firearms - The Model 96 Swedish Mauser
In 6.5 X 55 Mauser, a very fine round.
#97 - Handloading the .303 British
Handloading for the .303 can be a challenge.
#99 - Moly Coating Rifle Bullets
Lubricating bullets to reduce the friction.
#101 - Met a Hero of Mine at the SHOT Show
Marine sniper Chuck Mawhinney.
#103 - Sizing and Lubricating Cast Lead Bullets
How to size and lubricate casted bullets.
#105 - The Remington Model 510 Targetmaster .22 Bolt Action Rifle
A lot to love about these fine old rifles.
#107 - A Custom Built Mauser
With a Weatherby barrel in .270 Winchester, a Mauser action and a custom stock.
#109 - Product Evaluation - Bullsbag Shooting Rests #1
Both Bench Rest and Field Rest versions.
#111 - Restoring an Old Shotgun
Iver Johnson Cycle Works, Champion 20 gauge.
#113 - The Polish Radom P-64 Pistol
A fine looking little C&R pistol.
#115 - Ruger Blackhawk Guarantee
Ruger's fine guarantee work.
#117 - The STG 556 Carbine
An American made carbine that looks a lot like a Steyr Aug.
#119 - The PTR-32 Carbine
A copy of the HK91 .308 rifle in 7.62 X 39 caliber.
#121 - Product Evaluation - Montie Tree Rifle Rest
Testing the rifle tree rest from Montie.
#123 - An Evaluation of the KelTec PMR-30 Pistol
The KelTec PMR-30 Pistol.
#125 - Interesting Firearms - The Remington SpeedMaster
The Remington Model 241 SpeedMaster.
#127 - Interesting Firearms - The Colt Cobra
An old school classic snub nose.
#129 - Interesting Firearms - The .30-40 Krag Carbine
A carbine with an action as smooth as butter.
#131 - Product Comparison - Keltec P-3AT Vs. Ruger LCP
A comparison on these pocket little guns.
#133 - The S&W Model 25-5 .45 Colt Revolver
A beautiful piece in .45 Long Colt.
#135 - The Remington 700 XCR Tactical Long Range Rifle
A super accurate .308.
#137 - LaRue Tactical Range Day 2011
Some pictures of the activities.
#139 - The Beretta Storm Carbine
A fine pistol caliber carbine that runs well and is easy to operate.
#141 - The KelTec PF-9 Pistol
How does this little pistol compare to the .380 version.
#143 - What Is the Best Weapon for Home Defense?
A Serious Discussion.
#145 - The Taurus PT 738 TCP .380 Semi Auto Pistol
A a very nice little pocket pistol.
#147 - Andrew’s Bear Rifle
Traditions Hawken muzzle loading rifle in .50 caliber.
#149 - Reloading Inexpensive Frangible Bullets
Testing Remington CTF Frangible Bullets.
#151 - Building an Affordable, Accurate Rifle
A Savage BVSS with a Leupold sight.
#153 - How to Develop Accurate Target Loads for a Rifle
Because only accurate rifles are interesting!
#155 - Tissue Paper Covered Flash Holes – Does It Matter?
Would this improve groups?
#157 - A Super Accurate .22 Rifle, The Savage Mark II BSEV
And a fine looking rifle to boot.
#159 - The 2013 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston
It was well worth the trip!
#8 - 5.56 Military Ammo Accuracy
Testing various types of military ammo.
#10 - AK Vs. AR - Some Observations
The two most popular rifle platforms.
#12 - Teaching a Lady to Shoot
Introducing the fairer sex to firearms.
#14 - The Shiloh Sharps .45-70 Long Range Exp.
Introduction to a true buffalo gun.
#16 - Great Firearms - The 9 X 18 Makarov
Introduction to a popular European cartridge.
#18 - Shooting Wolf steel-cased Ammo in an AR15
Is shooting this ammo safe for your weapon?
#20 - Accuracy International AE
A day at the range with a true sniper rifle.
#22 - Great Firearms - Ruger 10-22
An introduction to the most popular .22 rifle in America.
#24 - Homemade Target Stand
Instructions on an easy to build range accessory.
#26 - Great Firearms - Swiss K-31 Rifle
The straight-pull bolt action Swiss rifle.
#28 - Refinishing a US Savage Enfield Mk1 #4 SMLE
Refinishing project on a C&R.
#30 - The Smell of Cordite
What do they mean when they talk about "The Smell of Cordite"?
#32 - Refinishing an Old Rifle
Another refinishing project on a C&R.
#34 - 24/47 Mauser Range Report
Range report for the just refinished rifle.
#36 - Interesting Firearms - Saiga in 7.62 X 51
Saiga rifle modification project.
#38 - Refinishing a Sistema .45 ACP - Part 1
Sistema Model 1927 refinishing project.
#40 - Refinishing a Sistema .45 ACP - Range Report
Range report on the refinished Sistema 1927.
#42 - Battleship Texas, BB-35
The Texas was one of the last Dreadnoughts, built in 1914 and served in WWI.
#44 - Great Firearms - The Browning Hi Power
A look on JMB's 9mm marvel.
#46 - Cleaning and Lubricating a Revolver
Some tips on how to clean a revolver.
#48 - Cleaning a Rifle Barrel
Some tips on how to properly clean and lubricate a rifle barrel.
#50 - Cleaning & Lubricating an AK Rifle
How to maintain an AK after shooting it.
#52 - Parkerizing a Sistema
Another interesting Sistema Model 1927 refinishing project.
#54 - Great Firearms - Mosin Nagant Hexagonal Receiver
Early MN Russian rifle with an hex receiver.
#56 - Great Firearms - The Colt 1911 Gold Cup, National Match
Review of a 1911, Series 80, Mark IV, GC NM
#58 - Great Cartridges - The .41 Magnum
An in-between caliber that stand on its own.
#60 - Stripping a Stock with Easy-Off Oven Cleaner
Cleaning up a 91/30 Mosin Nagant stock.
#62 - Great Firearms - The M-1 Garand
"The greatest battle implement ever devised"
#64 - Great Firearms - The FN-FAL, The Right Arm of the Free World
The FN-FAL is a 7.62 X 51 NATO battle rifle.
#66 - Shooting a Black Powder Pistol
Range report on the Derringer kit.
#68 - Great Firearms - The 1903-A3 Springfield Rifle
The predecessor of the M-1 Garand rifle.
#70 - Great Firearms - The Johnson Rifle
Melvin Johnson designed rifle.
#72 - Great Firearms - The '98 Mauser Rifle
The 8 X 57 mm caliber German rifle.
#74 - The Five Sisters - Restoring Five M44 Mosin Rifles
Battlefield pick-ups are a fun project!
#76 - Interesting Firearms - The CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow
A very fine pistol, with target accuracy.
#78 - Interesting Cartridges - The .44 Magnum
The .44 Remington Magnum classic.
#80 - Inexpensive Red Dot Scopes
Testing a BSA and a SPOT red dot scopes.
#82 - Getting an Enfield Rifle to Shoot
Bedding the action to improve accuracy.
#84 - Glock Perfection
How do Glock pistols work and how to disassemble them for clean up.
#86 - The Newton Rifle
Mr. Newton made rifles in the early 1900s and designed them to his own specifications.
#88 - The Colt Python .357 Magnum Revolver
A fine pistol introduced in the mid 1950s.
#90 - Interesting Cast Bullet Situation
Cast bullets and a Sizer Lubricator.
#92 - How to Trim Rifle Brass
Bottle-necked rifle brass must be trimmed to a safe length.
#94 - Product Evaluation - Magnalube-G Grease
A great firearms lubricant.
#96 - Refinishing a Mosin 91/30
Refinishing project on three Mosin 91/30 C&R rifles.
#98 - Shooting a Rifle from a Benchrest
how to use a benchrest to sight-in a scope.
#100 - Interesting Firearms - The Ballester-Molina
Argentine copy of the Colt 1911.
#102 - Casting Lead Bullets
How to cast lead bullets for reloading.
#104 - Interesting Cartridges - The Mighty .357 Magnum
Hot loads in a .357 revolver.
#106 - Forensic Analysis, 1986 FBI Miami Firefight
Review of the book by W. French Anderson.
#108 - Wolf Gold, .32 ACP Ammo Evaluation
Review of FMJ .32 ACP Wolf Ammo.
#110 - Product Evaluation - Bullsbag Shooting Rests #2
Now for magazine-fed rifles and/or pistols.
#112 - The Ruger Blackhawk .30 Carbine
The caliber of the WWII M-1 .30 Carbine.
#114 - Product Evaluation - AR-Rest, Rifle Rest System
A portable gun rest, for shooting rifles.
#116 - Carter's First Birthday and His First Rifle
A Remington Model 512 .22 Repeater.
#118 - Cricket Chipmunk Pistol
Refinishing a Project Gun.
#120 - Old_Painless at the SHOT Show 2011
A pictorial Review of Shot Show 2011.
#122 - The North American Arms Mini Revolvers
Product Evaluation of the NAA Mini revolvers.
#124 - Interesting Firearms - The Kel-Tec RFB Carbine
A pictorial review of the Kel-Tec RFB Carbine.
#126 - Interesting Firearms - The 1873 Winchester Rifle
An old 1873 Winchester rifle in .32-20 caliber.
#128 - The Texas Ranger Museum
Interesting firearms from the Rangers and famous bandits.
#130 - Does Cleaning a .22 Rimfire Rifle Barrel Hurt Accuracy?
Let's find out!
#132 - The Springfield XDM-9 5.25 Pistol
A nice and big Match gun in 9mm.
#134 - The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
Ruger's new Scout rifle in .308 Rem.
#136 - An FAL Day at the Range and Some Winchester '73
Enjoying a fine day with the wife.
#138 - The Kel Tec Sub Rifle 2000
A fine little break-down rifle and a pleasure to shoot.
#140 - Jace’s First Range Trip
My eight year old grandson's first trip to the range.
#142 - The 2012 SHOT Show
A pictorial Review of Shot Show 2012.
#144 - The James River Armory 1903-A3
Review of this modern “restored” firearm.
#146 - The S&W Model 25-2, .45 ACP Revolver
An oldie but a goodie!
#148 - Product Evaluation - Trulock Shotgun Choke Tubes
Testing tubes on a Browning Invector Plus.
#150 - Solving a 9mm FMJ Reloading Mystery
Testing 9mm bullets by Montana Gold Bullets.
#152 - Does Polishing Media in Flash Holes Affect Accuracy?
Well, does it?
#154 - Wet Tumbling Brass for More Bling
It won't shoot any better, but I like it shiny.
#156 - The M-1 Carbine Is Not Accurate At 100 Yards
Let's see how accurate is this fine carbine.
#158 - Some Very Accurate .22 Ammunition
The Savage Mark II BSEV tests target ammo.
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