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Pistol Pit Retaining Wall

Pistol Pit Retaining Wall Well the day has finally come. It’s time to “start” the fix on the pistol pit. The one mistake I made during construction was I didn’t specify any type of retaining wall in front of the pit.  Why was this a mistake. Why? Erosion. The wall doesn’t keep the berm from collapsing. What it does is …

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Internal vs External Extractors on 1911s

While setting up the reset rope on our new falling plate rack, I address my personal feelings about the internal vs external 1911 debate.  I can’t promise I will be able to address e-mail question with a video, but I do promise at the very least; you will get a response from me.  If you do not, then mostly likely …

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Have You Ever Lost Your Gun?

This photo was sent in by one of our executive team. This was not at our office. The gun pictured is not ours. And the location is not a piece fo property we own, use or are in control of.  This image was taken before 9am outside what I would call a Class B commercial property. If I were to …

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HK 20 Round Magazine Dry Practice

So in between live-fire exercises, I took a few minutes to familiarize myself with the 20 round, factory, HK, VP9 magazine. You’d think it wouldn’t be that big of a transition. And it’s not. But it defiantly isn’t the same (for me anyway) as grabbing and stuffing a 15 round mag into the pistol.  While this isn’t cool, or sexy …

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The Old Man And The Fortee

One thing about Doc and handguns is he always shoots the same gun. The Smith & Wesson M&P in 40 S&W. I don’t know exactly when he went to 40, but it’s fair to assume it happened when 40 was, “The Thing” in law enforcement.  Time marches on. The 40 has fallen. And the 9 has risen. But why should …

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SCAR-20 155g Bullet Test

So Doc is finishing up his load testing with his new SCAR-20s. And the results with the 155g loads were eye opening.  I know FN gave the SCAR a slow twist rate, but this test seem to confirm it does like the lighter bullets very, very much.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Family Heirloom

This belongs to Freeze’s father. So that would be great grandpa Freeze. If I recall the story correctly? It was brought back by another family member during World War II. We were shooting at the company range a while back and I snapped a photo of it. If your family has heirloom firearms? I suggest you make it clear that …

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Various Shooting Bags

About a year ago, I decided to up by shooting bag game. As such, I have been buying and playing with quite a few variants. While I am not in a position to choose one vs the other, perhaps the home gamer might get some ideas.  These first two mags are my original rear bags. I’ve been running these for …

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Background Checks on What?

How to solve America’s gun problem. Re-institute the nationwide, involuntary, community control, mental health system.  Bring back mental health adjudication in the courts. And build mental health hospitals to administer or  house these people. Stop letting obviously crazy people walk the streets. Or live under bridges. Or sleep in parks. Or continually be the subjects of the same 911 calls …

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Mexican Valmet

Usually when you see pictures of guns in Mexico, it’s from news report or a NGO discussing the drug war. All of which is apropos.  However…The Other Side of the Story I do hear occasionally from private individual gun owners in Mexico. Almost without fail, they are asking questions about historical or rare firearms. But what popped into my inbox …

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Not Everything That Glitters is Gold

While at the Indy NRA Show, I happened upon Bruce Gray’s booth. Grayguns has been around for quite a while and has a stellar reputation.  When I saw he had a SIG P320 X-Frame gun on the table, I was legitimately excited. Having never fired a 320 (that I recall anyway), playing with an X-Frame version at a local gun …

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T91 Clone Needs NARCAN

It’s been a busy year as you are aware. So just now getting around to test firing the T91 clone. The first thing I noticed when operating the action is how heavy the recoil buffer is. It’s crazy heavy. But that is what T91 tactical recommended for mitigating bolt carrier tilt.  In hindsight it’s obvious this spring weight is too …

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Tactical Cosplay

Always ask questions. Always ask why. Because the whole, “This is the way we do it” justification might be based on erroneous information.  The photo: Taken outside the location where a subject known as Soulja Boy was arrested. Without casting aspersions on the people in the photo, or Soulja Boy for that matter, let me tell you what I see: …

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POTD – HK VP9 Magwell

Those who remember my previous experience with VP9 magwell’s might be cringing in horror at this sight. But alas, I would like to find an aftermarket magwell option for the VP.  But why now? Simple. HK has released factory 20 round VP9 magazines. They are extended anyway. So we will give this a shot. I figure it can’t hurt. And …