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Rifles, handguns, shotguns and equipment

SHUSH!!! (Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing) Act

Most shooters are probably aware of the bill working through Congress to remove suppressors/silencers from National Firearms Act (NFA) restrictions and drop the $200 tax stamp and wait period from their purchase. Now a new pair of bills from Republicans … Continue reading

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Thompson Contender .30/30 Ackley Improved

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One Day, All Guns Will Have Threaded Barrels!

In my safe, anyway! When I first began my suppressor testing project, I badly wanted to try a “can” on a .45 auto. The only .45 ACP I had that would be suitable was the Para “Expert Carry” 1911, with … Continue reading

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Reflex Sight A New Option for Single Action Rugers

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Another Good German Revolver – Same Maker

I obviously think Sig Sauer is a heck of a gunmaker! The Sig P220 TB I recently acquired is a VERY good .45 ACP semi-auto, and the old Herter’s revolvers that were made back in the 1960’s by then J.P. … Continue reading

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Let There Be Sight! (Shooting Over Suppressors Made Easy)

Since I am more or less dedicating my Sig P220 .45 ACP to suppressor testing, the need for better sights than the excellent Sig factory night sights soon became apparent. The normal answer to this problem is “suppressor height” front … Continue reading

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Suppressing the .45 ACP?

Finally, I am ready to test-fire my Sig P220 .45 ACP suppressed, using the Ti-Rant .45 suppressor that worked pretty well with the .40 S&W cartridge fired from a Glock G23. For the initial test, I used American Eagle 230 … Continue reading

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AGREEING WITH THE US ARMY (sort of) – TESTING THE SIG SAUER P220 IN .45 ACP

For those who may not know, the US Army just awarded the contract for their “new” service pistol, choosing the Sig Sauer over the Glock submission to replace the Berreta 92 9mm that has been in use for several years. … Continue reading

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Suppressing the Glock 23, .40 S&W

The intro to this post is in the post – “Suppressor Do’s and Don’ts” , where I describe buying a Glock 23 in .40 S&W with a threaded barrel to use in testing a Ti-Rant M45 suppressor meant for the … Continue reading

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SUPPRESSOR DO’S AND DON’Ts

Life is not easy, for a boy named Sue – or who wants to write informative posts and articles about such things as suppressors. Certainly more difficult than, say embarking on a career as a product tester at a slinky … Continue reading

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