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EDC Pocket Dump

I don’t believe I have ever done one of these. And if I am being completely honest, it’s because I find most of these “This is my EDC” pictures to be completely fabricated bullshit.  Two guns. 3 knives. All kinds of hidden, fetishized garbage. The entire genre is a dumpster fire of weekend warriors and wannabes.  I’ve carried every day, …

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300 Winchester Magnum First Groups

[Editor’s note:] Doc has shot out the barrel on his 300wm. He replaced the barrel. Worked up various loads. Picked the best. And here he is shooting for groups based on that selection. Basically…this is a full function test and group confirmation before he puts this in the books as THE load.. —Editor   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Headshot Work

Messing with different zero  distances on RDS handguns. 5 shots. 20 yards. Freehand.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Shooting Inside Out

Working on some transition drills. Once you master the plate rack and can burn them all down. Switch to inside out. Or outside in. That will add target transitions to your skill set.  Yes, I am still loving the Wilson EDC X9L 1911. All the ergos of a skinny 1911, but 18+1 to keep the commie hoards at bay.  Definitely …

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The King, Heir, Spare: 2020

One thing with royalty is your position always changes. A Prince or Duke can become King. And eventually all Kings get set out to pasture. The 45 caliber gun on the far right, with real ivory grips, is my old work gun. That gun saw many years of faithful service (including two refinishes and one pistol-whipping) and is now put …

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RDS / Scope Battery Change

Last year I started to put the change date on optic batteries. The Aimpoint shown here hasn’t died, but it is dim. So that was a clue I needed to change it.  I have started doing this on all precision rifle scopes with illuminated reticles. I also keep the info in the service logs for the rifle in question. That …

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Tailgate Lubing a 1911

Everyone understands a traditional 1911 takes a little more maintenance and upkeep to keep in running shape. Especially when compared to modern striker guns. So instead of trying to type all of this out, it is just easier to demonstrate it in a video.  How I keep 1911s running in high round count training cycles. Aka, “Tailgate lubing”.  Here is …

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Fiberoptic Sight – What Happens If?

Long story short: What happens if your fiberoptic front sight falls out?  Nothing.  Long story long: The sight is still useable as I have tried to show in these pics. But I have a confession. This was really user error. Yup. My fault.  A day or two earlier, I had noticed the front sight was getting loose and moving back …

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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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Wilson eXperior – Holes-in-Holes Drill

Got dayum! This gun shoots. Holes-in-Holes drill. 3 yards. 5 shots. Standing 2-handed. 115g mixed case head remanufactured ammo. This Wilson eXperior, single stack, 5”, steel, 9mm 1911 is probably the nicest handgun I have ever, ever shot in the practical world. This gun came to us with me thinking we’d have it 2-weeks tops. Why? I didn’t believe a …

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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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Dropping Guns

It’s been a while since I actually dropped a gun. Or been dropped / fallen / fistfight in a stairwell. It happens. This instance happened while doing sprint exercises.  I figured it was a good time to talk about it. Legit gun wear. And real world perceptions of gun finishes vs online stupid, enthusiast’s collector standards.  Look at the finish …