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Ed Brown Extractor Testing

Ok. Have to check the logs, but there are somewhere around 1000 rounds through this gun. I have seen some indications the extractor wasn’t tuned and knew a 10-8 Test was in order.  The result: Basically this extractor has zero tension on it. But the good news is, by the time you watch this, I have already fixed it.    …

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STI DVC-P 10-8 Function Test

“Officer Mike”, has let us borrow this STI 2011 pistol. This is a double stack 9mm with a huge muzzle break on it.  Frankly, not sure what I think about this gun. But it’s growing on me. 9mm 1911s are already weakly sprung. One with a big muzzle break on it, even less so. With that in mind, working the …

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That Was Ugly

Just shooting a modified head-shot standard since that is the target I had in the truck.  Frankly it could have gone better. Going to have to tighten it up.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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STI DVC-P Break-In

Officer Mike is letting me play with his STI DVC-P. He needs it broken in, and we are just the folks to do that!  Note: It’s his pistol, RDS, and X300 light. This configuration is how he gave it to us. Additionally, I believe this pistol needs 1000 rounds for break-in according to the manufacturer.  More to come.  Sincerely,    …

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Ed Brown Shooting Dots

Still trying to get back up to speed on running, shooting and driving 1911’s. Some good here. Some, “meh”.  Also…I will have another video on the, “extractor issue”.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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One-Reload-One 9mm 1911

Trying to shake down the Ed Brown 9mm AND get back up to speed on running a 1911 safety. So while this drill isn’t record setting by any stretch, it is putting in the work.  The target turned out to be a little farther than 5 yards. Closer to 7. But no big deal. Still got my hits on that …

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Wilson 9mm Magazine Test

So…while shaking down the Ed Brown, I have decided that I want to use the 10 round magazines that Wilson Combat has come up with.  So far, so good.    I did have a malfunction which you will clearly see on video. But speaking from experience as someone who “used” to run 1911’s exclusively? That looks like extractor tension.  And…spoiler …

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The Bionic Trigger

So…what happens when you take an old MILSURP collector, stick a 3-Gun trigger in his hand and roll tape? In short…all the proof Youtube needs to never…ever…allow us to monetize videos.  But…the Geissele SD-3G trigger is pretty good!    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Fine Tuning Zero

One thing I have always liked about nice 1911s is how consistently one can shoot itty-bitty groups of the desire or need arises.  I have some doubt as to the utility of the feature, but it is there on some guns. Note, the VP9 shoots about the same.  Note I am using the corner of the index card and center …

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9mm 1911 In The Snow

So after installing the new magwell and sear spring, it was time to function test the gun. And the Good Lord blessed me with a snowy day. Which keeps the masses away.  Quiet day on the range.  Make: Ed Brown. Model: Executive Target. Caliber: 9mm. Barrel length: 5”.  Capacity: 8-10 depending on mag.  Overall everything went well. One failure to …

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Gemtech Integra – Still Chasing Function

Title says it all. Cheapammo sent over some Hornady Frontier 55g ammo for the Gemtech Integra.  It does run better. Which isn’t saying much. But it also appears that “maybe” I get less stoppages with PMAGS than with metal GI mags.  At this point I think it might be time to test 62g ammo. If it doesn’t settle down then? …

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Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10: Resolution

Special note: Some minor audio issues with the popping since the wind was very high that day. 20+ mph.  So this is a chapter 2 video to the original, “Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10”.  The owner of the rifle has installed an adjustable gas-block which has given him the ability to control bolt speed. Additionally, while trying to diagnose the issue, he …

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300WM Barrel Shot Out

Doc has been suspicious for over a year that his 300WM’s barrel is shot out.  The rifle: Remington 700 Sendero. Years owned: 22. Rounds fired: 1410.  Caliber: 300WM.  How can he tell? The rifle used to shoot 1/2MOA with his hand-loads. But over time, that has degraded. Not dramatically, but consistently. No big deal really.  But over the past year …

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Primer Locks Up SCAR-20

This happened over the summer. While shooter was running handholds in his SCAR-20, the system jammed and couldn’t be cleared.  It had to be mortared to clear the live round in the chamber.  Ultimately we discovered that a loose primer had wedged itself into the mechanism. This caused the rifle to not fire since it was out of battery. Which …

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Zeroing Thermal Scope With Hand-Warmer 

Watching Doc and guest zero their pig guns. This shooter is setup with a thermal scope since most pig hunting is done at night.  I have zero experience with thermal and night vision so I thought the hand-warmer thing was a neat trick.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”