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Red Dots on a Plate Rack

Still playing with Officer Mike’s STI DVC-P 2011. As previously stated, this is the first time I have ever put any appreciable time behind a pistol mounted red dot.  By no means have I developed the skill to run one on a social gun. However…today was the first day I ever thought, “This thing is easy to shoot. I could …

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Suppressed 7.5×55

Where has the R8 been you ask? The answer is: I was having multiple barrels threaded for suppressors.  Having never shot a non-factory threaded barrel, I was somewhat worried about baffle strikes.  But my fears were for naught. The machine shop that did the work is run by a very accomplished rifle shooter. The 5/8 x 24 threading is perfect.  …

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3 Second Par Time

Blowing the dust off the VP9 and playing with a 3 second par time. And the video tells the tale: I need to work on one handed shooting in general. Throwing stuff left and right.  Ugh.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HK VP9 17rd Magazines

HK is now shipping 17 round mags direct to customers. They seem just as well made as the 15rd models. Other than the round count on the back, the only obvious difference is the bright red follower.  And for me, that’s an upgrade. I’m liking the “new” H&K.  Sincerely,      Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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? …