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Video — Testing Cheek-Weld / Eye-Relief Blaser R8

Going to be using the Blaser R8 for more precision work going forward. So I have been adding larger MIL-DOT scopes to the system. Larger scopes in this case means a bigger tube and larger objective. As I suspected, the stock-pack is now about a 1/4” too low. So a rubber spacer is now on order. If you look closely …

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POTD — CZ Scorpion

Since I posted a quick blurb on the SIG MPX Carbine, a follower of ours on Facebook shared a photo of his CZ Scorpion “pistol”. I have no experience with the Scorpion, but I do admit that I am a sucker for the American Freedom Flag! So POTD status it gets!   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SIG MPX Good First Impression

I’ve been casually in the market for a 9mm carbine for a couple of years. My primary reason for having one is shooting steel at very close ranges in training. I have run into some facilities and /or targets where shooting regular 5.56 is a no-go. Right off the bat: I have not fired this gun. Just played with it …

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POTD — My Desk In The Armory

We have decided, read that as were given permission, to show some images from the armory. Some. So here goes. I have two offices here. I have a office in a “public space”. And I have a office in a “secure space”. The public office is just that. Comfy. Decorated. Formal. Yada. Yada. Yada. It’s the “secure space” that is …

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Facebook Live – Armory Chat Volume 1

So here is the deal. We did a Facebook Live video today. Honestly, it was more like a test. The plan is to every once in a while turn on the camera if we have some quiet time in the armory. Perhaps while cleaning firearms or performing mundane maintenance. But we have some concerns. Facebook is growing to be more …

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Cleaning and Whitening Skulls

Not everyone has a colony of dermestid beetles to clean a skull, and many who do quickly realize that they still have to feed them whether they have skulls that need cleaning or not! What to do, then, if you have a skull you want cleaned? You could boil it, but that weakens the bone and stinks up your kitchen. …

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Episode 38 of the John1911 Podcast

The Glock 17M recalled. Slides falling off. S&W has a new M&P 2.0 pistol? NYT calls for censoring Hillary Health Searches. Under Armor is Anti-Hunting. The Story of 4-Gun Charlie. Facebook Goes After Gun Parts Company. Face eating in Florida. Again. Dove Hunting in September. The internal numbers don’t look good for Trump on 8/23/16.     If you wish …

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POTD — Shotgun Receiver Cutaway

OK. I have a confession. I don’t know if this is a cutaway or just a disassembled shotgun receiver. But as I get older, I like to know more about why and how things work. Best guess is we are looking at a SxS, that’s Side-by-Side, shotgun receiver. It has one trigger so that controls both barrels. Typically it’s the …

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German 88 with Tank

“Contact! German 88 12 o’clock! 1000 yards!!!”, my mind screamed. Driving down the highway today, I suffered one millisecond of World War II WTF. You see, I actually recognized the German 88 anti-aircraft gun from afar. Which may seem weird to the uninitiated, but the German 88 AA gun is huge and it sits very high off the ground. It …

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Pig Hunting Accommodations

Since UnderArmor decided to come out against hunting, this is a good time to get this article off my to-do list. A group of us went pig hunting down in at a 3000 acre ranch in Texas and these were the accommodations. One member of our tribe is retired and likes to travel well-heeled. So…I had to toughen-up and get …

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FNH USA Announces SCAR 17 Recall

RSR a major US distributor to most gun shops has announced a SCAR 17 recall. It seems they have detected the possibility that 471 SCAR-17s rifles may have bolts that aren’t hardened to specification. I am not a firearm engineer, but I would guess this issue would not show up immediately, but instead over many rounds. Seems to be SCAR-17 …

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POTD — Fire Ring

The cool thing about everyone having cameras is the greater chances for great photos. Check this out! A perfect circle of fire from a big magnum revolver. Dirty Harry, eat your heart out!     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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22 Caliber SAW Trainer

While I was traveling down south, I stopped in a Army Surplus Store. Now this isn’t your average, run of mill, surplus shop. The proprietor had quite the personal collection on display! More on that later. But one thing that did grab my eye was this 22lr M249 SAW trainer. The owner seemed to be convinced it had come out …

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HK VP9 Giveaway Winner

Some old news that I want to get addressed. It seems I never actually posted photos of the HK VP9 giveaway. Received a somewhat snarky message on the subject. I won’t go into what this person said, since I don’t want to give voice to a Negative Nancy. But the fact remains, I didn’t post a photo of the winner: …

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The John1911 Podcast Episode 37

Episode 37 of the John1911 Podcast. **I apologize for the degraded sound quality on Freeze’s connection. It’s a software issue we will have addressed before the next episode publishes. Glock 17M – GEN 5 hits the streets. Mall Ninja during NC Mall Shooting. Libertarian Party is running two anti-gun candidates. AR-70 Mags have arrived. Two US Olympians destroy their careers …