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SHS-27: Excell Shotgun (Benelli clone)

So what we have here is very interesting shotgun. Especially for the price. In essence it is a clone of a very expensive Benelli semi automatic, tactical shotgun.  “So what?”, you ask.  Here’s the kicker. It’s significantly cheaper than a Benelli. As in a fraction of the price. Literally a fraction. Have your interest yet? The specs: 12 gauge,  semi …

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POTD – Browning BDM Standard Capacity Magazine

There. Found a standard capacity magazine for the Browning BDA 9mm Pistol. #john1911 #browning #browningbda #9mm #guns #pistol #standardcapacity #oldschoolcool #referencecollection #guncollection       Marky  www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS-26: Second Chance Glock 22

So…how to even begin. It’s a Glock. Model 22. 40 caliber. Beyond that I’ll have to leave it up to the next owner.  Enjoy the video. I took some liberties. No harm, no foul. I imagine the market will dispose of this example accordingly.      If you wish to contact this FFL about this pistol, click here: john1911.com/second-hand-showcase-inquiry/   …

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EP104 – Chicago Schützen Season is in, Valmet Deal, 3D Guns Are BS

This is a much longer than normal episode. But we cover quite a bit.   The Chicago Shooting Season is in full swing. Rifle Range Tower Alternatives. East Coast Facility Construction Moves Up. Why Apple didn’t wipe the Alex Jones App. We missed out on a sweet Valmet auction. Kneeling – Dallas Cowboys vs The World? NASCAR CEO is a …

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CZ 452 – A Very Accurate Rifle

Sometimes the subject comes up, “What’s my favorite all around 22 rifle?” For me, it’s the CZ 452? It’s small and handy enough to teach kids on it. It’s light enough to hunt small game with. And it’s accurate enough to win any weekend grudge match.    Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Re-Organizing Rifle Racks

So…we are expanding some rifle racks on another part of the armory. So this self needs to double up while this is happening.        Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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WWII 1911 Training Standards

With all the high speed, low drag training facilities and “Operator /Experts” out there. It’s good to take a step back in time and see where it all started.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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USS America CV-66 SINKEX

A photograph has been making the rounds for a few days. It’s an image of the EX-USS America during it’s SINKEX event back in 2005. Initially the photo was being reported as a “new” unclassified image from the Navy’s very secret report. However after some research, it appears the photo has been in the public domain for some years. I …

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The Bernardelli is Roached

Ok. I’ve been holding these pics back for a few days. I wasn’t sure how best to present them. After some thought, I just figured a gonzo album of the madness is best. Why beat around the bush? This Bernardelli P.One Pistol is in rough, rough shape.  What we know. It was sold to Israel as a police handgun. Eventually …

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GSG MP40

I have been eyeing these from afar for a while and I finally ran across one in a retail establishment. My main interest is not in using it as a pistol, but instead SBR’ing it. But I had some reservations.  Street price? Quality? Ease of SBR’ing.  I don’t have any definitive  answers yet. But I will say that my initial …

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Bernardelli P.ONE – P018 Takedown

How to Takedown and reassemble a Bernardelli P.One Pistol. And from what I can tell, a P018 pistol as well.  Points of interest. The slide-stop is the initial part that needs to be removed. Once you have the pin in the correct location to push it, it is still retained with some force. Much more than what American shooters are …

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Camp Perry is Dead

As much as it pains me to write these words, there is no denying it anymore. Camp Perry fell apart for us during the 2017 season. And we were told by officials it was because they had moved the match dates. But no worries, 2018 would be back on track.  That is not the case. Camp Perry has suffered the …

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SHS 25 – Winchester 12 Shotgun 

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, I have found what I think might be a good project gun. An old Winchester Model 12 hunting shotgun. Perhaps this might make a good project gun if we can get it for a good price? Specifically converting it to a riot-gun configuration. Translation: cut it to 18-20 inches.  Here are the …

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EP103 – 600 yard range, Winning big at auction, Donkey Zebra

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast: We scored at a Firearms Auction. The 600 yard range is functional. The NFL professional suicide. “Russian actors” guard Trump’s star. Walther P1 with bonus magazine. Getting a deal on a Duck Boat? Donkey painted like a Zebra. Bernardelli pistol is roached. Freeze can turn on an Xbox. The “9th Circus” affirms CCW! …

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Mossberg 500 Hunting Setup

Our regulars know we are Mossberg fans. Some folks have key’ed in on the fact I’ve been hunting with one Mossberg or another for well over 30 years. So instead of answering the same questions over and over again via email, I thought it was time to set the record straight on video. Here are all my primary hunting shotguns. …