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AN INTRODUCTION TO 3-GUN COMPETITION

AN INTRODUCTION TO 3-GUN COMPETITION I have a couple quick questions before we dive into a conversation. Are you looking for something new, exciting, and challenging? Do you have a pistol, shotgun, and semi-auto rifle sitting in the safe or an interest in getting them? If you answered yes to these questions then you might […]

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Recoil and the 1911

Recoil and the 1911 Recoil…action and reaction…is really no more than acceleration brought about by a force applied. The force generated by burning powder and expanding gases create pressure and directional movement of the gases. A force vector. These forces provide acceleration of both bullet and breechblock…which is essentially what the slide is. Force is […]

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Why polishing the feed ramp on a Government Model is a bad idea.

Why polishing the feed ramp on a Government Model is a bad idea. The first thing to understand is that the angles of the frame and barrel ramp…aka “Feed Ramp and Barrel Throat” are critical, with the former being the most critical. 31 degrees +30 minutes – zip. When we “lightly” polish we risk rolling…or […]

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Building the budget scout rifle I’ve always wanted.

    Building the budget scout rifle I’ve always wanted.   I have always loved the idea of a scout rifle. A light, quick handling rifle with low power optics chambered in a cartridge powerful and accurate enough to be effective out to 200-300 yards. The issue with most off the shelf scout rifles, is […]

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