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Remington Rand M1911

I saw this pistol in my local gunshop a little while ago. And while I am an old 1911 guy from way back in the day, I am not a Colt M1911 collector. So frankly, I don’t know exactly what I am looking at here. Let me explain. I recognize it as a 1911A1 with the arched mainspring housing and …

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POTD — Wall of Powder

2017 Camp Perry has come and gone. While looking at some photos from the trip, I couldn’t help but notice this wall of powder. It was only a short few years ago when nobody could find powder and primers. Buy it now, folks. Because one day soon (sic), gun powder will be a racist, sexist, symbol of oppression and oligarchy. …

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Armory Chat EP31 -DPRK Missile Truths

I have been getting a fair amount of questions via e-mail about the DPRK missile situation. Here are some of my thoughts and observations. It’s a long one and get’s a little wonky, so if you are more into the “Shooting Guns” content, feel free to skip this. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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R8 Back From Blaser – Firing Pin Fixed

Took about 2 weeks, but Blaser USA down in Texas has returned my Blaser bolt-body with a brand new firing pin installed. Unfortunately, they did not include a spare FP and instructions on how to change it myself. I guess the plan is to go long on this one. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Squirrel Hunting

This is a photo from last season. Freeze’s SIL went out and bagged a few for dinner that night. If you have never tried squirrel hunting, I really encourage new hunters to give it a go. Its low-cost / low-pressure. And you can either setup somewhere and wait to see what comes by? Or you can use it as an …

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CZ P-10C Initial Impressions

CZ P-10 C initial impressions and observations. The most important if you don’t want to watch the video? This is NOT a G19 sized pistol. If you are married to a Glock “compact” format and think this will replace it, you will be disappointed. Watch video for more in-depth analysis and… some interesting quirks about this pistol.   Marky Www.john1911.com …

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EP-72 -SIG P320 Drop Controversy, Stolen Gun-Valor, Ringed Bulls

Episode 72 of the John1911 Podcast is now live.   The SIG P320 Drop Failures. Ed Brown Battle-Worn Finish? Hillary Clinton: Preacher or psychopath? SP1 Project Acquired. Will Freeze hunt in Texas? What percentage of service dogs are really scams? Buying a new range: Bulls on parade. Russian S-200 warheads pop at the junkyard. Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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POTD — CZ P-10C

A good friend of ours is letting us borrow his brand new CZ P-10 pistol. He says we don’t need to worry about scratching it up or getting it back to him right away. And that is very kind of him. However, I don’t like to hold on to other people’s property for very long. Since I just got back …

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Travel Tradition – Viewer Q&A

I have collected a bunch of your questions and sat down to answer them. It’s a great way to keep up with our content schedule while traveling. Viewer Questions What’s the worst gun you have owned? Do you have any info on the CMP 1911’s? What do you think of 10mm? 1911 extractors: external or internal? Le Carabine DeMonaco What …

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Field Expedient ECQC Knife

When I travel in non-permissive environments, always on the lookout for readily accessible makeshift weapons. Not being a high end knife guy, maybe I missed the obvious similarities to the item discussed. Do you agree? Or am I way off base? Either way, it’s still a viable expedient weapon.     Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Bushnell ConX 1-Mile LRF

Brownell’s was blowing out the ConX LRF. At $700, I was not a buyer. But at $299? I jumped on it. Looking for a new range, it was clear our current LRF wasn’t getting the job done. So far, I am impressed with the ranging in daylight. As for all the fancy bluetooth and ballistics stuff? Frankly, I didn’t even …

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EP71 — Rant – Don’t Get All Twisted Over The SIG P320

I know it’s dujour with all the cool kids to hate on the SIG p320. Which is expected. These same folks would be hating on the Glock 17 if it won the MHS Contract. So…instead of sitting on the sidelines jaw-jacking with all the officianidos, why don’t you jump into the game and decide for yourself? Is the SIG P320 …

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Ross 1905 Bolt Install

We had to make this for our own reference collection and figured many of you would also benefit from the video. How to install, or actually reinstall, the bolt on a Ross 1905 straight-pull rifle. There is a little trick to it! Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Fly Fishing East Coast

Had a chance in 2016 to try my hand at fly fishing. I had a stunted start, but finished strong as I figured out casting AND bug theory. Yes. That is what I call it, “Bug theory”. Basically you have to look at the water and see what the fish sees. And then try to guess where he would decide …

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POTD — One Watch

One Gun. One Briefcase. One Watch. I have travelled with all three for over 2 decades.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”