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Using a Carry Knife For Real

Every once in a while I like to throw a bone to the knife fans. While nothing we do will get me invited to the blade show, at least I am consistent and intellectually honest about my knife carry  position.  I don’t do the whole “fighting knife” vs “utility knife” thing. I’m just lucky enough to find a way to …

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SHS 44 – K31 w/Diopter Sights

So on this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are looking a pretty neat rifle. A Swiss K31. But unlike the pallets and pallets of K31’s that have come into the US the last few years, this one was brought into the US privately. Before 1968. So it doesn’t have a import mark on it.  But there is more. …

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SHS-43: Winchester 88 caliber 308

On this episode we are looking at the Winchester 88 that I would want to buy: 308. A caliber we already support. Here are the stats: Make: Winchester Model: 88 Date of manufacture: 1955 – first year of production. Optic: Tasco Pronghorn  Iron sights w:bead.  1 magazine. Capacity 3+1 Caliber: 308. Sling swivels. Butt Plate and pistol cap in very …

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HK 20 Round Magazines 

After some causal searching for extended VP9 magazines, I have settled on OEM HK 20 rounders.  Super reliable. Well made. And 100% dependable.  Now if only I could convince them to make a 17 round version for street carry.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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S&W 5906 Restoration 

Marky dropped this off at my house with no warning. His words were, “Fix this gun”. For the pics you can see at THE LINK HERE. It was pretty rough. Here is the final product. Externally the gun was very rough. But luckily…the internals were almost perfect.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP137 – Live from The Range, S&W 5906, Fake Chinese Holsters

After last week’s somewhat tenuous server performance, we took the opportunity to record a pod live at the company range, under the new picnic shelter. In it we discuss Freeze’s 5906 rehab, the discovery of a flaw in chinese  reproduction holsters and our very positive interaction with the BATFE. Sincerely, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com  

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HK VP9L & VP9L-B

So while at NRA this year, I happened to see two complete, factory HK VP9L pistols. The standard VP9L with the paddle mag release and the B version with the US button mag release.  Played with both. They seem nice. I didn’t perceive them as being top or front heavy. That was a concern / prejudice I brought with me …

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New Shelter Complete

Ok. The new shelter is done. To keep reference points consistent, it is located behind the 100-500 yard shooting position and in in front of the Briar Patch.  This was chosen primarily for one reason: breeze.  This location provided ample shade to keep the general area of the shelter cool. It also gets a nice breeze off the rifle range. …

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Iran Analysis: Tanker & Drone Attacks 2019

Iran analysis: Incase you don’t know what’s going on? Iran wants conflict with the US for propaganda at home. They know we won’t destroy their regime, so it’s a jingo move to unite the country. Why? The Iranian regime is under great pressure at home for their crappy economy and foreign wars. Most folks in Iran are not stupid and …

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LAW-12 Buffer Installed

Ok. Buy reader request. We did a post about changing out the buffers on both a SPAS-12 and LAW-12. You can see them both HERE & HERE. Well…it seems we only showed the preliminary takedown of the LAW and a reader wanted to see the receiver taken all the way down, with the new buffer installed and what the old …

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A German MP40 Sold For $12k

I am posting really for my benefit and education. Not being up on all NFA market prices, I was surprised to see this transferrable, fully functional, MP40 sell for $12,000. I know I have seen them sell for much more?  So…is the fact it has a different “tube” a drag on the price? If so, was this a one-off thing …

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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”