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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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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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Empty Chamber Slide Drop – How It Happens

1911: Empty Chamber Slide Drop – How It Happens I have noticed a sudden uptick of interest in a video we made a few years ago regarding dropping a slide on an empty 1911 pistol chamber.  That video discusses what the acton does to a 1911 and at what threshold it becomes an issue. <CLICK HERE FOR THAT VIDEO> This …

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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”

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Debugging a Holster

I am a big believer in dry-fire. Especially when shaking down new gear.  So today I am practicing with my new JM Custom Kydex AIWB holster: Wilson EDC X9L / light rail / RDS cut. I don’t have a whole lot of time with this holster so my observations right now might not stand the test of time.  Additionally…I am …

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Eat Your Heart Out 

Officer Mike sent this over after seeing Doc’s SCAR-20 Group.  —Editor       Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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JM Custom Kydex EDC X9L

Tell you what. This JM Custom Kydex AIWB holster is spot on for fit for the EDC X9L. I HATE changing guns and holsters.  The gun is done. Now it’s time to give this holster a try. My only regret was getting soft loops. I prefer a hard loop and will look on their website to see if I can …

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Does Brass Hit The SRO?

A viewer was looking at some images we posted of the SRO a top the EDC X9L. The SRO attached shows some wear on one of the front bezel’s. He asked is that was from brass hitting the optic?  My initial reaction was no. I had never perceived any brass bouncing off the glass or SRO housing under use. I …

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Dot Torture Victory

  5 shots. 5 yards. 1 ragged hole. Two handed. EDC X9L. Trijicon SRO. 124g 9mm.  I’ll take it.      Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SCAR-20 Drama Queen

I wish I could say seeing the SCAR-20 get first round hits at range was a blasé thing. But frankly, the SCAR-20 has been quite the troublesome rifle.  Quite.  IMO, the biggest factor is the slow twist rate of the barrel. Something that many EU based rifle makers subscribe to. American shooters like heavy bullets for long range work.  The …