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SHS 04: WWI 1911 Pistol

Up next in the Second Hand Showcase series is a WWI issued, Colt produced, M1911. Manufacture date is 1918. The finish appears original and has appropriate patina.  With the 100 year anniversary of the United States entering The Great War / WWI; there has been an uptick in interest in models from this era. What makes them somewhat uncommon is …

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5 Seconds is a Long Time

In the snow.  Draw concealed.  New cover garment.  5 second par time.  5-10-15-20-25-30 yards.  B/C zone IPSC target    Target note: we have this set at 35 degrees so it’s shorter on the vertical than a flat steel target.  https://sitargets.com/product/extreme-angle-rifle-pistol-target-t-post-mount/   IMO, this drill accomplishes quite a bit.  -Draw concealed. -Draw under time pressure. -Implementing Speed vs Accuracy -Distance Shooting  …

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SHS 03: Cobray M11

SHS 03: Cobray M11 In this episode of the second hand showcase we feature a gun that was almost mythological in the 1980s: the Cobray M11.  This gun is in the used showcase at a store in southern Ohio. While this type of firearm isn’t normally respected among the cool kids in the Firemans community; the fact is weapons like …

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Buffalo Bill Museum – My Greatest Regret

It’s been quite some time since I took this video. Near the entrance of the firearms museum were a couple of “shoot-em-up” games.  At the time, my visit was “way too serious” for such child’s play. But every time I look at pics from the trip, I longingly wish I had that decision to make again. Only different.  My advice …

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EP92 – A better T91 Upper, mugshots, David Jewberg scandle

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   Freeze is building a workbench for a new video series. AR Pistol parts show up. Second Hand Showcase Video update and preview. A better and lighter T91 upper. Dropping a shipping container on new range. Russian woman embalmed alive. The US bombs Syria. The “David Jewberg” fake military analyst. Great mug shots. …

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Update on the AR Pistol build. 

Today I received the LPK (Lower Parts Kit) that I ordered as well as a buffer tube assembly and a KAK Shockwave Blade arm brace. I splurged and added a “tactical” ambi sling plate since I do plan on using a sling. Next item on the list is a lower and a BCG.        Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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CMMG Banshee & DefCan

The new one in my armory. 45 ACP SBR with can. Just a loaner, but fun as hell! One of my [FRIENDS] has the pistol in the same chambering, so we’re going to do companion articles. Can pops on and off with a spring-loaded bayonet mount.  They are available in both pistol and SBR formats: 9mm, 45, 300 Blackout, 22 …

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Testing a New Cover Garment…Dry

It’s not high-speed low drag, but successfully drawing a pistol, from concealment, not shooting your self, and getting a first shot hit on the target; is THE skill a civilian should master.  Any change, no matter how small, should be tested and evaluated.  Here I have a new cover garment and am working out the kinks. Starts off ugly then …

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Quiet Time on the Range

Had the CZ 452 out at the range today. I was popping steel at 100 yards. Sometimes you just need to shoot for fun and not worry about groups.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Close Range Steel Testing: 308 Caliber.

So Freeze and I needed to test the High-Angled Target with something closer to worst case scenario: 308 / 7.62 NATO at 80 and then 50 yards.  Freeze used his new Howa 1500 and I used a military surplus Israeli Mauser. The target did well.    Marky Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Russian Sniper Rifle Testing

POTD – Russian Sniper Rifle Testing Some quick pictures from the range today. We were filming the answer to a question a viewer asked. So this is just a preview.  Rifle fired 8 times. Functioned flawlessly 8 times.  Up next, confirmed zero and DOPE building.       Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 02: American Eagle Luger 

Up next in the Second Hand Showcase series is something a little more pedestrian: An American Eagle Commercial Luger.  Model of 1900. Grip Safety. Early scalloped toggles. Chambered in 30 Luger. American Eagle crest prominently displayed on top.  A unique piece of pre-WWI Firearms history. If you wish to contact this FFL about this pistol, click here: john1911.com/second-hand-showcase-inquiry/   Marky …

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Rant – USMC Goes to 300WM for Sniper Rifles

Word came out this week that the USMC is going to phase out their M40a6 7.62 caliber rifles and replace them with a US Navy MK13. The MK13 is a 300WM Long action, Remington 700, in a AI chassis. 300WM is a good move for the USMC. The current chassis systems negate the cheek weld issues of long actions. 300 …