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eXperior 1911 Pull Weight

After shooting the 30 yard plate rack sequence, we received a few inquires about the Wilson eXperior 1911. In particular what is the pull weight of the trigger? The average taken in this video is 3lbs, 11oz.  Now the next question should be, “Is that measurement accurate?”. And here is where I feel the need to give a few disclaimers: …

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EP-201: The Major O

Episode 201 is in the can. We let this one good a little long since we are behind a bit episode wise: Old men discuss pants. Box Car T-shirt Design. Conway gets the Sheehan treatment. Gold plated Saddam mags. Joe Exotic isn’t gay enough. Estonian service rifle for civilians. Shelby Cobra sells – $5.49 Million. Challenge Coin creds. Exploding vagina …

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WCC Tracer Ammo

1968 manufacture 5.56 tracer ammo. We got it for a project.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Books: Colt & Astra

We occasionally pick up academic literature to support The John1911 Armory’s reference collection. And these two books are an example of that. Book One: A History of The Colt Revolver: 1836-1940.  Book Two: Astra: Automatic Pistols. So why these two books? Simple really. They help fill holes in our knowledge base. We know quite a bit about 1911s. Ditto Soviet …

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Shooting 300WM Re-Barrel 517 Yards

Editors note: Doc was on the range on a cold December day shooting his recently re-barreled 300WM. This is his second barrel on this gun as he shoots 300WM quite a bit. Whenever Doc gets the chance he takes it out beyond 1000 yards.   It may not be the “coolest” gun by today’s internet media standards. But confidence in …

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30 Yard Plate Rack

Got some “me time” in at the range on Sunday. The snow was falling and the steel was cold. Felt like putting some time on the single stack and that is what I did.  After some draws and turns at closer ranges, I started backing up and shooting the plate at 5 yard increments. After I shot 25, I figured …

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Rant – 1911’s Are Not The Best Gun Ever

Rant: It has been my observation that people who fetishize makes and models of guns can’t shoot. Skill is skill. Back when I was running the VP, the HK dorks would roll in looking for validation. Now that I am running a 1911 again, we are seeing the same with that crowd. People don’t care, and won’t remember, what you …

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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 …