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Rant – Proportional Response & The Nation State

So the news out of India is 50 of their soldiers were killed in Kashmir bombing. The likely culprit is Pakistan. Obviously. There are a lot of folks clamoring for a response. But how does India engage in a proportional response and not trigger a wider nuclear conflict? And what kind of responses are the least likely to be “misread” …

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POTD – S&W 1006 

I recently have been taking another look at some of the old S&W pistols. To be honest, I was never really a fan of them. But I recognize that stuff like this will never be made again. So in the interest of having a rounded out reference collection, we should probably have some.  They were very popular with LEO agencies …

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Brass in The Bug Guard

So I sent these images over to Marky today. I asked,  “Can you guess what this is?” Marky: “The windshield on your truck?” “Close…the bug guard on the hood. They are trapped there.  Probably since fall.”     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 42: LWRC R.E.P.R.

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase (SHS) we are featuring a rifle that’s pretty well thought of in particular circles: The LWRC R.E.P.R. This weapon spent the first part of it’s life as a SWAT Sniper call out rifle. It’s used but not abused. Specifics: Make: LWRC Model: R.E.P.R. Caliber: 308 Magazine: AR-10/PMAG Gas system: Piston  Charging handle: …

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Blaser Interchangeability Guide

Chris Morlock of Morlock Designs as complied a Blaser LRS, LRS 2, LRS2 338LM and Tactical 2 parts interchangeability chart.  Right off the bat, I find the chart to be almost over whelming mentally. Especially when trying to determine an overall trend or pattern. But maybe that’s more of a reflection on the limits of my two-celled-lizard brain? But then …

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CETME-L Parts Kit

Posted some photos about this on social media and had some folks wanting to see the kit. It seems the man questions people have are about the furniture. There is a company selling CETME-L’s but with US production furniture. Also…Freeze found us a CETME-L bayonet on Centerfire System’s website yesterday. All that is left is a receiver flat, trunnion, and …

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FNS-40L Safety Issues

News was circulating earlier this week that the Baltimore County Police dropped the FNS-40L in-lieu of a 9mm Glock 17 Gen 5.  Considering the PD just switched to the FNS-40L in 2013, this strikes me as odd. Looking deeper into the issue, it appears that there are grumblings that FNS is having ND/AD issues. At least it seems the PD …

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Reader’s Sten Build

Marky & Freeze, Just wanted to follow-up on the Sten project since you guys sent me that template a few months ago.  After doing some research, I ended up with some parts for a Mark III Sten from Indianapolis Ordnance; to make a legal semi-auto Sten. I installed a 16” barrel so I didn’t have to mess with a tax …

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CMMG Replaces 22 Kit

This is a follow up to a post we made on social media in regards to some issues we were having making a CMMG 22 kit run properly.  A kit we bought 9 years ago and never used.  Well…CMMG reached out to us unsolicited and indicated that: The kit we have is a legacy design and has been dropped for …

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EP123- CETME-L, Vault Door, AR-180 & WTF VA?

On this episode of the John1911 podcast: VA Governor under fire for “Coonman” moniker. Shopping for vault doors. A guy has six x39 ZB-26 Barrels! A Maryland PD FNS-40 Disaster. CETME-L parts kit in. Ruth Bader Ginsburg reappears. Kenton County prosecute COV Cath threats. Man busted poaching 26 point buck. Brownells modern AR-180 release.     Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com …

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Glock 43x

My initial impression is ….. this is the gun the 43 should have been. Trigger is the best factory/stock Glock trigger to date       Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Blaser Releases R8 22LR Kit

Some years ago, Freeze and I were attending the NRA show in Texas. I think it was Dallas? And during our visit, we stopped by the Blaser USA booth and talked at length to Kevin Wistner about the future of the R8 and Tactical 2 lines.  One subject Kevin was very adamant about was the intention to make a 22LR …

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14 Degree Snow Day

So we finally had a blast of cold weather come through the range. Considering it’s been the third wettest year on record, having stuff frozen solid is a nice change. I found this kit poking around the armory a few days ago. It’s a 22 caliber AR conversion insert. Unfired. I acquired at SHOT show years ago. As in 9 …

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POTD – Norinco Model 213 Tokarev

Got a call from one of our FFL’s.”Would you be interested in a deal on a Chinese Norinco Tokarev? Oh! One more thing. It’s in 9mm Luger.” He got me with the 9×19. Does it every time.        Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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MAS-38 Parts Kit Analysis 

So…I have been looking for a MAS-38 for sometime. Every once in a while I think about just building one. Here is Matt and I corresponding on the numbers. —Marky Marky: I know this looks bad. But I’ve seen a semi-auto conversion done. Do-able?  Matt H.: Torch cuts are pretty rough! I’m sure I could make it work but it would take …