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SCAR-20 Load Data

As promised, we have some load data to share from, “Doc’s” rifle. See below.  —Marky I  think I found a new powder—CFE-223.  **** suggested it. The load with 43 grains gave me 2550 ft/sec.  And the other gave me almost 2600 ft/sec. The target with one hole is 4 shots.  That last shot was a “flyer”. Both targets are good. 175 grain TMK—tipped …

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Web Server Issues

Many of you have reached out over the weekend about our website issues. First, thank you for caring enough to notice. If you can’t tell, we have done some serious server upgrades. Not only is everything fixed, but it should run faster.   Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.   —Marky

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The Road To 100

“Officer Mike” was at a fundraiser for the kids. Kind of a high-dollar event.  Checked the Browning O/U out of The Armory and proceeds to break 76 out of 100! Dude doesn’t even own a sporting shotgun!  Good show, “Officer Mike” and congratulations on making Detective.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP136 – 12k MP40, ARFCOM Sells, 350 Legend Birthing Pains

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   German MP40 Sells for $12,000. New Rifle Range Bush Hog. Is a Red 9 a “Red 9”? Brownell’s buys AR15 dot com. 350 Legend sizing issues. Global warming signs down at Glacier NP. Baseball to the junk vs crazy girl junk attack. Regards, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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S&W 5906 Police Trade-In

I have a new project. A rough S&W 5906 police issued 9mm pistol. While it may look rough to the casual observer, we can bring it back.  Stay tuned.    Sincerely,   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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General Garnett’s Sword Update

I was recently reminded by a viewer that I hadn’t done a follow up on Armory Chat 41: General Garnett’s Sword (Lamp).    So…Cough…cough…let me put on my my best affected 1860’s persona: “Dear Sir, It has recently been brought to my attention that a grave injustice has been committed upon the fair and just readers of this land. And …

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Blaser R8 Pro-Tips

This is a general list of “how to” for the Blaser R8 rifles. Actually for all the Blaser straight-pull rifles: R8, R93, LRS, LRS2, Tactical 2.  Some of the things on this list are reflective of my views on the mechanics of the R8. Others are gleaned from experience in field conditions. From balmy summer days to sub-zero winter shooting.  …

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Pit Target Install

We have started the permeant install of the pistol pit steel targets and paper stands. Also combining this with cleaning up the erosion from all the heavy rain from the last 12 months.  Not as easy as it sounds. But…once done, should be impervious to future rain. No matter how much.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Why I Don’t Like Bobtailed 1911s

This isn’t a decision I came to lightly. Or very quickly. It took me a few years and lots of shooting experience with a timer to figure this out.   I’ve verified it visually and objectively on the clock.  Your individual experience may vary.  But when given the choice, I will take a full-size 1911 grip over anything that’s been …

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Red 9 Stripper Clips Arrive

C96 – Red 9 stripper clips are in….Errr…well only 1! But What the heck! 😎🤪😬 #c96mauser #broomhandlemauser #mauser #wwi #pistol #gunsofinstagram   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Shelter Construction Update

As I write this, it’s 5am. And later today, I will be hitting the range to review the final phase of the new shelter construction.  Initially it was spec’d out to be 14’x16’. But after some of the footprint was laid out, we decided to expand it to 14’x24’. That should give us enough space to allow a reasonable amount …

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Straight Pull: Ross Rifle vs Blaser 

Straight Pull: Ross Rifle vs Blaser  User question: What are the differences between the Ross straight pull and the Blaser straight pulls?  In short? Everything. Besides both being straight pull rifles, they share almost no mechanical technology or heritage.  See video for my complete explanation.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Mexican Mondragon Rifle

The Mondragon is a unicorn rifle for us. They are very rare overall and extremely rare inside of the United States. Why? Logically…how many guns does Mexico export to the US every year?  See my point?  This was made by SIG and is chambered in 7mm Mauser. I bet it would be a pussycat to shoot.      Sincerely,  Marky …

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EP135 – Ghost Glock, C96 Pistol Debut, Every Town USA Arrest

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   Freeze is tempted by Centerfire Systems to build a Glock. Was a suppressor used in VA shooting attack? 505 Gibbs vs 460 Weatherby. NY Homeowner arrested for inherited gun. The C96 Broom Handle debut. Every Town USA lobbyist knocks his wife around. Hillary keynotes cyber-security conference. DPRK’s Kim just needs a Red …

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Armory Chat 45 – C96 / Red 9 Mauser

We’ve been in the market for a shooter grade C96 for a while. But what made the quest even harder was we wanted it chambered in…you guessed it…9×19. Which is where the, “Red 9” moniker comes into play.  In summary: Used C96. Made by Mauser in Germany. Exported to China. At some point imported or brought into the US. It …