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The Media Doesn’t Want to Stop School Shootings

This is worth watching. He makes a really good point about what we did after 9-11 and even the Department of Education has guards on the elevator! After one mass school shooting, we should have secured the schools. But you want to know a dirty little secret? And I hate to say it, but it’s as clear as the nose …

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EP87 – 45/70 Martini Returns, Line Throwing Cannons and Phantom Poopers

On this Episode of the John1911 Podcast   The custom 45/70 Martini-Henry returns. Franklin Armory update. Crazy Spiderman in NYC (Shhh…he’s not crazy) Remington subsonic line: 22,22mag,9,45,300blk, 308. Olympic Curlers busted for doping. Anti-gunner commits NFA felony, I bet he’ll skate. Freeze doesn’t want a line throwing cannon. Phantom Cul-De-Sac Pooper busted in CT. You gotta see her mug shot. …

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It Snowed on the Range Today

Washington and politics and the media are just too much some days. It’s at moments like this I appreciate the penultimate universal right of mankind: the freedom to be left alone… Marky Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Surefire X-Series Truck Gun Problem

In testing for the new truck gun configuration, I discovered a previously unrecognized problem with the setup. Specifically…when stored in the bag, the tail-cap levers are getting actuated and draining the batteries. Quite the surprise. And upon further thought, I’m lucky to have discovered this in testing. It is not outside the realm of possibility that this could have started …

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Podcast Rant -Franklin Armory Thoughts

Franklin Armory reached out and wanted a clarification about their protected IP. Which is fair. But that also gives me a chance to ask some rhetorical questions about the product as it sits now and going forward. Marky john1911.com ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Blaser LRS – CISM – UIT Magazines

An interesting development in the Blaser rifle world. A small custom shop known as Morlock Customs, out of California, is starting to make aftermarket products for the Blaser Tactical 2, LRS, LRS2, UIT and CISM line of rifles. Those who have been hurting for support from Germany will find his product line very interesting. His prices are on-par with Blaser …

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BSA Martini International MKII

This rifle popped up on our Facebook page this week and I wanted to share some backstory. As our regulars know, I have been a fan of biathlon for a while now. And this week, we all get a chance to watch biathlon on network TV at the Olympics. While the modern competitors use a 22 caliber rifle action called, …

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EP86 – CMP gets 1911s, Colt SP1 VTAC Drill, Remington Bankrupt

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast Remington declares bankruptcy. CMP gets first batch of 1911s. Gemtech sues S&W. Poacher eaten by Lions near Kruger SIG MCX in running for Army MP5 replacement. Colt SP1 performs VTAC 1-5 Drill. Crazy comic book Steyr-Hahn grips. Don’t put break INSIDE of hand guard. 3 Mile record shot. Yawn. Paster caught with bound …

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It’s Crazy How we Handle Crazy

I said this before I knew any facts about the Florida school shooter. I’ve said this in regards to multiple mass casualty attacks. And here it goes again. People can play the gotcha game and say, “we told the FBI”, “We warned YouTube”, “Everybody at school knew one day he would…” Then what? Seriously. Then what? What can the FBI …

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POTD – Glock 19x FDE

Officer Mike is trolling us. He randomly sent this over. Not sure if he’s flashing his resources or offering to let us try the Glock 19x? So what say you? Should we try to get Officer Mike’s Glock out on the range for some testing? Or is this just another in a long line of Glocks? Me? I can see …

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Drill – Colt SP1 – VTAC 1-5

This vid is really more of a test than something standalone. We are picking out a place on the farm where we can easily shoot shorter range drills in all weather conditions. Both rifle and pistol. Rifle: Colt SP1. 20” Barrel. GI trigger. 1970’s vintage. No forward assist. Drill: Viking Tactics (VTAC) 1-5. The setup for this drill seems to …

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The 5.56 FAL Argument

Right off the bat, I have to confess this video is more for my benefit than yours. Pretty consistently we receive drive-by comments about the 5.56 FAL that seem to be rooted in myth or Hollywood movies. So every time someone dumps on the 5.56 FAL, in lieu of recreating the argument from scratch, I’m going to link this video …

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Ep85 – M17 Troubles, Crazy Goose Hunt Accident, Hi-Power no More

On episode 85 of the John1911 Podcast   Freeze is building AR Pistol for his trunk gun. FN ceases production of Hi-Power pistol. Army having significant issues with M17 handgun. Man shoots goose. Goose crashes into shooter. Hawaii missile alert guy though attack was real. Polaris / Indian is eating Harley’s lunch. Historical truth about the Patriot missile battery. Alabama …

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POTD — Suppressed Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Just recently we shared some video of a staff member with his Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Well…our good friend, “Officer Mike” decided he wanted to jump in the game. He has offered to let us try out his Ruger 10/22 Takedown with integral suppressor. For our younger readers, that may not seem like such a big deal. But I lived in …

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Make it a Point to Shoot in Bad Weather

Today was scheduled to be a range day. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. But unless there is lightning, our range is operational. My point? Don’t look at inclement weather as a barrier to training; but instead, an opportunity. SCAR-16s. Two weapon mounted light configurations (WML). All the while “seasoning” some new mags for the upgraded truck gun project. Ammo was …