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PSA- Stake Those Link Pins

It’s been a long time since I have seen one of these malfunctions. Probably because I haven’t seen a 1911 without a staked link pin in maybe 15 years.  So what am I talking about?  On a 1911 there is a barrel. A barrel link. And a pin that holds the two together. The slide-stop goes through the link when …

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Engraved Krinkov

Here is an engraved Krinkov pattern AK for sale in the Khyber Pass region of Pakistan. This is my first post to the website. I have access to many guns. If you want to see more, please let John1911.com know.      Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington New Police

Remington New Police revolver in .36 caliber percussion and 38 caliber short; rimfire factory conversions. There have been approximately 25,000 of these made and to date no reproductions. So, the example you see in the ending scene of Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider”. When he pulls out the shorty and takes a head shot. That pistol is actually the real deal.  …

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SCAR-20 155g Load Data

Here is Doc’s load data for the 155g TMKs. The groups are 10 rounds each. 100 yards.  CCI primers.  Federal brass.  155g TMK bullet.  Powder is IMR 4064. Group 1 is 44 grains.  Group 2 is 45 grains.  For those new, Doc is having issues getting his SCAR-20 to stabilize the heavier bullets since the barrel twist is 1:12”.  WARNING: …

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Rhodesian Kommando

—Editor’s note: These photos are courtesy of a reader. Per instructions they wish to remain anonymous. So please accept this opportunity to thank you in absentia. —Marky My particular one was made by Armscor Rhodesia in the late 70s. Probably around 1978-79.  These Armscor ones were by far the most common. They are the most distinctive by the two metal …

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Wilson’s True Zero RDS Mount

We have received some questions and inquiries about Wilson’s red dot mounting system: True Zero.  The True Zero RDS mount consists of cutting the slide for interchangeable plates. These plates correspond to different makes of pistol optics. They also have a rear fixed site that is drift-adjustable.  This system is offered as both a factory OEM option or aftermarket.  At …

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Privately Owned Mexican AR-10

I have held these photos for a while. My source in Mexico has a private gun collection. And most of what interests him are 7.62×51 battle rifles.  So it is no surprise that when he ran across a black-market Armalite AR-10, he snatched it up.  By looking at the markings, it is obvious this rifle originated it’s life somewhere in …

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SCAR-20 Drama Queen

I wish I could say seeing the SCAR-20 get first round hits at range was a blasé thing. But frankly, the SCAR-20 has been quite the troublesome rifle.  Quite.  IMO, the biggest factor is the slow twist rate of the barrel. Something that many EU based rifle makers subscribe to. American shooters like heavy bullets for long range work.  The …

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Ep179 – Better Straighten Up And Fly Right

Episode 179 of the John1911 Podcast: The arrogance of the trained. The mob comes for the libs. Tannerite kinda sucks. Dollar Store crime grows. Mel Gibson’s dirty mouth. Navajo Nation to save Remington? Epstein’s GF gets got.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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GA Precision FBI HRT Rifle

So Officer Mike and Doc were back at the 600 yard shooting position testing it out. Not the rifles, but the grade.  Should I put a permanent bench there? Or maybe grade it flat? Perhaps leave the hill to more accurately simulate real world shooting positions?  Not sure. Still deciding. But during all this, I got a chance to see …

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Wilson EDC X9S

  A reader who is following our EDC X9L stories has shared some photos of the sub-compact EDC version. The EDC X9S. This is a 1911 style pistol that holds 10rds, but can also use the 15 and 18rd magazines of the larger guns.  I believe he said his 15rd mag comes with a sleeve to work as a grip …

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Buckets of Brass

While cleaning out the old armory, we have worked our way back to the reloading section. Here you will see buckets and buckets of brass. Mostly pistol brass on these shelves. 40. 9mm/380. 45ACP.  Since we have no plans to bulk-load pistol ammo, we will be getting rid of all of this. Doc has already taken the 40.    Sincerely,  …

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Uncommon Remington Derringers

This video features a few not so common derringers that Remington Arms produced in the mid to late 1800’s.  Some may be familiar with these and some may not.  It was an unusual time in history and the “gentleman” needed a way to conceal a carry firearm. One that was capable of more than a single shot.  Something that isn’t …

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POTD – FN 1922

These old FN guns have an interesting and unique approach to ergonomics we don’t see much anymore. One wonders with modern 380 ammo, if maybe something like this might be viable today? I know. I know. I’m the guy who hates pocket-rockets. But I’m also not deaf, dumb and blind either. I see all kinds of pistol manufactures competing to …

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EP178: America is Still Not Winning

Episode 178 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: Armory move complete. Ron Jeremy gets bent. European SIG in trouble. Chicago style Russian Roulette. Flynn case dropped. Will CHAZ turn into another WACO? Still no RICO charges for rioters.     Danny & Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”