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John1911 Podcast EP47 –

Episode 47 of the John1911 Podcast. Sorry for the delay. We have been busy with some hunting trips and projects.   GP11 Ammo is back! HK to sell to NATO only. Fiat heir likes Tranny Hookers. Pipeline protest the new Dead Heads. NY Hunter bags trophy with his truck. SIG offers $500 red-dots. Ohio State Terror Attack. Fuck the NFL. …

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ISIS Sniper Video

Interesting video showing the other side of the sniper equation. Unlike the movies, a lot can be learned from these images. What works? What doesn’t? What makes you more or less vulnerable? What could you do differently if you suspect a sniper is in your area? Is that practical to do all the time or just when threats are high? …

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Video — Alternative View on the Term, “Idiot Scratch”

I first heard this term maybe 15+ years ago and it really seems to have taken off since then. I attribute it to the plethora of NIB 1911 options available these days. But the rest of the story seems to have been dropped. Let me explain.       Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Bob Munden Display

Many of you know who Bob Munden was even if you don’t know his name. His videos showing him draw a six-shooter from a holster and hitting two balloons are infamous. Frankly, those videos should be mandatory watching for EVERY new police academy cadet. Not only was Bob an accomplished shooter, he was a very well regarded custom gunsmith. Something …

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Freedom Munitions AR Kaboom

I’ve been seeing reports about this KB for a few days. As I understand it, the owner fired 2 rounds out of his magazine and the 3rd kaboomed. That “generally” eliminates the dreaded 300blk in the 5.56 syndrome. Not completely but it’s a valuable data-point. That leaves us with too much powder or the incorrect powder or possibly a squib? …

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Armory Chat EP 10- A New Direction

We have decided to change our focus of the business. So many of you have expressed an interest in the “Shooting guns & Having Fun” lifestyle that we are going to refocus our energies towards that. So…the current line of tacticaltshirts.com inventory will stop being produced on December 15th, 2016. Going forward, we will be published exclusively to john1911.com (here) …

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POTD — Opening Day Gun Season

Made it a point to hunt Freeze’s property this year. Was hoping to break in the Wild West Co-Pilot with some meat. But alas, the light rain and win kept the deer bedded down today. 7-11am nothing. I’ll try again later in the week.     Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Art and War

This really does look like some kind of modern art or maybe something your neighbor welded together in his backyard to make a little moonshine, but it’s actually a U.S.-made Mark IV, Model 1 naval mine dated April 17, 1917. It’s about three feet in diameter and held 300 pounds of TNT. I always thought they were set off by …

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Best Gunbroker Ad

As many of you know, we are unapologetic gun guys. It’s nothing for Freeze and I to be sending each other links to for sale ads all over the internet. A while back I was on gunbroker.com and saw this ad and was seriously impressed. Why? I am not even in the market for UZI mags, but his ad got …

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Grenades!

Grenades fascinate me because it’s the technological advancement of going from throwing a rock and hitting your enemy, to hitting your enemy with a rock that explodes—and you don’t even have to hit them for it to be effective. They’re also pretty savage, and I don’t take the harm they have done to servicemen and women lightly. Recently I had …

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Ivory Stocked Rifle

I will start off by saying that I like Ivory. I like it as grips for firearms and have carried a ivory gripped pistol professionally in the past. It’s way, way, way more durable than most modern readers would believe. I suspect the modern penchant to view ivory as fragile is attributable to the significant price increases more than actual …

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POTD — M1D Garand Deer Hunting

Interesting photo showed up on the internet this week. The owner of a M1D Garand sniper rifle had his MILSURP out in the Western New York State snow for deer season. If I understand it correctly, he has to download his rifle to 5 rounds to comply with the NY SAFE ACT.   Yeah, let’s hope Trump rolls that crap …

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Cody Firearms Museum

While a friend and I were out West hunting mule deer, we had an opportunity to zip on down to Cody Wyoming and visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. And more importantly, to Cody Firearms Museum housed in the right wing. A Couple of Things I Learned This being the first time I had ever visited the Buffalo …

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Armory Chat EP09 Mossberg 590 Upgrades

After over 10 years hanging over my heard, and 20 years after buying it; I finally get around to upgrading my Mossberg 590 12 gauge shotgun.     Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”