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Blaser Barrel Storage

As promised in the end of year review, we will be publishing more precision rifle content from our range. And along with that comes some backend and administrative stuff. The armory still isn’t completely organized from the move. But the commitment to be using more of the precision rifle stuff kinda demands that we focus on organizing that equipment.  A …

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Lost Gun In The Woods

So…I have a story. It’s a first for me which is saying something.  On or about November 10th, I was cutting some trees to reopen trails to the left of the 600 yard impact zone. This section of woods has been effectively closed since early spring of 2020. As to why? The long and short of it is dead ash …

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Professional Photo Test 2

Here is the second gun form the photo test. The previous gun was obviously well worn. Now this example is in much better shape.  Wilson eXperior Single Stack 9mm 1911.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Truth About The SCAR-20

This is the “piece de resistance” of the SCAR-20 series. All your questions answered and rumors addressed: Is the SCAR-20 Accurate?  Is it accurate at longer ranges? Optimal bullet weight selection.  Does a SCAR break optics?  Suppressing a SCAR rifle: Issues & Remedies.  SCAR-17 vs SCAR-20.     Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-200: Situation Normal, All F’ed Up

Ep 200 of the John1911 Podcast: MAGA Violence hits DC. SCOTUS missed their chance. Parlor vs Dominion. Same events, two different stories. Theoretical nuclear Bunker Buster. What happens to Snowden? Impeachment vs Pardon   Danny & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EDC Pocket Dump

I don’t believe I have ever done one of these. And if I am being completely honest, it’s because I find most of these “This is my EDC” pictures to be completely fabricated bullshit.  Two guns. 3 knives. All kinds of hidden, fetishized garbage. The entire genre is a dumpster fire of weekend warriors and wannabes.  I’ve carried every day, …

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300 Winchester Magnum First Groups

[Editor’s note:] Doc has shot out the barrel on his 300wm. He replaced the barrel. Worked up various loads. Picked the best. And here he is shooting for groups based on that selection. Basically…this is a full function test and group confirmation before he puts this in the books as THE load.. —Editor   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Professional Photo Test 1

We had some professional photos taken of the John1911 reference collection. This was done to so what a non-pristine firearm would look like under such conditions.  My old work gun. Ed Brown Executive Elite. 45 ACP. Blued finish. Real ivory grips. Notice how the finish is worn? It’s been refinished once or twice. I can’t recall.  For you collectors out …

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Headshot Work

Messing with different zero  distances on RDS handguns. 5 shots. 20 yards. Freehand.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Strikes

When your gun shoots tight groups and then starts to wander. If there is a suppressor involved, best to pull it and check for baffle strikes.  Doesn’t matter how it was working. Doesn’t matter the suppressor passed an alignment rod check earlier.  Be objective.  Collect your data. From scope mounting up top, action screws below, internal ballistics inside, to the …

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EP-199: Secret CIA Ammo

Episode 199 we are doing something a little different. I have been wanting to get Doc on the pod for a while. So I am kinda forcing the issue on our drive back from the company range. Hopefully what you hear is of enough interest to makeup for the ambient car driving noises. Marky & Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Plate Rack Maintenance 

While shooting some drills on the plate rack, I noticed a plate wasn’t falling that I thought should have. And instead of being target focused, my mind happened to see all the plates relative to each other.  And what do ya know!? The plates aren’t even!  Best I can figure is the heat-cold cycle, along with vibration from impacts, caused …

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Fiber-Optic Front Sight Replacement 

Happy New Year from the John1911 Armory. It’s Friday AM and I am knocking this off the to-do list. Replacing the FO insert on the Wilson Experior 9mm 1911.  Super easy. All you need is a lighter and something to clip the rod with. Actually you could do this on the range if needed. So we keep FO rods in …

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End of Year Update: 2020

We don’t do these very often as I think it’s kind of wasteful and narcissistic. But 2020 has been an eventful year and I think this is a good time to bring everyone up to speed on what went right and what went wrong this year. And what we hope 2021 looks like.  Happy New Year     Sincerely,  Marky …

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Thoughts: Suppressed 22 AR’s

Thoughts: Suppressed 22 AR’s Recently there has been a surge of interest in suppressed 22 AR rifles. I believe this is because a dedicated 22 upper has been released by Gemtech.  Well…I think many of you will be disappointed by the results and I don’t recommend buying one. Let me explain.  We recently did some testing with a 22 conversion …