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3 Second Par Time

Blowing the dust off the VP9 and playing with a 3 second par time. And the video tells the tale: I need to work on one handed shooting in general. Throwing stuff left and right.  Ugh.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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More Mexican Guns

Here is another example of the underground Mexican gun scene. I don’t know if this rifle is owned by good hearted civilians or Narcos.  My contact has gone dark.  But either way consider this: 50BMG is 50BMG. For good or ill, they are out there. Even in “no military calibers” Mexico.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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HK VP9 17rd Magazines

HK is now shipping 17 round mags direct to customers. They seem just as well made as the 15rd models. Other than the round count on the back, the only obvious difference is the bright red follower.  And for me, that’s an upgrade. I’m liking the “new” H&K.  Sincerely,      Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP169 – It Ain’t All Strippers & Burritos

Episode 169 of the John1911 Podcast: Danny gets whacked at gun auction. HK P9s is in. The infamous Liberty Street Shell. Business burglaries up 75%. Fentanyl production down. A political Black Swan Event?     Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Digging Deep

Digging deep into the ammo stash during the COVID-19 shutdown.      “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HP Ammo Expansion Display

I took these pics some years ago at a PD training facility. What you are looking at is a display of various HP bullets and how they performed during various testing.  Some of them are labeled as shot into auto glass. While others are labeled as heavy clothing.  The black boxes are agency labels which I have removed. The agency …

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Rifle Position Retaining Wall

We have mostly been shooting precision rifles from under the shelter. And with that, I have neglected to admin a problem at the main Rifle Shooting Position: Mud.  You see, from this location, we get two specific conditions which are useful for rifles.  The 100.00 yard target stand sits horizontal from this location.  The 200, 300, 450 and 500 targets …

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Ed Brown Extractor Testing

Ok. Have to check the logs, but there are somewhere around 1000 rounds through this gun. I have seen some indications the extractor wasn’t tuned and knew a 10-8 Test was in order.  The result: Basically this extractor has zero tension on it. But the good news is, by the time you watch this, I have already fixed it.    …

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BNVD – Night Vision Binocular 

“Officer Mike” gets all the cool gear for his cool job. Truth is, half the time I don’t even understand what I am looking at. —Editor  NVdevices.com    “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Breaking-in Leather Mag Carrier

So while digging through The Armory’s holster collection, I ran into something I haven’t seen in probably 15 years. A Milt Sparks leather magazine carrier.  Unused.  Needing a mag pouch for the 9mm project, I figured this would be fine. Much like Glocks, accessories for 1911s tend to work across many models and makes. That does not happen for the …

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EP168: Yo Mamma Carries A Mauser

Episode 168 of the John1911 Podcast: Paul Harrell vs Caleb Giddings. Corona Cookies. US DOJ Scares Hoarders. 2 Trillion Dollar Coins? COVID-19: Chinese Test kits don’t work. The Garand Clip Loader is Real! My Mom carries a Mauser HSc.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Mauser HSc

While at The Cody Firearms Museum, I took this picture of a Mauser HSc.  I can only assume this was a WWII German gun that ended up in the Winchester Reference Collection. I also believe Mauser made these after the war as well.  Not something we would realistically pick up for the reference collection since nobody ever really runs into …

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Coyote Down

Gotta keep them predators away from your chickens and goats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Officer Mike is still at it. —Editor     Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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STI DVC-P 10-8 Function Test

“Officer Mike”, has let us borrow this STI 2011 pistol. This is a double stack 9mm with a huge muzzle break on it.  Frankly, not sure what I think about this gun. But it’s growing on me. 9mm 1911s are already weakly sprung. One with a big muzzle break on it, even less so. With that in mind, working the …

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Ross MKII Bolt

Had a reader reach out asking some questions about his Ross MK II bolt. So this video is more directed at him personally.  But perhaps some of you MILSURP guys want a 5 minute gander at an honest to goodness Canadian made, Ross MKII that is marked as US Army Property?    Sincerely, Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”