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American Made RPG: The PSRL-1

Texas based AirTronicUSA is now making a RPG-7 variant called the PSRL1. PSRL stands for Precision-Shoulder Fired-Rocket-Launcher. In appropriation slang, it is called the RPG-7USA.  Currently we supply these weapons to the Government of Ukraine for use against the, “Little Green Men” in the east. I also suspect we supply these to other allied governments that use “non-standard” weapons. Non-standard …

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SHS 06: Kimber K6s Revolver

I’ve been keeping an eye out for one of these new Kimber revolvers. And I have to say, I am not disappointed. The build quality seems very, very high. Seriously, if you are an old school revolver guy, I dare say you will be quite pleased to fondle a K6.   This particular example is the K6s. The “s” meaning …

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Can I use my MILSURP Sniper in a Class?

This question came in recently. I suspect it was prompted by the decision to get Freeze into a modern bolt action rifle for use out to longer ranges.  The first question that needs to be asked when something like this comes up is, “What is YOUR definition of long range?”. I point this out since invariably you will see some …

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VP9 Frames For Sale. How Does This Happen?

Since we run VP’s as daily CCW guns, staff is always on the lookout for VP9 products, parts, holsters, etc.  So when this popped up in an e-mail, I was left scratching my head. There seem to be some VP slides and frames for sale on the secondary market.  How does this happen?  My first thought is someone Kaboom’ed a …

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SHS 04: WWI 1911 Pistol

Up next in the Second Hand Showcase series is a WWI issued, Colt produced, M1911. Manufacture date is 1918. The finish appears original and has appropriate patina.  With the 100 year anniversary of the United States entering The Great War / WWI; there has been an uptick in interest in models from this era. What makes them somewhat uncommon is …

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5 Seconds is a Long Time

In the snow.  Draw concealed.  New cover garment.  5 second par time.  5-10-15-20-25-30 yards.  B/C zone IPSC target    Target note: we have this set at 35 degrees so it’s shorter on the vertical than a flat steel target.  https://sitargets.com/product/extreme-angle-rifle-pistol-target-t-post-mount/   IMO, this drill accomplishes quite a bit.  -Draw concealed. -Draw under time pressure. -Implementing Speed vs Accuracy -Distance Shooting  …

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POTD – The Unglamorous side of sniping

#sniper #USarmy #snakeproblems #ar #reallife #Ishityounot #rightofway #yougottabeshittingme #ohhellno #dontmove #yikes #eglinAFB #swamppeople #snipershide #hidesite #blacksnake #youarenotalone #doeshehavefriends      A southern black racer snake slithers across the rifle barrel held by junior Army National Guard sniper Pfc. William Snyder as he practices woodland stalking in a camouflaged ghillie suit during a 1-173 Infantry training exercise at Eglin Air Force …

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SHS 03: Cobray M11

SHS 03: Cobray M11 In this episode of the second hand showcase we feature a gun that was almost mythological in the 1980s: the Cobray M11.  This gun is in the used showcase at a store in southern Ohio. While this type of firearm isn’t normally respected among the cool kids in the Firemans community; the fact is weapons like …

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Buffalo Bill Museum – My Greatest Regret

It’s been quite some time since I took this video. Near the entrance of the firearms museum were a couple of “shoot-em-up” games.  At the time, my visit was “way too serious” for such child’s play. But every time I look at pics from the trip, I longingly wish I had that decision to make again. Only different.  My advice …

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EP92 – A better T91 Upper, mugshots, David Jewberg scandle

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   Freeze is building a workbench for a new video series. AR Pistol parts show up. Second Hand Showcase Video update and preview. A better and lighter T91 upper. Dropping a shipping container on new range. Russian woman embalmed alive. The US bombs Syria. The “David Jewberg” fake military analyst. Great mug shots. …

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Update on the AR Pistol build. 

Today I received the LPK (Lower Parts Kit) that I ordered as well as a buffer tube assembly and a KAK Shockwave Blade arm brace. I splurged and added a “tactical” ambi sling plate since I do plan on using a sling. Next item on the list is a lower and a BCG.        Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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CMMG Banshee & DefCan

The new one in my armory. 45 ACP SBR with can. Just a loaner, but fun as hell! One of my [FRIENDS] has the pistol in the same chambering, so we’re going to do companion articles. Can pops on and off with a spring-loaded bayonet mount.  They are available in both pistol and SBR formats: 9mm, 45, 300 Blackout, 22 …

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Testing a New Cover Garment…Dry

It’s not high-speed low drag, but successfully drawing a pistol, from concealment, not shooting your self, and getting a first shot hit on the target; is THE skill a civilian should master.  Any change, no matter how small, should be tested and evaluated.  Here I have a new cover garment and am working out the kinks. Starts off ugly then …

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Quiet Time on the Range

Had the CZ 452 out at the range today. I was popping steel at 100 yards. Sometimes you just need to shoot for fun and not worry about groups.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”