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Damn. I Need to Buy Scope Rings

Was hoping to be able to mount this scope with rings we have in the armory. Turns out, the Badger 1.125 high rings are just a hair too short. I mean just a hair. The bell just barely contacts the base. I could shim it, but just learned we have a standing credit with a vendor, so we’ll just cash …

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Behind the scenes: Remington 244 vs Winchester 243

This was recorded by accident during a cease fire. Turns out, the conversation was pretty interesting. Here’s why: Today, we see a big push in the PRS series for “better & better” 6mm rounds. 6×47, 6mmBR, 6CR. Turns out everything old is new again. Now I’m not saying these rounds don’t deliver. They do. But for my applications, 243/6mm is …

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Scoped Enfield

When I see images like this, it inevitably begets the question: What is your definition of sporterized? Is it a weapon that has been modified from it’s original configuration? Is it a weapon that was modified from a defined military configuration? Can a military weapon be considered sporterized if there is no formal adaptation by the military for that weapon? …

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Minigun Shoot

Sometimes Scott Mayer just sends me random stuff that he’s doing. From the looks of it, he seems to be hanging around some Mini-Guns. His note says that this particular weapon is only firing at half-speed of 3000 rounds per minute. —Marky, Editor   Scott Mayer www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Ep58 — John1911 Podcast

Episode 58 of the John1911 Podcast is live. A little tired this episode but we hash it out. 😉 Buying Milsurps from Russia and China. Can you tell wadcutters from blanks? Fugitive killed by cop car. US Gov planting M44 Cyanide bombs? Mexican Matador takes 11 inches! Couple Found dead from car modifications. Old Western Scrounger 1903A4 scopes. Google screws …

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Saudi Made HK G3 Rifle

This is perhaps the fanciest HK G3 style rifle I have ever seen. According to the display placards, it is a licensed Saudi copy of the venerable HK G3 rifle. Produced at the Al-Khardi Arsenal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was a “diplomatic” gift from Saudi General Mohammad Selah Hama, Chief of the General Staff to our Chairman of the …

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M202A1 FLASH— The Commando Bazooka

I have only seen this weapon twice in my life. The first was in a movie called The Commando starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as retired Army Colonel John Matrix. The second time was in the Spring of 2016 while viewing the private museum of a very prominent MILSURP collector. At the time, I only recognized it as, “The Commando Bazooka”. And …

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Two Cool Webley Revolvers

While visiting one of my regular FFL’s on other business, I happened to notice a man who was taking possession of two very interesting Webley Revolvers. Being that I don’t know much about Webley’s I took the chance to ask him about his pending purchases. As I understand it, these two revolvers are very unique. One is somewhat of a …

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Man Rams Parked SWAT Vehicle

In Cobb County Georgia, Brian Palusiak (33) decided to ram a parked Bearcat SWAT vehicle with his 2001 Ford Explorer. Here’s the deal. The SWAT truck wasn’t out on deployment. It was parked outside a local fire station. For the record, the Explorer was totaled. The Bearcat had a slightly bent fender and was completely operational. Palusiak was given the …

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Ross Rifle Stock Cracks

We talked about the Ross Rifle project in Episode 57 of the John1911 Podcast. Here is a teaser pic of one of the cracks. If you want to know more give it a listen.   Freeze john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video —My 2 o’clock Appointment

My schedule is electronic. People can add stuff to it as they see fit. I am still surprised when I occasionally move stuff back and block out a window, people will come to my office and try to steal it back. I don’t publish the content of every appointment on my calendar, but when I start blocking out time with …

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Ep57 John1911 Podcast

Episode 57 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. Unfortunately we get a little politics heavy, but I try my best to keep it fun, light, and on guns as much as possible:   911 Dispatcher busted with 600lbs of weed. SPAS-12 Project complete. Remington and Colt both have huge layoffs. Why yes, that is a SA-7 missile launcher behind …

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Situational Awareness — Option B

There is a phrase that has become very common in the firearms / self-defense community. It’s a phrase that I am sure many of you are familiar with, “Situational Awareness”. I read and hear that phrase dropped as the solution to just about any “tactical problem” or news story reporting something bad happening to innocent victims. Whether true or not! …