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Armory Chat 26 – Old Guy Air Guns

By popular demand, here is a close up of the GAMO 640 rifle we use for deprivation around the armory buildings. And a bonus, the very first gun I ever owned. The Red Ryder BB Gun my father gave me when I was 8 years old.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat EP25 – Ivory Grips

My story about how I ended up with Ivory grips on a carry gun. How they worked out for a carry gun. And what you can expect to happen to ivory if you carry it.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 23 — CZ Mauser Update and Youtube Alternatives?

Been a little while since we have done a Armory Chat live. For that I apologize. It’s been very busy around here for a few weeks. Freeze has finished rehabbing the CZ Mauser and it looks GREAT! Check it out. We are excited to take it to the range. Also with all the Youtube demonetization drama, do our viewers have …

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How Tomahawks Work

US sea based cruise missiles have been in the news lately. And I figured I would take this opportunity to show the full flight profile of them. The media is showing the ship board launches, but once they get some speed and deploy their control surfaces, they in essence operate like an airplane. A 400mph airplane. And that number is …

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Blaser Tactical 2 Barrel Installed

Blaser tactical 2 556 barrel is ready to go. Scope installed. Eye relieve set. Having a 223 caliber precision rifle is always very handy for inexpensive position practice. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Damn. I Need to Buy Scope Rings

Was hoping to be able to mount this scope with rings we have in the armory. Turns out, the Badger 1.125 high rings are just a hair too short. I mean just a hair. The bell just barely contacts the base. I could shim it, but just learned we have a standing credit with a vendor, so we’ll just cash …

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Behind the scenes: Remington 244 vs Winchester 243

This was recorded by accident during a cease fire. Turns out, the conversation was pretty interesting. Here’s why: Today, we see a big push in the PRS series for “better & better” 6mm rounds. 6×47, 6mmBR, 6CR. Turns out everything old is new again. Now I’m not saying these rounds don’t deliver. They do. But for my applications, 243/6mm is …

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Minigun Shoot

Sometimes Scott Mayer just sends me random stuff that he’s doing. From the looks of it, he seems to be hanging around some Mini-Guns. His note says that this particular weapon is only firing at half-speed of 3000 rounds per minute. —Marky, Editor   Scott Mayer www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video —My 2 o’clock Appointment

My schedule is electronic. People can add stuff to it as they see fit. I am still surprised when I occasionally move stuff back and block out a window, people will come to my office and try to steal it back. I don’t publish the content of every appointment on my calendar, but when I start blocking out time with …

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SPAS-12 Reproduction Sling

The final item in the SPAS-12 “project” (Nod to the actual SPAS-12 Project — SPAS-12.com) is a reproduction “correct” sling. The good news is it’s very affordable. We had it delivered for just around $20.00.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Replacing Buffer on SPAS-12 Shotgun

Here is a time-lapse video showing how to install a replacement buffer in a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun. It took me 12 minutes and this was my first time EVER detail stripping or putting one together. I made few mistakes, but those are noted in the video so you don’t. Special thanks to the SPAS-12 Project for the support on getting …

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Armory Chat EP22 — Bolting Stuff to Your Rifle

Armory Chat EP22. It seems there are some people who might need some explanation on how to bolt stuff to your rifle. It’s not as simple as screwing down a nut or throwing a lever. You need to consider the recoil impulse of the rifle and how that can knock stuff loose.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Smith Enterprises Vortex Flash Hider

A friend of ours switched from his factory FN muzzle break to a Smith Enterprises Vortex. And it was like a whole new gun. The blast and noise were noticeably less, and it even appears that possibly the harmonics tightened up the 175g groups.       Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”