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Honest Wear – Wilson Protector 

Andy A. sends over a 1911 with honest wear. —Editor Here’s my  carry Wilson. Been to Gunsite numerous times. Only time it’s malfunctioned has been with factory ball with bad (spotty-nonexistent) crimp. And [it] did not like Fiocchi 200-gr. JHP.   Just keep changing springs. Andy A.

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Detail Strip EDC X9 & X9L

First of all, let me just say the quality of this video is not up to our normal standards. I was working late and decided at the last minute to pull out the camera phone and show the detail strip procedure for the EDC X9L pistol.  I would imagine this also applies to the EDC X9, The EDC X9S, and …

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SHOK-Buff Change – 4000 Rds

Taking care of some old business.  I changed the SHOK-Buff in the EDC X9L at 4000 rounds.  Here are some up-close pics of the buff should you be interested.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-209: John Wayne Was Bald!?!?

Episode 209 of the John1911 Podcast: Youtube attacks us. Systemic non-compliance. The most famous samurai sword. Stolen Ferrari F50. NRA & BLM have same benefits apparently. Always watch the full body camera. Pelosi says no court packing. Listener questions.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The New Browning A5

Finally saw one of these new Browning A5’s in a shop. Figured it would be fun gun to play with. Of course it doesn’t use the original long recoil action of the original shotguns. But neat anyway. Then I saw the price. I could buy a real A5 for way less than that! Hard pass.  No… Crazy hard pass.    …

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Overcoming Trigger Freeze

So while focusing on mastering The Bill Drill, I started to notice some trigger freeze at speed. So in order to address that, and make it applicable to The Bill Drill, I m doing 6 shots, at 7 yards, on B-C Zone steel.  Obviously I want to hit the steel. I just am not that focused on such a tight …

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Vibration Kills

It’s not just the recoil.  It’s the carrying.  It’s the dry-firing.  It’s the daily 20 mile trip in the trunk.  It’s the expansion – contraction of hot-cold weather.  Use firearms even moderately seriously and you’ll be checking torque and screws on the regular. Why? Because the one time you don’t check? Damn thing will have walked!  Some dude named Murphy …

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John1911 Range Drone Pics

Officer Mike was playing with a drone while out at the facility last year. Here are some still images he took. I thought they were neat. I don’t know all the particulars of how SWAT teams use drones these days, but I have noticed they have them. —Editor     Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-208: His Dog Rides The Short Bus

Episode 208 of the John1911 Podcast is now live.   Biden’s Gun Control Executive Orders. MLB debacle. Getting ready for 2021 range maintenance. What’s wrong with NASCAR. Will the DOD release a M17A1? Freeze’s “very special” dog.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Single Stack Bill Drill Work

Yes, I am also shooting Bill Drills with the single stack 1911. Wilson Combat eXperior, 5”, 9mm, 1911.  Is this a, “great run”? No. Let me explain.  The Bill Drill at it’s “professional distances” is shot at 7 yards. 6 shots. Par is considered 3.5 seconds. 2.5 seconds is considered good.  But…and this is a big one. The unwritten rule …

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EDC X9L Bill Drill 2.29 Seconds

Working Bill Drills pretty hard lately. 7 yards. My goal is to hit 2 seconds or better. The good news is I have already identified an issue that is holding me back.  Weapon: EDC X9L Drill: Bill Drill. Distance: 7 yards. Holster: AIWB — not concealed.  Shots: 6. Time: 2.29 Seconds (Goal is 2)     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting …

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Rant – Coming Clean About Col. Jeff Cooper

Putting my feelings on the record since the #1 vector of attack regarding my Yaqui holster video; typically uses the false logic of, “derp derp Colonel Jeff Cooper derp derp”. Anyone making that argument is doing The Good Colonel a disservice. And quite literally betraying everything his legacy was supposed to stand for! Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — PTR-MP5

Ran into one of the new PTR MP-5’s while hitting various gun shops. Seems very interesting. My first impression is the word, “lite”. As in not heavy. Very lite.  I recall the real MP-5’s as being quite a bit heavier than this. Perhaps it was because of original lights and suppressors from HK? Dunno.  But this leaves a good first …

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Full Report — M17-M18 Safety Failures

There is a bulletin floating around various US Military commands about problems being seen with the new service pistol. In particular, they are seeing failures of the thumb safety mechanism.  If I read the report correctly, it appears the external thumb safety still functions, but an internal firing pin block is being sheared off somewhere around 5000 to 6000 rounds. …