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SHOK-Buff Change – 4000 Rds

Taking care of some old business.  I changed the SHOK-Buff in the EDC X9L at 4000 rounds.  Here are some up-close pics of the buff should you be interested.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-209: John Wayne Was Bald!?!?

Episode 209 of the John1911 Podcast: Youtube attacks us. Systemic non-compliance. The most famous samurai sword. Stolen Ferrari F50. NRA & BLM have same benefits apparently. Always watch the full body camera. Pelosi says no court packing. Listener questions.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The New Browning A5

Finally saw one of these new Browning A5’s in a shop. Figured it would be fun gun to play with. Of course it doesn’t use the original long recoil action of the original shotguns. But neat anyway. Then I saw the price. I could buy a real A5 for way less than that! Hard pass.  No… Crazy hard pass.    …

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EP-208: His Dog Rides The Short Bus

Episode 208 of the John1911 Podcast is now live.   Biden’s Gun Control Executive Orders. MLB debacle. Getting ready for 2021 range maintenance. What’s wrong with NASCAR. Will the DOD release a M17A1? Freeze’s “very special” dog.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Rant – Coming Clean About Col. Jeff Cooper

Putting my feelings on the record since the #1 vector of attack regarding my Yaqui holster video; typically uses the false logic of, “derp derp Colonel Jeff Cooper derp derp”. Anyone making that argument is doing The Good Colonel a disservice. And quite literally betraying everything his legacy was supposed to stand for! Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — PTR-MP5

Ran into one of the new PTR MP-5’s while hitting various gun shops. Seems very interesting. My first impression is the word, “lite”. As in not heavy. Very lite.  I recall the real MP-5’s as being quite a bit heavier than this. Perhaps it was because of original lights and suppressors from HK? Dunno.  But this leaves a good first …

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Full Report — M17-M18 Safety Failures

There is a bulletin floating around various US Military commands about problems being seen with the new service pistol. In particular, they are seeing failures of the thumb safety mechanism.  If I read the report correctly, it appears the external thumb safety still functions, but an internal firing pin block is being sheared off somewhere around 5000 to 6000 rounds. …

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Glock Red Trainers

A few weeks ago we discussed a FBI marked Glock red trainer that sold on the civilian market for $4000. Needless to say that got my attention! While Glock red trainers do cost more than functional Glocks, it’s only by about 20% or so.  Well…that story brought up a lot of questions about the Glock red guns in general, and …

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Steyr GB Pistol

Been looking for one of these for quite a while, but the prices on the auction sites never seemed appropriate to what their real worth is.  And it took a while, but my persistence paid off. Found one of these sitting in a gun store on the East Coast. Priced cheaper than a new Glock.  This video is just a …

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EP-207: That’s Not-cho Truck

Ep-207 is in the can: Why NY State isn’t prosecuting LaPierre. Announced – Ammo prices to rise. Listener questions. Use Twitter, lose your future. MAC’s SVD drama. SIG starts a competition series. Glock offers French Army clone. Can a wad blowup a shotgun? 45-70 kaBooms a revolver. Media spins Atlanta & Colorado shootings. Man steals Doritos’ truck.   Danny, Marky …

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Dan Wesson Pistol Pack

On pod a few weeks ago, Freeze was discussing the CZ purchase of Colt firearms. On change he suggested that took all of us off-guard is the suggestion that CZ make a Colt Python Pistol Pack. Much like the Dan Wesson version.  I don’t know how feasible it is considering the need for feeler gauges and how things work with …

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Beretta 92X Performance First Shots

Ok. First shots with the 92x are in the can. Shoots very well. VERY. I didn’t include pics of the paper groups. But it’s 5 rounds holes in holes standing. For me, that’s as good as it gets.  Yes, some will perceive the gun as heavy, but that’s relative. Anyone who carries a full sized service pistol with 17 rounds …

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Rant – Stop Blaming The Ammo Supply

I have noticed all during the pandemic that people blame the current ammo supply situation for their lack of training. I have bit my tongue long enough. It’s bullshit.   Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Beretta 92X Performance Overview

So yes we finally scored one. The new cocked-n-locked Beretta 92 that was all the rage at SHOT a while back.  Lots of really neat touches on this example. The maturity of the 92 design shows through here. If you are a Beretta guy, I suspect you will love it. If you are a 1911 guy, I suspect you will …

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FBI Glock 17PM

So…have you ever seen a factory original Glock pistol that is worth $4000? How about one that is not even a functioning firearm? Well that is what we have here.  For those who are not aware, Glock offers a series of training Glocks to LE agencies. These are not prohibited from being owned by the public, it’s just they are …