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Podcast Rant – 3D Guns are Bullshit

Rant: Do I support 3-D printing technology? Yes. Do I support the right of individuals to create 3-D printed guns? Yes. Do I think 3-D printed guns are viable? No. I think they are bullshit. Marky John1911.com ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Silencerco Maxim 9

I am not sure what to think about these guns. I like the concept. I like the caliber. I like that it’s shorter than most pistols with a can screwed on. I just can’t decide if the juice is worth the squeeze.  It’s still too large to be practical. And I bet holsters are a nightmare.  But here’s the other …

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SHS-27: Excell Shotgun (Benelli clone)

So what we have here is very interesting shotgun. Especially for the price. In essence it is a clone of a very expensive Benelli semi automatic, tactical shotgun.  “So what?”, you ask.  Here’s the kicker. It’s significantly cheaper than a Benelli. As in a fraction of the price. Literally a fraction. Have your interest yet? The specs: 12 gauge,  semi …

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POTD – Browning BDM Standard Capacity Magazine

There. Found a standard capacity magazine for the Browning BDA 9mm Pistol. #john1911 #browning #browningbda #9mm #guns #pistol #standardcapacity #oldschoolcool #referencecollection #guncollection       Marky  www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS-26: Second Chance Glock 22

So…how to even begin. It’s a Glock. Model 22. 40 caliber. Beyond that I’ll have to leave it up to the next owner.  Enjoy the video. I took some liberties. No harm, no foul. I imagine the market will dispose of this example accordingly.      If you wish to contact this FFL about this pistol, click here: john1911.com/second-hand-showcase-inquiry/   …

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POTD – Re-Organizing Rifle Racks

So…we are expanding some rifle racks on another part of the armory. So this self needs to double up while this is happening.        Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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USS America CV-66 SINKEX

A photograph has been making the rounds for a few days. It’s an image of the EX-USS America during it’s SINKEX event back in 2005. Initially the photo was being reported as a “new” unclassified image from the Navy’s very secret report. However after some research, it appears the photo has been in the public domain for some years. I …

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The Bernardelli is Roached

Ok. I’ve been holding these pics back for a few days. I wasn’t sure how best to present them. After some thought, I just figured a gonzo album of the madness is best. Why beat around the bush? This Bernardelli P.One Pistol is in rough, rough shape.  What we know. It was sold to Israel as a police handgun. Eventually …

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GSG MP40

I have been eyeing these from afar for a while and I finally ran across one in a retail establishment. My main interest is not in using it as a pistol, but instead SBR’ing it. But I had some reservations.  Street price? Quality? Ease of SBR’ing.  I don’t have any definitive  answers yet. But I will say that my initial …

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Bernardelli P.ONE – P018 Takedown

How to Takedown and reassemble a Bernardelli P.One Pistol. And from what I can tell, a P018 pistol as well.  Points of interest. The slide-stop is the initial part that needs to be removed. Once you have the pin in the correct location to push it, it is still retained with some force. Much more than what American shooters are …

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Camp Perry is Dead

As much as it pains me to write these words, there is no denying it anymore. Camp Perry fell apart for us during the 2017 season. And we were told by officials it was because they had moved the match dates. But no worries, 2018 would be back on track.  That is not the case. Camp Perry has suffered the …

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SHS 25 – Winchester 12 Shotgun 

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, I have found what I think might be a good project gun. An old Winchester Model 12 hunting shotgun. Perhaps this might make a good project gun if we can get it for a good price? Specifically converting it to a riot-gun configuration. Translation: cut it to 18-20 inches.  Here are the …

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SHS 24 – Ruger Redhawk 45 Colt / 45ACP

Every rule is made to be broken. And so it is with this Revolver. What we have here is a Ruger Redhawk chambered in both 45LC & 45ACP. The cylinder is recessed to accept moon clips for the ACP round.  Personally, and I know this is sacrilege, I have never been a huge fan of Ruger revolvers in general. Nothing …

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POTD – Walther P1

I haven’t touched a Walther P-38 / P-1 in 10 to 15 years. But thanks to AIM surplus, we now have a nice reference example for the Armory. 82 Production. 6 mags. Leather holster.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 23- 1927 Tula Mosin-Nagant Rifle

We can’t feature second hand guns without eventually running across a Mosin-Nagant rifle. Why? Because they made about 37 million of them (37,000,000).  What particularly drew my attention to this example was the combination of Hex Receiver, bayonet, early date of production, and overall good condition. Although I am sure it was arsenal refinished at some point in it’s life …