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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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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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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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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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3090 Round Shok-Buff

Back in the old days, it was the consensus to not run Shok-Buffs in working guns. The logic being should the buff come apart, it could lock up the gun at a most unfortunate time. These days it appears Wilson Combat ships their guns with Shok-Buffs from the factory. Since that is OEM, that is what we will run.  Wilson …

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EP-198: The ATF Blinks

Ep198 of the John1911 Podcast. The BATFE blinks on pistol braces. Trump making his naughty list. The nightmare election scenario. Blackwater contractors pardoned. The Stalingrad Rider. Duty to Retreat in Ohio. You want this custom Tokarev. Mutual combat = mutual death.     Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having fun”

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No DIY Trigger Jobs!

You’ll have to watch the video to get the full message and back stories. But in brief, if you don’t know or have the ability to measure metal surface and interior hardness?  If you don’t have the ability to re-harden or re-coat that metal with surface treatments to replicate that hardness?  You have ZERO business engaging in DIY trigger jobs. …

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EP-197: Kimberly Wants It Bad

Episode 197 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: Texas goes after Cheaper Than Dirt. The Senica Run. Second Hand Showcases are back. Jill Biden is NOT a doctor. World Record white tail confirmed. Kimberly Guilfoyle Wants to be First Lady. Colt 1861 musket reproduction. NRA defends NERF Gun rights.       Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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EP-196:We Need Inspector Callahan

Ep196 of the John1911 Podcast is live: BATFE goes after Polymer 80. Remote Controlled Machine-gun attack. Apple security chief arrested in CHL bribe probe. There will be no Trump TV. California needs Inspector Callahan. The student loan crisis is a scam.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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New VZ Grips

I reached out to VZ Grips a few months ago and asked them if they would make me an ivory colored X9 grip similar to the 40th anniversary Wilson Combat guns? And they said yes.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-195: The Missing Gun Appears

Episode 195 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. I found Freeze’s gun. A deep dive on the SIG Cross. Turning a Church into booby bar. GEMTECH Integra 22LR project. Steven Crowder votes once, records show twice. Islandbabe1234’s Free meth ad.   Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Thoughts on SIG P210

Took these shots on Halloween. Officer Mike had already test fired the pistol off camera. But while I have your attention during a “first shots” video, let me share my thinking about this gun.  The SIG P210 is considered an iconic handgun. Especially in the history of military service pistols. Some claim it’s the greatest, most accurate service pistol in …

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Tenicor Holster

Editor’s note: Officer Mike is trying out a Tenicor holster system. Seems like a decent design. The clips used are VERY tough to remove. A good thing. Shown is his duty 2011 and my EDC X9L. The X9L doesn’t completely seat in this example since it’s a 5” gun. But it’s obvious a 5” Tenicor holster system would receive the …

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EP-194: Will Trump Bomb Iran?

Episode 194 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: Will Trump Bomb Iran? Sig Cross rifle recall. Why the BATFE hates braces. Gen. Flynn gets a pardon. 6.5 Creedmoor on the shelves. Lt. Dan gets a leg for thanksgiving.   Danny & Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-193: Dr. Spock Was a Baby Doctor

Ep-193 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. Sen. Portman is more important than you. OH and IL curfews. Politics of Trump pardons. Fox News rating decline. Beachfront Idaho property? SAAMI Specs: 277 Fury and others. Springfield Ronin 10mm. BATFE set to do after “Large Framed” Pistols. Barrett MRAD wins with US Army. Mike Tyson’s Prosthetic Penis.   Danny, Marky …