View Post

Blaser Tac 2 Law Enforcement Buy

It has been brought to my attention that a US based police department is negotiating a ONE-TIME buy for Blaser Tactical 2 barrels. These would be coming from Germany.  I do not have time lines or prices as they have not been set yet. The purchase will be for barrels only. Not magazines. The calibers available will only be the 4 …

View Post

POTD – Weapon Rack Test

We have installed a small corner of the weapon rack system for the new armory. It’s slow going. Missing parts. This section was supposed to hand 50 rifles.  We can rack 12. Needless to say this is disappointing and inconvenient. Having long guns strewn all over the place makes it hard to work in here.  But we’ll get there eventually.  …

View Post

EDC X9L Spring Change Schedule

The standard spring that comes in this gun is 14lbs. Users can choose to put a 13, 14 or 15lb spring in these guns.  Additionally, users can choose a traditional round-wire spring for a modern flat-wire spring. Wilson pioneered the flat-wire spring for 1911 use some years ago.  So here is the service / change schedule: Round-wire spring service life …

View Post

Mags, Mats and Shok-Buff’s

Generally it is accepted practice to have 3 mags on hand for a pistol to be “useable”. And that is true. For people who don’t really shoot that much.  But if you are a person who measures the number of rounds fired per year by multiples of 1000, three mags is the long way around to the barn door.  Here …

View Post

Blaser Tac 2 Protest Overwatch

With all the Marxist violence that has been taking place across the country, our nation’s SWAT teams have been very busy. Why you ask?  Simple. Do you know ahead of time if the planned protest in your neck of the woods will be peaceful? Or violent? SWAT teams don’t operate behind the curve. If things go sideways? They are ready. …

View Post

Dot Torture Victory

  5 shots. 5 yards. 1 ragged hole. Two handed. EDC X9L. Trijicon SRO. 124g 9mm.  I’ll take it.      Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

View Post

PSA- Stake Those Link Pins

It’s been a long time since I have seen one of these malfunctions. Probably because I haven’t seen a 1911 without a staked link pin in maybe 15 years.  So what am I talking about?  On a 1911 there is a barrel. A barrel link. And a pin that holds the two together. The slide-stop goes through the link when …

View Post

Wilson’s True Zero RDS Mount

We have received some questions and inquiries about Wilson’s red dot mounting system: True Zero.  The True Zero RDS mount consists of cutting the slide for interchangeable plates. These plates correspond to different makes of pistol optics. They also have a rear fixed site that is drift-adjustable.  This system is offered as both a factory OEM option or aftermarket.  At …

View Post

Privately Owned Mexican AR-10

I have held these photos for a while. My source in Mexico has a private gun collection. And most of what interests him are 7.62×51 battle rifles.  So it is no surprise that when he ran across a black-market Armalite AR-10, he snatched it up.  By looking at the markings, it is obvious this rifle originated it’s life somewhere in …

View Post

SCAR-20 Drama Queen

I wish I could say seeing the SCAR-20 get first round hits at range was a blasé thing. But frankly, the SCAR-20 has been quite the troublesome rifle.  Quite.  IMO, the biggest factor is the slow twist rate of the barrel. Something that many EU based rifle makers subscribe to. American shooters like heavy bullets for long range work.  The …

View Post

Buckets of Brass

While cleaning out the old armory, we have worked our way back to the reloading section. Here you will see buckets and buckets of brass. Mostly pistol brass on these shelves. 40. 9mm/380. 45ACP.  Since we have no plans to bulk-load pistol ammo, we will be getting rid of all of this. Doc has already taken the 40.    Sincerely,  …

View Post

POTD – FN 1922

These old FN guns have an interesting and unique approach to ergonomics we don’t see much anymore. One wonders with modern 380 ammo, if maybe something like this might be viable today? I know. I know. I’m the guy who hates pocket-rockets. But I’m also not deaf, dumb and blind either. I see all kinds of pistol manufactures competing to …

View Post

POTD – EDC X9L Fieldstrip 

Another gun was being taken down and the owner wanted to see what the inside of the Wilson EDC X9L looked like. Very much like a standard 1911.  Bushing. Slidestop. GI Plug.  Just some minor, but meaningful tweaks. Do you see some? I’ll do a deep dive later on them.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

View Post

HK P9S Cleaning

After function testing and shooting the police trade-on P9S, it’s time to give it a cleaning.  Certainly a unique pistol with an uncommon locking system. It uses the roller-delayed design one finds in the HK MP5 sub gun and G3 battle rifle.  Also like our HK91/G3, it has a fluted chamber. Which I didn’t expect in a pistol.  It breaks …