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PSA 16″ Upper

I ran across a pretty good deal on an AR15 complete parts kit. Palmetto State Arsenal was running a sale and I jumped on it. I figure that a 16″ in 5.56 wouldn’t be bad to have.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AIWB 1911 Safety

I have heard about holsters that would activate the 1911 safety should the user forget. We might even have some somewhere. But it was a pleasant surprise to find the Keeper’s Concealment AIWB holster has this feature.  No. I don’t depend on it. But it’s nice to know it’s there. Additionally one of the kicks against ambi-safeties on 1911s is …

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Attempted Gun Theft at Airport?

I have been sitting on this story for a few little bit. First of off, I am not 100% sure about it. And two, I didn’t want to toss accusations against any particular airport or city without all the facts.  However, I have noticed that my TSA pistol case seems to have external damage. And not only that, but actual …

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Horse Mat Flooring

We are doing some upgrades to The Armory. And it was suggested that one of the rooms could benefit from horse stall mats.  These are sized 4×6’ and quite thick. Each sheet weighs 100lbs. So yes, you are looking at 2000lbs sitting on top of the Diamondback cover.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 60: Les Baer 9mm Commander

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a new gun. And I know that since the story is…customer ordered it, and then wasn’t in a position pay for it once it arrived.  I would hate to be in that predicament. Either as customer or the gun shop. Probably not the first, or last, time this …

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EP163 – Keeper’s Holster, Trump Pardons, Mini Mike 2020

Episode 163 of the John1911 Podcast:   Keeper’s Concealment Holster in. Trump Pardons. Bobcats in Ohio. 10mm Kimber 1911’s. Coronavirus. George Zimmerman is still nuts. Mini-Mike and Mini Oreos. Avenatti gets bent. Are deer smart?     Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 59: Kimber 10mm 1911

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a dream gun for many of us 1990’s gun owners. A new production 1911 in 10mm with all kinds of “custom” features.  Admittedly I still feel the pangs of desire, but enough about my emotional problems (sic). The details: Make: Kimber Model: Stainless Target II. Caliber: 10mm Barrel: …

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SHS-58: FNS-9 w/ 6 Magazines

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we have a pistol I am very familiar with: The FNS-9. This example seems hardly used: Make: FNH Model: FNS-9. Caliber: 9×19/9mm. Barrel: 4” Capacity: 18+1. Action: Semi-auto, striker. Box and papers: Yes. Magazines: 6 Nightsights: Yes/dim.  Rail: Yes-1913. Magazine release: Full-Time Ambi.  Slide-stop: Full-time Ambi.  Frame-size: Full / Service Size. What …

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Remington 1858 Cartridge Conversion

Remington started converting the 1858 revolver to cartridge conversions in 1868. Due to patents held by Smith & Wesson on the bore thru cylinder; they had to make an agreement, and pay a fee to them for each gun converted.  Although private gunsmiths did convert Remington New Model Army revolvers to shoot cartridges, most were done by the Remington factory …

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SHS 57: Ruger Model 44 Carbine

If you are a fan of the 10/22 but always wanted it in a bigger caliber? Then this could be the gun for you: Make: Ruger. Model: 44 Carbine. Caliber: 44 Magnum. Capacity: 4+1. Action: Semi-Auto. Sights: Buckhorn style / brass bead. Finish: Blued. Buttplate: Factory plastic.  Not really sure, but I suspect the previous owner was either a collector …

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EP 162 – Blue Finish is The Worst, Pocahontas & The Bay Watch Babe

Episode 162 of the John1911 Podcast is now live:   Walther Q Match. Beretta 92x Performance. Dry-Fire wears bluing off. Who will win the DEM primary? Ohio Governor has secret Anti-2A PAC. Warren and Pamela both have their price. The Left has ALWAYS hated Roger Stone. VA bans new suppressors. The $3k Valentines Day woman. SEAL Team 6 Catfish Conviction. …

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POTD – Walther Q5 Match SF

Had a chance to handle one of these today. Just in a guns store. And as I expected, if you like the VP9 ergs? You will like the Q5 ergonomics.  Now let me give you a data point from experience on a spec sheet: This gun is heavy. And I mean super heavy. So much so, most modern striker shooters …

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Blaser Barrel Screw Comes Loose

Quick workbench update. We had a Blaser R8 barrel mounting screw come lose in the block. I didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. And I had tightened it quite a bit.  How to get it out? Turns out, I did not have the tools or thread sizes necessary to accomplish the task. Well…to accomplish the task …

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Always Save The Mojo

Outtake from a range session this weekend.  It’s goofy.  It’s short. And most of you it will be lost on.  However…I thought it was a good opportunity to make a point. Especially for the less experienced shooters. We all want perfection. We all want it done right. We all want it to go off without a hitch: The grip, the …

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Ep161- Bushmaster & DPMS Closed, Glock 17 on NYC Plane, Dem Demise

Episode 161 of the John1911 Podcast: Chinese medicine, Coronavirus & poaching. Former UK PM bodyguard drops Glock 17. Will AOC challange Schumer? The Virginia ALL WEAPONS BAN – AWB. Closed: Bushmaster, DPMS, Stormlake & TAPCO. Trump’s payback. Danny wants a raise.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”