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POTD – Deuce 1/2

I have been remiss in keeping our readers up to date on the rifle range construction. For that I apologize. It has been a very busy 2 months. Multiple vendors each trying to get their assigned tasks done, while working with other customers, weather and logistics.  I will try to post some pics and video I have taken during the …

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Podcast Rant – 3D Guns are Bullshit

Rant: Do I support 3-D printing technology? Yes. Do I support the right of individuals to create 3-D printed guns? Yes. Do I think 3-D printed guns are viable? No. I think they are bullshit. Marky John1911.com ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Silencerco Maxim 9

I am not sure what to think about these guns. I like the concept. I like the caliber. I like that it’s shorter than most pistols with a can screwed on. I just can’t decide if the juice is worth the squeeze.  It’s still too large to be practical. And I bet holsters are a nightmare.  But here’s the other …

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What Does The Mysterious X-37 Do?

Truthfully, no one still knows. So here we have the X-37, which looks like a mini-shuttle a rich person might for her kids to play in. It seems to have about 1/8th of the volume size of the real Space Shuttle and rides to space on a rocket, encased in a protective fairing. Two could fit in the old Space …

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EP-105 – Sniper Accident, PSL’s coming in, Rick Pitino’s Stripper Joke

Episode 105 of the John1911 Podcast is in the can. UK Sniper has a terrible accident. Crazy control: Nutcase sets CA on fire. Century to Import Romanian PSL Sniper Rifles. Shopify bans guns and accessories. Rick Pitino’s, “Party Dancer” horse. ISIS attacks US bikers in Tajikistan. Chinese tourists killed by Hippo. Disgruntled man flies plane into his own home.   …

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SHS-27: Excell Shotgun (Benelli clone)

So what we have here is very interesting shotgun. Especially for the price. In essence it is a clone of a very expensive Benelli semi automatic, tactical shotgun.  “So what?”, you ask.  Here’s the kicker. It’s significantly cheaper than a Benelli. As in a fraction of the price. Literally a fraction. Have your interest yet? The specs: 12 gauge,  semi …

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POTD – Browning BDM Standard Capacity Magazine

There. Found a standard capacity magazine for the Browning BDA 9mm Pistol. #john1911 #browning #browningbda #9mm #guns #pistol #standardcapacity #oldschoolcool #referencecollection #guncollection       Marky  www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS-26: Second Chance Glock 22

So…how to even begin. It’s a Glock. Model 22. 40 caliber. Beyond that I’ll have to leave it up to the next owner.  Enjoy the video. I took some liberties. No harm, no foul. I imagine the market will dispose of this example accordingly.      If you wish to contact this FFL about this pistol, click here: john1911.com/second-hand-showcase-inquiry/   …

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EP104 – Chicago Schützen Season is in, Valmet Deal, 3D Guns Are BS

This is a much longer than normal episode. But we cover quite a bit.   The Chicago Shooting Season is in full swing. Rifle Range Tower Alternatives. East Coast Facility Construction Moves Up. Why Apple didn’t wipe the Alex Jones App. We missed out on a sweet Valmet auction. Kneeling – Dallas Cowboys vs The World? NASCAR CEO is a …

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CZ 452 – A Very Accurate Rifle

Sometimes the subject comes up, “What’s my favorite all around 22 rifle?” For me, it’s the CZ 452? It’s small and handy enough to teach kids on it. It’s light enough to hunt small game with. And it’s accurate enough to win any weekend grudge match.    Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Re-Organizing Rifle Racks

So…we are expanding some rifle racks on another part of the armory. So this self needs to double up while this is happening.        Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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WWII 1911 Training Standards

With all the high speed, low drag training facilities and “Operator /Experts” out there. It’s good to take a step back in time and see where it all started.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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USS America CV-66 SINKEX

A photograph has been making the rounds for a few days. It’s an image of the EX-USS America during it’s SINKEX event back in 2005. Initially the photo was being reported as a “new” unclassified image from the Navy’s very secret report. However after some research, it appears the photo has been in the public domain for some years. I …

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The Bernardelli is Roached

Ok. I’ve been holding these pics back for a few days. I wasn’t sure how best to present them. After some thought, I just figured a gonzo album of the madness is best. Why beat around the bush? This Bernardelli P.One Pistol is in rough, rough shape.  What we know. It was sold to Israel as a police handgun. Eventually …

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GSG MP40

I have been eyeing these from afar for a while and I finally ran across one in a retail establishment. My main interest is not in using it as a pistol, but instead SBR’ing it. But I had some reservations.  Street price? Quality? Ease of SBR’ing.  I don’t have any definitive  answers yet. But I will say that my initial …