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POTD – Clean Yo Nasty Gun!

As some of you are aware, we’ve had a photographer hanging around the armory as of late. And no he isn’t into guns at all, but is always looking for interesting subjects to…shoot? See what I did there? Anyway…. He took two photos of my CCW gun. And while the VP isn’t cherry clean since…I do shoot it quite a …

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Glock Holster Giveaway.

Urban Carry sent us some holsters to look at. And while we appreciate the sentiment, they are all Glock 19 (maybe 17) holsters. And while I understand Glock is the world’s most common handgun and every holster company makes them, they present three problems for us. We run VP9 pistols as daily carry guns. And irrespective of what the internet …

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Sunset on The Rifle Range

Unlike most people in the Shooting community I always make sure to shoot all year round.   And truth be told, when it starts getting cold; I really enjoy the quiet time. The ranges tend to be empty. The bugs are gone. And the air is crisp. What a great time to check / confirm your cold weather dope! Yes …

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EP80 —AI Drama, Zev Trigger Issues, Truck guns and Medical Pot

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast we discuss the following:   Accuracy International – AI faces significant backlash from US gun customers over a newspaper quote. Zev Trigger Issues. I am making a significant truck gun change. Hawaii uses medical pot cards to take away guns. General before the Hague kills self with poison. Our surreptitious BCM upper project. …

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Gifts from Finland: Sourced a Valmet 5.56 Magazine

The M76 5.56 AK made by Valmet came with only a 15 round magazine. The 30’s are hard as hell to find. But thanks to a friend, we sourced a 40. You can’t tell by my sedate mood on the video, but inside I feel like doing the PeeWee Herman dance! Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AR70 Magazine Fix

It’s been a while since I discussed the Beretta AR70 (AR-70 — AR/70 — AR70) rifle. It’s a pretty cool gun from a different time. All stamped metal and not too dissimilar from the SIG550. And just like the SIG, it takes it’s own proprietary rocker-lock magazines. When we acquired the rifle it came with one factory magazine that has …

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Truck Gun Glamor Shots – PTR-91 Retires

I have hinted around about this for a few weeks and in some private messages. After careful consideration I have decided to pull the PTR from truck-gun duty and check it back into the armory. It will then be checked out on a per-project basis. Why am I doing this? The answer is really simple, we have been in the …

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Rant – Tactical Colostomy Bags

These high dollar, surreptitious, “Tactical” bags that have been on the market as of late is living proof that a fool and his money are easily parted. So much so, I feel as if the entire genre is a scam. Marky john1911.com ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Replacing The Keeper Foam Wedge

Well it’s that time again. The need to replace the foam wedge on my Keeper AIWB holster. For those who don’t understand the mechanics of the wedge, it works as a lever to push the butt of your pistol inboard towards your body. However, that foam wedge is soft and pliable. So over time, it degrades and looses it’s shape. …

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American Mag Release on PTR Rifle Sucks

This has been coming for awhile but I have finally reached a turning point on the subject: The push-button mag release on the PTR-91 rifle sucks rocks. Like many American shooters it is easy to default to a mag-button setup since that is the current industry standard. But the design of the HK91 / G3 style mag well in conjunction …

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Rant — Accuracy International Shits The Bed

It seems the president of Accuracy International has out his foot in his mouth regarding American gun rights. I can’t think of a more surefire way to put yourself out of business than to spit in your customer’s face. Yes, he said it. No, it wasn’t taken out of context. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Removing the SCAR Front Sight

The video below better explains the process for removing the factory SCAR front sight. The short version? Drive out the roll-pin on the right side nut. Unscrew the T25 screw holding that nut. Take a hammer and punch and drive out the sight from the gas-block dovetail. Left to right. Special note: There are some parts that fall out when …

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Range Update 200 – 250 – 300 Yard Targets Up

This post is going to be mostly photos without much writing. Many of you are following the range build and we are working as fast as we can. Had some interruptions with hunting season, weather, and solving some target setup issues. Progressing nicely before the snow comes. But the reality is, we will be forced to do much of this …

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Officer Mike’s Light Weight AR

As shocking as this may sound to some of our readers, my experience with AR’s is somewhat limited. Sure. I have been around AR’s most of my adult life. But looking back, almost all of them were military variants spec’d out in standard ways. The only exceptions to those are a few personally owned rifles back in the 1990’s. Principally …

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EP79 – Hurricane Deer Season, Mugabe is out, Valmet M76 AK is in

Episode 79 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. We recorded this the day before Thanksgiving, 2017. Deer gun season turns into a blow fest. IN hunter shoots self in deer stand. Freeze hates our new Valmet 76 AK in 223. T91 Project update. Trump admin lifts the ban on elephant trophies. UCLA basketball has sticky fingers. Mugabe is out …