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Target Transitions – Geissele SD-3G Trigger

Freeze and I were out putting in some work. Nothing spectacular by social media standards. But we wanted to get a feel for the Geissele SD-3G trigger with 4.5lb spring.  So what better way to shakedown a trigger, and the user’s chance of having an ND, than shooting target transitions!  3-Targets. Left. Right. Then center steel as a stop plate.  …

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EDC X9L Holes-in-Holes Drill

Some have asked if I shot the EDC X9L for the Holes-in-Holes drill. I did. Here is the best group. The goal is to shoot 5 shots through the same sized hole as the first bullet. So for 9mm, that would be a .355 hole.  Didn’t pull that off here. But it’s the journey, not the destination with such drills. …

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Steel 9mm 1911 Recoil

Some of you have seen my recent MEMEs calling for all 1911s to be in 9mm. And while I understand that is a very provocative idea amongst the traditional 1911 crowd, I really think it has some merit.  Hear me out.  Everybody should have a 45 1911. Let’s assume we all do.  9mm single-stack 1911s are a large percentage firepower …

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Fat Boi

It’s starting to get cold and I need to get used to drawing from sweatshirts. Fortunately I carry the same gun all year round. So I have that going for me.  #fatboi   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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eXperior Trigger Control

The trigger on the Wilson eXperior is much “crispier” than on the EDC X9L. It’s been about a decade since I ran such a trigger seriously for CCW. But it’s kinda like riding a bike. This single stack would make a good backup to the X9L main carry gun. 😇 @wilsoncombat #1911 #shootingsteel #wilsoncombat #experior1911 #9mm1911 #singlestacklife #john1911 Sincerely,  Marky …

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Scope Ring & Base Test

Working with some accessories. Can’t really go into it too much right now, but it involves this base and scope rings combo.  The control items are: Make: Blaser. Model: R8. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok. Caliber: 7.5×55 / 7.5 Swiss / GP11 Barrel: J. Sip & Sons Range: 100 yards.  Angle: Zero. Wind: Zero.  It’s a “3-shot liar’s group”, but I wasn’t …

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eXperior 1911 Dominates 10-8 Test

The Wilson Combat eXperior 1911 has passed the 10-8 Function Test.  What makes this more impressive, is the gun is a single stack, chambered in 9mm, with a GI style, internal extractor.  Between you, me and the wall; I thought no way this gun gets through the test without at least some kind of bobble. But gosh-darn it did!  And …

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Firing the 1891 Rolling Block Pistol

It’s unusual to be able to actually shoot some antique firearms, but being that this is a rolling block pistol in 22 RF; and had a super solid frame and receiver, I decided to play around. Using CCI CB 22 short, sub-sonic, low velocity ammo. Although I’m sure more regular off the shelf 22 ammo would be fine, I didn’t …

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eXperior 1911 AIWB Diagnostics

Playing with a single stack 1911. Wanted to see how it goes drawing, shooting and reloading in my EDC format.  The eXperior seems very nice. Runs good so far. And presents well. Can’t say anything definitive yet, but it’s making a good first impression.  As for the AIWB? I always need to ensure I clear my cover garment. It’s always …

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Wilson eXperior First Shots

So…after the astounding success of the Wilson EDC X9L pistol, I was curious if a single-stack version of the gun was available? It was not. Seems Wilson limits the EDC9 guns to 4” which I have ZERO interest in. But they did offer an alternative. The eXperior 9mm 1911.  So what is this gun? It’s a single stack 1911 with …

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POTD – DOC Shooting SCAR-20s

[Editor’s note] Doc was on the range Friday for a pre-scheduled event. Brought his SCAR-20s.  The SCAR ran fine. The ammo ran fine. But now he has a new problem: This Thunder Beast Suppressor keeps walking off it’s mount about every 9-14 shots.  Officer Mike suggested some O-rings, and DOC is going to call TB today for some advice. —Editor  …

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Walther P38

Per viewer request, we have pulled the Walther P38 out of The Armory and put some rounds through it.  This is a post WWII example, with 6 mags, and a holster. We paid very little for it since it’s not something the typical P38 collector considers desirable.  If you are interested in shooting firearms from WWII, consider purchasing something that …

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Draw From Concealment Work

Just putting in some work with my carry gun: EDC X9L.  I know I kinda harp on it but it needs to be said. If you are a civilian reading this. And you carry a handgun for self defense. The number one skill you will be best served by is drawing from concealment and getting a first round hit.  Look. …

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Personal Training Day

Had the Blaser Tactical 2 out. 308 barrel on. Shooting some of Doc’s 155g hand-loads.  This was a personal training session so I didn’t film any content or produce any articles. But I know some of you like to see the Blaser, so what harm is a few pics?   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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FBI HRT Rifle: 0.14 MOA Group

    Shooter: Officer Mike. Rifle: GAP FBI HRT. Ammo: 168g FGMM. Range: 100 yards.         Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”