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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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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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Upside Down Gas Block

I had an AR build come across the workbench. The owner bought it from the guy who built it. I’m not sure when it was built but apparently it didn’t run.  Upon first inspection I easily found that the buffer retention pin was missing. The first fix on this rifle is installing the missing pin. After installing the buffer retention …

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Chasing Function: Weasel Whacker

New project rolled onto the workbench. Right now its a “Jam-O-Matic”. I’m sure I can get things worked out.       Freeze. www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Spray-Painting the AR Pistol

Since the AR pistol build is complete I decided it needed a paint job. Well…it didn’t need one, but I kind of wanted to put one on it. I’m a huge fan of painting my guns. Since this isn’t a hunting gun or anything with a specific purpose, I decided to play around a bit.  The first thing I did …

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Limiting Com-Bloc Mags For Hunting

One of the states we hunt allow 7.62×39 as a legal rifle caliber. Unfortunately they have a maximum capacity of 10 rounds.  Those that hunt with an SKS don’t have an issue and frankly, those that use an AK don’t either since 10 round mags are easily obtained.  My goto gun happens to be a Czech VZ58. And let me …

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7.62×39 AR Upper

I just picked up a new upper. It has a 16 inch barrel with a 15 inch lightweight keypad hand guard. Chambered in 7.62×39. It will mount on any AR lower but I’m planning on building one for it. I need a winter project and this deal came along at the right time.  16″ Parkerized 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Barrel …

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Single Point Sling

Years ago I purchased a large box of straps, buckles and clips. If I recall correctly they were Swedish Military. Over the last decade I have used, sold and given away a lot of it; but like most things, there is always a bunch of junk laying around in boxes.  The other day I ran across a box with a …

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SAA – AR-15 Lower

Some have asked for pictures of my SAA lower for the AR pistol build. I will keep you updated on what I think of it after we get some time on the gun.    Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AR-15 vs AR Pistol Build

The pistol build is almost done. Here you can see the size difference. On the bottom is a S&W Sporter with a 16” barrel. On the top is a 10.5” barrel pistol build with arm-brace.        Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Race Car, Bar Art

An old hunting buddy owns his own Race Car. He runs it on the Modified Dirt Track circuit. I honestly can’t say I know much about it. But when the opportunity to get an old quarter panel came up, I jumped on it.  Who doesn’t like race car art in their man cave?     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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A Rifle We Should Have Bought: Marlin 44 Mag

Long story short. This came up in an estate sale. I passed on it. Marky then passed on it. And finally my Son-in-law snatched it up. And every year at deer camp, I am reminded that passing it up was a mistake. But at least my SIL has it.    Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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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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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Mossberg 500 Hunting Setup

Our regulars know we are Mossberg fans. Some folks have key’ed in on the fact I’ve been hunting with one Mossberg or another for well over 30 years. So instead of answering the same questions over and over again via email, I thought it was time to set the record straight on video. Here are all my primary hunting shotguns. …