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Video — My Broken Firing Pin Face

Drive 4 hours to confirm dope out to 1000 yards and firing pin breaks on first shot. That look on my face when I know I’m done for the day. Still laughing about it! Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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USMC Colt M45A1 Decommissioned Pistol

I ran across this pistol recently. It was the first time I have had a chance to actually fondle a “turn-in” M45. As you can see, it has seen quite a bit of use. The seller has been able to determine which unit this handgun served with and has documentation that it is not, “a school house gun”. His words …

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Episode 65 of the John1911 Podcast

  Lefty Democrat attacks GOP Congress members. Lefty Twitter proves the shooting makes them happy. Bernie Bro’s convinced attack is false flag. Will Trump fire Robert Mueller? Glock 19 fails dirt test hard. Battleship USS Texas springs a leak. Walmart lifts limits on 22LR buys. Bill to end BATFE “Sporting Arms” classification. ANTIFA protestor gets felony in Washington State attack. …

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Booby Trapped AK-47

A friend of mine sent me this pic of a AK-47 uncovered in Raqqa, Syria. Apparently it was booby trapped by retreating ISIS fighters. See the special surprise under the recoil guide? Notice the Duracell 9V battery just behind it? Since I am not there I can’t with certainty say “what” is in the package, but the 9V is a …

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POTD — White Steyr AUG

If I ever get an AUG, I’m opting for the Arctic version. Why? Because, “White Steyr” sounds like a cool rock band from the 80’s.   Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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M1909 Blank 30-06

Fun find of the day: I found a stash of 30-06 blank ammo. I don’t really recall where I picked it up at; or why, but I found these to be interesting. They are head stamped, “DA 65”. DA is Dominion Arsenal- Quebec Canada. And they are not the normal 6 star crimp that you see on blanks. Originally they …

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POTD – Daily Carry Life

I’m never without this pistol. Ever. And before this pistol I was never without my previous carry pistol. All day. Every day. Regardless of whatever I’m doing. Doesn’t matter if I’m at the gym. Or in a meeting. Outside humping a trail. Or climbing a tree. I get that many people have their reasons for carrying the pocket rocket versions …

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EP64 – MP40 Re-Pop, Ghost Gun SIG P320, Ross Rifle Rehab Done

Episode 64 of the John1911 Podcast is live. Here are the issues we discuss   The Ross Rifle Rehab is done. IDF Mauser Slings. The Golden Age of Black Racism. Glock loses appeal on the SIG P320. DPRK “heart attacks”. Ghost Guns P320 Trigger Group? ANTIFA protestors get the beatdown. White Marble is racist? Freeze talks about his misspent youth. …

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Press-Check Gone Wrong

Viewer discretion advised. The image shown is being reported as a user mistake while performing a press-check. Caliber 9mm. Ammunition FMJ. The bulk of the damage was likely caused by the expanding gases at contact distances, not the bullet itself. Likely not related, but this image reminds me of the typical injury when reloading a certain style of derringer. But …

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M1905 Mk II Ross Rifle Refurb Complete

We picked up a Ross rifle for the armory. We needed something in British 303 and the Canadian Ross came our way. The rifle is in really great shape but had a few stock issues. Upon inspection, I found 3 cracks in the stock. One was structural, the second was iffy, and the third was cosmetic. The metal is in …

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1941 Indian Motorcycle – US Army Model

Freeze sent these pics over to me today with the following note: “This 1941 Indian is for sale in Pennsylvania. The Craigslist ad is asking $20,000. The owner says everything works with the exception of the horn. I would take up riding again if I had this.” I have to agree. It’s a sweet, sweet bike. And the Tommy-Gun scabbard …

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No. The Army Won’t Go Back to 308

I have been getting hammered with inquiries and comments about the Congressional testimony of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on the US Army switching to 7.62 as a standard service round. That in conjunction with the recent DOD RFP for 5.56 caliber alternatives has the gun-geek community pegging the DERP meter. Here’s the problem: DC is a shit …

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Broom-Handle Mauser: 30 Mauser or 9mm Luger?

One of my regular FFL stores popped up with a Broom-handle Mauser also known as the C96. I have been casually paying attention to them for a while, so when this showed up at the shop, it caught my eye. Off the top of my head, it’s in 30 Mauser. Is refinished. And the stock / holster kit with it …

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Armory Chat 28: Viewer Q&A

Episode 28 of the Armory Chat. Some of the viewer questions with some extra FB live questions tossed in at the end.   What do I think will happen with the M4 and 5.56? Will a new caliber be adopted? I know you prefer Blaser actions. But what do you think is better? Remington 700 or Winchester model 70? The …