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Pistol Pit Retaining Wall

Pistol Pit Retaining Wall Well the day has finally come. It’s time to “start” the fix on the pistol pit. The one mistake I made during construction was I didn’t specify any type of retaining wall in front of the pit.  Why was this a mistake. Why? Erosion. The wall doesn’t keep the berm from collapsing. What it does is …

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Internal vs External Extractors on 1911s

While setting up the reset rope on our new falling plate rack, I address my personal feelings about the internal vs external 1911 debate.  I can’t promise I will be able to address e-mail question with a video, but I do promise at the very least; you will get a response from me.  If you do not, then mostly likely …

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EP141 – Guns Bans, Red Flag Laws, ACOG, Jeffery Epstein

Episode 141 of the John1911 Podcast. Range Pit Work 4x ACOG Optic FN Military Collector M16A4 Will new gun control pass? Red Flag Laws Assault Weapons Ban of 2019? Andrew “Fredo” Cuomo. Rand Paul partial lung removal. Trump still “has it” on campaign trail. LARP – Live Action Role Playing. Jeffrey Epstein Life & Death. Bill Clinton Wearing Blue Dress …

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Have You Ever Lost Your Gun?

This photo was sent in by one of our executive team. This was not at our office. The gun pictured is not ours. And the location is not a piece fo property we own, use or are in control of.  This image was taken before 9am outside what I would call a Class B commercial property. If I were to …

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HK 20 Round Magazine Dry Practice

So in between live-fire exercises, I took a few minutes to familiarize myself with the 20 round, factory, HK, VP9 magazine. You’d think it wouldn’t be that big of a transition. And it’s not. But it defiantly isn’t the same (for me anyway) as grabbing and stuffing a 15 round mag into the pistol.  While this isn’t cool, or sexy …

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The Old Man And The Fortee

One thing about Doc and handguns is he always shoots the same gun. The Smith & Wesson M&P in 40 S&W. I don’t know exactly when he went to 40, but it’s fair to assume it happened when 40 was, “The Thing” in law enforcement.  Time marches on. The 40 has fallen. And the 9 has risen. But why should …

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SCAR-20 155g Bullet Test

So Doc is finishing up his load testing with his new SCAR-20s. And the results with the 155g loads were eye opening.  I know FN gave the SCAR a slow twist rate, but this test seem to confirm it does like the lighter bullets very, very much.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Family Heirloom

This belongs to Freeze’s father. So that would be great grandpa Freeze. If I recall the story correctly? It was brought back by another family member during World War II. We were shooting at the company range a while back and I snapped a photo of it. If your family has heirloom firearms? I suggest you make it clear that …

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Various Shooting Bags

About a year ago, I decided to up by shooting bag game. As such, I have been buying and playing with quite a few variants. While I am not in a position to choose one vs the other, perhaps the home gamer might get some ideas.  These first two mags are my original rear bags. I’ve been running these for …

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EP140- Glock 30, Petty’s Super Bird, Shower Gun is Real

Episode 140 of the John1911 podcast:   Dayton & El Paso Shootings. Broken people hang with broken people. Man uses “Shower Gun” against burglar. Freeze buys his first Glock at 54. Bernie Sanders callback Jimmy Carter. USSS – Secret Service goes Glock 19 & Glock 47. Richard Petty’s Super Bird race car. CDC shuts down Army’s USAMRIID!!!! WTF?! “I don’t …

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Background Checks on What?

How to solve America’s gun problem. Re-institute the nationwide, involuntary, community control, mental health system.  Bring back mental health adjudication in the courts. And build mental health hospitals to administer or  house these people. Stop letting obviously crazy people walk the streets. Or live under bridges. Or sleep in parks. Or continually be the subjects of the same 911 calls …

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SCAR-20s 518 Yards Load Testing

“Doc” and I were out on the range testing some of his hand loads. Here he is shooting some 175g TMK’s in his SCAR-20s.  One of the general concerns that has been floating around our circles for a bit, is the twist rate on Doc’s SCAR-20. You see, European gun makers tend to go with slower twists for lighter bullets.  …

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Mexican Valmet

Usually when you see pictures of guns in Mexico, it’s from news report or a NGO discussing the drug war. All of which is apropos.  However…The Other Side of the Story I do hear occasionally from private individual gun owners in Mexico. Almost without fail, they are asking questions about historical or rare firearms. But what popped into my inbox …