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Ep179 – Better Straighten Up And Fly Right

Episode 179 of the John1911 Podcast: The arrogance of the trained. The mob comes for the libs. Tannerite kinda sucks. Dollar Store crime grows. Mel Gibson’s dirty mouth. Navajo Nation to save Remington? Epstein’s GF gets got.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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GA Precision FBI HRT Rifle

So Officer Mike and Doc were back at the 600 yard shooting position testing it out. Not the rifles, but the grade.  Should I put a permanent bench there? Or maybe grade it flat? Perhaps leave the hill to more accurately simulate real world shooting positions?  Not sure. Still deciding. But during all this, I got a chance to see …

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Wilson EDC X9S

  A reader who is following our EDC X9L stories has shared some photos of the sub-compact EDC version. The EDC X9S. This is a 1911 style pistol that holds 10rds, but can also use the 15 and 18rd magazines of the larger guns.  I believe he said his 15rd mag comes with a sleeve to work as a grip …

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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,  …

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Uncommon Remington Derringers

This video features a few not so common derringers that Remington Arms produced in the mid to late 1800’s.  Some may be familiar with these and some may not.  It was an unusual time in history and the “gentleman” needed a way to conceal a carry firearm. One that was capable of more than a single shot.  Something that isn’t …

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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 …

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EP178: America is Still Not Winning

Episode 178 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: Armory move complete. Ron Jeremy gets bent. European SIG in trouble. Chicago style Russian Roulette. Flynn case dropped. Will CHAZ turn into another WACO? Still no RICO charges for rioters.     Danny & Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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”

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EP177: 40k Round Recoil Springs, Armory Upgrades

Episode 177 is in the can. For those who have noticed, out publishing rate has gone down a bit. We are in the process of upgrading the armory and currently don’t have any internet or phones. Hopefully by the end of this week the fiber optic lines will be run. Wilson EDC X9L Spring change rates. Facility upgrades. Trump not …

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COVID-19 / SCAR-20

Doc came out to play during the tail end of the Covid shutdown. Brought his SCAR along and banged steel from 200 yards to 518.    I think it was the first time he’d been out of his house in months.     

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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 …

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Remington M-95 & Saw Handled Derringers

The Remington 2 Shot derringer commonly known as the M-95 Derringer was originally called the Remington -Elliot Derringer. It was made between 1866 and 1935. They made approximately 150,000 in .41 caliber rimfire. They are widely reproduced today.  The Remington “Vest Pocket”, or commonly referred to as the “Saw Handled”, derringer were made between 1865 and 1888. With a production …

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Carry Guns & Gloves

Another thing I like about the Wilson X9L is the increase in trigger-guard size. Any CCW gun that is carried daily ideally should be shootable with gloves on.  The reasons should be obvious so I won’t waste your time explaining why.  What you see here is my large-ish hands wearing chainsaw gloves. Which are my go-to gloves when doing range …

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EP-176: Fake Money, 6mm ARC, LAV 1911 & The Mystic Toad

Ep176 of the John1911 Podcast is live: Interesting perspective on George Floyd 911 Call. Larry Vickers Springfield 1911. 6mm ARC. LARPer arrested in National Guard Line. Chicago killings new record. VZ52 surplus imports. Toad venom death.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun

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Talley Base for Blaser Rifles

Talley has a custom scope base system for the Blaser R8 and R93 rifle system that is pretty neat.  The top half of the rail is removable with different MOA options. The 1913 rails are 0,20,30 MOA. Additionally there is a rail that uses the traditional Talley scope base system. Looking on the internet, you can buy the complete system …