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    I recently got a note from my friend Doug asking me about the NAA revolvers. He said that he and a bunch of other guys had them and liked them and they were having a discussion on the NAA Forum about how well these little pistols worked. He also said, "If these minis are gaining popularity as an...
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    Tman and I went to the range today and I brought an example of the two systems to shoot. I will make some observations regarding the systems, but probably not solve the debate. These are the rifles. The top rifle is my vintage AR-15 like the one I carried at Fort Polk in Basic Training back...
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    Last week Tman and I went to Oklahoma to visit some military museums. We had heard about a gun museum called the "J. M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum" and it was supposed to be "pretty good". We were amazed! This is Tman at the front. Mr. Davis collected firearms for 78 years. He owned a...
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    A friend from AR15.comrecently sent me a note and said, "Please send me a copy of your C&R License, as I have something for you." I did, and he sent me a Christmas present. Here it is. And here. It is a Ballester-Molina (sometimes called the Ballerina Molester by gun nuts), in .45 ACP...
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    I just got back from the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun and I walked about a hundred miles. I always enjoy looking at all the guns and stuff, but I will freely admit that I also enjoy looking for "celebrities" as I walk around the show. This year, we looked at a reproduction of a...
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    In 1970, I went to work as a Patrolman at the Port Arthur, Texas, Police Department. I was issued uniforms and a Sam Brown pistol belt with all the accessories. Lt. Spradlin loaned me a Model 10 Smith & Wesson .38 Special pistol until I could buy one of my own. He also issued me eighteen...
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    I have an old .22 rifle that I have had for a long time. I believe I paid about $20 for it many years ago. It was in pretty rough shape, with the stock all beat up and most of the stock finish gone. But although it was an ugly duckling, I kind of like ugly ducklings, as I like to turn them into...
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    A recent thread on AR15.com that discussed the Miami firefight caused me to want to know more about this important firefight. So, I ordered the book, Forensic Analysis of the April 11, 1986, FBI Firefight, by W. French Anderson, M.D. I took the book with me on the recent flight to Las Vegas to...
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    I guess every man has someone that they looked up to when they were a kid. I greatly admired my Uncle Jack. I wanted to be just like him when I grew up. He is still with us, and is 86 years old. Except for being almost deaf, he is in great physical shape, and I bet he could still wrestle me to...
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    This will be a short report, because there isn't much to say. Here is the pistol. It is a KelTec P-32, which fires the .32 ACP cartridge. The reason for this pistol is that it is very small and can be carried very easily. It is usually used as a Back Up Gun (BUG). It is not anywhere close...
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    At the last SHOT Show, I looked at some Bullsbag shooting rests. I spoke with one of their reps and he told me about how the bags worked. He asked me if I would be interested in doing a product evaluation on the bags. I told him I would be glad to do so, but warned him that I would only tell...
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    In part one we looked at a couple of bags that can be used for rifles. In this one, we will be looking at a bag that is used for magazine-fed rifles and/or pistols. This is the X7 Bullsbag Advantage system. The "X7 Shooting Rest Complete SYSTEM (7 Bag Set) (Filled)", costs $162.95. It weighs...
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    I recently took my stepson Abel out to shoot shotguns, as he had never shot a shotgun at an aerial target before. We had fun, but the double barreled shotgun he was using was kind of heavy for him. I decided I'd be on the lookout for a nice 20 gauge single shot for his first shotgun. I went to...
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    My good buddy Tman and I like to visit military museums and gun collections. Tman's wife hates museums, so she is glad for me to take him on these trips. First we visited the campus of Texas A&M University to see the gun collection at the Cadet Center. We had heard about it for years, but had...
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    In part one, we cast some bullets. They were 510 grain .45-70 bullets with a groove for a gas check. Today I will show how we size and lubricate the bullets for reloading. The bullets drop from the mold slightly larger in diameter than needed. This is to allow them to be swedged down to the...
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    I have had some friends ask me about how to go about casting lead bullets. So, today I cast some and took some pictures and thought I'd show you how it's done. First, you might wonder why a person would want to go to the trouble to cast lead bullets. Some folks do it to save a little money, as...
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    Some of you younger shooters may have never even heard of "corrosive ammo". Ammo made before around mid-1950 used primers with mercuric salts in the priming compound in the primers. Upon firing this ammo, these corrosive salts were deposited all inside the barrel of the weapon. If these salts...
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    One of the truly great military firearms has to be the British SMLE (Short Magazine Lee Enfield) .303 Rifle. This rifle was the mainstay of the British army for more years than most other rifles ever approach. It served from the First World War through the Second, and did so with honor. I...
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    I learned these techniques while attending Thunder Ranch. It is an excellent school and I would recommend it to anyone interested. In a gunfight, you may find yourself in a "lull" when the action has stopped. It may began again, without notice. In the mean time, you would want to do a "Tactical...
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    In my continuing struggle to present worthwhile subjects, I will teach you fellows how to clean a shotgun. First, make sure that it is empty. Then remove the barrel. Put the rest of the shotgun away. Spray WD-40 down the barrel. Do it from both ends. Scrub the barrel with a bore...
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