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Armory Chat EP16 — Trench Gun Project

Quick video about an old project that is going to be moved to the front burner. A faux trench gun / trench shotgun project using an aftermarket Taylor Made LLC heat shield.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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4574 Reasons…

After we started showing the American made SIG 551A1 on video, I have received numerous inquiries as to how the real deal Swiss Arms 550 Series of rifle compares to the SIG USA Frankly, I don’t personally know. I don’t own one and have zero time on a real 550. That I recall anyway. It’s my understanding that there are …

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John1911 Podcast EP51 -Hudson H9, FAL Rifle, HK Expanding, Blaser

Episode 51 of the John1911.com podcast. I apologize of going a little long on the last episode. We have kept this one a little more manageable. Don’t stick your face next to strange dogs! Hudson H9 Pistol. Austrian AR — RS556 Viewers have spoken: FAL as first drill rifle. HK USA is making significant moves into the US? SIG 550 variants …

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Don’t Be “Suppressed!”

I just got word from friends over at Silencerco that the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) was reintroduced to the House of Representatives this past Monday. The HPA seeks to remove suppressors from the NFA and instead have their purchase and transfer treated the same as a long gun, meaning no more $200 tax or extensive waiting period. Instead, customers would …

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Armory Chat EP15 – Thanks For The Help

Some months ago I posted about needing a 223 barrel for my Blaser Tactical 2. To Read that CLICK HERE. Thanks to everyone who reached out with tidbits and info to help make this possible. Even if some suggestions ultimately didn’t pan out, knowing many of you were trying really meant a lot. Now let’s get this barrel hot! Marky …

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Armory Chat EP14 — The People Have Spoken

It appears folks have chosen the 223 FN FAL as the first rifle to shoot some drills with. In order of votes: FN FAL 223. SIG 551a1 close second. Beretta AR70 ……. distant 3rd. Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Carrying Your Rifle

I realize this subject is likely to only appeal to a few of our readers and that is a shame. But it’s a subject that is near and dear to my heart. Regardless, I know most of my fellow gun enthusiasts willfully ignore the subject: carrying your rifle. Or as I almost titled this post, “Everything you need to know …

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The M7 Bayonet

I was doing some work on a few rifles and I ran across a few bayonets I like to keep around. I’m not a knife or bayonet collector, but I have a couple of examples of the US M7 bayonet. This bayonet was made for the M16 rifle but can be used on several other guns as well. The M4 …

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Armory Chat EP13 — Which Rifle – 223 FAL – AR/70 – 551A1

By popular demand, we are going to start showing more rifles from the armory. Most of these are from the reference library and others are actually in daily use. So…we are looking for some feedback. Which rifle from these three should we start with: Beretta Ar/70 SIG 551A1 FAL in 223   Leave us feedback and let us know.   …

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Stick Grenade As a Nutcracker

Chinese media recently posted a story about a man who had contacted authorities about his nutcracker. It seems there was a PSA program that was warning civilians about unexploded ordnance and weapons scattered throughout the country. This may seem a little unusual to our American readers, but think about it. We are still digging up and finding weapons and ORD …

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EP50 John1911 Podcast

Episode 50 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. In this episode we discuss:   Birdshot for a Home Defense Shotgun? Obama builds a wall. Grandpa using stick grenade as a nutcracker. Crazy CCW load out! Anti-interrigation course. BAMA player goes boom! NFL QB buys shotguns for his linemen. Libs run Metallica out of California. Soulja Boys is too small …

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How Do You Determine Level?

I will admit that the title of this post may seem a little odd. These photos originated out of the UK. When I saw the pics at first, it was confusing. Initially it was relayed that the owner was, “leveling his scope”. But after looking at this contraption for a bit, I have come to think he was…maybe…trying to mount …

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Sharps Rifle Development Timeline

The Buffalo Bill Firearms Museum in Cody Wyoming had a very impressive collection of Sharps Rifles. It started from the earliest designs all the way up to what we call a “Sharps” rifle today. Hopefully soon we will break out our Shiloh Sharps Sporter #1 and run some drills with it!     Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Commentary – Special Needs Man Assaulted on Facebook Live

Yes, I am aware of the Facebook video where 4 black youths kidnaped and tortured a special needs white male. All the while yelling things like F. Donald Trump and F. White people. No need posting the link here, it’s readily available other places. But here’s a newsflash for all you folks out there going crazy making this about Obama this, …

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Ross Rifle Bayonet Fixed

Marky came across a smoking deal on a Ross Rifle Bayonet. We needed one for the Ross Rifle in the armory. And when we received it, there were a lot a good things about it, and one bad. First, I will say that it’s a Model 1905/1910 Mark I bayonet. This particular one was made in February 1910 as shown …