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EP-195: The Missing Gun Appears

Episode 195 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. I found Freeze’s gun. A deep dive on the SIG Cross. Turning a Church into booby bar. GEMTECH Integra 22LR project. Steven Crowder votes once, records show twice. Islandbabe1234’s Free meth ad.   Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Tailgate Lubing a 1911

Everyone understands a traditional 1911 takes a little more maintenance and upkeep to keep in running shape. Especially when compared to modern striker guns. So instead of trying to type all of this out, it is just easier to demonstrate it in a video.  How I keep 1911s running in high round count training cycles. Aka, “Tailgate lubing”.  Here is …

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Thoughts on SIG P210

Took these shots on Halloween. Officer Mike had already test fired the pistol off camera. But while I have your attention during a “first shots” video, let me share my thinking about this gun.  The SIG P210 is considered an iconic handgun. Especially in the history of military service pistols. Some claim it’s the greatest, most accurate service pistol in …

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Poacher Patrol 2020

In the last week of gun season, I make it a habit to patrol the property for trespassers and poachers. You would think opening day and weekend would be the time? Nope. Too many hunters, too many shots, too many DNR checkpoints, too much activity. Trespassers will try to slip into into the deep woods in a desperate attempt to …

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Tenicor Holster

Editor’s note: Officer Mike is trying out a Tenicor holster system. Seems like a decent design. The clips used are VERY tough to remove. A good thing. Shown is his duty 2011 and my EDC X9L. The X9L doesn’t completely seat in this example since it’s a 5” gun. But it’s obvious a 5” Tenicor holster system would receive the …

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EP-194: Will Trump Bomb Iran?

Episode 194 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: Will Trump Bomb Iran? Sig Cross rifle recall. Why the BATFE hates braces. Gen. Flynn gets a pardon. 6.5 Creedmoor on the shelves. Lt. Dan gets a leg for thanksgiving.   Danny & Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Fiberoptic Sight – What Happens If?

Long story short: What happens if your fiberoptic front sight falls out?  Nothing.  Long story long: The sight is still useable as I have tried to show in these pics. But I have a confession. This was really user error. Yup. My fault.  A day or two earlier, I had noticed the front sight was getting loose and moving back …

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Doc Takes a Buck

[Editor’s note] This is the biggest whitetail Doc has ever shot. He went into 2020 with a goal: He bought one buck-tag and waited for the right deer to come by.  It took him and Officer Mike some effort, since they initially kept getting skunked. And with some analysis, they figured out why, Made some changes and…here is the result.  …

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Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Musket.

This particular musket is a contract example made by L. Pomeroy in 1829. Pomeroy made approximately 21,000 guns for the US Military between 1818 and 1836. It is chambered in the standard .69 caliber and was used in every engagement of the early to mid 1800’s: Seminole War, Blackhawk War (Abe Lincoln saw service here), the Texas war for independence …

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Browning Euro-Bolt 270

Browning Euro-Bolt 270 Editors note:  “Some readers commented in a previous post that Officer Mike’s hunting rifle looked like a shotgun and wondered the gauge and make. In reality it is a Browning Euro-Bolt chambered in 270 Winchester.  Further, it is my understanding Officer Mike traded into this rifle, scope and ammo for the princely sum of…pregnant pause… $400.  This …

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EP-193: Dr. Spock Was a Baby Doctor

Ep-193 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. Sen. Portman is more important than you. OH and IL curfews. Politics of Trump pardons. Fox News rating decline. Beachfront Idaho property? SAAMI Specs: 277 Fury and others. Springfield Ronin 10mm. BATFE set to do after “Large Framed” Pistols. Barrett MRAD wins with US Army. Mike Tyson’s Prosthetic Penis.   Danny, Marky …

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Target Transitions – Geissele SD-3G Trigger

Freeze and I were out putting in some work. Nothing spectacular by social media standards. But we wanted to get a feel for the Geissele SD-3G trigger with 4.5lb spring.  So what better way to shakedown a trigger, and the user’s chance of having an ND, than shooting target transitions!  3-Targets. Left. Right. Then center steel as a stop plate.  …

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Wilson Combat Gun Lube

Wilson sent over a pistol earlier in 2020 and inside the package came some gun lube. Since I kept the kit together, the lube always happened to be around when shooting.  Eventually we started using it at the range and have been pleased ever since.  The example we have is their thin / cold-weather version. Which we ran all summer …

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Shim’ing a Rifle Scope

This is basically a POTD. Can’t do into it too much. But we have been dealing with a scope base problem for most of the year. And with COVID putting a monkey wrench into our 2020 schedule, it’s been tough to find time to chase it down. This was taken about 2 weeks ago. We are sure where the problem …