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Gemtech Integra – Still Chasing Function

Title says it all. Cheapammo sent over some Hornady Frontier 55g ammo for the Gemtech Integra.  It does run better. Which isn’t saying much. But it also appears that “maybe” I get less stoppages with PMAGS than with metal GI mags.  At this point I think it might be time to test 62g ammo. If it doesn’t settle down then? …

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Vortex Strike Eagle LPVO

I picked up new optics for the AR15 pistol. I was having a lot of issues with the Bushnell TRS-25 red dot; and decided that I had already invested way too much time on it. Needed something new and since I was going to replace it, I opted to go the direction of a LPVO scope. The red dots are …

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Thinking About a Sonic Cleaner

Since we are now running suppressors on AR’s, the need for a sonic cleaner has moved to the fore. One of the PD’s was nice enough to show me their setup.  The Armory is getting some upgrades and the electric for the cleaner and cleaning fan are installed. All we need to do now is pick something and installed the …

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They Underestimated Him

So…while traveling today, I had to go through the usual firearms check-in procedures.  At the counter was an employee who seemed like a helper. I say that since he was obviously special needs and had some physical, speech and possibly some mental challenges. But he was smart enough to know I was waiting on TSA to give my guns the …

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Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10: Resolution

Special note: Some minor audio issues with the popping since the wind was very high that day. 20+ mph.  So this is a chapter 2 video to the original, “Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10”.  The owner of the rifle has installed an adjustable gas-block which has given him the ability to control bolt speed. Additionally, while trying to diagnose the issue, he …

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Cracked Keepers Concealment Holster…Again

So…while getting changed to work out I took off my AIWB rig and set it on the bathroom counter.  It’s only then when the light hits it just right I see a big-ass crack on the trigger guard.  “Awww…Fuck!”, was the spontaneous utterance that is admissible in court.  I’d have to look it up. But this is the second Keepers …

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Ep: 158 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. 

  Gun drama in Virginia. Nobody cares about impeachment. HK upgrades VP9 Pistols for 2020. Colt selling tons of Pythons. Ferrari vs Lamborghini. Shelby Cobra vs Dodge Viper. Armslist FB & IG shut down.   Marky & Danny John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 46: Kinetic QD MLOK

Talking to Officer Mike about my GRS Ragnarok bipod woes, he suggested a solution I had never heard of: Kinetic QD MLOK.  Turns out I don’t need an expensive bipod to get the QD feature. I can snap the Kinetic rail into any MLOK slot and viola! Everything is rock solid.  Additionally, with the push of two buttons, the same …

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VP9 17rd Magazines & RDS Cuts

Well…this “new” Heckler & Koch business model that pays attention to the US market is coming at us fast.  First they made a US style mag release. (FYI, the paddle IS head and shoulders superior but a sign they listen). Second they came out with a VP9 Long Slide kit with O-ring. Third factory 20 round VP magazines.  Now? It’s …

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300WM Barrel Shot Out

Doc has been suspicious for over a year that his 300WM’s barrel is shot out.  The rifle: Remington 700 Sendero. Years owned: 22. Rounds fired: 1410.  Caliber: 300WM.  How can he tell? The rifle used to shoot 1/2MOA with his hand-loads. But over time, that has degraded. Not dramatically, but consistently. No big deal really.  But over the past year …

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Remington Model 1875 Single Action 

Also known as the “Improved Model Army Revolver” & the “Frontier Army”.   The 1875 Remington Improved Model Army was Remington’s first cartridge handgun designated to compete with Colt’s 1873 Revolver. Although they did not manage to get a military contract, the New Model or Improved Army did gain a lot of popularity with the public. They were a rugged …

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The Coyote Wars

Mike shares with us one of his recent Coyote culls. He doesn’t allow most pics to be published. But trust me, he is slaying these bad boys. The numbers they are pulling down just since the first of the year are impressive. But the hippies don’t want to know details, so the PD keeps it quiet. —Editor.      Officer …

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Primer Locks Up SCAR-20

This happened over the summer. While shooter was running handholds in his SCAR-20, the system jammed and couldn’t be cleared.  It had to be mortared to clear the live round in the chamber.  Ultimately we discovered that a loose primer had wedged itself into the mechanism. This caused the rifle to not fire since it was out of battery. Which …

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Zeroing Thermal Scope With Hand-Warmer 

Watching Doc and guest zero their pig guns. This shooter is setup with a thermal scope since most pig hunting is done at night.  I have zero experience with thermal and night vision so I thought the hand-warmer thing was a neat trick.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – 27 Feet of Chain

Well…if one is going to shoot the chain hanging targets? It’s incumbent on me to make sure we have enough chain stock on property to keep the rifle range running.  Whoops.  This is 27 feet of shame.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”