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Episode-1487- Ian McCollum on Military Surplus Rifles and More

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Ian McCollum is a firearms writer and researcher specializing in arms from the 1880s to the 1950s or so.  He is interested in the mechanical details of different firearms designs as well as their use in practical field situations.  Ian has run a web site on these guns called Forgotten Weapons for about 4 years, and his work has appeared in publications including Gun Digest and the Canadian Press.

Ian has just recently released the first episode of his new project, InRange TV – an online TV-style show focusing on interesting factual and detailed content, without the drama and BS that is endemic to gun programs on cable TV.

He joins us today to discuss how older guns can be just as good as the modern AR-15 while costing less and looking better.  We start out with what Ian feels is the current best deal in old military arms for long range shooting.  We then discuss how shooting skills translate from one type of gun to another.

We continue with some of the best ways to improve your shooting skills and have a discussion as to is the AR15 really even a “modern firearm” at all and have we gotten out of hand with accessories, add ons, etc.  We finish up with why Ian feels that all gun-related shows on cable TV so horrendously dumb and why Internet Television may be the answer to better gun related video content.

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Episode-1235- Fun, Cheap and Easy Gun Projects and Tricks

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Build Your Own M1 Dummy Mag for the 10/22

Okay guys and gals, October has kicked my butt.  First 10 days in Colorado, then the seminar at my homestead, then the earthworks course in Louisiana.  I need a fun and easy show and I bet with all the crap going on with the government, the economy and other things many of you do too.

Today I am going to discuss some cool gun projects you can do and exactly how to do them.  None require any advanced gunsmithing knowledge or master wood working skills to do.

We will also discuss some cool and easy to install accessories and where to get them and why they are actually worth having.  A little bit on reloading, including my special 44 Mag “quiet load” and even a tiny bit of airsoft shooting.

This should be a fun show, it won’t be a 100% how to show but it will give you a ton of fun projects, let you know what is possible and get you thinking.  It may also give you a few projects for those long winter nights when many of us get a bit of cabin fever in January and February.  It sounds crazy but those days are just around the corner.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • The easiest money saver, rehabbing old break action shotguns
  • The “rubber washer trick” with the NEF/H&R break action rifle
  • Conversion of the NEF to 357 max or “k-hornet”
  • Getting started reloading with the “lee loader” it fits in a shirt pocket
  • The 22 LR “flat point” jig
  • Restoration of Military Surplus Arms (without ruining them)
  • Turning a mosin nagant into a “scout rifle”
  • Creating in stock survival kits
  • Starting a fire with a rifle
  • Cut shells for the shot gun (slugs on demand)
  • Convert a 10/22 to an M1 Carbine Clone
  • Build a black powder rifle from a kit
  • Build a “survival sling” from leather or paracord
  • Loads so quite you don’t need a suppressor
  • Build simple “airsoft” reactive targets for cheap or suburban practice

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1053- Ian McCollum of ForgottenWeapons.com

The Most Lethal Tricycle of All Time, a Great Example of a Forgotten Weapon.

Ian McCollum grew up around his father’s extensive collection of WWII Japanese rifles, and early on developed an appreciation for historically interesting old guns.

His gun collecting began in earnest after leaving college, and expanded into an interest in building guns and studying rare and unusual designs in museums and private collections worldwide.

Today he shares his passion for old military guns specifically many of them that have been lost to the annals of history on his blog called, ForgottenWeapons.com Ian blogs 6 times a week reviewing guns, historical reference books and posts some incredible old photography as well.

He joins us today to discuss surplus firearms and NFA weapons.  We also discuss a bit about current proposed gun legislation and the damage it could do to both historical weapons and the modern gun industry.

Join Ian and I Today as we Discuss…

  • The process for legally buying a machine gun
  • “Cleaning a gun after using corrosive surplus ammo
  • Do NFA weapons have a practical use for the modern survivalist
  • When are surplus military guns preferable to new-production civilian guns
  • Should I get an AR or AK? (answer: it doesn’t matter)
  • Some of the great current values in military surplus rifles right now
  • The good and bad of getting a C&R license
  • Why you should never look at cheap surplus weapons and think they will stay that way
  • Why preserving firearms history is so important
  • Why many guns considered to be of “poor quality” are actually of great quality

Resources for today’s show

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Episode-509- Listener Feedback 9-13-10

Well today is listener feedback Monday and we have some great questions, tips and articles submitted by listeners to discuss today.  Remember to have your question or story featured email jack at thesurvivalpodcast dot com with the words “question for jack” in the subject line.  Today I have audience questions on permaculture design, surplus firearms, the state of our economy, China’s economic endgame and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • A man is in trouble for growing to many vegetables WTF?
  • Thoughts on being a land lord the good, bad and ugly (it ain’t for me but might be for you)
  • Why I recommend cardboard over newspaper as a under mulch barrier in the garden
  • Would I hire and pay a permaculture designer, yes and I tell you why
  • A listener gives us feedback on great service from ShelfReliance.com
  • China begins unloading US Treasuries and what I think no one is seeing just yet
  • A listener grows Paw Paws to production from seed in only four years!
  • How to get cosmoline off that old surplus rifle especially out of the wood
  • Thoughts on prepping for the soon to be married, focus on the marriage not the wedding

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-304- Audience Questions 10-27-09

After being preempted by the weather yesterday we are doing today’s show on listener questions.  Tune in today as we answer questions about surplus firearms, buying land, keeping and investing in silver, potential bank runs, alcohol as a gas and more.

Today I also tell you about an article I read on Lew Rockwell about coming food shortages and why food producing land will be one of the most valuable commodities in the coming future. The article is aptly titled “Food Will Never Be So Cheap Again“.

Resources for today’s show…

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