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EP76 – Range News, Our Ukraine Deal Revealed, Burrito Drones

Episode 76 of the John1911 Podcast is up.   Good news for the 1000 yard range. Having to look out for Indian Mounds. Grandpa Freeze kills family ground blind. Our Ukraine MILSURP deal is coming together. The RDS for the truck gun has finally died. Dana Loesh flees come due to threats. Arby’s brings back elk burgers. Shadow banning on …

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Laying out of Blaser R8 Calibers

This post is in response to a very direct question I received about the Blaser R8 system. Specifically the caliber change feature. The sender wanted to know two things. One, how does the caliber change work? And two, will the rifle accept, “match barrels”? This last question can put the reader in the trick bag so I must tread carefully. …

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Wanna Shoot My New Steel Targets?

While working on the new range, I took a break from trail cutting to play with some of the new steel that showed up this week. Rifle rated. Rated for 3000fps hits. My 9mm HK VP9 should be no problem, right? Well…I guess I should have read the instructions about putting the bases together. Because this is what we call, …

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Foster 1911 Frames

Saw these up at Camp Perry this past summer. Foster 1911 frames and parts for custom / personal builds. The price was compelling. And what really got my attention were the built-in mag-well and milled plunger-tube. Both significant upgrades to the 1911 platform. Anyone who has run a 1911 extensively will know what I mean when referencing plunger-tubes. Not only …

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Gen 5 Glock vs Gen 4 Glock

Officer M. loaned us his Gen 5 Glock 17 for this video. We stacked it up against a Gen 4 Glock 34 we had in the armory. Considering both pistols are supposed to be known for their triggers, I am surprised to say that I prefer the Gen 4 Model 34. Is a Gen 5 trigger really an upgrade compared …

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Accidentally Bought a BREN Parts Kit

Freeze and I were looking at an auction on a machine gun when the subject of BREN’s came up. We saw this deactivated / display gun at a crazy low price. I suspect it was being ignored since it was competing with functioning weapons. So at the minimum price, we figured what the hell? I’ll take it for that. So …

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Thompson Center Hawken

I was walking by my bar the other day and I looked up and noticed a little rust near the Lock on a T/C Hawken rifle hanging on the wall. Since I had to take it down to clean, I decided to take a few pics. Back in 2000 I was surfing some online traders and noticed a guy was …

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Random Tools For The Range

Once thing I anticipated earlier this year was the need to maintain a separate tool kit that was independent of the Armory and it’s workspaces. You see, even last year I knew the 1000 yard range wasn’t going to be on current Armory property. So while it is nice to have access to all the knick-knacks and fancy tools back …

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EP75 – Gen5 Glock is Here, Mad Max K31 and Scope Shaming Freeze

Episode 75 of the podcast is a little different. We recorded it in the truck on the way back from the range. Sorry for the delay. We will be back to our normal podcast pace this week.   Do we rent bulldozers or buy bulldozers? Gen 5 Glock vs the Gen 4 Death by misadventure Snake kills owner Penis collector …

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Blaser Position Shooting- New Range Test

When building new ranges, before you spend big money on hiring bulldozers, it is strongly advised that you actually spend some time shooting on them first. 1.How does the land fall? 2.Are there any bump ups? 3.What about morning and afternoon sun? 4.Any drainage issues? 5.Are you creating drainage issues? 6.Any natural backstops? 7.What’s behind backstop if something goes through? …

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American Eagle Luger

A while back perusing some pawn shops I ran across something I didn’t know existed. New production Luger pistols. At least in this case, “New Old Stock” since I believe they have been out of production for a number of years. Best I can tell these don’t have the greatest reputation for being reliable. And since we already have a …

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Video — They said you can’t…

Shoot steel cased ammo. Out of your good guns. Your precision guns. Your custom guns. So who exactly is, “they” anyway? Some self-appointed guru? The guy with 10,000 posts on some gun forum? Some “operator” named, “Fiddleback 1” from SEAL Team 47? Look. I get it. But in the shooting world there really are only 2 types of people: those …

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That New Gun Range Smell: Colt SP1

Freeze and I are setting up some new ranges for different projects. This was a test on one of our private access roads that also happens to have natural backstops from 50-200 yards. We need to do this to keep ancillary noise down when shooting drills on video. More to come. Rifle used: Colt SP1. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Beware The Gun Nerds

While Freeze and I were out checking deer stands this past weekend, we had the opportunity to talk about the state of the gun community in the U.S. We address a wide range of topics, but we also keep it real. My advice has always been the same since day one: If you have specific needs and the gun nerds …

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Conversation – GEN 5 Glock 17

It’s not too common that Freeze and I are in the same place at the same time. My fault. So I took this opportunity to show him the Gen 5 Glock 17 we still have on loan from, “Officer M.” Seems like a nice gun. The trigger is noticeably better than previous generations of Glocks. Would I drop previous generations …