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Shotguns of The World

Been trying to consolidate weapons “types” in The Armory. Here is the small shotgun section. Not against shotguns, it’s just that we are pretty picky concerning the genera. Many shotguns are duplicates of other designs. Almost exactly.  In this pic we see Russian, Italian, American Japanese and Belgian scatterguns.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Tripod Proof of Concept

Been working on this for a few weeks. A tripod solution that doesn’t break the bank. Since I won’t be climbing mountains or The Rose Bowl with this setup (SWAT Sniper reference, BTW), I can handle “some” weight, right? It’s a range tripod for training purposes. Nothing more.  Having never really used one of these, this is a learning process. …

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7.5 Swiss Estate Ammo

Some friends were helping a family out with the management of a large firearms estate. Word came down that the owners would allow us to buy some ammo before it went public.  Obviously I had a few calibers in mind. Mostly not standard stuff. BTW…when I use the phrase “non-standard” ammo, I am referring to non-NATO calibers.  When word came …

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Ep-205: It Puts The Gun In The Furnace

Episode 205 is in the can. Fitting SARCO Luger grips. Gun store shootings. BATFE gets cross w/ Tommy Built. Constitutional Carry. Canada goes after air-soft guns. Lady Gaga dog walker attack. A .77 BAC record. Florida weenie wacker. Cherokee nation tells Jeep to bend over.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Replacement Luger Grips 

So…those replacement Luger grips from SARCO are done. FYI…”minor fitting” probably didn’t mean what you think it means. But it’s a good product and is easy to fit once you understand the collision points.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Rhodesian Shotgun Breakdown

Per multiple requests, this video is a breakdown and analysis of the Rhodesian A-5 Shotgun we have in The Armory. It’s long. It’s tedious. And probably not of much interest to most viewers. As such, I don’t recommend watching it.  However…for those of you who seem interested in the gun. And more specifically are inclined to attempt a clone project, …

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Cleaning The PTR-91 

I like the G3 pattern of rifles. They are robust and reliable. But cleaning them kinda sucks. One day I should invest in some long handle brushes to reach into the receiver better.  Logic tells me there must be some kind of German Army surplus cleaning tools for this thing, right? Yes, this was my old truck gun. You haven’t …

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Small Diamond Steel Targets

Special thanks to Superior Ideas Targets for making us some small diamond, precision rifle targets. Money well spent as always.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Bonus – Old Men Discuss Movies

The recording studio happened to record an off-air conversation we had about some of our favorite movies. Hopefully you enjoy listening to it as much as we did discussing it. Danny, Marky & Freeze aka “Trigger Finger, Duke & Chet” www.John1911.com

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Long Gun, Tight Truck

Everybody can shoot from a vehicle. Even I can do it. But once we started actually physically doing it, I quickly figured out there are tips and tricks that help the process along. Most of it organization and logistics based.  In no way am I telling you specifically what they are. Primarily because I am still learning myself. So any …

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Attention X9 Owners

I made this video on Thursday before the word came down from the White House on gun control. Looks like the timing is spot on.  The Wilson EDC X9 guns are relatively new for us. And one thing we specifically like about the model is the 18+1 option. Well…I can’t count on that option being available if I don’t have …

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EP-204:Colt Saved From Oblivion

Episode 204 of the John1911 Podcast: Back-2-back Impeachment champ. Luger upgrades. CZ buys Colt. Beretta buys Holland & Holland. 320 NDs are back. FBI: 39.5 Million NICS checks in 2020. Virtue signaling pillows. Zoom cat filter. More dead hooker stories. Naked pitchfork attack. “I fingered your shirt”   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Blaser R8 Weight

Question asked: How much does my rifle weigh with all the changes I made? Looks like over 14lbs. But understand a few things. The bipod is heavy. The scope is not lite. Scope base is steel. Rings are large sized, custom aluminum. The bolt knob is larger than factory.  But the biggest factor in weight on a Blaser rifle is …

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Luger Grip Question

Very short version: We have this old WWII German Luger. It’s in rough shape. The grips even more so. Do you think the grips, as they sit here, are original to the gun? Or more specifically, are they worthless?  If of value? Do you have any suggestions for a replacement grip on a shooter-grade, reference gun? That will be shot. …